Decision on plan for 220 homes in heart of Evesham pushed back again - The Evesham Observer

Decision on plan for 220 homes in heart of Evesham pushed back again

Evesham Editorial 11th Jul, 2017 Updated: 13th Jul, 2017   0

THE LONG-running saga over plans for 220 homes in the heart of Evesham is set to continue after planning chiefs pushed back a decision on the plans for a second time.

Last December, Hallam Land Management submitted an application for 220 homes and 60 extra care units for land off Boat Lane to Wychavon District Council.

A decision was due to me made by the end of March; however this was pushed back until the end of June as planning officers said they were waiting for a response from highways chiefs.

The June deadline has now been missed and a second extension of time agreement has now been signed which means a decision now won’t be made before the end of July.

Planning officers have said the decision has been pushed back once again due to minor changes made by Hallam Land Management to their application. This includes the axing of 60 extra care units, and instead a care home will be built.

They also received fresh comments from Historic England who have raised concerns about the development and said ‘there will be some degree of harm’ to the setting of the Evesham Conservation Area and the various buildings and structures at Evesham Abbey.

As the Observer previously reported, Evesham Town Council in January unanimously refused the revised application for 220 homes and 60 extra care units and branded it ‘not right for the town.’

Town councillors were again asked to give their views last month on the revised plans and once again voiced their opposition to the development.

A spokesman for Wychavon District Council said: “We’re waiting for consultee responses and amended plans following the view of Historic England.”


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