Residents win fight against "unjustified" homes plans

Controversial football pitch homes plans thrown out by planners

Controversial football pitch homes plans thrown out by planners

First published in News

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build 50 homes on a football pitch have been thrown out.

Dishland, which owns the Gas Rec playing field, in Bromley Road, Colchester, had hoped to build 32 houses and 18 flats on one of the site’s two football pitches.

But Colchester Council planners have refused the proposals because the land is not set aside for homes and the development would be “unjustified” as the site is allocated as private open space.

The proposals did not go to the council’s planning committee, which usually decides on more major applications.

Denis Diggin, who runs Dishland, has vowed to appeal the decision, which has been welcomed by the Bromley Park Residents Association, which has campaigned against the plans.

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4:08pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Jack222 says...

What's wrong with the word 'rejected' rather than the lazy, emotional tabloid press 'thrown out'?

Oh, that's right this paper is tabloid press....
What's wrong with the word 'rejected' rather than the lazy, emotional tabloid press 'thrown out'? Oh, that's right this paper is tabloid press.... Jack222
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11:50pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Assimilation says...

"Rejected" or "thrown out" it`s the right decision, this town is full.
To many of these developers get their own way too often.
Bromley Park Residents Association? that's new, never heard of Bromley park. and most of the residents in Salary Close where against it, not welcomed it.
"Rejected" or "thrown out" it`s the right decision, this town is full. To many of these developers get their own way too often. Bromley Park Residents Association? that's new, never heard of Bromley park. and most of the residents in Salary Close where against it, not welcomed it. Assimilation
  • Score: 1

8:22am Tue 22 Apr 14

jammin says...

Assimilation wrote:
"Rejected" or "thrown out" it`s the right decision, this town is full.
To many of these developers get their own way too often.
Bromley Park Residents Association? that's new, never heard of Bromley park. and most of the residents in Salary Close where against it, not welcomed it.
If you read the article properly you would see it quite clearly states "Bromley Park Residents Association, which has campaigned AGAINST the plans"
[quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: "Rejected" or "thrown out" it`s the right decision, this town is full. To many of these developers get their own way too often. Bromley Park Residents Association? that's new, never heard of Bromley park. and most of the residents in Salary Close where against it, not welcomed it.[/p][/quote]If you read the article properly you would see it quite clearly states "Bromley Park Residents Association, which has campaigned AGAINST the plans" jammin
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9:01am Tue 22 Apr 14

hughie-s says...

Depends how you read the final sentence. " Denis Diggin, who runs Dishland, has vowed to appeal the decision, which has been welcomed by the Bromley Park Residents Association," This implies they are welcoming the appeal, despite the fact they had campaigned against the plans.
Depends how you read the final sentence. " Denis Diggin, who runs Dishland, has vowed to appeal the decision, which has been welcomed by the Bromley Park Residents Association," This implies they are welcoming the appeal, despite the fact they had campaigned against the plans. hughie-s
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9:19am Tue 22 Apr 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

hughie-s wrote:
Depends how you read the final sentence. " Denis Diggin, who runs Dishland, has vowed to appeal the decision, which has been welcomed by the Bromley Park Residents Association," This implies they are welcoming the appeal, despite the fact they had campaigned against the plans.
No it doesn't.

It says Dishland will appeal against the rejection and that the BPRA welcomed the rejection.
[quote][p][bold]hughie-s[/bold] wrote: Depends how you read the final sentence. " Denis Diggin, who runs Dishland, has vowed to appeal the decision, which has been welcomed by the Bromley Park Residents Association," This implies they are welcoming the appeal, despite the fact they had campaigned against the plans.[/p][/quote]No it doesn't. It says Dishland will appeal against the rejection and that the BPRA welcomed the rejection. Ritchie_Hicks
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11:55am Tue 22 Apr 14

Assimilation says...

jammin wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
"Rejected" or "thrown out" it`s the right decision, this town is full.
To many of these developers get their own way too often.
Bromley Park Residents Association? that's new, never heard of Bromley park. and most of the residents in Salary Close where against it, not welcomed it.
If you read the article properly you would see it quite clearly states "Bromley Park Residents Association, which has campaigned AGAINST the plans"
If you read my post properly you would see quite clearly that my post states "I had never heard of Bromley Park" not the Bromley Park Residents Association.
Engage before opening!
[quote][p][bold]jammin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: "Rejected" or "thrown out" it`s the right decision, this town is full. To many of these developers get their own way too often. Bromley Park Residents Association? that's new, never heard of Bromley park. and most of the residents in Salary Close where against it, not welcomed it.[/p][/quote]If you read the article properly you would see it quite clearly states "Bromley Park Residents Association, which has campaigned AGAINST the plans"[/p][/quote]If you read my post properly you would see quite clearly that my post states "I had never heard of Bromley Park" not the Bromley Park Residents Association. Engage before opening! Assimilation
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1:16pm Tue 22 Apr 14

jammin says...

