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Planning Rejection by SNC

The Planning committee at South Northants Council have today rejected an application for a 30 house development in Church Street.

The formal report from SNC states:

Plans to build 30 new homes in Silverstone refused

Proposals to build 30 new homes and an access road in Silverstone have been refused by South Northamptonshire Council (SNC).

At a meeting of SNC's Planning Committee on Thursday, 15 December, members agreed to refuse planning permission for the construction of a new residential development on agricultural land situated off Church Street in Silverstone.

Silverstone Parish Council was joined by 170 village residents in objecting to the proposals for a range of reasons, including: the proposal is outside the village confines, it is detrimental to the rural character of the village, it will add traffic congestion, and that the development will have an unacceptable impact on local services and infrastructure.

Cllr Roger Clarke, SNC's portfolio holder for planning and environment, said: "This decision reflects the importance in which SNC regards appropriate and well planned residential developments.

"The council can demonstrate a five year supply of new homes and the need for 30 homes in this location could not be justified. Furthermore the proposals would adversely impact the rural appearance of the village and increase the burden on local services and facilities."

The application was also refused on the grounds that it fails to demonstrate there is suitable and safe pedestrian access; and insufficient information on drainage and the impact upon flood risk.

The plans are also not compliant with the council's Joint Core Strategy due to the inadequate provision of related infrastructure and community facilities which would arise from the development.

Posted: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:26 by James Laband

Tags: Planning