Thousands of New Houses West of
News Update October 8th 2007 – revised October 13th 2007
In this update:
Thousands of Houses possible in
Yes, “thousands of new houses west of
The Inspector was pressing to know what would happen if for some reason the Greater Beaulieu Park development did not go ahead at the rate or in the numbers proposed in the Core Strategy LDF document. Would the Council consider putting some houses at Boreham Airfield for example?
Derek Stebbing was emphatic that could not and would not be done. He then stated that in his opinion there is room for thousands of homes west of
As your chairman I was sitting at the Examination and said how alarmed I was that CBC are going to spoil more Greenfield land west of Chelmsford, ruin the Chelmer Valley and not use already spoiled land at Boreham Airfield.
The CBC argue that when gravel extraction was permitted at Boreham, a condition was attached requiring the site to be restored at end-of-life for recreational purposes. However, in an exactly parallel case at the Gravel extraction on Essex Regiment Way the same CBC have set aside that requirement to return the area to recreational use in favour of granting permission for a half-a-million square feet of Car Auction site employing around 500 people.
The cat is now out of the bag. NAG have said all along that the
What can we do now?
Make a great fuss in the Essex Chronicle by writing letters and complaining about this long-term notion that there may be thousands of new homes west of
The North Chelmsford Area Action Plan has been published for consultation. It is available here: http://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=14326 Please do study it carefully. NAG have not yet decided if we will hold any further public meetings. What do you think?
Respond to the
- however, it does not provide space to answer question 16 & 17. So you will have to send in a paper response.
- The closing date for responses is: Tuesday 30th October 2007 by 4.45 pm.
- We are able to offer comments and suggested responses to the North Chelmsford Area Action Plan if you request them by email. But then you probably know the answers anyway!
Broadcast far and wide to your friends just how awful is this prospect of a vast new expanse of houses in Greater Beaulieu Park and ‘thousands more’ west of
Please recruit new members for NAG. While we have no party-political ambitions whatsoever, it is clear that the public meeting in
We enjoy working together – thank you all!
Chairman Chelmsford North Action Group on behalf of our core Exec Team.