Whitchurch resident 'satisfied' with alloment changes

Published date: 08 June 2017 |
Published by: Barrie White 
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A Whitchurch resident who strongly opposed plans for a shed and compost toilet at the Queensway Playing Fields allotments says she is satisfied with changes made to the proposal after it was approved.
Shropshire Council permitted the application, made by Clare Bellingham, last week after it had received a number of complaints regarding its position, including from Ivy Shenton and her husband Ray as they feared the compost toilet would be next to their garden.
But Ivy says she is happy for application to go ahead now the toilet has been relocated – but admits she will be monitoring the situation.
“The council has done all it can to take our views into consideration with regard to the toilet and the shed,” she said. “It’s moving  away from my garden.
“I think we have been consulted well by Shropshire Council.
“We’ll be definitely monitoring how it goes  because the council is keeping an eye on it there too.
“Councillor Gerald Dakin came out to see us twice and he agreed the toilet and the shed couldn’t go there. If he’s happy with the new positioning, then we have got to trust him, which we do.
“Fingers crossed this is the end of it – I don’t want to fall out with anyone.”
Shropshire Council’s planning officer George Candler believes the application will have a positive impact on the area, but the decision has placed a condition, relevant for the lifetime of the development, that the toilet should be maintained to avoid any odour.

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