Plans for two dozen new homes rejected by parish council

Residents Tracey Silcock,Kevin Knight and Nicky Middleton are unhappy with the planned new houses

Residents Tracey Silcock,Kevin Knight and Nicky Middleton are unhappy with the planned new houses

First published in Local News

Parish councillors have rejected a proposal for two dozen new homes because 27 houses are already being built in the village.

The Dean and Chapter of St Paul’s Cathedral, which owns the land, hopes to build 24 houses at Tillingham Hall Farm in North Street, Tillingham.

Robert Harvey, Chairman of Tillingham Parish Council, said “The parish council, in a majority decision, voted against the proposals.

“We are aware that there is a good deal of concern in the village about this.”

Resident Tracey Silcock, 44, an event manager, of North Street, said:

"I have to put in planning applications to change anything about my house, how are they able to build 24 new homes, in a conservation area, straight away?"

 

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2:00pm Fri 23 May 14

Opsiomath says...

Should the Church of England really be trying to profiteer by building unwanted extra houses in a conservation area? .. God and Mammon come to mind
Should the Church of England really be trying to profiteer by building unwanted extra houses in a conservation area? .. God and Mammon come to mind Opsiomath
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2:28pm Fri 23 May 14

Jack222 says...

NIMBYs. Listen to the Governor of the Bank of England - we need hundreds of thousand new homes built in this country....
NIMBYs. Listen to the Governor of the Bank of England - we need hundreds of thousand new homes built in this country.... Jack222
  • Score: -2

2:29pm Fri 23 May 14

Jack222 says...

Church of England? Building homes for the homeless...
Church of England? Building homes for the homeless... Jack222
  • Score: 0

2:34pm Fri 23 May 14

El Presendente says...

"I have to put in planning applications to change anything about my house, how are they able to build 24 new homes, in a conservation area, straight away?"

Easy..... It's not what you know, it's who you know, the spin-doctors of these development company's have the patter with the district planners off to a fine art 'maybe' even a few 'sweeteners' get used from time to time....It's the way of the world it's been going on since the stone-age.

Anyway, well done your parish councillors, the town councillors in Burnham seem to have buried their heads in the sand over the Burnham West saga, put it this way they don't appear to be supporting the people that are against these wholesale developments which appear to have been decided by randomly sticking a pin in a map of the Dengie.
"I have to put in planning applications to change anything about my house, how are they able to build 24 new homes, in a conservation area, straight away?" Easy..... It's not what you know, it's who you know, the spin-doctors of these development company's have the patter with the district planners off to a fine art 'maybe' even a few 'sweeteners' get used from time to time....It's the way of the world it's been going on since the stone-age. Anyway, well done your parish councillors, the town councillors in Burnham seem to have buried their heads in the sand over the Burnham West saga, put it this way they don't appear to be supporting the people that are against these wholesale developments which appear to have been decided by randomly sticking a pin in a map of the Dengie. El Presendente
  • Score: 4

3:13pm Fri 23 May 14

Opsiomath says...

Jack222 - 'Church of England - Homes for the Homeles's - Yes, but only these poor people can afford houses of £359, 00- £500, 000
Jack222 - 'Church of England - Homes for the Homeles's - Yes, but only these poor people can afford houses of £359, 00- £500, 000 Opsiomath
  • Score: 2

3:14pm Fri 23 May 14

Opsiomath says...

Jack222 - 'Church of England - Homes for the Homeless? - Yes, but only these poor potential house-buyers can afford homes of £359, 00- £500, 000
Jack222 - 'Church of England - Homes for the Homeless? - Yes, but only these poor potential house-buyers can afford homes of £359, 00- £500, 000 Opsiomath
  • Score: 0

10:02pm Fri 23 May 14

Wilhemena says...

Oh and then they will destroy 27 mature trees in a conservation area how do they manage to get away with this? The rest of us can't chop a branch off without a rumpus.. I don't relish the chaos on the roads which are dangerous enough with all the agricultural and gravel pit traffic.
Oh and then they will destroy 27 mature trees in a conservation area how do they manage to get away with this? The rest of us can't chop a branch off without a rumpus.. I don't relish the chaos on the roads which are dangerous enough with all the agricultural and gravel pit traffic. Wilhemena
  • Score: 4

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