Euro MP Stuart Agnew backs Billericay green belt battle

Euro MP backs green belt battle

Euro MP backs green belt battle

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A EURO MP has stepped in to lend his support to green belt campaigners fighting housing development in Billericay.

Stuart Agnew, Ukip Member of the European Parliament, visited Outwood Common Road, in Billericay, along with Billericay East candidate Terry Gandy and Billericay West candidate Susan McCaffery.

Both are fighting for Ukip seats in the Basildon Council elections on May 22.

The land has been included in Basildon Council’s draft local plan as a site of potential housing development between now and 2031, much to the outrage of residents, who fear their town will merge with Basildon.

Mr Agnew said: “I saw two perfectly good wheat fields scheduled to be concreted over for housing and yet, while I was driving through south Essex, there were several noticeable areas of abandoned industrial activity that could and should be used for housing.

“I am concerned councillors are making life easy for developers when they are looking for ways to insert more housing into local communities.

“It also makes no sense to me, as a farmer, for land to be taken out of crop production, when worldwide demand for food has never been greater.”

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12:59pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Howard Cháse says...

Can he join in with a few battles south of the A127 please?
Can he join in with a few battles south of the A127 please? Howard Cháse
  • Score: 6

2:59pm Sat 12 Apr 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

About as much influence as Vanessa Redgrave gives support to Dale Farm Travellers, why because he's doing for his own ends, showing support for the hard done by, green belt lovers, earns him a few points, won't change a bean, in the decision making, regarding the need for more housing.
About as much influence as Vanessa Redgrave gives support to Dale Farm Travellers, why because he's doing for his own ends, showing support for the hard done by, green belt lovers, earns him a few points, won't change a bean, in the decision making, regarding the need for more housing. carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 3

3:12pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Jack222 says...

UKIP are nuts; we need more housing on brownfields and greenfields.

But I dont expect anything rational from them.
UKIP are nuts; we need more housing on brownfields and greenfields. But I dont expect anything rational from them. Jack222
  • Score: -6

5:18pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Devils Advocate says...

Billericay candidate Terry Gandy? Please tell me that is not Kim dressed up there!!!!????? :( :( :( ***
Still, if he comes from europe, perhaps on his way back Spiro will drop off and lend a hand to us in the South A127 diocese, who have about twenty times the houses destined to Billericay, to be built on the postage stamps we have remaining. Has anyone compared the green space in and around Willerbicay with our little hill here in Bas?
Billericay candidate Terry Gandy? Please tell me that is not Kim dressed up there!!!!????? :( :( :( *** Still, if he comes from europe, perhaps on his way back Spiro will drop off and lend a hand to us in the South A127 diocese, who have about twenty times the houses destined to Billericay, to be built on the postage stamps we have remaining. Has anyone compared the green space in and around Willerbicay with our little hill here in Bas? Devils Advocate
  • Score: 3

5:36pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Howard Cháse says...

Devils Advocate wrote:
Billericay candidate Terry Gandy? Please tell me that is not Kim dressed up there!!!!????? :( :( :( ***
Still, if he comes from europe, perhaps on his way back Spiro will drop off and lend a hand to us in the South A127 diocese, who have about twenty times the houses destined to Billericay, to be built on the postage stamps we have remaining. Has anyone compared the green space in and around Willerbicay with our little hill here in Bas?
Is My Hat man Gandy Kim's husband or her dad?
[quote][p][bold]Devils Advocate[/bold] wrote: Billericay candidate Terry Gandy? Please tell me that is not Kim dressed up there!!!!????? :( :( :( *** Still, if he comes from europe, perhaps on his way back Spiro will drop off and lend a hand to us in the South A127 diocese, who have about twenty times the houses destined to Billericay, to be built on the postage stamps we have remaining. Has anyone compared the green space in and around Willerbicay with our little hill here in Bas?[/p][/quote]Is My Hat man Gandy Kim's husband or her dad? Howard Cháse
  • Score: 4

5:56pm Sat 12 Apr 14

ThisYear says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
Devils Advocate wrote:
Billericay candidate Terry Gandy? Please tell me that is not Kim dressed up there!!!!????? :( :( :( ***
Still, if he comes from europe, perhaps on his way back Spiro will drop off and lend a hand to us in the South A127 diocese, who have about twenty times the houses destined to Billericay, to be built on the postage stamps we have remaining. Has anyone compared the green space in and around Willerbicay with our little hill here in Bas?
Is My Hat man Gandy Kim's husband or her dad?
The Ukip rosette looks like something you might be awarded at crufts..for turning up.
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Devils Advocate[/bold] wrote: Billericay candidate Terry Gandy? Please tell me that is not Kim dressed up there!!!!????? :( :( :( *** Still, if he comes from europe, perhaps on his way back Spiro will drop off and lend a hand to us in the South A127 diocese, who have about twenty times the houses destined to Billericay, to be built on the postage stamps we have remaining. Has anyone compared the green space in and around Willerbicay with our little hill here in Bas?[/p][/quote]Is My Hat man Gandy Kim's husband or her dad?[/p][/quote]The Ukip rosette looks like something you might be awarded at crufts..for turning up. ThisYear
  • Score: 0

10:53am Mon 14 Apr 14

beverman says...

These 3 won't be around in 30 years time!
The only interest they have is for now and trying to bang the greenbelt drum for a few votes.
Oh and Billericay IS in Basildon.... same as Pitsea, same as Wickford, fact. Hyacinth Bucket springs to mind.... "One does not wish to merge with Basildon".
These 3 won't be around in 30 years time! The only interest they have is for now and trying to bang the greenbelt drum for a few votes. Oh and Billericay IS in Basildon.... same as Pitsea, same as Wickford, fact. Hyacinth Bucket springs to mind.... "One does not wish to merge with Basildon". beverman
  • Score: 6

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