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Halstead: Land for specialist housing remains firmly on the map
1:00pm Saturday 28th September 2013 in News
The latest bid to thwart a care home expanding at one of the gateways to the town has failed.
Councillor Jackie Pell tabled an amendment at Monday night’s council meeting calling for land west of Mount Hill, Halstead, to be removed the development plan.
Councillors approved the Pre-Submission draft of site allocations and the Development Management plan, after debating numerous amendments.
The documents map out how the district will be developed up until 2026.
They earmark sites for specific uses such as housing, employment and retail development and will be used to help decide future planning applications.
The site has been set aside for specialist housing for the elderly or young and vulnerable adults.
TLC Care Homes has already applied to extend its Blamsters Farm site, which provides care for those with learning difficulties, and has downscaled the plans from seven to four extra units.
Mrs Pell, who is the ward member for the area said she had been consulted by residents in Blamsters Crescent and Acorn Avenue that they do not wish to see anything further built in the area.
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