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Four out of five decisions deferred by Stafford planning meeting

By Kerry.Ashdown  |  Posted: February 20, 2014

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DECISIONS on controversial new housing developments in Hixon and Stone have been put on hold by councillors.

Stafford Borough Council’s planning committee met last night to determine five applications. But four were deferred for consideration at a later date.

They included plans for 81 new homes on land next to New Road in Hixon, which was deferred so committee members could undertake a site visit.

The plans, submitted by Lloyd Stoddart Development, have been recommended for approval. But Hixon Parish Council has objected for several reasons, including the creation of a dangerous junction with New Road and increased traffic delays at the A51/New Road Junction.

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A proposal to build four houses in the rear garden of 158 Oulton Road, Stone, has been given the thumbs down by Stone Town Council on the grounds of “garden grabbing”, overcrowding of the site and potential traffic dangers opposite Alleyne’s Academy.

This application has been recommended for approval by the borough committee, however, but was deferred last night for a previous appeal decision to be considered.

Plans to change three units at Bradley Nurseries and Garden Centre, Bradley, from storage to business use for a water utilities contractor, recommended for approval, were also deferred for further information.

And committee members requested a site visit before they determine plans for single storey extensions to the rear and side of a detached house at 8 Manor Green, Stafford. This has been recommended for refusal.

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