Sunday, 27 May 2012

Thompson welcomes planning rejection for Cultra Apartments

Cllr Thompson reviewing plans
now rejected
North Down Alliance Councillor Larry Thompson has welcomed the recent decision by Planning authorities to reject an application for Apartments at Marino Filling Station, Bangor Road, Cultra describing it as good news for the residents living nearby. 

Local Residents have campaigned over a considerable period of time submitting objection statements to previous applications culminating in the final application for a total of fourteen apartments in two separate blocks each three to four stories high.

Commenting on the issue, Cllr Thompson stated "The proposed plans were out of character with the surrounding low rise traditional private housing, overlooking houses and not in scale with the area.  After working with the residents and helping to represent the adjoining community I feel that this decision is good news. It’s an excellent result concerning a greedy development which would have damaged the character of the Cultra area of Holywood.”

Concluding, Cllr Thompson remarked “I am particularly grateful for the on-going interest and support for this and other applications from Holywood Conservation Group who played a valuable role to ensure this application did not proceed and continue to ensure the character of Cultra is retained”.

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