As you will be aware there is an outstanding planning application for the land adjacent to 10 Dunstarn Lane for the construction of 42 houses with associated access, parking, landscaping and public open space, including the demolition of 2 houses, one being The Heath.

I have just been advised that new information has been placed on the planning portal and further comments are being accepted by the planners in this respect. The main change to the layout is that an “access gap” to the next field (the green belt site off Dunstarn Lane) is now shown between two of the properties on the eastern edge of the development. This had been removed in previous iterations at the request of Cllr. Caroline Anderson and me and a number of residents following the public consultation phase. The developers were happy to remove it.  However, the planners raised concerns and this is presumably the reason it has been reinstated.

Details of the application may be viewed at the web site below, or by accessing IT facilities in the library at Ralph Thoresby High School, or at the Leonardo Building, address below. Alternatively, you can go to the website address below and then insert the application number 16/06463 and press “search” and the information above should come up. You can then click on the associated documents if you wish to see what the documents are and you can look at all the individual documents.

If you would like to submit a comment about this new proposal please use one of the following methods:

Please quote the planning reference number, noted above, with your comments. The closing date for comments is 5th September.

I would find it very useful if you could forward a copy of your comments to me, to enable me to represent your views clearly and concisely.