Blacknest Park mansion meeting at Sunningdale school

Published: 25 Jun 2013 13:120 comments

THE fate of a plan to build a £20million mansion at Blacknest Park, Ascot, is to be decided tomorrow (Wednesday).

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THE fate of a plan to build a £20million mansion at Blacknest Park, Ascot, is to be decided tomorrow (Wednesday).

The Royal Borough's Rural Development Control Panel is to meet at Holy Trinity Church of England School, Church Road, Sunningdale, from 7pm.

The plan for the mansion, in ancient woodland, off Whitmore Lane, has been the focus of great local contention, with objectors claiming an acre of the woodland had been illegally felled.

The site is inside the Green Belt, is subject to a number of Tree Preservation Orders, contains ancient woodland, is a designated Local Wildlife Site and is partly within a flood zone, which protestors say is reason enough to slow down the planning process, for proper examination of environmental issues.

Planninng permission already exists for the erection of three detached houses, with garage block and gatehouse on the 6.4 hectare site, which covers the footprint of a demolished mansion.

To view the Facebook page set up by protestors, click here

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