Hands off the Dengie Hundred!

This is the plea from one villager after developers submitted a planning application to build 240 homes on a farmer’s field in Southminster.

Gladman Developments has submitted a formal application to Maldon District Council this week to build an estate off North End, on fields behind New Moor Crescent.

Richard Saward, 69, of New Moor Close, believes that the infrastructure in the Dengie is just not good enough to cope with the influx of houses proposed for the Dengie peninsula - including 450 houses allocated for Burnham in the council’s Local Development Plan.

He said: “There’s just no thought gone into the Dengie hundred area at all, because we don’t have the facilities.

“I think they need to stay away from the Dengie hundred altogether."

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