The Goods Yard

The Goods Yard – BISH7 Planning Application 3/17/2588/OUT 
This development will not be completed according to the planning permission granted in 2018, primarily because Network Rail has decided to retain the siding close to the disused signal box. Work on a revised application and masterplan is therefore underway.
Citing ‘financial viability’ the developer now wants to increase the approved number of homes from 641 – compared to ‘around 600’ in the District Plan – to ‘up to 753’, on a smaller site. With such an increase in numbers – as well as elsewhere in the town, one wonders who is bearing the development risk. In many cases it certainly doesn’t seem to be the developers or EHDC!

July 2022