Location: Land off Totternhoe Road / The Rye, Eaton Bray, Dunstable Beds LU6 2BD Details: Outline....
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Planning Permission sought for 150 new dwellings

Posted on December 11, 2014

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Location: Land off Totternhoe Road / The Rye, Eaton Bray, Dunstable Beds LU6 2BD

Details: Outline planning permission is sought for residential development of up to 150 dwellings and associated works on land off Totternhoe Road, Eaton Bray.

Consultation Period Expires: 7 January 2015

Please see Details of Planning Application - CB/14/04055/OUT for further information about the Consultation and how to respond.

Please ensure that all responses are submitted by 7th January 2015.

Plan of 150 new dwellings off Totternhoe Road / The Rye, Eaton Bray

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December 16, 2014, Mark Costello says:

The parish council have drafted a template objection letter, i have shared it on google drive and i think everyone should be able to access it at the link below, all you need to do is fill in the red sections with your details, print, sign and post.

Template Objection Letter

December 30, 2014, jennifer bennett says:

I am deeply disappointed with the thought of extra housing in our village. We simply dont have the infastructure to support this. Waiting time is approx 2 weeks to see a gp, parking at post office is dangerous at best of times and schools are mostly fully subscribed. Please give residents reassurance changes will take place to support more housing.

Leave our village a village with the beauty, wildlife that deserves to be here.

January 2, 2015, sara says:

My auntie still lives in eaton bray but the place has changed loads since i use 2 go their as a toddler/ child i remember playin in the school grounds on school lane that was until houses got put their i hope this new plannin gets rejected the village will not cope with it

January 3, 2015, Darren says:

I totally agree with everyone else. I have lived in Eaton Bray for 18 years and there is just not the space for a higher population. The schools and local GP surgerys are full at the moment, and so won't be able to meet the needs of the extra people these houses will bring. Eaton bray needs to remain as a village - not turned into a town!

January 4, 2015, Tony Dessauer says:

Totally agree with you.
It's ridiculous to expect our vilage to cope with a potential of 600 more people and 300 more cars.
How will the Academy handle an additional 300% increase in pupils potentially? Answer it can't in its current state. More building and expansion, more destruction of wildlife habitat, more disruption and change to a village that simply does not want or need to grow any more.
Also and not mentioned here yet, what about the developments approved and proposed in Edlesborough of another 100 houses potentially?
All too much. If you are of a mind you can make your viewns known on the Central Beds web site and join the 200+ comments already logged.

January 6, 2015, Eaton Bray Parish Council says:

Confirmation received from Central Bedfordshire Council that site notices are to be displayed from today, 6th January 2015, therefore the consultation date has been extended to 27th January 2015.
Please forward responses to this application by the 27th January to:
Ms. Victoria Davies, Planning Officer
Central Bedfordshire Council Priory House
Monks Walk
Shefford SG17 5TQ
Email: [email protected]

January 11, 2015, Eaton Bray Parish Council says:

Eaton Bray Parish Council have sent the following to Central Beds Council regarding Planning Application CB/14/04055/OUT - land off Totternhoe Rd, Eaton Bray/outline planning 150 dwellings.

We urge that if residents of Eaton Bray wish to object to the proposed development they write to the case officer (as per previous comment), providing your reasons for objection. It is important that you send a physical letter or email as it is not enough to just make a comment on the CBC website.

January 17, 2015, Eaton Bray Parish Council says:

Planning Application CB/14/04055/OUT - land off Totternhoe Rd, Eaton Bray/outline planning 150 dwellings.

Deadline for responses - 27th January 2015.

January 18, 2015, Kevin Yeomans says:

I'm sorry to poop on everyones parade and this will no doubt turn me into public enemy number one and bear in mind that I do agree that the infrastructure (schooling, medical etc) will need some serious improvements but think how the local businesses will benefit.....potentially......150 more gardens to look after/re-landscape, 300 cars that need maintaining, 600 new customers in the local shop (maybe the post office will return), 600 new customers in the butchers and the garden centre, employment on the building site, new customers for the pub and resturants.....all potential if's and maybe's but.....

January 18, 2015, Graham Jones says:

i fully support this development and have written to council in support. At least the speed detector that the residents of The Rye insisted was put there rather than where it was badly needed on the Hight Street will actually get used now!!

January 20, 2015, Adrian Roberts says:

I was born in Eaton Bray and have lived in Eaton Bray / Edlesborough for my entire life (49 years).
This development is total MADNESS. It does not make ANY sense for ANY reasons, it is just pure greed. The villages ( well they are both really a town now) cannot cope with a development of this size for a number of reasons. There is also the fact of 100 houses proposed for Edlesborough. Leave our villages alone, we DO NOT need this monstrousity!!!!

January 27, 2015, Comment says:

I am appalled at the bad grammar and spelling on these comments. I think that the proposal is a great idea and will bring financial benefits to many.

January 27, 2015, Bernie says:

It will bring financial benefits to few and will give nothing but problems to many.
As you (Comment) are for this proposal I hope you are the one person who has written in a letter of support to CBC.
I do wish people would use their own name when voicing an opinion on web sites.

February 2, 2015, Jennifer says:

The infrastructure issues require attention now (roads, schools full, GP full), and it should be possible to force attention towards this if more houses are due to be built. If the current plan is to move ahead, I want to be sure that such considerations are being taken into account and acted on prior to or in conjunction with the project.

If the schools are full, I imagine there are many young people who will eventually want somewhere to live - must they leave the community? Or should we be planning ahead, expanding some of the services, fixing issues with the roads, etc, AND making room for future generations? If/when I have children, I wouldn't want them forced into Leighton Buzzard or Dunstable, just because there are more affordable houses.

February 2, 2015, Joe says:

Based on what has happened around other parts of Central Bedfordshire, even when developers promise that they will improve infrastructure, they often find ways to back out of that further down the line once they have built the houses and made their money.

The infrastructure improvements must be made before planning permission for any new large-scale development sought.

February 2, 2015, Susan says:

The 45 "affordable" dwellings appear to all be going to "registered social landlords". The other 105 dwellings will presumably be priced the same as all other properties of similar size in the village.

February 6, 2015, Elizabeth says:

I only moved here two years ago and I am very disappointed to hear this might go ahead. My thoughts are more towards the wildlife. I find it unfair that houses are constantly being developed on land with beautiful wildlife, such a shame.

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