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Representations on Preferred Options Local Plan - SS7: Eight Ash Green

Representation ID: 3116

OBJECT Edward Gittins & Associates (Edward Gittins)


There is scope for a higher level of provision having regard to the strategic location of Eight Ash Green in relation to Colchester and in particular its accessibility on a main radial route.

Consideration should be given to land south of Halstead Road referred to as Site 063 (RNW09) in the Settlement Boundary Review - but amended to exclude the land on the west site of Seven Star Green.

Therefore a major revision to the Seven Star Green Settlement Boundary is proposed and not its deletion as proposed in Appendix 1.

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Representation ID: 2982

COMMENT Environment Agency (Mr Martin Barrell)


There is an un-modelled Main River running through existing developed areas. We would wish to seek early engagement with the Parish and the LPA over the preferred locations of development when these are considered during the evolution of the Neighbourhood Plan. This is to help the community to avoid siting development in areas that may potentially be at risk of flooding.

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Representation ID: 2790

COMMENT Highways England (Mark Norman)


Development here could have an adverse impact on the A12 J26. There is a large amount of development already permitted, which will load on to the junction which already suffers from peak time congestion. Investigations are being undertaken in partnership with ECC to solve the existing congestion problems and allow some future growth, but this could be difficult and expensive to deliver. Jointly we need to ensure contributions from new developments compliment mitigation measures already identified by committed development, thus enabling improvements to the junction, needed to support growth.

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Representation ID: 2668

COMMENT Historic England -East of England (Ms N Gates)


SS7: Eight Ash Green

We would note that the broad direction of growth for Eight Ash Green, to be determined by a Neighbourhood Plan, potentially impacts on the setting of grade II listed building. As the Neighbourhood Plan and the site allocations are developed consideration of this heritage assets and its setting is required in order to determine appropriate locations and densities for growth.

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Representation ID: 2525

OBJECT The Johnson Dennehy Planning Partnership (Peter Johnson)


Support the principle/ level of development. However, land north of Halstead Road should be allocated for residential development. Growth in Eight Ash Green should be split between this site and the site at Fiddlers Farm, which is the preferred direction of growth in the draft neighbourhood plan.

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Representation ID: 2441

OBJECT Hopkins Homes represented by Pegasus Group (Nicky Parsons)


The policy requires that the Neighbourhood Plan delivers up to 150 dwellings. This sets a maximum yield for this village and does not allow the Parish to plan for more growth than indicated in the Plan. My client considers this to be a mistake that may inhibit the Parish from delivering wider benefits associated with development in the village. It is also unclear from the Sustainability Appraisal how the limit of 150 units has been determined as being appropriate for this village. Suggestions for policy amendments provided.

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Representation ID: 2341

COMMENT Essex County Council (Matthew Jericho)


Developments totalling 150 dwellings during the Plan period would generate up to 45 primary aged pupils and up to 30 secondary aged pupils. At primary level Holy Trinity CE VC Primary School operating at close to capacity but the site has capacity to allow expansion. Cumulative impact of village expansion could result in need for secondary school capacity expansion.

Developer contributions would be required to expand the current facilities to accommodate the growth.

Surface water management comments
The EA uFMfSW indicates surface water risks in the area. SuDS bullet point needed.

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Representation ID: 2009

OBJECT Edward Gittins & Associates (Edward Gittins)


Land at Halstead Road East should be allocated for housing development.

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Representation ID: 1888

OBJECT Edward Gittins & Associates (Edward Gittins)


Land at Halstead Road, Eight Ash Green should be allocated for housing.

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Representation ID: 1707



See attached letter and documents sent to the Parish Council

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Representation ID: 210

SUPPORT Eight Ash Green Neighbourhood Plan (mr john allcock)


we were also reassured by the map on page 289 of consultation document which clearly indicates, by way of a big arrow, what is Site 226 - our strongly preferred site. We note Policy SS7 specifically states "....the Eight Ash NP will....identify specific site(s) for housing allocations to deliver up to 150 dwellings."

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Representation ID: 209

SUPPORT Eight Ash Green Neighbourhood Plan (mr john allcock)


Para 6.142-6.151- ideally we would prefer to stay exactly as we are in terms of housing numbers, currently 680, but we recognise this is not possible, nor is it practical. Indeed, in our discussions with villagers, there is an acceptance that we should play our part in the future development and expansion of Colchester.

More details about Rep ID: 209

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