A Government Inspector has overturned Broxtowe Borough Council’s decision to refuse a planning application at the former Bramcote Hills Golf Course site.
The Council’s Planning Committee felt that proposed development would have an adverse impact on the open and undeveloped nature of the site, which would detract from the picturesque surroundings of Bramcote Ridge and Bramcote Hills as a whole and the application was refused in July 2016.
Leader of the Council, Councillor Richard Jackson said: “I am extremely disappointed that local democracy has been overturned by an unelected planning inspector in spite of our concerns about the application and its impact locally.
Our Planning Committee listened to local residents in reaching its decision to refuse permission for this development. It appears that the planning inspector hasn’t taken this or the government’s stated desire to protect open spaces and respect the views of local people and their elected representatives into account.
I am meeting with the Secretary of State next week and this issue will be at the top of the agenda.”
For more information, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3482 or email firstname.lastname@example.org