Good news for Carlton, Oulton and Rothwell. The developer that submitted plans for an eco-town last year, GMI, has decided to withdraw the application. A shortlist was drawn up some weeks ago of 15 possible sites and this particular site was rejected and didn’t make the shortlist, which is why GMI have withdrawn their plan and decided to concentrate on its other proposals which has made the shortlist (the only site in the area which has made it on to the shortlist! I’m pleased that this will now draw a line under this matter and us residents can rest assured that an eco-town on our patch will not happen.
For more information a link to the communities website about the shortlist http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/housing/ecotownsgreenerfuture