Gladman’s Planning Application for 90 houses in Earls Colne approved
Gladman reduced its application from 115 houses to 90. Those who objected to this development the first time round resubmitted their original objections to Braintree District Council particularly on ecology grounds. (Ref: 18/00121/OUT)
As well as many individual objections, both Earls Colne and Colne Engaine Parish Councils objected to this application. Concerns were raised about the adverse impact on health provision, traffic, education provision, the environment and risk of flooding as well as the visual impact on the landscape.
The Essex Wildlife Trust objected because the application site lies within close proximity to the Bourne Brook and River Colne valleys, both of which are key wildlife corridors of considerable ecological importance.
However this application has now been approved subject to various conditions being met by the developers. To read the planning committee’s final report click on the following link to the Braintree DC website.