Village 170-home plans to be unveiled

Village 170-home plans to be unveiled

Village 170-home plans to be unveiled

First published in News

PLANS for 170 homes in a Colchester village are set to be unveiled.

Bloor Homes will unveil its blueprint to build the homes on former warehouses at Rowhedge Wharf tomorrow.

The proposed development, off High Street, will include 15 flats and a range of two, three, four and five-bed homes.

There would also be a new boat house where residents can store their boats and launch on a new slip way.

The development has been split into two phases.

The first planning application will see a new access road built to the wharf site from Rectory Road, which means no construction traffic would have to use High Street.

A second application will take account of the homes and community facilities.

Bloor Home’s plans will be unveiled tomorrow in Rowhedge Village Hall, in Rectory Road, between 2pm and 7pm.

 

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9:15am Thu 13 Mar 14

angryman!!! says...

Why not get the developer to build the proposed bridge as part of the application?
Why not get the developer to build the proposed bridge as part of the application? angryman!!!
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9:18am Thu 13 Mar 14

wardyt says...

angryman!!! wrote:
Why not get the developer to build the proposed bridge as part of the application?
Good call
[quote][p][bold]angryman!!![/bold] wrote: Why not get the developer to build the proposed bridge as part of the application?[/p][/quote]Good call wardyt
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12:00pm Thu 13 Mar 14

hughie-s says...

The Adur Ferry Bridge in Shoreham cost £10m to build.

http://www.mabeybrid
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The Adur Ferry Bridge in Shoreham cost £10m to build. http://www.mabeybrid ge.com/2013/11/15/ic onic-adur-ferry-brid ge-opens-in-shoreham -by-sea/ hughie-s
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1:27pm Thu 13 Mar 14

SAndrewss says...

angryman!!! wrote:
Why not get the developer to build the proposed bridge as part of the application?
Why should the developer pay for it?
[quote][p][bold]angryman!!![/bold] wrote: Why not get the developer to build the proposed bridge as part of the application?[/p][/quote]Why should the developer pay for it? SAndrewss
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5:09pm Thu 13 Mar 14

wearebeingwatched says...

SAndrewss wrote:
angryman!!! wrote:
Why not get the developer to build the proposed bridge as part of the application?
Why should the developer pay for it?
More to the point, why should they pay for something the majority of the locals do not want!
[quote][p][bold]SAndrewss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angryman!!![/bold] wrote: Why not get the developer to build the proposed bridge as part of the application?[/p][/quote]Why should the developer pay for it?[/p][/quote]More to the point, why should they pay for something the majority of the locals do not want! wearebeingwatched
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5:11pm Thu 13 Mar 14

wearebeingwatched says...

hughie-s wrote:
The Adur Ferry Bridge in Shoreham cost £10m to build.

http://www.mabeybrid

ge.com/2013/11/15/ic

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ge-opens-in-shoreham

-by-sea/
Admittedly that is a damm fine bridge
[quote][p][bold]hughie-s[/bold] wrote: The Adur Ferry Bridge in Shoreham cost £10m to build. http://www.mabeybrid ge.com/2013/11/15/ic onic-adur-ferry-brid ge-opens-in-shoreham -by-sea/[/p][/quote]Admittedly that is a damm fine bridge wearebeingwatched
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9:25am Fri 14 Mar 14

angryman!!! says...

Has there been any kind of survey on the bridge? Have you spoken to a large proportion of the community on both side, what about the people from other villages surrounding that would benefit from it (or do they not get to have an opinion). Or is it, there's a few people that have moaned and the story was in the paper a few weeks because the gazette and it's readers like a good moan?
Has there been any kind of survey on the bridge? Have you spoken to a large proportion of the community on both side, what about the people from other villages surrounding that would benefit from it (or do they not get to have an opinion). Or is it, there's a few people that have moaned and the story was in the paper a few weeks because the gazette and it's readers like a good moan? angryman!!!
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9:27am Fri 14 Mar 14

angryman!!! says...

The developer could pay, as part of the planing application they have to make some kind of contribution to the surrounding area, playground, road, school, new public area like the courthouse did, or really good example like new bridge that was built by developers at the hythe?
The developer could pay, as part of the planing application they have to make some kind of contribution to the surrounding area, playground, road, school, new public area like the courthouse did, or really good example like new bridge that was built by developers at the hythe? angryman!!!
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12:50pm Fri 14 Mar 14

SAndrewss says...

angryman!!! wrote:
The developer could pay, as part of the planing application they have to make some kind of contribution to the surrounding area, playground, road, school, new public area like the courthouse did, or really good example like new bridge that was built by developers at the hythe?
Different situation. This is only 170 units with obligations agreed to upgrade Haul Rd, build a boat store, repair a jetty, plus whatever other S106 agreements they make, such as school contributions.

I'm all for these developers being made to make contributions, but let's be reasonable, squeeze too hard and either the houses will need to be sold at an inflated price (which locals do not want), or the development will be built on a tighter budget and end up as a crappy little high density housing estate (which local people will not want).

Alternatively the site will become uneconomical to develop and lay empty for years.

It doesn't appear that people even want a bridge anyway.
[quote][p][bold]angryman!!![/bold] wrote: The developer could pay, as part of the planing application they have to make some kind of contribution to the surrounding area, playground, road, school, new public area like the courthouse did, or really good example like new bridge that was built by developers at the hythe?[/p][/quote]Different situation. This is only 170 units with obligations agreed to upgrade Haul Rd, build a boat store, repair a jetty, plus whatever other S106 agreements they make, such as school contributions. I'm all for these developers being made to make contributions, but let's be reasonable, squeeze too hard and either the houses will need to be sold at an inflated price (which locals do not want), or the development will be built on a tighter budget and end up as a crappy little high density housing estate (which local people will not want). Alternatively the site will become uneconomical to develop and lay empty for years. It doesn't appear that people even want a bridge anyway. SAndrewss
  • Score: 1

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