Country club’s luxury homes plan slammed

Gary Peachey at Stock Brook Manor

Gary Peachey at Stock Brook Manor

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A LUXURY housing development could be built in the grounds of a popular country club.

The Peachey family, which owns Stock Brook Manor, in Billericay, want to put 14 large, executive homes on the popular golf course.

They have submitted an application for outline planning permission to Basildon Council. It would see two-storeyhouses built along Queens Park Avenue up to the clubhouse, with trees and hedges planted down the entrance route to create a leafy “avenue”.

The application states the development would help Basildon Council meet demand for new homes and provide much-needed bigger properties for the borough.

Phil Turner, deputy leader and cabinet member for housing, has slammed the owners for sacrificing the “lung of Billericay” to make money.

He said: “We don’t need those houses. We have already got our plan together and it’s currently going to consultation, so those 14 homes are not going to make much difference.

“We want aspirational houses.

We would like to see big homes as much as affordable housing because I agree we probably haven't got enough, but this development is not going to benefit the community.

“The owners of Stock Brook Manor are giving up a rich piece of landscape, which is the lung of Billericay, for 14 homes. It is opportunistic.

“I’m not saying we shouldn’t be looking at this type of housing, but it shouldn’t be on that land. I am happy to look at a more appropriate site.”

The family bought the country club and golf course, which has been named one of the top wedding venues in the country, four years ago.

Director Gary Peachey, 53, defended the proposals but said he could not yet reveal further details or a timescale for the development.

He added: “It’s still in the very early stages.

“The homes will be built along Queens Park Avenue, so the idea is to really enhance the area and transform the road into the avenue it is meant to be.

“They will be executive homes at the high end of the market.

There is a lack of properties of that type in the area on the market.”

Basildon Council will make a decision on the outline planning permission in the next few months.

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5:22pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Southchurch75 says...

So it's ok for Basildon Council to sell off part of Gloucester Park and allow houses to be built there but not ok to allow the owners of Stock Brook to build houses on their land. "Lung of Billericay".... Surely Gloucester Park provided the same function for Basildon? Smacks me me of double standards and politics of envy!
So it's ok for Basildon Council to sell off part of Gloucester Park and allow houses to be built there but not ok to allow the owners of Stock Brook to build houses on their land. "Lung of Billericay".... Surely Gloucester Park provided the same function for Basildon? Smacks me me of double standards and politics of envy! Southchurch75
  • Score: 18

5:33pm Thu 13 Mar 14

J Arthur Rank says...

Anything the Peachey family do is to do with making money or massaging their overinflated egos. It will have nothing whatsoever to do with " help(ing) Basildon Council meet demand for new homes and provide much-needed bigger properties for the borough".
Anything the Peachey family do is to do with making money or massaging their overinflated egos. It will have nothing whatsoever to do with " help(ing) Basildon Council meet demand for new homes and provide much-needed bigger properties for the borough". J Arthur Rank
  • Score: 8

5:36pm Thu 13 Mar 14

LinfordsLunchbox says...

"The application states the
development would help
Basildon Council meet demand
for new homes and provide
much-needed bigger properties
for the borough." what with 14 homes? they just want to line their pockets
"The application states the development would help Basildon Council meet demand for new homes and provide much-needed bigger properties for the borough." what with 14 homes? they just want to line their pockets LinfordsLunchbox
  • Score: 6

5:47pm Thu 13 Mar 14

TheWizzard says...

Phil Turner, deputy leader and cabinet member for housing, has slammed the owners for sacrificing the “lung of Billericay” to make money.

Pot, kettle and black come to mind
Phil Turner, deputy leader and cabinet member for housing, has slammed the owners for sacrificing the “lung of Billericay” to make money. Pot, kettle and black come to mind TheWizzard
  • Score: 12

5:47pm Thu 13 Mar 14

TheWizzard says...

Phil Turner, deputy leader and cabinet member for housing, has slammed the owners for sacrificing the “lung of Billericay” to make money.

