Appeal rejection is fantastic news

PUBLISHED: 14:12 24 May 2007 | UPDATED: 21:42 29 May 2010

WHAT fantastic news it is that the Secretary of State has rejected the appeal by Enodis to build an extra 162 houses on the Oakwood Park estate (Broadcast front page Thursday May 17). Had the plan been given the go-ahead it would have completely destroyed

WHAT fantastic news it is that the Secretary of State has rejected the appeal by Enodis to build an extra 162 houses on the Oakwood Park estate (Broadcast front page Thursday May 17).

Had the plan been given the go-ahead it would have completely destroyed the greenfield land between Oakwood Park and Felsted and had a huge environmental impact on the village.

This really is brilliant news because now we should get our much-needed playing fields, shops, doctors' surgery and school that we have been waiting on tenter hooks for while the appeal went through.

Uttlesford District councillors were spot on to unanimously turn down this application. Had the secretary of state sought in favour of the applicants it would have made a complete mockery of the planning process.

It is not surprising David Hooper, Enodis' company secretary, declined to comment. This has scuppered their plans, which are money led, and we have proved that people cannot be ridden rough-shod over and that residents are listened to.

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