codek2 wrote:Well thankfully rejections from the public don't generally hold much weight do they?
When is the decision made?
Yes and no. The public can influence decisions if based upon valid research, consultation and within planning guidelines and not based on vexatious objections solely because they do not want something to happen. There is a significant lack of resident groups who have contributed to this application process in support or otherwise.
As I mentioned above this application is due to be heard by the Development Management Committee on the 19th July. This is the date that Wrenbridge are now working towards. However there is always the possibility of a slip between cup and lip so a late and significant alteration to the plans may cause it to be put back again to possibly August. In the event things go to plan Planning Officers will make a recommendation based on all the submitted documentation from applicant, consultant bodies and public shortly before the meeting is due to be held. This is to give the Committee a guideline as to the thinking behind the decision; either approved or rejected.
Then the Committee will discuss it and vote. It is rare but certainly not unknown for the Committee to vote against the guidance of its own Planning team so that referral is very important as it will also give any legal or Government planing guidelines which have to be considered in a decision.
The DMC meetings are open to the public at Wallfields and also on a live webcast on the night. Could be more entertaining than Love Island on Coronation Street. On the other hand ....