Priti welcomes refusal of Bloor Homes planning appeal

Published: 18th August 2020 - 3:14 pm Category: Local News

The Witham MP Priti Patel has welcomed the decision of an independent planning inspector to refuse a planning appeal for a development of up to 255 dwellings on a site off Maldon Road, Tiptree (opposite Tiptree Heath Primary School). The application by Bloor Homes had originally been rejected following strong local opposition and Priti herself made representations throughout, highlighting local concerns about the scale of the development and its impact on the area, the environment, public services and infrastructure.

Commenting on the refusal Priti said: “The local community in Tiptree will welcome this decision to again reject the Bloor Homes proposal. I have been making representations on their behalf to the Planning Inspector and before then to Colchester Borough Council. Tiptree village has already experienced substantial housing growth in recent years, which is putting huge pressure on our public services and infrastructure. Any new developments need careful consideration and the right decision has been made to reject this proposal.

“The local community is also working on developing a Neighbourhood Plan, which will give them more control over development in the Village and identify areas and sites that are suitable for development, as well as the new services needed to support them.”

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