Local Residents in Hartshill are taking a Judicial Review against Warwickshire County Council, challenging the abject way a planning application was managed and the grounds on which a decision was made.
On January 19th, 2016 the Regulatory Committee at Warwickshire County Council voted to approve the development of an Emergency Stopping Place along Oldbury Road, Hartshill. Local residents, concerned with how the planning process was managed, have taken legal counsel and have applied for a Judicial Review against Warwickshire County Council’s decision.
County Councillor for Hartshill, Chris Clark said,
“Residents are right to expect fairness and consideration from their decision makers. And decision makers should want to be confident they have all the facts.”
“With only one member of the Regulatory Committee acknowledging the 301 individuals, raising multiple areas of concern; the people of Hartshill, Ansley, and Mancetter feel abandoned and distressed.”
“The legal challenge is happening because the County Council have given locals no other opportunity to be heard. They were denied consultation, their objections were side lined, and their concerns were censored during the meeting – leaving valuable local knowledge to go unheard.”
“I have worked closely with local residents and will continue to do so.”