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October 28th, 2012 |

What Could Really Happen In Our Green Belt

Last week we showed the following figures for proposed housing in the Green Belt:

However the document going to councillors at the moment says these are only minimum figures, the council may allow more houysing if required to meet our five year supply. So if houses don’t get built in one location they may get built in another!
Here’s how the new ‘maximum’ figures look:

- North of London Road :maximum of 1019 compared with the policy figure of   550

- West Rochford: maximum of 748  compared with the policy figure of 600
– South Hawkwell: maximum of 252 compared with the policy figure of 175
– East Ashingdon: maximum of 144  compared with the policy figure of 100
– South West Hullbridge: maximum of 614 compared with the policy figure of of 500
– South East Ashingdon :maximum of617 compared with the policy figure of of 500
– West Great Wakering :maximum of 341 compared with the policy figure of 250

That’s an especially alarming situation for Rawreth….. and for anyone who uses London Road or Rawreth Lane…

The overall housing figures for Hockley have already been dropped by 50. The council says “Community involvement has suggested that large-scale residential development of this site would not be appropriate, consequently fewer dwellings are envisaged.” That’s nice for Hockley..

4 Responses to “What Could Really Happen In Our Green Belt”

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    brian guyett:

    A few less houses for Hockley is indeed “nice” but the price we have to pay is a supermarket 6 TIMES as large as the present one! The ONLY road improvements being that RDC “considers” (i.e an unresearched wish) the Spa Roundabout can be widened to include slip lanes on the 3 main roads. Residents do not believe this is physically possible on Spa Road because of the existing narrow pavement. So potential for better east/west traffic movement but greater delays in trying to turn right from Spa Road across the traffic.
    There doesn’t seem to be any extra parking for all the extra customers of the enlarged supermarket, so traffic chaos in Spa Road.
    So road chaos is the price but at least traffic jams will be consistent across the District!

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    Another View – What Could Really Happen to Our Green Belt? | The Rochford Independent:

    [...] published an interesting article called “What Could Really Happen In Our Green Belt” at http://onlinefocus.org/?p=11420  “OnlineFOCUS – News and Stuff For Rochford [...]

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    John Mason:

    As the automatic posting above reveals I have just published “Another View” on this subject at http://rochfordessex.com. Cheers, John

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    The Council Press Forward With Their Development Strategy « onlineFOCUS – News and Stuff For Rochford District:

    [...] alarming phrases that mentioned a lot more  potential housing were all removed. It seems that some of the Conservatives were as concerned as we were. So, for [...]

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