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Over 500 sign Aveley homes petition

aveleyhomesOVER 500 people have signed a petition against the plans to build over 500 homes on green belt land in Aveley.

Aveley and Uplands councillor. Maureen Pearce and Thurrock MP, Jackie Doyle Price set up the petition after outcries from the Aveley public regarding the development planned on what is known as the Old Firemans Club on Purfleet Road in Aveley.

Cllr Pearce said: “The petition has more than 500 signatures to date and is still being signed. I’m hoping that it can be used at the inquiry as further evidence of local concern.

“The petition is placed at the doctors surgery, the local newsagent and the Co-op”.


  1. Just to balance things out there are two separate petitions in favour of this development not that the local press would want anyone to know about them.

  2. Pearce and MP Price petitions mean nothing to youse ,so stop trying to fool the local residents of Aveley please lobby for your desperate need of votes without propaganda because you have shown what lengths you would sink to for votes in my opinion you are both disingenuous you could have spoken out last year regarding this site but it wasn’t time for votes, Jackie you don’t belong in politics because you have no regards for the residents of Thurrock they are used to try and score political points, and I also have seen the petition to support it PERMAN good point

  3. Changes to the Register of Members’ Interests
    Jackie Doyle-Price
    List all MPs and Register editions
    This page shows how Jackie Doyle-Price’s entry in the Register of Members’ Interests has changed over time, starting at the most recent and working back to the earliest we have managed to parse. Please be aware that changes in typography/styling at the source might mean something is marked as changed (ie. removed and added) when it hasn’t; sorry about that, but we do our best with the source material.
    6 September 2010 (first entry we have)
    4. Sponsorships
    (a) Donations to the constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
    (a) Name of donor: Lord Harris of Peckham
    (a) Address of donor: private
    (a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: cash donation of £2,274.20
    (a) Donor status: individual
    (a) (Registered 2 June 2010)
    (a) Name of donor: Carlton Club
    (a) Address of donor: 69 St James Street, London SW1 1PJ.
    (a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
    (a) Donor status: company
    (a) (Registered 2 June 2010)
    (a) Name of donor: Industrial Chemicals Ltd
    (a) Address of donor: Titan Works, Hogg Lane, Grays, Essex RM17 5DU.
    (a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: use of a Porta cabin to value of £2,000 per annum.
    (a) Donor status: company
    (a) (Registered 2 June 2010)
    I would like to make some comments about Jackie Doyle Price regarding the information above, one of the donor’s industrial chemicals Ltd,and the Portakabin in question was used by her in her electoral campaign with the words vote for Jackie at Titan Works. The company concerned industrial chemicals Ltd who also operates another business in West Thurrock which is primarily a Tier 1: COMAH site this means it is designated very high level hazardous sites. Whilst the Tories were in administration at Thurrock Council this company decided to start operating an illegal lorry parking facility within the boundaries of its chemical business despite the Thames Gateway encouraging this company to submit a planning application on a regular basis for lorry parking, it decided to carry on illegally.
    Some people from the West Thurrock area decided to begin a petition to stop this company’s illegal activity in regard to lorry parking even though this should have been done by Thurrock Council’s enforcement department, as a result approximately 2000 signatures were collected and councillor Oliver Gerrish submitted the petition at Thurrock Council this resulted in an enforcement and eventually a government inspection imposed certain conditions in conjunction with the enforcement there was also three additional businesses operating at the site and these activities were ordered to cease. The residents who obtained the signatures for the petition called themselves the PALs group standing for parents against Lorries. The PALs group as made enquiries with Thurrock’s enforcement department to ascertain that the conditions laid down by the government Inspector were complied with and the answer they receive back was the company was gathering estimates and the enforcement department was monitoring the situation
    At last night’s planning committee the same company industrial chemicals Ltd applied for permission for a storage unit at their West Thurrock site and the offices recommendation was to approve, the offices failed to mention whether or not this company had complied to the government inspection’s conditions
    Although 2000 residents of West Thurrock sign the petition the largest Thurrock has received against this company to stop its illegal lorry parking facility it is now been included in the focused core strategy a very strange situation when you consider that the company is in the portfolio holder for planning’s ward, councillor Smith
    The other site Industrial Chemicals Ltd Titan Works, Hogg Lane where the donation of the Portakabin was made was also used by Thurrock’s Tory association, in all planning matters concerning this company no Tory in Thurrock as ever made a personal or prejudicial declaration in regard to this company one of the councillors in particular councillor Joyce Redsell has admitted she has been friends of the owners for 30 years.
    In the LDF document produced by Thurrock it has been decided that when the company moves its operation from Hogg Lane to West Thurrock 1100 houses will be built at Titan chemical pit incidentally recently there was a spillage of 66 tons of acid at the site and considering the length of time it has been used as a chemical processing business one can only might assume it must be heavily contaminated who in their right mind would consider this site for housing?
    Interested observers may conclude that some MPs are working to alternative unstated agendas.’
    Jackie Doyle Price believes she is in tune with the local community and believes in localism did she come to the aid of the 2000 residents in West Thurrock? she then decides to ridicule Thurrock’s planning committee for lack of integrity Ms Price in my belief has no understanding of the concept of integrity

  4. Gerrard – it was Labour Councillors Andy Smith (who also happens to be a West Thurrock Councillor) and Cllr Yash Gupta who, when sitting on the LDF working Group for Lorry Parks both voted the Industrial Chemcals site in West Thurrock was included as a possible lorry park in Thurrock’s Local Development Framework. Both Conservative Councillors abstained on this vote and I believe left the room when the vote took place.

