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EATON BRAY PARISH COUNCIL
Location: Land at Bower Lane, Eaton Bray, Beds
Description: Residential development of up to 120 dwellings
Consultation Period Expires: 17th October 2018
To comment, please click on the link below:
Please be aware of the following Planning Application and Public Exhibition which have been brought to the Parish Council's attention:
(1) CB/18/02897; Land at Park Farm, Northall Road
Erection of 12 affordable homes
(2) By Optimis Consulting on behalf of Taylor French Developments/Settle
Development of land at Bower Lane, Eaton Bray
Consultation date: Wednesday 19th September 2018, 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: The Coffee Tavern, High Street, Eaton Bray
EATON BRAY – OUTLINE PLANNING APPLICATION
58 Dwellings on land adjacent to Eaton Park, Eaton Bray
CENTRAL BEDFORDSHIRE COUNCIL
APPLICATION NUMBER: CB/17/05645/OUT
OUTLINE PLANNING APPLICATION: Residential development comprising up to 58 dwellings on land adjacent to Eaton Park, Eaton Bray, LU6 2SP
Eaton Bray Parish Council wished to remind all residents that the deadline for response to the above outline Planning Application is the 8th January 2018. To view and comment, please follow the link below:
*** UPDATE 27 December 2017 ***
The Parish Council has been in communication with Central Bedfordshire Council regarding the date of the consultation period for the above application. They have heard back today (27/12/17) from CBC confirming that the statutory consultation period will run until 8 January 2018, following the posting of site notices in the location.
Following the Parish Council becoming aware of the recent development application on land off Totternhoe Road, the Council unanimously agreed that Eaton Bray does not have any requirement for a development of this size and nature. Eaton Bray Parish Council have sent the following to Central Beds Council regarding Planning Application CB/16/00717/OUT - Land off Totternhoe Road, Eaton Bray, LU6 2BD. Outline planning for 145 new dwellings.
If residents of Eaton Bray (and surrounding villages) wish to comment on the proposed development they should write to the case officer, details below, providing your reasons. 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.
Using the reference:
Planning application CB/16/00171/OUT, Land off Totternhoe Road, Eaton Bray, Dunstable Beds LU6 2BD
Write your letter to:
Peter Vosper, Planning Officer
Central Bedfordshire Council
Priory House, Monks Walk
Or email your comments to:
Location: Land off Totternhoe Road / The Rye, Eaton Bray, Dunstable Beds LU6 2BQ
Details: Outline planning permission is sought for development of up to 145 new dwellings on land off Totternhoe Road / The Rye, Eaton Bray.
Consultation Period Expires: 16 March 2016
Please see Details of Planning Application - CB/16/00717/OUT for further information about the Consultation and how to respond.
Please ensure that all responses are submitted by 16th March 2016.
Central Bedfordshire Council have recently received application CB/15/02260/SCN for "Mixed use development comprising residential of 50+ dwellings, community uses and open space" on land adjacent to Northall Road, Eaton Bray.
Eaton Bray Parish Council have responded with the attached letter:
- Eaton Bray Parish Council response to Planning Application CB/15/02260/SCN
The following map shows the proposed development, covering approximately 19.84 hectares:
The large planning development application for the 150 houses off Totternhoe Road/The Rye has been refused, to read thorough report/CBC response see Central Beds response to Planning Application CB/14/04055/OUT.
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 (and surrounding villages) wish to object to the proposed development they write to the case officer, details below, 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.
Write your letter of objection to:
Vicki Davies, Planning Officer
Central Bedfordshire Council
Priory House, Monks Walk
Using the reference: Planning application CB/14/04055/OUT, Land off Totternhoe Road, Eaton Bray, Dunstable Beds LU6 2BD
Email: [email protected]
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.
Following the consultation from earlier this year regarding the addition of an all-weather pitch on The Rye Recreation Ground, a planning application has now been submitted to Central Bedfordshire Council.
Please see Planning Application CB/12/01812/FULL – The Rye Recreation Ground for full details.
FRIDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2011, 9:00AM TO 4:30PM
THE RUFUS CENTRE, STEPPINGLEY, FLITWICK, MK45 1AH
This whole day session is part of CPRE/NALC's Supporting Communities and Neighbourhoods in Planning project.
It will be an excellent opportunity to help people get to grips with the planning system and responding to planning applications. The event is funded by Communities and Local Government so there will be no charge to delegates but booking with CPRE is essential. The event is open to all members of the community, so we anticipate wide interest.
Please book your place early to avoid disappointment.
For bookings please contact:
Ann Collett-White, Branch Development Manager
CPRE Bedfordshire, 5 Grove Place, Bedford, MK40 3JJ
Mobile: 07989 837819
Email: [email protected]
-- BEDFORDSHIRE ASSOCIATION OF TOWN & PARISH COUNCILS
If you and your neighbours had the power to decide, how would you develop your community?
What homes would you build? Or perhaps your neighbourhood needs business premises, a community hall or a sports facility?
The Government is acting to remove the red tape and bureaucracy that hold you and your neighbours back from improving your local area to make it a thriving, vibrant place to live.
The Community Right to Build is part of the Government's drive to create the 'Big Society'.
It's only right that you make the decisions about how your local area should grow.
The Community Right to Build will
- Allow communities to get together and take forward developments for new homes, shops and facilities in their area.
- Allow a community organisation to go ahead with development without the need for an application for planning permission, if there is overwhelming community support for the development and minimum criteria are met.
But the Community Right to Build won't be used to expand the size of communities by more than 10 per cent over a 10 year period.
How you can get involved
The details of how the Community Right to Build will work are being developed.
We want you to tell us how to get it right, and we want to know about your community development projects and ideas as well.
Did you realise that by 2016, the Government will expect that all new homes that are built will be zero carbon? In order for a house to be classed as being zero carbon, it will have to generate as much power as it uses over the course of a year. For most of us, the idea of having a home that generates enough power to meet its own requirements would appear as likely as the 50 pence litre of petrol. However, the zero carbon home is not a figment of imagination but became a step closer to mass reality with the first four-bedroom house being unveiled in Kent.
The question that begs to be asked is how can we really achieve this?
There is no doubt that meeting this objective will be expensive. In most cases, traditional building materials and construction techniques will not cut the metaphorical mustard and will have to be markedly improved. Where we site a house and how it is orientated will have to be considered.
For example, there will be an expectation that new build properties will be orientated in such a way as to maximise space heating from the winter sun and shade from cold northerly winds. Following traditional street patterns may have to be jeopardised in favour of space heating orientation. Don't be surprised to find that those icy drafts synonymous with older properties will be consigned to history and instead, we can look forward to air tight rooms and entrance lobbies designed to reduce mass migration of heat. All very well but what do we do with the excessively flatulent dog in an airtight room?
The fun doesn't stop there. We can look forward to motion detection lighting, which means it will only come on when areas within the home are actively populated and intelligent software to prioritise the use of appliances and stagger their use.
Ways of physically generating renewable energy include the use of ground or air source heat pumps for hot water and space heating together with the use of biomass as a fuel.
For the generation of electrical power, it is likely that in future, our roofscape will be populated by micro generating wind turbines and banks of gleaming photovoltaic cells adorned to roof planes. This will certainly have an impact upon the appearance of sensitive landscapes and conservation areas.
Our local environment will determine what our buildings will look like. Zero Carbon will mean that road miles will be reduced in favour of using locally sourced materials.
Moreover, we can look forward to harvesting our rainwater and recycling it through the use of reed bed technology for example.
There is no doubt that the technology is there but in these times of economic belt tightening, can all those involved in the delivery of homes stomach the additional burden of meeting the zero carbon challenge?
Does the idea of living in a draft proof room do it for you? We look forward to your comments.
For more information on home improvement matters, please visit www.doineedplanningpermission.co.uk
Back in the heady days of the early noughties, before spiv bankers brought the economy to its knees and the housing market to a standstill, the Government decided that the nation needed to build more houses. Not just a few but hundreds of thousands. One of the places it chose to site these was southern Bedfordshire - and in 2005 Luton, Dunstable, Houghton Regis and Leighton - Linslade were formally designated as a “Growth Area”. Around these towns the green belt would be rolled back to make room for an additional 41,700. The job of deciding exactly where these houses should be built was given to a new “Joint Committee” made up of councillors from Luton, South Bedfordshire and Bedfordshire County Council's. The committee assembled a team of professional planners and work on the new plan commenced.
