You will doubtless recall this application to develop the area of land by the side of the dental surgery. The proposal was to demolish the existing single storey commercial unit and replace it with a building consisting of a retail unit at ground level and seven dwellings. Both the plan and the design of the proposed building engendered a significant level of opposition amongst residents. The application was refused consent by the District Council’s development control committee last September. The applicant has now appealed against this refusal of consent. All appeals are considered by the independent Planning Inspectorate. There is no appeal hearing, the Inspectorate purely consider written representations. As a matter of course they will consider all the written comments submitted during the original application process so if you made comments at that time and have nothing new to add there is no need to write to the Planning Inspectorate. If you did not comment during the application process and now wish to do so, or have something new to say, you can submit comments to the Planning Inspectorate. You must submit these direct to the Planning Inspectorate online at www.gov.uk/appeal-planning-inspectorate or by posting three copies of your letter to The Planning Inspectorate, 3/05a Wing, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol, BS1 6PN . Comments will not be acknowledged but will be forwarded to the Appellant and the Council and will be published on the Council’s website for general viewing.
Comments must be submitted by 8 April 2016 quoting reference 3144985. If comments are submitted after the deadline, the Inspector will not normally look at them and they will be returned.