New business park could be built on Canvey fields

Echo: New business park could be built on Canvey fields New business park could be built on Canvey fields

A HUGE business park could be built on Canvey if plans are given the green light.

Developer Inner London Group has put forward tentative plans to Castle Point Council to create a new industrial estate on 20.6 acres of land south of Charfleets Industrial Estate.

The land, the size of 12 football pitches, would see new warehouses, factories and a car showroom and cafes, if councillors approve the application.

The proposed development, on two parcels of land north and south of Roscommon Way, would be about 26,200 sq m of new units in total.

This includes a 1,300 sq m car showroom, 800 sq m for cafes, 6,800 sqm for business use, 9,300 sqm for general industrial use, and 8,000 sq m for distribution.

The plans would also involve new access roads, footpaths, drains, lighting, security fencing and landscaping.

George Fenttiman, partner at the Inner London Group, said there was a massive demand for new business units on the island and the development would be a stark contrast to the “tired looking”

Charfleets Industrial Estate.

However, he would not confirm how much the project would cost or how many jobs it was likely to create.

He said: “It is still early days, nothing is set in stone, but we have had a lot of interest from businesses already. There is a shortage of commercial space on the island and this will help deal with the planned growth for Canvey.

“We will be holding an application meeting with the council very shortly, but what we have put forward is what Canvey needs and that’s employment.

“There are a lot of tired buildings on Canvey and Charfleets has just been added to and added to, whereas this will be a new, modern development.”

Canvey county councillor Ray Howard welcomed the news saying it would bring more jobs to the area.

He said: “That area of land has been designated for industry since 1998 so this has been in the pipeline for a long time. The fact that we are hoping to develop the Northwick Road site for business use, and we have the new Canvey Skills Campus training up the next generation of brick layers and plumbers, it seems like all the pieces of the jigsaw are fitting together.

“But the sooner we can provide more jobs for local people the better.”

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6:29am Tue 15 Apr 14

CarnMountification says...

Looks like the ideal location.
Looks like the ideal location. CarnMountification
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6:46am Tue 15 Apr 14

supermadmax says...

Not if King gets his way, he will have the placed packed with caravans.
Not if King gets his way, he will have the placed packed with caravans. supermadmax
  • Score: 5

8:01am Tue 15 Apr 14

pembury53 says...

supermadmax wrote:
Not if King gets his way, he will have the placed packed with caravans.
equally, the ideal location......
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Not if King gets his way, he will have the placed packed with caravans.[/p][/quote]equally, the ideal location...... pembury53
  • Score: 1

8:38am Tue 15 Apr 14

rayleigh123 says...

My job takes me to most industrial estates in Essex, most are only at 60% capacity all with empty units - are we sure we need this extra estate ?????

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My job takes me to most industrial estates in Essex, most are only at 60% capacity all with empty units - are we sure we need this extra estate ????? . . . rayleigh123
  • Score: 6

9:17am Tue 15 Apr 14

canveygurl says...

How can Mr Howard comment on this as of course he wants the plans to go ahead he owns the pumping station land in that area set to be developed so he stands to make loads of money from it. Bit naughty he has said anything as its going to benefit him but I'm sure this isn't the 1st time he's backed something for financial gain.
How can Mr Howard comment on this as of course he wants the plans to go ahead he owns the pumping station land in that area set to be developed so he stands to make loads of money from it. Bit naughty he has said anything as its going to benefit him but I'm sure this isn't the 1st time he's backed something for financial gain. canveygurl
  • Score: 5

9:55am Tue 15 Apr 14

essexmilfhunter says...

Another fat brown envelope for a fat greedy human!
Another fat brown envelope for a fat greedy human! essexmilfhunter
  • Score: 7

10:58am Tue 15 Apr 14

Howard Cháse says...

That wont stop those pesky kids racing their chipped up Saxos and Nissans up and down Roscommon Way though Ray....
That wont stop those pesky kids racing their chipped up Saxos and Nissans up and down Roscommon Way though Ray.... Howard Cháse
  • Score: 0

10:59am Tue 15 Apr 14

wolf run says...

