Garages to homes plan given council nod

GARAGES will be demolished to make way for social housing at three sites in Colchester.

A total of 71 garages will be knocked down with eight affordable homes being built in their place at two sites in Greenstead and one in the Barn Hall estate.

Members of Colchester Council’s planning committee at a meeting yesterday evening agreed there was a need for affordable housing and there were no grounds to refuse Estuary Housing Association plans for Stalin Road, Rosalind Close and Affleck Road.

But they rejected similar plans to replace four garages with three homes in Swan Grove, Chappel, and deferred plans to build three homes in place of 34 garages in Mason Close, Shrub End, to allow the developers time to add a visitor’s parking space to the proposals.

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6:23pm Sat 19 Jan 13

KA-Wivenhoe says...

Thank you Gazette.

Glad to see the awful bigoted racist comments removed promptly.

Somebody should do the same with the idiot that posted them in the first place!
Thank you Gazette. Glad to see the awful bigoted racist comments removed promptly. Somebody should do the same with the idiot that posted them in the first place! KA-Wivenhoe

8:20pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Boris says...

I agree with KA. The comments now removed were offensive and one of them came from a known racist source.
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The Gazette is greatly superior to the EADT, in that all comments appear immediately, but anyone can report a comment as being out of order, and if the editorial staff agree, the offending post is removed, and the offender is warned or - I believe - banned.
At the EADT you can also comment, but it won't appear till after it has been moderated, i.e. next working day in many cases. Also if your comment is polite but opposed to the EADT's line of old-style conservatism and support for nuclear power, it will be rejected.
I agree with KA. The comments now removed were offensive and one of them came from a known racist source. . The Gazette is greatly superior to the EADT, in that all comments appear immediately, but anyone can report a comment as being out of order, and if the editorial staff agree, the offending post is removed, and the offender is warned or - I believe - banned. At the EADT you can also comment, but it won't appear till after it has been moderated, i.e. next working day in many cases. Also if your comment is polite but opposed to the EADT's line of old-style conservatism and support for nuclear power, it will be rejected. Boris

9:19pm Sat 19 Jan 13

super waluigi says...

This is all well and good, but I made some genuine comments to this thread, and they where also removed.
This is all well and good, but I made some genuine comments to this thread, and they where also removed. super waluigi

9:55pm Sat 19 Jan 13

KA-Wivenhoe says...

super waluigi wrote:
This is all well and good, but I made some genuine comments to this thread, and they where also removed.
Regretfully that is the price you pay for replying to the troll in the first place.

I just reported the original post, and because of the responses showing, the whole thread was removed - quite rightly.

If you have some valid comments to make on the story, surely there is nothing to stop you making them again?
[quote][p][bold]super waluigi[/bold] wrote: This is all well and good, but I made some genuine comments to this thread, and they where also removed.[/p][/quote]Regretfully that is the price you pay for replying to the troll in the first place. I just reported the original post, and because of the responses showing, the whole thread was removed - quite rightly. If you have some valid comments to make on the story, surely there is nothing to stop you making them again? KA-Wivenhoe

10:32pm Sat 19 Jan 13

super waluigi says...

Ok.

I have friends who are in house shares and have been for quite some time. I understand that there is lists for sicial housing and some people place higher than others. But I am pleased that space is being made for social housing. Shame it's only 8 houses being built, but it is something.

I wrote more than this last time, but I got cut short by Kris and his racism.....

Thanks
Ok. I have friends who are in house shares and have been for quite some time. I understand that there is lists for sicial housing and some people place higher than others. But I am pleased that space is being made for social housing. Shame it's only 8 houses being built, but it is something. I wrote more than this last time, but I got cut short by Kris and his racism..... Thanks super waluigi

12:28pm Sun 20 Jan 13

GreensteadResident says...

I used to be a big supporter of the NHS, welfare state and council housing but the longer I live the more I see it as a failed but well-intentioned idea that is no longer manageable or affordable.

What is needed is better regulated private housing sector and the return of old rent control system that was abolished by Thatcher.

Furthermore the homeless and people on housing lists should be encouraged to move to areas of Britain (Northern England) and the European Union (Spain, Poland, Ireland) where housing is more available and affordable - after all we're all Europeans these days - aren't we?
I used to be a big supporter of the NHS, welfare state and council housing but the longer I live the more I see it as a failed but well-intentioned idea that is no longer manageable or affordable. What is needed is better regulated private housing sector and the return of old rent control system that was abolished by Thatcher. Furthermore the homeless and people on housing lists should be encouraged to move to areas of Britain (Northern England) and the European Union (Spain, Poland, Ireland) where housing is more available and affordable - after all we're all Europeans these days - aren't we? GreensteadResident

1:25pm Mon 21 Jan 13

kris H says...

