Category Archives: Housing Developments

Gladman Appeal Withdrawn

Gladmans have withdrawn their appeal relating to application 9/2017/0095 (refusal of 150 dwellings at Weston Road). As a consequence, South Derbyshire District Council’s refusal of permission stands good. This is a good outcome with Gladmans recognising the strength of the Local Plan

Planning Application For Gypsy Site

A planning application has been submitted proposing change of use of agricultural land to a permanent residential caravan site for 6 Gypsy families with amenity blocks on Shardlow Road, Aston on Trent.

Application Reference 9/2017/0893 on SDDC website

As the overwhelming consensus from local residents is to object to this application, we have detailed below a few pointers to assist you with your objection letters. Having consulted with South Derbyshire District Council Planning Dept. anyone wishing to object to the above application should focus their comments around Policy H22 and BNE4 of the local plan part 1.  We would advise you to read section H22 as you will find areas to object to.

Other useful documents are the government’s Planning Policy for traveller sites to be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/457420/Final_planning_and_travellers_policy.pdf

Criteria used for previous objections, against local planned developments during the last 18 months, are still valid for this application.

Eg. Outside settlement boundary / loss of best and most versatile land / effects on schools & doctors / road safety issues / their application says there is a footpath outside the site – there isn’t and as far as we know Derbyshire County Council have no plans to complete the path from Aston to Shardlow. There is also no specific allocation for any development in this area, within the local plan. It may be useful to look at the refusal notices for previously rejected applications in the village,

For your objection to be accepted and recorded, it is critical that each letter is individually created. SAVE can give you advice and pointers, but we cannot create a generic letter for you to send. Nonetheless, a short focused individual letter is much better than no letter at all.

We should remind you, that the only objections that will be taken into consideration by Planning are those that solely focus on planning criteria. You should therefore not include any emotive comments as these bear no substance and will be discarded.

Likewise, objections on the grounds of culture or race, will definitely be discarded and may constitute breach of law.

SEND YOUR OBJECTIONS TO:

Email planning@south-derbys.gov.uk quoting the reference: 9/2017/0893

Or fill in the comments section on the appropriate SDDC planning application page

Or write to: Planning Department, South Derbyshire District Council, Council Offices, Civic Way, Swadlincote. DE11 OAH quoting reference 9/2017/0893

Send copies to:

 Councillor Peter Watson peter.watson@south-derbys.gov.uk
 Councillor Hilary Coyle hilary.coyle@south-derbys.gov.uk
Councillor Neil Atkin neil.atkin@derbys.gov.uk
 Heather Wheeler MP heather.wheeler.mp@parliament.uk
 Natasha Hyde (Clerk Aston Parish Council) theclerk@astonontrentparishcouncil.org.uk

Planning decision notices to previous applications

For ideas on the reasons why planning applications are refused.

http://planning.south-derbys.gov.uk/documents/dn/2017/9_2017_0095.pdf

http://planning.south-derbys.gov.uk/documents/dn/2016/9_2016_0577.pdf

http://planning.south-derbys.gov.uk/documents/dn/2017/9_2017_0384.pdf

 

Gladman Land Appeal – Useful Links

See our main links page for the original Gladman Land Application

In addition, the following links are relevant to the appeal:

 

Gladman Land Appeal

Gladman Land have appealed the planning departments decision to refuse permission to build 150 homes on Weston Road.
The appeal will be heard in December.
If you did not write a letter of objection to the application and you now wish to do so you can but have to have it submitted before the 27th September 2017.

The Council have forwarded all the representations submitted on the application to the Planning Inspectorate and the appellant. These will be considered by the Inspector when determining the appeal.

If you wish to make comments, or modify/withdraw your previous representation, you can do so online at https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk
or by emailing robert.wordsworth@pins.gsi.gov.uk.

All representations must quote the appeal reference APP/F1040/W/17/3181622.

All representations must be received by 27/09/2017. Any representations submitted after the deadline will not usually be considered and will be returned. The Planning Inspectorate does not acknowledge representations. They will, however, ensure that letters received by the deadline are passed on to the Inspector dealing with the appeal. Please note that any representations you submit to the Planning Inspectorate will be copied to the appellant and the Council and will be considered by the Inspector when determining the appeal.

Appeal documentation can be viewed on request at the Main Reception of the Council Offices. Also available on line following the link: http://www.planning.south-derbys.gov.uk/ApplicationDetail.aspx?Ref=9/2017/0095.

You can get a copy of one of the Planning Inspectorate’s “Guide to taking part in planning appeals” booklets free of charge from GOV.UK at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/taking-part-in-a-planning-listed-building-or- enforcement-appeal or from us.

When made, the decision will be published online at https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk

A summary of the links can be found on our useful links page.

You do not need to do anything if you have already objected.

Public Meeting

As part of SAVE’s normal committee meeting on 6th July 7.30pm at The Heritage Centre, Aston we will be holding a public information session for anyone wanting advice on how to object to the building of 9 houses on Weston Road.

You may think this is only 9 houses but it could open the land to a development much larger in the future.  We need you to object with the same vigour you have in the past.

You may feel objection weary but please support us as you always have done.

New Planning Application behind 84 Weston Road

The planning application is now on SDDC planning page for 9 new houses at the rear of 84 Weston Road. You have 21 days to register your views (ie until July 13th 2017).

If anyone requires any assistance please get in touch .

There will be a public SAVE meeting on Thursday July 6th 2017 at 7.30pm at The Heritage Centre.

Useful links:

SEND YOUR OBJECTIONS TO:

Email planning@south-derbys.gov.uk quoting the reference: 9/2017/0095

Or fill in the comments section on the appropriate SDDC planning application page

Or write to: Planning Department, South Derbyshire District Council, Council Offices, Civic Way, Swadlincote. DE11 OAH quoting reference 9/2017/0384

Send copies to:

 Councillor Peter Watson peter.watson@south-derbys.gov.uk
 Councillor Hilary Coyle hilary.coyle@south-derbys.gov.uk
Councillor Neil Atkin neil.atkin@south-derbys.gov.uk
Rob Davison rob.davison@derbyshire,gov.uk
 Heather Wheeler MP heather.wheeler.mp@parliament.uk
 Sheena Butcher (Clerk Aston Parish Council) theclerk@astonontrentparishcouncil.org.uk

Gladman Land – Useful Links

SEND YOUR OBJECTIONS TO:

Email planning@south-derbys.gov.uk quoting the reference: 9/2017/0095

Or fill in the comments section on the appropriate SDDC planning application page

Or write to: Planning Department, South Derbyshire District Council, Council Offices, Civic Way, Swadlincote. DE11 OAH quoting reference 9/2017/0095

Send copies to:

 Councillor Peter Watson peter.watson@south-derbys.gov.uk
 Councillor Hilary Coyle hilary.coyle@south-derbys.gov.uk
Councillor Neil Atkin neil.atkin@south-derbys.gov.uk
Rob Davison rob.davison@derbyshire,gov.uk
 Heather Wheeler MP heather.wheeler.mp@parliament.uk
 Natasha Hyde (Clerk Aston Parish Council) theclerk@astonontrentparishcouncil.org.uk
 Chris Scott (Clerk Weston Parish Council) Christine.scott1

Public Meeting – Thank you

A huge thank you to the 108 people who came out to the Public Meeting to discuss the Gladman Land Planning Application 9/2017/0095.

There were representatives from both Aston Parish Council and Weston Parish Council as well as District Councillors and our County Councillor. This shows the depth of feeling and support that this latest development has evoked.

We need to keep up the momentum of tonight and when you get home in the coming days, please go out and speak to other members of your family.

Encourage them to get involved and send their own letter of objection in.

But please please make sure it is distinctly individual, otherwise it will not count and will be clumped together and only count as one objection.

Objection Letters

Ensure that you take note of the DO NOT list of items that we have listed on the green flier that was delivered in the last week, as it may make your letter of objection invalid.

Speak to your neighbours who live either side of you.  Doing that you have instantly tripled the number or even quadrupled the number of people who can send their objections in.

If we get a huge response, it will take the SDDC planning Department longer to read and consider each letter or email.

This will work in our favour as it will delay the planning application being considered at committee. They legally have to give each letter the same consideration.

If it is sufficiently delayed, we may manage to have the planning application meeting that makes a decision one way or the other, after Local Plan Part 2 has been adopted. This will help our case.

Once Local Plan Part 2 has been adopted then the criteria and decision making process will be different from the current situation.

It is Local Plan Part 2 that is relevant to any decision making process regarding the villages of Aston and Weston.

SAVE Updates

Watch out for further updates on line both here and also on the website and posters around the village.

Please please complete a membership form if you haven’t already , as this gives us permission to keep you informed for the next 2 years. We need your permission to keep in touch. This gives it to us

You can download a form from the SAVE website. http://www.saveastonandweston.uk/join-save/

Return it completed with your £2 biennial subscription to 7 Valerie Road, Aston on Trent go be added onto our members data base.

For those who are not computer literate, why not download a copy and pass it on to them?

Alternatively there will be paper copies for people to collect in the coming days at the Doctors Surgery, the Post Office & the Village Shop.

United we stand – we have done it once with Richborough and WE CAN DO IT AGAIN with Gladman Land!