Re: Land at Townhouse Rd, Old Costessey, Norwich, Norfolk

J Boucher made this Freedom of Information request to Planning Inspectorate

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The request was refused by Planning Inspectorate.

Dear Planning Inspectorate,

In August 2013 Planning Inspector Christina Downes adjudicated an Appeal hearing regarding a proposed development on the above site in Old Costessey, Norwich.
Her carefully considered report and the subsequent conditions are currently being mostly ignored by the local planning office - South Norfolk Council (SNC).
There have been many editions of the site plans - mostly identical - with no consideration for the objections raised by anyone.
Yesterday , 7th November 2014, l received yet another letter asking for comments and any objections to the site plans and associated works. l discovered later in the day that a report by the Planning Officer at SNC dated next Friday 14th November details permissions and acceptance for the plans .
The conclusion of this report says that the application complies with the Inspector's report where necessary !! It is my contention that it should comply with all conditions without discretion and not on a pick and mix basis invented by the local planning office.
I do not know if we have any recourse by asking you to investigate this matter but l am outraged that a five day appeal hearing attended by hundreds of local objectors and a carefully considered report by Ms Downes seems to carry such little weight.
Several neighbours and l have written a very severe letter to the local planning Office regarding this matter but we are afraid it will again fall on deaf ears.
I do hope you can help.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs J Boucher
Townhouse Rd
Old Costessey, Norwich

Thank you for your e-mail.  It is receiving attention and, where a reply
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Long, Martin,

Dear Mrs Boucher

Thank you for your email. Having reviewed your email, your request for an investigation\help is not a request for recorded information as envisaged by the Freedom of Information Act/Environmental Information Regulations and is therefore not being treated as such. However, your email will receive a response from our team that answers post-appeal decision correspondence. If you do not want a copy of that reply made publically available on the whatdotheyknow website then you will need to provide separate contact details for our response.

Yours sincerely

Martin Long
Planning Inspectorate
0303 444 5642

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