Lucton’s Field and the College Middle Site, Borders Lane
15 February 2020
Epping Forest College Middle Site, Borders Lane (map)
Application Number EPF/2905/19
Fairview Homes wish to build three blocks of flats:
- 139 Flats - the draft Local Plan says 111
- 3 buildings - 3 to 5 storeys
- 250 Bedrooms in total
- 125 ground level parking spaces - under a roof with grass on top
- A One Bedroom Flat = 1-2 people and 1-2 cars?
- Half a car park space per bedroom
permission is granted on this site, it may set a precedent for
development on Lucton's Field opposite the College and future building
densities around our town.
Objections are needed from
300-400 households in order to influence the District Council planning
committee of 15 Cllrs - 12 of them representing other towns. This
is the committee which granted permission for Landmark House. Although
the District Council's first consultation's expiry date has passed, if
you email soon your views will be considered. You can see how our
Town Council objected here, how LRA objected here and more background info here.
To object, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
with your views expressed in 5 or 6 Bullet Points. Residents
should use their own words, send only one e-mail per household, include
their names and address. It helps if the email subject states
"EPF/2905/19: Objection". and and please copy your comments to us at email@example.com
[Picture source: Fairview Homes and Formation Architects]
18 January 2020
Epping Forest College Middle Site, Borders Lane
Fairview Homes is proposing
to provide 139 residential units in 3 buildings ranging from 3 to 5
storeys. The LRA Plans Group (LRAPG) wrote to residents near the site
to let them know what is proposed and to invite them to comment to the
District and Town Councils, and LRAPG. Among the concerns raised are
the effect on neighbouring residents, the inadequate level of
car-parking proposed, and the potential harm to the trees onsite and to
the Epping Forest Special Area of Conservation.
LRAPG and the Town Council have put in objections to the proposal and many residents have also objected.
(Application Number EPF/2905/19, comments closed)
We await proposals for buildings on Lucton’s Field (opposite the College).
15 November 2019
now await formal planning applications. In the meantime, residents have
launched a petition against the proposals, and a Facebook page.
18 October 2019
is very disappointed by the proposals for the college sites, which is
on the Fairview Homes website with details on the Epping Forest College
Middle Site and Lucton's Field.
Indeed, we were horrified by the
removal by the Conservative majority at the District Council of the
protective covenants on these sites, which we fought long and hard in
Developing the proposed sites would adversely affect
air quality in the Epping Forest Special Area of Conservation (SAC) by
pollution from residents' cars, and would adversely add to the
recreational pressure on the SAC.
Luctons Field is an area of
valuable open grassland that has never been developed. It was a green
meadow till 1950, then a playing field. It contributes greatly to
The quality of life in St Mary's and
Alderton Wards would be impaired because there is insufficient
infrastructure for such a development:
- There are no school places.
- GP surgeries are already oversubscribed.
- It would make the local parking problems and the crowding on the Central Line worse.
- Trains are already overcrowded at Debden in the peak hours.
as an Association, LRA opposes all over-intensive development proposals
in Loughton. However, LRA councillors have to act separately from the
Association in relation to planning proposals because they have to take
planning decisions solely on the basis of the evidence presented at
planning committee meetings. However, when these proposals become a
formal planning application to the District Council, your councillors
will ask searching questions, and the LRA Plans Group will ask
residents for their views.