Emergency talks to be held over Mistley development plans

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EMERGENCY talks will be held to discuss proposals for a housing development on a village allotment site.

Mistley Parish Council will meet on Thursday to consider proposals by Gabor Glausiusz, to develop land currently occupied by allotments, off Shrubland Road.

It is believed Mr Glausiusz, who is in joint ownership of the land with his wife and two others, wants to build 24 bungalows and a road in exchange for land donated to Mistley Parish Council.

But the land is not included in Tendring Council’s Local Plan, which sets planning precedent over the next ten years, and Mistley’s quota for development would be filled by a development at Dale Hall.

Phil Chatfield, chairman of the allotment association, said he would not support the current plans because they would “fragment” the allotments.

He said: “As it stands at the moment there is no way we support it.

“We have had site of the drawing which shows a road going straight through the allotment and we are not very enamoured with that at all.

"If Mistley Parish Council backs the plans it would need to alter its comments on the Local Plan."

Martin Rayner, chairman of Mistley Parish Council, said: “The land owners are looking at a trade off in community benefits in the hope we support them.

 “Currently we are on record as being happy with the development boundary where it is and that the allotments are protected as green space.”

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