Land to the west of Wells
This web page gives you the chance to find out more about our revised proposals for land to the west of Wells.
An appeal has been made to the Secretary of State against the decision by Mendip District Council to refuse to grant planning permission for:-
‘Outline application (all matters reserved except access) for the construction of up to 220 dwellings (C3), open space and drainage infrastructure, formation of new means of vehicular access on A371 and associated highway works and associated infrastructure.”
The appeal will be determined via an inquiry on 8th March 2016 at the Council Chamber, Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BT.
A revised layout plan has been prepared and submitted to the Planning Inspectorate, and it is our intention for this plan to be determined by the appointed Inspector at the forthcoming Public Inquiry. The amendments to the layout plan comprise increased provision of open space in the south western corner of the site, a reduction in the overall developable area, and the strengthening of the western boundary treatment which, overall, seeks to address concerns from some members of the public about coalescence between Wells and Haybridge.
A copy of the amended layout plan can be seen on this website. Other Parameter Plans submitted with the planning application have been updated to reflect the revised masterplan. These plans have also been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate and to Mendip District Council.
Your comments are invited in respect of this amended layout plan. If you wish to make comments, or modify/withdraw your previous representation, you can do so on the Planning Portal at www.planningportal.gov.uk/pcs. If you do not have access to the internet, you can write to:
The Planning Inspectorate
Room 3/26 Hawk King
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
All representations must be received no later than 28 days from the 23rd November 2015. All representations must quote the Appeal Reference: - 3129620. For information, the Planning Inspectorate will not acknowledge representations.
Any representations you submit to the Planning Inspectorate will be copied to the Appellant and the Local Planning Authority, and will be considered by the Inspector when determining the appeal.
The amended plans can be viewed here and on the What’s Proposed tab on this website, while the letter of consultation is available by clicking here and the site notice available by clicking here.
When the appeal decision has been made by the Inspectorate, the appeal decision will be published on the Planning Portal and the Council’s website.