The proposed development of 15 houses would have been located at the Blendworth Fabrics business up Blendworth Lane. The site has access rights through the Gales development so the highways issues of Blendworth Lane we not a key deciding factor.
The reasons for refusal were as follows:
Loss of a key employment site
The site is outside of the Settlement Policy Boundary, and not an identified site in the allocation plan
There is insufficient information on the layout to establish what the impact would be on the trees, and a concern that allowing housing would result in the future loss of trees
There were no proposals supporting the application for affordable housing, open space contributions, transport improvements, community facility or schools contribution.
A copy of the masterplan showing the proposed housing is below and for even the least experienced at viewing plans you will see there is so little information to establish the proposed house locations and how to demonstrate there would be no damage to the trees. Click here to view the Crookley Park Plans and then select the ‘Documents’ tab.