March 19th, 2010 |
Coral Loses Appeal
Coral have lost their planning appeal for their ‘modern’ style scheme in front of Asda, in Priory Chase.
The District Council refused their application on two grounds. Firstly on its appearance and bulk, and secondly on the lack of amenity / garden space.
The planning inspector agreed with Coral about the appearance, but still refused permission because of the amenity space issue. She felt that the coucnil had been unreasonable in refusing it on the appearance issue, so instructed the council to pay part of Coral’s costs.
So what happens next? Well, the council have already given Coral approval for a mode traditional design with roof gardens , so we expect they will build that – it will have three small commercial units and 23 flats.