Thursday, 8 July 2010

HSBC application withdrawn

This is a quick snippet of old news, actually, but I've only just found out. The planning application to turn the branch of HSBC on Whiteladies Road into a bar and restaurant was withdrawn in April after the planning officer explained that he was going to refuse permission due to the impact on the area and over-intensification of this type of business in the immediate vicinity. Anthony and I, along with many residents, had objected to the application and we're glad to see it fall.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Neil - why did you object to the HSBC planning application, but in respect of BASICS request that you object to the Sainsburys supermarket in Ashton Gate you state...

"It would be very dangerous for the Leader of Council or other members of the Executive to pass comment on live planning applications outside as it leaves the Council open to a charge of predetermination - i.e. that the councillors didn't follow the correct process."


harryT

Anonymous said...

And again here ...

As to the perceived silence of Barbara and the Cabinet, I come back to my earlier comment. It is legally inappropriate for them to take a view on live planning applications. It would suggest that the planning committee vote is whipped and could be used by the applicant to challenge the decision.

Are you going to get into trouble with HSBC then ???

Neil Harrison said...

HarryT - Two points. One - you've spotted the typo in my original comment, which should read "outside *their own ward*". Two - I'm not in the Cabinet.