We fought a good fight but must now move on after Cala Homes' Hagley plan gets thumbs up (From Stourbridge News)
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We fought a good fight but must now move on after Cala Homes' Hagley plan gets thumbs up
4:15pm Tuesday 10th September 2013 in Letters
The outcome of the planning meeting was not unexpected. The application was effectively approved earlier this year.
Monday’s planning application was mealy to rubber stamp the final detail of the development.
This also effectively signals an end to 18 months of detailed objections and representation by the people of Hagley and Hagley Parish Council with the support of Clent Parish Council.
I think it is time to move on and we will be working closely with Cala Homes and Lord Cobham estates to see what offsite community gain we can deliver on the back of this development.
All parties have shown a good degree of good will towards the needs of the community and the impact of development on the wider community beyond the statutory Section 106 monies.
We start these discussions from this point forward and will ensure that stakeholders and community groups are included in these discussions as we go forward. Hagley has not found itself in a unique position, 9 out of 10 applications across the UK are approved by planning authorities and so far as I’m aware this is probably 10 out of 10 across Bromsgrove.
I believe everyone fought a good fight and in doing so ensured that the planning authority and developer were fully aware of the issues that surrounded the application. Taking this forward Hagley Parish Council has resolved to adopt a Hagley Parish Strategic Plan which sets out how it sees the future and what its strategic asperation are.
Steve Colella Chairman Hagley Parish Council
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