Friday, January 23, 2009

187 CHR plans allowed on appeal

The planning inspector has announced that an appeal has been allowed for a planning application concerning 187 Cherry Hinton Road (Ref. 08/0125/FUL), that was originally refused by East Area Committee in April 2008.

The application involved the demolition of 187 Cherry Hinton Road, to be replaced with a three storey block of flats, with four new semi-detached houses at the other end of the site.

I am disappointed that the decision of local Councillors has been overturned here - although the original decision was before I was elected, we spoke to concerned residents in the area around that time who saw this as an overdevelopment of the site, with too much overlooking of neighbouring properties. It also doesn't bode well for another application to redevelop the site of the vets surgery on Cherry Hinton Road, with similar overlooking concerns from the neighbours.

It would be good if more weight could be given to local opinion in these cases.

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