Fresh questions raised over Local Plan

Echo: Phil Turner, leader of Basildon Council Phil Turner, leader of Basildon Council

A POLITICAL power struggle could derail plans for 12,500 new homes in Basildon – leading to fears there will be a free-for-all as developers target the borough.

Basildon Council’s local plan, which sets out where thousands of homes will be built over the next 17 years, cost the Tory administration £404,631 to put together.

But at May’s election, the Conservatives lost control of the council, meaning they would have to strike a deal with rival parties in order to get the plan passed.

Ukip councillors want to protect Wickford and Labour members want to prevent building in Basildon, putting the whole plan in jeopardy.

Without a plan, the borough could be vulnerable to developers who could argue for manymore homes to be built on land the council wants to save.

Council leader Phil Turner, who heads up Basildon Conservatives, has called for compromise.

He said: “The real damage could come if we are unable to come to an agreement on this – there could be huge ramifications and we need to stop being so macho and have calm and sensible thoughts on the policy.

“Ukip is talking about not having the 2,800 homes in Wickford but without a local plan that amount will become 5,000 homes if there is no plan in place that offers protection.

“It is an obscene amount of money that has been spent on the local plan, but it’s tied up in red tape and bureaucracy.

“It will be a waste if the plan does not go forward.”

A first draft was published in December, and was given full council approval a few weeks later.

Land in Billericay, Wickford, Basildon, Pitsea, and Laindon was earmarked for thousands of homes to be built by 2031. In total, the plan incorporates 16,000 homes, but 3,500 of these are either already built or have planning permission.

But now Wickford’s Ukip councillors are demanding a review.

David Harrison, Ukip councillor for Wickford Park, said: “We need a local plan – but there must be infrastructure to go with it.

“We’re also querying where the council got its figure of 16,000 from.”

Labour says it wants to protect Basildon town and build homes in Billericay and Wickford instead.

Byron Taylor, group leader, said: “The idea we are not going to have a plan, which is the Ukip line, is ridiculous.

“There is space in Billericay and Wickford and we will support additional homes to be built there.

“There is no space in Basildon new town – that is why the council has had to build on parks.”

‘There could be huge ramifications.

We need to stop being macho and have calm thoughts on the policy By IAN BURBIDGE ian.burbidge@nqe.com WHAT DO YOU THINK E-mail echo.letters@nqe

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8:14am Wed 25 Jun 14

pembury53 says...

the tories want them anywhere but billericay........bu
t they may have popped the champagne corks a little prematurely, lets hope so LOL
the tories want them anywhere but billericay........bu t they may have popped the champagne corks a little prematurely, lets hope so LOL pembury53
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8:15am Wed 25 Jun 14

cropped hero says...

I am delighted that north of 400k was spent on a plan to tell the council where to build houses. What do all those highly paid but underworked staff at the Baz centre do then? BTW the 400k did not cost the tory administation a penny, it cost the council tax payers 400k.

No doubt a regular, all too regular in fact, poster on here will enter the discussion blaming all the lefties, Councillor Cockroach, uncontrolled immigration, travellers, et al for this. Of course with her insider knowledge of the workings of the council -dear Mayor is a friend you know- her insight will be invaluable.
I am delighted that north of 400k was spent on a plan to tell the council where to build houses. What do all those highly paid but underworked staff at the Baz centre do then? BTW the 400k did not cost the tory administation a penny, it cost the council tax payers 400k. No doubt a regular, all too regular in fact, poster on here will enter the discussion blaming all the lefties, Councillor Cockroach, uncontrolled immigration, travellers, et al for this. Of course with her insider knowledge of the workings of the council -dear Mayor is a friend you know- her insight will be invaluable. cropped hero
  • Score: 0

8:29am Wed 25 Jun 14

Howard Cháse says...

This could mean the development of Billericay. Perhaps they can sell off half of Lake Meadows park for housing and there's plenty of other green spaces up for grabs.


Be nice to take the pressure off the areas south of the A127
This could mean the development of Billericay. Perhaps they can sell off half of Lake Meadows park for housing and there's plenty of other green spaces up for grabs. Be nice to take the pressure off the areas south of the A127 Howard Cháse
  • Score: 4

9:01am Wed 25 Jun 14

TheWizzard says...

