Goswell Park – formerly known as Anstey Road Playing Field (Coors Sports Ground)

This was an application by Miller Homes to develop the former Coors Playing Field site. Outline approval for up to 85 homes was granted in February 2015 (ref: 30667/015). Following public consultation, including an exhibition of the developer’s proposals in July 2016, on 22nd December 2016, the EHDC Planning Committee approved the Reserved Matters application (ref: 30667/018). This included layout, scale, appearance, and landscaping – despite considerable opposition from The Alton Society, Alton Town Council, and individual residents. A major concern stemmed from a legal conflict over the validity and ‘weight’ given to the Neighbourhood Plan at outline stage in relation to such matters as visitor parking provision, and at one stage ATC considered a legal challenge to the December 2016 planning decision.

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