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     OUR GREENBELT & GREEN FIELD AREAS

NEED PROTECTING FROM

NEEDLESS DEVELOPMENT  BY DEVELOPERS                  LOOKING TO USE  HOUSING TARGETS TO              OVER RULE GREENBELT PROTECTION, DESTROYING OUR BOROUGH TO TURN A PROFIT.

  

ABOVE is the Vision  of Daws  Heath if Council Officers and Barratt’s get their way.

Busy Roads.

Wind Turbine

Greenbelt lost .

Over Development .

Lack of Infrastructure .

Wildlife Destroyed .

Road  Hell.

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Text Box: LOCAL SITES  AT RISK
LAND NORTH OF DAWS HEATH ROAD
LAND NORTH OF KILN ROAD
CANVEY DUTCH VILLAGE
LAND EAST OF A130 “GLEEBLANDS”
JOTLANDS FARM

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Text Box: OTHER AREAS  AT RISK FROM GREENBELT DEVELOPMENT

ROCHFORD
BASILDON
WICKFORD
HAWKWELL
BRENTWOOD
COVENTRY

IN CASTLE POINT  COUNCILS OWN CONSULTATION  OF ITS RESIDENTS 86% SAID THEY WOULD RATHER NOT BUILD ON GREENBELT. LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE !  WE LIVE HERE , WE LIKE IT HERE  AS IT IS .

CALENDAR OF CASTLE POINTS COUNCIL MEETINGS

Most meetings  are at 7.30pm unless stated

For a FULL CALENDAR of COUNCIL MEETINGS click  HERE

The Daws Heath and Hadleigh Hands Off Our Greenbelt Campaign was started in 2008 when developers started to look to build new homes on our Greenbelt. We set up to protect the land North of Daws Heath Road and East of Rayleigh Road. This area is valuable greenbelt but developers had identified it as a potential site for new housing.

 

After much campaigning we saw the site removed from the Council Core Strategy document. Regrettably the planning inspector did not approve this document and the site along with others in Castle Point were again at risk from development. Indeed we have seen permission granted for some development but not on the land we are trying to protect.

We are constantly monitoring the situation and are involved in consultations with the Council as they look to put in place a new planning strategy.

We are a non political and independent group who support the other resident groups in Castle Point in their campaigns to save greenbelt, we have a structured committee and are active in pressurising our elected representatives and have a membership of over 2000+ people.

 

We endeavour to update this site on activity and hope you find the information on the site useful. If you support the campaigns to protect the greenbelt please make your feelings known to your MP, your Councillors and the Council Planning Department.  

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us. 

 

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DRAFT LOCAL PLAN Documentation  & Consultation

NO new news on Barratts  proposals for Daws Heath site (July 2015)

Local Plan discussions / debate continues with a Task & Finish Group .

PROPOSED BUILDING DEVELOPMENT FOR SOUTH EAST ESSEX

 

The full extent of proposed new house building in our area is laid bare by research by the South East Essex Action Group Alliance. If all our local council’s plans materialise over  70,000 new homes will be built between Thurrock  and Southend over the next 16 years. That’s equivalent to 5 towns the size of Billericay or Rayleigh or almost two Basildon’s. Many of these new houses will be built on our Green Belt. The map at www.seeaga.uk gives the details.

 

In David Cameron’s locality the 13,000 homes of the new Garden City near Bicester will be built with all necessary infrastructures and at Northstowe in Cambridgeshire the first building to be erected in the new 10,000 home town is a school.

 

Here in South East Essex the 70,000 new homes will be built field by field onto already overstretched infrastructure, with little hope of improvements for existing residents, let alone such a large scale influx of new inhabitants. Just imagine another 100,000 extra cars trying to use the A12,A13 and A127, or the impact of 15,000 new residents on the chances of a seat on the train to London or the waiting time for a hospital appointment.

