Developers submit plans for Burnham West estate

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Campaigners concerned about the development Campaigners concerned about the development

Developers have submitted plans to build 317 homes on fields in west Burnham.

They also hope to build offices, a supermarket, care home, children’s nursery and school, which could create about 600 jobs in total.

But campaigners remain concerned about the new estate, and have questioned why Maldon District Council had not made it public for a month.

Burnham Ramblers Football Club had also hoped a new stadium would be included, but said it has been put on hold because the council has not earmarked its current ground for future redevelopment.

It had hoped to finance a relocation by selling its ground for housing.

* Full story in this week's Burnham Standard.

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2:36pm Thu 22 May 14

El Presendente says...

“ But campaigners remain concerned about the new estate, and have questioned why Maldon District Council had not made it public for a month. “

The cynic in me says because they (MDC) know full well that a development of that disproportionate size is totally wrong and will ruin the character of Burnham forever, and they (MDC) would 'have to' do something (spend millions they don't have, unless it's for the Prom-park) doing something about the main access road seeing as it's become a bit of an accident black-spot recently without adding more construction traffic etc. MDC are so wrapped-up in their own bubble and probably think that their underhand tactics will hoodwink those that have their fingers on the pulse when it comes to MDC's planning department (well done BROOD).

Furthermore 'everything' the greedy developers are promising is all ready here or available locally, Then again 'if' the developers and MDC's planning department personnel were to spend any length time in Burnham they'd soon realise that, but I imagine the 'carrot on a stick' for MDC is not only getting the housing quota sorted-out is the promise of jobs that seldom materialise to anywhere near the numbers projected.

I think it's about time our councillors like Ms Owers put their cards on the table and made their views known public via the MBS on this and the other proposed developments,. So as the people can decide if it's them that are best suited to represent Burnham and put up a fight against MDC's proposals.
“ But campaigners remain concerned about the new estate, and have questioned why Maldon District Council had not made it public for a month. “ The cynic in me says because they (MDC) know full well that a development of that disproportionate size is totally wrong and will ruin the character of Burnham forever, and they (MDC) would 'have to' do something (spend millions they don't have, unless it's for the Prom-park) doing something about the main access road seeing as it's become a bit of an accident black-spot recently without adding more construction traffic etc. MDC are so wrapped-up in their own bubble and probably think that their underhand tactics will hoodwink those that have their fingers on the pulse when it comes to MDC's planning department (well done BROOD). Furthermore 'everything' the greedy developers are promising is all ready here or available locally, Then again 'if' the developers and MDC's planning department personnel were to spend any length time in Burnham they'd soon realise that, but I imagine the 'carrot on a stick' for MDC is not only getting the housing quota sorted-out is the promise of jobs that seldom materialise to anywhere near the numbers projected. I think it's about time our councillors like Ms Owers put their cards on the table and made their views known public via the MBS on this and the other proposed developments,. So as the people can decide if it's them that are best suited to represent Burnham and put up a fight against MDC's proposals. El Presendente
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