In June 2007 it was able to publish its first document for consultation - the “Core Strategy: Issues and Options” which explored various locations for the new houses. No less than 10 “options” were proposed, and, much to the surprise of many, some of the areas suggested for major new development were green belt villages outside the designated “growth area” - including Eaton Bray.
Soon afterwards the collapse of Northern Rock heralded the end of cheap and plentiful credit and the housing market collapsed. House building ground to a halt. But the joint committee's work continued - albeit slowly. By the time this article appears in Focus it will have published its “Core Strategy : Preferred Options” document for consultation. This refines the ten options to one. It sidesteps the issue of precisely where new housing will be built - delegating this to a later document called the “Site Allocations DPD” - but it does identify general areas for growth.
Most new development is to be located in or adjacent to the four towns, but the expansion of villages is also proposed. The key wording is in Policy CS1: “A limited scale of development will be allocated or supported in rural areas. This will be in and/or on the edge of the rural settlements that are currently excluded from the Green Belt...... Small scale reviews of the Green Belt boundary on the edge of these rural settlements may be required to enable such development to proceed...
Eaton Bray is such a “rural settlement” and the Policy opens up the prospect of pressure for the release of land on the edge of the village, currently in the Green Belt, for new housing development. What “limited” means is not made clear. Views will vary about whether this would be a good or a bad thing, but the matter deserves to be the subject of local scrutiny and debate. The future of your village depends on it. The opportunity exists now to have your say, one way or the other, so don't miss it!
-- George Crutcher. MRTPI
This is the second of an occasional series on of articles on Town Planning issues. George Crutcher is a locally based Planning Consultant.
Source: Focus, May 2009
A gypsy caravan site in Billington is to be extended despite objections from local parish councils.
The application was for change of use of a horse paddock to the siting of five caravans to the rear of the existing gypsy caravan site at 28 Stanbridge Road, Billington.
South Beds Planning Committee gave the go ahead after acknowledging the need for at least 40 travellers' pitches in the next five years. And the Housing Act 2004 requires local housing authorities to include gypsies and travellers in their accommodation assessments, including drawing up a strategy demonstrating how those needs will be met.
Objections included these statements from Stanbridge Parish Council: "There are large existing sites in the adjoining parishes of Stanbridge, Tilsworth and Eaton Bray. There is no justification for yet another site within the area.
"There are also concerns regarding land being purchased and illegally occupied. Also further erosion of the Green Belt by intensive development and the development is not in keeping with the surrounding area."
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Source: Leighton Buzzard Observer, 24 June 2008
Plans to build a detached bungalow in a road in Eaton Bray will be back under the microscope after a planning appeal was lodged.
In January, South Beds District Council rejected an application to put up the home on land next to 41 Moor End. But now an appeal has been lodged by the applicants, Mr and Mrs Wright, for the council to have another look.
Anyone who wants to comment on the proposal should do so by sending three copies of their representations to the Planning Inspectorate at 3/16 Eagle Wing, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6PN.
The letters should arrive by April 28, 2008.
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Source: Dunstable Gazette, 16 April 2008
A new move is being made to try to win the planning go-ahead to convert stables in Eaton Bray.
In August, South Beds District Council rejected the idea of converting the stables into a residential dwelling.
Now an appeal has been lodged to try to overturn that decision on the application for the Dyers Road stables.
The appeal will be decided through written representations and a site visit from a planning inspector. Anyone who would like to see the grounds of appeal can do so at the district council offices, in High Street North, during normal working hours.
Comments can be made in writing. Three copies of any written representations should be sent to: The Planning Inspectorate, 3/16 Eagle Wing, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN.
Comments should include the reference APP/N0220/A/07/2056120 and the name of the person who has lodged the appeal, Mrs M. Lay.
Written representations must be received by December 11.
They can only be considered if copies are also forwarded to the person appealing, before the above date.
