Southminster villagers up in arms over new housing development

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Protesters by Steeple Road Protesters by Steeple Road

Angry villagers are outraged over plans to build more than 100 homes in a farmer’s field.

Along with other planned housing, almost 500 new homes could be built in Southminster.

About 200 people packed out the parish rooms, in Queensborough Road, last Wednesday to discuss the intention of building 128 houses at Theedham’s Farm, in Scotts Hill, opposite land already allocated for 117 houses.

A planning application has yet to be submitted to Maldon District Council.

As well as proposals to build the two-bed, three-bed and four-bed houses, the plans include a bypass leading north from the roundabout to Steeple Road, provision of a shop and site set aside for a medical centre.

As part of the plans, Steeple Road will become a cul-de-sac and the bypass will link to upper Steeple Road.

See this week's Standard for the full story.

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5:10pm Sun 6 Apr 14

Jack222 says...

Obviously the NIMBYs don't understand that the country needs more houses - and that includes here.
Obviously the NIMBYs don't understand that the country needs more houses - and that includes here. Jack222
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8:06am Mon 7 Apr 14

Latchingdon says...

Yet another tiresome comment from Jack. Perhaps these people have valid reasons to object to another 500 homes being built.
Can the Southminster infrastructure support these homes? The roads in and out of the Dengie certainly can’t support more traffic!
The local councils can’t even fill in the pots holes…. Let alone build a new road!
Yet another tiresome comment from Jack. Perhaps these people have valid reasons to object to another 500 homes being built. Can the Southminster infrastructure support these homes? The roads in and out of the Dengie certainly can’t support more traffic! The local councils can’t even fill in the pots holes…. Let alone build a new road! Latchingdon
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10:28am Mon 7 Apr 14

Opsiomath says...

Given that Maldon District Council said consistently in successive iterations of their Local Development Plan that Southminster wasn't suitable for ANY development, it's amazing how many proposals are now at varying stages in the approval pipeline. I think they now well out number the 450 extra houses that were proposed for Burnham. I think all of this again demonstrates how poor the analysis behind the LDP actually is
Given that Maldon District Council said consistently in successive iterations of their Local Development Plan that Southminster wasn't suitable for ANY development, it's amazing how many proposals are now at varying stages in the approval pipeline. I think they now well out number the 450 extra houses that were proposed for Burnham. I think all of this again demonstrates how poor the analysis behind the LDP actually is Opsiomath
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