Fears 11,000 new homes along A120 could "bury countryside"

Halstead Gazette: Fears 11,000 new homes along A120 could "bury countryside" Fears 11,000 new homes along A120 could "bury countryside"

Residents fear treasured countryside could “all get buried under concrete” if a deal to inject millions of pounds into the dualling of the A120 and build thousands of new homes comes to fruition.

Crowds of residents packed Bradwell village hall to hear a heated discussion on the proposal, includind a new settlement on the outskirts of Braintree and another next to Marks Tey.

Renee Hockley-Byam, a member of Bradwell Parish Council’s A120 Committee, said: “We want to see the A120 dualled but don’t think it should be at the expense of extra houses and traffic.

“If the council went ahead with the deal, we would feel as though it was a sell out.”

 

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10:37am Thu 29 May 14

Jack222 says...

We need new houses. Build!

Real news - 'Residents fear the prices of their houses will not go up as much as they are doing if the shortages of houses in this country was solved so residents try to stop much needed new houses.'
We need new houses. Build! Real news - 'Residents fear the prices of their houses will not go up as much as they are doing if the shortages of houses in this country was solved so residents try to stop much needed new houses.' Jack222
  • Score: 3

11:05am Thu 29 May 14

artdecofan says...

I do not agree Jack222; we should not need THIS many houses; curb immigration, start putting some real limits on who can be in this country, and for how long, and the need for millions of new homes goes away. It would also deal with the horribly over-subscribed NHS, Schools,and road infrastructure.
I applaud Bradwell villagers for making a stand, and will do everything I can to help stop this atrocity. We already have a Plan for Housing Development in Braintree, which meets all the requirements for new homes; WE DON'T WANT OR NEED ANY MORE!!!!
I do not agree Jack222; we should not need THIS many houses; curb immigration, start putting some real limits on who can be in this country, and for how long, and the need for millions of new homes goes away. It would also deal with the horribly over-subscribed NHS, Schools,and road infrastructure. I applaud Bradwell villagers for making a stand, and will do everything I can to help stop this atrocity. We already have a Plan for Housing Development in Braintree, which meets all the requirements for new homes; WE DON'T WANT OR NEED ANY MORE!!!! artdecofan
  • Score: 3

11:21am Thu 29 May 14

Slowtrain says...

artdecofan wrote:
I do not agree Jack222; we should not need THIS many houses; curb immigration, start putting some real limits on who can be in this country, and for how long, and the need for millions of new homes goes away. It would also deal with the horribly over-subscribed NHS, Schools,and road infrastructure.
I applaud Bradwell villagers for making a stand, and will do everything I can to help stop this atrocity. We already have a Plan for Housing Development in Braintree, which meets all the requirements for new homes; WE DON'T WANT OR NEED ANY MORE!!!!
Actually we do need new houses, however this site may not be the best location. As for your comments on immigration are you still a member of the BNP?
[quote][p][bold]artdecofan[/bold] wrote: I do not agree Jack222; we should not need THIS many houses; curb immigration, start putting some real limits on who can be in this country, and for how long, and the need for millions of new homes goes away. It would also deal with the horribly over-subscribed NHS, Schools,and road infrastructure. I applaud Bradwell villagers for making a stand, and will do everything I can to help stop this atrocity. We already have a Plan for Housing Development in Braintree, which meets all the requirements for new homes; WE DON'T WANT OR NEED ANY MORE!!!![/p][/quote]Actually we do need new houses, however this site may not be the best location. As for your comments on immigration are you still a member of the BNP? Slowtrain
  • Score: 1

12:06pm Thu 29 May 14

Bhudeeka says...

we not want or need new houses I don't understand you English people - you don't have loads of children (unless on benefits of course!) so why you would want all these new builds is beyond me - when this country is full to capcity which it almost is where do you think your generations of children are going to live or don't you care? I for one will sit in if there is one and protest
we not want or need new houses I don't understand you English people - you don't have loads of children (unless on benefits of course!) so why you would want all these new builds is beyond me - when this country is full to capcity which it almost is where do you think your generations of children are going to live or don't you care? I for one will sit in if there is one and protest Bhudeeka
  • Score: -14

1:27pm Thu 29 May 14

inexileinessex says...

