Message from Gaeron Kayley:
A number of residents and the Parish Council spoke fantastically well at today’s planning committee meeting in opposition to the building of 40 apartments at the rear of Clyst Valley Road. We fought this planning application long and hard over the previous fourteen months. There are a number of significant controversial things regarding the development on the car park at Winslade Manor, least of all where the people will now park their cars!
Following a site visit by 11 Councillors this morning from the Planning Committee they eventually voted 6-5 in favour of the proposals.
I would personally like to thank each and every one of the speakers together with everyone that has contributed to the campaign that we set up back in December 2014. It’s a really disappointing result, I don’t know any more that anyone could possibly have done.
I thank you for all your support, we have made some fantastic friendships along the way.
Very Best Wishes,
Owl wants to extend thanks on behalf of the community to Gaeron and his committee for their dedication and commitment in their efforts to hold developers to account.
Developers need to stop running roughshod over the community once they have gained outline planning permission.
We will need more efforts like this in the formulation of the new Local Plan.