Agreement reached with developer over Great Bentley plans

Friday, 21 April, 2017

Negotiations with a developer have proved successful over changes to a scheme to build 50 new homes in Great Bentley.

The application for the land at Admiral’s Farm in Heckfords Road had been discussed by Tendring District Council’s (TDC) Planning Committee last month but a decision was deferred.

They wanted talks to place between Council officers and Jonathan Hills, of Hills Building Group, in a bid to get the alterations made.

Members were not happy with the size of the three affordable homes to be gifted to TDC or the size of a green gap to be maintained through the site.

Both these issues have now been addressed – along with some of the garden sizes of the affordable homes and almshouses.

Gary Guiver, TDC’s Planning Manager, stated that all the properties now meet and exceed the Council’s standards for quality, garden sizes and parking arrangements.

The committee was pleased that the negotiations had proved successful and concluded in a short space of time. They approved the scheme with six votes in favour and none against.

The plans has been granted outline consent at an earlier meeting and were up for discussion last month for the final details – such as layout, design, scale and landscaping - to be finalised.

The scheme had attracted 15 letters of objection from residents and Great Bentley Parish Council supported it subject to certain conditions.

Last updated on: 21/04/2017 - 08:37