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Changes to local butchers sparks biggest ever planning protest in Penn

| December 1, 2015

When the Chiltern District Council planning committee meets on Tuesday 10th December 2015 planning officials are likely to recommend the approval of proposed extension of the property at 34 Hazlemere Road, Penn which includes Gleeson’s butchers.

The planning application, reference CH/2015/1712/FA, is for the reconfiguration of internal layout of retail and residential space, two storey side extension, single storey front extension, single storey rear extension and first floor rear infill extension.

Planning officers say there is no planning reason to refuse the scheme however if permitted Mr Gleeson says will close him down.

With over 450 objections and a petition the application has provoked the biggest ever planning protest in Penn village.

Members of the public are being urged to attend the planning meeting on Tuesday 10th December 2015 by the Penn and Tylers Green Residents’ Society to show the strength of support for Gleeson’s.

The planning officers’ recommendation can be overturned by Councillors if they feel the proposal would go against the council’s overall policy to retain established shops and if they feel that Gleeson’s would be lost as a result of the redevelopment.

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