New homes planned despite objections

Echo: New homes planned despite objections New homes planned despite objections

NEW homes look set to be built on the site of a disused pumping station despite opposition from neighbours.

Planning officers have recommended Southend Council approve draft plans to replace the defunct pumping station in Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, with houses next Wednesday, despite 16 letters of objection from neighbours.

The outline plans do not specify the number of houses, but officers have said two homes could be acceptable.

The council has refused plans to build bungalows on the site three times since 1993.

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5:30pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Howard Cháse says...

What isthe matter with some people? A derelict pumping station sitting there getting more derelict each passing week or some housing? I suppose the NIMBY element would rather have some green belt developed to save their lovely view of the dereliction......
What isthe matter with some people? A derelict pumping station sitting there getting more derelict each passing week or some housing? I suppose the NIMBY element would rather have some green belt developed to save their lovely view of the dereliction...... Howard Cháse

8:08pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Southend Andy says...

Wow massive lot of people against it 16!
Wow massive lot of people against it 16! Southend Andy

10:01pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Jack222 says...

Great. Derelict pumping station or new homes. Let me guess which sensible people would want.

Not NIMBYs of course....

And we look at the numbers - a grand total of two new homes. The complainants should have been laughed at...
Great. Derelict pumping station or new homes. Let me guess which sensible people would want. Not NIMBYs of course.... And we look at the numbers - a grand total of two new homes. The complainants should have been laughed at... Jack222

8:12am Tue 10 Dec 13

pembury53 says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
What isthe matter with some people? A derelict pumping station sitting there getting more derelict each passing week or some housing? I suppose the NIMBY element would rather have some green belt developed to save their lovely view of the dereliction......
I would agree it sounds like a reasonable proposal....... but seriously, the 'NIMBY element' ? How many of us are genuinely not that element ?
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: What isthe matter with some people? A derelict pumping station sitting there getting more derelict each passing week or some housing? I suppose the NIMBY element would rather have some green belt developed to save their lovely view of the dereliction......[/p][/quote]I would agree it sounds like a reasonable proposal....... but seriously, the 'NIMBY element' ? How many of us are genuinely not that element ? pembury53

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