GreensteadResident wrote:
I used to be a big supporter of the NHS, welfare state and council housing but the longer I live the more I see it as a failed but well-intentioned idea that is no longer manageable or affordable.

What is needed is better regulated private housing sector and the return of old rent control system that was abolished by Thatcher.

Furthermore the homeless and people on housing lists should be encouraged to move to areas of Britain (Northern England) and the European Union (Spain, Poland, Ireland) where housing is more available and affordable - after all we're all Europeans these days - aren't we?
I really do agree with your comment here. But there is only one small problem with the last bit.
Yes we are all Europeans these days.
But if we were to go and live in any of the other European countries, knock on the door of the welfare office there.
We would be shown the door!
You have to work there in that country two years before you can get any kind of welfare.
Yet in this country, you can get it right away, and get loans if wanted to start a business.

Just as a final note to those here with their narrow minded comments.
It is not racist to stand up for your rights and country!.
[quote][p][bold]GreensteadResident[/bold] wrote: I used to be a big supporter of the NHS, welfare state and council housing but the longer I live the more I see it as a failed but well-intentioned idea that is no longer manageable or affordable. What is needed is better regulated private housing sector and the return of old rent control system that was abolished by Thatcher. Furthermore the homeless and people on housing lists should be encouraged to move to areas of Britain (Northern England) and the European Union (Spain, Poland, Ireland) where housing is more available and affordable - after all we're all Europeans these days - aren't we?[/p][/quote]I really do agree with your comment here. But there is only one small problem with the last bit. Yes we are all Europeans these days. But if we were to go and live in any of the other European countries, knock on the door of the welfare office there. We would be shown the door! You have to work there in that country two years before you can get any kind of welfare. Yet in this country, you can get it right away, and get loans if wanted to start a business. Just as a final note to those here with their narrow minded comments. It is not racist to stand up for your rights and country!. kris H

1:40pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Justice79 says...

kris H wrote:
GreensteadResident wrote:
I used to be a big supporter of the NHS, welfare state and council housing but the longer I live the more I see it as a failed but well-intentioned idea that is no longer manageable or affordable.

What is needed is better regulated private housing sector and the return of old rent control system that was abolished by Thatcher.

Furthermore the homeless and people on housing lists should be encouraged to move to areas of Britain (Northern England) and the European Union (Spain, Poland, Ireland) where housing is more available and affordable - after all we're all Europeans these days - aren't we?
I really do agree with your comment here. But there is only one small problem with the last bit.
Yes we are all Europeans these days.
But if we were to go and live in any of the other European countries, knock on the door of the welfare office there.
We would be shown the door!
You have to work there in that country two years before you can get any kind of welfare.
Yet in this country, you can get it right away, and get loans if wanted to start a business.

Just as a final note to those here with their narrow minded comments.
It is not racist to stand up for your rights and country!.
That's just not true though is it Kris? yet again you presume to know everything while making posts that suggest and confirm that in fact you know absolutely nothing.

I'm surprised you have been allowed to continue posting on this site after some of the narrow minded garbage you have posted in recent weeks.
[quote][p][bold]kris H[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GreensteadResident[/bold] wrote: I used to be a big supporter of the NHS, welfare state and council housing but the longer I live the more I see it as a failed but well-intentioned idea that is no longer manageable or affordable. What is needed is better regulated private housing sector and the return of old rent control system that was abolished by Thatcher. Furthermore the homeless and people on housing lists should be encouraged to move to areas of Britain (Northern England) and the European Union (Spain, Poland, Ireland) where housing is more available and affordable - after all we're all Europeans these days - aren't we?[/p][/quote]I really do agree with your comment here. But there is only one small problem with the last bit. Yes we are all Europeans these days. But if we were to go and live in any of the other European countries, knock on the door of the welfare office there. We would be shown the door! You have to work there in that country two years before you can get any kind of welfare. Yet in this country, you can get it right away, and get loans if wanted to start a business. Just as a final note to those here with their narrow minded comments. It is not racist to stand up for your rights and country!.[/p][/quote]That's just not true though is it Kris? yet again you presume to know everything while making posts that suggest and confirm that in fact you know absolutely nothing. I'm surprised you have been allowed to continue posting on this site after some of the narrow minded garbage you have posted in recent weeks. Justice79

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