Thursday, June 09, 2011
Planning permission refused
After a long discussion with some tremendous speeches made by the public and some unexpected contributions from councillors, it was moved by Cllr Junab Ali, seconded by Cllr Fionuala Foley, that planning permission should be refused. The vote was 9-2 with the majority of the planning committee members voting for refusal.
The members were placed under a lot of pressure to vote through the planning application, but they stood firm.
The main reasons given to refuse include traffic and transport matters, sustainability matters, impact on views from the North Wessex Downs AONB, heritage (ie Richard Jefferies) value, public opinion etc.
WELL DONE EVERYONE!!!
The developers will appeal.
It is now important that policy NC3 is thrown out of the emerging Swindon Core Strategy.