Sunday, December 3, 2023

New Bessalone Planning Application Submitted

A planning application for 185 new houses on Bessalone Hill has today been submitted by C and K Balls.

The planning application is for an area of land between Crich Lane And Far Laund Crich Lane. The site is situated within the World Heritage buffer zone and on green belt land.

It comes just nine months after a similar fiercely contested planning application for 201 houses on Bessalone Hill was withdrawn due to an error with the submission and it leaves residents and campaigners again facing more turmoil.

Cllr Ben Bellamy said: “As your Labour councillor for Belper North I will do all I can to fight this further attack on our town. I plan to host a public meeting to discuss again how to best object and to plan how we fight this scheme.”

In June 2016, a cross-party group of councillors united to oppose the previous application. They held a joint meeting with concerned parties and over 60 people attended to discuss the application.

Information on the new application, entitled AVA/2017/0322, has been sent out today to the surrounding area and local publications.

More details can be found by typing the planning reference here.

As with the previous application AVBC note that objections based on any of the following are not relevant or material planning considerations and will not be taken into consideration.

  • Loss of View
  • Loss of Property Value
  • Boundary/Land Ownership Disputes
  • Private Rights of Way
  • Competition
  • Moral Objection
  • Tenure
  • Covenants

A decision is anticipated by the 22nd of June, 2017.

More to follow.

Claire Meese


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