MPC works with David Wilson Homes to help secure approval

MPC worked with David Wilson Homes to help secure approval for plans for 120 new homes in Hatfield Peverel, Braintree District.  The village has been a challenging environment for developers, as there have been several highly contentious planning applications which have attracted vociferous local opposition. In this context, MPC ran a carefully designed programme of public and stakeholder engagement, aimed at engaging meaningfully with local residents and representatives.

The community consultation produced results and included the identification of several local supporters who provided written comments in support of the scheme. MPC amplified these positive comments by including them in the written briefing to councillors produced in the advance of the scheme’s determination. At committee, councillors voted unanimously in favour of the plans, although the scheme was ultimately given approval following the decision of the Secretary of State to call in a tranche of applications in the village.

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