Resident gains new ally in planning objection

The proposed new building will loom over the medieval cottagesPiccotts End resident Professor Timothy Blinko has gained an important new ally in his battle against a proposed new building at the rear of the Mediaeval Cottages. Prof Blinko, who lives with this family in the house adjoining the cottages, believes the new house will loom over the cottages in a way that badly jars with their historic context.

‘If we allow the setting of this unique building to be spoiled now, it will be spoiled forever,’ he said.

Along with the vast majority of residents who are against the application Prof Blinko has gained the support of local councillor Terry Douris. Councillor Douris has indicated that if planning officers decided to accept the proposal he would call a full planning committee to discuss the matter.