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Campaigners celebrate as councillors vote against Liden development
9:29am Wednesday 11th December 2013 in News
CAMPAIGNERS were celebrating last night after councillors voted against plans to develop a derelict dental surgery into a house of multi occupancy.
Councillors on Swindon Council’s planning committee refused to grant permission for a property on Tryon Close, in Liden, to change its use into six bedsits.
This decision went against the advice of planning officers who had recommended the scheme for approval.
Concerns raised during the meeting included problems with parking, the neighbourhood suffering from an over development of the building and the appearance of the street being reduced by the removal of trees from outside the property.
Chairman of a residents’ steering group set up to oppose the application, Alan Gaunt, 61, said he was delighted with the council’s decision.
“I said before I was putting my faith in the elected members and I’m very pleased I have,” said Alan.
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