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Stafford planners defer decision on Little Haywoods housing proposals

By Staf Newsletter  |  Posted: April 03, 2014

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PLANNERS in Stafford will visit the site where a developer wants to build between 14 and 20 houses before they make a decision.

St Modwen Developments applied for outline permission for their proposals for land west of Coley Lane, Little Haywood.

Members of Stafford Borough Council’s planning committee heard there were road safety concerns about the plans.

Planning officers have recommended approval for the plans saying: “The proposals are sustainable development complying with the National Planning Policy Framework.

Resident Victoria Gilbert, 39, of Billington Avenue, said: “Coley Lane and the connected Little Tixall Lane are narrow, winding, poorly lit lanes with single track sections, blind bends and few pavements. Village infrastructure is already at full capacity.”

Colwich parish council said the development would form a natural boundary on the edge of Little Haywood.

The company said: “We believe the parish council support for the proposal reflects the wider community position. The proposals have comprehensively addressed all the planning issues.”

Ward member Councillor Jean Tabernor said: “Coley Lane is single track in places and is used as a rat run between Little Haywood and Great Haywood. It has dangerous bends where there isn’t a footpath.”

The borough council has asked for contributions totalling more than £60,000 for leisure facilities plus £500 a house to mitigate for any impact on the Cannock Chase special area of conservation.

Members of the committee voted by nine votes to four to visit the site before making a decision.

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