Slowtrain - Have you any evidence that artdecofan is a member of the British National Party..?
Slowtrain - Have you any evidence that artdecofan is a member of the British National Party..? inexileinessex
  • Score: 7

1:48pm Thu 29 May 14

keith_l says...

Bhudeeka wrote:
we not want or need new houses I don't understand you English people - you don't have loads of children (unless on benefits of course!) so why you would want all these new builds is beyond me - when this country is full to capcity which it almost is where do you think your generations of children are going to live or don't you care? I for one will sit in if there is one and protest
Because even if you don't have loads of children, the one, two or three that you do have will need somewhere to live and bring up their own children, and with increasing life expectancy I expect to occupy my own home for many more years.

However this many new houses in that area will place extra demand on the two-lane stretches of the A12 as well as the A120. This needs to be factored into the plans.
[quote][p][bold]Bhudeeka[/bold] wrote: we not want or need new houses I don't understand you English people - you don't have loads of children (unless on benefits of course!) so why you would want all these new builds is beyond me - when this country is full to capcity which it almost is where do you think your generations of children are going to live or don't you care? I for one will sit in if there is one and protest[/p][/quote]Because even if you don't have loads of children, the one, two or three that you do have will need somewhere to live and bring up their own children, and with increasing life expectancy I expect to occupy my own home for many more years. However this many new houses in that area will place extra demand on the two-lane stretches of the A12 as well as the A120. This needs to be factored into the plans. keith_l
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2:03pm Thu 29 May 14

Slowtrain says...

inexileinessex wrote:
Slowtrain - Have you any evidence that artdecofan is a member of the British National Party..?
There is a lot of bigoted rhetoric out there, people blaming hard working Eastern Europeans for taking our cleaning and fast food retail jobs, African doctors & health care workers and West Indian TFL workers, the simple fact is there is a so much white trash in this country that are too lazy to get work, are too comfortable on benefits. If hard working, tax paying people need housing....lets get building! Ask yourself next time you have toothache and your "bloody foreigner" dentist is there for you....is immigration good?
[quote][p][bold]inexileinessex[/bold] wrote: Slowtrain - Have you any evidence that artdecofan is a member of the British National Party..?[/p][/quote]There is a lot of bigoted rhetoric out there, people blaming hard working Eastern Europeans for taking our cleaning and fast food retail jobs, African doctors & health care workers and West Indian TFL workers, the simple fact is there is a so much white trash in this country that are too lazy to get work, are too comfortable on benefits. If hard working, tax paying people need housing....lets get building! Ask yourself next time you have toothache and your "bloody foreigner" dentist is there for you....is immigration good? Slowtrain
  • Score: 3

2:11pm Thu 29 May 14

R Souls says...

These houses are not needed. There is lots of new developments happening in Chelmsford, Braintree and Witham. It wont be long until all the towns in Essex becomes cities.

Whatever happens to the road, even it the A120 is dualled along its whole length, it will soon become not fit for purpose, just like the M245
These houses are not needed. There is lots of new developments happening in Chelmsford, Braintree and Witham. It wont be long until all the towns in Essex becomes cities. Whatever happens to the road, even it the A120 is dualled along its whole length, it will soon become not fit for purpose, just like the M245 R Souls
  • Score: 4

2:46pm Thu 29 May 14

artdecofan says...

