Priti Patel MP continues campaign of opposition to River View development

Published: 18th April 2019 - 12:00 pm Category: Local News

Local MP Priti Patel is continuing to campaign against the decision taken by Braintree District Council to grant planning permission for development on River View and the Gimsons site in Witham. Priti has lodged a formal complaint with the Council over the decision-making process and the application being determined on 19 March 2019, before the published consultation date of 22nd March 2019 had been reached.

Priti has also queried the traffic and pollution assessments affecting the local area in and around Maldon Road and asked the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to consider calling in the planning application.

Priti said: “This is a very controversial development which has united residents in Witham and beyond in opposition to it. The development goes against established planning policies and risks destroying large parts of the much-loved River View area. Serious concerns have been raised by residents about the way the decision was made and there are a lot of questions that Braintree District Council needs to answer.”

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