Hart Street allotments – planning appeal dismissed

 

Hart Street allotments

Hart Street allotments

The planning appeal for building housing on Newsome Mill Ponds and the former Hart Street allotments has been refused. This is fantastic news for all the local campaigners who would like to see this valuable open space put back into productive use for the benefit of Newsome residents. 

 

 

The planning inspector said in his report:

 

“the loss of previously undeveloped open land resulting from the proposal would have an unacceptable impact on the character and appearance of the area.”

 

Thank you to everyone who wrote letters in support of the Hart Street  site. Newsome Ward Community Forum’s work to try and secure this land for community use can now resume. We hope that one day there will be a thriving community allotment at Hart Street, right at the heart of Newsome.

 

In the meantime, watch out for those blackberries which are fast ripening on the site…

 

Hart Street planning appeal decision (pdf)

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