A NEW planning application for a controversial storage and distribution centre for online giant Amazon is now open for public consultation.

As previously reported, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council revoked planning consent for the project five months after planning permission was initially granted applicant Newland Developments back in April.

The developers want to build a large warehouse on Oakdown Farm near junction 7 of the M3. The intended occupier has been named as Amazon.

BDBC chief executive Russell O’Keefe announced the authority would be revoking planning consent and a revised application would come before the development control committee. The date has not yet been set.

Now the applicant, Newlands Developments, has submitted a revised plan with other documents to update on proposed changes. The revisions to the proposed development relate primarily to changes in the landscaping levels on the site and a minor change to the proposed internal site highway layout.

The consultation will run until Tuesday, September 28.

The decision to take the application back to committee followed Dummer Parish Council writing to the borough council challenging the legality of the decision taken in April.

The committee voted to approve the application, but planning permission was not granted as the government’s Planning Case Work Unit was still considering a request to the Secretary of State to call-in the application.

The council said as there was an inconsistency in the report concerning the visibility of the building from Dummer, which was not corrected during public speaking, the BDBC decided that the application should return to the committee.

A spokesman said the decision was taken to ensure that the committee had all the necessary information before taking a planning decision.

The borough council’s Head of Planning, Sustainability and Infrastructure Ruth Ormella said: “The Development Control Committee will assess the application in the same way as it would any other new application.

“There will be the opportunity for the applicant, ward councillors, the parish council and other groups and residents to speak at committee. We are consulting on amendments that the applicant wants to make to reflect some minor changes to their proposals.”

Visit https://planning.basingstoke.gov.uk/online-applications/ using the planning reference 20/02586/FUL.