Horsley Cross could jeopardise Local Plan

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FEARS have been raised that Tendring’s Local Plan could be thrown out if controversial employment land is included.

Land at Horsley Cross was a last minute addition to the plan which is currently out to consultation with the public until January 7.

Owners have drawn up plans to turn it into an industrial site. Tendring bosses have called for more advice on whether the land should be included.

Tendring Council’s cabinet discussed a review of the whole planning history of the land and its potential for development at their meeting on Wednesday.

But they called for more information as they worried its inclusion could end up with the Local Plan being thrown out when it goes before a Government inspector next year.

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1:18pm Fri 14 Dec 12

smokeyjoe,colchester says...

Hope they include the Horsley Cross developement and the "masterplan" does not happen. Build houses where there are no jobs, no additional schools, poor road access to the area, no police and a few getting rich while the rest of us have had to suffer the eyesores they have made to date. Take the industry to where it has a chance of thriving.
Hope they include the Horsley Cross developement and the "masterplan" does not happen. Build houses where there are no jobs, no additional schools, poor road access to the area, no police and a few getting rich while the rest of us have had to suffer the eyesores they have made to date. Take the industry to where it has a chance of thriving. smokeyjoe,colchester
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8:33pm Fri 14 Dec 12

katsmum says...

Perhaps the question should be why was it a last minute decision? The timing stank it was passed by one vote when other Councillors were unable to attend. Why are the Councillors who are most in favour of this from areas which need employment yet live furthest away? Why are they not demanding this development within their own constituency? It does not add up something has a foul odour about it. Open up this corridor then the whole green belt area around the A120 is in jeopardy
Perhaps the question should be why was it a last minute decision? The timing stank it was passed by one vote when other Councillors were unable to attend. Why are the Councillors who are most in favour of this from areas which need employment yet live furthest away? Why are they not demanding this development within their own constituency? It does not add up something has a foul odour about it. Open up this corridor then the whole green belt area around the A120 is in jeopardy katsmum
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4:53pm Sat 15 Dec 12

CRG2001 says...

The A120 corridor is the employment lifeline to the Tendring District, and should be developed in strategic locations such as Horsley Cross for the mutual benefit of all of the residents. I agree that this does have a foul odour about it emanating from a few selfish people that do not appear to care about the future prosperity of the area, and who would deny our youth meaningful employment.
The A120 corridor is the employment lifeline to the Tendring District, and should be developed in strategic locations such as Horsley Cross for the mutual benefit of all of the residents. I agree that this does have a foul odour about it emanating from a few selfish people that do not appear to care about the future prosperity of the area, and who would deny our youth meaningful employment. CRG2001
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