Closing statements made in inquiry into Jeakins Weir plans

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A PLANNING inspector has heard the closing statements in a battle over plans for 96-homes housing estate in Oakham.

Mary O’Rourke, the planning inspector for the Secretary of State, heard the final statements in the closing of the inquiry into Jeakins Weir plans for the homes in Uppingham Road, Oakham.

Rutland County Council refused the outline planning application in February but Jeakins Weir had already lodged an appeal because the council took too long to make a decision.

The opening statements were heard in May but the end of the inquiry was delayed until today so all the interested parties could see a copy of the council’s core strategy. This is due to be decided on tonight.

Lawyers acting on behalf of Jeakins Weir, Rutland County Council and protest group Oakham Action spoke at the inquiry today.

For the full story, see this week’s newspaper.