CONTROVERSIAL PLANNING APPLICATION REJECTEDA planning application which would have seen the demolition of a large Victorian house replaced by 3 smaller houses has been rejected by St Helens Planning Department.
"Turris Heah" is sited at the head of St James Mount in the centre of Rainhill. Local residents were strongly opposed to the development and a large number of objections were submitted to Planning Department outlining their reasons against the application.
Cllr Steve Glover said, "This application was one of several over the last couple of years which has attempted to replace one large house with 3, 4 and even 5 new dwellings".
"An interim planning policy was introduced in 2005 in an attempt to halt this type of "infill" development but was never renewed. We have constantly requested that a new policy be introduced and one has finally been put out to consultation".