Yeovil Town's plans to build a Food Store at the north end of Huish Park have now had an agreed delay in the planning process. The target date for the decision was due to be May 1st, but in the past month or so all has gone quiet on the application, with that date now having passed.
With a number of issues still outstanding, with respect to the application, the club's planning representatives MWA have written to South Somerset District Council confirming that they give consent for the delay. In a letter dated May 4th 2012, MWA state: "I can confirm that the Applicant agrees to an extension of time for a determination of the planning application." There's no indication of a revised target date.
The likely factors behind this can be seen in detail in our March 27th news item. The club had been advised by SSDC that in order to comply with local and national planning policies, that they would need to provide information both on their future 'stadium' plans, as well as provision for replacement training pitches and community facilities.
Without those being included in the application, or as separate but linked applications, it was likely that the Food Store application would be rejected. Thus it seems likely that the club have agreed to that delay in an attempt to avoid the application being thrown out. As yet there's no sign of the linked applications being submitted to SSDC.
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