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Thorley Park house plan: Council says fight will go on as developer appeals against planning permission refusal

Bishop’s Stortford Town Council is to renew its opposition to plans for a detached house on a long-established green space in Thorley Park.

The grass triangle in the middle of Winchester Close, Irving Close and Ashdale has been used for recreation by residents for more than 30 years, but in the past year it has been the subject of two planning applications – first for two homes and then for a single dwelling.

Both proposals have been vigorously opposed by neighbours and by the town council and East Herts Council, which, as the planning authority, refused both bids by Ser Contractor Ltd, of Dorset Road, London.

At a meeting of the town council’s planning and development committee on Monday evening (Jan 6), leader Cllr John Wyllie said that the developer’s decision to appeal against refusal of planning permission meant the fight must go on.

The land is used as a link between estate footpaths, particularly for shoppers using Sainsbury’s supermarket and other shops at the Thorley Park neighbourhood centre.

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