The proposed development site covers an area of approximately 6.5 hectares (approximately 16 acres). It is a greenfield site located to the south of Cockaynes Lane, bordered to the north-west by residential and commercial properties and to the east by existing homes in Station Road. The southern boundary of the site is defined by the railway line while former gravel extraction pits border the land to the west.
Outline planning permission for a residential development at the site was granted in June 2016.
The site is also allocated for residential development in the revised settlement boundary for Tendring District Council’s emerging Local Plan.
You can view our approved Outline planning application by visiting Tendring District Council's online planning pages – search planning application reference number 14/01823/OUT.
You can also view the information boards which were displayed during our initial consultation in October 2014 (for our Outline planning application) by clicking here.
Information about the site we need to take into account
Parameters plan for the proposed development located on land south of Cockaynes Lane. (Click to enlarge)
The main vehicular access point for the development will be situated to the north of the site, via Cockaynes Lane, with a secondary access point along the eastern boundary for pedestrians, cyclists and emergency vehicles.
Any potential impact of the development proposals on the local area has been carefully considered throughout the design process and through discussions with Essex County Council, the local highways authority.
The masterplan ac
commodates sufficient parking for residents of the site, and complies with Tendring District Council’s car parking standards for new residential developments. Many of the houses will have private driveways with garages, while the apartments will h
ave allocated parking. There will also be a proportion of visitor spaces to help ensure that all parking is contained within the development.
The site is in a sustainable location with good connections into the existing footway network, providing accessibility to the nearby local services/facilities, bus and rail services. The impact on the wider highway network will be assessed as part of this planning application.
The proposed development site is located in Flood Zone 1, which means it is at the lowest risk of flooding from rivers and other watercourses (<1 in 1,000 year risk).
The superficial geology of the site largely falls within the Kesgrave Catchment Sub Group of sands and gravels, which will allow for the implementation of various Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS) to manage surface water run-off within the site.
Our SuDS proposals will include permeable paving, swales and soakaways which will allow the surface water to be filtered, improving water quality, and gradually drain away where possible. Maximum surface water run-off rates from the development will accord with the current, Greenfield levels and so will not increase the risk of flooding to neighbouring land.
Findings from an Ecological Appraisal show that the majority of the site is generally of low ecological value.
Trees and hedgerows at the boundaries are of local importance so we will be preserving the majority of these and we will also implement new planting.
A range of enhancement opportunities are available as part of development, including creation of grassland and heathland habitats. The provision of orchard trees would provide foraging opportunities for birds and a range of invertebrates.