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  • Score: 2

9:23am Wed 25 Jun 14

Grandmaster says...

What a shame Cllr Ball, Turner et al that the Tory front bench would hear no argument from the Labour opposition over these appalling plans. Instead just steam rollered through Council. This includes the highly questionable planning application for St Martins Square, brought back to committee with undue haste so as to ensure passing with your tory majority. You were correct had you held off that plan would have been rejected just as the first one was. Well Cllr Turner you can do that with a majority but life is different now, or is it? You have your (all but in name) coalition partners in UKIP to sweet talk and do deals with. However some of your self serving prestige plans may prove to be a step too far even for them.
What a shame Cllr Ball, Turner et al that the Tory front bench would hear no argument from the Labour opposition over these appalling plans. Instead just steam rollered through Council. This includes the highly questionable planning application for St Martins Square, brought back to committee with undue haste so as to ensure passing with your tory majority. You were correct had you held off that plan would have been rejected just as the first one was. Well Cllr Turner you can do that with a majority but life is different now, or is it? You have your (all but in name) coalition partners in UKIP to sweet talk and do deals with. However some of your self serving prestige plans may prove to be a step too far even for them. Grandmaster
  • Score: 2

10:18am Wed 25 Jun 14

cropped hero says...

Of the several things the Tories planned one of the worst is to move the market to St Martins Square. A pleasant amenity will be ruined. How would you feel if you were getting married in St Martins - or attending a funeral - and the service was drowned out by stall holders shouting out Applesapoundpears and such like.UKIP please note - it is not too late to reverse this decision. There is not much that be done about reclaiming Gloucester Park which will be the Tories shameful legacy to Basildon, but it really isnt too late to stop the market move. Listen to what the residents want.
Of the several things the Tories planned one of the worst is to move the market to St Martins Square. A pleasant amenity will be ruined. How would you feel if you were getting married in St Martins - or attending a funeral - and the service was drowned out by stall holders shouting out Applesapoundpears and such like.UKIP please note - it is not too late to reverse this decision. There is not much that be done about reclaiming Gloucester Park which will be the Tories shameful legacy to Basildon, but it really isnt too late to stop the market move. Listen to what the residents want. cropped hero
  • Score: 5

12:14pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Maddogg says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
This could mean the development of Billericay. Perhaps they can sell off half of Lake Meadows park for housing and there's plenty of other green spaces up for grabs.


Be nice to take the pressure off the areas south of the A127
Totally agree with you. They could also demolish Barleylands whilst they are at it. Good spot , prime location for housing, perhaps including a much needed petrol station, and a 24 hr supermarket..
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: This could mean the development of Billericay. Perhaps they can sell off half of Lake Meadows park for housing and there's plenty of other green spaces up for grabs. Be nice to take the pressure off the areas south of the A127[/p][/quote]Totally agree with you. They could also demolish Barleylands whilst they are at it. Good spot , prime location for housing, perhaps including a much needed petrol station, and a 24 hr supermarket.. Maddogg
  • Score: -3

1:39pm Wed 25 Jun 14

beverman says...

Stop measuring d**ks and grow up.
The base evidence is provided by independent and impartial sources so please don't waste anymore money employing companies to answer the same questions, again.
The borough is best protected with this plan so pass it or ignore it at our peril!!!
No plan means no control!!!
Stop measuring d**ks and grow up. The base evidence is provided by independent and impartial sources so please don't waste anymore money employing companies to answer the same questions, again. The borough is best protected with this plan so pass it or ignore it at our peril!!! No plan means no control!!! beverman
  • Score: 4

4:43pm Wed 25 Jun 14

TheWizzard says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
This could mean the development of Billericay. Perhaps they can sell off half of Lake Meadows park for housing and there's plenty of other green spaces up for grabs.


