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No parking - relief as planners turn down Church Road development

Ross Crawford 21st Feb, 2020

PLANS to build six new homes in on the site of Doric Works in Church Road, Studley, have been refused by Stratford District planners.

The planning application had been earmarked for approval despite the development having no allocated parking spaces for the future homeowners.

The developer had assumed they would simply park outside on the street, where people in the houses opposite already park.

However Councillors on Stratford’s planning committee ‘A’ voted to refuse the application on the grounds that there was insufficient parking contrary to policy.

It was pointed out that the two bedroom houses all featured a ‘studio’ which could easily be turned into a third bedroom and could therefore increase the number of parking spaces required.

Councillor Paul Beaman, vice chair of Studley Parish Council, said he was pleased with the decision.

“We want to see that site developed but they have to look at parking within the constrains of the site and if they can do that then there would be no problem.

“As it is the District Council now requires all new builds to have electric vehicle charging points.

“If you had an electric car you could end up with electric leads trailing all over the place and creating a trip hazard.

“This was the right decision by far.”


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