Application for John Constable Heritage Centre submitted under Application
No O/COL/01/0553. Limited in scope to the site of the old greenhouses
and the lakes area.
June 8th 2001
Application withdrawn. Statement from Bunting and Sons said that withdrawal
was made ‘in view of some local opposition to the size and scope
of the proposed redevelopment. We will now carefully consider the pros
and cons of amending the size and objectives of the project and withdrawing
the Country Park proposal altogether.’
Stour Valley Action Group (SVAG) formally constituted at Open Meeting
in Great Horkesley School.
Retrospective Planning Permission granted for use of part of London Road
site for light industrial use.
Application for the Horkesley Park Heritage and Conservation Centre (HPHCC)
submitted to Colchester Borough Council (CBC). Application never registered
by CBC and we believe it was deemed to be a Theme Park under EC law
and therefore required an Environmental Impact Assessment.
Application returned to Applicant for Environmental Study (ES) to be
Scoping Document for ES submitted by Buntings and sent to various parties,
including SVAG, for comment. SVAG comments highlighted some weaknesses
in the submission.
Application for HPHCC re-submitted with detailed Environmental Study.
Registered by CBC under Number F/COL/05/1558. Very strong local, regional
and national opposition.
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our Key Objections to the 2005 Submission
Application submitted by Buntings to register ‘Horkesley Park’ as
a trade mark which would be capable of being used to cover all goods
and services promoted at the HPHCC. The name has not historically been
closely associated with the site and is currently the address of Littlegarth
Application withdrawn to ‘enable appropriate amendments and improvements
to be made to the scheme and to take into account the recently published
Core Strategy for Colchester Borough’s Local Development Framework
Application was due for consideration within weeks. Climb-down could
reasonably be interpreted as a response to the scale of the opposition.
An enormous amount
of work had already been done by CBC, including processing of more than 1,000
letters and emails of objection.
Buntings introduce micro brewery and caravans on to site without prior
Planning Consent. CBC currently assessing this.
Expansion of Buntings’ enterprises at the Anchor
Inn and the Anchor Inn Heritage Farm in Nayland, which would be adjacent
to and closely
associated with the proposed Horkesley Park, has caused concern to local
and Sons re-submitted their Planning Application, number 090231,
for their London Road site for the fourth
time since April 2001.
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our Key Objections to the 2009 Submission and our Is It Viable (2009)
meeting on 26 May 2011, the CBC Planning Committee supported their
officer's recommendation for refusal - eleven
to one against the application!