DCLG directs EHDC not to grant planning permission for the Butts Bridge replacement and housing on the Lord Mayor Treloar Hospital site in south Alton
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has instructed East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) not to grant planning permission for housing on the Lord Mayor Treloar Hospital site and for the replacement of the Butts Bridge. This is to allow the new Secretary of State in the incoming government to consider whether s/he wishes to 'call in' the decision, i.e. make the decision his/herself.
The Lib Dems group persuaded Alton Town Council as a whole to ask the DCLG to do this (issue an Article 25 order). ATC were concerned that EHDC did not take sufficient notice on the emerging Alton Neighbourhood plan.
The letter can be found on Alton Town Council website here