North Home Counties
Outline planning permission for the development was approved at appeal in February 2018 for 67 homes together with an access route. Members of Tendring District Council have since approved a section 73 application in April 2020 to amend the layout of the development. The amendment ensures the development complies with technical requirements including highway design standards, garden sizes and vehicle tracking for refuse and emergency vehicles, as well as to improve the layout to create a development that respects the Conservation Area and successfully integrates with the surrounding landscape.
CALA Homes has now submitted a Reserved Matters application to Tendring District Council which provides details of the scale, appearance and landscaping of the development. The reserved matters application will enable the community to gain a greater understanding of the high quality design of the new properties on the site.
CALA’s proposal includes a mix of two to four-bedroom homes to meet local housing need, of which 20 properties have been allocated as affordable homes including two-bedroom maisonette apartments and two and three bedroom homes. The proposed development will maintain and enhance the distinct local character of Mistley.
The scheme also includes a significant landscape and public open space buffer between Green Lane and the development that will enable the mature boundary hedges to be reinforced with lime trees or similar, to create continuity with the existing greenery along the southern side of Green Lane. The open space will be supplemented with informal play areas, seating and a planted wildflower grassland, natural hedgerows and new trees to create a high quality landscape that repeats and enhances the sites existing landscape pattern.
The scheme will also serve a number of significant section 106 contributions including early years, primary school and secondary school provisions, totalling £525,000.