Cheese Wedges – A bad decision…

Today is a day of feeling frustrated.
 
You will no doubt have seen / heard that the ‘Cheese Wedges’ have been given planning approval.

(I can’t yet bring myself to use its given name of ‘King’s View’ to ascribe the planned development, this name being chosen despite the National Trust’s objection to it happening!)

Cheese Wedges

 
Sadly it the unelected planning officers within East Suffolk Council wo recommended that this development be permitted… so, I’d like to remind all of us that are sharing in feelings of frustration, please don’t take it out on your local councillors!
 
Please bear in mind that ALL your local elected representatives for Woodbridge and Melton (irrespective of their political affiliation) either spoke against or voted against this development being permitted.
As I mentioned yesterday at the planning hearing, (and was the only person to do so) this is the *very first time* that this application has been presented to the newly created East Suffolk Council (which was only formed in April 2019), so to my mind it should naturally follow that all documentation presented by the applicant should be up to date and correct…
 
I’m also saddened to see that the former Registry Office of Woodbridge has been reduced to ‘an unlisted building of historical importance’) despite being such an important place for so many across the previous generations…

I have a deep seated concern that despite the planning application from yesterday being awarded (which it was, based on the re-instatement of the social housing element, that had been removed from the last application), the previous (2nd) application’s future has still not been decided by the Planning Inspectorate…

Could this mean that an appellant decision be granted, and the development could proceed WITHOUT any such social housing element? I hope not…

 
The list of objectors to this development includes over 200 local residents, the National Trust, English Heritage, The Woodbridge Society and many more…
 
My pledge to you all is that I will keep fighting on behalf of Woodbridge against this scheme…

https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/controversial-cheese-wedge-homes-plan-in-melton-gets-go-ahead-1-6336085

2 thoughts on “Cheese Wedges – A bad decision…

  1. Chris, would not bother most adverse views will be deleated, you will note all trees are gone and does not show that the development encroaches with in a metre of the road.

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