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Appeals launched as council refuses Old Sarum plans
DEVELOPER Persimmon has lodged appeals against Wiltshire Council’s refusal to grant permission for more homes at Old Sarum.
The company has submitted plans for 194 homes in addition to the 630 it already has permission for.
The council’s southern area planning committee granted permission for 30 flats along with a local centre last month following pleas from residents already living on the estate that they would be willing to accept the additional homes in return for the facilities.
But Persimmon has lodged an appeal for the council’s failure to determine of both this application and one for 40 more homes within the accepted timeframe of 13 weeks.
The plan for 40 homes was turned down by the committee, as were earlier plans for 126 extra homes on three other areas of land.
Speaking to members at a meeting on Thursday, planning officer Richard Hughes said Persimmon objects to conditions on the approved application – relating to land to be gifted to the local school, opening hours for the proposed convenience store and use of a building for a doctors’ surgery.
But Cllr Ian McLennan said the committee had bent over backwards to approve the plan and the conditions were a reasonable attempt to ensure Persimmon could not use land earmarked for community facilities for more homes.
An inspector will hold an inquiry to consider all five appeals at the Red Lion Hotel in Salisbury on November 12.
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