Tuesday, July 04, 2006
PIER HEAD UPDATE
This has been a difficult decision, but, we have decided to withdraw from the appeal scheduled for July 11th. I quote from the Architects letter to PDC: "All parties are agreed that the latest Design, which was Refused Planning Permission at the Planning Board on Thursday 29th June 2006, represents a distinctly better option for the Pier Head Site (than the previous), which makes the examination of the Original Scheme at Appeal a somewhat pointless exercise.
Obviously my Client and myself were truly shattered and distraught by the Refusal by the Planning Board of our Latest Scheme which has received so much Local support from all sections of the community most particularly Swanage Town Council, The Residents Association, Swanage Building Preservation Society, and was roundly praised by South West Design Review Panel." The hope is that a negotiated amended proposal can be urgently agreed with the Planning Officers and put before the committee. This was supported by the comments of planning committee chairman John Hyde directing the officers to "try and negotiate suitable modifications" for a solution. It was also backed up by Bill Trite, leader of Purbeck District Council who said: "It's not a matter of being a stick in the mud, we just need a proposal on a slightly smaller scale."
Posted by Postman2 at 1:57 pm