Monthly Archives: July 2018

Savill’s Viability Assessment

The council have now released the Savills’ report from which the £14.3m figure for the revenue from the housing land is derived. Savills Viability Assessment Report – 13.07.17 They have also released some other reports here under latest documents The council have quietly released some other documents here under latest documents http://www.princesparade.co.uk/plans.html  

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Write to the Planning Committee

Now that there is more time before the planning committee meeting we think it would be very useful if you would all contact members of the planning committee to explain why you think they should refuse the planning application.   The key planning argument is that the so called public benefit of the development (mainly […]

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Planning Meeting Deferred to 16th August

The Princes Parade planning application won’t be on the agenda for the committee meeting on Tues 31 July after all. The new date is Thursday 16th August 7pm. So our protest is deferred until then too  – 6.15pm. Please spread the word and display this poster (on private property only please – no flyposting) Protest Poster […]

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Update from the Department for Transport

Re the diversion of the road: “As far as I am aware the council are in the process of writing to all objectors to the Order. With regards to a public inquiry, no decision has yet been made.   As things stand the Order is on hold until the Council try to resolve the objections.   No […]

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First Impressions of Planning Officer’s Report

Having had a first read through of the officer’s report we think our biggest worry is the fact that he has just accepted the financial viability calculations at face value. So he has accepted that with the revenue from the housing land the leisure centre on Princes Parade will cost the council about £2m – […]

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Land Value

Following the response to this FoI request, http://saveprincesparade.org/betteridge-milsom-foi/ we have been doing some more work on the Financial Viability calculations. This is still not easy as most of the numbers have been redacted but the FoI material has given us some more clues. There will be 4 phases to the development: Phase 1 : Remediation […]

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Comments on Additional Documents

We have just submitted, on behalf of SPP, some comments on the new documents that were published earlier this month. We have objected to the proposal to drain the surface water into the canal (previously the intention was to drain it into the sea); we have raised some concerns about the ecological mitigation timetable as […]

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