Residents worry village infrastructure will not cope with more new homes

The land, opposite Burnham Cemetery, is currently fields

The land, opposite Burnham Cemetery, is currently fields

First published in North Essex

Angry residents are worried road networks and village infrastructure will not be able to cope with eighty new homes.

Gladman Developments have launched a public consultation on their proposal for eighty new homes, a shop and ‘open space’ on land off Southminster Road, opposite Burnham Cemetery.

The land is currently used for fields.

Gladman Developments claim Maldon District Council are unable to identify sufficient housing sites in the district to meet their housing requirements.

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10:24am Thu 28 Aug 14

El Presendente says...

Let's face it anyone with an once of savvy in Maldon's planning department will realise that the roads in the Dengie are woefully inadequate for the current volume of traffic, never mind potentially adding more to the mix both during and after any proposed construction.

This is further endorsed by the number of accidents that occur annually locally including a recent spate of HGV's toppling over, all of which have blocked a (if not) the major route into and out of the Dengie, further compounded on one occasion at the beginning of the summer with a serious RTA involving a motorcyclist on the other, which in effectively cut-off the area for a time whilst the emergency services dealt with both simultaneously. It's happened once, the law of averages states it'll happen again, with or without improved road surfaces, signage & markings.

Only yesterday afternoon when returning from Southminster at Eve's Corner I was forced to serve to a stop to avoid a collision with a HGV that was clearly going faster than the permitted 30mph and also driving across the central markings due to its speed, size and length.

“ Gladman Developments claim Maldon District Council are unable to identify sufficient housing sites in the district to meet their housing requirements.”

Surely MDC should be dictating to any developers and not vice-versa, because lets face it developers will pick 'prime' locations like (example) Burnham so they can get more buck per brick, especially if any potential large scale (80 homes) happens to have open field views or be located near the estuary.

And no its no NIMBY'ism on my behalf as I've said all along when MBS highlight residents concerns with news articles like this, the infrastructure (road/rail/sewers etc.) is not adequate for the current volume of inhabitants, never mind the lack of local employment opportunity's which in turn adds to the overall volume of commuting traffic because not a week goes past without delays on the trains & buses.
Let's face it anyone with an once of savvy in Maldon's planning department will realise that the roads in the Dengie are woefully inadequate for the current volume of traffic, never mind potentially adding more to the mix both during and after any proposed construction. This is further endorsed by the number of accidents that occur annually locally including a recent spate of HGV's toppling over, all of which have blocked a (if not) the major route into and out of the Dengie, further compounded on one occasion at the beginning of the summer with a serious RTA involving a motorcyclist on the other, which in effectively cut-off the area for a time whilst the emergency services dealt with both simultaneously. It's happened once, the law of averages states it'll happen again, with or without improved road surfaces, signage & markings. Only yesterday afternoon when returning from Southminster at Eve's Corner I was forced to serve to a stop to avoid a collision with a HGV that was clearly going faster than the permitted 30mph and also driving across the central markings due to its speed, size and length. “ Gladman Developments claim Maldon District Council are unable to identify sufficient housing sites in the district to meet their housing requirements.” Surely MDC should be dictating to any developers and not vice-versa, because lets face it developers will pick 'prime' locations like (example) Burnham so they can get more buck per brick, especially if any potential large scale (80 homes) happens to have open field views or be located near the estuary. And no its no NIMBY'ism on my behalf as I've said all along when MBS highlight residents concerns with news articles like this, the infrastructure (road/rail/sewers etc.) is not adequate for the current volume of inhabitants, never mind the lack of local employment opportunity's which in turn adds to the overall volume of commuting traffic because not a week goes past without delays on the trains & buses. El Presendente
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3:12pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Grumpy36 says...

Spot on!
That's where we are going wrong.....expecting MDC planning dept to have an ounce of savvy!!!!
Spot on! That's where we are going wrong.....expecting MDC planning dept to have an ounce of savvy!!!! Grumpy36
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