📣📣 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝟭𝟲𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘆 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝟲𝟲-𝟳𝟬 𝗕𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗹𝗲𝘆 𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵 𝗦𝘁r𝗲𝗲𝘁 (𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝗠𝗮𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗻 𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗲) - Please object!
You may be aware of a recent planning application for a development on the site of the old Maplin site for a 12-storey retail/residential unit. As the Ward Councillors we opposed the scheme on the grounds of its design and height and persuaded the planning committee to reject it on that basis.
We have heard today that a new application for a much higher, bulkier and uglier block has been submitted by the same applicant on the same site. It's hugely disappointing that the applicant has chosen not to take on board any of our feedback while coming up with this new proposal and we will be strongly opposing.
There are a number of developments in the town centre that demonstrate you can build quality housing without destroying the feel of our historic town centre - but this is not one.
To view more on this application and to object (or indeed support it) please leave your comments online here: https://bit.ly/3sDODRa