Wednesday, 18 October 2017

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THE number of planning applications submitted to Shiplake Parish Council have fallen.

THE number of planning applications submitted to Shiplake Parish Council have fallen.

Forty-one applications were made last year, compared with 64 in the previous 12 months, down 36 per cent.

Speaking at the council’s annual meeting last Thursday, chairman Tudor Taylor said the planning committee scrutinises applications carefully.

He said: “The council looks at every single application received and we take this responsibility very seriously and put a lot of research into it. We allowed to go through 34, either approved or with no strong views.

“Occasionally we do challenge very strongly applications we receive. Out of seven challenged, four were amended and then approved and three went to the planning committee. On one the planning committee sided with us but lost on appeal.”

Councillor Taylor said that the number of applications so far this year have also fallen than the same period last year.

“This time last year we had 17 and now we have had 10,” he said.

Cllr Taylor told the audience that it took the views of residents seriously when considering applications.

He added: “On every application it is important to get your views.”



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