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Anger as 99 more homes approved for Canvey
6:20pm Friday 5th October 2012 in News
FURY erupted at a Castle Point Council meeting as plans for 99 more homes on Canvey were approved – weeks after 600 homes were given the green light at Thorney Bay.
Canvey is set to undergo its biggest housing development programme in decades after outline plans for two major developments totalling nearly 700 properties have been given the go ahead.
Despite receiving over 300 letters of objection to the plans for 16 homes and 83 flats off Point Road, Canvey, councillors passed the proposal.
Angry residents had to be ushered out of the council chamber, in Kiln Road, Thundersley on Tuesday for shouting and swearing from the public gallery in frustration.
Sam Duffield, 38, of Point Road, Canvey said: “Our council did not listen to us at all. Hundreds of people wrote in to object to the plans and the council just ignored every one of us.
“We will be speaking to a solicitor about taking this further as we are quite determined to put a stop to it. It’s not that we don’t want development there, it’s just that this amount of homes on that small site is just too much.”
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