LETTER: Looking at ways to overturn Whittlesey Showfields’ planning permission

Last evening (Tuesday) Whittlesey Town Council held an extraordinary town council meeting in Whittlesey Christian Church to deplore the recent decision by Fenland District Council’s planning committee to grant permission under reference F/YR15/0134/F for up to 220 houses to be built on the Showfields site north of Whittlesey.

The meeting was chaired by Councillor David Mason and attracted 74 members of the public, some of whom gave their comments on the planning committee decision.

A motion was proposed by Councillor Chris Boden that a Working Party be set up to explore the possibilities of overturning the decision of the Fenland’s planning committee by either requesting a calling in of the decision by the Secretary of State or by applying for a judicial review. This motion was seconded by Councillor Martin Curtis and passed by a majority of the Whittlesey Town Council with two abstentions.

A working party was formed consisting of: Cllrs Boden, Curtis, Mason and the WTC Chairman of Planning, Cllr Mrs Rita Jolley with Cllr Ray Whitwell being appointed as a reserve. The Working party to report their findings to a meeting of Whittlesey Town Council on Wednesday 14 October 2015.

Cllr David K M Mason

Whittlesey St Andrew District