Mum to launch campaign group to save Braintree's green spaces

Braintree and Witham Times: Campaigners at the green space where houses are allocated for. Campaigners at the green space where houses are allocated for.

A mum-of-two is launching a campaign to keep green spaces near her Braintree home.

Emma Nicholson, 49, of Chapel Hill, hopes to petition against homes allocated for land at Braintree Town Football Club, Braintree Lawn Tennis Club and nearby over fears that fields and other green areas will be swallowed up.

In the current Local Development Framework (LDF), Braintree Council hopes to deliver 30 houses on a detached playing field at Chapel Hill and has suggested that land at the football and tennis club could house a combined 75 homes.

A potential £42million development in Panfield Lane could include 600 new homes, an extension to Springwood Industrial Estate and a new stadium for Braintree Town, prompting a move from the current stadium in Clockhouse Way.

Miss Nicholson, who works in retail management, described the allocations as “unfair”.

See this week's Braintree Times for the full story.

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10:20am Thu 12 Jun 14

Jack222 says...

And when her children grow up and cant live near her as there are a minimum of 200,00 house short in the UK each year will she change her mind?
And when her children grow up and cant live near her as there are a minimum of 200,00 house short in the UK each year will she change her mind? Jack222
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2:01pm Thu 12 Jun 14

cmills says...

Jack222 wrote:
And when her children grow up and cant live near her as there are a minimum of 200,00 house short in the UK each year will she change her mind?
Like a frog in heating water - slowly heating toup does not have the sense to jump out - The South East of England is one of the most overcrowded places on the planet now - ?- Time for the foreigners to go home ! There's no room here for non British citizens.
[quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: And when her children grow up and cant live near her as there are a minimum of 200,00 house short in the UK each year will she change her mind?[/p][/quote]Like a frog in heating water - slowly heating toup does not have the sense to jump out - The South East of England is one of the most overcrowded places on the planet now - ?- Time for the foreigners to go home ! There's no room here for non British citizens. cmills
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7:27am Sat 14 Jun 14

Fidget0610 says...

cmills wrote:
Jack222 wrote:
And when her children grow up and cant live near her as there are a minimum of 200,00 house short in the UK each year will she change her mind?
Like a frog in heating water - slowly heating toup does not have the sense to jump out - The South East of England is one of the most overcrowded places on the planet now - ?- Time for the foreigners to go home ! There's no room here for non British citizens.
I couldn't agree more! There wouldn't be a need to build so many new properties if half of them weren't just giving to people who don't originate from here! Britain needs to start looking after it's own for a change and the green spaces we have left!
[quote][p][bold]cmills[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: And when her children grow up and cant live near her as there are a minimum of 200,00 house short in the UK each year will she change her mind?[/p][/quote]Like a frog in heating water - slowly heating toup does not have the sense to jump out - The South East of England is one of the most overcrowded places on the planet now - ?- Time for the foreigners to go home ! There's no room here for non British citizens.[/p][/quote]I couldn't agree more! There wouldn't be a need to build so many new properties if half of them weren't just giving to people who don't originate from here! Britain needs to start looking after it's own for a change and the green spaces we have left! Fidget0610
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3:56pm Tue 17 Jun 14

R Souls says...

Good for her. Building on green spaces shouldn't happen until all the brownfield sites have been used up. Additionally there are loads of homes in the north lying empty. If people refuse to work and want to live on benefits, then they should be made to give up their council/housing association house and be moved up north where it is cheaper.
Good for her. Building on green spaces shouldn't happen until all the brownfield sites have been used up. Additionally there are loads of homes in the north lying empty. If people refuse to work and want to live on benefits, then they should be made to give up their council/housing association house and be moved up north where it is cheaper. R Souls
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4:36pm Wed 18 Jun 14

cmills says...

R Souls wrote:
Good for her. Building on green spaces shouldn't happen until all the brownfield sites have been used up. Additionally there are loads of homes in the north lying empty. If people refuse to work and want to live on benefits, then they should be made to give up their council/housing association house and be moved up north where it is cheaper.
There`s no jobs there either - what about a walled ghetto somewhere up north - ?
[quote][p][bold]R Souls[/bold] wrote: Good for her. Building on green spaces shouldn't happen until all the brownfield sites have been used up. Additionally there are loads of homes in the north lying empty. If people refuse to work and want to live on benefits, then they should be made to give up their council/housing association house and be moved up north where it is cheaper.[/p][/quote]There`s no jobs there either - what about a walled ghetto somewhere up north - ? cmills
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