Be nice to take the pressure off the areas south of the A127
I think lake meadows is an excellent choice for some much needed housing. It is listed as being 'open space' and therefore viable and not protected.
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: This could mean the development of Billericay. Perhaps they can sell off half of Lake Meadows park for housing and there's plenty of other green spaces up for grabs. Be nice to take the pressure off the areas south of the A127[/p][/quote]I think lake meadows is an excellent choice for some much needed housing. It is listed as being 'open space' and therefore viable and not protected. TheWizzard
  • Score: 1

10:20pm Wed 25 Jun 14

mikepaterson says...

pembury53 wrote:
the tories want them anywhere but billericay........bu

t they may have popped the champagne corks a little prematurely, lets hope so LOL
Do you not read? The Tory administration wanted development in Billericay but the local stormtroopers protested so much they had to back down.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: the tories want them anywhere but billericay........bu t they may have popped the champagne corks a little prematurely, lets hope so LOL[/p][/quote]Do you not read? The Tory administration wanted development in Billericay but the local stormtroopers protested so much they had to back down. mikepaterson
  • Score: -2

10:22pm Wed 25 Jun 14

mikepaterson says...

cropped hero wrote:
I am delighted that north of 400k was spent on a plan to tell the council where to build houses. What do all those highly paid but underworked staff at the Baz centre do then? BTW the 400k did not cost the tory administation a penny, it cost the council tax payers 400k.

No doubt a regular, all too regular in fact, poster on here will enter the discussion blaming all the lefties, Councillor Cockroach, uncontrolled immigration, travellers, et al for this. Of course with her insider knowledge of the workings of the council -dear Mayor is a friend you know- her insight will be invaluable.
How much do you think it should have cost? Have you read the documents - looks like the money was spent quite wisely. The problem is the ridiculous bureaucracy that ALL councils are subjected to including all the ridiculous Euro laws.
[quote][p][bold]cropped hero[/bold] wrote: I am delighted that north of 400k was spent on a plan to tell the council where to build houses. What do all those highly paid but underworked staff at the Baz centre do then? BTW the 400k did not cost the tory administation a penny, it cost the council tax payers 400k. No doubt a regular, all too regular in fact, poster on here will enter the discussion blaming all the lefties, Councillor Cockroach, uncontrolled immigration, travellers, et al for this. Of course with her insider knowledge of the workings of the council -dear Mayor is a friend you know- her insight will be invaluable.[/p][/quote]How much do you think it should have cost? Have you read the documents - looks like the money was spent quite wisely. The problem is the ridiculous bureaucracy that ALL councils are subjected to including all the ridiculous Euro laws. mikepaterson
  • Score: 0

10:24pm Wed 25 Jun 14

mikepaterson says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
This could mean the development of Billericay. Perhaps they can sell off half of Lake Meadows park for housing and there's plenty of other green spaces up for grabs.


Be nice to take the pressure off the areas south of the A127
Agree entirely. Wickfoprd and Billericay need to take their fair share. Disappointed in the UKIP stance on this!
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: This could mean the development of Billericay. Perhaps they can sell off half of Lake Meadows park for housing and there's plenty of other green spaces up for grabs. Be nice to take the pressure off the areas south of the A127[/p][/quote]Agree entirely. Wickfoprd and Billericay need to take their fair share. Disappointed in the UKIP stance on this! mikepaterson
  • Score: -4

10:34pm Wed 25 Jun 14

TheWizzard says...

mikepaterson wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
the tories want them anywhere but billericay........bu


t they may have popped the champagne corks a little prematurely, lets hope so LOL
Do you not read? The Tory administration wanted development in Billericay but the local stormtroopers protested so much they had to back down.
I think you will find that the tories have always been against building in billericay,
[quote][p][bold]mikepaterson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: the tories want them anywhere but billericay........bu t they may have popped the champagne corks a little prematurely, lets hope so LOL[/p][/quote]Do you not read? The Tory administration wanted development in Billericay but the local stormtroopers protested so much they had to back down.[/p][/quote]I think you will find that the tories have always been against building in billericay, TheWizzard
  • Score: 0

11:45pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Kim Gandy says...

Byron Taylor and the Labour group want to make up their minds and stop blowing hot and cold.

Oh and what happened to "Cllr" Callaghan's continuous whining on social networking sites that there is a coalition between the Tories and UKIP. Just shows yet again how much BS is spewed by this milksop and his out of touch, hysterical colleagues.

Labour have been spouting about a coalition since the day after the election and are still spouting instead of getting stuck in and working together with their betters, in order to find a way ahead.

