Possible new development
along the Colchester Rd
Two sites in Bures recommended for development after councillors go against planning advice
Planning officers suggested before Braintree Council's Local Plan Committee meeting last week that sites at Colchester Road and Cambridge Way should be turned down.
The officers thought the areas had limited facilities and any development would have detrimental impact on the appearance.
The Parish Council also objected to plans for residential development.
However Wendy Scattergood, district councillor
for Stour Valley, said some sort of development was needed and suggested going
against the recommendation.
She said the site at Colchester Road, which could provide land for 85 homes, should be approved, as well as the 1.1 hectare site at Cambridge Way.
Graham Butland, leader of Braintree Council,
agreed the sites should be put forward for recommendation.
He said: "I support councillor Scattergood very much as we do need some development in the north.
"The transport links and environment links make it ideal."
Acknowledgement to Halstead Gazette
These two sites formally submitted to Braintree
District Council to be included in the Local Plan
dated May 2015