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Controversial plans for 155 homes in Stafford re-submitted by developer

By Jordan Reynolds | Stafford | News | Published:

Plans for 155 homes in Stafford which were previously thrown out are back on the table, sparking anger among local residents.

The homes and 55 care apartments would be built next to the A34 Cannock Road, near Action Hill Road.

A campaign has now been launched to try and see off the threat of development again.

Last year developer Gladman Land submitted an appeal against South Staffordshire Council's decision to refuse permission, then withdrew the appeal at a later date.

The plans, which received 178 objections, were refused by the council last year after a coach load of residents attended a planning committee meeting.

Now a fresh application has been submitted for the 7.9 hectare site.

More than a dozen people have already objected to the plan after it was submitted on December 21.

And Councillor Ann Edgeller posted on social media rallying support to defeat the proposal.

She said: "Just to keep everyone informed Gladman have submitted their planning application again for the development on Cannock Road. This is the same format as it was before when it was rejected.

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"I would ask all residents to help defeat this proposal once again by making their voice heard by putting their objections in writing to South Staffs Planning Department."

The news comes after a 'misleading' brochure previously distributed by the developer was banned by the Advertising Standards Authority after portraying the previous development as a seven-acre park.

Gladman Land sent brochures to residents designed to look like a newspaper titled ‘The Staffordshire Standard’ with a front page story heralding the arrival of a new country park on their doorstep.

However the leaflets were in fact trying to gain support for the application to build 155 houses and 55 care apartments.

Objections were made to the Advertising Standards Authority, which has upheld the complaint that it is misleading.

A decision will be made on the plans in the coming months.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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