Keepmoat have submitted their planning application to the Council for 'Erection Of 40 No Dwellings And Associated Access Roads, Footpaths And Car Parking' on Bellburn Field.
To view the full application please visit:- http://msp.darlington.gov.uk/Plann…/…/GFPlanningWelcome.page
And search using the Application Ref No.16/00650/FUL
This is the final chance to put our views across so don't miss out!
During March Mike Crawley, Rachel Mills and myself met with Jamie Leeson of the Fields in Trust organisation.
We were interested in finding out if they would help protect the remaining part of the field if the development went ahead. Jamie gave us lots of information and examples, it was decided that the best route was to get Keepmoat involved and have them sound out the Council as to what could happen.
This Jamie did and he has now come back to us with an update, sadly the news isn't good. Whilst the Council have confirmed they "have no proposals or intention to develop out the remainder of the site" they are "not at this time willing to pursue your suggestion."
So they say they won't develop it but aren't prepared to put an official deed over it to make sure that it stays as a green space in the
As Jamie pointed out "they are one of a few Local Authorities in the UK who have not protected any land with us since we started in 1925."
We thank Jamie and Ian Prescott of Keepmoat for their time and effort and can only hope that the Council's view can be changed to protect the little amount of greenfield we will have left in the area.
A 3rd Keepmoat Consultation Event was held on Tuesday 23rd February at St Matthew & St Luke Parish Church.
These are some of the plans presentedshown below: