Hi Oakr, thanks for the nudge. I didn’t get any response from the mobile numbers I found online for them, so contacted Councillor Tauseef who kindly provided me email address. I’m afraid I have only just emailed for which apologies, but let’s hope my request to address the area and bring it back to its former glory falls on receptive ears. Will let you know as and when I hear anything.
EDIT: just had this response, to which I have already pushed back on:
'Thank you for your email. We do have plans to resubmit an other planning application in due course.
Indeed the appeal was dismissed last year, however the inspector did confirm that the site in question is not an open space but didn’t like the architectural plans we submitted, hence the dismissal. We will work to propose a more suitable plan for the area and take onboard the recommendations made by the inspector in regards to the design. I can assure you that once we complete our project for this land it will enhance the street appearance. In the mean while I also proposed an alternative scheme for the local council to consider, which would have provided a pocket of open space for the local residents but unfortunately the council didn’t even reply to my proposal.
Due the above outlined plan for this site I cannot accept your very kind offer. I can appreciate this may not be exactly what you were expecting as a reply and ask you to bear with us for a short while longer. If you have any questions please do feel free to reach out to me.’