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BSCF's Comments on Oxford House Redevelopment Application

Second Letter from BSCF Chairman

Head of Development Control
East Herts Council
Pegs Lane
SG13 8EQ
20 March 2008

Your ref: 3/08/0170/FP
FAO: Francesca Hill

I am writing on behalf of the Bishop's Stortford Civic Federation in response to this planning application, although I note that a previous application in respect of the same site has not yet had its appeal determined.

My comments are chiefly concerned with the nature of the application for which permission is being sought, since this is unclear from the documents which I have inspected at the Bishop's Stortford Town Council Offices. The lack of clarity relates to the following:

It is therefore unclear what proposal is being sought for planning permission, and I suggest that the Local Planning Authority therefore has no option but to reject this application.

If, notwithstanding the comments above, your letter and the detailed plans and elevations represent a proposal which the Local Planning Authority may choose to consider, I would like to suggest the following issues which should influence your judgment: