Grainger is appealing against SODC’s decision to refuse its application. The Appeal will be heard by an inspector from the Planning Inspectorate on behalf of the Secretary of State.

Some of you will have received notice today from SODC. It mentions how ‘all comments from third parties made during the the application process’ will be passed onto the inspector. With over 600 documents to consider he or she will have plenty of bed time reading to do!

It mentions too that further comments can be made directly to the Inspectorate. There is a tight deadline for this – 2nd September. So over the next few days we will post up some guidance for those of you that wish to comment (not that many of you will need it – you’re all expert by now!).

We’ll also fill you in on how the appeal process works, what timescale we can expect and how most effectively the community can be involved. Please bear with us.

In the meantime please take a look at this general advice and information. Its taken from the Inspectorate website.

Should we be fearful? Not at all. We’ve beaten Grainger once and we can do it again. Bring it on!

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