Uttoxeter’s Member of Parliament, Andrew Griffiths, has confirmed that the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government will consider calling in the controversial Hazelwalls Farm development following his intervention. In the meantime, the Department have said planning permission cannot be granted for the site while Ministers consider whether to call in the application.
After hearing from concerned residents that they were unhappy that the proposed development south of Stafford Road breached the previously detailed site boundaries, Andrew wrote the Housing Secretary, Sajid Javid MP, to call in the application for scrutiny.
In response to Andrew’s letter, the Ministry confirmed that it will consider calling in the application for review after East Staffordshire Borough Council’s further round of consultation. The Council’s consultation closed earlier this week and focused on the breaching of the Settlement Boundary which residents argued they were wholly unaware of. The Planning Committee is expected to meet on 15th May at Burton Town Hall from 2pm to take a further look at the Hazelwalls planning application.
Andrew said, “This is a very welcome breather for the planning process into the Hazelwalls development. It is important that the concerns of residents are properly heard and that the breach of the Settlement Boundary is considered. I will continue to work with local councillors to ensure that the local community has their say on this development”.