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.
The developers will appeal.
It is now important that policy NC3 is thrown out of the emerging Swindon Core Strategy.


Anonymous said...

they can try and appeal but it will fail-the u.s environment agency makes laws required to protect and safeguard huaman health and environment,yes that does mean no dirty yuppie flats that settles any further idiots who think they can build on nature illegaly..................!!!!our laws are exectly the same.

Anonymous said...

natural law also protects the environment,,natural law is opposed to man made objects,man made law and takes precedence over all other laws as higher law,thus if needed voiding all other laws to protect nature for future generations...planning is illegal end need no more proof.