An outline application for 85 homes on Sandyhill Lane is currently pending. The site previously had planning consent for an Asda store, however, that proposal subsequently collapsed leaving the site undeveloped since the 1980’s when a fertiliser plant was destroyed. The site is designated for business use by the adopted local plan, however, the application report stated that the site is an area of low demand for employment and that a residential development would be most beneficial for the site. The application is currently pending despite being expected to go before the planning committee in October 2017, the development has remained quiet with no sign of a full application in the near future.
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