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OBJECT English Architecture (Mike McGarr)
Birch Business Centre should be allocated for housing. There are two businesses which operate from the site and both of which are relocating to Severalls Business Park. The site is favourable to the preferred site.
More details about Rep ID: 2921
OBJECT Mr & Mrs M Collett
For a village devoid of basic provisions (inadequate medical provision, pressures on the school & gradual decline in services and provisions for young and old) and without extensive infrastructure considerations in the local plan, it seems somewhat surprising that proposals to build further housing are considered. We therefore urge the council to re-think these proposals and reject the plan.
More details about Rep ID: 2916
COMMENT Highways England (Mark Norman)
Development on the scale proposed here is unlikely to have a severe impact on the Strategic Road Network.
More details about Rep ID: 2782
SUPPORT Trustees of the Noble Settlement (Nicola Bickerstaff) represented by Strutt & Parker (Mrs Nicola Bickerstaff)
The allocation of the site to the east of Birch Street is supported. The size of the site to deliver 15 dwellings is appropriate for small scale incremental rural growth. Indicative layouts have been prepared and two feasibility options are presented.
More details about Rep ID: 2768
COMMENT RSPB (Mark Nowers)
It should be acknowledged that the site will require screening under the Habitats Regulations 2010 (as amended) due to proximity to the Abberton Reservoir SPA and Ramsar site, and that, if required, mitigation for in-combination impacts could be provided through developer contributions to a strategic mitigation scheme (see our comments on SG8).
More details about Rep ID: 2715
COMMENT Historic England -East of England (Ms N Gates)
Consideration should be given to the setting to the rear of the grade II buildings of the Hare and Hounds Public House, Heath House and The Manse in respect of the proposed allocation. We also note that Birch is on the Conservation Areas at Risk Register.
More details about Rep ID: 2662
OBJECT Layer Marney Parish Meeting (Mrs Elsie Chapman)
Birch's allocation of 15 dwellings could be transferred to Layer Marney. Residents have expressed support for small scale housing development.
More details about Rep ID: 2567
OBJECT Mrs Loess Overbury-Tapper
Concerns that the village lacks infrastructure to support new housing. For example the school is at capacity and the village shop and doctor's surgery have closed. Furthermore the local bus service is under threat. The location of the housing would be unsightly.
More details about Rep ID: 2407
OBJECT Birch Parish Council (Mr Condron) and 1 other
Concern that the village does not have enough services to provide for additional housing including a lack of shop and doctors surgery. Furthermore the school is at capacity. Another concern is the road which is dangerous at school pick-up and drop-off times.
More details about Rep ID: 2406
OBJECT Mr F Pierson
Concerns that the village lacks services and facilities to accommodate new housing. Furthermore additional housing will exacerbate the hazardous traffic situation in the village.
More details about Rep ID: 2405
OBJECT Mrs Mavis & Eric Hall
There is a lack of services and facilities in the village to support further housing and any additional housing will lead to traffic issues on a road which is already a traffic hazard.
More details about Rep ID: 2401
OBJECT Mr M. J. & D. Collett and 1 other
No further housing should be considered in Birch due to the lack of medical facilities, a lack of capacity at the school and the general lack of services in the village including the under threat bus service.
More details about Rep ID: 2399
COMMENT Essex County Council (Matthew Jericho)
Developments totalling 15 dwellings during the Plan period would generate up to 5 primary aged pupils and up to 3 secondary aged pupils. At primary level Birch Primary School, which serves this area, could accommodate this level of growth. Cumulative impact of village growth could result in requirement for further secondary capacity. Early Years and Childcare Comments- There is existing capacity in current facilities and growth can be accommodated
More details about Rep ID: 2336
OBJECT Smart Planning (Miss Emma Gladwin)
Submission of a site at Birch Business Centre, Maldon Road, for consideration. The site comprises previously development land that could be developed to provide housing and the LPA are respectfully requested to consider the allocation of the site.
More details about Rep ID: 2083