Source: Dunstable Gazette, 14 November 2007
Families affected by a proposed development in Eaton Bray are calling for South Beds District Council to come clean about whether it got the go-ahead because of an error.
Members of the council's planning committee agreed to give outline planning permission for building work on a strip of land next to Bower Lane, which will back on to homes in Medley Close.
But neighbours claim that the strip used to be part of the Green Belt, and they say that they've yet to be given a reason for it being removed.
Sidney Willis, of Medley Close, said after the decision was made: "It was in the Green Belt, and I have maps to prove it. What we want to know is where they got permission to take it out of the Green Belt."
Mr Willis, 81, claims that the council cannot come up with a reason for removing the Green Belt, and has alleged that the change may be the result of an error while officers were drawing up a map which was used for the council's Local Plan.
"It was an error, it was wrong and it should never have been done," he told members of the planning committee.
The row started three years ago, when the landowners first applied for outline permission to build on the site.
Councillors agreed to grant it. But the terms of that agreement have now expired, so a fresh application had to be lodged. Councillor Tony Northwood, a member of the planning committee at the time of the first application, said at the meeting about the site not being in the Green Belt: "I suspect it was done in error."
Mr Willis said later: "It would have been an opportunity to look again, but they haven't. They should have looked in 2003 when we first objected. South Beds' planning department should have seen this was wrong before they put it up for public approval.
"Had they taken the bother and said 'Let's investigate it,' then something would've been done.
"They should have either admitted they'd done it or put it back in," he said.
Mr Willis, a former district councillor, has been frustrated in his efforts to find out why the plot of land is no longer in the Green Belt.
"Everyone I spoke to said they could find no reason to take it out the Green Belt," he said.
People living in Medley Close have formed a committee opposing the development.
They have also demanded to know under the Freedom of Information Act why the are was removed from the Green Belt.
The Gazette put Mr Willis's concerns to the council, which confirmed that part of the strip was in Green Belt land until 1995.
A spokeswoman for the council verified that there is no record of why the change was made to the Green Belt boundaries, but said that this is often the case when changes are made to clarify the boundary line. She pointed out that in this case the new Green Belt boundaries follow property boundaries, whereas previously they did not.
The council also confirmed that the issue had been looked at by senior officers including the chief executive.
But a local government watchdog had decided no to pursue the complaint.
The Freedom of Information request is currently being looked at, a spokesman said.
Mr Willis has also voiced some doubts about whether the thin strip of land next to Bower Lane is suitable for development.
"If that piece of land is used, how and where can they build on it? It's not wide enough to build houses on. I don't see how they're going to do it. It's crazy," he said.
Source: Dunstable Gazette, 18 October 2006
Outline plans to develop land next to 23-25 Bower Lane, Eaton Bray, look likely to ge the go-ahead, despite objections from the parish council and some neighbours.
Objections include that the proposed development would have a detrimental effect on nearby homes and would lead to unacceptable and dangerous kerbside parking.
The scheme is set to be considered at a meeting of South Beds District Council's planning committee tomorrow (Wednesday 11th) when councillors are expected to be influenced by a planning officer's report recommending approval.
This advises: "It is not considered that the development of an overgrown parcel of land would result in the loss of open space of recreational or amenity value and it is considered that the site is capable of accommodating a residential development in a manner that would be an efficient use of land, would respect and enhance the character of the surrounding area and would preserve and provide adequate amenity for residents."
Source: Leighton Buzzard Observer, 10 October 2006
Angry Eaton Bray neighbours were campaigning to overturn a council decision over the access to a proposed new development.
South Beds district councillors had given outline permission for Wallace Drive to be extended by up to 195 houses. But protesters said the road would be overburdened by traffic and would become a death trap if it was used as the access to the new homes.
Source: Dunstable Gazette, 29 July 1982
District council planners gave the green light to the outline sceme for a controversial new housing development in Eaton Bray.
But the scheme still had to be considered by Environment Minister Michael Heseltine. Dunstable based builders Mead Estates wanted to develop 13 acres of land at the read ot High Street.
Source: Dunstable Gazette, 22 July 1982