Crown Building site Newton Road

B/14/01158/OUT Redevelopment of Crown Building site Newton Road

While we welcome provision of housing close to the town centre, we feel this application is premature while development on the Belle Vue site is undetermined including vehicle access and the proposed reconfiguration of the traffic intersection is yet to be revealed.

The design is overbearing, aimed at achieving maximum return at the expense of architectural quality in form and in detail, impact on nearby properties in Belle Vue Road and impact on the view from the town.

Access to flats by a central corridor is quite unacceptable.

We recommend that this application is withdrawn, a good architect commissioned, and a more appropriate, less intensive solution discussed with the planners prior to any formal submission.

Stephen Thorpe

Sudbury Society Planning Group