Plans to build homes on former nursery site given the green light

First published in News

PLANS to build up to 18 homes on the site of a former nursery have been given the thumbs up.

Blueprints were submitted to convert the old Notcutts Garden Centre, Station Road, in Ardleigh, into homes last year.

But yesterday, a final decision was taken by Tendring District Council to give the plans outline planning permission.

It means the proposals were approved in principle, but more details need to be submitted before building can start.

Planners also said details of where bicycle storage will be built must be submitted.

The development was supported in principle by Ardleigh Parish Council, but concerns had been raised about the total number of homes as, which councillors saw as “excessive”.

Any building must begin within two years.

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9:13am Wed 4 Jun 14

Colonel Kurtz says...

Another housing estate gets a fasttrack planning approval and another brown envelope. What a surprise. Shame they can't be as so efficient when it comes to jumbo
Another housing estate gets a fasttrack planning approval and another brown envelope. What a surprise. Shame they can't be as so efficient when it comes to jumbo Colonel Kurtz
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9:17am Wed 4 Jun 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

Colonel Kurtz wrote:
Another housing estate gets a fasttrack planning approval and another brown envelope. What a surprise. Shame they can't be as so efficient when it comes to jumbo
The nursery wasn't viable and no other business wanted it. Better that an existing site is used for housing than a new bit of countryside, in my opinion.
[quote][p][bold]Colonel Kurtz[/bold] wrote: Another housing estate gets a fasttrack planning approval and another brown envelope. What a surprise. Shame they can't be as so efficient when it comes to jumbo[/p][/quote]The nursery wasn't viable and no other business wanted it. Better that an existing site is used for housing than a new bit of countryside, in my opinion. Ritchie_Hicks
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9:40am Wed 4 Jun 14

Scoot says...

Very true Ritchie, use up the brownfield sites before taking a bit more green space. Brown envelopes don't come into it when the government puts pressure on councils to fulfill quotas.
Very true Ritchie, use up the brownfield sites before taking a bit more green space. Brown envelopes don't come into it when the government puts pressure on councils to fulfill quotas. Scoot
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10:18am Wed 4 Jun 14

Catchedicam says...

Colonel Kurtz wrote:
Another housing estate gets a fasttrack planning approval and another brown envelope. What a surprise. Shame they can't be as so efficient when it comes to jumbo
Only one slight thing... this is about TENDRING DC not Colchester BC...I am sure that Tendring planners would give permission to do anything to Jumbo!
[quote][p][bold]Colonel Kurtz[/bold] wrote: Another housing estate gets a fasttrack planning approval and another brown envelope. What a surprise. Shame they can't be as so efficient when it comes to jumbo[/p][/quote]Only one slight thing... this is about TENDRING DC not Colchester BC...I am sure that Tendring planners would give permission to do anything to Jumbo! Catchedicam
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