INSPECTOR DISMISSES SQUIRRELS APPEAL
Garry Calver, one of Labour’s Town and District councillors for East Central ward, has welcomed the news that the original planning application to build a four storey block of flats on the site of the former Squirrels sports and social club has been refused on appeal.
Gary Calver opposed the proposal as a Harwich Town Councillor and, since his election to TDC in May 2007, has actively supported the residents of Fronks ave, Fronks road and St Georges ave who will be affected by a development of such a height.
Councillor Garry Calver says
“I have been keeping residents advised of developments and, as ward councillor, I addressed the meeting of TDC’s Development and Control committee and argued against the application. I believe it is wrong to impose a four-storey building adjacent to existing two storey houses. The committee agreed with me and refused the application and now the Planning Inspector has dismissed the appeal for the same reason. It is very good news for local residents.”
A second application is still to be determined and Garry Calver intends to address the committee asking them to refuse this application as well.
“I welcome the fact that the developer has accepted the need to reduce the building to two storeys in height nearest to the road but there is still part of the new proposal that is four storeys in height,” continued Garry Calver. “My views have not changed and residents can be assured that I will be putting forward the same argument against the new proposal as I did against the original application.”