Hope4 Future Plans
A New Hope Centre?
Over the course of 2012 we were fund-raising towards the purchase of a new Hope Centre at the same time as submitting a planning application for a building we consider to be ideal for this.
On Wednesday November 7th 2012 we heard that our application had been refused by a majority decision of the Rugby Borough Council Planning Committee:
Reason for Refusal: The proposed change of use would result in an intensification of activity in and around the property and due to close proximity and relationship of the proposal with adjacent properties is such that by reason of noise and general disturbance it would be detrimental to the amenities that the occupiers of those properties could reasonably expect to continue to enjoy. The proposal is therefore contrary to Policy CS16 of the RB Core Strategy and the guidance within paragraph 17 of the Nat. Planning Pol. framework which seeks to ensure that the amenities of existing and future neighbouring occupiers are safeguarded.
The Directors are of course disappointed that Hope 4's application to develop 17 Lawford Road as the new Hope Centre was refused. We are currently weighing up options for the future and will keep you all informed. Thank you for your interest and prayers,
Meanwhile the new Hope Centre building fund remains open. If you are able to give towards it please kindly use the donate button on the Home page. Thank you. The Directors of Hope 4 (Rugby) Ltd.