Before anything else gets the go-ahead on Canvey, doesn't it make more sense to have another access route on and off the Island? The traffic situation is already unbearable. Who in their right mind will want to struggle to get to work on Canvey and then struggle again in the traffic to get home? Come on, lets get our priorities right! Sort the roads out first!
Before anything else gets the go-ahead on Canvey, doesn't it make more sense to have another access route on and off the Island? The traffic situation is already unbearable. Who in their right mind will want to struggle to get to work on Canvey and then struggle again in the traffic to get home? Come on, lets get our priorities right! Sort the roads out first! wolf run
  • Score: 4

11:01am Tue 15 Apr 14

wolf run says...

Lets get our priorities right for a change and sort out a third access road for Canvey before any more building goes ahead. With the traffic problems at the moment getting on and off the Island, who in their right mind will want to struggle to get to work on Canvey and then struggle and sit in traffic to get home. Come on - you know it makes sense!
Lets get our priorities right for a change and sort out a third access road for Canvey before any more building goes ahead. With the traffic problems at the moment getting on and off the Island, who in their right mind will want to struggle to get to work on Canvey and then struggle and sit in traffic to get home. Come on - you know it makes sense! wolf run
  • Score: 5

11:07am Tue 15 Apr 14

pembury53 says...

wolf run wrote:
Lets get our priorities right for a change and sort out a third access road for Canvey before any more building goes ahead. With the traffic problems at the moment getting on and off the Island, who in their right mind will want to struggle to get to work on Canvey and then struggle and sit in traffic to get home. Come on - you know it makes sense!
'local jobs, for local people'..... should be your clarion cry
[quote][p][bold]wolf run[/bold] wrote: Lets get our priorities right for a change and sort out a third access road for Canvey before any more building goes ahead. With the traffic problems at the moment getting on and off the Island, who in their right mind will want to struggle to get to work on Canvey and then struggle and sit in traffic to get home. Come on - you know it makes sense![/p][/quote]'local jobs, for local people'..... should be your clarion cry pembury53
  • Score: 2

11:10am Tue 15 Apr 14

Howard Cháse says...

wolf run wrote:
Lets get our priorities right for a change and sort out a third access road for Canvey before any more building goes ahead. With the traffic problems at the moment getting on and off the Island, who in their right mind will want to struggle to get to work on Canvey and then struggle and sit in traffic to get home. Come on - you know it makes sense!
They're having the next Thames Crossing there aren't they?
[quote][p][bold]wolf run[/bold] wrote: Lets get our priorities right for a change and sort out a third access road for Canvey before any more building goes ahead. With the traffic problems at the moment getting on and off the Island, who in their right mind will want to struggle to get to work on Canvey and then struggle and sit in traffic to get home. Come on - you know it makes sense![/p][/quote]They're having the next Thames Crossing there aren't they? Howard Cháse
  • Score: 1

12:07pm Tue 15 Apr 14

beverman says...

canveygurl wrote:
How can Mr Howard comment on this as of course he wants the plans to go ahead he owns the pumping station land in that area set to be developed so he stands to make loads of money from it. Bit naughty he has said anything as its going to benefit him but I'm sure this isn't the 1st time he's backed something for financial gain.
The new 50 bed care home that has been planned for is also on his land.
His daughter owns and runs her own care homes.... funny that.
When they are talking cash, no one gives a toss about greenbelt/declaratio
ns of interest.
Mr f*****g Canvey huh!.
Greedy b*****d.
[quote][p][bold]canveygurl[/bold] wrote: How can Mr Howard comment on this as of course he wants the plans to go ahead he owns the pumping station land in that area set to be developed so he stands to make loads of money from it. Bit naughty he has said anything as its going to benefit him but I'm sure this isn't the 1st time he's backed something for financial gain.[/p][/quote]The new 50 bed care home that has been planned for is also on his land. His daughter owns and runs her own care homes.... funny that. When they are talking cash, no one gives a toss about greenbelt/declaratio ns of interest. Mr f*****g Canvey huh!. Greedy b*****d. beverman
  • Score: 5

1:08pm Tue 15 Apr 14

CarnMountification says...

