Villagers concerned over 240-home plan for Southminster

Concerned resident Richard Saward by the area which Gladman Developments want to build on

Concerned resident Richard Saward by the area which Gladman Developments want to build on

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Villagers have been left outraged after a developer expressed interest in building 240 homes on a farmer’s field.

Gladman Developments have sent out leaflets to more than 700 houses and businesses in Southminster, with a view to building an estate off North End.

The development, which would offer 30 per cent affordable housing on the fields behind New Moor Crescent, has not yet been submitted to Maldon District Council as a planning application.

Residents living nearby have condemned the preliminary designs as “ridiculous” and “disgusting”.

Grandfather Richard Saward, 68, of New Moor Close, said: “I am against it 100 per cent.

“They want to build on a boggy bit of ground and when it rains all the water flows behind our garages.

“If they build the houses there it will make matters worse.”

See this week's Standard for the full story.

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3:42pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Sandrat1 says...

As there are 3 cooling towers to the south west of the proposed site do not let this development go ahead. According to the current L8 directive cooling towers should not be sited in near or in developed areas due to the risk of Legionella.
As there are 3 cooling towers to the south west of the proposed site do not let this development go ahead. According to the current L8 directive cooling towers should not be sited in near or in developed areas due to the risk of Legionella. Sandrat1
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