Shaftesbury Town Council has taken the unusual step of hiring a third-party consultant to assess an ecology report.
The document is being used to support a developer’s proposal for a new housing estate. An Essex-based applicant wants permission to build up to thirteen homes on their field alongside the A350 at Lower Blandford Road.
Cllr Virginia Edwyn-Jones tells Alfred that the Council is prepared to spend money assessing controversial applications.
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