Councillors to listen to residents, before decision on Felnex site in Hackbridge

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Hackbridge & Beddington Corner
Neighbourhood Development Group

Press release – Wednesday, 7th September 2016

London Borough of Sutton’s planning committee meets tonight to decide whether to allow planning permission for Barratt Homes to build 805 homes on a 7-hectare site in Hackbridge, previously occupied by the Felnex industrial complex.

A report from the borough’s planning officers recommends the plans should be approved.

For months, local residents have been in discussion with Barratt Homes about the scheme, and have expressed concern about many aspects of it – notably the height and monolithic appearance of buildings, the impact of the development on pedestrians, traffic generally, cyclists and public transport, and plans for retail businesses.

Residents’ representatives, including the chair of Hackbridge and Beddington Corner Neighbourhood Development Group (H&BC NDG), are to be allowed four minutes to comment on the plans, at tonight’s meeting.

“We have had some useful discussion with Barratt Homes over several months,” said Lysanne Horrox, chair of the H&BC NDG, “and they have shown a willingness to be flexible about some elements of their scheme. But it seems Sutton Council’s planning officials don’t want to see changes made. I shall want to hear why.”

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Press release issued by Hackbridge and Beddington Corner Neighbourhood Development Group

Contact: Lysanne Horrox, Chair ( E: hackbridgeandbc@gmail.com )

 

NDG’s Felnex Planning Committee speech read out to the planning committee asking them to defer their decision.

 

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