Residents urged to buy up Gas rec site to stop development

Gazette: Residents urged to buy up Gas rec site to stop developmenr Residents urged to buy up Gas rec site to stop developmenr

A CAMPAIGN group should be formed to protect football pitches from a housing development, it is claimed. 

Paul Smith, borough councillor for St John’s, is calling on residents’ groups to put the Gas Rec field, off Bromley Road, forward as an "asset of community value".

The status, which has not been used in Colchester before, would give them the chance to buy the land and stop developer Dishland building homes on it.

“We are saying to the developer ‘you cannot go ahead and do what you like’, this is a community space is designated as such," said Mr Smith.

Dennis Diggin, director at Dishland, has said no plans have been finalised.

 

 

 

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1:21pm Wed 28 Nov 12

TDT_Col says...

TDT_Col wrote:
Start with stopping migration from Greenstead. Would keep crime contain to one area!
* contained
[quote][p][bold]TDT_Col[/bold] wrote: Start with stopping migration from Greenstead. Would keep crime contain to one area![/p][/quote]* contained TDT_Col
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1:31pm Wed 28 Nov 12

GreensteadResident says...

Well I will soon be an ex-resident of Greenstead. I started digging my escape tunnels sometime ago.
Well I will soon be an ex-resident of Greenstead. I started digging my escape tunnels sometime ago. GreensteadResident
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2:05pm Wed 28 Nov 12

romantic says...

TDT_Col wrote:
Start with stopping migration from Greenstead. Would keep crime contain to one area!
What a sweeping statement. Have you ever even been to Greenstead?
[quote][p][bold]TDT_Col[/bold] wrote: Start with stopping migration from Greenstead. Would keep crime contain to one area![/p][/quote]What a sweeping statement. Have you ever even been to Greenstead? romantic
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9:43pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Sdapeze says...

Sdapeze is no more. Censured by the Gazette. Good luck everytbody. You have a free run.
Sdapeze is no more. Censured by the Gazette. Good luck everytbody. You have a free run. Sdapeze
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10:44pm Wed 28 Nov 12

romantic says...

Sdapeze wrote:
Sdapeze is no more. Censured by the Gazette. Good luck everytbody. You have a free run.
sorry to hear that, sdapeze, it's always good to get alternative viewpoints on things. Good luck to you as well.
[quote][p][bold]Sdapeze[/bold] wrote: Sdapeze is no more. Censured by the Gazette. Good luck everytbody. You have a free run.[/p][/quote]sorry to hear that, sdapeze, it's always good to get alternative viewpoints on things. Good luck to you as well. romantic
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