Issue details

Land west of Woodside Way Great Dunmow

Proposal to use powers under Section 203, Housing and Planning Act 2016 to override a covenant that is an obstacle to implementation of planning consent for development of land west of Woodside Way. The planning consent provides for access and highway dedication across land owned by the Council as open space. The owner of adjoining land maintains that the covenant bars access across Council land to the full development site and prevents dedication of the access as public highway. Although the land is held by the Council as open space, there is currently an access road across it and there are legal access rights to part of the site. Overriding the covenant would facilitate development of a large strategic site that is required to contribute to the 5 year supply of housing land.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant Impact on Council's Statutory Functions;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: Great Dunmow North;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 28/10/2019

Decision due: 1 Apr 2020 by Cabinet

Lead member: Leader of the Council; Lead for Strategy, the Economy and Investment

Lead director: Director of Public Services

Contact: Roger Harborough, Director - Public Services Email: Tel: 01799 510457.


  • Land west of Woodside Way Great Dunmow