Landex Ltd have launched an appeal The against Babergh DC's refusal of planning permission (by a 7-6 vote at the planning committee last November) for 20 more houses at Goodlands Farm (off Daking Avenue, Boxford)
Landex lodged the appeal on 6 March 2018. It will be some time before it is determined but there is an important deadline coming up. The appeal will be decided after a public inquiry (time estimate, two days): dates yet to be fixed, but likely to be several months away. It is essential that the hearing should be heard in the Boxford Village Hall, not at Babergh's 'new' council offices miles away in Ipswich. Bryn Hurren our District Councillor is already 'on the case' over this. The main issue at the appeal will be the highways issue, and the effect of traffic from the development on Swan Street. At the inquiry residents will be able to speak, but written submissions or comments from interested parties must be sent to the Planning Inspectorate by Wednesday 9 May 2018. They can be submitted online at If anyone doesn't have access to the internet, comments can be sent (3 copies are required) to: The Planning Inspectorate 3M Temple Quay House 2 The Square Temple Quay Bristol BS1 6PN. All representations must quote the appeal reference: APP/D3505/W/18/3197391. (Photographs of traffic congestion/holdups in Swan Street would be particularly useful: give dates.)
The person co-ordinating the opposition to the appeal on behalf of Boxford Parish Council is Matt Wooderson. People should contact Matt if they have any queries or useful information to assist with the appeal. Matt's 'phone number is 07920 495111.