Pot, kettle and black come to mind
Phil Turner, deputy leader and cabinet member for housing, has slammed the owners for sacrificing the “lung of Billericay” to make money. Pot, kettle and black come to mind TheWizzard
  • Score: 2

6:15pm Thu 13 Mar 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

J Arthur Rank wrote:
Anything the Peachey family do is to do with making money or massaging their overinflated egos. It will have nothing whatsoever to do with " help(ing) Basildon Council meet demand for new homes and provide much-needed bigger properties for the borough".
Quite normal, it's called living, funny how people object to these plush properties, yet shrug and say OK, for a sprawling campsite, full of scrap dealers and wild horses, land in a huge area...
[quote][p][bold]J Arthur Rank[/bold] wrote: Anything the Peachey family do is to do with making money or massaging their overinflated egos. It will have nothing whatsoever to do with " help(ing) Basildon Council meet demand for new homes and provide much-needed bigger properties for the borough".[/p][/quote]Quite normal, it's called living, funny how people object to these plush properties, yet shrug and say OK, for a sprawling campsite, full of scrap dealers and wild horses, land in a huge area... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 8

6:15pm Thu 13 Mar 14

pembury53 says...

LinfordsLunchbox wrote:
"The application states the
development would help
Basildon Council meet demand
for new homes and provide
much-needed bigger properties
for the borough." what with 14 homes? they just want to line their pockets
you seriously think any developer builds homes of any size, in any location, without the sole purpose of lining their pockets ? would you ?
[quote][p][bold]LinfordsLunchbox[/bold] wrote: "The application states the development would help Basildon Council meet demand for new homes and provide much-needed bigger properties for the borough." what with 14 homes? they just want to line their pockets[/p][/quote]you seriously think any developer builds homes of any size, in any location, without the sole purpose of lining their pockets ? would you ? pembury53
  • Score: 5

6:34pm Thu 13 Mar 14

J Arthur Rank says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense
wrote:
J Arthur Rank wrote:
Anything the Peachey family do is to do with making money or massaging their overinflated egos. It will have nothing whatsoever to do with " help(ing) Basildon Council meet demand for new homes and provide much-needed bigger properties for the borough".
Quite normal, it's called living, funny how people object to these plush properties, yet shrug and say OK, for a sprawling campsite, full of scrap dealers and wild horses, land in a huge area...
If you are suggesting that I object to "these plush properties" I can assure you I don't. What I object to is the pretence.
[quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J Arthur Rank[/bold] wrote: Anything the Peachey family do is to do with making money or massaging their overinflated egos. It will have nothing whatsoever to do with " help(ing) Basildon Council meet demand for new homes and provide much-needed bigger properties for the borough".[/p][/quote]Quite normal, it's called living, funny how people object to these plush properties, yet shrug and say OK, for a sprawling campsite, full of scrap dealers and wild horses, land in a huge area...[/p][/quote]If you are suggesting that I object to "these plush properties" I can assure you I don't. What I object to is the pretence. J Arthur Rank
  • Score: 4

6:36pm Thu 13 Mar 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

J Arthur Rank wrote:
carnmountyouknowitma

kessense
wrote:
J Arthur Rank wrote:
Anything the Peachey family do is to do with making money or massaging their overinflated egos. It will have nothing whatsoever to do with " help(ing) Basildon Council meet demand for new homes and provide much-needed bigger properties for the borough".
Quite normal, it's called living, funny how people object to these plush properties, yet shrug and say OK, for a sprawling campsite, full of scrap dealers and wild horses, land in a huge area...
If you are suggesting that I object to "these plush properties" I can assure you I don't. What I object to is the pretence.
Don't be so Picky...
[quote][p][bold]J Arthur Rank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J Arthur Rank[/bold] wrote: Anything the Peachey family do is to do with making money or massaging their overinflated egos. It will have nothing whatsoever to do with " help(ing) Basildon Council meet demand for new homes and provide much-needed bigger properties for the borough".[/p][/quote]Quite normal, it's called living, funny how people object to these plush properties, yet shrug and say OK, for a sprawling campsite, full of scrap dealers and wild horses, land in a huge area...[/p][/quote]If you are suggesting that I object to "these plush properties" I can assure you I don't. What I object to is the pretence.[/p][/quote]Don't be so Picky... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 0

1:55pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Sensible Man says...

