Rugby borough councillors refuse plans for 80 new homes in Wolston

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PLANS to build 80 new homes in Wolston were thrown out for a second time by councillors last night (Wednesday).

Councillors at Rugby Borough Council’s planning meeting at the Town Hall last night were advised by officers and chairman Cllr Peter Butlin to approve the plans.

The plans, submitted by Bloor Homes, has been revised after they were initially refused by councillors earlier this year.

The revised plans included less homes than the first application - having gone from 92 to 80. The layout of the site

The developers want to build the 80 new homes on land off Priory Road and School Street, with associated open space, landscaping infrastructure and a new reserve.

The application received 73 letters of objection and 107 signatures on a petition.

Wolston Parish Council also objected to the plans

Speaking at the meeting Cllr Chris Pacey-Day said he wanted to put a proposal forward to refuse the application.

Cllr Pacey-Day said: “We should respect the parish council’s views. We’re very blessed in Rugby to have very efficient parish councils.”

Cllr Pacey-Day also said that he felt the development would impinge on the listed building on the site.

Other councillors disagreed, while others backed him up, adding that there was not enough affordable housing on the site.

Following a debate the majority of councillors voted in favour of the application being refused.

There was a round of applause from the packed public gallery.

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