Decision details


Decision Maker: Strategic Planning Committee

Decision status: Information Only

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Committee received a developer presentation from Tom Vernon, Laurence Martin and Myshkin Clarke-Hall


The main issues raised by Members for further consideration prior to submission of a planning application were:


·         Further detail sought on the number of residential units proposed, the unit mix and their tenure

·         Early engagement with the existing business occupiers of the Seedbed Centre and retail buildings is encouraged

·         Further detail invited on the amount of existing employment floorspace on the site and the number of jobs it supports

·         A keenness to see employment space and jobs retained on site

·         A keenness to see food use(s) retained on site together with community space

·         Exploring the impact of the development upon the highway network

·         Consider the access and egress arrangements

·         Consider/address the connections between the site and the town centre, particularly pedestrian connections

·         Opportunity to improve bus connections

·         Include Romford Civic Society in any community consultation

·         The opportunity to open up the River Rom should be explored

·         Ensure the density was appropriate to site context

·         Consider key worker housing given the proximity to the hospital and the recruitment difficulties the Trust had

·         Explore whether there was any potential to work with the Trust to relocate the Emergency Care Centre from the hospital site



Publication date: 13/04/2019

Date of decision: 28/03/2019

Decided at meeting: 28/03/2019 - Strategic Planning Committee

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