There should be NO further building ANYWHERE in Essex. Essex is full up. Send the horrible shoebox merchants to Scotland where there is LOADS of room. Or - alternatively - send them to the garden of carnmountyouknowitma / Lordmountfield / blah blah blah numerous other aliases .... and let them build there!!!!

Or - alternatively - STOP ALL IMMIGRATION FROM EVERYWHERE!!! No more people equals no more houses required. Plus stop all child benefit etc. after two kids. Everyone should be socially / financially responsible and stop at two.
There should be NO further building ANYWHERE in Essex. Essex is full up. Send the horrible shoebox merchants to Scotland where there is LOADS of room. Or - alternatively - send them to the garden of carnmountyouknowitma / Lordmountfield / blah blah blah numerous other aliases .... and let them build there!!!! Or - alternatively - STOP ALL IMMIGRATION FROM EVERYWHERE!!! No more people equals no more houses required. Plus stop all child benefit etc. after two kids. Everyone should be socially / financially responsible and stop at two. Sensible Man
  • Score: 2

2:41pm Fri 14 Mar 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Sensible Man wrote:
There should be NO further building ANYWHERE in Essex. Essex is full up. Send the horrible shoebox merchants to Scotland where there is LOADS of room. Or - alternatively - send them to the garden of carnmountyouknowitma / Lordmountfield / blah blah blah numerous other aliases .... and let them build there!!!!

Or - alternatively - STOP ALL IMMIGRATION FROM EVERYWHERE!!! No more people equals no more houses required. Plus stop all child benefit etc. after two kids. Everyone should be socially / financially responsible and stop at two.
Benfleet, Thundersley Basildon and pitsea, without forgetting Canvey, are all going to be built upon.....Rayleigh remains untouched....
[quote][p][bold]Sensible Man[/bold] wrote: There should be NO further building ANYWHERE in Essex. Essex is full up. Send the horrible shoebox merchants to Scotland where there is LOADS of room. Or - alternatively - send them to the garden of carnmountyouknowitma / Lordmountfield / blah blah blah numerous other aliases .... and let them build there!!!! Or - alternatively - STOP ALL IMMIGRATION FROM EVERYWHERE!!! No more people equals no more houses required. Plus stop all child benefit etc. after two kids. Everyone should be socially / financially responsible and stop at two.[/p][/quote]Benfleet, Thundersley Basildon and pitsea, without forgetting Canvey, are all going to be built upon.....Rayleigh remains untouched.... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: -1

3:00pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Sensible Man says...

Er - Rayleigh remains untouched??? What about the filthy proposal for 700+ houses off Rawreth Lane? You REALLY do not know what you are talking about do you?? And by the way - best wishes to the Rayleigh Action Group in their plans to get the FILTHY Rawreth Lane proposal thrown out as it oh so obviously should be.

STOP ALL IMMIGRATION FROM EVERYWHERE!!!! Save the Green Belt.

KICK CONCRETE-LOVING ROCHFORD COUNCIL OUT - UKIP IN AT THE NEXT ELECTION!!!! Bye Bye Tory Shoebox Lovers!!!!
Er - Rayleigh remains untouched??? What about the filthy proposal for 700+ houses off Rawreth Lane? You REALLY do not know what you are talking about do you?? And by the way - best wishes to the Rayleigh Action Group in their plans to get the FILTHY Rawreth Lane proposal thrown out as it oh so obviously should be. STOP ALL IMMIGRATION FROM EVERYWHERE!!!! Save the Green Belt. KICK CONCRETE-LOVING ROCHFORD COUNCIL OUT - UKIP IN AT THE NEXT ELECTION!!!! Bye Bye Tory Shoebox Lovers!!!! Sensible Man
  • Score: 0

3:22pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Sensible Man says...

