Lib-Dems pledge support to Woodside development protestors

RESIDENTS of Woodside strongly disagree with proposals to demolish the Thurrock Campus of South Essex College and build houses on the site.

In a residents survey conducted by Thurrock Liberal Democrats, the overwhelming response was to oppose the plans. A wide range of reasons were given, including the impact on already under strain services and schools in the area.

Commenting on results of the survey local campaigner, Claire Jones said: “We have knocked on every door in Woodside and it is clear that residents do not want this and are worried about the impact it will have on their community.

“Over and over again, whether it was places at Woodside Primary School, registering with the doctors on King Edward Drive, or traffic all over the area, the residents gave us reasons why they think this will be bad for the area. Many were also concerned with the loss of highly valued green belt space and that parking in the area is already unbearable at peak times.

“I want the developers to understand the strength of feeling there is towards their plans and to rethink them. I also call on the council to reject their proposals and do more to reflect the people’s wishes.”

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