Tuesday, 29 October 2013
Tumble Down Dick "Call In" dismissed
Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government has decided against calling in the Tumbledown Dick Planning Application:
“The Secretary of State has carefully considered this case against call-in policy, as
set out in the Written Ministerial Statement by Nick Boles on 26 October 2012. The
policy makes it clear that the power to call in a case will only be used very
selectively. The Government is committed to give more power to councils and
communities to make their own decisions on planning issues, and believes planning
decisions should be made at the local level wherever possible.
The Secretary of State has carefully considered the impact of the proposal, and the
key planning policy issues which this case raises. In his opinion, the proposals do
not: involve a conflict with national policies on important matters; have significant
long term impact on economic growth and meeting housing needs across a wider
area than a single local authority; have significant effects beyond their immediate
locality; give rise to substantial cross boundary or national controversy; raise
significant architectural and urban design issues; or involve the interests of national
security or of foreign Governments. Nor does he consider that there is any other
sufficient reason to call the application in for his own determination. He has
therefore decided the application should be determined at local level, and has not
called it in. The decision as to whether to grant planning permission will thereforeremain with Rushmoor Borough Council."
Planning consent has been signed and issued.