By the way - has our silent Conservative MP Mr. Francois done or said anything to oppose the filthy Rawreth Lane proposal? He really does seem to be a VERY quiet man.
By the way - has our silent Conservative MP Mr. Francois done or said anything to oppose the filthy Rawreth Lane proposal? He really does seem to be a VERY quiet man. Sensible Man
  • Score: 1

3:52pm Fri 14 Mar 14

andy:) says...

Sensible Man wrote:
There should be NO further building ANYWHERE in Essex. Essex is full up. Send the horrible shoebox merchants to Scotland where there is LOADS of room. Or - alternatively - send them to the garden of carnmountyouknowitma / Lordmountfield / blah blah blah numerous other aliases .... and let them build there!!!!

Or - alternatively - STOP ALL IMMIGRATION FROM EVERYWHERE!!! No more people equals no more houses required. Plus stop all child benefit etc. after two kids. Everyone should be socially / financially responsible and stop at two.
I think youll find the population will grow even without immigration.
[quote][p][bold]Sensible Man[/bold] wrote: There should be NO further building ANYWHERE in Essex. Essex is full up. Send the horrible shoebox merchants to Scotland where there is LOADS of room. Or - alternatively - send them to the garden of carnmountyouknowitma / Lordmountfield / blah blah blah numerous other aliases .... and let them build there!!!! Or - alternatively - STOP ALL IMMIGRATION FROM EVERYWHERE!!! No more people equals no more houses required. Plus stop all child benefit etc. after two kids. Everyone should be socially / financially responsible and stop at two.[/p][/quote]I think youll find the population will grow even without immigration. andy:)
  • Score: 1

5:25pm Fri 14 Mar 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Sensible Man wrote:
Er - Rayleigh remains untouched??? What about the filthy proposal for 700+ houses off Rawreth Lane? You REALLY do not know what you are talking about do you?? And by the way - best wishes to the Rayleigh Action Group in their plans to get the FILTHY Rawreth Lane proposal thrown out as it oh so obviously should be.

STOP ALL IMMIGRATION FROM EVERYWHERE!!!! Save the Green Belt.

KICK CONCRETE-LOVING ROCHFORD COUNCIL OUT - UKIP IN AT THE NEXT ELECTION!!!! Bye Bye Tory Shoebox Lovers!!!!
The conservation area, around the Mount dear Boy, will remain, the same way it has been, for the last 70 years...
[quote][p][bold]Sensible Man[/bold] wrote: Er - Rayleigh remains untouched??? What about the filthy proposal for 700+ houses off Rawreth Lane? You REALLY do not know what you are talking about do you?? And by the way - best wishes to the Rayleigh Action Group in their plans to get the FILTHY Rawreth Lane proposal thrown out as it oh so obviously should be. STOP ALL IMMIGRATION FROM EVERYWHERE!!!! Save the Green Belt. KICK CONCRETE-LOVING ROCHFORD COUNCIL OUT - UKIP IN AT THE NEXT ELECTION!!!! Bye Bye Tory Shoebox Lovers!!!![/p][/quote]The conservation area, around the Mount dear Boy, will remain, the same way it has been, for the last 70 years... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 2

7:06pm Fri 14 Mar 14

pembury53 says...

andy:) wrote:
Sensible Man wrote:
There should be NO further building ANYWHERE in Essex. Essex is full up. Send the horrible shoebox merchants to Scotland where there is LOADS of room. Or - alternatively - send them to the garden of carnmountyouknowitma / Lordmountfield / blah blah blah numerous other aliases .... and let them build there!!!!

