Persimmon have made a new application to build 212 dwellings on the site of the old Brick Works and adjacent Green field land.
Local residents were informed on Friday 20th May that they have until 8th June 2017 (20 days) to comment on Persimmon’s latest Reserved Matters application. Their previous application was refused on the basis of proposals to build within the and on the poor offer of only 11% affordable housing. Council policy requires 35% affordable housing for developments in excess of 15 dwellings.
The developer’s planning statement associated with this new application shows a continued disregard of the Policy but an increase to 20% on the offer of affordable housing.
Policy EN2.5 clearly states:
“Development within the Borough’s Coastal Zones, as defined on the Policies Map, will be limited to that which is essential in meeting the needs of coastal navigation, amenity and informal recreation, tourism and leisure, flood protection, fisheries, nature conservation and / or agriculture.”
In the developer’s planning statement within the application it states:
“7.7 Policy EN2 does not seek to restrict development completely but to limit the amount.”
This is incorrect as thepolicy seeks to limit the ‘type‘ of development.
Residential development is NOT listed as permitted development onwithin the and therefore it is not permitted.
Even if Persimmon’s interpretation of the policy onwere correct, their proposal does not merely intrude into the , it proposes residential development on almost every possible part of it within this site. There has been no limit on the proposal to build within the .
Proposed development within the:
If you wish to comment on this application you can do so in the following ways:
- Through the Council’s website Online Service – Planning Application Comments
(enter the new application number 2017/0492/ARM)
- By email to email@example.com
(include full application reference number (2017/0492/ARM) and your full name and address
send your comment as a word or PDF attachment then your email address will not be publicly displayed)
- By writing to:
P.O. Box16, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk. West Lancashire L39 2DF
(include full application reference number (2017/0492/ARM) and your full name and address)
For an example on how to write a valid planning objection see
this guide from CPRE
Comments must be received no later than 8th June 2017