WINGERWORTH: Public inquiry to consider housing plans

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An application to build over 50 homes in Wingerworth is to be considered by a public inquiry after the developers lodged a formal appeal with the Planning Inspectorate.

North East Derbyshire District Council’s Planning Committee rejected proposals to build 51 homes on green land off Nethermoor Road and Deerlands Road in October 2012.

The authority ruled that the scheme would create a ‘prominent intrusion’ into the countryside, and would not fit in with the wider development of the area.

Applicants Rippon Homes have appealed against the decision, and the application will now be considered at a public inquiry being held from 25 to 27 June.

Cllr Harold Laws, Chair of the Planning Committee, said: “People are welcome to attend the inquiry, and can also apply directly to the Planning Inspectorate if they would like to speak at the hearing.

“However, people should bear in mind that all representations that were made to the council have been forwarded to the Planning Inspectorate, so there is no need to duplicate responses.”

The inquiry will be held at Ashover Village Hall and all members of the public are welcome to attend.

All associated planning documents can be viewed on the council website at www.ne-derbyshire.gov.uk/planning (application number 12/00600/FL).

Requests to speak at the public inquiry should be made in writing and sent directly to the Planning Inspectorate – either via email to teamp13@pins.gsi.gov.uk or by post to Room 3/05, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6PN, quoting the reference APP/R/038/A/13/2192646.