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Daresbury against inappropriate development

135 Signatures Goal: 100

What the residents in Daresbury are petitioning against....

To oppose a planning application and subsequent appeal to develop part of the green belt in The Village of Daresbury

To prevent the establishment of a permanent travellers site on Newton Lane, which has been forced upon residents without any regard to the feelings of the community, appropriateness of the site, or consideration of the environment. 

To protect a green field which is alongside a conservation area in the midst of a network of public footpaths and other areas of local natural beauty, including the birthplace of Lewis Carroll.  To also protect Daresbury's attraction on the tourist trail, well known as the Alice in Wonderland Village and secondly as a world class science and business centre. 

We would also like to raise awareness that this particular developer has purchased a further field closer to the village centre.  It is a major concern that if permission was ever granted for the Newton Lane site, it could encourage a subsequent illegal bank holiday move of caravans on to the second much larger field. 

The Planning Inspectorate has already deemed the Newton Lane encampment inappropriate.  Halton Borough Council has made every effort to provide alternative accommodation, largely because they also disagree with the development.   This petition confirms that the settled community in Daresbury would also be against any applications or appeals of the same. 

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  • Roger Irving
    Roger Irving United Kingdom, Liverpool
    Oct 20, 2016
    Oct 20, 2016
    Having recently moved to Daresbury I am alarmed at the stories from residents of intimidation towards them by Mr Smith who has occupied the land with the intention of developing without planning permission and is already in breach of Notices to move to a site provided by Halton Council.
  • Alex Irving
    Alex Irving United Kingdom, Liverpool
    Oct 20, 2016
    Oct 20, 2016
    Inappropriate and against Govts national policy regarding planning laws. This was, subject of a ministerial statement by Brandon Lewis, Minister of State for Housing and Planning, on 17 December 2015 [CD28]. In it, he states:
    “The Government is concerned about the harm that is caused where the development of land has been undertaken in advance of obtaining planning permission. In such cases, there is no opportunity to appropriately limit or mitigate the harm that has already taken place. Such cases can involve local planning authorities having to take expensive and time consuming enforcement action.
    For these reasons, we introduced a planning policy to make intentional unauthorised development a material consideration that would be weighed in the determination of planning applications and appeals. This policy applies to all new planning applications and appeals received since 31 August 2015.
    The Government is particularly concerned about harm that is caused by intentional unauthorised development in the Green Belt.”
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    Roger Irving United Kingdom
    2 months ago
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    Alex Irving United Kingdom
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    Barrie Tennant United Kingdom
    3 years ago
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    M Devereux United Kingdom
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    Philip Geddes United Kingdom
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    Lynne Tickle United Kingdom
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    andrew leech United Kingdom
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    Dawn Addison United Kingdom
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    mark Mitchell United Kingdom
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    Joan Barton United Kingdom
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    Alistair Wilson United Kingdom
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    S Hallman United Kingdom
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    Helen Acton United Kingdom
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    Sue Emson United Kingdom
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    Emma Adams United Kingdom
    3 years ago
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