Are the planning conditions being met?

When the council approved this application, they specified that the approval was dependent upon the developer meeting a number of conditions. Some of these conditions need to met before any development work starts. We have recently been asking the planners to provide us with an update on what progress is being made by the developer towards meeting these conditions.

For example the Suffolk County Council archaeological service has identified that this site has a “high potential” to be of “strong archaeological” interest and a planning condition was established such that the developer must submit, gain approval, and execute a detailed archaeological survey programme before development work starts. We know that this has not yet been done, but the planners are refusing to give us any information about this.

There a number of other, similar conditions relating to wildlife etc. surveys. Again, the planner officers  are not providing any information about whether these conditions are being met. Why?

Our local town Councillors (especially Doreen Savage & Mike Deacon) have been very helpful with this, but the un-elected planning officials in Melton  seem to want to ignore the questions of both local residents and local Councillors.

2 thoughts on “Are the planning conditions being met?

  1. Regarding the ‘Leisure Vision’ – where’s the money going to come from? Will it be too much to expect that the developers, whoever they are, will be made to carry ALL the risk and that local taxpayers won’t end up bailing them out?


    1. Hi Laurence. Very good questions. My understanding is that the total cost will be about £20million. It would be very useful to know how much of this (if any) is coming from the council (i.e. us!)


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