Braintree: Anger over potential housing in village

Braintree and Witham Times: Some of the residents worried about potential new housing in Coggeshall Some of the residents worried about potential new housing in Coggeshall

Pockets of land put forward for potential housing in an historic village have caused concern.

Braintree Council has earmarked one area of land in Cookfield, off East Street, Coggeshall, for up to 12 houses.

However, developers and landowners have suggested another 17 alternative sites, including recreation land at Vicarage Field, open land beside the bypass, and sites off East Street and West Street.

It is part of the latest stage of the council’s Local Development Framework, the Draft Site Allocations and Development Management Plan, which is currently open to public consultation.

A Braintree Council spokesman confirmed it was proposing only the one site at Cookfield.

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4:40pm Mon 4 Feb 13

artdecofan says...

We all need to be extremely vigilant about these proposed Developments that are threatening our countryside all over North Essex.

Apparently, the best way to do this is to "Comment" on the Applications that you do not agree with on the Braintree District Council Web-Site, and go to the "Site Allocations and Development Management Plan" section, and follow the instructions.

Hopefully, we can stop North Essex becoming another Basildon (extension of London with nightmare Social Housing, and all the horrific associated drug use etc).
We all need to be extremely vigilant about these proposed Developments that are threatening our countryside all over North Essex. Apparently, the best way to do this is to "Comment" on the Applications that you do not agree with on the Braintree District Council Web-Site, and go to the "Site Allocations and Development Management Plan" section, and follow the instructions. Hopefully, we can stop North Essex becoming another Basildon (extension of London with nightmare Social Housing, and all the horrific associated drug use etc). artdecofan
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10:28am Tue 5 Feb 13

The Yellow Peril says...

artdecofan wrote:
We all need to be extremely vigilant about these proposed Developments that are threatening our countryside all over North Essex. Apparently, the best way to do this is to "Comment" on the Applications that you do not agree with on the Braintree District Council Web-Site, and go to the "Site Allocations and Development Management Plan" section, and follow the instructions. Hopefully, we can stop North Essex becoming another Basildon (extension of London with nightmare Social Housing, and all the horrific associated drug use etc).
What like Witham has been allowed to become?
[quote][p][bold]artdecofan[/bold] wrote: We all need to be extremely vigilant about these proposed Developments that are threatening our countryside all over North Essex. Apparently, the best way to do this is to "Comment" on the Applications that you do not agree with on the Braintree District Council Web-Site, and go to the "Site Allocations and Development Management Plan" section, and follow the instructions. Hopefully, we can stop North Essex becoming another Basildon (extension of London with nightmare Social Housing, and all the horrific associated drug use etc).[/p][/quote]What like Witham has been allowed to become? The Yellow Peril
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2:24pm Tue 5 Feb 13

inexileinessex says...

And what like B'tree is fast becoming.

My wife calls a very well-known brand of moisturising cream the “Braintree Cream“….because that is what our postcode will probably be in 5 years’ time.

“Anyone can fall in love
That's the easy part you must keep it going
Anyone can fall in love
Over the years it has to keep growing
Sun and rain
Joy and pain….add nausea etc.
And what like B'tree is fast becoming. My wife calls a very well-known brand of moisturising cream the “Braintree Cream“….because that is what our postcode will probably be in 5 years’ time. “Anyone can fall in love That's the easy part you must keep it going Anyone can fall in love Over the years it has to keep growing Sun and rain Joy and pain….add nausea etc. inexileinessex
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11:28pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Keep Essex Green says...

Braintree Council admit that we are one of the fastest growing districts in the East of England !!!! I say "get out while you can" we will soon be another Basildon, Harlow etc etc.

Yes Braintree is a lovely place to live - if you have moved from East London, if you are from Braintree then things are getting worse!

STOP BUILDING ON OUR COUNTRYSIDE
Braintree Council admit that we are one of the fastest growing districts in the East of England !!!! I say "get out while you can" we will soon be another Basildon, Harlow etc etc. Yes Braintree is a lovely place to live - if you have moved from East London, if you are from Braintree then things are getting worse! STOP BUILDING ON OUR COUNTRYSIDE Keep Essex Green
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3:04pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Bit_Bytr says...

Witham has been like that for thirty or more years: Braintree? Well, I would argue about it being a "lovely place to live" regardless of where you're from. Nonetheless, where else are all these people gonna live if you don't build houses for them? Where are all those builders gonna work? Where is all the money gonna come from to support those construction companies?
Witham has been like that for thirty or more years: Braintree? Well, I would argue about it being a "lovely place to live" regardless of where you're from. Nonetheless, where else are all these people gonna live if you don't build houses for them? Where are all those builders gonna work? Where is all the money gonna come from to support those construction companies? Bit_Bytr
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