BSCF's Objection to Proposed Development at 100 Rye Street

Letter to East Herts Council

See this news story for more details: Residents unite over 'eyesore' flats.

Director of Neighbourhood Services
(Development Control),
East Herts Council,
Wallfields,
Pegs Lane,
Hertford, Herts.
SG13 8EQ.
27 March 2008

Dear Sir,

LPA Ref. 3/08/0305/FP
Re 100 Rye Street, Bishop's Stortford

I am writing on behalf of Bishop's Stortford Civic Federation to express our objection to the above planning application, which involves demolishing a 1/2 storeyed house with a block of 12 flats. Our reasons are as follows:

1. Overdevelopment of the site – the building would have to be close to the current pavement as the land slopes sharply onto a flood plain area. This would form an unsightly strip in an otherwise unbuilt area, and would be out of keeping with houses on the other side of the road.

2. As the road is fairly narrow at that point, and close to the new mini-roundabout, traffic congestion would be caused by the extra cars of residents, not to mention any construction vehicles.

3. To replace one dwelling with a block of twelve would be further "cramming" in a town which has already seen too much of this kind of development.

In conclusion, we think this would be an undesirable development, both for the town and its approaches, the residents living locally, and those using the adjacent sporting facilities.

Yours faithfully,

Angela Marshall (Mrs.)
Hon. Secretary
Bishop's Stortford Civic Federation

Copy: Cllr. Mrs. J. Demonti

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