At the meeting of the Council’s Planning Committee, this evening (11 Jan), it was decided to refuse the Seashell Trust’s planning application to rebuild their school and construct 325 houses on the Greenbelt to pay for it.
The excellent work done by the Trust was praised and the Committee was keen for it to continue. However, the Committee was not convinced that the building of 325 houses in the Greenbelt was the only way to finance the building of a suitable school. It is, of course, open to the Trust to appeal against the decision to refuse. If they do so, the application will go to a Planning Inspector, who will hear the cases for and against, probably at a public enquiry. The Inspector will then make the final decision.