What constitutes substantial addtional information?
I have recently lodged an objection for a group against a large scale mixed use retail/office development in a housing estate green area. The objection was lodged and acknowledge. Since then, about 2 and a half months ago, an additional info was asked for. I was not informed. This week, a new site notice was erected outlining it is for additional info, and a new news paper notice aswell. The development changed from a retail/office combination to a retail/office/apartment combination, with the planners wanting the office on the ground floor (basement - front on one side only i.e. split level building) and the retail moved to the ground floor (previously on basement level).
The LA are saying we were not entitled to be informed, but surely this constitutes substantial change, and we should have benn nbotified. Is there any legislation etc which governs this 'grey area'.
The area plan (SLAP) states that any retail within a housing estate should be small in size and benifit the residents. The offices and retail combined in original application was about 18000 sq.ft. Not very small.
Any help is welcomed?