Council respond to ‘inappropriate’ eco-town application

Cllr George Beckett, Leader of Winchester City Council has written to Hazel Blears, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, to voice the concerns of both the City Council and the local community over the application for an eco-town at Micheldever Station.

In the letter he states that he has written, “in order to avoid an entirely inappropriate development proposal which has been unsuccessfully promoted for some years now being foisted on local communities by masquerading as an Eco-Town”.

The application by Eagle Star Estates has been considered and rejected through a number of planning processes including the Hampshire Structure plan, and the South East Regional Spatial Strategy.

You can read the letter in full please by downloading the document below.