Tendring Euro Park at Horsley Cross 'could jeopardise Bathside Bay port development' claims Sarah Candy

FEARS have been raised that Bathside Bay port development could be put in jeopardy if land on the A120 was developed.

Inward investment boss Sarah Candy made the admission when a member of the public pleaded land at Horsley Cross was kept in the Local Plan. The document outlines areas for development over the next ten years.

Land owners wish to build an industrial estate on the farm land. It was added to the draft Local Plan at the eleventh hour.

At a public meeting with Tendring Council Council, Sarah Candy said: "The consultants at the time said if we allocated land along the A120 we are jeopardising Bathside Bay because that project can only happen if the A120 is dualled.

“Until it is worked out what upgrading the A120 means in terms of land we can’t move forward.”

Tendring Council leader Peter Halliday said he was confident plans for the industrial estate would be called in if he gave it the go ahead.

"I am fully confident the planning committee would approve the land but I am fully confident it will be called in [for public inquiry]," he said.

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10:45am Mon 25 Feb 13

jeffbridges says...

Oh come on,
"FEARS have been raised that Bathside Bay port development could be put in jeopardy if land on the A120 was developed."
Bathside Bay was and still is the joke of our century.
With FLX underperforming daily, and non performing in high winds, and the new super port (Thamesport) just about to open soon,
will Bathside Bay ever get built.
All that Bathside Bay ever achieved for TDC was a motley collection of overpaid officers, there own office and the titles that went with it.
Bathside Bay was born out of one mans dreams, that turned into many mens frustrations, all performed in true Monty Python sketch style as in the dead parrot sketch.

Oh, the parrot is dead sir!
best bury the poor parrot,
along with the old torn & tattered plans of bathside bay.
Oh come on, "FEARS have been raised that Bathside Bay port development could be put in jeopardy if land on the A120 was developed." Bathside Bay was and still is the joke of our century. With FLX underperforming daily, and non performing in high winds, and the new super port (Thamesport) just about to open soon, will Bathside Bay ever get built. All that Bathside Bay ever achieved for TDC was a motley collection of overpaid officers, there own office and the titles that went with it. Bathside Bay was born out of one mans dreams, that turned into many mens frustrations, all performed in true Monty Python sketch style as in the dead parrot sketch. Oh, the parrot is dead sir! best bury the poor parrot, along with the old torn & tattered plans of bathside bay. jeffbridges

5:22pm Mon 25 Feb 13

bloke down the pub says...

This development would Kill off Harwich and Dovercourt completely. Use it to build a Marena, A Nautical Museum, A sailing school. A container base employing 15/20 people ,tops.Would drive visitors and residents out of the area.When Thamesport opens It will kill off Tilbury. So what chance Bathside.
This development would Kill off Harwich and Dovercourt completely. Use it to build a Marena, A Nautical Museum, A sailing school. A container base employing 15/20 people ,tops.Would drive visitors and residents out of the area.When Thamesport opens It will kill off Tilbury. So what chance Bathside. bloke down the pub

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