Plans submitted for 48 homes at derelict Heybridge site that once housed cannabis factory

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Developers have submitted plans for 48 homes at a disused site that once housed a cannabis factory.

Bellway Homes, which held a public consultation in October, hopes to redevelop Bridge House in Hall Road, Heybridge.

It was previously occupied by printing company Bridge Communications until early 2010 and was then let short term until November that year, when police carried out a drugs raid.

They found 8,000 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of £2million.

Bellway plans a mix of one, two and three bedroom houses and flats, 14 of them affordable.

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10:12pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Jack222 says...

Excellent use of a brownfield site.
Excellent use of a brownfield site. Jack222

11:04am Sat 14 Dec 13

An alternative view says...

Trouble here will be its surrounded by existing industrial use, so there will be mucho bleating when buyers realise there's a waste transfer station 300yards away across the estuary, early morning transport operations even closer and a wood yard on the other side of the road.... so prepare for grief local businesses
Trouble here will be its surrounded by existing industrial use, so there will be mucho bleating when buyers realise there's a waste transfer station 300yards away across the estuary, early morning transport operations even closer and a wood yard on the other side of the road.... so prepare for grief local businesses An alternative view

6:04pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Regbluebottle says...

An alternative view wrote:
Trouble here will be its surrounded by existing industrial use, so there will be mucho bleating when buyers realise there's a waste transfer station 300yards away across the estuary, early morning transport operations even closer and a wood yard on the other side of the road.... so prepare for grief local businesses
I'd imagine that any potential buyers would notice these, hardly difficult to miss.

If it goes ahead it will put more on the already busy Heybridge Street, but as Jack says, it's a good use of land.
[quote][p][bold]An alternative view[/bold] wrote: Trouble here will be its surrounded by existing industrial use, so there will be mucho bleating when buyers realise there's a waste transfer station 300yards away across the estuary, early morning transport operations even closer and a wood yard on the other side of the road.... so prepare for grief local businesses[/p][/quote]I'd imagine that any potential buyers would notice these, hardly difficult to miss. If it goes ahead it will put more on the already busy Heybridge Street, but as Jack says, it's a good use of land. Regbluebottle

6:06pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Regbluebottle says...

Correction:

' more STRAIN on the already busy Heybridge Street.'
Correction: ' more STRAIN on the already busy Heybridge Street.' Regbluebottle

5:45pm Sun 15 Dec 13

An alternative view says...

The people that moved in to the Lakes development managed to miss the waste transfer station...
The people that moved in to the Lakes development managed to miss the waste transfer station... An alternative view

10:51am Mon 16 Dec 13

Dengie D says...

It’s not only the smell and noise from nearby industry, it’s also the anti social and poor lifestyle that these new estates offer its’ residents, no privacy as the houses are so cramped together, the daily frustration caused by inadequate parking, no community spirit as the occupants will only stay a few years as there are no parks or facilities for children to play in added to the dangers of lorries servicing the other industrial units on Hall rd. So given all the disadvantages I expect MDC will give this estate the green light.

These houses are not needed, what is needed is control over the number of people migrating to this country.
It’s not only the smell and noise from nearby industry, it’s also the anti social and poor lifestyle that these new estates offer its’ residents, no privacy as the houses are so cramped together, the daily frustration caused by inadequate parking, no community spirit as the occupants will only stay a few years as there are no parks or facilities for children to play in added to the dangers of lorries servicing the other industrial units on Hall rd. So given all the disadvantages I expect MDC will give this estate the green light. These houses are not needed, what is needed is control over the number of people migrating to this country. Dengie D

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