A SCHEME that includes building 99 homes near Wellesbourne Airfield has been approved by a Stratford District Council planning committee on the casting vote of the chairman.
Cllr Simon Jackson (Cons, Burton Dassett), chairman of the council’s east area planning committee, used his casting vote to support the proposals after the decision was tied 5-5.
Despite nearly 500 letters of objection, voicing concerns from pilots and residents over the houses' close proximity to the airfield, the plan put forward by Barwood Homes has been granted.
The scheme comprises the housing project as well as commercial development at Wellesbourne Distribution Park at Loxley Road, Wellesbourne. Another part of the planning application – for a retail store on the site—had already been approved.
Councillors voting for the scheme were: Cllr Jackson; Cllr Chris Williams (Cons, Fenny Compton); Cllr Mike Brain (Cons, Quinton); Cllr Steven Kittendorf, (Lib Dem, Stockton and Napton); Cllr Peter Barnes (Lib Dem, Welford). Those who opposed the scheme were: Cllr Gillian Roache (Cons, Vale of the Red Horse); Cllr Christopher Mills (Cons, Kineton); Cllr Alan Scorer (Cons, Kineton); Cllr Hazel Wright (Lib Dem, Studley); Cllr Beverley Mann (Ind, Harbury).
For a full report see next Thursday’s Herald.
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