Controversial development for 240 homes is refused planning permission

Richard Saward said he was 'over the moon' that the planning permission had been refused

Richard Saward said he was 'over the moon' that the planning permission had been refused

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A controversial development of 240 homes has been refused planning permission.

Gladman Developments had submitted an application to build an estate off North End, on farmers fields behind New Moor Crescent, in Southminster.

One third of the homes would have been affordable and the application included a public open space and provision for a play area.

But application had received 21 letters of objection from concerned residents and on Monday the Maldon District Council’s south eastern planning committee unanimously refused the application against the advice of planning officers.

Richard Saward, 69, of neighbouring New Moor Close, is thrilled that the development has been thrown out.

He was concerned that the local doctors surgery, local roads and sewage systems would be unable to cope.  He said: “I’m really over the moon, we haven’t got the facilities for an influx of new people."

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12:05pm Fri 11 Jul 14

An alternative view says...

Yup, Richard looks ecstatic, thrilled and over the moon! , grumpy old dinosaur
Yup, Richard looks ecstatic, thrilled and over the moon! , grumpy old dinosaur An alternative view
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1:00pm Fri 11 Jul 14

SeaPie. says...

In the paper again...
In the paper again... SeaPie.
  • Score: 1

2:21pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Hawthorne says...

Yep, I'm sure all of those things were his genuine concerns.
Yep, I'm sure all of those things were his genuine concerns. Hawthorne
  • Score: 4

11:41am Sat 12 Jul 14

Jack222 says...

NIMBY councillors say no - but we are desperately short of houses and even the planners agree...
NIMBY councillors say no - but we are desperately short of houses and even the planners agree... Jack222
  • Score: 1

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