Villagers set up action group to influence new housing development in Mayland

Hedgehog Development speaks to residents in Mayland about new housing off Nipsells Chase

Hedgehog Development speaks to residents in Mayland about new housing off Nipsells Chase

First published in Local News by , Reporter

Villagers have formed an action group to influence the way a new development for up to 150 houses is built.

Residents in Mayland and Maylandsea want to make sure that the houses and community facilities, including an indoor gym and village green, are built “in the right way” for the area.

Hedgehog Development met with residents last week to present two designs from 115 to 150 houses at Nipsells Farm, off Nipsells Chase in Mayland.

Peter Wislocki, a spokesman for the Southend-based firm, said that he was met with “hostility” when the designs were presented at the Henry Samuel hall in Steeple Road, last Wednesday.

He said: “The neighbours and residents are extremely interested in the development, which is not to say that there is a degree of hostility on the part of a few and there are strong reservations on the parts of others."

See this week's MBS for the full story.

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12:59pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Jay the Cabbie says...

Not factually correct, the residents that attended the meeting were OPPOSED to the development on the whole.
Please take time to view the comments page of the website www.maylandactiongro
up.co.uk to see the views of local residents, you will see that we are against any kind of large scale development that will totally change the dynamics of our village.
Not factually correct, the residents that attended the meeting were OPPOSED to the development on the whole. Please take time to view the comments page of the website www.maylandactiongro up.co.uk to see the views of local residents, you will see that we are against any kind of large scale development that will totally change the dynamics of our village. Jay the Cabbie
  • Score: 11

2:15pm Fri 24 Jan 14

faye higginson says...

This story has been altered to suit the developers view and help the planning of this massive development go through. This development will almost instantly increase the population of the village by 10%. The strain that will put on the general (already strained) infrastructure of the VILLAGE (being the key word here) is incredible. Valid questions were asked at the meeting and the developer had absolutely no answers. It was very difficult in fact to get him to give a definitive answer to anything.

Add to this that he has admitted the underhanded survey that they sent out was pointed and therefore loaded to account for positive views and not negative views will be presented to MDC as a statement in favour of this development! And - on top of this MDC had already disregarded Mayland as a development areabut now the land that now appears suitable for development is the land of a councillors close family.
This story has been altered to suit the developers view and help the planning of this massive development go through. This development will almost instantly increase the population of the village by 10%. The strain that will put on the general (already strained) infrastructure of the VILLAGE (being the key word here) is incredible. Valid questions were asked at the meeting and the developer had absolutely no answers. It was very difficult in fact to get him to give a definitive answer to anything. Add to this that he has admitted the underhanded survey that they sent out was pointed and therefore loaded to account for positive views and not negative views will be presented to MDC as a statement in favour of this development! And - on top of this MDC had already disregarded Mayland as a development areabut now the land that now appears suitable for development is the land of a councillors close family. faye higginson
  • Score: 8

6:50pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Helenward says...

This article is absolute rubbish!! Was the journalist at a completely different meeting? The residents of Mayland were AGAINST this development! What was the point in the journalist talking to various residents and attending the meeting if she was just going to write it from the developers view? I thought journalism was meant to be impartial and about facts, but this article has proved me wrong!!!
This article is absolute rubbish!! Was the journalist at a completely different meeting? The residents of Mayland were AGAINST this development! What was the point in the journalist talking to various residents and attending the meeting if she was just going to write it from the developers view? I thought journalism was meant to be impartial and about facts, but this article has proved me wrong!!! Helenward
  • Score: 6

9:58am Sat 25 Jan 14

sqeaky says...

I was present a the meeting and I think the article written was representative of what happened that evening. Mr Wisloki had plenty of answers but there were also some questions he could not clarify at this moment. It was all very interesting, some of the people against the proposed build were extremely hostile and I got the impression that any one interested in or for the development would have been too intimidated to comment.
I was present a the meeting and I think the article written was representative of what happened that evening. Mr Wisloki had plenty of answers but there were also some questions he could not clarify at this moment. It was all very interesting, some of the people against the proposed build were extremely hostile and I got the impression that any one interested in or for the development would have been too intimidated to comment. sqeaky
  • Score: 0

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