Changes agreed to highways works for Rouses Farm housing development

Wednesday, 22 August, 2018

A new programme of highways works for a 950 home development in Clacton has been agreed.

The scheme at Rouses Farm in St Johns Road was approved by Tendring District Council’s (TDC) Planning Committee in May – subject to a legal agreement being completed within six months.

Members were informed last night that work on the legal agreement is progressing well and should be signed off soon.

As part of the outline approval of the scheme in May Councillors wanted a link road between Jaywick Lane and St Johns Road delivered as early as possible.

It was also requested that other highway improvements should be made before the first property is occupied.

However, following discussions between Persimmon Homes and Essex and Essex County Council, as the highways authority, it has been decided that this will raise a number of safety issues between construction vehicles and other traffic.

It would also not be economically viable for all the highway works to be finished before the first person moved in.

As a result the planning committee agreed to a new schedule under a revised recommendation with the works to be provided in phases.

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