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Developer appeals against rejection of housing at Wantage police station site
7:40am Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
A DEVELOPER refused planning permission to build sheltered apartments in the former Wantage police station will appeal against the decision.
Hampshire firm Churchill Retirement Living wants to demolish the former station and magistrates’ court in Church Street and build 44 sheltered apartments.
The Vale of White Horse District Council called it “a cramped form of development” and threw it out.
At a meeting on August 13, the council's head of planning, Adrian Duffield, said that it was not in keeping with the Wantage conservation area and did not provide enough parking or affordable housing.
Churchill's planning director, Andrew Burgess, said the firm would appeal to the Planning Inspectorate.
He added: “The site is ideally located. People can walk into town on the flat, and there are facilities nearby.”
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