Meteor Ford planning application approved by Chairs casting vote
The planning application for the former Meteor Ford site at the corner of Oxford Road and St Marys Row was voted through today by the Chair’s casting vote, after the Committee vote 7 for, 7 against.
The planning application was previously considered by the Committee on 10th February where the Committee voted 7-6 in favour of ‘deferring the decision minded to refuse’. In plain English this was informing the Planning Officers to come back with another report providing legal reasons to refuse the planning application.
The planning officers did come back today with a report re-iterating why the Committee should approve the application.
The voting went:
Against the application: 4 Lib Dem and 3 Labour
For the application: 1 Labour and 6 Conservative
1 Labour Councillor was absent
This left the voting 7:7, which allowed the Chair to make the final casting vote. He voted for the application.