Post Info TOPIC: Rural areas need to watch out over housing plans
Mark R

Rural areas need to watch out over housing plans

Dear fellow Moorlanders
You may not have heard of the recent planning application in Cresswell (part of the parish of Draycott-in-the Moors) when plans to double the hamlet’s number of houses (by 170 homes), as well as to double the size of the hamlet’s business park – all on Greenfield sites – were approved by the Staffs Moorlands Council.
The plans were overwhelmingly opposed and, most crucially, flew in the face of the council’s own Core Strategy (which does not even mention Cresswell).   But, amazingly, the application was approved.
And why should you, in other rural and semi-rural areas in the Moorlands, be concerned?
Simply this...   at the planning meeting, the council’s legal officer Kim Mutton told the committee that they were breaking at least six of the policies in the Core Strategy – and, so to approve the application would be to set a precedent.
We ask you to think:  now that the council has set a precedent in ignoring the Core Strategy, could your area be next?
For more details, see:  https://vvsmnews.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/update-now-it-is-time-to-get-writing/

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