More than 100 sign petition against Tendring housing plans

Gazette: More than 100 sign petition against Tendring housing plans More than 100 sign petition against Tendring housing plans

More than 100 residents have signed a petition telling Tendring Council to stay away from the Colchester border.

The row over Tendring Council’s plans to build thousands of homes on the Colchester border is hotting up, with Colchester MP Bob Russell also backing the cause.

The ‘West Tendring’ site, earmarked for development after 2024, includes land off St Andrew’s Avenue, where 3,000 homes could be built, and the extension of the Plains Farm estate.

Joseph Turner, 66, of Longridge, Colchester, decided to start a petition against the plans after hearing people were having problems commenting on Tendring Council’s website.

He collected about 120 signatures in a day and a half and drove to Tendring to personally hand the petition on Tuesday, when the consultation ended.

See today's paper for the full story. 

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12:10pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

It will achieve nothing. The Tories are going to build and then build some more. It's the Chancellors way to boost the economy and while the County Council is occupied by any main party building on these sites is set to continue.
It will achieve nothing. The Tories are going to build and then build some more. It's the Chancellors way to boost the economy and while the County Council is occupied by any main party building on these sites is set to continue. Ritchie_Hicks

12:24pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Carlosfandangles says...

I do not see how anyone in Colchester would have a say in the matter.......althoug
h of course, there is a history of it ie KFC in Ipswich Road (did I miss the final decision on that?) - can you imagine the outcry if Tendring objected to something that Colchester did - isn't the new houses in Ipswich Road also "close" to the Tendring border? were they consulted? Of course I am being bloody minded as I understand that it is a question of where those people would use the facilities
I do not see how anyone in Colchester would have a say in the matter.......althoug h of course, there is a history of it ie KFC in Ipswich Road (did I miss the final decision on that?) - can you imagine the outcry if Tendring objected to something that Colchester did - isn't the new houses in Ipswich Road also "close" to the Tendring border? were they consulted? Of course I am being bloody minded as I understand that it is a question of where those people would use the facilities Carlosfandangles

1:05pm Fri 21 Feb 14

stevedawson says...

We need homes dont we.l would comment if l new what it is all about, but l dont.
We need homes dont we.l would comment if l new what it is all about, but l dont. stevedawson

1:18pm Fri 21 Feb 14

TheCaptain says...

Carlosfandangles wrote:
I do not see how anyone in Colchester would have a say in the matter.......althoug

h of course, there is a history of it ie KFC in Ipswich Road (did I miss the final decision on that?) - can you imagine the outcry if Tendring objected to something that Colchester did - isn't the new houses in Ipswich Road also "close" to the Tendring border? were they consulted? Of course I am being bloody minded as I understand that it is a question of where those people would use the facilities
I guess because the land is basically in Colchester but by a quirk of a boundary is in TDC area.
[quote][p][bold]Carlosfandangles[/bold] wrote: I do not see how anyone in Colchester would have a say in the matter.......althoug h of course, there is a history of it ie KFC in Ipswich Road (did I miss the final decision on that?) - can you imagine the outcry if Tendring objected to something that Colchester did - isn't the new houses in Ipswich Road also "close" to the Tendring border? were they consulted? Of course I am being bloody minded as I understand that it is a question of where those people would use the facilities[/p][/quote]I guess because the land is basically in Colchester but by a quirk of a boundary is in TDC area. TheCaptain

2:26pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Jess Jephcott says...

It will be a parasitic canker on Colcheser with the people who will live there paying their rates to Tendring yet using the services of Colchester. If it is to be, then Colchester's borders should be shifted so that we get the income not Tendring.
It will be a parasitic canker on Colcheser with the people who will live there paying their rates to Tendring yet using the services of Colchester. If it is to be, then Colchester's borders should be shifted so that we get the income not Tendring. Jess Jephcott

2:45pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

I don't know why people are voting my comment down - like it or not it's a fact that the current government have mentioned on a number of occasions!
I don't know why people are voting my comment down - like it or not it's a fact that the current government have mentioned on a number of occasions! Ritchie_Hicks

8:01pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Boris says...

Ritchie_Hicks wrote:
I don't know why people are voting my comment down - like it or not it's a fact that the current government have mentioned on a number of occasions!
I have just voted for you.
[quote][p][bold]Ritchie_Hicks[/bold] wrote: I don't know why people are voting my comment down - like it or not it's a fact that the current government have mentioned on a number of occasions![/p][/quote]I have just voted for you. Boris

8:04pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Boris says...

CBC and TDC should merge and become a unitary authority, as has been proposed, but councillors and officers seemingly are not interested.
CBC and TDC should merge and become a unitary authority, as has been proposed, but councillors and officers seemingly are not interested. Boris

8:18am Sat 22 Feb 14

hughie-s says...

Boris wrote:
CBC and TDC should merge and become a unitary authority, as has been proposed, but councillors and officers seemingly are not interested.
Of course they are not interested, as a unitary there would be no county council seats for their wives or as a second job for themselves.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: CBC and TDC should merge and become a unitary authority, as has been proposed, but councillors and officers seemingly are not interested.[/p][/quote]Of course they are not interested, as a unitary there would be no county council seats for their wives or as a second job for themselves. hughie-s

2:25pm Tue 4 Mar 14

John5 Salary says...

Sir Bob is standing near the fields where development may occur in the future, FOUR days AFTER the Tendring council public consultation about the plans ended! Wouldn't it have been better before the consultation?
Sir Bob is standing near the fields where development may occur in the future, FOUR days AFTER the Tendring council public consultation about the plans ended! Wouldn't it have been better before the consultation? John5 Salary

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