Omissions make planning bid for 150 homes invalid

PUBLISHED: 17:58 23 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:51 06 May 2010

OMISSIONS in a planning application for a large housing development in St Albans have made it invalid, according to the district council. Hallam Land Management, which acquired the former St Albans School playing fields in King Harry Lane, submitted an a

OMISSIONS in a planning application for a large housing development in St Albans have made it invalid, according to the district council.

Hallam Land Management, which acquired the former St Albans School playing fields in King Harry Lane, submitted an application for outline planning permission for 150 homes on 12 acres of the site.

But council planning officers said they picked up deficiencies during the assessment and consideration process of the application, making it invalid.

A spokesperson said: "We have advised the applicant that we can take no further action regarding the application because of the omissions."

Hallam has already won permission on appeal for a major retirement scheme to include a 40-bed care home with community facilities, 45 extra care/assisted-living apartments and 65 age-restricted homes for people over the age of 55.

The proposed new housing scheme on the remainder of the site would include up to 35 per cent affordable housing and would be accessed by a new roundabout on King Harry Lane.

The company would also contribute to improvements at the busy King Harry junction.

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