Beeview Farm, Carningli

In this case, the Development Management Committee (DMC) controversially  granted planning permission by  7 votes – 7 votes! The National Parks DMC Chairman sided with the case officer who had “mistakenly” misrepresented the results of a petition signed by 151 Newport residents overwhelmingly opposing this development, when she claimed in her written report to the DMC that the petition was actually supporting the development. She was picked up on this point, but it appeared that some of the DMC had already made up their minds.  This One Planet Development bordering iconic Carningli S.S.I. landscape does not conform with the Sanford Principle- ( A concept in the management of protected landscapes in the UK) National Parks Policy Review Committee chaired by Lord Sanford which states  “National Parks Authorities can do much to reconcile public enjoyment with the preservation of natural beauty by good planning and management. Priority must be given to the conservation of natural beauty.”