This clearly shows there is no coalition and no amount of bellyaching, conjecture, rumour mongering and plain old sour grapes will change the FACTS. (Labour wouldn't know a fact from a hole in the ground).

Shows what a bunch of incompetent buffoons they really are.

The people of Basildon decided on 22nd May what sort of administration they wanted. Time for Labour to pipe down and crawl back in the naughty corner where they belong. They've been well and truly put in their place. Time for them to learn some humility and start asking themselves some searching questions, like which of their number needs deselection, for example.

This time next year they will be all but desecrated.

This council is a month old. I think we need longer than a month to see how things pan out. Nothing worthwhile is ever easy and involves a lot of groundwork and research. Something Labour is not familiar with as they prefer rumour mongering, lies and hypocrisy. And Twitter.

Let's see how Phil and co are doing when they have had chance to work out how best to work together for the good of the people of Basildon. THIS is the way forward, councillors all getting their heads together regardless of party politics. Something at least UKIP and the Conservatives are prepared to do. That's not a coalition, it's cooperation. Funny how Callaghan gets words wrong, like he doesn't know the real meaning of the word "consort" eh Gav?

Sitting on the sidelines and sulking and throwing toys out of prams won't help anybody. It would help if Labour selected grown ups to be councillor and ppc candidates instead of wet behind the ears schoolboys who spend their entire time on Twitter, instead of serving the public.
Byron Taylor and the Labour group want to make up their minds and stop blowing hot and cold. Oh and what happened to "Cllr" Callaghan's continuous whining on social networking sites that there is a coalition between the Tories and UKIP. Just shows yet again how much BS is spewed by this milksop and his out of touch, hysterical colleagues. Labour have been spouting about a coalition since the day after the election and are still spouting instead of getting stuck in and working together with their betters, in order to find a way ahead. This clearly shows there is no coalition and no amount of bellyaching, conjecture, rumour mongering and plain old sour grapes will change the FACTS. (Labour wouldn't know a fact from a hole in the ground). Shows what a bunch of incompetent buffoons they really are. The people of Basildon decided on 22nd May what sort of administration they wanted. Time for Labour to pipe down and crawl back in the naughty corner where they belong. They've been well and truly put in their place. Time for them to learn some humility and start asking themselves some searching questions, like which of their number needs deselection, for example. This time next year they will be all but desecrated. This council is a month old. I think we need longer than a month to see how things pan out. Nothing worthwhile is ever easy and involves a lot of groundwork and research. Something Labour is not familiar with as they prefer rumour mongering, lies and hypocrisy. And Twitter. Let's see how Phil and co are doing when they have had chance to work out how best to work together for the good of the people of Basildon. THIS is the way forward, councillors all getting their heads together regardless of party politics. Something at least UKIP and the Conservatives are prepared to do. That's not a coalition, it's cooperation. Funny how Callaghan gets words wrong, like he doesn't know the real meaning of the word "consort" eh Gav? Sitting on the sidelines and sulking and throwing toys out of prams won't help anybody. It would help if Labour selected grown ups to be councillor and ppc candidates instead of wet behind the ears schoolboys who spend their entire time on Twitter, instead of serving the public. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 2

9:07am Thu 26 Jun 14

TheWizzard says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Byron Taylor and the Labour group want to make up their minds and stop blowing hot and cold.

Oh and what happened to "Cllr" Callaghan's continuous whining on social networking sites that there is a coalition between the Tories and UKIP. Just shows yet again how much BS is spewed by this milksop and his out of touch, hysterical colleagues.

Labour have been spouting about a coalition since the day after the election and are still spouting instead of getting stuck in and working together with their betters, in order to find a way ahead.

This clearly shows there is no coalition and no amount of bellyaching, conjecture, rumour mongering and plain old sour grapes will change the FACTS. (Labour wouldn't know a fact from a hole in the ground).

Shows what a bunch of incompetent buffoons they really are.

The people of Basildon decided on 22nd May what sort of administration they wanted. Time for Labour to pipe down and crawl back in the naughty corner where they belong. They've been well and truly put in their place. Time for them to learn some humility and start asking themselves some searching questions, like which of their number needs deselection, for example.

This time next year they will be all but desecrated.

