Sounds Like An “Interesting” Meeting…

Michael Hoy writes about the latest Hullbridge Parish Council meeting here.

Clearly there were some disagreements on local Hullbridge issues – Michael describes the meeting as backward looking! But on the big issue of the night:

The most important matter, the housing allocation for the 500 houses to the West of Hullbridge, was also discussed. The Parish Council is a consultee on the proposals and responded with the following points, stating the policy;

conflicted with community cohesion
lacked infrastructure planning, re water, sewage & transport
lacked integrated transport planning
was confusing over whether 2015 start or 2021 start (it is very clear that all the documents state a 2015 start so we are not sure why there is any confusion)
The surprise was the Portfolio Holder in charge of the Allocations proposals, Cllr Keith Hudson, suggesting a new access road to the Beeches Road/Watery Lane junction from Malyons Lane. To us this would put Hullbridge right in the middle of a rat run with the traffic now using Watery Lane (plus additional traffic attracted by the better road) using the route through Hullbridge increasing the traffic flow along Ferry Road 10 fold and that along Malyons Lane 100 fold. A mad idea.