Next Monday (20th April) sees a meeting of the council’s development control committee.
There are 7 applications for consideration including the reconsideration of plans from Lidl for a supermarket at the former Wild and Hallam Showrooms on the A57 at Brookfield.
The application which was originally submitted last year and withdrawn in January, has had some changes made to it, but not enough apparently to satisfy the planners who are still recommending it for refusal.
As I commented previously I have no personal preference on whether the application is approved or not, and since the last application no one has contacted me with strong views either way.
However I’m still slightly concerned that once again in the current financial climate a scheme that could provide jobs in the hear and now is been recommended for refusal in part on the grounds of loss of employment land.
Although the recommendation is currently against it will be interesting to see whether the prospect of jobs now will change the view of the development control committee and override the issues currently against the proposal.