THE fate of a previously-failed planning application is once again in the hands of the Planning Inspectorate.
Plans to build three three-bedroom homes in North Common Road, Uxbridge, were submitted to Hillingdon Council last August.
Several amendments were made but the council was unable to make a decision within the government’s eight-week time limit.
The development, by firm Hitchambury Homes, was scheduled to be heard at Central and South Planning Committee on February 14, but an appeal had already been lodged against the amount of time taken to reach the decision.
It is the third such ‘non-determination’ appeal made by developers since 2008. In 2000, permission was granted for a two-storey extension on a building on the site, but an application for four two-bedroom homes was rejected in 2008. Since then, at least two applications have been withdrawn.
The latest application provoked 34 objections from neighbours, saying the development would be unsightly and there would be pressure on parking and local services.
Planning committee chairman, Councillor John Hensley, said the recommendation for refusal would have to be taken into account by the planning inspector when deciding the appeal.