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Havebury’s third block opposed by Haverhill Town Council

Bury Society presented Havebury Housing with an award for its conversion of  the long disused building into flats. 

Pictured: Havebury development officer Scott Bailey, Aoife O'Gorman (From MLT Architects), Chief Executive of Havebury Karen Mayhew and  Bury Society chairman Alan Jary

Bury Society presented Havebury Housing with an award for its conversion of the long disused building into flats. Pictured: Havebury development officer Scott Bailey, Aoife O'Gorman (From MLT Architects), Chief Executive of Havebury Karen Mayhew and Bury Society chairman Alan Jary

 

A housing association’s plans to build a third block of flats in Burton End is being opposed by Haverhill Town Council.

Havebury Housing Partnership applied to St Edmundsbury Council to erect 12 two-bedroom and three one-bed flats with parking on the road.

Havebury has already built Block A on the road and has permission for Block B, but Block C was opposed by the town’s development control committee when they heard the plans on January 7.

The council has raised six objections to the plans, including the effect on the visual amenity to existing residents and the unnecessary removal of trees.

Next is the impact on the aquifer and the additional traffic that the third block would generate.

The final two gripes are the adverse impact on the safety of vehicle access from Burton End and inadequate arrangements for disabled parking.

Karen Mayhew, chief executive of Havebury Housing Partnership, said: “Havebury works with a range of developers to look at ways of creating much needed affordable homes to meet the needs of the local community.”

There are a total of 17 objections listed to the plans, including from homes in Old Rope Walk and Howard Close and also from Land Contamination and the Old Pumping House.

Environmental Health and Strategic Housing, however, have offered no objection to the plans.

For all the latest news see Thursday’s (January 23) Echo.

 

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