Development of almost 50 homes cleared after changes made

Wednesday, 9 August, 2017

A significant development of almost 50 homes on the outskirts of Clacton has been given the all-clear after changes were made to the scheme.

The plans for Thorpe Road were deferred earlier this summer after Councillors were concerned about the lack of footpaths and requested an up to date habitat assessment.

Tendring District Council (TDC) planning officers were asked to go back to Bramwood Property Development to ask the firm to reconsider the situation.

As a result the company has provided 1.3metrewide, 20mm high raised block paved strips along certain sections, as well as a three metre wide pedestrian link through to Thorpe Road.

Members of TDC’s Planning Committee voted unanimously last night to accept the revisions.

The scheme involves knocking down one property on the large site and building 47 bungalows and two houses with garages, access and public open space.

TDC Planning Team Leader Susanne Ennos said that the Councillors concerns about the shared surfaces had been met by putting forward the new arrangements.

She added that the up to date habitat assessment found the site to be of low ecological value with no requirement for further surveys. 

Essex County Council as the highway authority had reservations as to whether the changes would work but did not object to them.

TDC had received three letters of objections to the scheme from residents.

The proposal was considered acceptable in terms of detailed design and parking and approved it with 11 conditions.

A legal agreement will now need to be completed within six months to provide £93,000 towards education provision, three gifted homes, and a shared use cycleway and footway.

Last updated on: 09/08/2017 - 12:14