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North Heybridge Garden Suburb

Published on Tuesday, 25th September 2018

An amended planning application has been submitted to the Council for a full 30 day re-consultation.



Part outline/part detailed (hybrid) application for mixed use development including:


(i) Residential development (Use Class C3) for up to 1138 dwellings including 30% as affordable housing (Outline)

(ii) Residential Care for up to 120 beds (Use Class C2) (Outline)

(iii) "Neighbourhood" uses which may include retail, commercial, and community uses (Use Classes A1 and/or A2 and/or A3 and/or A4 and/or A5 and/or D1a and/or D1b) (Outline)

(iv) Primary school and early years childcare facility (Use Class D1c) (Outline)

(v) A relief road between Broad Street Green Road and Langford Road (Detailed element)

(vi) Formal and informal open space (including any associated sports pavilion/clubhouse) (Use Class D2e) (Outline);

(vii) Construction of initial gas and electricity sub-stations (Detailed); and

(Viii) All associated amenity space, landscaping, parking, servicing, utilities (other than as listed in item (vii) above), footpath and cycle links, on-site drainage, and infrastructure works (Outline).



Land At Broad Street Green Road, Maypole Road And Langford Road, Great Totham/Heybridge Essex

Ref:  15/00419/OUT


The above application has been amended by the submission of revised plans and supporting information to the Council by Countryside Properties.


Whilst the Council is disappointed that this amended application does not include the flood alleviation scheme (FAS) as previously proposed, it is obliged to process the amended application for due consideration.


Members of the Council had been briefed by Officers on the obligation to accept the amended application in July this year.


Cllr Adrian Fluker, Leader of the Council said, “I am very disappointed that the flood elevation scheme is no longer included, however it is very important that interested parties understand that they can respond during the statutory consultation process and that their comments will be considered.  Once the consultation has concluded Members of the Council will determine the application in the usual way.”


The Council will carry out a full re-consultation on the amended plans.  Details have been submitted to show what the changes/amendments are in this application.


On a more positive note the application does include an increased affordable housing allocation of 30%.


There will be a 30 day full consultation (until 31 October 2018) for comments, which will include the response of the Environment Agency and Essex County Council as the flood authority who will advise on the drainage issues.


The amended application will be reported to a future extraordinary planning committee at a date to be confirmed.


Members of the Council will ultimately make a decision on the planning application on its own merits without prejudice.


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