170-homes plan resubmitted and appeal lodged
CONCERNS OVER REDUCED DISTANCE BETWEEN VILLAGES
AN APPLICATION for permission to build 170 homes on a field between the villages of Sileby and Cossington has been resubmitted, after more than a 100 people in the area objected to the plans.
The scheme sparked objections from 124 households in the area who were concerned that the development, on land east of Cossington Road, which forms a green space between Cossington and Sileby, would effectively merge the villages.
It was refused permission by Charnwood Borough Council.
Developer David Wilson Homes has now resubmitted the plan with the borough council, and lodged an appeal against the authority’s refusal of the original application.
The original plan was turned down in September. Speaking at the time, Charnwood Borough Council said the development would have a “significant harmful impact” on the character of the countryside, and on the separate identities of the villages.
A spokesman for David Wilson Homes told the Mercury in October it was “considering” its options.
He said: “We are disappointed that our planning application for 170 homes in Sileby has been refused.
“We are now considering our options and will continue to liaise closely with the local authority.”
Documents submitted by the between Sileby and Cossington.
“This is because there is already residential development that extends down Cossington Road which is already much closer to the settlement than the proposed new dwellings. Secondly, the development will deliver and maintain a significant amount of open space to the south of Sileby.”
That means, the developer claimed, that the development would only lead to a “minor reduction” to the current separation between the neighbouring villages. It added that there would be a “clear separation” between the built-up areas.
A date for the application to be discussed has not yet been set by Charnwood Borough Council.