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Land off Finchingfield Road: Gladman Developments

Gladman Developments Ltd - Open letter from Kerry Barnes, Chairman Steeple Bumpstead Parish Council - CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

Land west of Finchingfield Road

The company Gladmans have submitted an outline planning application which has the Reference Number 16/00410/OUT. This will be viewable on Braintree District Council’s website and details of how to respond may be obtained direct from Braintree District Council. The deadline for responses is the 12th April 2016.


This is a large proposed residential development and the Parish Council would like to know whether this proposed development is supported or opposed by villagers before the Parish Council submits its own comments to Braintree District Council. Parish Councillors will be delivering a survey sheet to each household for completion and return to us.


Please note that this survey is for Parish Council consideration only. If you wish to make comments that Braintree District Council will take into account then you will need to contact Braintree District Council direct.

Public Opinion Survey on Gladman’s outline planning application 16/00410/OUT (land off Finchingfield Road)

1240 public opinion survey forms were distributed by parish councillors and 431 were returned to us. Of the completed responses 91% indicated that they are against the proposed development with 9% indicating that they were for the development.

The Parish Council have objected to the proposed development and will be making representations at the Planning Committee on the 5th July 2016 when this planning application will be considered.

Planning Committee on 5 July 2016 at Causeway House, Bocking End, Braintree at 7.15pm.

Planning applications are dealt with in public session. At the beginning of the meeting there will be a period of up to 30 minutes of Public Question Time during which members of the public, including applicants (or agents) can ask a question (maximum of 2 minutes) or make a statement (maximum of 3 minutes) about a planning application. As Public Question Time is organised on a first come first served basis please contact the Governance and Members Team on 01376 552525, or email demse@braintree.gov.uk at least two working days prior to the meeting if you wish to speak at the meeting.  

The Committee agenda for the meeting can be viewed on the Council and Democracy part of the Council’s webpage www.braintree.gov.uk.

Planning committee meetings will be streamed live over the internet as a web cast and available for viewing thereafter, at www.braintree.gov.uk


Gladman Planning Application land off Finchingfield Road

September 2016 - We have been informed that Gladmans have submitted an Appeal. As soon as we have any further details we will update this information.

The Braintree District Council Planning Committee refused this planning application. This decision may be appealed by Gladmans so we will keep villagers updated as and when we have any news.

Timetable for the Gladman appeal


Donation to the ‘Hands Off Steeple Bumpstead’ Group

The Parish Council have decided by a majority vote of 5 to 2 to donate £2,500 to the Hands Off Steeple Bumpstead Group.

The Planning Inspectorate on 6th September 2017 refused the appeal by Gladman Developments. Gladmans were appealing against the refusal to grant outline planning permission. The Appeal Decision may be read in full here