CONTROVERSIAL plans to build up to 80 homes on land south of Oxhill Road at Tysoe have been unanimously rejected by Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s east area planning committee.
The proposals attracted additional attention because they are in a village where Stratford-on-Avon MP Nadhim Zahawi has his constituency home.
Although Mr Zahawi does not normally become involved in individual planning applications, this one prompted him to speak out against “rapacious developers” taking advantage of the district council’s current lack of a local plan.
The MP became further embroiled in a row over planning when he this week criticised the coalition government’s National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). Mr Zahawi’s criticism is especially pertinent because he is a member of Prime Minister David Cameron’s Downing Street policy board.
The reasons given by the district council’s committee for refusing the Tysoe application included expressions of concern about the effect of the scheme on the local landscape.
There was also a feeling it would bring no local benefit and would create a lack of social cohesion.
For a fuller report and analysis see next Thursday’s Stratford Herald.
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