UKIP call for residents to get vote on huge housing developments amid Aveley homes opposition

Braintree and Witham Times: Michael Heaver, Tim Aker, Stuart Agnew MEP, Patrick O’Flynn, Councillor Peter Reeve and Mark Hughes Michael Heaver, Tim Aker, Stuart Agnew MEP, Patrick O’Flynn, Councillor Peter Reeve and Mark Hughes

UKIP’s head of policy believes residents should be allowed to vote on large planning proposals, such as the mammoth application to build 501 homes in Aveley.

Tim Aker, who lives in Aveley, made the comments as UKIP declared their opposition to the plans at the former London Fire Brigade Sports and Social Club, which are currently with the secretary of state.

Party members, including Aveley and Uplands ward councillor Robert Ray have written to Ed Pickles, the secretary of state.

Opponents to the plans, which were approved at a planning meeting last month, are nervously waiting to see if Mr Pickles will rubberstamp the plans.

Voicing his opposition, Mr Aker said: “The only way to settle these development issues is at the ballot box. Local residents must be allowed to have a say on large scale developments that will change the shape and character of their communities. I remember Aveley being a village. These developments will irreversibly change the community.”

Mr Ray said: “501 homes off Purfleet Road is completely unacceptable. The local infrastructure and services can’t cope and the people haven’t been consulted.”

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10:18am Thu 26 Dec 13

Jack222 says...

And yet another silly short-sighted UKIP policy. The proposal should be viewed in its entirety, not by the NIMBY lot . All of the country is short of housing and of course everyone wants it built somewhere else. We all have to take some development so our children have somewhere to live.
And yet another silly short-sighted UKIP policy. The proposal should be viewed in its entirety, not by the NIMBY lot . All of the country is short of housing and of course everyone wants it built somewhere else. We all have to take some development so our children have somewhere to live. Jack222

7:42pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Bernard 87 says...

UKIP are definitely on to something here.
UKIP are definitely on to something here. Bernard 87

3:11pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Crocodile_Gunn_D says...

Jack222 wrote:
And yet another silly short-sighted UKIP policy. The proposal should be viewed in its entirety, not by the NIMBY lot . All of the country is short of housing and of course everyone wants it built somewhere else. We all have to take some development so our children have somewhere to live.
Were it not for the massive increase in population from abroad we would not need new housing on this scale. The urgency for property is amply demonstrated by the insidious "Bedroom Tax", what do you really think is behind that?
[quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: And yet another silly short-sighted UKIP policy. The proposal should be viewed in its entirety, not by the NIMBY lot . All of the country is short of housing and of course everyone wants it built somewhere else. We all have to take some development so our children have somewhere to live.[/p][/quote]Were it not for the massive increase in population from abroad we would not need new housing on this scale. The urgency for property is amply demonstrated by the insidious "Bedroom Tax", what do you really think is behind that? Crocodile_Gunn_D

6:59am Wed 8 Jan 14

lynda waltho says...

Wot...no women objecting ....or don't UKIP have any?
Wot...no women objecting ....or don't UKIP have any? lynda waltho

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