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Total Rejection at all

public meetings

Rejection by Suffolk Preservation Society

Rejection by

English Heritage

Rejection by the South Area Development Control Sub-Committee

To approve permission, for Bloor Homes to appeal against the South Area Development Control Sub-Committee's refusal of planning application C04/0300.

A load of Suffolk Squit


DECISIONS BY INDIVIDUAL CABINET MEMBERS  CALL IN DEADLINE 5 P.M. ON 5 August 2004

The following decisions have been made by individual Cabinet member's and will come into effect on 6 August 2004 unless the call-in procedure is activated.

Name of Cabinet Member: Andy Smith Portfolio:

Environment  Natural & Built

Report Title: DETERMINATION OF A REQUEST FROM BLOOR HOMES FOR PERMISSION TO APPEAL THE DECISION OF THE SOUTH AREA DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SUB-COMMITTEE TO REFUSE PLANNING APPLICATION C04/0300

Decision made by Cabinet Member: To approve permission, in accordance with Scheme of Delegation 2.02(j) for Bloor Homes to appeal against the South Area Development Control Sub-Committee's refusal of planning application C04/0300.

Reason for Decision: The planning application put forward by Bloor Homes represented a worthwhile and meaningful achievement of as many of the aims of Policy AP202 as was realistically possible. The application proposals were as approved by both Cabinet and Finance and Management Review Committee. They complied with the Council's own Design Principles (as agreed by the former South Seafront Lane Sub-Committee) which formed the basis of the Brief to potential development partners. The scheme would also have secured funding for the purchase of the remaining property within the project area that was not already owned by the District Council. The acquisition of the property was vital to the comprehensive development of the project area. Finally the proposals provided the realistic potential for further substantial leisure investment, including in the Martello Tower, to clear public benefit. They did that in a manner that acknowledged public concerns  principally in the low number of residential units proposed for Manor Terrace.

In these circumstances the Cabinet member with responsibility for the Environment Natural and Built considered that the Council would be acting unreasonably if it refused Bloor Homes the option of appeal.

When a well known Suffolk Resident saw the document opposite, he came out with the statement in a broad  Suffolk Dialect " what a load of squit." Residents knowing all the background to this  affair will heartily agree.

'Declared interest' seems to apply to Opposing councillors effectively  gagging them  but not to  apply to those in agreement with the scheme Surprise surprise !

Low number of residential units proposed for Manor Terrace?

First complaint

the number of houses was increased from 150 to 175

Second Complaint the number of houses was increased  From 175 to 187

And so it went on until the jackpot of 209 was reached.

what a farce!

Shhhhh !  don't you dare complain anymore or else you will be punished by skyscrapers being built  all around

The Appeal............... More Council Tax Payers Waste