Another victory for Aveley residents over the Green Belt

WE THINK we may start to call her the “unsinkable” Wendy Herd as the Aveley councillor has spearheaded another victory over “Green Belt” development in her ward.

The news comes after the Springfield Consortium have withdrawn their appeal against the Thurrock Thames Development Corporation (DC’s) rejection of their application to build back in March.

The application was for land off Romford Road in Aveley

The company was refused permission to build 550 homes on green belt land. As well as the homes, the application also included a 175-bedroom care home, 1,594 sq m of retail and 1,500sq m of office space, a doctor’s surgery and a community building.

Tory ward councillor Wendy Herd said: “Residents contacted me on receiving the letter informing them Springfield Consortium had lodged an appeal.

“They were concerned the decision may not be upheld.

“To hear the appeal has now been withdrawn is wonderful news and hopefully this will draw a line in the sand.”

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