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Developers Satnam 'disappointed' by Peel Hall decision
11:45am Monday 11th March 2013 in News
THE developers looking to build 150 homes on Peel Hall say they are ‘disappointed’ after councillors turned their scheme down.
They voted against the plan on Thursday night in the Town Hall, following large scale protests.
Hundreds of residents showed their opposition claiming the proposal would be the ‘thin of the wedge’ with 1,000 more homes possible on the land.
Now Satnam, the developers behind the scheme, how expressed their disappointment.
Nobody from Satnam spoke at the meeting but speaking on Monday morning, Colin Griffiths, from Satnam, said they would carefully consider the council’s response.
He added: “Naturally we are disappointed with the development management committee’s resolution, that had it been able to determine our application it would have refused our proposals for 150 new homes.
“As the agreed time limit the council has to determine a planning application has expired by a considerable period, we have submitted an appeal based on the grounds of non-determination.
“This is not a decision we have taken lightly.
“We are confident that our application is the appropriate site and right approach for delivering sustainable growth in Warrington.
“Satnam is dedicated to delivering a development which will benefit and provide valuable additions to existing communities, which is why we have committed over £1 million to improve local sporting facilities in Warrington as part of the proposals.’ “We are committed to working with all interested parties on this development to ensure that the best possible scheme is delivered.
“At this stage, we will carefully consider the council’s reasons for refusal as we continue through the planning process.”
As well as the housing, the plans will include new football pitches for Winwick Athletic close to Windermere Avenue.
The application will be discussed later in the year at public inquiry.