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Development Management Section
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
Redcar and Cleveland House
Kirkleatham Street
Redcar
TS10 1RT

FAO Mr D Pedlow: Planning Officer

Dear Mr Pedlow

Application reference   R/2016/0663

Proposal : OUTLINE PLANNING APPLICATION FOR UP TO 550 RESIDENTIAL UNITS WITH ASSOCIATED ACCESS, LANDSCAPING AND OPEN SPACE

Address : LAND NORTH OF KIRKLEATHAM BUSINESS PARK AND WEST OF KIRKLEATHAM LANE

REDCAR

 

I strongly object to the above proposed development, for the following reasons.

The impact of this proposed housing development on this long established animal sanctuary.

 This proposed development  will damage the natural environment of this mature community woodland  and wildlife habitat.

 The proposed development  will necessitate  the removal of existing mature trees and natural landscape,  that protects  the animal sanctuary and it will change and destroy the seclusion and privacy aspects, that have been in place for the last 9 or more years.

 Safe and quiet areas are  needed  around an animal sanctuary, to provide private, quiet  and safe exercising  facilities for the animals and also peace and tranquillity for any animals that are suffering or recovering from traumatic or stressful conditions they have endured, before being taken in to the sanctuary.

 The propped buffer areas between the proposed development and the animal sanctuary are totally unacceptable and this would probably lead to far too many unacceptable issues,  to be able to continue having a sanctuary in this location in the future.

 No proper consultation exercise has been discussed or conducted with SARA and the status of this planning application on R&CBC’s Online register on the 2nd of December clearly states that `Official consultation has expired`, which we understand is not the case and this date has been extended. This is misleading to anyone who intended to make an objection and now is unable to do so.

 Access to Foxrush Farm is via a track off Kirkleatham Lane, this main road is already heavily trafficked and a development of this size will no doubt impact significantly on traffic volumes thereby  creating access and egress difficulties for the SARA animal sanctuary.

This is the wrong development in the wrong place and I trust you will take my objections in to account when considering the outline planning application and you will recommend it be refused .

Yours sincerely

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