District could need more homes than 4,410 already earmarked warns planning inspector

Save Maldon Action Group are among residents' groups worried about the current plans for new homes

Save Maldon Action Group are among residents' groups worried about the current plans for new homes

First published in Local News

More houses are needed than the 4,410 already controversially earmarked for the district, claims a government-appointed inspector tasked with considering the plans.

David Vickery has called a meeting with Maldon District Council today to discuss his concerns that its Local Development Plan (LDP) is unsound.

He is also worried there is not money for the roads, flood alleviation schemes and other infrastructure needed to support the growth already planned for the district.

And he asked why no detail has been given about the future of St Peter’s Hospital.

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9:27am Thu 3 Jul 14

Jack222 says...

We need lots more homes; tweak the plans but build!
We need lots more homes; tweak the plans but build! Jack222
  • Score: -3

12:15pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Opsiomath says...

If the predicted collapse and withdrawal of the present MDC LDP Plan comes to pass, heads of both Officers and Councillors should roll

MDC are among the slowest district councils to finalise their plan, AND despite this it now looks as though they probably haven't adopted the correct process or analysis
If the predicted collapse and withdrawal of the present MDC LDP Plan comes to pass, heads of both Officers and Councillors should roll MDC are among the slowest district councils to finalise their plan, AND despite this it now looks as though they probably haven't adopted the correct process or analysis Opsiomath
  • Score: 2

2:21pm Thu 3 Jul 14

El Presendente says...

It's all very well for a government appointed inspector saying we need more home, but has he/she even bothered to physically go look to see where the greedy developers want to build them?

In the case of Burnham the infrastructure is simply not here to support wholesale rape, sorry development of green field sites, only last week I read (possibly) on the towns FB page that 18 tankers of partially treated sewage gets trucked out of Burnham each week and taken to Tilbury as the holding tanks are 'inadequate' and due to the location of the sewage works unlikely to be expanded.

This finally confirms what I've stated many times before as I often see/hear tankers rumbling up the High St in the early hours of the morning. If their wasn't an issue why is this done in a stealth like way ?

The road in/out has been highlighted for improvements pending a survey as reported in the MBS a few weeks ago, hopefully this will be done before there are any more accidents, and heaven forbid someone actually get killed.

At the end of the day 'if' Burnham was meant to be any bigger it would have happened before now when the World inc. Burnham was a far more prosperous place.

There are far more 'suitable' places to develop than the Dengie, however I guess the developers motive is they can command more bucks for property here, homes that locals won't be able to afford simply because the work/wages to pay a hefty mortgage isn't readily available.
It's all very well for a government appointed inspector saying we need more home, but has he/she even bothered to physically go look to see where the greedy developers want to build them? In the case of Burnham the infrastructure is simply not here to support wholesale rape, sorry development of green field sites, only last week I read (possibly) on the towns FB page that 18 tankers of partially treated sewage gets trucked out of Burnham each week and taken to Tilbury as the holding tanks are 'inadequate' and due to the location of the sewage works unlikely to be expanded. This finally confirms what I've stated many times before as I often see/hear tankers rumbling up the High St in the early hours of the morning. If their wasn't an issue why is this done in a stealth like way ? The road in/out has been highlighted for improvements pending a survey as reported in the MBS a few weeks ago, hopefully this will be done before there are any more accidents, and heaven forbid someone actually get killed. At the end of the day 'if' Burnham was meant to be any bigger it would have happened before now when the World inc. Burnham was a far more prosperous place. There are far more 'suitable' places to develop than the Dengie, however I guess the developers motive is they can command more bucks for property here, homes that locals won't be able to afford simply because the work/wages to pay a hefty mortgage isn't readily available. El Presendente
  • Score: 2

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