Tiptree: U's boss Cowling submits homes plans

A FOOTBALL club boss has submitted plans for 103 homes in a village.
The application by Colchester United’s chairman Robbie Cowling has been described as part of a “Masterplan for Tiptree”.
It includes a mixture of two to five-bedroom homes and parking, a 6,000 square metre village green with play area and pond, and 16 allotments.
Cash for the sale of homes would help fund development of the nearby new training ground at Florence Park and support its on going upkeep.
See Tuesday's Gazette for the full story.

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6:48pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Steve86 says...

Spend it on the poor team instead.
Spend it on the poor team instead. Steve86

10:27pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Spartan says...

Whilst the plans look ok at first glance and people knew it was coming (especially after Wilkin Plans),it is absolutely ridiculous to build houses on Grange road with no improvements onto Kelvedon road, the turn into vine road and with the increase in traffic into florence park which is ten fold what was stated in the LDF plans and subsequently approved. two road signs put up a matter of weeks ago are down because they have been hit by cars (nothing to do with ice).

The rest of grange road going towards Braxted is horrendous which I am sure most of the players that use it would agree with when their mercs bottom out.

Are the people who live in these houses going to have to walk IN Grange Road to get to the local school as there are no footpaths and cross on a blind bend.

I suppose people will be "baffled" when someone is seriously injured or worse on this road.

Whilst I do not blame Robbie Cowling for taking the opportunity, the whole Florence Park and proposed housing plans have been a complete farce.
Whilst the plans look ok at first glance and people knew it was coming (especially after Wilkin Plans),it is absolutely ridiculous to build houses on Grange road with no improvements onto Kelvedon road, the turn into vine road and with the increase in traffic into florence park which is ten fold what was stated in the LDF plans and subsequently approved. two road signs put up a matter of weeks ago are down because they have been hit by cars (nothing to do with ice). The rest of grange road going towards Braxted is horrendous which I am sure most of the players that use it would agree with when their mercs bottom out. Are the people who live in these houses going to have to walk IN Grange Road to get to the local school as there are no footpaths and cross on a blind bend. I suppose people will be "baffled" when someone is seriously injured or worse on this road. Whilst I do not blame Robbie Cowling for taking the opportunity, the whole Florence Park and proposed housing plans have been a complete farce. Spartan

1:37am Tue 11 Dec 12

Boris says...

"A football club boss has submitted plans for 103 homes in a village."
Why do Gazette stories usually start with such pleonastic sentences?
Everyone knows it is about Cowling and Tiptree, so why waste words on such pointless attempts to whip up interest in stories which each of us is probably interested in anyway?
"A football club boss has submitted plans for 103 homes in a village." Why do Gazette stories usually start with such pleonastic sentences? Everyone knows it is about Cowling and Tiptree, so why waste words on such pointless attempts to whip up interest in stories which each of us is probably interested in anyway? Boris

4:52pm Tue 11 Dec 12

Im_Like_HELLO says...

Scarcely believable that someone can think of more houses without improved transport, buses and community facilities
Scarcely believable that someone can think of more houses without improved transport, buses and community facilities Im_Like_HELLO

9:15pm Tue 11 Dec 12

jut1972 says...

Welcome to life in Colchester. Every development is the same. Except in places like Greenstead or Myland the proposals are for thousands of homes.
Welcome to life in Colchester. Every development is the same. Except in places like Greenstead or Myland the proposals are for thousands of homes. jut1972

9:15pm Tue 11 Dec 12

jut1972 says...

Welcome to life in Colchester. Every development is the same. Except in places like Greenstead or Myland the proposals are for thousands of homes.
Welcome to life in Colchester. Every development is the same. Except in places like Greenstead or Myland the proposals are for thousands of homes. jut1972

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