Objections to development of Newhall site to go before planning committee
News / Sun 28th Jun 2020 at 12:54pm
AN APPLICATION for 49 more homes in Newhall is set to go before the Harlow Council planning committee.
The application is for the “approval of reserved matters (access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale) relating to the development of the site to provide 49 residential units and associated car parking and infrastructure works associated with approved application HW/PL/04/00302.
That means, overall planning permission has already been given but this application is for specific details regarding a number of factors.
The site is located to the south of Round House Way, to the east of its junction with Bunting Street and west of Magpie Road.
It is comprised of an open area which has been cleared ready for development. There is a slight fall north/south across the site.
The site forms part of the new Newhall Neighbourhood with housing areas already constructed to the south (including Redwing Way and Goldcrest Way) and north of the site (including Rose Crescent and Headland Street).
On the opposite side of Bunting Street is The Round House, a Grade II Listed Building, beyond which lies the Newhall Primary Academy school and grounds.
There were 5 objections received on the following grounds:
– Loss of quiet, safe country-side environment
– Children should be able to continue to play on the street and not have to walk to
school on a busy road
– Redwing Road should not be a through road
– Bunting Way should not become a busy two-way road as it leads onto development where there is no public footpath
– There is no proper landscape and infrastructure plan for the area
– Density would be similar to London Boroughs
– Increase in traffic/traffic-jams at peak times
– The proposal would introduce dangerous traffic and speeding vehicles
– Increased pollution and noise from residents
– Inadequate parking across the estate and only a single entrance road
– overlooking and loss of privacy
– Loss of sunlight
– Loss of views
– Loss of wildlife
– Parking restrictions should be increased as well as traffic calming measures and
additional footpaths to existing development
– Previous purchasers were told there would not be any further buildings
The matter will be discussed on Wednesday July 1st at a virtual meeting on Harlow Council’s YouTube channel.
Would this ridiculous plan mean that these build anywhere outfits will make an application to build a new road out to Churchgate Street, from Hubbard Hall, just asking ?