by nigellong on 19 August, 2013
The result of the recent planning appeal for land at Harewood farm has just been announced
The application was for up to 150 homes to be built on a parcel of land to the side of the Harewood mobile home park and the Ox Drove.
The Northern Area Planning Committee had turned this application down on the grounds that it was too close to the Walworth industrial estate, no over riding need for theses homes & building in the county side . But the applicant decided to go to appeal against this decision.
The decision of the inspector, after a four day public hearing in the Andover Guildhall, was to allow the appeal. Therefore outline planning permission is granted for development of up to 150 homes with associated access, public open space & attenuation ponds. In accordance of the application ref, 12/01611/FULLN
The planning inspectors conclusion was that the council is unable to demonstrate a five year a land supply with a 5% buffer, as a result the policy SET 03 is not up to date.
I am disappointed that this has been given permission, i did vote against this when at the planning committee. Especially when we have a large amount of new housing at Picket Twenty, Picket Piece, Agusta Park & East Anton.
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