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Tryon Close resident say they won’t give up the fight
RESIDENTS who successfully quashed a planning application for a multiple occupancy house could face another fight after developers submitted a revised plan.
The former dental surgery in Tryon Close was subject to a proposal but was thrown out in the face of overwhelming opposition.
But developers seem intent on progressing with plans in some form.
Coun Derique Montaut, (Lab, Liden, Eldene and Park South), said: “The fight will continue. I have been assured residents have banners stored away to pick up the campaign where they left off. They will continue to vigorously oppose the application, and they have the support of myself and my fellow councillors.”
Kathleen Gillespie, 65, of Tryon Close, said: “We just do not want an HMO here at all. We have said we are going to get some more placards done and do some more campaigning. We are not going to let this set us back now.”
She added: “I do not understand why they have chosen here. Past the shops where we live there is a purpose built block of flats for accommodation like the ones they are proposing here. That is a lot of development, so why should we have our little community disrupted for it.”
Janet Jelley, chairwoman of the residents committee, said: “We have decided that until we have seen the new plans we would not do anything more, so we are waiting for them to become public so we can see what they have done.
“We won the first battle, but it doesn’t mean we won the war. We are going to win the war if we can.”
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