Chalk Hill Road was one of the sites that Taylor Wimpey sought to build on in 2015 and was refused by EHDC in line with the feedback from the ‘Where To Build Consultation’ we organised. Taylor Wimpey lodged an appeal against this decision just a few days before their 6 month window of opportunity ended and this has again caused unnecessary concern amongst residents and the community.
Happily the appeal has been withdrawn before the hearings – probably after Taylor Wimpey assess the costs to proceed and the chances of success. At this time EHDC is winning about 9 out of 10 appeals that are brought against the planning decisions and loosing the appeal leaves them at risk of costs being awarded against them.
Clearly this is an excellent outcome and Cllr Schillemore (Ward Councillor) said “EHDC were almost certain to win this appeal and I am delighted for the residents who would have been most affected by additional traffic accessing the site that Taylor Wimpey have withdrawn their appeal and thank residents for their support”