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Retirement flats plan for Kinver
2:48pm Thursday 17th October 2013 in News
VILLAGERS will have longer to mull over plans to build flats for the elderly in Kinver after a successful plea from the parish council to extend the consultation period.
Developers McCarthy and Stone announced plans to build 38 one and two-bedroom retirement flats, in Stone Lane two years ago.
But since the initial public consultation, chairman of Kinver Parish Council, cllr Julian Hall, said there had been “no further communication with the parish council since”.
The parish council was sent details of the application on October 11 and were told by South Staffs District Council that their response was due by October 31.
Cllr Hall claimed it was “very unfair” that the council and villagers were only given three weeks to respond and contacted the district council to request an extension of the consultation period to reflect the size and implications of the application.
Their request was granted and the consultation period has been extended until November 7.
Jenny Spaul, the parish council’s clerk said: “We have asked for a further extension until November 14 so the public can make their observations, both good and bad, as it is a large development in our small village. At the moment the site has empty industrial units and it used to be a petrol station but that has been closed for many years.”
The plans can be viewed online at www.sstaffs.gov.uk/planningfiles by entering the application number 13/00619/FUL or at the parish council offices on High Street, between 10am and noon, Monday to Friday.
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