Councillors back up objectors concerns to Croft House development

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COUNCILLORS are supporting residents’ concerns over plans to demolish a Victorian house in Hurworth Place and replace it with six houses.

At the latest meeting of Hurworth Parish Council, Hurworth Place resident Sue Williams expressed her fears that the proposal to replace Croft House on Tees View with six detached homes could contribute to flooding problems in the area.

Her concerns were echoed by resident Susan Dell who added that in her view the applicants, Broadacres Housing Association, had not provided enough information about the development which would occupy a flood plain.

She said: “Our concern as residents is the impact that is going to have on our houses.”

Ward councillor Martin Swainston said he supports residents’ objections to the plans and has raised the matter to go before Darlington Borough Council’s planning committee.

Hurworth Parish Council also agreed to write a letter to Darlington Borough Council generally supporting the objectors’ concerns and requesting more detail on the proposals so they could be assessed more thoroughly.

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7:11pm Wed 12 Feb 14

delboy1977 says...

Hurworth your wasting your time, DBC dont give a **** !! i only have to look out of my bedroom window each day to see the monstrosity that is supposed to be in keeping with the area !! unfortunately it was passed by DBC and dwarfs/overlooks my house wich is now worth 50 grand less !! so get used to it as it will happen
Hurworth your wasting your time, DBC dont give a **** !! i only have to look out of my bedroom window each day to see the monstrosity that is supposed to be in keeping with the area !! unfortunately it was passed by DBC and dwarfs/overlooks my house wich is now worth 50 grand less !! so get used to it as it will happen delboy1977
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5:14pm Thu 13 Feb 14

darloboss says...

Councillor Martin Swainston said the application is a step in the right direction, but left a lot of questions in regards to flooding unanswered.

step in the right direction or a turn coat ?

councillor Martin Swainston said he supports residents’ objections to the plans and has raised the matter to go before Darlington Borough Council’s planning committee.
Councillor Martin Swainston said the application is a step in the right direction, but left a lot of questions in regards to flooding unanswered. step in the right direction or a turn coat ? councillor Martin Swainston said he supports residents’ objections to the plans and has raised the matter to go before Darlington Borough Council’s planning committee. darloboss
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2:36am Fri 14 Feb 14

bfgarry says...

DBC may reject the proposal but then there will be an appeal to the National Planning Office in Bristol, who will send somebody out to review the area, and without further consulatation with the residents or objectors, and have the right to overule DBC. So don't rest on your laurels collect more information, more evidence to back your case, even then find out what restrictions apply with regards to protected trees etc in the area and if necessary make an application to have those trees protected.
Note access for building vehicles, emergency access, road safety concerns during and after construction, noise and dust pollution.
Best of Luck
DBC may reject the proposal but then there will be an appeal to the National Planning Office in Bristol, who will send somebody out to review the area, and without further consulatation with the residents or objectors, and have the right to overule DBC. So don't rest on your laurels collect more information, more evidence to back your case, even then find out what restrictions apply with regards to protected trees etc in the area and if necessary make an application to have those trees protected. Note access for building vehicles, emergency access, road safety concerns during and after construction, noise and dust pollution. Best of Luck bfgarry
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