Planning inspector has "significant concerns" over council's plans for future development in Maldon district

Architect's drawing of part of the south Maldon garden suburb, an area set aside for new houses in the Local Development Plan

Architect's drawing of part of the south Maldon garden suburb, an area set aside for new houses in the Local Development Plan

First published in News

“Significant concerns” have been raised by the planning inspector due to consider plans for 4,410 homes in the district.

David Vickery has asked to meet Maldon District Council on Thursday about its Local Development Plan (LDP).

The ‘exploratory meeting’ could lead to the council deciding to withdraw the plan in the worst case scenario.

Alternatively, it could carry out some extra work to address his concerns, or the planned examination in public, in which the inspector will consider the LDP and listen to the views of those for and against it, will go ahead as planned.

In a letter to the council last week he said: “Unfortunately, I have identified some significant concerns regarding the potential soundness of the Plan, and I therefore need to explore these with the council and others at an exploratory meeting."

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10:13am Fri 27 Jun 14

Jack222 says...

The idea is still excellent but all plans need some tinkering - and we desperately need new homes.
The idea is still excellent but all plans need some tinkering - and we desperately need new homes. Jack222
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