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Firm makes fourth bid to build 16 new homes
1:00pm Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
A PERSISTENT developer hoping to build 16 new homes in Chipping Campden has submitted a planning application for the fourth time.
Cotswold District Council (CDC) is considering revised proposals for eight affordable and eight private homes on land near Badger’s Field, off George Lane.
It is the fourth attempt applicant Longborough Developments has made to develop the piece of land, with the first two applications thrown out last year and on appeal three months later while the third application was dismissed only last month.
But the developer said the revised application will, if approved, result in half of the field remaining undeveloped by having it designated as a ‘local green space’ in a ‘section 106’ legal agreement. Jamie Lewis, associate at Hunter Page Planning, said: “The current application is markedly different to previous proposals in that the applicant has offered to transfer half of the site to an appropriate body in order that this part should remain as open land and that the views are preserved.”
However the revised plans failed to impress Chipping Campden Town Council’s planning committee which unanimously voted to oppose the application at a meeting on Tuesday.
Mayor Chris Jones said: “The latest plan is not significantly different to the one that was rejected a few weeks ago and we think it fails to address the objections of the appeal inspector who rejected the last scheme. People in Chipping Campden have made it abundantly clear that they are in favour of affordable social housing, but want Badger's Field to be retained as an open space.
“CDC's planning committee has refused development on Badger's Field three times now, and I trust they will be continue to respect the strong local feelings and reject it again.”
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