We are pleased to announce that planning permission has been granted by East Herts District Council for nine new dwellings in the village of High Cross, Hertfordshire.
The application was prepared and submitted by JB Planning Associates, on behalf of Osprey Homes, following pre-application discussions with East Herts District Council and engagement with the local Parish Council.
The site comprises an undeveloped parcel of land, situated within a sensitive location being within close proximity to listed buildings. The scheme was carefully designed to ensure that an important view of the listed Church and Rectory could be protected for the long-term future.
The site had been identified as a Local Green Space (LGS) within the draft Neighbourhood Plan. JB Planning Associates, on behalf of Osprey Homes, submitted representations and objected to the site’s proposed designation as a LGS. The Examiner, in her Final Report, found insufficient evidence to justify the site’s inclusion as a LGS and as such this designation was not carried forward into the Neighbourhood Plan that was approved following a referendum.
As part of the planning application, JB Planning Associates were able to successfully demonstrate to officers that the proposal responds positively to the site’s context and provides for an acceptable form of development that would provide much-needed high-quality family housing, and through the creation of new open space, would better reveal the significance of the nearby listed buildings.
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