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Braintree: Landowners accused of 'scaremongering' over homes plan
12:30pm Sunday 17th March 2013 in News
A consortium hoping to build thousands of homes on the outskirts of Braintree has been accused of scaremongering.
Bradwell parish councillor Debbie Tyrie, chairman of the authority’s A120 committee, claimed there was more chance of Disneyland coming to Braintree than plans for 3,500 homes on the edge of town.
Gateway 120, a group of landowners, also wants to build a 7,500-home village next to Marks Tey and has offered to put £128million towards turning a nine-mile stretch of the A120 into a dual carriageway.
Hugh Crayston, director of Gateway 120, said: “Far from ‘scaremongering’, this is a promising plan that will benefit our local area with jobs, homes and fresh infrastructure.”