Proposed Development in Kedington by Gladman Ltd

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Dear St Edmundsbury Borough Council,

Residents in Kedington have been recently notified by leaflet of a proposed development off Hundon Road of 140 new properties by Gladman Ltd.

Already some residents have raised some concerns about the unnecessary expansion of the village, and that Gladman Ltd have a history of being 'predatory land developers' focusing on small villages and rural towns - their sole purpose in the deal it seems is to get the land in question 'shovel-ready' to sell on to eventual developers and take a percentage of that sale as their 'fee'.

As such I am interested in details of any communications between Gladman and yourselves and what approaches, if any, Gladman have made in relation to this matter, both formally and informally.

Kedington is a beautiful village, surrounded by beautiful countryside - we are concerned a company can seek to destroy this with the sole purpose of not investing a single penny themselves, but solely to seek a profit.

I look forward to your reply.

Yours faithfully,

David Bagnall

foi, St Edmundsbury Borough Council

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Dear Mr Bagnall,

 

I refer to your request for information dated 2^nd March 2019.

 

As you may be aware, St Edmundsbury Borough Council and Forest Heath
District Council are working together under the banner West Suffolk to
provide a shared service across the boundaries of both authorities. This
response is sent on behalf of the West Suffolk councils.

 

Request:

 

Dear St Edmundsbury Borough Council,

 

Residents in Kedington have been recently notified by leaflet of a
proposed development off Hundon Road of 140 new properties by Gladman Ltd.

 

Already some residents have raised some concerns about the unnecessary
expansion of the village, and that Gladman Ltd have a history of being
'predatory land developers' focusing on small villages and rural towns -
their sole purpose in the deal it seems is to get the land in question
'shovel-ready' to sell on to eventual developers and take a percentage of
that sale as their 'fee'.

 

As such I am interested in details of any communications between Gladman
and yourselves and what approaches, if any, Gladman have made in relation
to this matter, both formally and informally.

 

Kedington is a beautiful village, surrounded by beautiful countryside - we
are concerned a company can seek to destroy this with the sole purpose of
not investing a single penny themselves, but solely to seek a profit.

 

I look forward to your reply.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

David Bagnall

 

 

 

Response:

 

Gladmans requested pre-application advice from the Planning Department and
the attached letter details the advice that we gave.

 

 

If you are unhappy with this response you may request an internal review
of this matter via the Council’s corporate complaints procedure.

 

If, after an internal review, you are still unhappy with the decision, you
have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at the following
address:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire SK9 5AF

Tel: 01625 545 745

Fax: 01625 524 510

Email: [1][email address]

 

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

FOI Coordinator

 

 

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