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Newark and Sherwood District Council planning enforcement officers investigate whether blocking of Flowserve's carpark is breach of planning law




An investigation is being carried out to see whether the blocking off of Flowserve's carpark is a breach of planning law.

The Advertiser was made aware it had been blocked off after the developer's proposals for 322 homes at the site were rejected at August's district council planning committee.

Flowserve access on Hawton Lane, Newark. Credit: Google Maps (40249080)
Flowserve access on Hawton Lane, Newark. Credit: Google Maps (40249080)

The application for the homes followed an approval last year for remedial works at the site to accommodate the residential build if it was given permission.

A condition of the remedial works was that a carpark must be provided and accessible for the users of the sports and social club.

The club said: "We did get warned the carpark would be blocked two weeks ago once the developer's application was turned down.

"They finished on Friday. The applicant said they were told to block the carpark off.

"It is an inconvenience for us and we are not happy about it and have made the council aware."

The proposal for the 322 homes was described by councillors as bringing more problems than it would solve, with a focus on size and parking.

Roger Blaney, planning committee chairman, said: “The planning application for residential development was refused at August’s planning committee.

"This application followed on from one last year for remediation of the site which included decontamination, provision of a drainage pond and other matters.

"A condition attached to this permission required, whilst remediation was underway, for a carpark to be provided and accessible for the users of the sports and social club. The remediation of the site would be needed to facilitate the residential development.

“Planning Enforcement Officers will investigate this alleged breach of planning control and assess whether there has been a breach and if there has, consider the next steps.”



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