The first application 10/00961/MAO

This was raised on 1st July 2010. The Council wrote to the Developers an 11 page letter which they say "seeks additional information and/or clarification concerning the submitted scheme". However the letter goes much further and includes a strong suggestion by the Council that the Developers provide vehicle access via Oakwood Drive. A 102 page response was received from the developers on 15th September. The Local Planning Authority (LPA) advised on 22nd December 2010 that the application is being held in abeyance at the moment. This essentially means that it is held in temporary inactivity/suspension from determination. The applicants (Redrow/Bellway) have now appointed a new design team and in accordance with the Council's usual practices the LPA are currently in discussions with the new design team/applicants over a range of issues.

GAG met with the Developers on 9th December 2010 at their request. They have appointed new architects and intend to produce a new application. They are taking up the Council's suggestion of entering the site via Oakwood Drive and have advised GAG that if this is approved they would seek to commence the development of the site by means of Oakwood Drive (including construction traffic). We have advised Redrow that GAG will not work with them to produce a Development Brief for the new application as it is not in the community's interests as the vast majority do not want this development to proceed. 
You should note that a new application will result in all our existing objections being lost with the old application and we/you will need to start again!!

We understand that Redrow/Bellway are to continue with this original application whilst progressing the new application.