The Planning Inspectorate have dismissed both appeals against the Council’s decision to refuse student accommodation being built at the Wansdyke Business Centre.
Cllr Will Sandry said: “I am delighted. This is the right outcome for our community. Local people knew that these were bad proposals and I am pleased the Planning Inspector has agreed. I’m very proud of the community for coming together to constructively oppose these applications. Their dedication and passion for our shared sense of community is awesome.”
Cllr Shaun Stephenson-McGall added: “Both appeals being dismissed is a fantastic result. We know that the community is not opposed to the principle of change at the site, so the site owners must work with the community. It is essential that any new proposals maintain or increase the space for small start-up businesses and respect the local environment.”