A planning application for permission to build a 23 bedroom Hotel & Country Club on land off Ripon Hall Avenue, Ramsbottom, has been re submitted by the land owner, after previously being withdrawn last year, just days before planning officers were expected to refuse permission.
We understand that the planning officers had some major concerns about that application and were set to reject it based on a number of factors—the closeness of the adjacent woodland, trees under threat covered by Tree Preservation Orders, traffic and noise concerns.
The planning officers cannot stop another application, and the applicant can re-submit it at no extra cost, but we understand that it would need to have been substantially different in terms of building, location etc, as these are major hurdles to get over.
Cllr Rob Hodkinson commented “As your local Councillor I have consistently opposed development on our green field sites such as here on Ripon Hall Avenue on the Whittingham Drive estate.
Ramsbottom’s green spaces need to be protected from developers and I will strongly oppose this planning application.”
The previously withdrawn application attracted over 500 objections after a successful campaign by local Conservative Councillors.
Unfortunately, these will no longer be taken into account for this re-submission.
Cllr Rob Hodkinson added “I therefore urge residents to make their views known to the Planning Department at Bury Council as soon as possible.”
The deadline for objections is 22nd November 2018 although objections will still be considered after this date.
The link to this application is: https://planning.bury.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=_BURY_DCAPR_53817
Alternatively, you can email the planning Department Case Officer Helen Longworth: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also write to: Bury Council, Planning Control, 3 Knowsley Place, Duke Street, Bury BL9 0EJ
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