OBJECTING TO ASDA’S PLANNING APPLICATION
ASDA has now submitted its plans for a supermarket and petrol station on the Hibbert Lane site of Cheadle & Marple Sixth Form College. The plans been published as application DC0513 on the Council website. You can see them at:http://interactive.stockport.gov.uk/edrms/onlinemvm/mvmedrms.asp?DCNumber=DC051300
You have 21 days in which to file objections, and it is very important to have as many separate letters or emails of objection as possible. Sending an email or letter of objection is the most important thing you can do to help stop ASDA. Objections must be sent before the consultation period expires on the 21st of December.YOU DO NOT HAVE TO OBJECT TO ALL OF THE APPLICATION:
The ASDA plans have been made together with the College’s application to redevelop the Buxton Lane site. However, you can object to any part of a planning application. Therefore you can object to only the supermarket, or only the Buxton Lane proposal, or to both.HOW TO OBJECT:
It is important to make your objections personal to you - individual objections expressed in your own words are taken more seriously – identical objection letters are treated as a single objection. Our planning advisors have made a list of possible grounds for rejecting the ASDA part of the planning application. These can be downloaded by clicking here:
‘ASDA grounds and guidance for objection’.http://www.marple-in-action.org.uk/ASDA-grounds-and-guidance-for-objection.pdf
Use ideas from this list, but please express them in your own way. Above all avoid just ‘cutting and pasting’.
The address for sending letters of objection is:
SK1 3XEHELP WITH OBJECTING (BY LETTER):
You can send an objection letter to the council planning office by normal post to the address given above.
If you would like help then a template for a letter of objection can be downloaded by clicking here:
‘ASDA letter of objection’.http://www.marple-in-action.org.uk/ASDA-letter-of-objection.pdf
If you use this template, it is very important to make it personal to you by editing it and adding your own thoughts in the section at the end. Identical emails of objection carry little weight and are likely to considered together as a single objection.HELP WITH OBJECTING (BY EMAIL):
The Council web site asks you to submit comments by email if possible. If you would like help, then a template for an objection email can be downloaded by clicking here:
‘ASDA email of objection’.http://www.marple-in-action.org.uk/ASDA-email-of-objection.pdf
If you use this template, it is very important to make it personal to you by editing it and adding your own thoughts in the section at the end. Identical emails of objection carry little weight and are likely to considered together as a single objection.HELP WITH OBJECTING (IN PERSON):
Marple in Action volunteers will be in Marple Precinct on Saturday 8th and Saturday 15th December. They will be able to help people who have questions about the proposal or would like help with the objection process. The volunteers will have printed versions of the grounds for objection and the letter template. They can also deliver your letter for you to the Stockport Planning Department if you wish it.