Go ahead for 4 new homes on Matthew Lane

From the Craven Herald 16th May 2017
A PLANNED development of four new homes off Matthew Lane,B Bradley, has been given the go ahead by Craven planners. Despite an appeal by Bradley Parish Council to defer the application for discussions with the landowner, Craven District Council’s Planning Committee approved the scheme.
Cllr Derek Booth, of the parish council’s neighbourhood plan group, urged a deferral because he said the council was close to finishing its neighbourhood plan and although not against the planned homes in principle, wanted more time to talk to the landowner. The meeting also heard from an objector who claimed there was a great need for recreational space in Bradley and thought the new houses were not needed.
But, Luke Binns, for agents, David Hill, said it was a low density development of four detached homes on spacious plots. And he added the discussions with Bradley Parish Council would continue, but were considered separate to the planning application.
Cllr Chris Harbron said there was a need for family homes and pointed out the parish council was not against the principle of development. And Cllr John Dawson agreed it was important for villages to have family homes to protect their schools. Planning manager, Neville Watson, advised councillors against deferring the application until the completion of the Bradley Neighbourhood Plan, and that it had to be determined on its own merits.
The committee approved the scheme for for four detached, open market homes with off street parking. Two of the homes will be three bedroom, and two four bedroom. Access will be off Matthew Lane.

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