Swindon Advertiser story covering Wasdells decision to appeal against refusal of planning application at Inlands Farm
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Councillors on the Planning Committee last night voted 10 to 5 in favour of rejecting the application for an industrial development and so-called Science Park at Inlands Farm in Lower Wanborough. It was a sign of just how important this decision was considered to be that many Councillors contributed to the debate, including the Leader of the Council, with feelings running high on both sides.
John Warr, the Group’s Chair, commented: “The South Swindon Protection Group, on behalf of hundreds of local residents, are delighted with last night’s result
This has just been posted by the Ridgeway Ward Councillor Gary Sumner, letters referred attached. The applicants (Wasdell) have sent two emails this week via their Swindon based PR company (since officers recommended REFUSAL of the application) to all Councillors at SBC (including members of the Planning Committee). The emails apply clear pressure on councillors to ignore officers recommendations
The Planning Report on the development proposal at Inlands Farm, Lower Wanborough has just been published a week ahead of the planning meeting to decide the application on 25th August 2020. In its 77-page report the Swindon Borough Council Planning Officers have concluded that virtually every aspect of the application should be rejected, citing a plethora of significant technical planning deficiencies and noting these far outweigh any economic benefits claimed.
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