Planning: Removal of grass bank & extension of tarmac road surface outside Bringey Cottage

A new planning application has been submitted regarding the Bringey Cottage development, this time for alterations to the path (road) opposite the new houses.

Application Summary
Reference: 14/01681/FUL
Address: Bringey Cottage The Bringey Great Baddow Chelmsford Essex CM2 7QY
Proposal: Removal of grass bank & extension of tarmac road surface to provide vehicle turning area and retaining wall
Case Officer: Anna Phipps

Proposed Block Plan

Bringey cottage grass bank change

Bringey cottage grass bank change


Great Baddow Parish Council has already objected to the plans: “The Parish Council objects to this application, unless it is a requirement stipulated by the fire service. The Parish Council is also concerned about its use during the construction period by builder’s lorries, as it abuts a school playing field.”

Without the road being widened at this point it might not be possible for large vehicle, such as lorries or fire engines, to turn in this space.

Local residents Ann and Eric Jones have asked the community to act quickly if they object, saying:

“We each need to write to the Planning Office objecting to this Application, Quantity of objections will force the Council to realise the strength of feeling against the futility of this proposal. Why NOW? Because the Council Assessment Day is next Friday 14th and we must get our objections in by then to count.

Important dates:

  • Consultation Expiry Date: 14 Nov 2014
  • Latest Neighbour Consultation Date: 21 Oct 2014
  • Target Determination Date: 05 Dec 2014

To read the full application and object, see

Alternatively if you are unable to use Public Access you can submit comments:

  • By email, to (quote ref 14/01681/FUL)
  • By letter, addressed to the Director for Sustainable Communities, P.O Box 7544, Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1XP
  • By fax, for the attention of the Director of Sustainable Communities on 01245 606642

Work has already commenced on the development – the fences are being built at this very moment.

Bringey Cottage fence - 6th November 2014

Bringey Cottage fence – 6th November 2014

11th November 2014

Bringey path

Path is blocked, materials left lying in the road. electric cable running across the road. No attempt to keep materials and tools away from passing children.

Today the builders used the path for their work bench (on which there were power tools left unattended) and blocked most of the road with their truck and equipment.

They had electric cables for power tools crossing the road so school children had to step over them to avoid tripping. There was no warning that power tools were being used on approach either.

At 3.45pm the road was still blocked and Sandon School children were struggling to pass by, according to one local resident who has a son at the school.

A member of staff at Chelmsford City Council responded to say the following:

“I can advise you that the Council does not hold any land ownership details unless the land is owned by Chelmsford City Council. The Council do not appear to own the land in question. The applicant has signed a certificate of ownership stating that they are unsure who owns the land and that measures have been taken to identify the owner but these have not been successful.

“The fence has been put in place for the construction works, especially as demolition works will be due to commence. The land the fence is located on is within the applicant’s ownership and does not form part of the above application. The fence does not require permission whilst construction works are undergoing and it is likely to removed at the end of the construction period.

“I must advise you that this is a personal opinion of an officer and not binding on the Council.

“If you should require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me on 01245 606826.”



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