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In this episode, a controversial application to build a student village on the green belt of Chester divides the local population. To help sway the planners into recommending approval, the developers are proposing to construct a sports centre, designed and run by Sir Steve Redgrave. But can this Olympic athlete win them the planning permission they need?

Also in Cheshire, planning manager Nial Casselden is assessing an application that's a matter of life or death. Gravedigger Alan Plumbley applied for planning permission to treble the size of his ecologically friendly burial ground, but with concerns the water supply could be affected, locals are objecting.

In the village of Box, Gloucestershire, a special needs school for children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties wants to turn three local cottages into residential care homes for its pupils. But with local residents objecting, the decision to grant or refuse permission will be down to the planning committee.

And in Llantarnam, south Wales, planners have to decide whether or not to close down a car wash business that has been operating in a residential area without planning permission.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Mon 9 Jun 2014 09:05


Role Contributor
NarratorBarbara Flynn
Series ProducerDympna Jackson
Executive ProducerKieron Collins