Public consultation set to go ahead on 1,235 garden suburb homes proposal

Public consultation set to go ahead on 1,235 garden suburb homes proposal

Public consultation set to go ahead on 1,235 garden suburb homes proposal

Public consultation set to go ahead on 1,235 garden suburb homes proposal

First published in News

A vision of the proposed North Heybridge Garden Suburb has been brought to life with artist’s impressions.

This is an early glimpse of what the vast new housing development could look like, which is in addition to more new homes proposed for land north of Holloway Road and west of Broad Street Green Road.

The garden suburb proposal is for 1,235 new homes, 350 built in the next five years, followed by 440 in the following five years and a final 445 after that.

Holloway Road and Broad Street Green Road sites are both earmarked for 100 homes each, to be built within the next five years.

Today, councillors sitting on the Planning and Licensing Committee are expected to give the go ahead for a public consultation on the draft strategic masterplan for North Heybridge Garden Suburb. 

See today's MBS for the full story.

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10:31am Thu 24 Jul 14

Jack222 says...

Good idea and we really need the new houses as there is such a shortage in the country.
Good idea and we really need the new houses as there is such a shortage in the country. Jack222
  • Score: -6

1:21pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Dengie D says...

There is no shortage of either empty homes or brownfield sites!
There is no shortage of either empty homes or brownfield sites! Dengie D
  • Score: 4

7:02pm Thu 24 Jul 14

An alternative view says...

Three brown field sites within a mile of us, all with services on site, and when planning permission goes in, the locals are up in arms and don't want it and then the council say its viable commercial land....

Lets face it, whingers gonna whinge, but at some point difficult decisions have to be made and someone has to make them, just wish they'd hurry up and make progress, kids in 10-15 years time will only be able to afford a tent in our back garden.
Three brown field sites within a mile of us, all with services on site, and when planning permission goes in, the locals are up in arms and don't want it and then the council say its viable commercial land.... Lets face it, whingers gonna whinge, but at some point difficult decisions have to be made and someone has to make them, just wish they'd hurry up and make progress, kids in 10-15 years time will only be able to afford a tent in our back garden. An alternative view
  • Score: -1

12:17am Fri 25 Jul 14

paultheuver1 says...

It beggars belief that anyone could believe that developers are rushing to build homes for the children of those already in the district. For those that blindly state, 'there is such a shortage in the country', you might like to reflect on why house building is not going on evenly across the country. Developers build for profit, not for social good.

Given that ECC and MDC have identified locals as low skilled, it's unlikely that many of our children will ever be able to afford these new homes, unless they are better qualified and have a better salary than the bulk of the current workforce. It's more likely that they are being built to accommodate the ever expanding commuter belt and/or cash rich migrants from large urban areas. Because those will be the people with better paid jobs or the cash that can pay the prices developers are seeking.

Although the Maldon District Locality Board will likely be happy. Because by those more skilled settling in the district, with absolutely no effort on their part, the MDLB will have achieved it's stated aim. And raised the skill level of those in the district. So as far as difficult decisions having to be made, I don't see those councillors deliberating too hard.

People labelled as whingers likely do so because they are true locals, and although they acknowledge the need for more homes, they know when they are being sold a lie. Of course the various housing associations will get their hands on the odd property, but in the main, the bulk will go to those moving into the area.
It beggars belief that anyone could believe that developers are rushing to build homes for the children of those already in the district. For those that blindly state, 'there is such a shortage in the country', you might like to reflect on why house building is not going on evenly across the country. Developers build for profit, not for social good. Given that ECC and MDC have identified locals as low skilled, it's unlikely that many of our children will ever be able to afford these new homes, unless they are better qualified and have a better salary than the bulk of the current workforce. It's more likely that they are being built to accommodate the ever expanding commuter belt and/or cash rich migrants from large urban areas. Because those will be the people with better paid jobs or the cash that can pay the prices developers are seeking. Although the Maldon District Locality Board will likely be happy. Because by those more skilled settling in the district, with absolutely no effort on their part, the MDLB will have achieved it's stated aim. And raised the skill level of those in the district. So as far as difficult decisions having to be made, I don't see those councillors deliberating too hard. People labelled as whingers likely do so because they are true locals, and although they acknowledge the need for more homes, they know when they are being sold a lie. Of course the various housing associations will get their hands on the odd property, but in the main, the bulk will go to those moving into the area. paultheuver1
  • Score: 6

8:33am Fri 25 Jul 14

An alternative view says...

3 houses I and my wife have owned since the age of 21 (when I a lowly truck driver), each house was built after I was born, and each house was on an estate that the whiners didn't want built.

