HCRA is an alliance of residents in East & West Hunsbury, Spyglass Hill, Collingtree Park and Collingtree Village, who have concerns about the over development of the area and the detrimental impact of traffic growth, air and noise pollution, flood risk and the strain on essential local services.

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                             Bovis Planning Application - Latest!

The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) released on 10th August 2016 the Secretary of State's decision on the Planning Appeals lodged by Bovis on the refusal of it's two applications on land between East Hunsbury and Collingtree Village.

Application A was for outline permission for 1000 houses, a mixed use local centre, a primary school, reconfiguration of Collingtree Park Golf Course, demolition of all existing buildings, a new vehicular access off Windingbrook Lane, sustainable drainage systems and associated infrastructure including highway improvements. This application was upheld and permission granted subject to conditions on noise, air quality, flooding and traffic.

Application B was for full planning permission for 378 dwellings (as a first phase of the 1000) served from a new access from Windingbrook Lane and reconfiguration of part of Collingtree Park Golf Club, including a new temporary hole 17, car parking, sustainable drainage and infrastructure including highway improvements.
This application was dismissed and permission refused.

The Secretary of State accepted the Inspector's view that Application B ( land adjoining Collingtree and the fields to the west of Barn Corner and the old Golf Academy) would impact on the heritage and setting of the Church and Conservation Area.

The applicant, Bovis, is now working with NBC Planning to come up with a revised scheme that meets the Inspector's conditions. NBC has set up a 'Stakeholders Group' which includes the relevant Parish Councils , the community Action Groups (including HCRA) and representatives of the Golf Club and Bovis. Over the next few months the revised designs will be consulted upon prior to a full public consultation programme. The aim of the community groups involved will be to make the final scheme as sympathetic to the local environment as possible - it will not be easy.

The development of the site is reportedly due to start in Spring 2020.

The Secretary of State's full decision based on the Inspector's Report can be seen here.

See below for link to NBC withdrawal of reasons for refusal.