Developer hopes to bring 300 homes, new supermarket and school in new Burnham West idea

BROOD protesters (pictured) are against a large development with new supermarket in Burnham West

BROOD protesters (pictured) are against a large development with new supermarket in Burnham West

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A huge new supermarket, school and leisure space looks set to be included in a developer’s plans for 300 extra homes in Burnham.

Simon Butler-Finbow, project director for Burnham West, met Maldon district councillors and Burnham town councillors in a private meeting on Monday to discuss a new proposal to develop to the west of the town.

He gave them a look at the consortium’s latest draft blueprint, which now includes space for a large supermarket, as well as a new primary school, medical surgery and a bypass next to Maldon Road with a roundabout.

At the moment the drawings are in a speculative stage and so far no formal planning application has been submitted.

Last year a previous blueprint had allocated 450 homes but protestors had instead supported 180 homes west of Burnham, 90 homes to the north and 180 homes to the east - which are now allocated in Maldon District Council’s draft Local Development Plan.

See this week's MBS for the full story.

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1:47pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Ann1234 says...

It's fine allocating space for a school and medical facilities, but it has already been confirmed that there is no funding to run either and it would take 1000 new homes to release funding for a new school and the Health trust don't have funding to run an additional medical facility. It's just developers trying to 'buy' local residents. Personally I live in Burnham because I like the character and living in a small town, if I wanted a big supermarket and loads of houses I'd move to Woodham or Maldon...
It's fine allocating space for a school and medical facilities, but it has already been confirmed that there is no funding to run either and it would take 1000 new homes to release funding for a new school and the Health trust don't have funding to run an additional medical facility. It's just developers trying to 'buy' local residents. Personally I live in Burnham because I like the character and living in a small town, if I wanted a big supermarket and loads of houses I'd move to Woodham or Maldon... Ann1234
  • Score: 12

1:33pm Fri 17 Jan 14

TerryWoolnough says...

Excellent news for the possibility of Burnham achieving the needs of everyone within the area. BRIM is looking forward to seeing these plans as the earliest opportunity.
Excellent news for the possibility of Burnham achieving the needs of everyone within the area. BRIM is looking forward to seeing these plans as the earliest opportunity. TerryWoolnough
  • Score: -18

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