Masterplan for Maldon garden suburb amended following public feedback

Maldon and Burnham Standard: How the local centre of the south Maldon garden suburb could look How the local centre of the south Maldon garden suburb could look

Developers have tweaked a masterplan for 1,375 homes in Maldon.

Maldon District Council's draft Local Development Plan includes the south Maldon ‘garden suburb’ off Limebrook Way.

Developers who are working on the masterplan said more than 200 residents attended a public consultation in March.

David Lewis, from Commercial Estates Group, said: “We appreciate that any development is sensitive and some did not want new homes close to where they live, but many attendees were supportive of the garden suburb principles.”

Public feedback has resulted in some changes so far, including fewer homes along Limebrook Way, inclusion of a health centre near the planned shops and school and new roundabouts to improve access for existing residents onto Limebrook Way.

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9:25pm Fri 16 May 14

e5mitch says...

These developers deliberately push the boundaries with their initial plans, so tthat when they 'tweak' the 'masterplan' they hope the locals think it's a result & stop objecting!!
These developers deliberately push the boundaries with their initial plans, so tthat when they 'tweak' the 'masterplan' they hope the locals think it's a result & stop objecting!! e5mitch
  • Score: 7

9:37pm Fri 16 May 14

Jack222 says...

It's an excellent idea; we need more houses.
It's an excellent idea; we need more houses. Jack222
  • Score: -4

9:24am Sun 18 May 14

Ldrldr says...

Totally disgusting, I was born and have lived in maldon for 46 years, as a child my father use to take me for walks along the old railway line as I now do with my own children.
Within a few minutes walking along path next to the fields you feel totally immersed in the countryside and get to enjoy wonderful views across the fields, I can't believe maldon council would even consider destroying such a beautiful place.
Nobody in maldon needs anything this has to offer it's just another way for maldon council to make a lot of money and shows there total disrespect for what the people of this town really want, and that is to leave it alone it's perfect the way it is.
Totally disgusting, I was born and have lived in maldon for 46 years, as a child my father use to take me for walks along the old railway line as I now do with my own children. Within a few minutes walking along path next to the fields you feel totally immersed in the countryside and get to enjoy wonderful views across the fields, I can't believe maldon council would even consider destroying such a beautiful place. Nobody in maldon needs anything this has to offer it's just another way for maldon council to make a lot of money and shows there total disrespect for what the people of this town really want, and that is to leave it alone it's perfect the way it is. Ldrldr
  • Score: 1

2:25pm Sun 18 May 14

Regbluebottle says...

Ldrldr wrote:
Totally disgusting, I was born and have lived in maldon for 46 years, as a child my father use to take me for walks along the old railway line as I now do with my own children.
Within a few minutes walking along path next to the fields you feel totally immersed in the countryside and get to enjoy wonderful views across the fields, I can't believe maldon council would even consider destroying such a beautiful place.
Nobody in maldon needs anything this has to offer it's just another way for maldon council to make a lot of money and shows there total disrespect for what the people of this town really want, and that is to leave it alone it's perfect the way it is.
I remember when open countryside began at Viking Road and at the end of Park Road, but I don't object to this development.

Simply we need more houses!
[quote][p][bold]Ldrldr[/bold] wrote: Totally disgusting, I was born and have lived in maldon for 46 years, as a child my father use to take me for walks along the old railway line as I now do with my own children. Within a few minutes walking along path next to the fields you feel totally immersed in the countryside and get to enjoy wonderful views across the fields, I can't believe maldon council would even consider destroying such a beautiful place. Nobody in maldon needs anything this has to offer it's just another way for maldon council to make a lot of money and shows there total disrespect for what the people of this town really want, and that is to leave it alone it's perfect the way it is.[/p][/quote]I remember when open countryside began at Viking Road and at the end of Park Road, but I don't object to this development. Simply we need more houses! Regbluebottle
  • Score: -1

9:33am Mon 19 May 14

Dengie D says...

Those in support these sink estates naively believe it will lead to a lowering of house prices enabling box packers and broom operators to buy a house.
Those in support these sink estates naively believe it will lead to a lowering of house prices enabling box packers and broom operators to buy a house. Dengie D
  • Score: 2

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