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19/01234/OUT Address: Oak House Bicknacre Road Bicknacre Chelmsford
Description of works: Demolition of the existing dwelling house and outbuildings and the erection of 14no. new dwellings consisting of 5no. 2 bedroom, 6no. 3 bedroom and 3no. 4 bedroom dwellings. (Access only, all other matters reserved.)

PC Comments: The Parish Council strongly objects to this Outline Planning Application as follows:
Overdevelopment of the area
High density of houses
Out of character – in particular the rear gardens fronting the road
Concerns re increased traffic on an already dangerous road
Concerns re safety of access / poor visibility
There is no Affordable Housing provision
Potential loss of Oak Trees (will seek TPOs)
Insufficient parking provision & no other available local parking
Can the local school, doctors etc. take the potential increase
Sunnyway Cottages – 22 per hectare compared to this proposed development 34-35 per hectare


Notification received from Highways England :

Immediate road closure at Wellinditch Bridge, Woodham Road, Stow Maries, CM3 6SD
We are writing to advise you, on behalf of Highways England, that an immediate closure is being enforced on Woodham Road, Stow Maries due to an unsafe structure. The closure will be effective between the junction of Crows Lane and Lower Burnham Road. We have been informed the closure is expected to be in place for approximately eight weeks.

Please note that these works are being arranged and completed by Highways England who own the structure, and not by Essex Highways.

Please be assured that we will provide further information on behalf of Highways England to the parish and update the community with details about the works and any associated traffic management as the works develop.



The Parish Council has a new way of requesting residents to deal with overgrown vegetation – postcards will be delivered to addresses asking for the owners co-operation.



Duffield Bridge – Westerings

Thank you for your further email regarding the works to the Duffill Bridge.

The draft option study has been completed and is currently being reviewed. As part of the review we are liaising with the owners of the adjacent land that will be affected as part of the proposed works. The results of this consultation will further clarify the most suitable strengthening/replacement option going forward.

We anticipate this review will be completed by the end of November 2019.

Thank you for contacting me.

Cllr. Kevin Bentley Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, Member for Stanway and Pyefleet, Essex County Council