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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.

 

Green Drinks, 16th of August

Our next Green Drinks evening will be on Thursday, 16th of August at the usual location at Fowlers Farm in Braintree/Freeport at 7:30pm. Please be aware that this is not a Green Party Meeting but a get together for people who are interested in Green Issues. Everybody is welcome! If you are interested, contact Karin for more information or introduction to the group at karin@evansabove.us.

 

 

 

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