Mistley, Manningtree

CALA Homes (North Home Counties) is preparing a reserved matters planning application for a development of approximately 67 high quality new homes on New Road in Mistley.

Mistley North Home Counties

Outline planning permission was allowed at appeal on 19th February 2018 for the erection of 67 dwellings together with the formation of an access route.

Residents will be aware that CALA previously submitted an application to amend the outline layout of the development which was approved at appeal. CALA was naturally disappointed that this application was refused at planning committee in April. It remains necessary to amend the original layout of the application in order to comply with technical requirements including highway design standards, Essex Design Guide garden sizes and vehicle tracking for refuse and emergency vehicles.

At the same time, CALA is seeking to improve the layout to create a high quality development that respects the Conservation Area and successfully integrates with the surrounding landscape. CALA is therefore submitting a new section 73 application which seeks to address the reasons for refusal and concerns raised by the community. This application was submitted on Friday 28th June 2019.

CALA is committed to delivering new homes and its wider benefits to the community at the earliest possible opportunity. Therefore alongside the revised section 73 application to amend the layout, CALA is bringing forward a reserved matters application which provides details of the scale, massing, appearance and landscaping. The reserved matters application will enable the community to gain a greater understanding of the high quality design of the new dwellings on the site. Further details of the reserved matters application will be added to this website once it is submitted.

Our Proposal

CALA’s proposal will include a mix of two to four-bedroom properties to meet local housing need, of which 20 properties have been allocated as affordable homes including two-bedroom maisonette apartments as well as 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 opportunities, seating and an attenuation basin and 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.

Have Your Say

We are committed to sharing our plan with you and are keen to receive your feedback on the application submitted to Tendring District Council. We welcome your feedback on the appearance, scale and landscaping proposals and aim to share them with the council as the application progresses.

To submit feedback on the proposed development, please email feedbacknhc@cala.co.uk with the subject message: ‘New Homes in Mistley’.