Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Tory councillor pledges to stand up for Aveley

CONTROVERSIAL plans for development in Aveley have attracted criticism from the local community, prompting local Conservative councillor Maureen Pearce to pledge to stand up for the village.

Current planning applications causing concern include the proposed redevelopment of the London Fire Brigade Sports and Social Club site on Purfleet Road to a new housing estate of over 500 homes, as well as plans for a 340 home “extension” to the village. These plans are in addition to the 36 homes which could be built on the Old Washmill site.

Cllr Pearce said “Aveley is currently a wonderful village, with a traditional High Street surrounded by a range of homes for families. Like many longstanding residents I am concerned that cramming in over 850 new homes will ruin the traditional character and appeal of Aveley.

“Altogether these developments could mean as many as 2000 new people living in Aveley. Our roads will be subjected to more heavy traffic and our schools and doctors are already under pressure.

“In the 18 months I have been a local councillor, I’ve seen proposals that would have more than doubled the size of Aveley and people are clear that these developments are inappropriate in site, size and scale. I fully intend to stand up for their views.”

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