Last updated: Tuesday, 13th January 2015, 16:41

Clifton-on-Teme parish councillors have lodged a formal complaint with Malvern Hills District Council over the way the Northern Area planning committee handled an application to build 48 houses on Blueshot Meadow in the village.

The decision to make a formal complaint follows the rejection of an earlier complaint that the  leader of MHDC, Councillor David Hughes, failed to declare an interest because of his business dealings with the developers, Greenlight Developments. According to Clifton parish councillors, “Cllr Hughes took the lead on opposing the motion and the outcome may have been different if he had followed the correct procedure”.

The Parish Council also complained that, when asked directly by councillors about the position of Blueshot Meadow in the proposed modified SWDP, four planning officers refused to answer. “We find it astounding that four senior planning officers were unable to answer this question which could have led to a different outcome.”

To read the Parish Council's letter to MHDC in full, click here

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