Developers considering their options for new homes

Bellway Homes is reconsidering their options

Bellway Homes is reconsidering their options

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Developers are considering their options after their plans to replace a warehouse with 48 houses was refused.

Bellway Homes had submitted its plans for Bridge House in Hall Road, Heybridge, to Maldon District Council on November 1 but councillors only made a decision on June 20.

It had hoped to build 14 affordable homes and 34 two or three-bedroom family houses.

But councillors said an employment site would be lost, the new houses would lead to “unacceptable over-development of the site” and the area is at high flood risk.

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1:37pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Jack222 says...

Objecting due to a flood risk is fine. But the other reasons seems much weaker.
Objecting due to a flood risk is fine. But the other reasons seems much weaker. Jack222
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7:19am Fri 4 Jul 14

Latchingdon says...

The penny hasn't dropped yet has it Jack. Think about this.... If you take employment away from the area, where are the people going to work who live in all those houses that YOU want to build?? Unless you just want to pay them even more benefit to stay at home!! You have to keep the "cycle" of employment going.... not keep taking it away so that greedy developers can make a quick buck!
The penny hasn't dropped yet has it Jack. Think about this.... If you take employment away from the area, where are the people going to work who live in all those houses that YOU want to build?? Unless you just want to pay them even more benefit to stay at home!! You have to keep the "cycle" of employment going.... not keep taking it away so that greedy developers can make a quick buck! Latchingdon
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10:26am Fri 4 Jul 14

Hawthorne says...

Latchingdon wrote:
The penny hasn't dropped yet has it Jack. Think about this.... If you take employment away from the area, where are the people going to work who live in all those houses that YOU want to build?? Unless you just want to pay them even more benefit to stay at home!! You have to keep the "cycle" of employment going.... not keep taking it away so that greedy developers can make a quick buck!
Yeah, sort of agree, but the two alternatives are not 1) I only work in the town that I live in, or 2) I stay at home on benefits. People travel to work...it's called commuting. Now, if you want to talk about the strain of these developments on the ability of people to commute in and out of a town with no railway, then now you're talking. By all means build housing, but the roads are going to suffer, and not just in Maldon, but the whole surrounding area.
[quote][p][bold]Latchingdon[/bold] wrote: The penny hasn't dropped yet has it Jack. Think about this.... If you take employment away from the area, where are the people going to work who live in all those houses that YOU want to build?? Unless you just want to pay them even more benefit to stay at home!! You have to keep the "cycle" of employment going.... not keep taking it away so that greedy developers can make a quick buck![/p][/quote]Yeah, sort of agree, but the two alternatives are not 1) I only work in the town that I live in, or 2) I stay at home on benefits. People travel to work...it's called commuting. Now, if you want to talk about the strain of these developments on the ability of people to commute in and out of a town with no railway, then now you're talking. By all means build housing, but the roads are going to suffer, and not just in Maldon, but the whole surrounding area. Hawthorne
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2:44pm Tue 8 Jul 14

An alternative view says...

Speaking of Pennies dropping - If there were businesses queuing up to rent or buy these existing commercial buildings you'd make some sense, and you'd assume the owners would be making pennies, yet these have been empty since the hash farmers moved out.

Not sure how long you expect anyone to hold on to something that's making no penny?
Speaking of Pennies dropping - If there were businesses queuing up to rent or buy these existing commercial buildings you'd make some sense, and you'd assume the owners would be making pennies, yet these have been empty since the hash farmers moved out. Not sure how long you expect anyone to hold on to something that's making no penny? An alternative view
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