This council is a month old. I think we need longer than a month to see how things pan out. Nothing worthwhile is ever easy and involves a lot of groundwork and research. Something Labour is not familiar with as they prefer rumour mongering, lies and hypocrisy. And Twitter.

Let's see how Phil and co are doing when they have had chance to work out how best to work together for the good of the people of Basildon. THIS is the way forward, councillors all getting their heads together regardless of party politics. Something at least UKIP and the Conservatives are prepared to do. That's not a coalition, it's cooperation. Funny how Callaghan gets words wrong, like he doesn't know the real meaning of the word "consort" eh Gav?

Sitting on the sidelines and sulking and throwing toys out of prams won't help anybody. It would help if Labour selected grown ups to be councillor and ppc candidates instead of wet behind the ears schoolboys who spend their entire time on Twitter, instead of serving the public.
Let's see how Phil and co are doing.....is this the same phil that you reported to the standards board back in 2006?
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Byron Taylor and the Labour group want to make up their minds and stop blowing hot and cold. Oh and what happened to "Cllr" Callaghan's continuous whining on social networking sites that there is a coalition between the Tories and UKIP. Just shows yet again how much BS is spewed by this milksop and his out of touch, hysterical colleagues. Labour have been spouting about a coalition since the day after the election and are still spouting instead of getting stuck in and working together with their betters, in order to find a way ahead. This clearly shows there is no coalition and no amount of bellyaching, conjecture, rumour mongering and plain old sour grapes will change the FACTS. (Labour wouldn't know a fact from a hole in the ground). Shows what a bunch of incompetent buffoons they really are. The people of Basildon decided on 22nd May what sort of administration they wanted. Time for Labour to pipe down and crawl back in the naughty corner where they belong. They've been well and truly put in their place. Time for them to learn some humility and start asking themselves some searching questions, like which of their number needs deselection, for example. This time next year they will be all but desecrated. This council is a month old. I think we need longer than a month to see how things pan out. Nothing worthwhile is ever easy and involves a lot of groundwork and research. Something Labour is not familiar with as they prefer rumour mongering, lies and hypocrisy. And Twitter. Let's see how Phil and co are doing when they have had chance to work out how best to work together for the good of the people of Basildon. THIS is the way forward, councillors all getting their heads together regardless of party politics. Something at least UKIP and the Conservatives are prepared to do. That's not a coalition, it's cooperation. Funny how Callaghan gets words wrong, like he doesn't know the real meaning of the word "consort" eh Gav? Sitting on the sidelines and sulking and throwing toys out of prams won't help anybody. It would help if Labour selected grown ups to be councillor and ppc candidates instead of wet behind the ears schoolboys who spend their entire time on Twitter, instead of serving the public.[/p][/quote]Let's see how Phil and co are doing.....is this the same phil that you reported to the standards board back in 2006? TheWizzard
  • Score: 3

1:47pm Thu 26 Jun 14

cropped hero says...

Of course it is. You know what she is like - one minute falling out with someone, the next she is their best buddy. Dear Mayor is a prime example. Slagging her off one second and now fighting her corner.

Odd how she never replies to questions about her own political past isn't it. She admits to being a councillor in the past but doesn't ever say where or why she no longer holds that 'public office.' Is clearly fixated by Councillor Callaghan. Extraordinary woman.
Of course it is. You know what she is like - one minute falling out with someone, the next she is their best buddy. Dear Mayor is a prime example. Slagging her off one second and now fighting her corner. Odd how she never replies to questions about her own political past isn't it. She admits to being a councillor in the past but doesn't ever say where or why she no longer holds that 'public office.' Is clearly fixated by Councillor Callaghan. Extraordinary woman. cropped hero
  • Score: 3

5:32pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Kim Gandy says...

Oh dear, Callaghan doesn't like the truth and is now gobbing off about suing because a letter of mine has been published in a local paper.

Obviously cannot take the truth. Can dish it out but cannot take it.

#bigtrouble? I think not. The only "big trouble" is coming his way now that he has aroused absolute hatred and revulsion even from his own colleagues who are now bitterly complaining about his constant moaning and whinging about the septic UKIP/Conservative "coalition" and his constant personal insults and sniping. #politicsoftheplaygr
ound

But since Callaghan's own standards of English are extremely poor and lacking, he won't understand the use of the word "septic" in this context.

