Developer appeals against 'mega-cul-de-sac' rejection - The Leamington Observer

Developer appeals against 'mega-cul-de-sac' rejection

Leamington Editorial 29th Mar, 2021   0

A DEVELOPER has made an appeal to the Secretary of State after Warwick District Council rejected its  ‘mega-cul-de-sac’ plans.

Developer AC Lloyd had submitted an application to build a development around the size of 13 football pitches on land off Chesterton Gardens near Sydenham.

And despite the council’s planning officers recommending permission, it was refused by the Planning Committee due to concerns around highway safety.

Now the house-builder has lodged an appeal against the rejection by the council it claims ‘comprised unreasonable behaviour’.

Over 100 people objected to the plans, along with Whitnash Town Council, with concerns about access and limited number of bus stops, to name a few.

Councillor Mini Mangat spoke out about her fears around pollution and health while Green party councillor Will Roberts said if permission had been granted it would have turned the area into a ‘mega cul-de-sac’.

But the developer argues there was no objection raised by the Highway Authority, and the proposed site is in full accordance with policies outlined in the district council’s Development Plan.

The company has compiled a list of mitigation measures including a traffic calming scheme, provision of pedestrian and cycle links within the site and measures for enhanced glazing and/or mechanical ventilation to address noise impact where necessary.

The developer’s appeal statement concluded: “There was no technical evidence whatsoever to support the council’s refusal, notwithstanding the fact that both reasons for refusal concerned technical subjects. It is therefore considered that the council’s conduct comprises unreasonable behaviour.”


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