 

The country needs new homes but drip feeding new builds in a haphazard manner in an already densely populated area with total disregard for the environment and living standards of current residents is not the way forward. South East Essex cannot take these numbers of new homes and it’s time our local and national politicians started to address the needs of their existing residents before bringing in even more.

THUNDERSLEY DAWS HEATH HADLEIGH

ACTION GROUP

HANDS OFF OUR GREEN BELT

01268 779835

UPDATE

A further application has been lodged for the Daws Heath land (450 homes on Cooks and Blakes  Farms) and we have been advised of a revised lesser scheme for Solby Farm of 60 houses from the White House up to Wyburn Road, nothing further has been heard about Brook Farm (no news is good news)

 

COUNCIL ACTION

The council have set a time scale of December 2015 to submit their finalised local plan for consultation in order to meet the 2017 deadline imposed by the Government. At present the council all party “Task and Finish Group” has been having regular meetings to decide where the houses should be built and is due to report to the full council shortly on its findings.

 

GROUP ACTION

Our group in one of fourteen local action groups which have combined under the banner of South East Essex Action Group Alliance (SEEAGA – WWW.seeaga.co..uk) to highlight the folly  of building 70000 houses between Southend and Thurrock mainly on Green Belt

 

PROPOSED ACTIONS

Over the next couple of months we need to raise our profile to make the council aware of our presence, numbers and unity whilst their deliberations are being finalised.

We ask you to e-mail, write or telephone your councillors to make them aware you object  to building on the  Greenbelt and that we are united in fighting to protect the Greenbelt in our area. Let them know that Castle Point has a predicted negative growth under the Natural Growth Statistics issued by the Central Statistics Office. Complain about the lack of infrastructure, schools, dentists , doctors, hospitals, transport etc which will be stretched if more houses are built locally. Tell them that our special semi-rural area of Daws Heath will be destroyed forever by over development putting the indigenous population  in the minority.

 

OTHER BUSINESS

We congratulate the Glebelands Group on their recent success when the developer withdrew from the appeal process. We offer Jotmans Farm Group support in their appeal to be held at Runnymede Hall/Council offices on  8-10 September and if anyone would like to attend they will be more than welcome.

All councillor e-mail addresses - Councillors@castlepoint.gov.uk

ANYONE WILLING TO BE CO-OPTED ON TO THE COMMITTEE PLEASE CONTACT ME

For and on behalf of Hands Off our Greenbelt

 

David Head

Please check the Castle Point web site  for up to date Local Plan info.

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On the 9th December 2015 the Council met to debate and vote on the Draft Local Plan housing numbers and locations.  Part of this debate would have been the advice and conclusion reached by the all party Task and Finish Group who have been looking at the plan proposals in detail for the past six months.

 

To remind you -  in our area the proposals for 450 houses to the land north of Daws Heath Road and 100 plus houses on each of Brook and Solby Farms to the East and West of Daws Heath Road. 

 

However before the debate started Councillor Bill Dick moved (Councillor Tom Skipp seconded) the following motion.

 

“In view of the majority recommendation from the Task and Finish group that they were unable to agree to development on green belt.  This Council therefore recommends we delete the controversial green belt sites from the plan and reinvestigate the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment.  This documentation to be used as a basis for producing our housing numbers, using sites identified for development in this documentation.”

 

As a result the Chairman adjourned the meeting so the Councillors could have time to debate Councillor Dicks motion and recommended a new meeting date at the end of January 2016.

 

Keep your eyes and ears open for the new date for this important meeting and attend in numbers to show our depth of feeling over the proposed housing numbers for our greenbelt.

 

Moving on -  there has been an application in detail made to the Council for 67 houses on the northern end of Solby Farm from the farm house up to Wyburn Road where the caravans are parked.

 

Objections to the scheme are to be received by the Council before 5/1/16 which does not give us much time.  Object in time if you can but do not be put off by the closing date.  Object as soon as you can.  Objections do not have to be long winded and technical objections on the grounds of lack of infrastructure or building on greenbelt are sufficient.