Housing growth in Castle Point slows

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HOUSING growth in Castle Point has slowed dramatically leading to a shortfall of more than 500 homes new figures reveal.

Targets set by the East of England Plan meant Castle Point was previously expected to deliver 4,000 new homes between 2001 and 2021 - an average of 200 new properties a year.

Statistics, released last week, show the borough fell significantly short, only meeting the targets twice in the last eleven years.

A total of 1,618 new properties have been built in Castle Point since 2001, only 5.4 per cent of which were classified as affordable homes.

In the last financial year, 2011/12 only 51 additional homes were built in the borough.

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4:11pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Eric Whim says...

plenty of houses in Basildon/Laindon being built that are going unsold, according to several reports over the past six months or so by this newspaper.....
plenty of houses in Basildon/Laindon being built that are going unsold, according to several reports over the past six months or so by this newspaper..... Eric Whim
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4:23pm Wed 23 Jan 13

GrumpyofLeigh says...

Is this only half the story though? We are told that, across the country, planning permission has been granted for the construction of 400,000 homes yet, for whatever reason, the builders are not building. Is it the case that CP has kept its side of the deal and the builders have not?
(Not to mention the estimated 750,000 empty properties across the country.)
Is this only half the story though? We are told that, across the country, planning permission has been granted for the construction of 400,000 homes yet, for whatever reason, the builders are not building. Is it the case that CP has kept its side of the deal and the builders have not? (Not to mention the estimated 750,000 empty properties across the country.) GrumpyofLeigh
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4:24pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Local yachtsman says...

Plenty of homes for sale in Castle Point too, ask any estate agent.
Plenty of homes for sale in Castle Point too, ask any estate agent. Local yachtsman
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5:52pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Nebs says...

We need to get all these homes ready for rental quickly otherwise all the europeans from Romania and Bulgaria who can come over unrestricted in 2014 will have nowhere to live.
We need to get all these homes ready for rental quickly otherwise all the europeans from Romania and Bulgaria who can come over unrestricted in 2014 will have nowhere to live. Nebs
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6:43am Thu 24 Jan 13

soul man says...

theres plenty of growth in the immigrants though
theres plenty of growth in the immigrants though soul man
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10:40am Thu 24 Jan 13

upset says...

NO NO NO CPBC have built too many ask the normal crowd who have ago on here about the Tory's!!!
NO NO NO CPBC have built too many ask the normal crowd who have ago on here about the Tory's!!! upset
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11:03am Thu 24 Jan 13

Eric Whim says...

they're going to build all those on Canvey. Why do you think that they built the boy racer track also known as Roscommon Way?
they're going to build all those on Canvey. Why do you think that they built the boy racer track also known as Roscommon Way? Eric Whim
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12:51pm Thu 24 Jan 13

iknowbetter says...

upset wrote:
NO NO NO CPBC have built too many ask the normal crowd who have ago on here about the Tory's!!!
I'm not sure what goes on in your little world Upset but when was the last time CPBC "built" any houses? Since Thatcher sold off the bulk of council housing stock I cannot recall the last time CPBC built any new ones. Please enlighten us mere mortals.
[quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: NO NO NO CPBC have built too many ask the normal crowd who have ago on here about the Tory's!!![/p][/quote]I'm not sure what goes on in your little world Upset but when was the last time CPBC "built" any houses? Since Thatcher sold off the bulk of council housing stock I cannot recall the last time CPBC built any new ones. Please enlighten us mere mortals. iknowbetter
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12:49pm Fri 25 Jan 13

upset says...

iknowbetter wrote:
upset wrote:
NO NO NO CPBC have built too many ask the normal crowd who have ago on here about the Tory's!!!
I'm not sure what goes on in your little world Upset but when was the last time CPBC "built" any houses? Since Thatcher sold off the bulk of council housing stock I cannot recall the last time CPBC built any new ones. Please enlighten us mere mortals.
They have allowed numerous flats to be built, even though the large majority on here complain if someone puts in for planing let alone actually start building.
[quote][p][bold]iknowbetter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: NO NO NO CPBC have built too many ask the normal crowd who have ago on here about the Tory's!!![/p][/quote]I'm not sure what goes on in your little world Upset but when was the last time CPBC "built" any houses? Since Thatcher sold off the bulk of council housing stock I cannot recall the last time CPBC built any new ones. Please enlighten us mere mortals.[/p][/quote]They have allowed numerous flats to be built, even though the large majority on here complain if someone puts in for planing let alone actually start building. upset
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2:00pm Fri 25 Jan 13

John T Pharro says...

upset wrote:
iknowbetter wrote:
upset wrote:
NO NO NO CPBC have built too many ask the normal crowd who have ago on here about the Tory's!!!
I'm not sure what goes on in your little world Upset but when was the last time CPBC "built" any houses? Since Thatcher sold off the bulk of council housing stock I cannot recall the last time CPBC built any new ones. Please enlighten us mere mortals.
They have allowed numerous flats to be built, even though the large majority on here complain if someone puts in for planing let alone actually start building.
Shot yourself in the foot again "upset". Iknowbetter said " houses". It is not houses that residents complained about building at Canvey Supply but flats and as you have said Castle Point Council have allowed "numerous flats" not houses.
The other major developments proposed and objected to are greenbelt, on flood risks and in areas in hazardous areas (Thorney Bay) with infrastructure that cannot cope. Even our MP says that is not addressed and to her credit raised it in parliament. So what is real real constructive complaint?
[quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iknowbetter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: NO NO NO CPBC have built too many ask the normal crowd who have ago on here about the Tory's!!![/p][/quote]I'm not sure what goes on in your little world Upset but when was the last time CPBC "built" any houses? Since Thatcher sold off the bulk of council housing stock I cannot recall the last time CPBC built any new ones. Please enlighten us mere mortals.[/p][/quote]They have allowed numerous flats to be built, even though the large majority on here complain if someone puts in for planing let alone actually start building.[/p][/quote]Shot yourself in the foot again "upset". Iknowbetter said " houses". It is not houses that residents complained about building at Canvey Supply but flats and as you have said Castle Point Council have allowed "numerous flats" not houses. The other major developments proposed and objected to are greenbelt, on flood risks and in areas in hazardous areas (Thorney Bay) with infrastructure that cannot cope. Even our MP says that is not addressed and to her credit raised it in parliament. So what is real real constructive complaint? John T Pharro
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