Development issues in Rutland to be discussed at council meeting next week

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A NUMBER of development issues are set to be discussed at a council meeting next week.

Enforcement action for the Pavilion in Home Farm Close in Burley, and the play area at The Banks in Whissendine will be considered at a Rutland County Council development control and licensing committee on Tuesday.

The committee will also consider developer Hawksmead’s planning application to build 200 homes in Barleythorpe.

The Pavilion has been at the centre of a planning row after the council said alterations at the property, a substantial detached bungalow, were made without the appropriate permission.

The former owners had secured planning permission to extend the property but the work went beyond what the council had approved. A new application was submitted to retain the house as it currently stands.

Councillors refused that application, citing the size of the house and the impact on residents and the Burley-on-the-Hill estate which it overlooks, and the design and materials used.

They ordered enforcement action but since then a legal document has come to light so the council have to consider enforcement action again.

The Banks in Whissendine was threatened with closure after planning officers believed the land did not have permission to be used as a play area and were hoping to have the equipment removed.