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Hunton Bridge plans passed regretfully by Council

PR 71425th October 2006

Hunton Bridge plans passed regretfully by Council

A new application by Fairview New Homes to build a housing estate at Hunton Bridge has been referred to the Government Office for the East of England (GO East) with a recommendation for approval.

The plans include 143 homes, with 44 affordable properties for local residents, and three commercial units for light industrial, office or retail use.

The decision was made by the cross-party Development Control Committee on Thursday evening (19 October) to recommend the revised plans subject to 57 conditions. The conditions aim to protect wildlife, the nearby residential area, the peace of local residents and the provision of local services.

Fairview's original plans for the industrial site had been refused by the Committee. Following the company's appeal to the Secretary of State and a public inquiry, only the Council's objection to the impact on the adjacent Conservation Area was upheld. The firm has altered the plans to meet the Secretary of State's points. None of the other objections by the Council were upheld.

If the application is agreed by GO East the District Council will be monitoring the work extremely closely and the Development Control Committee has placed over 50 conditions in its recommendation. Any work must minimise noise and disruption to residents and protect local wildlife.

The Committee has recommended that Fairview Homes makes a financial contribution to the provision of local schools, libraries and other amenities.