Assimilation wrote:
jammin wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
"Rejected" or "thrown out" it`s the right decision, this town is full.
To many of these developers get their own way too often.
Bromley Park Residents Association? that's new, never heard of Bromley park. and most of the residents in Salary Close where against it, not welcomed it.
If you read the article properly you would see it quite clearly states "Bromley Park Residents Association, which has campaigned AGAINST the plans"
If you read my post properly you would see quite clearly that my post states "I had never heard of Bromley Park" not the Bromley Park Residents Association.
Engage before opening!
How can one have heard of the Bromley Park Residents Association yet not Bromley Park? Clearly you are choosing to read an extract of what you wrote and I must add, wrote badly.

".and most of the residents in Salary Close where against it, not welcomed it." They WERE against it.

Best you heed your own advice.
[quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jammin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: "Rejected" or "thrown out" it`s the right decision, this town is full. To many of these developers get their own way too often. Bromley Park Residents Association? that's new, never heard of Bromley park. and most of the residents in Salary Close where against it, not welcomed it.[/p][/quote]If you read the article properly you would see it quite clearly states "Bromley Park Residents Association, which has campaigned AGAINST the plans"[/p][/quote]If you read my post properly you would see quite clearly that my post states "I had never heard of Bromley Park" not the Bromley Park Residents Association. Engage before opening![/p][/quote]How can one have heard of the Bromley Park Residents Association yet not Bromley Park? Clearly you are choosing to read an extract of what you wrote and I must add, wrote badly. ".and most of the residents in Salary Close where against it, not welcomed it." They WERE against it. Best you heed your own advice. jammin
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10:43pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Assimilation says...

jammin wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
jammin wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
"Rejected" or "thrown out" it`s the right decision, this town is full.
To many of these developers get their own way too often.
Bromley Park Residents Association? that's new, never heard of Bromley park. and most of the residents in Salary Close where against it, not welcomed it.
If you read the article properly you would see it quite clearly states "Bromley Park Residents Association, which has campaigned AGAINST the plans"
If you read my post properly you would see quite clearly that my post states "I had never heard of Bromley Park" not the Bromley Park Residents Association.
Engage before opening!
How can one have heard of the Bromley Park Residents Association yet not Bromley Park? Clearly you are choosing to read an extract of what you wrote and I must add, wrote badly.

".and most of the residents in Salary Close where against it, not welcomed it." They WERE against it.

Best you heed your own advice.
Sorry, but I cant seem to get to grips what you are actually on, but don't worry it will wear off eventually. Are you one of those high and mighty English teachers, marking grammar ? Or are you a proof reader for the Gazette ? What ever you are, you are not doing a very good job, you better start again. And whats with the upper case shouting, do you have an anger problem too ? You best get treatment for that also. And just for the record I have never heard the old Gas club field being called Bromley Park. Just another posh name for the Salary Close and Roachvale residents, like Longridge residents not liking being associated with Greenstead, even though there is no dividing line, all one big estate.
[quote][p][bold]jammin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jammin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: "Rejected" or "thrown out" it`s the right decision, this town is full. To many of these developers get their own way too often. Bromley Park Residents Association? that's new, never heard of Bromley park. and most of the residents in Salary Close where against it, not welcomed it.[/p][/quote]If you read the article properly you would see it quite clearly states "Bromley Park Residents Association, which has campaigned AGAINST the plans"[/p][/quote]If you read my post properly you would see quite clearly that my post states "I had never heard of Bromley Park" not the Bromley Park Residents Association. Engage before opening![/p][/quote]How can one have heard of the Bromley Park Residents Association yet not Bromley Park? Clearly you are choosing to read an extract of what you wrote and I must add, wrote badly. ".and most of the residents in Salary Close where against it, not welcomed it." They WERE against it. Best you heed your own advice.[/p][/quote]Sorry, but I cant seem to get to grips what you are actually on, but don't worry it will wear off eventually. Are you one of those high and mighty English teachers, marking grammar ? Or are you a proof reader for the Gazette ? What ever you are, you are not doing a very good job, you better start again. And whats with the upper case shouting, do you have an anger problem too ? You best get treatment for that also. And just for the record I have never heard the old Gas club field being called Bromley Park. Just another posh name for the Salary Close and Roachvale residents, like Longridge residents not liking being associated with Greenstead, even though there is no dividing line, all one big estate. Assimilation
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