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Liz Kildunne
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 13:24
Sutton Lane Planning Application
Dear All

This has been sent for "non-determination by the Planning Inspectorate". This means it is totally out of the hands of the CDC Planning Committee and that no-one will be able to represent Sutton directly, other than our objections. I googled why this should have happened - it is for occasions where the application hasn't been decided by the local authorities within 8 weeks. Beware in case this is a new tactic for CDC planning department - ignore anything controversial and it will be referred to Central Government.
Fingers crossed that the Inspectorate will see sense as the last guy did.
Julian Hide
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 16:56
This is appalling! What is the point of CDC Planning Department?
Liz Kildunne
Friday, November 11, 2016 18:20
Hi All - this is classed as an appeal, I received the following letter. Please, if you haven't already put your point of view in regarding this latest application, use this as your opportunity. Anyone who has already commented can do so again if they wish, although all representations from the latest application will be passed to the Inspectorate.

Dear Sir/Madam,


Site Address:

Land Off Main Street, Sutton-In-Craven, Keighley, BD20 7HR.

Description of development:

Outline Application With All Matters Reserved For Construction Of 22 New Houses And Associated Access And Landscaping (Resubmission Of Refused Application 66/2015/15334)

Application reference:

Appellant’s name:
Mr H Ingham

Appeal reference:

Appeal start date:

I refer to the above details. An appeal has been made to the Secretary of State against the decision of Craven District Council to non determination of outline consent for the above proposal.

The appeal will be determined on the basis of Written Representations. The procedure to be followed is set out in Part 2 of the Town and Country Planning (Appeals) (Written Representations Procedure) (England) Regulations 2009.

We have forwarded all the representations made to us on the application to the Planning Inspectorate and the appellant. These will be considered by the Inspector when determining the appeal.

If you wish to make comments, or modify/withdraw your previous representation, you can do so on the Planning Portal at or by emailing If you do not have access to the internet, you can send three copies to:

The Planning Inspectorate
3M Kite Wing Temple Quay House
2 The Square

All representations must be received by 14 December 2016. Any representations submitted after the deadline will not usually be considered and will be returned. The Planning Inspectorate does not acknowledge representations. All representations must quote the appeal reference.

Please note that any representations you submit to the Planning Inspectorate will be copied to the appellant and this local planning authority and will be considered by the Inspector when determining the appeal.

The appeal documents are available to view online at, under reference 66/2016/16745 or at Craven District Council, 1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1FJ between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

You can get a copy of one of the Planning Inspectorate’s “Guide to taking part in planning appeals” booklets free of charge from the Planning Portal at or from us.

When made, the decision will be published on the Planning Inspectorates Website.
Paul Wilkinson
Monday, November 21, 2016 15:53
from Margaret Johnson

THOMPSON’S FIELD: brief notes from latest outline planning application for those who haven’t two hours to spare to read through the documents!

  • 32 houses minimum to be built on the higher ground to flood risk standards ie concrete floors, raised electric sockets etc

  • this is not land that floods – what about existing houses that are at flood risk?

  • lower part of the field is highlighted as flood risk and not suitable for houses so car park to be built next to existing road junction with Bridge Street

  • some of this land is also contaminated from having been used as a tip so not suitable for building

  • underground water storage tanks to be built under car park to store runoff water in times of heavy rain – rest of runoff to be diverted into beck

  • lots of maths data to predict that flood risk to village will be minimal and even that new build will reduce risk

  • mini roundabout to be constructed at junction of Holme Lane and Bridge Street to improve traffic flow

  • lots of maths data based on 2011 traffic flow to show that there will only be a few extra cars on local roads at peak times from new build (yet 23 houses = at least 32 cars surely)

  • suggestion that new residents will walk/catch buses (three per day) to Steeton Station!

  • closure of public footpath and green space alongside beck from Holme Lane and across Alvic Field (no mention of who will maintain it)

Please put in your objections to Craven District Council while there is still time!

Margaret Johnson
The Hawthorns
Liz Kildunne
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 18:54
And please don't forget Sutton Lane objections too. Appeal closes 14 December. Reasons for objecting are very similar to Thompson's Field.

Save our village from attack from both sides
Mark Spence
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 21:17
The flood risk assessment has "Cravendale" throughout. Well done there!

can anyone a bit more familiar with these tell me if by "carparks" they mean drives?

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