Fears huge housing estate will affect ancient Heybridge woodland

Annie Gordon from the Essex Wildlife Trust at Heybridge Wood, with a plan of the garden suburb that could surround it

Annie Gordon from the Essex Wildlife Trust at Heybridge Wood, with a plan of the garden suburb that could surround it

First published in News

A conservation charity is worried an ancient wood could be affected by plans for more than 1,000 homes.

Heybridge Wood, of Broad Street Green Road, Heybridge, lies within land earmarked by Maldon District Council for 1,235 homes.

The north Heybridge garden suburb - which also includes a country park west of Maypole Road - will be built around it.

Essex Wildlife Trust has been in discussions with Maldon District Council and achieved small improvements to a proposed "green infrastructure buffer" around the wood.

But it wants the country park that is included in the garden suburb development to be located around Heybridge Wood, protecting it from being completely surrounded by housing.

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3:21pm Thu 29 May 14

Jack222 says...

Hmm. Much needed houses for people or trees? Let me guess...

In fact, the plan is of houses which could surround the forest so it's not even impacting on it! Or have I missed something. So people get houses and can have park / forest on the doorstep? Seems fine by me!
Hmm. Much needed houses for people or trees? Let me guess... In fact, the plan is of houses which could surround the forest so it's not even impacting on it! Or have I missed something. So people get houses and can have park / forest on the doorstep? Seems fine by me! Jack222
  • Score: -8

3:21pm Thu 29 May 14

Jack222 says...

Hmm. Much needed houses for people or trees? Let me guess...

In fact, the plan is of houses which could surround the forest so it's not even impacting on it! Or have I missed something. So people get houses and can have park / forest on the doorstep? Seems fine by me!
Hmm. Much needed houses for people or trees? Let me guess... In fact, the plan is of houses which could surround the forest so it's not even impacting on it! Or have I missed something. So people get houses and can have park / forest on the doorstep? Seems fine by me! Jack222
  • Score: -9

3:21pm Thu 29 May 14

Jack222 says...

Hmm. Much needed houses for people or trees? Let me guess...

In fact, the plan is of houses which could surround the forest so it's not even impacting on it! Or have I missed something. So people get houses and can have park / forest on the doorstep? Seems fine by me!
Hmm. Much needed houses for people or trees? Let me guess... In fact, the plan is of houses which could surround the forest so it's not even impacting on it! Or have I missed something. So people get houses and can have park / forest on the doorstep? Seems fine by me! Jack222
  • Score: -7

9:10pm Sat 31 May 14

Dengie D says...

"Or have I missed something".....Yes, a few years at school, for a start.
"Or have I missed something".....Yes, a few years at school, for a start. Dengie D
  • Score: 6

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