Arguments, allegations and accusations rained down in last night’s Ashfield District Council planning meeting as councillors voted in favour of a huge new development on the Rolls-Royce site in Hucknall.
As plans for 900 homes and a business park development were given the green light in a vote of six to three with a number of councillors raising concerns over the application, campaigners against it gasped and said the decision was ‘downright disgusting.’
“This is a very sad day for Hucknall,” said Sally Wyatt, chairman of the Reach Out Residents group who made a 20 minute presentation against the application. “There were numerous misleading statements and questions asked by councillors not answered.
“We feel we have been stabbed in the back.”
But applicants Rolls-Royce and Muse Developments ‘welcomed the decision’ amidst a very unhappy crowd of more than 70 residents who had attended the Kirkby meeting, which lasted over two hours.
See www.hucknalldispatch.co.uk later today for more on this story.