DEVELOPERS have welcomed the High Court ruling quashing an Inspector’s decision to uphold refusal of planning permission for 1,200 homes at Peel Hall, Warrington, which has outraged local campaigners.
Satnam Develpments are now urging Warrington Borough Council to deal with the matter as “speedily as possible to deal with a housing shortage int he town.
A spokesperson for Satnam said: “We are pleased the Court has quashed the refusal of December 2018. We look forward to working with the officers and elected members of Warrington Borough Council to bring forward this site as speedily as possible to meet the housing shortage that exists in Warrington.”
Meanwhile local MP Helen Jones and residents who have been fighting a lengthy planning battle opposing the development have been left disappointed and angry by the High Court ruling.
Resident Jim Sullivan said: “The team will continue to fight this development, because the issues haven’t changed – the proposed plan doesn’t make sense, would harm many people’s health and would absolutely gridlock North Warrington traffic. It wouldn’t even result in good quality affordable housing.
“We’re all disappointed but not disheartened. A bad plan remains a bad plan – and this was a really bad plan.
“This is the time for Warrington Borough Council to really step up to the crease and show us their value; with 7 months till the all-Council elections, there’s never been a better time for our council to stand alongside citizens.”