Latchingdon village celebrates after planning application for 47 homes rejected

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Happy Bridgemans Green residents Happy Bridgemans Green residents

A village is celebrating after a fiercely opposed planning application for 46 new homes was rejected.

Latchingdon parish councillors and residents believed the development at Bridgemans Green, Latchingdon, would be too urban for the small village.

Gary Sharp of CCC Property applied to build the flats and homes last July, plus a community coffee shop, after his previous application for 58 homes in July 2012 was also refused.

However, the parish council received more than 100 objections and clerk Sarah Sayer told Maldon District Council: “Latchingdon is a small, rural village and wishes to stay that way to preserve the rural way of life."

Maldon District Council refused planning permission on the grounds the homes would be visually intrusive and an urban extension to the village.

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3:48pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Jack222 says...

We need new homes- I'm sick of the NIMBY complain against all new homes. No wonder our houses are so overpriced - there isnt enough of them.
We need new homes- I'm sick of the NIMBY complain against all new homes. No wonder our houses are so overpriced - there isnt enough of them. Jack222
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7:25am Fri 4 Apr 14

Latchingdon says...

Yet another uninformed comment from Jack!! It's nothing to do with NIMBY's. There were some VERY specific reasons why this was rejected!
Yet another uninformed comment from Jack!! It's nothing to do with NIMBY's. There were some VERY specific reasons why this was rejected! Latchingdon
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