Angry residents pack out hall to fight housing allocations

Angry residents pack out hall to fight housing allocations

Angry residents pack out hall to fight housing allocations

First published in Local News by , Reporter

About 100 furious residents crowded into a packed-out hall to fight housing allocations in Heybridge.

Heybridge attended a meeting at Plantation Hall, in Colchester Road, on Sunday to voice their opinions on the 1,235 homes suggested for north Heybridge in Maldon District Council’s Local Development Plan (LDP).

In December, councillors decided to redistribute the 335 houses from the south Maldon “garden suburb”, which will now have 1,375 homes, to north Heybridge.

Numbers for both areas will not be finalised until a planning inspector considers the draft LDP later this year.

Holloway Road residents Susan and Bob Ryall, of Holloway Road, chaired the public meeting in the hope to get as many people as possible to stand up against the plans.

See this week's Standard for the full story.

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5:17pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Jack222 says...

Of course the NIMBY locals will whinge - but as a country we are chronically short of houses and have been since the 1980s. Where do this lot want their children to live? With them for all of their lives?

Build the houses.
Of course the NIMBY locals will whinge - but as a country we are chronically short of houses and have been since the 1980s. Where do this lot want their children to live? With them for all of their lives? Build the houses. Jack222
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9:00am Sun 2 Mar 14

An alternative view says...

Majority of them will be dead by the time the houses are built by the look of it....they fit the typical profile of the kind of people who fight new homes
Majority of them will be dead by the time the houses are built by the look of it....they fit the typical profile of the kind of people who fight new homes An alternative view
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