THEYDON BOIS: Blunts Farm housing application refused

PERMISSION to build houses on a farm in the Green Belt was refused at a meeting last night (Wednesday).

Developer Mark Swan applied for permission to build the four homes at Blunts Farm, Theydon Bois, and council planners had said he should be given permission.

But after 32 letters of objection from people in the village, the plans were referred to Epping Forest District Council’s east area planning committee.

Councillors voted to refuse permission for the development because of worries over the Green Belt and the location.

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11:24am Thu 5 Jul 12

TITAS ADUXARSE says...

So the councils planners would have let this go ahead. This goes to show that its only people bothering to register their opinions that stopped this for now.

Lets see what happens on appeal
So the councils planners would have let this go ahead. This goes to show that its only people bothering to register their opinions that stopped this for now. Lets see what happens on appeal TITAS ADUXARSE

11:26am Thu 5 Jul 12

jamieb5058 says...

I was a witness at this shambolic committee meeting last night.

All I can say is the councillors are unbelievably naive and displayed their lack of planning knowledge and new legislation!

I was completely impartial on this application and could not believe what I was hearing.
I was a witness at this shambolic committee meeting last night. All I can say is the councillors are unbelievably naive and displayed their lack of planning knowledge and new legislation! I was completely impartial on this application and could not believe what I was hearing. jamieb5058

12:27pm Thu 5 Jul 12

Greengauge says...

If questions aren't asked internally and at a high level about the writing of that report, then someone isn't doing their job properly. Shambolic indeed, and raises questions as to who stood to gain if the public hadn't put them right.
If questions aren't asked internally and at a high level about the writing of that report, then someone isn't doing their job properly. Shambolic indeed, and raises questions as to who stood to gain if the public hadn't put them right. Greengauge

12:46pm Thu 5 Jul 12

Darklady says...

Shambolic seems to be the word of the day on this one. And I entirely agree. It also clearly shows that the people of Theydon Bois are a force to be reckoned with as I gather there were other planning applications refused, mainly due to local resistance.
Shambolic seems to be the word of the day on this one. And I entirely agree. It also clearly shows that the people of Theydon Bois are a force to be reckoned with as I gather there were other planning applications refused, mainly due to local resistance. Darklady

1:42pm Thu 5 Jul 12

fjl says...

Well done to the local people. Green Belt should not be built on - That was the purpose of it in the first place.
Well done to the local people. Green Belt should not be built on - That was the purpose of it in the first place. fjl

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