Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers
Representation ID: 9211
Respondent: Mr Alastair McNeill
The site is currently public open space within council ownership. I would be against national planning policy item 97 to convert this site and remove the public open space therefore therefore the application should be rejected.
The site is currently public open space within council ownership. National planning policy states that (97). Existing open space, sports and recreational buildings and land, including playing fields, should not be built on unless:
(a) an assessment has been undertaken which has clearly shown the open space, buildings or land to be surplus to requirements; or
(b) the loss resulting from the proposed development would be replaced by equivalent or better provision in terms of quantity and quality in a suitable location; or
(c) the development is for alternative sports and recreational provision, the benefits of which clearly outweigh the loss of the current or former use.
I do not believe that any of these conditions are being bet by this site therefore the application should be rejected.