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The deadline for residents to have their say on a proposed major development in Bromsgrove has been extended.

The consultation on an outline application from Taylor Wimpey, to build 1300 homes on land at Perryfields, was due to close today.

But Bromsgrove District Council was contacted by the Highways Agency, which, in a holding letter, precludes the authority from making a decision before September 2 unless they subsequently advise otherwise. Therefore the consultation on the current proposal will end on July 2.

The land at Perryfields Road was identified for future development throughout the 1990s and early 2000s and this was confirmed in 2004 when it was designated as a location for future development in The Bromsgrove District Local Plan.

This plan was subject to extensive public consultation and revisions and underwent two public inquiries.

Its successor, the emerging Bromsgrove District Plan 2011-2030 is consistent with the policies of the 2004 plan, and continues to identify this land as playing a key part in fulfilling for the future development needs of the district.

Head of Planning Ruth Bamford said: “I know this will be welcome news for the residents who felt they needed more time to have their say.

“There will also be more potential opportunities for us to consult with residents and partners as the planning process progresses.

“I can assure residents that this is not a ‘rush-job’ and indeed we have gone above what is legally required of us so as many people as possible were informed about this application.

“As with every development we will continue to provide as much information as possible as part of this process including, in due course the future date of the Planning Committee meeting when the application will be considered.”

No committee date yet has been set to consider this application.

View the application documents and comment online here.

For those without internet access, a full paper set of the application documents are available for inspection on request. Here are our contact details.