Plans to build 15 flats ‘look set to be passed’

The flats would be built behind the garage

The flats would be built behind the garage

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CONTROVERSIAL plans to build 15 new flats on Canvey look set to be passed next week.

The part three-storey building of two-bedroom flats would take the place of a car wash and industrial units currently in the High Street.

The proposals, submitted by Pemican Ltd, have been met with widespread dismay in the community, with Canvey Town Council tabling several objections, including the height of the building and the extra traffic it will create.

Residents and councillors have also complained, saying there is poor access, insufficient parking, and raising concerns over whether sewer systems could cope with the additional homes.

Castle Point planning officers recommended it be approved at next week’s development control meeting.

Peter Greig, vice chairman of Canvey Island Town Council’s planning committee, said he was very frustrated.

He said: “There are a number of issues here that need to be considered.

“The location appears tome to be all wrong. The flats would overlook other residents homes and would also cause an access issue for surrounding roads, including Barnards Avenue and Gills Avenue.

The flats would be built near to C & J Autos and next door to a Costcutter supermarket and Murco petrol station, but there are fears this would not be the best location.

Mr Greig added: “This is something that needs to be checked before a decision is made. I am not sure who would want to live in a flat wedged between a petrol garage and another garage. If something was to happen at the petrol station, then it would more than likely affect the flats.

“It is also worth noting that emergency services would not be able to access the flats at times due to the narrow roads.”

It is believed that the majority of the units where the homes would be built are currently vacant, while 15 parking spaces would be provided.

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6:12pm Thu 27 Feb 14

iknowbetter says...

I honestly dont see a problem with this. There is a row of flats right next door to the proposed site already and been there years, so a continuation of this wouldn't and shouldn't cause an issue.
I honestly dont see a problem with this. There is a row of flats right next door to the proposed site already and been there years, so a continuation of this wouldn't and shouldn't cause an issue. iknowbetter
  • Score: 2

6:56pm Thu 27 Feb 14

upset says...

Typical TC object to everything and have no ideas of their own, unless it's park benches and dog poo bins.
Typical TC object to everything and have no ideas of their own, unless it's park benches and dog poo bins. upset
  • Score: 0

7:23pm Thu 27 Feb 14

essexmilfhunter says...

More traffic and residents for our congested and overpopulated island.Pass the brown envelope of cash over and it will go ahead as is usual here!
More traffic and residents for our congested and overpopulated island.Pass the brown envelope of cash over and it will go ahead as is usual here! essexmilfhunter
  • Score: 28

10:39am Fri 28 Feb 14

johanuk says...

There are too many blocks of flats on this overcrowded island.......this is just a money-making scheme to squeeze as many homes into a very small space. I think corruption maybe here-just research who runs Pemican Ltd!!!!
There are too many blocks of flats on this overcrowded island.......this is just a money-making scheme to squeeze as many homes into a very small space. I think corruption maybe here-just research who runs Pemican Ltd!!!! johanuk
  • Score: 5

5:43pm Fri 28 Feb 14

upset says...

This makes interesting reading, especially why only 14 flats not 24 or 20 as previous applications in 2007.
http://www.castlepoi
nt.gov.uk/file/4_3_1
4.pdf
The current percentage requirement
for affordable housing in Castle Point is 35% on sites of 15 units or more. The
scheme seeks to provide fourteen flats and would therefore fall below the threshold
for the provision of affordable housing, however, where it appears that the applicant
may be trying to avoid the need to make provision for affordable housing by
unreasonably limiting the number of units on the site, the Council may determine the
application on the basis that the threshold has been met.
This makes interesting reading, especially why only 14 flats not 24 or 20 as previous applications in 2007. http://www.castlepoi nt.gov.uk/file/4_3_1 4.pdf The current percentage requirement for affordable housing in Castle Point is 35% on sites of 15 units or more. The scheme seeks to provide fourteen flats and would therefore fall below the threshold for the provision of affordable housing, however, where it appears that the applicant may be trying to avoid the need to make provision for affordable housing by unreasonably limiting the number of units on the site, the Council may determine the application on the basis that the threshold has been met. upset
  • Score: -1

4:57pm Sat 1 Mar 14

John T Pharro says...

Of course it is passed just like the dozens of FOUR STOREY flats passed at Canvey Supply by the Tory dominated mainland Councillors. They coudn't careless about Canvey so long as it means fewer houses built on their precious mainland.
Of course it is passed just like the dozens of FOUR STOREY flats passed at Canvey Supply by the Tory dominated mainland Councillors. They coudn't careless about Canvey so long as it means fewer houses built on their precious mainland. John T Pharro
  • Score: 2

11:25am Wed 5 Mar 14

Rat-man says...

essexmilfhunter wrote:
More traffic and residents for our congested and overpopulated island.Pass the brown envelope of cash over and it will go ahead as is usual here!
Oh dear. Got it wrong. What a TW@t
[quote][p][bold]essexmilfhunter[/bold] wrote: More traffic and residents for our congested and overpopulated island.Pass the brown envelope of cash over and it will go ahead as is usual here![/p][/quote]Oh dear. Got it wrong. What a TW@t Rat-man
  • Score: 3

11:26am Wed 5 Mar 14

Rat-man says...

johanuk wrote:
There are too many blocks of flats on this overcrowded island.......this is just a money-making scheme to squeeze as many homes into a very small space. I think corruption maybe here-just research who runs Pemican Ltd!!!!
Oh Dear got it wrong What a Tw@T
[quote][p][bold]johanuk[/bold] wrote: There are too many blocks of flats on this overcrowded island.......this is just a money-making scheme to squeeze as many homes into a very small space. I think corruption maybe here-just research who runs Pemican Ltd!!!![/p][/quote]Oh Dear got it wrong What a Tw@T Rat-man
  • Score: 3

11:29am Wed 5 Mar 14

Rat-man says...

John T Pharro wrote:
Of course it is passed just like the dozens of FOUR STOREY flats passed at Canvey Supply by the Tory dominated mainland Councillors. They coudn't careless about Canvey so long as it means fewer houses built on their precious mainland.
Oh Dear the Gobby of the Bog and his Bog-Dwellers got it wrong.

What a Tw@t.
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: Of course it is passed just like the dozens of FOUR STOREY flats passed at Canvey Supply by the Tory dominated mainland Councillors. They coudn't careless about Canvey so long as it means fewer houses built on their precious mainland.[/p][/quote]Oh Dear the Gobby of the Bog and his Bog-Dwellers got it wrong. What a Tw@t. Rat-man
  • Score: 3

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