Residents in the ‘clere’ after plans are trashed

COUNCILLORS and residents in Knaphill let out a collective sigh of relief when a second planning application for homes in Highclere Road were scrapped.

   KNAPHILL UNITED – people power won through when council planners decided against the ‘imposing’ plans

KNAPHILL UNITED – people power won through when council planners decided against the ‘imposing’ plans

Following the scrapping of plans to build four houses at the site of an existing bungalow, a subsequent bid for three homes on the same plot of land were trashed.

“The development was inappropriate for the area and this would have caused much crowding,” explained Cllr Saj Hussain, who was united with fellow Cllr Melanie Whitehand and residents against the proposals.

“My main concern was access as the adjoining Lane End Drive is very narrow and utility lorries going to the properties would have caused untold problems.

“This is a great example of councillors and planners using common sense to stop unnecessary development in the borough.”

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