PLANNING APPLICATIONS UPDATE

a) TWC/2011/0334 (61 houses former Newport Business park) – approved at T&W Plans Board 5 October 201.Percentage for affordable homes agreed at only 15% (T&W target 35%) as house builder reps. claimed greater cost for remediating the site than first thought.It is understood that the Section 106 agreement has not yet been signed.

 

b) W2008/0934 (Continuing Care -209 units-classed as C2 therefore do not count against 600 housing figure) – approved at T&W Plans Board 5 October 2011.Concerns expressed by Plans Board about ‘care package’ which has to be bought from care facility operator plus where will the 209 patients come from -all from Newport-unlikely.Officers instructed to ensure tight conditions covering concerns reflected in the Section 106 (S.106) agreement. If cannot be agreed must come back to Plans Board.

S.106 financial contribution of £15k was understood to be originally for upgrade of external pavement and bus shelters.Now it seems to be only in relation to works to the bus shelters -how can T&W say that S.106 brings in more money than the Community Infrastructure Levy where Shropshire Council were last week praised by Bob Neill MP,Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, for being one of the first authorities to raise money through the levy and pass it on to parish and town councils.

T&W ‘superstore et al’ scheme also has circa 80 extra care which they also want classed as C2 i.e.do not count against housing numbers for Newport even though,if the residents come from Newport,they will free up the houses they occupied.

 

c) TWC/2011/0632 -food store on Classic Furniture site. Three month period within which the application should have gone before Plans Board expired on 27 October 2011.Seems T&W delayed this by saying further retail study required by White Young Green re. the application.However, the applicant has now changed its position and has lodged an appeal with the Planning Inspectorate.Period for the appeal is yet be finalised but it is likely to be in April 2012 and we understand that preliminary estimates indicate a 6 day hearing.

The applicant has just put in what we understand is the same application to T&W which has been given the number TWC/2012/0011. Reason for this appears to be purely technical in that if T&W before the appeal is heard wishes to grant approval to the applicant then it will be given to the application number that is not the subject of the appeal.The period within which objections can be made for this application are shown as 31 January 2012.

 

d) TWC/2011/0821 -Land at Wellington Road,outline application for circa 285 dwellings and related works. Consultation expiry date 31/01/2012.

 

e) TWC/2011/0827 -Outline application for 215 dwellings on land to north of Audley Ave.Consultation expiry date 31/01/2012.

 

f)) TWC/2011/0871 – Station Road etc., outline planning application for ‘SUPERSTORE’,350 dwellings plus circa 80 extra care (C2),4.5 ha. of employment land etc. Again appears to be applying only for traffic/transport/roads approval with everything else taken as a reserved matter.Consultation expiry date 25/11/2011

 

g) TWC/2011/0916 -Land to west of Station Road.Described as full planning for the superstore and related works only. Consultation expiry date 20/12/2011

 

h) TWC/2011/0853 – Parklands Hse.,Audley Ave.,Renewal of application for erection of bdgs.for employment use and car auction etc.Consultation expiry date 7/12/2011.

 

i) TWC/2011/0850 – Audley Ave.,creation of wildlife/allotments with inert waste/landfill etc.This was applied for earlier in 2011 under no.0074 and we understood it was subsequently withdrawn by the applicant due to failures to satisfy various bodies on ecology,environmental front.Was then supposed to be a connected application with 0632 but again this did not happen and decided now to submit as separate application.Consultation expiry date 08/12/2011.

 

j) TWC/2011/1086 – Mere Park – application under section 192 for certificate of lawful use i.e. in simple terms the owner of Mere Park contends that the garden centre building is not restricted from selling any types of goods previously agreed with T&W such that a supermarket could be operated within the garden centre building.Consultation expiry date 25/1/2012

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