More Consultation Time Urged

Cllr Gareth Anderson (r) with the Co-Chairman of Ledsham And Manor Action Group, Graham Penness and the planning application.

Ledsham & Manor councillor, Gareth Anderson, came to the Executive and urged them to allow far more time for his residents to respond to a major planning application.

“We have been expecting an application for around 2,000 houses in my ward for a long time now” said Gareth, “but the scale of this was unbelievable. Almost 2,000 pages across many documents makes it impossible for us to make a reasoned response by 22nd June”

Speaking at the Executive meeting on Thursday, Gareth welcomed the agreement of Cllr Riley, Executive member for Environment, that the usual 3 week deadline would not be enforced in this case. Residents and the local Action Group will be able to respond at any time prior to determination of the application.

You can watch Gareth address the Executive meeting in question by clicking here.

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