Bangor Wharf Planning Appeal Decision


In February 2016 the 'One Housing' group submitted a planning application to convert a light industrial site into a high-density housing development. This attracted fierce opposition from local residents and a wide range of canal users. The council swiftly refused this application in June 2016, citing 18 reasons, and this stretch of the canal has remained an open space for at least another year.

Predictably, One Housing lodged an appeal in the hope of overturning this decision. However, in January 2018 the planning inspector dismissed the appeal. One of the reasons was that the design did not respond to the open character of this part of the canal.

The full response is available in this PDF document


See Dan Carrier's article and Fiona Russell's letter.