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Pyrles Lane former Nursery site

Support LRA../contact-us/membership.html9 March 2022

LRA Plans Group (LRAPG) has been concerned about the District Council’s plans to develop this Council-owned site for housing, as the entrance is narrow and on a bend. It is also close to the Epping Forest Special Area of Conservation (EFSAC), and extra housing here will increase the pressure on the EFSAC. In 2015 the site was granted outline planning permission for a development of 36 flats and houses (this has expired, so another planning application would be needed and the usual opportunity to comment would be available).

The Council has failed to find a commercial developer prepared to buy the site, and so has decided to sell it to Qualis at an arms-length valuation (Qualis is a group of companies set up as subsidiaries to the Council in order to develop, own and maintain properties).

Qualis is now holding a public consultation where you can give your views until March 23rd. More. There is also a public exhibition of the latest proposals on Tuesday March 15th (9.30am to 7.30pm) in the former Town Council chamber, 1 Buckingham Court, Rectory Lane (near the Church Hill junction).