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๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—น ๐—ฅ๐ž๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž๐ ๐—ฃ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐—”๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐—”๐˜ ๐“๐ก๐ซ๐ž๐ž ๐‚๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐‡๐จ๐ญ๐ž๐ฅ ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐——๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—”๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป, ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ๐˜๐—ต ๐—๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ.

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Due to the constant delays and new determination dates surrounding this controversial planning application, Lidl may try for a 'Non Determination' which could force approval, maybe that's the plan...๐Ÿค”

(Non-determination is when the Local Planning Authority, in this case Herefordshire Council, fails to determine the application within the statutory period. Very occasionally the Secretary of State will take the decision).

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'Demolition of existing hotel and associated structures and erection of Class E food store with associated access, parking, servicing, drainage and landscaping'

๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป - ๐—ฃ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฏ/๐—™ - https://hfd.news/VqbT

๐—”๐—ป๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ผ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ท๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ-๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ

The original hybrid planning application has been withdrawn. Our original 'Breaking News' article https://hfd.news/DjES

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Sorry Adrian approving this would be a great mistake just to save a few pennies on your shopping. My objection to development lodged first time round - copy herewith:

P221090/O
Hybrid application for demolition of existing hotel and associated structures and erection of Class E foodstore with associated access, parking, servicing, drainage and landscaping (full permission sought) and erection of drive-thru unit with associated internal access and circulation (outline permission sought).

I wish to strongly object to the hybrid application P221090/O for demolition of existing hotel and associated structures and erection of Class E foodstore with associated access, parking, servicing, drainage and landscaping (full permission sought) and erection of drive-thru unit with associated internal access and circulation (outline permission sought).

The demolition of a perfectly good building serving the local community is a pure act of corporate vandalism. Downgrading the environment, increasing traffic flow with the related pollution problems and potential accidents and loss of amenities for affected residents. There are adequate supermarket facilities next to the ย application site and further facilities for local shopping at The Oval and along Belmont Road. The encroachment of the workings of the site for those living next door ie noise from constant shopping traffic and delivery vehicles, light pollution from the car park at night will bring a lower quality of life.

If the hotel does close, without proper investigation as to the opportunity for new proprietors to take over, then the Council should consider the benefits for the local community of the building being utilised for alternative uses. The council is I believe looking to finance a new care home. This building has 60 bedrooms and with relocating the doctors surgery and possible the pharmacy with the addition of a dentist and other medical facilities onto this central site, better use will ensue for local residents in some of the most deprived areas of Hereford. If the medical and health facilities were transferred to this site and building, the vacated units at Eastholme Avenue could become a small business hub.

Should this application be approved the Planning Committee will have done a great disservice to the local area and its residents and therefore the Planning Committee should reject this application.

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Air Quality Report
Three Counties Hotel
Belmont
Hereford
HR2 7BP

Exceeds two WHO limits

LEVELS & HEALTH EFFECTS
Pollutant one: PM2.5
At this address, the annual average of the pollutant PM2.5 is 8.67mcg/m3.ย 
The World Health Organization limit is 5mcg/m3.
These particles, which are less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter, can cause asthma, respiratory inflammation and even promote cancers.

Pollutant two: PM10
The reading for PM10 at this address is 14.76mcg/m3.ย 
The limit is 15mcg/m3.
PM10 can cause wheezing, bronchitis and reduce lung development.

Pollutant three: NO2
The reading for N02 at this address is 12.04mcg/m3.ย 
The limit is 10mcg/m3.
Long term exposure to even low levels of this toxic gas increases mortality rates and contributes to the development of asthma, and other respiratory issues.

https://addresspollution.org/results/c23864b2-142e-44b2-8141-84687c25bbde

National Planning Policy Framework (extracts)

Planning policies and decisions should play an active role in guiding development towards sustainable solutions, but in doing so should take local circumstances into account, to reflect
the character, needs and opportunities of each area.ย 

The planning system should be genuinely plan-led. Succinct and up-to-date plans should provide a positive vision for the future of each area; a framework for
addressing housing needs and other economic, social and environmental priorities; and a platform for local people to shape their surroundings.

To provide the social, recreational and cultural facilities and services the community needs, planning policies and decisions should:

a) plan positively for the provision and use of shared spaces, community facilities (such as local shops, meeting places, sports venues, open space, cultural buildings, public houses and places of worship) and other local services to enhance the sustainability of communities and residential environments;

b) take into account and support the delivery of local strategies to improve health, social and cultural well-being for all sections of the community;

c) guard against the unnecessary loss of valued facilities and services, particularly where this would reduce the communityโ€™s ability to meet its day-to-day needs;

The creation of high quality, beautiful and sustainable buildings and places is fundamental to what the planning and development process should achieve. Good design is a key aspect of sustainable development, creates better places in which to live and work and helps make development acceptable to communities. Being clear about design expectations, and how these will be tested, is essential for achieving this. So too is effective engagement between applicants, communities, local planning authorities and other interests throughout the process.

