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PROPOSED VICTORIA MILL ROAD DEVELOPMENT - REFUSED PLANNING PERMISSION

PROPOSED VICTORIA MILL ROAD DEVELOPMENT - REFUSED PLANNING PERMISSION

24th May 2022
We are very pleased to announce that East Suffolk Council (ESC) Planning Committee has today refused planning permission for the proposed development off Victoria Mill Road for up to 49 self-build homes.

There has been very strong opposition to this proposal in Framlingham, which was contrary to the Neighbourhood Plan and to East Suffolk's Local Plan. Despite this it was initially approved by ESC in January. Subsequently, Framlingham Town Council's barrister submitted a letter setting out many legal objections. In addition, residents and Framlingham Town Council successfully applied to have land proposed for road widening in Victoria Mill Road declared an "Asset of Community Value".

ESC then withdrew their approval, and it was reconsidered at their Planning Committee today. The proposal was defeated by a narrow margin of 5 to 4 because it is contrary to the Framlingham Neighbourhood Plan, and contrary to the East Suffolk Local Plan policy of respecting Assets of Community Value.

The site is marked for eventual development for approximately 30 houses, but not until the second half of the decade. Also, the developers may appeal the decision.

We are very grateful for the strong support and help provided by our MP Dr Dan Poulter and by our District Councillor Maurice Cook, both of whom lobbied ESC in support of our case.

Posted: Tue, 24 May 2022 22:56 by Web Editor

Tags: Framlingham Town Council, Neighbourhood Plan, Planning Application