With reference to earlier posts, I most certainly am NOT a BNP member, nor do I wish to be.
What I am, however, is incensed at these proposals for 11,000 (that's ELEVEN THOUSAND!!) new homes to be built on green-field, prime agricultural land, and WITHOUT the benefit of A120 dualling for many years. (Check "Gateway 120"s web-site; they will build the houses FIRST, then the road!!). Not ideal, and we have to lose all that ag. land into the bargain? NO THANKYOU!
With reference to earlier posts, I most certainly am NOT a BNP member, nor do I wish to be. What I am, however, is incensed at these proposals for 11,000 (that's ELEVEN THOUSAND!!) new homes to be built on green-field, prime agricultural land, and WITHOUT the benefit of A120 dualling for many years. (Check "Gateway 120"s web-site; they will build the houses FIRST, then the road!!). Not ideal, and we have to lose all that ag. land into the bargain? NO THANKYOU! artdecofan
  • Score: 4

4:25pm Thu 29 May 14

inexileinessex says...

Slowtrain – You didn’t answer my question.

Implying that someone is / was a member of the far right BNP is quite a nasty comment - especially when you have no evidence to back it up - I’d be very offended I’m someone had implied that to me.

I think the honourable thing to do would be for you to apologise to artdeco.

Oh…..FYI … I do have toothache at the moment & I’m off to see my foreign dentist tomorrow - you must Psych old boy.!!
Slowtrain – You didn’t answer my question. Implying that someone is / was a member of the far right BNP is quite a nasty comment - especially when you have no evidence to back it up - I’d be very offended I’m someone had implied that to me. I think the honourable thing to do would be for you to apologise to artdeco. Oh…..FYI … I do have toothache at the moment & I’m off to see my foreign dentist tomorrow - you must Psych old boy.!! inexileinessex
  • Score: 1

5:48pm Thu 29 May 14

Slowtrain says...

inexile I think you need to get with the programme we have a lot of our neighbours with some very worrying views on our European friends. Would we have won the Battle of Britain without Polish pilots? Would Goose Green had been captured if the Argentineans were not so afraid of the Ghurkha and his khukuri? We have a lot to be grateful in this country and sadly there is a large section of indigenous Anglo Saxon white British who are third or fourth generation economically inactive. If your foreign dentist wishes to stay and serve the good people of North Essex, is it fair that he or she can not buy a house because there is so much social housing for the long term unemployed and a short supply of good quality stock? Are we not then in danger of losing that dentist to a town or district where properties are available. Then who would take the pain away from you my dear boy? The debate will rage on about the right location, but the fact remains housing needs to built, personally I don't mind where as long as it is not in my back yard!
inexile I think you need to get with the programme we have a lot of our neighbours with some very worrying views on our European friends. Would we have won the Battle of Britain without Polish pilots? Would Goose Green had been captured if the Argentineans were not so afraid of the Ghurkha and his khukuri? We have a lot to be grateful in this country and sadly there is a large section of indigenous Anglo Saxon white British who are third or fourth generation economically inactive. If your foreign dentist wishes to stay and serve the good people of North Essex, is it fair that he or she can not buy a house because there is so much social housing for the long term unemployed and a short supply of good quality stock? Are we not then in danger of losing that dentist to a town or district where properties are available. Then who would take the pain away from you my dear boy? The debate will rage on about the right location, but the fact remains housing needs to built, personally I don't mind where as long as it is not in my back yard! Slowtrain
  • Score: -2

9:58pm Thu 29 May 14

/@|_|@\ says...

inexileinessex wrote:
Slowtrain – You didn’t answer my question.

Implying that someone is / was a member of the far right BNP is quite a nasty comment - especially when you have no evidence to back it up - I’d be very offended I’m someone had implied that to me.

I think the honourable thing to do would be for you to apologise to artdeco.

