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Update November 2017

Planning Application DC/17/02232 - proposed residential development of 129 dwellings on land west of Barton Road

In a letter from the Senior Planning Manager on behalf of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, it has been confirmed that the Secretary of State has decided, having had regard to this policy (Written Ministerial Statement by Nick Boles on 26 October 2012), not to call in this application. He is content that it should be determined by the local planning authority.

For a copy of the letter please click here.

Update August 2017

Planning Applications :

2797/16 - proposed residential development of up to 175 dwellings at land south of Norton Road

4942/16 - proposed residential development of up to 64 dwellings at Meadow Lane

4963/16 - proposed residential development of up to 250 dwellings at land west of Ixworth Road

5070/16 - proposed residential development of up to 200 dwellings at land to the north of Norton Road

In letters from the Senior Planning Manager on behalf of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, it has been confirmed that the Secretary of State has decided, having had regard to this policy (Written Ministerial Statement by Nick Boles on 26 October 2012), not to call in the above applications. He is content that it should be determined by the local planning authority.

For a copy of the relevant letters please click the following links: 2797/16; 4942/16; 4963/16; 5070/16

 

 

 

Background

Thurston Parish Council has formally written to the Secretary of State requesting him to call in for determination Mid Suffolk District Council's (MSDC) Planning Applications 5070/16, 2797/16, 4963/16, 4942/16 and 4386/16, all of which have had 'minded to' decisions as determined by the MSDC Planning Referrals Committee on 12th July 2017 (see below for those decisions) * A further request has been submitted asking that the following applications be considered by the Secretary of State: Planning Applications: DC/17/02232; DC/17/02782 and DC/17/03268.

The Parish Council expects that proposals for villages such as Thurston should be expected to demonstrate that any development can be accommodated without adversely affecting the character of the village and that existing services, facilities and infrastructure have the capacity to accommodate it or will be enhanced to accommodate it. It is felt that the scale of development currently envisaged contravenes this in that the character of the village will be adversely affected and a range of local services will be unable to cope.

To view a copy of the 'call-in' letter please click here to download a copy.

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2797/16 – outline planning application (with all matters other than means of access reserved) for residential development of up to 175 dwellings with associated car parking, landscaping, public open space areas, allotments and vehicular access from Sandpit Lane and Norton Road @ land to the South of Norton Road, Norton – Committee was minded to approve

5010/16 – appeal submitted by Hopkins Homes against Outline Planning Application (with all matters other than means of access reserved) for residential development of up to 175 dwellings with associated car parking, landscaping, public open space areas, allotments and vehicular access from Sandpit Lane (duplicate to application 2797/16) @ land to the south of Norton Road, Thurston  - Committee was minded to approve

4386/16 – application for the erection of 138 dwellings. Construction of new vehicle access and provision of cycle/pedestrian link to Barton Road. Provision of road and drainage infrastructure, landscaping and open space @ land on the west side of Barton Road – Committee was minded to refuse

4942/16 – application for residential development consisting of 64 dwellings and associated highway, car parking and public open space @ land at Meadow Lane, Thurston - to consider the Planning Officer’s Report to be submitted to Mid Suffolk District Council’s Development Referrals Committee on 28th June 2017 – Committee was minded to approve

4963/16 – Outline Planning Application sought for up to 250 new dwellings, open space and associated infrastructure, up to 2.4Ha of land for Thurston Community College, 2Ha of land for the provision of a new Primary School, including details of access on land west of Ixworth Road. - Land west of Ixworth Road – Committee was minded to approve

5070/16 – outline planning application for the erection of up to 200 homes (including 9 self-build plots), primary school site together with associated access, infrastructure, landscaping and amenity space (all matters reserved except for access) @ land at Norton Road – Committee was minded to approve