The planning appeal against the refusal of the application for a community sports stadium at Perdiswell is to be determined by written representation.
Below details the process you can follow to make a written representation to support the appeal.
The process is relatively easy and will not take up too much of your time.
It is vital to quote the appeal reference number (App/D1835/W/17/3189213) at the top of your letter or in the subject heading of your email. If you do not, any additional comments you make may not be included.
If you wish to make additional comments to the Planning Inspectorate before the 23rd May deadline, then you should make them to the Customer Services Team at the Planning Inspectorate, either by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by writing to the Planning Inspectorate postal address at:
The Planning Inspectorate
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
(If you are going to write to the postal address, for administrative reasons could you please spend 3 copies of your additional comments, this is not necessary if you are to make you additional comments by email)
Any comments that you made at the application stage will be sent by the City Council to the Planning Inspector and the Supporters’ Trust (appellant) for consideration, so you do not need to worry about resending them.
It should be noted that the Planning Inspectorate do not issue confirmation emails or letters to acknowledge they have received your additional comments, so do not worry if you do not receive one.
Lastly, the Trust still firmly believe Perdiswell to be the preferred location for the proposed community sports stadium. In your additional comments you may want to consider the following points:
• It would be a community facility benefitting the local area and the wider Worcester area;
• The proposed structures are smaller in scale when compared with the existing leisure centre and swimming pool building, which helps to ensure that the proposed stadium would not detract from the overall character of the landscape and space that it would we set in;
• The location of the proposed stadium and all-weather pitch is sustainable, with connectivity to the site from multiple access points by foot and cycle.
• The application site is in Green Space but it is not ecologically sensitive in terms of its biodiversity and wildlife;
• The proposal would not adversely affect the character and setting of the neighbouring Canal Conservation Area or the distant views of the Malvern Hills escarpment;
• The proposed development would integrate with existing sporting and leisure provisions already at Perdiswell, creating a much needed regional centre for sports in Worcester;
• The land upon which the proposed stadium and all-weather pitch would be located is allocated in the adopted South Worcestershire Development Plan for sporting use.