This was an issue that divided the council. It was narrowly passed (5/4). This is the type of development that challenges the Councillors - several had misgivings about it but if it complies with all the regulations then we're obliged to pass it. The decision can go two ways:
A. We pass it and then the representors will appeal and it will go to the Tribunal.
B. We decline it and then the developer will appeal and it will go to the Tribunal.
So either way, the Tribunal will decide - and they will apply the same rules that we work to.
I was one of the 5 to vote for it for one very important reason. Council can stipulate a whole raft of conditions on a development - I requested a condition to do with grey waste dispersal. If we go for option "A" then those conditions are likely to remain in place - whereas this is not guaranteed with option "B".
The appeal process