Land adjacent Highbrook Draft email (1)

Dear Val Keitch and Alex Parmley

I am sending this directly to you both complete with the thread of conversations I have had with your planners and a timeline re the above applications.

As you will both see outline planning permission has been granted on land with an agricultural tie as confirmed in John Millar’s email of 11 July 2019. This came to light after Stoke Trister with Bayford Parish Council’s on site planning meetings on 28 September 2018 and 21 June 2019 at which the Council recommended refusal.

The first paragraph in David Kenyon’s letter asks “what we want him to review”. I feel this is self-explanatory in as much as a grave error has been made by Area East in permitting outline permission on agricultural ground.

David Kenyon also states that “No doubt the Parish Council would have been aware of this fact when commenting on that outline application because such information is clearly stated on the submitted application form”. I can see nowhere on the application form that it states agricultural land, only paddock/grazing.

I feel that David Kenyon is implying the Parish Council knew this information before our planning meetings, this was not the case. 

It is the responsibility of the SSDC Planning Dept, to ascertain these important issues before passing the outline permission.

I therefore request that the Council investigates this and explains why outline permission was granted at all at any time.