Council site visits can resume

The planning application remains “under consideration” awaiting a report and recommendation from the Council’s planning officers. Throughout the pandemic, the Planning Committee has not been permitted to organise any site visit, and our local councillors had strongly argued that the Committee should not take a decision without first visiting the site.

The Council’s health and safety experts are now permitting site visits to resume “provided they are outside, social distancing is maintained, people travel there independently if possible, if not only driver and one other person in a car with windows open and wearing masks”.

If a visit is planned, we will notify the local community, via this site, our Facebook community, and the email mailing list. We are aware that Council planning officers had requested further changes to the planning application, and it may be that this, in turn, will trigger a further round of public consultation, depending on the extent of the changes.