Nice land for a huge housing estate, and there are some people who say Canvey is at bursting point,... LoL
Nice land for a huge housing estate, and there are some people who say Canvey is at bursting point,... LoL CarnMountification
  • Score: 1

3:43pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Kim Gandy says...

essexmilfhunter wrote:
Another fat brown envelope for a fat greedy human!
Well, we will all have a chance to vote out the brown envelope merchants on May 22nd won't we?
[quote][p][bold]essexmilfhunter[/bold] wrote: Another fat brown envelope for a fat greedy human![/p][/quote]Well, we will all have a chance to vote out the brown envelope merchants on May 22nd won't we? Kim Gandy
  • Score: -1

3:44pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Kim Gandy says...

pembury53 wrote:
wolf run wrote:
Lets get our priorities right for a change and sort out a third access road for Canvey before any more building goes ahead. With the traffic problems at the moment getting on and off the Island, who in their right mind will want to struggle to get to work on Canvey and then struggle and sit in traffic to get home. Come on - you know it makes sense!
'local jobs, for local people'..... should be your clarion cry
...but how many jobs WILL be given to local people?
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wolf run[/bold] wrote: Lets get our priorities right for a change and sort out a third access road for Canvey before any more building goes ahead. With the traffic problems at the moment getting on and off the Island, who in their right mind will want to struggle to get to work on Canvey and then struggle and sit in traffic to get home. Come on - you know it makes sense![/p][/quote]'local jobs, for local people'..... should be your clarion cry[/p][/quote]...but how many jobs WILL be given to local people? Kim Gandy
  • Score: -1

4:22pm Tue 15 Apr 14

beverman says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
essexmilfhunter wrote:
Another fat brown envelope for a fat greedy human!
Well, we will all have a chance to vote out the brown envelope merchants on May 22nd won't we?
For the likes of you and your lot Kim?.... No thank you.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]essexmilfhunter[/bold] wrote: Another fat brown envelope for a fat greedy human![/p][/quote]Well, we will all have a chance to vote out the brown envelope merchants on May 22nd won't we?[/p][/quote]For the likes of you and your lot Kim?.... No thank you. beverman
  • Score: 2

3:50pm Wed 16 Apr 14

iknowbetter says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
wolf run wrote:
Lets get our priorities right for a change and sort out a third access road for Canvey before any more building goes ahead. With the traffic problems at the moment getting on and off the Island, who in their right mind will want to struggle to get to work on Canvey and then struggle and sit in traffic to get home. Come on - you know it makes sense!
'local jobs, for local people'..... should be your clarion cry
...but how many jobs WILL be given to local people?
For once I share your skepticism, Ray Howard had already pledged 1700 jobs as a result of the road to no where and they havn't materialized, as for voting out brown envelope merchants, all that will happen is we will vote one brown envelope out and another on in.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wolf run[/bold] wrote: Lets get our priorities right for a change and sort out a third access road for Canvey before any more building goes ahead. With the traffic problems at the moment getting on and off the Island, who in their right mind will want to struggle to get to work on Canvey and then struggle and sit in traffic to get home. Come on - you know it makes sense![/p][/quote]'local jobs, for local people'..... should be your clarion cry[/p][/quote]...but how many jobs WILL be given to local people?[/p][/quote]For once I share your skepticism, Ray Howard had already pledged 1700 jobs as a result of the road to no where and they havn't materialized, as for voting out brown envelope merchants, all that will happen is we will vote one brown envelope out and another on in. iknowbetter
  • Score: 3

5:48pm Wed 16 Apr 14

jameskerin says...

God forbid an industrial estate being built. How dare they create jobs!

What might be a good idea is knocking charfleets down and rebuilding it on that land. Its so run down its an eye sore
God forbid an industrial estate being built. How dare they create jobs! What might be a good idea is knocking charfleets down and rebuilding it on that land. Its so run down its an eye sore jameskerin
  • Score: 1

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