I'm pleased to be able to tell you that the Development Control Committee decided to refuse permission to vary the planning restriction for light industrial on the Research Park today.
Parish Council Chairman, Terry Rich, local resident Martin Young and St Edmundsbury Boerough Councillor Jane Midwood all attended and spoke against the application. Members of the Committee voted 8 for refusal and only 3 against.
However before this matter is finally resolved it will need to go back to the committee again next month as the Planning Officers were concerned that there may not be sound grounds for refusal. They are to organise a visit to the site by planning committee members - once we know when that is to be we will aim to let residents know.
In the meantime, its round one to Withersfield and the Arboretum residents!