Property in country lane gets approved at third attempt

Thursday, 5 January, 2017

A new three-bedroom property has been given the all-clear at the third attempt of asking.

The scheme for Cockaynes Lane in Alresford was approved by Tendring District Council’s (TDC) Planning Committee last night.

The decision was made following appeal decisions which have granted permission for 205 homes on two separate developments nearby.

The application for land next to Cockaynes House was refused – and dismissed on appeal - in both 2014 and 2015.

However, since then Government Inspectors have allowed plans for up to 145 properties on land south of Cockaynes Lane as well as up to 60 homes on land north of Cockaynes Lane.

Matt Lang, a TDC Planning Officer, said that due to the two large developments urbanising that part of Cockaynes Lane the site would be surrounded by residential properties and was now considered acceptable for development.

Alresford Parish Council objected to the proposal and TDC received 32 letters of objection from residents.

The applicant, Lawrence Putter, explained that he wanted to have the home built for his elderly parents.

The plans were approved by five votes to three.

Last updated on: 05/01/2017 - 14:12