Burnham town councillors raise concerns about plans for new estate

Maldon and Burnham Standard: A sign put up by campaigners opposed to the development A sign put up by campaigners opposed to the development

Councillors gave a resounding no to plans for a large estate that would “create another Burnham.”

Burnham town councillors discussed plans by Pigeon Land Ltd to build 317 homes on land between Chandlers and Creeksea Lane.

It is split into two parts - a full application for 113 homes and re-design of Maldon Road, and a less detailed outline proposal for 185 homes, 50 to 60 bed care home, 14 sheltered housing bungalows, children’s nursery, a 4.32 hectare expansion of Burnham Business Park and five hectares of open space.

Land has also been earmarked for a possible medical centre, primary school and food store.

Councillor Neil Pudney said: “I think what we are being asked is for a second Burnham on Crouch.”

Maldon District Council will make a decision on the application at a later date.

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5:57pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Jack222 says...

We need new houses even the Bank of England makes this point. Stop the NIMBY councillors...
We need new houses even the Bank of England makes this point. Stop the NIMBY councillors... Jack222
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8:17am Wed 4 Jun 14

El Presendente says...

'If' Burnham needed to be any bigger, it would of done so by now decades ago when times were better, even then, like now the local infrastructure (roads/sewers/transp
ort) would of (ideally) needed major investment in the form of upgrades that didn't happen why? Because in the grand scheme of things Burnham is just a sleepy backwater, the road stops (loops) at the end of the High St.

The local housing market appears to be buoyant enough, there's new & existing old stock being offered not just in Burnham either. Plus when the decommissioning phase of Bradwell ends the workers move-on, potentially putting more stock onto the market.

Everything Pigeon Land Ltd have proposed is available locally, like I said before if they spent a few hours here preferably with MDC's planning department and opened their eyes they would realise that instead of just seeing £££'s signs and in MDC's case one easy/convenient solution to meet targets regardless of the fact Burnham is unsuitable for wholesale rape, sorry development on the scale & location proposed (right next to the bottle neck at Woodfords Garage).

There's nothing 'NIMBY' about wanting to protect green fields and preserve the 'unique' character of a location not just for the current residents, but for future generations too otherwise there wouldn't be any picture postcard coastal towns/resorts we all love so much.
'If' Burnham needed to be any bigger, it would of done so by now decades ago when times were better, even then, like now the local infrastructure (roads/sewers/transp ort) would of (ideally) needed major investment in the form of upgrades that didn't happen why? Because in the grand scheme of things Burnham is just a sleepy backwater, the road stops (loops) at the end of the High St. The local housing market appears to be buoyant enough, there's new & existing old stock being offered not just in Burnham either. Plus when the decommissioning phase of Bradwell ends the workers move-on, potentially putting more stock onto the market. Everything Pigeon Land Ltd have proposed is available locally, like I said before if they spent a few hours here preferably with MDC's planning department and opened their eyes they would realise that instead of just seeing £££'s signs and in MDC's case one easy/convenient solution to meet targets regardless of the fact Burnham is unsuitable for wholesale rape, sorry development on the scale & location proposed (right next to the bottle neck at Woodfords Garage). There's nothing 'NIMBY' about wanting to protect green fields and preserve the 'unique' character of a location not just for the current residents, but for future generations too otherwise there wouldn't be any picture postcard coastal towns/resorts we all love so much. El Presendente
  • Score: 6

8:53pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Dengie D says...

Well said El P!
Well said El P! Dengie D
  • Score: 3

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