The agents for Celsea Place have submitted an appeal against “non determination” as the District Council have not made up their collective minds on the proposed development within the time allowed to them.
This is not good news. In Benson where the district allowed this to happen the Planning Inspector allowed the appeal and as a result the village will be getting 120 extra houses in a location that they had not planned for.
Further, with the government’s presumption in favour of sustainable development there is pressure on inspectors to allow these “rogue” developments.
We will have a fight on our hands to stop this, but I truly believe that, at this stage, Celsea Place is not the right area to be developed as our village grows. This kind of ad hoc development is not good in general and is a disaster for Cholsey in particular.