Bilton Councillors, Matt Scott and Paul Haslam, have been working together to oppose the 53-home Knox Lane planning application first submitted in 2020.
Residents near the proposed Knox Lane development are contesting the updated planning application commonly referred to as H2. The residents have crowdfunded three reports on ecology, heritage and landscape.
The councillors are concerned about the impact on the existing area and residents, as well as new residents that would live there. Many planning-based objections have been submitted to HBC covering themes including the housing mix, flood risk (surface water and sewage) to the houses lower down on Knox Lane and access to the A59 via Knox Avenue or Crab Lane.
As the ward councillor on the planning authority, Cllr Haslam has facilitated residents’ discussions by setting up zoom meetings to explain the planning process and what is a valid planning objection. These meetings continue so do let Cllr Scott know if you would like to get involved.
At time of going to print the application could go before the council’s planning committee as early this month however this is not confirmed. Cllr Scott and Cllr Haslam will continue to keep residents informed via their regular, free InTouch newsletters.