Oh…..FYI … I do have toothache at the moment & I’m off to see my foreign dentist tomorrow - you must Psych old boy.!!
Is it illegal to be a member of the BNP? Bloody hell -- I may disagree with your opinion but I'll fight to the death for your right to express it.
[quote][p][bold]inexileinessex[/bold] wrote: Slowtrain – You didn’t answer my question. Implying that someone is / was a member of the far right BNP is quite a nasty comment - especially when you have no evidence to back it up - I’d be very offended I’m someone had implied that to me. I think the honourable thing to do would be for you to apologise to artdeco. Oh…..FYI … I do have toothache at the moment & I’m off to see my foreign dentist tomorrow - you must Psych old boy.!![/p][/quote]Is it illegal to be a member of the BNP? Bloody hell -- I may disagree with your opinion but I'll fight to the death for your right to express it. /@|_|@\
  • Score: 2

1:09pm Fri 30 May 14

mouseno1 says...

Slowtrain,

Your comments re Goose Green all ill advised , this battle was won by the paras , it was not won by argentineans being sacred of the Gurkas. Very disrespectful. Yes Gurkas were involved later in the war.
Slowtrain, Your comments re Goose Green all ill advised , this battle was won by the paras , it was not won by argentineans being sacred of the Gurkas. Very disrespectful. Yes Gurkas were involved later in the war. mouseno1
  • Score: 0

1:16pm Fri 30 May 14

R Souls says...

I went to this meeting. One opinionated Councillor, who dominated the meeting seems to be a bit of a twit - Councillor Bass. In his opinion the Coggeshall/Colne Road junction on the A120 can be resolved by un-staggering the junction. Idiot. That will mean that traffic to and from Coggeshall/Earls Colne will have to cross both lanes of the A120 traffic in one go rather than just one and stopping half way. And this chap is the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transportation.

We are doomed Mr Mannering.

Councillor James Abbott DID talk a lot of sense.
I went to this meeting. One opinionated Councillor, who dominated the meeting seems to be a bit of a twit - Councillor Bass. In his opinion the Coggeshall/Colne Road junction on the A120 can be resolved by un-staggering the junction. Idiot. That will mean that traffic to and from Coggeshall/Earls Colne will have to cross both lanes of the A120 traffic in one go rather than just one and stopping half way. And this chap is the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transportation. We are doomed Mr Mannering. Councillor James Abbott DID talk a lot of sense. R Souls
  • Score: 5

8:40pm Fri 30 May 14

venturoboy says...

These houses are not needed for the locals, they are simply to house more London overspill - seriously walking through Braintree town shocked me, more like a London suburb. Look up the Thames Gateway project - its all about relieving the strain on London and moving people out.
These houses are not needed for the locals, they are simply to house more London overspill - seriously walking through Braintree town shocked me, more like a London suburb. Look up the Thames Gateway project - its all about relieving the strain on London and moving people out. venturoboy
  • Score: 0

2:05pm Sat 31 May 14

Bhudeeka says...

absolutely right venturoboy and wrong - wrong in morality and principal its just that most idiiots on here seem to be all in favour of that and dont care less about the future of the British and you British really do need to sort yoursleves out and stop letting these people run roughshod over you they are nasty evil people who need to be stopped NOW - once the countryside is gone its gone and that is tragic
absolutely right venturoboy and wrong - wrong in morality and principal its just that most idiiots on here seem to be all in favour of that and dont care less about the future of the British and you British really do need to sort yoursleves out and stop letting these people run roughshod over you they are nasty evil people who need to be stopped NOW - once the countryside is gone its gone and that is tragic Bhudeeka
  • Score: -1

5:55pm Sat 31 May 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Oh dear god, Bhudeeka. Get a grip dear. "You British" must stop these people running roughshod over us? Thank you for your sage advice and wisdom. Obviously you did such a good job where you come from -- stopping those nasty dictators and oligarchs running roughshod all over you lot -- that you came tp the UK to help them all out. And a **** fine job you're doing too! Especially against those "nasty, evil people" simply pouring out from up in "the smoke" into the backwaters of northern Essex! May I suggest that you look at a map or -- better yet -- Google Maps. Add the aerial view layer and zoom out a bit. Now tell me about how little countryside there is left! It's just not where you live anymore.

Now tell me about the huge influx of immigrants (of which you are one) into the country and tell me what percentage that is of the total population? The net percentage (immigrants - emigrants)/populatio
n) is slightly over 0.3 percent. Yes - that is NOUGHT POINT THREE.

