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Burnham: 1,600 people say no to new homes
A quarter of all Burnham residents want to reduce the number of houses proposed for the town.
Maldon District Council’s draft Local Development Plan suggested that 450 new houses are built in Burnham over the next 15 years.
Some 1,590 people who live in the town have signed a petition, set up by campaign group Burnham Residents Oppose Over-Development (BROOD), asking for the total number of houses to be reduced to less than 199.
The group decided to petition for less than 199 houses, after carrying out a survey and discovering that the majority of people felt that it was a more appropriate number.
Natalie Bettany, secretary of the group, said she spent six weeks with other members collecting signatures from people in Burnham who are over 18, which amounts to 6,284 people.
She said: “Obviously now Maldon District Council have to sit up and notice that there’s quite a large amount of people that aren’t happy with the Local Development Plan."
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