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PLANNING: Two detached properties proposed for site in Calverton however footpaths require ‘stopping up or diverting to enable development’

To enable the proposed development of the land footpaths FP40 and FP41 will need to be stopped up / diverted.

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An application has been received by Gedling Borough Council from Mr. David Fletcher of Langridge Homes, Nottingham for the proposed construction of two new properties on land at Renals Way, Calverton.

The application states the proposed development or works as ‘2 No. New Dwellings with associated works’ on an area described as ‘field area’.

PICTURED: Proposed site location plan (Courtesy of Langridge Homes / Gedling Borough Council Planning)

A Design and Access statement prodvided in support of a full planning application advises that ‘Langridge Homes hereby wish to apply for the Stopping up Order to Calverton Footpaths 40 and 41, for reasons including but not limited to being reasonably justified under section 257 of the Town and Country Planning act 1990, where its states that :-

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(1) Subject to section 259, a competent authority may by order authorise the stopping up or diversion of any footpath if they are satisfied that it is necessary to do so in order to enable development to be carried out—

(a) in accordance with planning permission granted under Part III, or

(b) by a government department.

PICTURED: Proposed site location plan (Courtesy of Langridge Homes / Gedling Borough Council Planning)

The Design and Access statement further refers to a history of issues regarding current footpaths that require ‘stopping up’ wherein they state ‘In July 2006 after the failed attempt by Calverton Parish Council to include the site in question as Village Green, in an attempt to prevent the development of the land, applications were made by way of a Modification Order to create FP40 and FP41 as public footpaths which was successfully achieved despite reasonable and understandable objection from Langridge Homes. The decision to include these as Footpaths rendered the site in question effectively undevelopable, directly in opposition of Section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.’

PICTURED: Proposed streetscene (Courtesy of Langridge Homes / Gedling Borough Council Planning)

The Design and Access statement ends by stating ‘To enable the proposed development of the land (which has been approved on more than one occasion), FP40 and FP41 will need to be stopped up. Rejecting the stopping up would quite clearly, and solely be purely to hamper development, not to continue ways of access that exist today only in registration and not function.’

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Pictured: The pathways in question (Courtesy of Google Maps)

Further details regarding Planning Application 2023/0875 can be accessed HERE.

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