Silly moo.
Oh dear god, Bhudeeka. Get a grip dear. "You British" must stop these people running roughshod over us? Thank you for your sage advice and wisdom. Obviously you did such a good job where you come from -- stopping those nasty dictators and oligarchs running roughshod all over you lot -- that you came tp the UK to help them all out. And a **** fine job you're doing too! Especially against those "nasty, evil people" simply pouring out from up in "the smoke" into the backwaters of northern Essex! May I suggest that you look at a map or -- better yet -- Google Maps. Add the aerial view layer and zoom out a bit. Now tell me about how little countryside there is left! It's just not where you live anymore. Now tell me about the huge influx of immigrants (of which you are one) into the country and tell me what percentage that is of the total population? The net percentage (immigrants - emigrants)/populatio n) is slightly over 0.3 percent. Yes - that is NOUGHT POINT THREE. Silly moo. /@|_|@\
  • Score: 2

6:26pm Sat 31 May 14

Slowtrain says...

mouseno1 wrote:
Slowtrain,

Your comments re Goose Green all ill advised , this battle was won by the paras , it was not won by argentineans being sacred of the Gurkas. Very disrespectful. Yes Gurkas were involved later in the war.
Mouseno1 exactly how is giving a couple of examples of Foreign combatants fighting for this country disrespectful!? A bizarre and worrying comment. I think you should should hang your head in shame. Military history is one area about positive immigration. Thank god for the Muslim fighting men from French Algeria and Morocco that helped to stop an almost assured German victory during early September 1914 read Max Hastings.And just in case you were wondering the Junta were encouraged by the problems the British Army (in their view) were having NI. The Gurkha had a fearsome reputation and young 18 year old Junta conscripts were terrified of them.
[quote][p][bold]mouseno1[/bold] wrote: Slowtrain, Your comments re Goose Green all ill advised , this battle was won by the paras , it was not won by argentineans being sacred of the Gurkas. Very disrespectful. Yes Gurkas were involved later in the war.[/p][/quote]Mouseno1 exactly how is giving a couple of examples of Foreign combatants fighting for this country disrespectful!? A bizarre and worrying comment. I think you should should hang your head in shame. Military history is one area about positive immigration. Thank god for the Muslim fighting men from French Algeria and Morocco that helped to stop an almost assured German victory during early September 1914 read Max Hastings.And just in case you were wondering the Junta were encouraged by the problems the British Army (in their view) were having NI. The Gurkha had a fearsome reputation and young 18 year old Junta conscripts were terrified of them. Slowtrain
  • Score: 0

2:08pm Mon 2 Jun 14

mouseno1 says...

slowtrain, my comment should have said disrespectul to the paras. It was a hard battle made harder by BBC World Service and won by the paras against overwhelming odds and poor equipment (Common Army problem) .The Gurkas had nothing to do with this battle but proved their worth in the latter stages of the war. The Army was having problems in NI but 5th Airborne was always on standby.I have served with the Paras and Gurkas and they are genuine chaps. I am not against immigration, i grew up in a town much more multi-cultured than Braintree and some people do worry me with their right wing tendancies, over time (hopefully)this should change. We nned more hiogh density housing as the percentage of people living alone has trebled in previous years
slowtrain, my comment should have said disrespectul to the paras. It was a hard battle made harder by BBC World Service and won by the paras against overwhelming odds and poor equipment (Common Army problem) .The Gurkas had nothing to do with this battle but proved their worth in the latter stages of the war. The Army was having problems in NI but 5th Airborne was always on standby.I have served with the Paras and Gurkas and they are genuine chaps. I am not against immigration, i grew up in a town much more multi-cultured than Braintree and some people do worry me with their right wing tendancies, over time (hopefully)this should change. We nned more hiogh density housing as the percentage of people living alone has trebled in previous years mouseno1
  • Score: 0

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