Thursday, September 28, 2023

Aveley councillor urges protest over green belt plans

AN AVELEY councillor is calling for residents to show their opposition against plans to build more than 500 homes on green belt land reports the Thurrock Gazette

Conservative councillor Wendy Herd has reminded residents that a planning meeting at the Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation (DC) in Stonehouse Road, Purfleet next Monday where proposals to build homes on land off Romford Road will be discussed.

Developers, Springfield Consortium original plans were pulled before the meeting after being recommended for refusal in January.

Cllr Herd said: “The opposition was fierce then and it is now. People do not want these extra houses, the village just cannot cope with it.

“This development will increase traffic and pollution as well as putting extra pressure on the primary school and doctors surgery.”

The latest application proposes to build 363 houses and 188 flats of which about 30 per cent will be affordable housing.

The company also wants to build a 175 bed care home, a doctor’s surgery and 1,594sqm of retail floorspace which could include restaurants, cafes, drinking establishments and hot food takeaways and office space.

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