Application to build bungalow on Green Belt land in Timperley refused by planners

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AN application to build a bungalow on Green Belt land in Timperley was refused by Trafford planning chiefs.


The applicant had wanted to erect a detached bungalow on the L-shaped site, on the junction of Thorley Lane and Wood Lane, but the proposal was met with apprehension by councillors.


At a planning committee meeting on May 8, architect George Tsiantar argued that although the land is situated in the Green Belt, it is surrounded by development, including housing and a garden centre.


Cllr Mike Whetton expressed sympathy for the applicants and stated that he did not consider the site to be ‘sacrosanct’ Green Belt.


“It’s not as if we’re taking out swathes of forest or huge agricultural tracks, it’s a corner site that isn’t going to make any difference to the Green Belt.”


But other committee members disagreed, including Cllr Bernard Sharp, who said approving the application would set a ‘dangerous’ precedent as the Green Belt has to be protected.


All members except Cllr Whetton voted against the application.
 

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10:25pm Tue 13 May 14

Jimmy W says...

Thank goodness that the councillors rejected this application. Green belt regardless of its position should be protected. The worrying part of this is the councillor for Ashton and Mersey wanted to accept the application.
Thank goodness that the councillors rejected this application. Green belt regardless of its position should be protected. The worrying part of this is the councillor for Ashton and Mersey wanted to accept the application. Jimmy W
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4:05pm Wed 14 May 14

papa03 says...

You can't honestly say that this is 'Greenbelt' it is on the corner of a residential street - that's the precedent!
You can't honestly say that this is 'Greenbelt' it is on the corner of a residential street - that's the precedent! papa03
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12:25pm Thu 15 May 14

Bill-Oddity says...

The term Green Belt can be misleading as it may imply that it is a huge open space, but protected land is protected land and i'm glad that this house was turned down as i'm sick of people building houses everywhere. Just because there's houses either side or very near by does not mean that's its ok to build more houses or using that method of thinking we'd be building everywhere as every town would simply join up.
The term Green Belt can be misleading as it may imply that it is a huge open space, but protected land is protected land and i'm glad that this house was turned down as i'm sick of people building houses everywhere. Just because there's houses either side or very near by does not mean that's its ok to build more houses or using that method of thinking we'd be building everywhere as every town would simply join up. Bill-Oddity
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