#I'mclevererthanyou

For as long as this milksop and his loony colleagues continue to fizz, froth and foam at the mouth about inconsequentials, other councillors are getting on with running Basildon - and I will continue to expose him and his lies and constant stream of tawdry rubbish, for as long as he continues to attack and lie about me and my friends.

It was FOUR WEEKS AGO now. Get over it and pipe down. Get on with what the public are paying you for instead of tweeting empty threats and endless drivel.

#boredstiff
Oh dear, Callaghan doesn't like the truth and is now gobbing off about suing because a letter of mine has been published in a local paper. Obviously cannot take the truth. Can dish it out but cannot take it. #bigtrouble? I think not. The only "big trouble" is coming his way now that he has aroused absolute hatred and revulsion even from his own colleagues who are now bitterly complaining about his constant moaning and whinging about the septic UKIP/Conservative "coalition" and his constant personal insults and sniping. #politicsoftheplaygr ound But since Callaghan's own standards of English are extremely poor and lacking, he won't understand the use of the word "septic" in this context. #I'mclevererthanyou For as long as this milksop and his loony colleagues continue to fizz, froth and foam at the mouth about inconsequentials, other councillors are getting on with running Basildon - and I will continue to expose him and his lies and constant stream of tawdry rubbish, for as long as he continues to attack and lie about me and my friends. It was FOUR WEEKS AGO now. Get over it and pipe down. Get on with what the public are paying you for instead of tweeting empty threats and endless drivel. #boredstiff Kim Gandy
  • Score: -4

8:29am Fri 27 Jun 14

cropped hero says...

Politics of the playground Kim?

No one knows more about that than you.
Politics of the playground Kim? No one knows more about that than you. cropped hero
  • Score: 1

2:28pm Sun 29 Jun 14

KB Wickford says...

400.000 it cost to commission a "plan" help them decide where to build the new homes..
funny how we didnt hear about that cost before the council lost its control and now they are trying to get our support by bleating it cost them a ridiculous fortune which if they were still in majority control we wouldnt have even known about!!
Im so glad they feel ok to shell out hundreds of thousands for such a thing whilst telling US that they HAVE to switch off the lights from midnight to 5am to SAVE money!
You couldnt make it up could you!
400.000 it cost to commission a "plan" help them decide where to build the new homes.. funny how we didnt hear about that cost before the council lost its control and now they are trying to get our support by bleating it cost them a ridiculous fortune which if they were still in majority control we wouldnt have even known about!! Im so glad they feel ok to shell out hundreds of thousands for such a thing whilst telling US that they HAVE to switch off the lights from midnight to 5am to SAVE money! You couldnt make it up could you! KB Wickford
  • Score: 1

10:46am Mon 30 Jun 14

beverman says...

KB Wickford wrote:
400.000 it cost to commission a "plan" help them decide where to build the new homes..
funny how we didnt hear about that cost before the council lost its control and now they are trying to get our support by bleating it cost them a ridiculous fortune which if they were still in majority control we wouldnt have even known about!!
Im so glad they feel ok to shell out hundreds of thousands for such a thing whilst telling US that they HAVE to switch off the lights from midnight to 5am to SAVE money!
You couldnt make it up could you!
So make it £800,000, revise the plan and build all over Wickford.
Or
Leave the £400,000 plan that has been drawn up in place. It offers protection on development and saves the extra £400,000.
Errrrrr now let me think which option makes sense.
[quote][p][bold]KB Wickford[/bold] wrote: 400.000 it cost to commission a "plan" help them decide where to build the new homes.. funny how we didnt hear about that cost before the council lost its control and now they are trying to get our support by bleating it cost them a ridiculous fortune which if they were still in majority control we wouldnt have even known about!! Im so glad they feel ok to shell out hundreds of thousands for such a thing whilst telling US that they HAVE to switch off the lights from midnight to 5am to SAVE money! You couldnt make it up could you![/p][/quote]So make it £800,000, revise the plan and build all over Wickford. Or Leave the £400,000 plan that has been drawn up in place. It offers protection on development and saves the extra £400,000. Errrrrr now let me think which option makes sense. beverman
  • Score: 2

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