The Parish Council has been notified that a group of residents has commenced legal proceedings, through a Judicial Review process, of the decision by B&NES to approve the detailed “Reserved Matters” application for the Maynard Terrace development.
The legal action is being taken in the name of Rosemary Naish, who is also the Chair of the Parish Council. Rosemary has asked the Council to make clear that the action is being taken in her name and in a strictly personal capacity. The Parish Council is not involved and indeed in law cannot be party to the action as it is not directly affected by the development. The Parish Council is not party to the legal advice that has been provided in respect of the action and is not involved in funding it.
The Parish Council has consistently opposed the Maynard development on numerous grounds and was deeply disappointed by the decision of the B&NES Development Management Committee to approve the reserved matters application. As a Council we are very concerned by the apparent lack of account taken of the policies in the Clutton Neighbourhood Plan. We therefore welcome the fact that the proposed Judicial Review process should provide clarification of the weight those policies should be given in considering this and other planning applications. The Parish Council will keep the position closely under review and will if appropriate discuss it again at the next meeting.
Clutton Parish Council
2 September 2016