Community group loses fight to register land as village green

Teign Drive could be used as an access road for new housing developments

Teign Drive could be used as an access road for new housing developments

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A community action group has lost its fight to register an area of land near its estate as a village green.

Residents of Teign Road, Witham, applied for the measure in May 2013 after a housing development threatened to turn their quiet cul-de-sac into a busy access road.

Land off Blunts Hall Road, next to Teign Drive, had been earmarked for a development of 50 new houses as part of Braintree Council’s Local Development Framework.

Ken Davies, chairman of the Humber Road Estate Community Initiative, backed the move and said he was dissapointed village green status had not been accepted.

He said: “There seems to be no real reason why it shouldn’t have been granted. You have got to show that its been used for recreational purposes for 20 years and we have definitely shown that."

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12:48pm Sun 10 Aug 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

What a tragedy!

The much loved Humber Road 'Queen of the May' could have had a permanent pole erected there and danced around it to her heart's content 24/7.

Truly gutted!
What a tragedy! The much loved Humber Road 'Queen of the May' could have had a permanent pole erected there and danced around it to her heart's content 24/7. Truly gutted! OMPITA [Intl]
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5:20pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Jack222 says...

WE need new house more...
WE need new house more... Jack222
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9:51pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Kevman28 says...

It is quite obvious that no-one gives a monkeys about it becoming a 'village green' and it is a sorry attempt to stop the threat of residential expansion.
What would be a better idea would be for the council to flatten the whole ugly estate and replace it with more attractive housing.
It is quite obvious that no-one gives a monkeys about it becoming a 'village green' and it is a sorry attempt to stop the threat of residential expansion. What would be a better idea would be for the council to flatten the whole ugly estate and replace it with more attractive housing. Kevman28
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9:53pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Kevman28 says...

.....or maybe forget the housing and have one MASSIVE green.
.....or maybe forget the housing and have one MASSIVE green. Kevman28
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8:46am Mon 11 Aug 14

Bhudeeka says...

do they mean that bit of green in the picture? by all means keep it but it is not worthy of the tile they are after - we could use it for a burning pyre for stupid idiot commentators who are more interested in attacking other commentators than commenting onstories although any comments they make are uneducated, thick, stupid, moronic bring on the pyre for the idiots
do they mean that bit of green in the picture? by all means keep it but it is not worthy of the tile they are after - we could use it for a burning pyre for stupid idiot commentators who are more interested in attacking other commentators than commenting onstories although any comments they make are uneducated, thick, stupid, moronic bring on the pyre for the idiots Bhudeeka
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3:13pm Mon 11 Aug 14

keith_l says...

I would be more concerned about the additional traffic for the whole of Humber Road. It is already inadequate with the number of houses in the estate, and the large number of parked cars. You frequently have to stopp to allow cars the other way to pass, and if there are more than two or three cars in each direction then the passing places are not big enough and you have to back up. 50 houses probably means 100 extra cars, each going in and out at least once per day. And what about the construction traffic? The only solution would be double yellows down at least one side of the main drag, and then where would residents park?
I would be more concerned about the additional traffic for the whole of Humber Road. It is already inadequate with the number of houses in the estate, and the large number of parked cars. You frequently have to stopp to allow cars the other way to pass, and if there are more than two or three cars in each direction then the passing places are not big enough and you have to back up. 50 houses probably means 100 extra cars, each going in and out at least once per day. And what about the construction traffic? The only solution would be double yellows down at least one side of the main drag, and then where would residents park? keith_l
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11:35pm Mon 11 Aug 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

I don't think they'd give planning permission for a 'burning pyre' so close to the houses. Especially as it could present a bit of a nasty niff to the Humber Road residents under the normally prevailing south-westerly wind conditions.

Anyway aren't pyres supposed be erected on the banks of a River? Much better I would think if it could be placed in a nice little spot like down at the bottom of Blackwater Lane. What do you think of that Bhudeekins?
I don't think they'd give planning permission for a 'burning pyre' so close to the houses. Especially as it could present a bit of a nasty niff to the Humber Road residents under the normally prevailing south-westerly wind conditions. Anyway aren't pyres supposed be erected on the banks of a River? Much better I would think if it could be placed in a nice little spot like down at the bottom of Blackwater Lane. What do you think of that Bhudeekins? OMPITA [Intl]
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