Excellent meeting Ref-Showfields Panning F/YR15/0134F

The extra-ordinary meeting of WTC regarding the Planning of the Showfields site was an excellent meeting – all (about 70) agreed that WTC deserved appreciation in holding the meeting. All WTC councillors attended with the exception with apologies from Cllrs Windle and Garratt. The meeting was well structured (agenda) with clear and precise explanation to the attendee’s, around 10 people spoke, including myself, and corrected (thanks) about the reasoning about the previous appeal. Yes the Planning inspector took the ‘Flood Risk’ as the main reasoning, but did not discount the other material reasoning, ie Traffic and Infrastructure.

150908-03AAfter the public forum, two excellent presentations by Cllrs Cris Boden and Martin Curtis explained the way forward.
Cllr Boden explained the risk factors of either a Judicial review (including the cost risks) and/or ‘A call-in of the decision by the Secretary of State.
or both, he explained the route is not clear cut but believes there are several grounds which need exploring. Cllr Curtis, gave more details into the Planning issues surrounding this application.

The motion to set up a Working Group, Cllrs Boden, Curtis, Jolley and Mason to explore and report back to WTC at full council at the October meeting was passed unanimous – (One abstention) to decided which route to take.

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