September 15th, 2013 |
Eldon Way Development Recommended For Refusal
A planning application to demolish 3 warehouse units in the Eldon Way Industrial Estate in Hockley and replace them with 5 retail units and 20 flats is being recommended for refusal by planning officers. Unless any councillor calls it in by 10m Wednesday, it will be refused.
The site is in the Core Strategy for redevelopment, with homes as one of the new uses. However officers are recommending refusal for two reasons.
First of all, overdevelopment – there isn’t enough amenity space included for residents in the proposed flats, and parking is inadequate.
Secondly, the applicant hasn’t provided any information on the site will contribute towards delivering the Hockley Area Action Plan , on matters susch as affordable housing, transport assessment and infrastructure.
The application number is 13/00/351/OUT You can download the whole report here. (215 kb)