Sunday, March 04, 2007

Southbourne Gardens Former Allotments

Local residents will probably know by now that the planning inspector rejected the appeal by the potential developers of the Southbourne Gardens former allotment site. However, another application in the future must be anticipated. The principal defence against the recent application rested on traffic and highways issues.

Cllr Colin Darracott hopes the site will be brought back into use as allotments. He said, “There is such demand for allotments in the city, particularly from the Eastern residential area, and the Council cannot at the moment meet its statutory requirements. I hope that a strategy will emerge soon, following preliminary work”.