The Inspector has requested further information from the appellant and has therefore postponed the hearing planned for 3rd August 2010.
All the hardcore is to be removed and levels restored to their original level with topsoil. This will happen over the school summer holiday. In the autumn the site will be planted with trees, shrubs, wildflowers and grass.
The Society has been advised that not only has the Grove Farm, Jacobean Lane Marina planning application rejection been appealed but the Stripes Hill Marina application has also now gone to appeal.
A group of temporary classrooms adjacent to Arden School on Station Road were dismantled and removed today. Planning permission had expired and their continued presence had led to irritation within the community.
Arden School has responded to concerns expressed by Council planners, councillors and especially local residents by removing these temporary classrooms a few weeks after the expiry of planning permission but before wider community agitation became significant. The community will welcome this move as nobody wants to see poor community relations with a very successful local school. The school would prefer to have continued with the use of the extra space, this being despite a recent history of strong growth of new facilities. The real issues on this matter from the perspective of the school although aired had not reached the point of widespread debate; most people however will be glad to see the law upheld and a longstanding eyesore addressed.
The Knowle Society has resubmitted its letter of objection to this planning application for a Marina at Grove Farm, Knowle.
The Knowle Society submitted an objection prior to the initial refusal. The attached letter is an amplified copy of that objection, necessary following the loss by SMBC of all earlier objections and the calling of a public enquiry.