BSCF Objection to Planning Application for Non-Compliance with Design Principles New!

By Email

Development Management
East Herts Council
Wallfields
Pegs Lane
Hertford
SG13 8EQ
15 July 2021

Attn: Mr Stephen Tapper

Dear Mr Tapper

YOUR REF: 3/21/1256/REM - Application for reserved matters pursuant to 3/13/0804/OP for the creation of 122 dwellings for parcels of land M1 and V, Bishops Stortford North

Bishop’s Stortford Civic Federation (BSCF) has become aware that many elements of the above application do not comply with the requirements or recommendations set out for their respective elements in the Design Principles Document. They include:

  1. Overall and local housing densities
  2. Heights of various building with respect to their location
  3. Relationships with the wider landscape
  4. Building setbacks along the primary street
  5. Frontages on all of the streets
  6. Building lines and other matters along the green ways.

BSCF also learned from Hertfordshire Police that it is finding it difficult to deal effectively with the current level of organised crime on Stortford Fields and considers, amongst other things, that the number of homes being built and their layout is a contributory factor.

I am therefore writing on behalf of BSCF to object to the application and ask that permission is not given until the plans have been revised to comply with the middle of the ranges and other specified objectives stated in the Design Principles Document, as well as facilitating easier and more effective crime management.

Yours sincerely

Paul Dean
Chairman
Bishop's Stortford Civic Federation
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CIVICFED/