Land East of Carsons Drive, Great Cornard, Sudbury
Planning Application No: B/10/00094/FUL
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD – TAKE ACTION
REJECT THIS HIGHLY DAMAGING PLANNING APPLICATION
A planning application has been received by Babergh District Authority as above. The Local Plan was adopted on 1st June 2006 which included an allocation of this land for up to 170 dwellings, subject to planning permission. At that time over 2200 people signed a petition against this development and over 400 written representations were made with Babergh doing their best to throw out those which for a technicality were not submitted correctly. Babergh also barred 7 councillors by a formal letter from voting on a further technicality and as a result at the full council meeting this was railroaded through by a 15-12 narrow margin.
This development is not yet set in stone…..Babergh Development Committee now needs to decide, like any planning application, if this is an appropriate development. A number of circumstances have changed. Importantly the developer has also not taken account of some of the previous objections. So……..
Anyone can comment on this planning application. You must comment by e-mail or by letter and representations will only be accepted if they are in writing, and contain your name and a full postal address. Also please quote the application number as above.
Written comments must be received by 21 days after the date of the original notification letter. In this case the notification letter was dated 4th March 2010 and so comments must be made by 25th March 2010
Where to send
By e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org
By Royal Mail
Nicholas J Ward
Chief Planning Control Officer
Babergh District Council
Hadleigh, Ipswich IP7 6SJ
The Planning Officer concerned is Gareth Durrant - Telephone : 01473 825858
In case of any further assistance or information on possible objections, go to www.cornard.info and please do not hesitate to contact your local Parish or District Councillor or Stefan Kosciuszko, Chairman, Save Gainsborough Country Action Group at email@example.com
Severe traffic issues not addressed at all in the application, and should have been resolved before the application was made, are on their own sufficient grounds to reject the application;
Design, layout and features of the development including height and visibility are different to that originally proposed and will make a material damaging impact upon the landscape and the amenity for all the community;
Heritage concerns are not resolved and English Heritage, as statutory consultee are totally opposed to this development on this heritage landscape, the exact transection of two Gainsborough landscape views and impacting upon the setting of Grade I listed Abbas Hall, dated from 1290 and thus contrary to PPG 15, ENV1 and LP79;
Impacts upon an adjacent Special Landscape Area and therefore contrary to planning policies ENV8 and others;
A new PPS 5 Planning for the Historic Environment prepared by English Heritage, Communities and Local Government and the DCMS has finished its consultation period last year, and is about to be published, rules out this type of development in such a sensitive area;
The UK became a signatory to the European Landscape Convention, after the Local Plan was adopted, which is designed to protect heritage landscapes and is applicable in this circumstance;
General infrastructure issues including schools, sewage, additional air and light pollution are of considerable concern;
Over development of the valley in terms of existing numbers of new houses as well as the current economic environment meaning that original figures for housing development in the district need to be scaled back and that this allocation can no longer be justified; and
There are no proposals included that would make this a “green development” thus totally inappropriate as we move towards a zero carbon economy and contrary to the Planning Act of 2008.
19 March 2010