An appeal for ‘non-determination’ has been submitted to the Planning Inspector asking that the Peasdale Hill planning application (NC/21/00036/DPA) be allowed to go ahead, based on the fact that North Northants Council did not consider the application within the required eight week period (it was refused at their Development Control Committee on 21 June).
North Northants Council will now have to convince the Planning Inspectorate that there were valid reasons for the planning meeting delay, which we understand was due in part to the transition to the new Unitary Council for North Northamptonshire, covid restrictions and the local elections, which were all happening at the same time.
The appeal documents are available on the council’s planning portal. All comments made on the original planning application will be forwarded to the Planning Inspector, along with the council’s decision notice stating reasons for refusal. If you wish to make further comments, you can do so online at acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk or in writing (you will need to send three copies of your letter) to The Planning Inspectorate, Temple Quay House, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN. The appeal reference is APP/U2805/W/21/3275791 and the deadline for comments is 5 August 2021.
This is the second appeal by the owners of Peasdale Hill, the first being against the Council’s original enforcement notice.
Middleton RAG members are meeting shortly to plan the next steps. We will keep you informed.