Chapman’s Farm – Application Lodged for 9 Houses
Following a year of speculation, it has been confirmed that a planning application has been lodged with the Council for the demolition of the existing livery yard and the erection of nine dwellings, made up of 4 x 3-bedroom, 3 x 4-bedroom and 2 x 5-bedroom units at Chapman’s Farm, Hall Lane, Upminster.
The application (provisional reference number P1673.18) has yet to be validated by the Havering Planning Department and will be uploaded to the Council website once the administrative checks have been complete, this is likely to be early next week.
Once the application is validated, letters will be sent out to households in the vicinity advising of the application and giving details of where and how to object/comment. This triggers the 21-day consultation period in which to respond.
The Upminster & Cranham Residents’ Association share the concerns of many residents about this development on Green Belt land and will keep residents updated in the following way:
- Once the application is validated, our website will be updated with details of plans and a link to the application where objections/comments can be lodged
- We shall undertake a leaflet drop in the wider area to alert residents
- It will be featured in the December Bulletin
- A public meeting will be organised to assist and inform residents
It is important that any objections should relate directly to the application and not a general declaration of opposition. Similarly, objections should relate to valid planning considerations – but more on this with the next update early next week.
Once the public consultation period is finished, the planning team will consider all comments and objections which will feed into a detailed report. This will then be considered by the Council’s Planning Committee in early 2019 who make the final decision.
We shall continue to keep you updated on this important issue.