Today, there is no way I'd be able to afford a house in my hometown if i "only" drove a truck at the age of 21, which of these many empty houses and brown field sites could I afford to live on? There are a lot of grey haired arm chair experts in this district who vote BNP and don't give a toss about future generations (although they'll say they're saving the odd farmers field for future generations to stare at when they come to visit as they've moved far away to more forward thinking towns)

Its purely selfish,
I don't want to see it,
I don't want busy roads,
I want open space,
I want it .,. but somewhere else,
I don't want my house price to fall,
It's a all them immigrants fault (who are now driving the trucks that our kids can't drive cos it don't pay enough
and then we have the utterly ridiculous and unachievable "I'l accept it if they build a railway station"

So keep protesting, and hopefully you'll be gone by the time your future generations can't afford to live near you to wipe your arses and feed you, that's if the developers have made enough money to keep your pension scheme buoyant
3 houses I and my wife have owned since the age of 21 (when I a lowly truck driver), each house was built after I was born, and each house was on an estate that the whiners didn't want built. Today, there is no way I'd be able to afford a house in my hometown if i "only" drove a truck at the age of 21, which of these many empty houses and brown field sites could I afford to live on? There are a lot of grey haired arm chair experts in this district who vote BNP and don't give a toss about future generations (although they'll say they're saving the odd farmers field for future generations to stare at when they come to visit as they've moved far away to more forward thinking towns) Its purely selfish, I don't want to see it, I don't want busy roads, I want open space, I want it .,. but somewhere else, I don't want my house price to fall, It's a all them immigrants fault (who are now driving the trucks that our kids can't drive cos it don't pay enough and then we have the utterly ridiculous and unachievable "I'l accept it if they build a railway station" So keep protesting, and hopefully you'll be gone by the time your future generations can't afford to live near you to wipe your arses and feed you, that's if the developers have made enough money to keep your pension scheme buoyant An alternative view
  • Score: -8

1:47pm Fri 25 Jul 14

GuyNic says...

FAO An alternative view

Apart from the rant (which seems to lack direction) do you actually have an opinion?
FAO An alternative view Apart from the rant (which seems to lack direction) do you actually have an opinion? GuyNic
  • Score: 4

6:59am Sat 26 Jul 14

Dengie D says...

Well said Paultheuver1!

Have you being drinking An alternative view? As that was rather bizarre.
Well said Paultheuver1! Have you being drinking An alternative view? As that was rather bizarre. Dengie D
  • Score: 1

4:03pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Treeman1963 says...

An alternative view wrote:
3 houses I and my wife have owned since the age of 21 (when I a lowly truck driver), each house was built after I was born, and each house was on an estate that the whiners didn't want built.

Today, there is no way I'd be able to afford a house in my hometown if i "only" drove a truck at the age of 21, which of these many empty houses and brown field sites could I afford to live on? There are a lot of grey haired arm chair experts in this district who vote BNP and don't give a toss about future generations (although they'll say they're saving the odd farmers field for future generations to stare at when they come to visit as they've moved far away to more forward thinking towns)

Its purely selfish,
I don't want to see it,
I don't want busy roads,
I want open space,
I want it .,. but somewhere else,
I don't want my house price to fall,
It's a all them immigrants fault (who are now driving the trucks that our kids can't drive cos it don't pay enough
and then we have the utterly ridiculous and unachievable "I'l accept it if they build a railway station"

So keep protesting, and hopefully you'll be gone by the time your future generations can't afford to live near you to wipe your arses and feed you, that's if the developers have made enough money to keep your pension scheme buoyant
Well said.
[quote][p][bold]An alternative view[/bold] wrote: 3 houses I and my wife have owned since the age of 21 (when I a lowly truck driver), each house was built after I was born, and each house was on an estate that the whiners didn't want built. Today, there is no way I'd be able to afford a house in my hometown if i "only" drove a truck at the age of 21, which of these many empty houses and brown field sites could I afford to live on? There are a lot of grey haired arm chair experts in this district who vote BNP and don't give a toss about future generations (although they'll say they're saving the odd farmers field for future generations to stare at when they come to visit as they've moved far away to more forward thinking towns) Its purely selfish, I don't want to see it, I don't want busy roads, I want open space, I want it .,. but somewhere else, I don't want my house price to fall, It's a all them immigrants fault (who are now driving the trucks that our kids can't drive cos it don't pay enough and then we have the utterly ridiculous and unachievable "I'l accept it if they build a railway station" So keep protesting, and hopefully you'll be gone by the time your future generations can't afford to live near you to wipe your arses and feed you, that's if the developers have made enough money to keep your pension scheme buoyant[/p][/quote]Well said. Treeman1963
  • Score: -3

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