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Council rubber stamps first of 19 homes plans up for review

Wellesbourne Airfield
Wellesbourne Airfield

The two were among the 19 that were approved by one of three committees at the time the land supply target was met on 22nd December, but have yet to be confirmed to the applicant by letter.

Six councillors tonight voted in favour of endorsing the approval of the homes in Stratford with one councillor abstaining, and the Tiddington development was unanimously endorsed.

Speaking ahead of the meeting, Emma Scott, one of the campaigners for STOP, which has opposed the Tiddington development, said: “Much has changed since the original decision. The five-year supply is only one aspect that the planning committee should be considering.

“Last year Gallagher — the same developers for this application — secured planning permission, after an appeal, to build 270 houses on the edge of Tiddington at Arden Heath.”

She said Tiddington had already grown by 44 houses and brownfield sites more suitable for development were available.

It is highly likely most, if not all, of the decisions made on each of the other 17 applications in question will also be endorsed by councillors.

Among then is the first 400 of what could eventually be as many as 3,500 homes on Long Marston Airfield, which will be put back before the specially-created cross-border planning committee on 17th February.

The others will be put on the agendas of the west area planning committee on 24th February or the east area committee the following day.

The council must submit the results of the reassessment process to the core strategy inspector, Peter Drew, by the end of February.

A spokeswoman for the council said a very short report would go to the committee for each returned item reminding councillors of the reasons why they were approved, but said the applications would not be opened up to speakers because the consultation and speaking elements were concluded when the item was first heard.

But she added: “In the event that the committee is not prepared to endorse as recommended then they can take a vote to have the matter re-presented in full to a later meeting, but clearly this will then miss the inspector’s deadline.”

The applications to be reassessed are:

● Leys Field, Oxhill — 15 homes

● Kineton Road Gaydon — 15 homes

● Campden Road Shipston — 95 homes

● Marton Road Farm Long Itchington — 58 homes

● Southam Road, Kineton — 17 homes

● Rear of 42 Avon Crescent, Stratford — 41 homes

● Banbury Road Ettington — 14 homes

● Main Road, Lower Quinton — 30 homes

● Home Farm, Lower Tysoe — 1 home

● Falkland Place, Temple Herdewyke — 59 homes

● Oak Road Tiddington — 60 homes

● 21 Waterloo Crescent, Bidford — 10 homes

● Manders Croft Southam — 51 homes

● Long Marston Airfield — 400 homes

● Land adjacent to Tokoloshe, Welford — 5 homes

● Salvation Army Hall, Stratford — 5 homes

● Trinity Way/Yeats Road, Stratford — 12 homes

● Stratford Road Tredington — 29 homes

● Falkland Place, Temple Herdewyke — 94 homes

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