September 6th, 2016

Work restarts at Wellesbourne site for 80 homes

Work restarts at Wellesbourne site for 80 homes Work restarts at Wellesbourne site for 80 homes
Updated: 5:15 am, Sep 05, 2015

WORK has restarted building 80 homes in Wellesbourne.

Persimmon Homes South Midlands applied to build the homes and a play area on land off Loxley Road and Dovehouse Drive in early 2014.

Members of Stratford District Council’s planning committee rejected the proposals, which had also brought objections from the parish council and residents, arguing they were unsuitable for the size of the village.

But Persimmon appealed and Government Planning Inspector Ian Jenkins overturned the decision earlier this year – meaning the homes could be built.

As it stood, planning permission existed for the construction of 80 homes on the site, however this was subject to specific conditions being agreed.

And although Persimmon had submitted an application relating to the conditions, works began on the site in July before Stratford District Council had the opportunity to consider them.

The authority issued a Temporary Stop Notice (TSN) forcing workmen to down tools.

The TSN, which was valid for 28 days, required all works on site to cease and also prevented any further unauthorised work from being completed.

But work has now began again on the site.

Managing director at Persimmon Homes South Midlands, Andy Peters told The Observer: “Having met all the conditions required by Stratford District Council to address the TSN, we can confirm that building work has restarted at our site off Loxley Road and Dovehouse Drive in Wellesbourne.”

A district council spokeswoman confirmed the TSN had since expired but said the outstanding breaches were under investigation.

She added the council was unable to make any further comment.

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