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Plan withdrawn

By MIG: Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: November 11, 2013

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PLANS to demolish an animal feeds business to make way for houses have been withdrawn.

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council's planning committee was set to decide on whether to allow the demolition and clearance of existing industrial buildings, structures and open storage, at Moss Feeds in Dilhorne, on Thursday, October 31.

However, at the start of the meeting it was announced that the application had been withdrawn.

The applicant, Mr Moss, had applied for permission for 10 properties on the site at Home Farm, in High Street – three two to three-bedroom terraced houses, two three-bedroom semi-detached dwellings and five four to five-bedroom detached homes – all of which would be “open market” housing.

It comes after the council refused a previous application to redevelop the site in 2008. An appeal against the decision was rejected by a Government inspector the following year.

A planning report prepared for councillors raised a series of objections to the renewed proposal, including concerns over its green belt location, possible pollution problems and the loss of an employment site, and recommended that the plans be refused.

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