Gladman plans for more than 200 new homes are turned down

A greenfield site off Barbrook Lane, Tiptree, was targeted by Gladman (pic Google Earth)

Some good news to gladden your step as spring approaches!
Plans by Gladman Developments Ltd for more than 200 new homes in Tiptree have been turned down.
The land agent had been seeking planning permission for the development of 206 properties on greenfield land off Barbrook Lane.
A Gladman planning report had said: “The proposals for the site comprise a considered and sensitively designed mix of new homes and supporting green infrastructure to create a sustainable and vibrant new development for Tiptree.
“The proposed development will include a mix of formal and informal open spaces.
“It is proposed to provide a new central play area for children and young people within the public open space. The play area will also be designed to offer disabled children the same play opportunities as other children.”
However, that was not enough to convince the planning committee at Colchester Borough Council, which refused planning permission for the scheme.
Residents had raised concerns about increased traffic, provision of school places, employment and road safety.
Bertram Rope, of CPRE Essex, said: “This was a patchwork site of green – it was turned down by the council after strong local opposition against this most unsuitable location.
“We wrote a strong letter of objection.”
The Gladman report details the company’s method of operation: “When outline permission has been granted, the site will be sold on to the end developer who will make an application for the outstanding reserved matters, such as information about the layout, scale and appearance of development.”
Gladman has an established record of appealing such decisions, so we await…