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Say NO to changes of the River Ise bridge design

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OBJECTION - WP/16/00064/AMD | Non-material amendment to planning permission ref: WP/2004/0600 to the appearance of the bridge over the River Ise for route 4

Bovis Homes Limited have submitted a planning application seeking to change the design and appearance of the proposed River Ise bridge that is to be constructed as part of the Stanton Cross development.

Wellingborough Council originally approved the design of the bridge when planning permission was granted for Stanton Cross development in January 2008.

The bridge that is currently approved by the Council has a brick pilasters and an arched fascia, to complement the historic curved bridges over the railway in the near vicinity.

The changes to the bridge, as now proposed by Bovis Homes, seek to remove the brick pilasters and the arched fascia and will result in a bridge that no longer achieves the design principles required by the Wellingborough East Development Framework Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) November 2003.

The new bridge will be viewed by all users of the north south route running adjacent to the River Ise through the proposed Town Park and River Ise Country Park. The original approved design for the bridge with pilasters and the arched fascia beam provides an aesthetic focal structure in the landscape that satisfies the key considerations of the SPG.

"We ask that Wellingborough Council refuse the application."

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