Sample letter for objecting to proposed schools' move
The closing date for objections to the schools' planning applications is 27 August 2010. If you want to object, you need to send a letter to Development Control at EHDC. You need to give at least ONE reason for objecting and you should date and sign the letter. Letters may be sent by mail (address on sample letter below) or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See this extract from the planning officers' report of 2008 giving reasons why they recommended that planning permission be refused.
East Herts District Council
Your address here... July 2010
Re: Planning Application Numbers:
WW 3/10/1012/OP, Hadham Rd 3/10/1009/OP, BHS 3/10/1013/OP,
Beldams 3/10/1014/OP, H&E 3/10/1015/OP, Jobbers Wood 3/10/1044/FO
Dear Sir or Madam
I am writing to object to the above planning applications. My reasons for objecting are outlined below.
- Irreversible loss of Green Belt with no exceptional educational need.
- Excessive housing provision, not needed to meet Bishop's Stortford's housing allocation in the local plan and with proposed densities more appropriate to an inner city than a country market town.
- Major traffic problems and access implications with considerable numbers of pupils trying to reach/leave the same place at the same time of day.
- Lack of infrastructure to the area - small, already congested roads, no train station, limited bus services.
- The proposed new school location at Whittington Way will be unable to comply with building regulation noise limits on aircraft and air pollution for schools.
- The proposed new school will be further away from most town residential areas.
- Considerable construction traffic for years to come.
- Bishop's Stortford has already suffered greatly through excessive development and numerous dwellings are either unfinished or uninhabited.