Project Description



  • The active promotion of an edge of village site as a settlement extension for some 100 new homes and other mixed uses as part of the 2012 consultation process into the preferred Core Strategy for Maldon District. The opportunity can be described as a minor extension to a larger rural village providing much needed local market housing, affordable housing, employment generating commercial units and community facilities.
  • The representations suggest Maldon District Council should reconsider its approach to the emerging spatial strategy suggesting there should be a wider dispersal of new housing growth throughout the district in addition to the identified major growth areas.
  • The case argues there is undoubtedly pressure for housing and employment growth in areas other than those identified for major expansion and that to better accord with sustainable development principles, the spatial strategy should encourage a more dispersed pattern of growth.
  • This will also ensure that the larger rural villages such as Latchingdon attract investment and proportionate growth to help sustain and improve local services, facilities and the prospect for rural based employment opportunities.