New application submitted to extend Three Elms Trading Estate in Hereford

Hereford Times: Herefordshire Council has made a joint application to extend Three Elms Trading Estate. Herefordshire Council has made a joint application to extend Three Elms Trading Estate.

PLANS to develop a Hereford trading estate have once again been submitted - but this time do not involve a set of free public tennis courts.

The Hereford Times last year reported the concerns of many living in the Westfields area of the city who were upset that the courts off Grandstand Road could be destroyed under a joint application by Herefordshire Council and the Homes and Communities Agency to extend the nearby Three Elms Trading Estate.

Residents and local councillors received confirmation in January that the application had been withdrawn.

However, a fresh proposal has this week been submitted, but does not affect the tennis courts.

The application states that the new link road and development within the city centre will generate a demand for additional business space in the north of Hereford .

Therefore, outline plans have been put forward to extend the Three Elms Trading Est ate to enable firms to re-locate.

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11:17am Thu 6 Mar 14

ONFORM says...

The council have previously had planning to redevelop this site. It must be questioned why they let this planning lapse?? Further, a marketing scheme for the units they propose to build should be detailed in the application. Will they be sold or let, will the development even go ahead, should it be approved??
Any Council development should be accordingly justified to the needs and wants of the people of Hereford, both today and for the future. I personally see no justification for the proposal of yet more units of this type, especially given the councils commitment to 10 new units at the Rotherwas enterprise park/zone.
It is basic economics of supply and demand. I would urge Hereford Council to re-assess this once more, given the amount of vacant property of this type on the councils own commercial property register and with agents such as Jonathan Preece and Cross & James at present.
Moreover, why don't the council do up the shabby looking builds currently on this site and make a concerted effort to let the vacant premises on this site??
Wouldn't housing, in keeping with the surrounding area and overlooking the green and tennis courts be a better use of this site, especially given it's close proximity to a primary and secondary school?? Currently the council sees fit to sell of many of their assets, will this just end up adding to the list of council assets going under the hammer in London??
I hope for the sake of the residents of Three Elms and commercial property landlords in Hereford that this proposal is for the right reasons declined. Just to clarify I don't live in the area, this is just my unbiased view!
The council have previously had planning to redevelop this site. It must be questioned why they let this planning lapse?? Further, a marketing scheme for the units they propose to build should be detailed in the application. Will they be sold or let, will the development even go ahead, should it be approved?? Any Council development should be accordingly justified to the needs and wants of the people of Hereford, both today and for the future. I personally see no justification for the proposal of yet more units of this type, especially given the councils commitment to 10 new units at the Rotherwas enterprise park/zone. It is basic economics of supply and demand. I would urge Hereford Council to re-assess this once more, given the amount of vacant property of this type on the councils own commercial property register and with agents such as Jonathan Preece and Cross & James at present. Moreover, why don't the council do up the shabby looking builds currently on this site and make a concerted effort to let the vacant premises on this site?? Wouldn't housing, in keeping with the surrounding area and overlooking the green and tennis courts be a better use of this site, especially given it's close proximity to a primary and secondary school?? Currently the council sees fit to sell of many of their assets, will this just end up adding to the list of council assets going under the hammer in London?? I hope for the sake of the residents of Three Elms and commercial property landlords in Hereford that this proposal is for the right reasons declined. Just to clarify I don't live in the area, this is just my unbiased view! ONFORM
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