Unanimously refused

YOU reported in last week's issue that the planning application for land off Wellsea Grove, Weston, had been recommended for approval by council officers. This is of course correct, but it gave the impression to many people that the application had been a

YOU reported in last week's issue that the planning application for land off Wellsea Grove, Weston, had been recommended for approval by council officers.This is of course correct, but it gave the impression to many people that the application had been approved, which is most definitely not the case.Cllr Derek Kraft has pointed out that the planners have placed 35 conditions on the developer which must be satisfied before the planned building can go ahead. Apparently it is normal to have two or three conditions imposed! He suggested that he and his fellow councillors would be doing the developers a favour by declining the application.The chairman called for a vote, and the application was unanimously refused.Unfortunately this application now goes forward to the planning and regulatory committee which comprises councillors from the whole of North Somerset, who are not necessarily aware of the area and its problems, on January 3.NIDA BARRACLOUGH (MRS)Wellsea Grove, Weston* Editor's Note: When the Weston & Somerset Mercury went to press last week a decision on these homes had not been made. See our report this week.


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