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Planning Inspector demolishes Braintree District Draft Local Plan                            

A letter over 30 pages long was sent to the councils which was published on 15th June. It had been rumoured that he would have criticisms, but few could have expected what is essentially a devastating demolition of Braintree DC's plans (alongside Colchester BC and Tendring DC with backing from Essex CC) for their three so-called Garden Communities strung out along the A120.

The Inspector reported that the councils had not demonstrated that the New Towns are even viable. He said they had not properly planned the sustainable transport for them (including moving Marks Tey station and how that could impact on the Sudbury branch line) and he said that it was not clear that the councils even had the best spatial strategy. He also had many more criticisms. 

You will find more information on this latest develpment in our monthly newsletter for June.

 

Next Green Drinks, 18th of October! 

Come and meet some like-minded people at our Green Drinks at Fowlers Farm in Braintree/Freeport at 7:30pm on Thursday, 18th of October. Everybody who is interested in Green Issues is welcome, - you don´t need to be a party member. If you are interested, contact Karin for more information or introduction to the group at karin@evansabove.us.

 

 

 

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