Dad-of-two sets up new pressure group to encourage affordable housing in Burnham (From Maldon and Burnham Standard)
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Dad-of-two sets up new pressure group to encourage affordable housing in Burnham
Burnham has become a divided town after a new pressure group encouraging more affordable housing has been set up.
Dad-of-two Terry Woolnough, has this week set up BRIM - Burnham Residents Incorporating Modernisation - in the hope of supporting the town’s younger generations by welcoming affordable housing and offering more youth activities.
The local scout group leader claims he is fighting refusals to modernise Burnham with development, such as current campaign group Burnham Residents Oppose Over-Development (BROOD), who he feels stopped a much-needed supermarket, surgery and school from being built.
He said: “There have been so many pressure groups set up in recent years, with the main purpose of fighting any development of the town and its surrounding areas, but they do not appear to be looking at the longer term implications of the refusal to incorporate a degree of modernisation.
“Without new housing the youth of the town are going to be pushed out.”
BROOD chairman Dennis Price said that BRIM’s aims were similar to his own.
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