Your submission reference is 821607

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3 hours ago, megilleland said:

Sorry Adrian approving this would be a great mistake just to save a few pennies on your shopping. My objection to development lodged first time round - copy herewith:

P221090/O
Hybrid application for demolition of existing hotel and associated structures and erection of Class E foodstore with associated access, parking, servicing, drainage and landscaping (full permission sought) and erection of drive-thru unit with associated internal access and circulation (outline permission sought).

I wish to strongly object to the hybrid application P221090/O for demolition of existing hotel and associated structures and erection of Class E foodstore with associated access, parking, servicing, drainage and landscaping (full permission sought) and erection of drive-thru unit with associated internal access and circulation (outline permission sought).

The demolition of a perfectly good building serving the local community is a pure act of corporate vandalism. Downgrading the environment, increasing traffic flow with the related pollution problems and potential accidents and loss of amenities for affected residents. There are adequate supermarket facilities next to the ย application site and further facilities for local shopping at The Oval and along Belmont Road. The encroachment of the workings of the site for those living next door ie noise from constant shopping traffic and delivery vehicles, light pollution from the car park at night will bring a lower quality of life.

If the hotel does close, without proper investigation as to the opportunity for new proprietors to take over, then the Council should consider the benefits for the local community of the building being utilised for alternative uses. The council is I believe looking to finance a new care home. This building has 60 bedrooms and with relocating the doctors surgery and possible the pharmacy with the addition of a dentist and other medical facilities onto this central site, better use will ensue for local residents in some of the most deprived areas of Hereford. If the medical and health facilities were transferred to this site and building, the vacated units at Eastholme Avenue could become a small business hub.

Should this application be approved the Planning Committee will have done a great disservice to the local area and its residents and therefore the Planning Committee should reject this application.

************************************************************
Air Quality Report
Three Counties Hotel
Belmont
Hereford
HR2 7BP

Exceeds two WHO limits

LEVELS & HEALTH EFFECTS
Pollutant one: PM2.5
At this address, the annual average of the pollutant PM2.5 is 8.67mcg/m3.ย 
The World Health Organization limit is 5mcg/m3.
These particles, which are less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter, can cause asthma, respiratory inflammation and even promote cancers.

Pollutant two: PM10
The reading for PM10 at this address is 14.76mcg/m3.ย 
The limit is 15mcg/m3.
PM10 can cause wheezing, bronchitis and reduce lung development.

Pollutant three: NO2
The reading for N02 at this address is 12.04mcg/m3.ย 
The limit is 10mcg/m3.
Long term exposure to even low levels of this toxic gas increases mortality rates and contributes to the development of asthma, and other respiratory issues.

https://addresspollution.org/results/c23864b2-142e-44b2-8141-84687c25bbde

National Planning Policy Framework (extracts)

Planning policies and decisions should play an active role in guiding development towards sustainable solutions, but in doing so should take local circumstances into account, to reflect
the character, needs and opportunities of each area.ย 

The planning system should be genuinely plan-led. Succinct and up-to-date plans should provide a positive vision for the future of each area; a framework for
addressing housing needs and other economic, social and environmental priorities; and a platform for local people to shape their surroundings.

To provide the social, recreational and cultural facilities and services the community needs, planning policies and decisions should:

a) plan positively for the provision and use of shared spaces, community facilities (such as local shops, meeting places, sports venues, open space, cultural buildings, public houses and places of worship) and other local services to enhance the sustainability of communities and residential environments;

b) take into account and support the delivery of local strategies to improve health, social and cultural well-being for all sections of the community;

c) guard against the unnecessary loss of valued facilities and services, particularly where this would reduce the communityโ€™s ability to meet its day-to-day needs;

The creation of high quality, beautiful and sustainable buildings and places is fundamental to what the planning and development process should achieve. Good design is a key aspect of sustainable development, creates better places in which to live and work and helps make development acceptable to communities. Being clear about design expectations, and how these will be tested, is essential for achieving this. So too is effective engagement between applicants, communities, local planning authorities and other interests throughout the process.

Your submission reference is 821607

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Agree, this would be a nightmare and cause even more traffic problems on the Belmont Road.

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Certainly respect both views above and there are plenty of grounds for objections.

If the hotel could be replaced with community services such as doctors, dentist etc than I would be in favour of that, but that is not on the table and is akin to people wishing for things like Matalan, Toby Carvery etc at the former Debenhams store.

Lidl must think that have a good chance of succeeding as they would not have applied. It will no doubt go to Planning Committee though and there are many dinosaurs on that who oppose most developments of any sort. If they refuse it, will Lidl appeal to the Planning Inspector who may or may not over turn it? Will take years not months to be concluded if that is the case.

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  • 2 months later...
55 minutes ago, Hereford Voice said:

It has just been confirmed that the Lidl application will go to full planning committee next Wednesday 13th March.

Good news and hopefully they will all see sense and refuse it

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