Battle against 227 new homes resumes at appeal

Written by on May 27, 2019

Residents have resumed their battle against plans for 227 homes in Trentham – and set up a fighting fund to employ an expert transport witness to represent them.

Stoke on Trent City Council threw out the plans for land off Meadow Lane after receiving 919 objections.

Concerns about the scheme included the junction between Meadow Lane and Longton Road, which would be the new estate’s access point.

But Knights PLC has appealed against the decision on behalf of applicant Ascalon Properties and a planning enquiry began in February at the Civic Centre in Stoke.

The inquiry resumed on Tuesday at the Smithfield Centre and is expected to last at least two days, with a decision set to be made in the coming weeks.

Trentham Campaigners Terry Follows, John Manning, Stephen Cox, And Adrian Lappin, A Member Of Keep Our Meadow Green Campaign Group

Trentham Campaigners Terry Follows, John Manning, Stephen Cox, And Adrian Lappin, A Member Of Keep Our Meadow Green Campaign Group (Image: Joe Burn)
Campaign group Keep our Meadow Green, which is fighting against the plans, has set up a Just Giving page online to raise £1,000 towards employing an expert transport witness for the latest hearings.

As of 12pm on Tuesday, May 21, £245 had been raised.

 

 


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