Wainhomes withdraws its revised planning application for land off Tregony Road, Probus
Wainhomes obtained planning permission in 2015, on appeal, for the development off Tregony Road.
In January and February 2016, mechanical diggers were on site. However, this was not the start of construction, but was the archeology team carrying out the pre-start surveys that were necessary.
At about the same time, Wainhomes submitted a new planning application with an amended site layout and a reduction in the percentage of affordable housing from 50% to 30%.
After lengthy discussions between the planners and Wainhomes, the revised planning application is being withdrawn. Instead, it has been agreed that the original permission will be enacted but that the percentage of affordable will be 40%. This change can be made by what is known as a Deed of Modification to the s106 agreement that had been signed. It does not require a new planning application. The legal advice is that this would be the maximum that the Council could insist on in the light of the latest government pronouncements on planning guidance.
All other conditions will remain the same except for the changes to the plans for Tregony Road that were requested by the local residents, i.e. no new works to the road infrastructure at the end nearest to The Square.