  5. Ed One conservative left the room if I remember correctly Cllr Haslam I believe and perhaps he knew a lot more then he said to the press about certain conservatives relationships and items in the LDF , and their press advisor was just has bad for hiding the truth about certain things the conservative did, perhaps that’s why they gave him the elbow Cllr Hague was the leader I believe at the time of the press officer getting the push,In my opinion, and I did copy and paste this from another blog because one was regarding integrity, and the other a petition it was regarding the two stories,

  6. Planning reforms leave villages ‘under siege’ from builders with ‘horrendous’ schemes given green light
    • Reforms are forcing local officials to approve ‘horrendous’ developments
    • Villagers in most picturesque parts of England say they feel under siege
    • Meanwhile, councillors claim they are no longer free to make decisions
    • Comes as National Trust said councils are being ‘hustled’ by Government
    • Coalition aims to build hundreds of thousands of new homes in country
    By Ben Spencer
    Published: 01:32, 14 April 2014 | Updated: 10:50, 14 April 2014



    Planning reforms are forcing local officials to approve ‘horrendous’ housing developments they would prefer to reject, councillors warned last night.
    Villagers in the most picturesque parts of England say they feel under siege because of the Coalition’s drive to build hundreds of thousands of new homes, seemingly anywhere there is space.
    Councillors on local planning boards, who in the past guarded against over-development, say they are no longer free to make their own decisions.

    Warning: Reforms are forcing local officials to approve housing developments they would prefer to reject, councillors warn. Above, Dorrington near Shrewsbury, where an application for 19 homes has been made
    The warning came as the National Trust said councils are being ‘hustled’ by the Government to build on virgin countryside to meet housing targets.
    At a planning meeting at Conservative-run Shropshire County Council last week, councillors waved through several applications they called ‘horrendous’ and even
    They told residents their hands were tied by government policies.
    Voting to approve an application for 19 homes in the village of Dorrington near Shrewsbury, despite concerns about a busy A road, Tory councillor Peter Nutting said: ‘We are not in a position to refuse applications like this. I don’t like this application – it is awful.

    Action: At a planning meeting at Conservative-run Shropshire County Council (pictured) last week, councillors waved through several applications they called ‘horrendous’ and even ‘dangerous’ due to government policies
    ‘But if we refuse and the application goes to appeal, they will win that appeal and will win costs against the council.’
    Like many councils, Shropshire has had to abandon its local planning policies because it cannot show it has enough land to sustain new housing for the next five years.
    Under the National Planning Policy Framework, introduced two years ago, any council unable to do this has to abandon its local policies and judge planning applications according to government guidelines that shift the presumption in favour of development.

    Unpopular plan: In February, the district council responsible for the tiny village of Kentford (pictured), Suffolk, had to approve an unpopular plan for 60 homes, citing the Government’s presumption in favour of development
    Vernon Bushell, chairman Shropshire’s planning committee, said: ‘The decision is being taken out of our hands – we are having to approve developments that we simply do not want to approve.’
    Research by the Campaign to Protect Rural England suggests that 700,000 homes are currently planned for the countryside, 200,000 of them on the green belt.
    In February, Cheshire East Council approved plans for a development of 1,100 homes and a business centre on 58 acres of farmland, saying it had been forced to turn away from local policies and look to the national guidelines.
    ‘The decision is being taken out of our hands – we are having to approve developments that we simply do not want to approve’
    Vernon Bushell

    Also in February, the district council responsible for the tiny village of Kentford, Suffolk, had to approve an unpopular plan for 60 homes, citing the Government’s presumption in favour of development.
    A delegation from Shropshire met planning minister Nick Boles last week to ask him to change the rules.
    Shrewsbury MP Daniel Kawczynski, who helped set up the meeting, said the National Planning Policy Framework was ‘leaving constituents without a voice’.
    The Department for Communities and Local Government said: ‘Green-belt development is at its lowest rate for over 20 years. We have given councils the power to shape where the new homes our country needs should and shouldn’t go.’

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  7. A friend gave me a Tory local election leaflet yesterday which had a big bit about this developement. With JDP, Cllr Pearce and the candidate all blaming this developement on Thurrock,s Labour run council! Wait a minutes, didn’t two of the labour councillors (Liddiard & Speight) actually voted against this application, whilst two of their Conservative councillors (Johnson & Ojeto) voted for it! So basically if the two Tories hadn’t voted for it, this application would be dead in the water! Funny how the Tories didn’t mention this to the voters of Aveley?

  8. Regarding the article in the mail, dare you believe that JDP even know what’s going on in local government, because she certainly doesn’t know what’s being supported within her own Party

  9. Well Ed if anyone should know it’s you, so it surprises me with all your knowledge you never become a leader of a political group,because you would have made a brilliant leader and in my opinion I guess you would of stopped a Councillor who was using their political power especially someone’s wife to help pull strings to help their best friend jump the Que. and get their child in school, regardless of the parents who have been waiting anxiously for a place for their child and going through the proper procedures, it’s good we both understand procedure, ?

  10. Especially has the woman in question was the portfolio holder for education at the time,I know you was only a political advisor but what a loss for the Tories you never made leader you would have been brilliant

  11. Shelley – seeing as I moved to Norfolk and had no ambition being elected as a Councillor… And Shelley, like Gerald with comments on another story (You’re not the same person are you as you are both talking about the same thing at the same time?) I have no idea what you are talking. Perhaps you, like Gerald, should name names, dates and location etc.

  12. Whose step-daughter works at Treetops? Did that influence the way they voted? I think we should be told!

  13. Odd Councillor Terry Hipsey failed to mention his step-daughter works at Treetops and his decision is based on the Section 106 money, including the donation to Treetops. Should Councillor Terry Hipsey have voted on this planning application? Was the Collinson report a waste of time?


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