Final 38 homes get the go ahead as part of development

Monday, 13 March, 2017

The final 38 homes to be built as part of a larger development in Harwich have been given the all-clear.

Many of the planned properties for much of the Iconfield site to the north of Williamsburg Avenue have already been constructed by Orion Land and Leisure.

Now the company wants to proceed on the last parcel of land with two and three-bedroom houses in detached, semi-detached and terrace form along with parking, paths, drives and landscaping.

Tendring District Council (TDC) did grant planning permission for the site previously but that has now lapsed and needed to be renewed.

The scheme includes open space and a landscaped area in its north eastern corner.

The land is within the settlement boundary and the principle of development has already been established with the previous permission.

A TDC spokesman said: “The current proposal is virtually the same as the one approved in 2011and nothing has changed substantially.

“If planning permission had not been allowed to lapse a similar development would have no doubt been constructed by now.”

Due to the viability of the scheme there is no developer contribution required towards affordable or Council housing.

TDC approved the application with 16 conditions imposed.

Harwich Town Council made no objection to the development which was well-received due to the site laying derelict for some time.

However, there was concern voiced over the lack of infrastructure to support these properties and others being built in the area.

There were no representations received about the application from residents.

Last updated on: 13/03/2017 - 09:09