RESIDENTS who would be living in the shadow of the Station Approach development have signed a petition calling for changes to the scheme.

A planning application, which has to go before a planning committee vote to secure approval, is expected to be on the agenda of next week’s committee that will meet on Thursday morning.

However, the residents of Gladstone Street, which would border the new office building being proposed, say they have not been consulted since changes were made.

As previously reported, the Liberal Democrat administration opted to slightly reduce the height of scheme and decrease the number of planned parking spaces after taking control of the council in May.

The petition, signed by all the households in Gladstone Street, said: “Residents... have not been informed about changes as promised.”

It said the development was too large and could result in a loss of light, the office building would harm the character of the conservation area, and the proposed car parking would result in a dead frontage.

It called on the council to adopt the changes suggested by a design review panel and re-advertise the application to allow comments on the changes.