New Date for TDC Planning Committee Meeting Regarding Priory Plans (click here to view)

TDC will be holding a special meeting of the Planning Committee to determine the Priory applications for building on Westfield and the Parkland. This will be on Tuesday 11th October in The Princes Theatre (Clacton Town Hall) starting at 6pm.  Latecomers will be admitted. There is considerable public opposition to these applications as shown by the many comments registered on the TDC website and it is vital that as many members of the public as possible attend to demonstrate to the Committee the depth of feeling of local residents.  You may recall the magnificent turn out for the meeting in January 2014. Parking is available in the nearby multi-story car park and there is access to the Princes Theatre for wheelchair users. SOS will arrange for uniformed marshals to conduct people to and from the car park on the evening. Please attend if you possibly can....

Date Set for TDC Planning Committee to Determine New Planning Applications for the Priory (Click here to view)

Planning application 16/00656/FUL is for the revised plans for a building estate of 72 houses in West Field (behind Mill Street). Planning application 16/00671/FUL is for the revised plans for 17 properties to be built in the ancient parkland (off Colchester Road). Details of these applications can be seen on the TDC planning website: www.tendringdc.gov.uk A date has now been set for the TDC Planning Committee to consider these applications which is Tuesday 6th September.  The public will be able to attend.  Anyone wishing to comment on the applications can do so by letter to Tendring Planning Department, Council Offices, Weeley, Essex CO16 9AJ or as an attachment to an email addressed to: planning.services@tendringdc.gov.uk.  Letters will be accepted up to the end of August but it would be better not to wait until too...

New Planning Approvals for Priory Owners (Click Here to View)

At the meeting of Tendring Planning Committee on Tuesday 14th June, plans were approved for 660 new houses on two adjoining plots of land at Lawford/Mistley.  One of these, for 300 homes, is in the name of Tendring Farms Ltd – one of the companies owned by the Sargeant family.  The Wellwick site is also owned by the same company. Whilst not wishing to support any large scale development in any other part of the district, one wonders why this site was not advanced as an enabling development for the Priory (as was Wellwick) which would have rendered the building of an additional 72 houses in West Field...

Section 106 Legal Agreement Relating to the Wellwick Housing Development (Click Here to View)

At last, the S106 legal agreement relating to Wellwick is available on the TDC website.  This specifies the work to be carried out on the Priory buildings related to the stages of development of Wellwick. You will see that the first building to undergo repair is the Bailiffs cottage. To view the agreement, search the planning applications for 11/00333/OUT and click on Documents.    ...