Or - alternatively - STOP ALL IMMIGRATION FROM EVERYWHERE!!! No more people equals no more houses required. Plus stop all child benefit etc. after two kids. Everyone should be socially / financially responsible and stop at two.
I think youll find the population will grow even without immigration.
you should take a look at the statistics for birth rates, english versus immigrants.......... if that isn't enough to get you voting UKIP then i guess nothing ever will....
[quote][p][bold]andy:)[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sensible Man[/bold] wrote: There should be NO further building ANYWHERE in Essex. Essex is full up. Send the horrible shoebox merchants to Scotland where there is LOADS of room. Or - alternatively - send them to the garden of carnmountyouknowitma / Lordmountfield / blah blah blah numerous other aliases .... and let them build there!!!! Or - alternatively - STOP ALL IMMIGRATION FROM EVERYWHERE!!! No more people equals no more houses required. Plus stop all child benefit etc. after two kids. Everyone should be socially / financially responsible and stop at two.[/p][/quote]I think youll find the population will grow even without immigration.[/p][/quote]you should take a look at the statistics for birth rates, english versus immigrants.......... if that isn't enough to get you voting UKIP then i guess nothing ever will.... pembury53
  • Score: -3

7:08pm Fri 14 Mar 14

pembury53 says...

andy:) wrote:
Sensible Man wrote:
There should be NO further building ANYWHERE in Essex. Essex is full up. Send the horrible shoebox merchants to Scotland where there is LOADS of room. Or - alternatively - send them to the garden of carnmountyouknowitma / Lordmountfield / blah blah blah numerous other aliases .... and let them build there!!!!

Or - alternatively - STOP ALL IMMIGRATION FROM EVERYWHERE!!! No more people equals no more houses required. Plus stop all child benefit etc. after two kids. Everyone should be socially / financially responsible and stop at two.
I think youll find the population will grow even without immigration.
you should take a look at the statistics for birth rates, english versus immigrants.......... if that isn't enough to get you voting UKIP then i guess nothing ever will....
[quote][p][bold]andy:)[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sensible Man[/bold] wrote: There should be NO further building ANYWHERE in Essex. Essex is full up. Send the horrible shoebox merchants to Scotland where there is LOADS of room. Or - alternatively - send them to the garden of carnmountyouknowitma / Lordmountfield / blah blah blah numerous other aliases .... and let them build there!!!! Or - alternatively - STOP ALL IMMIGRATION FROM EVERYWHERE!!! No more people equals no more houses required. Plus stop all child benefit etc. after two kids. Everyone should be socially / financially responsible and stop at two.[/p][/quote]I think youll find the population will grow even without immigration.[/p][/quote]you should take a look at the statistics for birth rates, english versus immigrants.......... if that isn't enough to get you voting UKIP then i guess nothing ever will.... pembury53
  • Score: -2

2:00pm Sat 15 Mar 14

ThisYear says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense
wrote:
J Arthur Rank wrote:
Anything the Peachey family do is to do with making money or massaging their overinflated egos. It will have nothing whatsoever to do with " help(ing) Basildon Council meet demand for new homes and provide much-needed bigger properties for the borough".
Quite normal, it's called living, funny how people object to these plush properties, yet shrug and say OK, for a sprawling campsite, full of scrap dealers and wild horses, land in a huge area...
Hello there, can you give an example of people shrugging and saying OK, "for a sprawling campsite, full of scrap dealers and wild horses, land in a huge area"

I think the very opposite is the fact of the matter..
[quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J Arthur Rank[/bold] wrote: Anything the Peachey family do is to do with making money or massaging their overinflated egos. It will have nothing whatsoever to do with " help(ing) Basildon Council meet demand for new homes and provide much-needed bigger properties for the borough".[/p][/quote]Quite normal, it's called living, funny how people object to these plush properties, yet shrug and say OK, for a sprawling campsite, full of scrap dealers and wild horses, land in a huge area...[/p][/quote]Hello there, can you give an example of people shrugging and saying OK, "for a sprawling campsite, full of scrap dealers and wild horses, land in a huge area" I think the very opposite is the fact of the matter.. ThisYear
  • Score: -1

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