Plans for flagpoles outside new housing development in Hampton Magna given go ahead despite objections
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Bellway Homes will be allowed to erect 12 flagpoles outside a new housing development in Hampton Magna in spite of objections from the parish council.
Advertisement consent for the 4.5 metre poles together with a free-standing V-board were approved at this week’s planning committee of Warwick District Council on Wednesday (February 3) meaning the items can now be put up on land south of Daly Avenue in the village.
Budbrooke Parish Council had asked for fewer flagpoles, saying that 12 was excessive and would cause too much noise when the flags blew in the wind.
They also said that they weren’t necessary because potential buyers would know where the site was and that the height of them would be an eyesore to existing residents.
Planning officers, in their report to councillors, said the flagpoles would not be grouped together, concluding: “ It is therefore considered, given the scale of the development they would be advertising and given their proposed siting and distribution within the development, that these flagpoles are not unreasonable and would not have a significant impact on amenity.”
Councillors were also given further information from the applicants explaining that the flagpoles were made out of steel so wouldn’t sway in the wind and because no ropes were attached and the flags were fixed to a metal bar at the top, it would minimise flapping and noise.