07 Sep 2017
Place Services’ Historic Environment team has successfully supported Braintree District Council in the dismissal of a planning appeal for residential housing on the edge of Steeple Bumpstead.
The proposal was for a speculative development comprising of 65 dwellings on land close to the Steeple Bumpstead Conservation Area. Over the course of the inquiry, the team successfully proved that the proposals would fail to preserve the settings of the Grade 1 listed church of St Mary the Virgin and the Conservation Area which includes 21 listed buildings. The appeal was subsequently dismissed.
The full appeal can be read here.