Thursday, July 25, 2024

Chafford Hundred housing at “back of Bannatynes” in front of planning committee

Howard Road

PLANS for housing in a development at the back of Bannatynes in Chafford Hundred are back at the Planning Committee in Thurrock.

The plans have been in development for a long long time but now may be a step closer to reality.

The proposals by Sutherland House Limited are for:

Mixed use development to provide 203 no.residential units, landscaping, car/cycle parking, commercial units (370sq.m.) comprising Class A1 (shops) / Class A2 (financial and professional services) / Class A3 (food and drink) / Class A4 (drinking establishments) / Class A5 (hot food takeaways) / Class D1 (non-residential institutions) floorspace and a doctor’s surgery (280sq.m.).

Planning permission was granted in 2009 for residential development on the site by the Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation. Construction works commenced shortly after consent was issued, however building works were abandoned because the developer experienced financial difficulties.

As the 2009 planning permission was implemented, the scheme could be lawfully completed, subject to compliance with relevant planning conditions and s106 obligations. The site has however lain dormant for several years. The site was acquired by the present applicant in 2014.

It will be before the planning committee on Thursday evening.

In April 2016, we spoke to a local resident, John Bennett about the plans.


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