Plans approved for 103 homes near Colchester United training ground

U's chairman Robbie Cowling submitted the plans

U's chairman Robbie Cowling submitted the plans

First published in News

Colchester United’s chairman has been given permission to build 103 homes on land near their training ground in Tiptree.

An application to build the homes, a village green and allotments in Grange Road has been given the go-ahead by Colchester Council.

Robbie Cowling has been told he must plant trees and install a First World War memorial plaque as part of the landscaping scheme.

Some villagers objected, saying there are not enough facilities in Tiptree to deal with the new homes.

Full story in today's Gazette

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8:53am Fri 30 May 14

seikothrill says...

Robbie 2 Tiptree Residents 0

Training ground 2011
103 homes 2014
Robbie 2 Tiptree Residents 0 Training ground 2011 103 homes 2014 seikothrill
  • Score: 12

9:01am Fri 30 May 14

whittle1 says...

I don't think this is any great surprise to anyone. Anyhow it's a great village and I'd encourage more people to come and live here.
I don't think this is any great surprise to anyone. Anyhow it's a great village and I'd encourage more people to come and live here. whittle1
  • Score: 7

9:04am Fri 30 May 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

seikothrill wrote:
Robbie 2 Tiptree Residents 0

Training ground 2011
103 homes 2014
NEAR the training ground. Not on it.
[quote][p][bold]seikothrill[/bold] wrote: Robbie 2 Tiptree Residents 0 Training ground 2011 103 homes 2014[/p][/quote]NEAR the training ground. Not on it. Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: 1

10:22am Fri 30 May 14

totallyfootball says...

Is the picture becoming clear people?
Is the picture becoming clear people? totallyfootball
  • Score: 13

2:04pm Fri 30 May 14

Colonel Kurtz says...

No dragging their feet here for planning permission as there was jumbo lasting 10 years. Amazing what a few brown envelopes can do
No dragging their feet here for planning permission as there was jumbo lasting 10 years. Amazing what a few brown envelopes can do Colonel Kurtz
  • Score: 8

5:51pm Fri 30 May 14

stevedawson says...

Brown is colour, football was the game, l told you it would happen, no chance to complain.so train on thro the sun and rain, cause building really is his game.
Brown is colour, football was the game, l told you it would happen, no chance to complain.so train on thro the sun and rain, cause building really is his game. stevedawson
  • Score: 7

10:00pm Fri 30 May 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

£22,000,000
Is the question?
Now let us all think about an answer
I leave the door open to you Boris and accept your wisdom on the subject matter, be my guest !
£22,000,000 Is the question? Now let us all think about an answer I leave the door open to you Boris and accept your wisdom on the subject matter, be my guest ! A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: 4

6:50am Sat 31 May 14

Shrubendlad says...

GOOD FOR YOU ROBBIE
GOOD FOR YOU ROBBIE Shrubendlad
  • Score: -2

7:49am Sat 31 May 14

Shrubendlad says...

A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
£22,000,000
Is the question?
Now let us all think about an answer
I leave the door open to you Boris and accept your wisdom on the subject matter, be my guest !
There is a national housing shortage and cross party agreement re building.
There are those who do and those who cant.
Would you prefer the Buntings or the Balkerne Trust to do the job??
With the jam factory staying in Tiptree - good news all round.
[quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: £22,000,000 Is the question? Now let us all think about an answer I leave the door open to you Boris and accept your wisdom on the subject matter, be my guest ![/p][/quote]There is a national housing shortage and cross party agreement re building. There are those who do and those who cant. Would you prefer the Buntings or the Balkerne Trust to do the job?? With the jam factory staying in Tiptree - good news all round. Shrubendlad
  • Score: 2

8:41am Sat 31 May 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

Shrubendlad wrote:
A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
£22,000,000
Is the question?
Now let us all think about an answer
I leave the door open to you Boris and accept your wisdom on the subject matter, be my guest !
There is a national housing shortage and cross party agreement re building.
There are those who do and those who cant.
Would you prefer the Buntings or the Balkerne Trust to do the job??
With the jam factory staying in Tiptree - good news all round.
Agreed.

No one wants houses built near them yet everyone wants cheaper houses. The NIMBY's want it all their own way.
[quote][p][bold]Shrubendlad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: £22,000,000 Is the question? Now let us all think about an answer I leave the door open to you Boris and accept your wisdom on the subject matter, be my guest ![/p][/quote]There is a national housing shortage and cross party agreement re building. There are those who do and those who cant. Would you prefer the Buntings or the Balkerne Trust to do the job?? With the jam factory staying in Tiptree - good news all round.[/p][/quote]Agreed. No one wants houses built near them yet everyone wants cheaper houses. The NIMBY's want it all their own way. Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: 1

10:00am Sat 31 May 14

Frank Scully says...

Colonel Kurtz wrote:
No dragging their feet here for planning permission as there was jumbo lasting 10 years. Amazing what a few brown envelopes can do
There are frequent allegations of cash-for-planning here. Without evidence, these claims are hollow.
[quote][p][bold]Colonel Kurtz[/bold] wrote: No dragging their feet here for planning permission as there was jumbo lasting 10 years. Amazing what a few brown envelopes can do[/p][/quote]There are frequent allegations of cash-for-planning here. Without evidence, these claims are hollow. Frank Scully
  • Score: -3

11:56am Sat 31 May 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

No axe to grind about this development but residents have a point! 100+ houses will bring in many families and ECC will not provide enough school places, particularly infant places until long after the development is fully occupied. This poor decision making will result in children, as young as Four, travelling many miles to School as they do now in Mile End, Takely and many other areas. The knock on effect means more cars on the School run.

The planning committee should not approve any large development without considering the important matter of the infrastructure to support both existing and new residents.
No axe to grind about this development but residents have a point! 100+ houses will bring in many families and ECC will not provide enough school places, particularly infant places until long after the development is fully occupied. This poor decision making will result in children, as young as Four, travelling many miles to School as they do now in Mile End, Takely and many other areas. The knock on effect means more cars on the School run. The planning committee should not approve any large development without considering the important matter of the infrastructure to support both existing and new residents. Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 6

12:01pm Sat 31 May 14

Shrubendlad says...

Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
No axe to grind about this development but residents have a point! 100+ houses will bring in many families and ECC will not provide enough school places, particularly infant places until long after the development is fully occupied. This poor decision making will result in children, as young as Four, travelling many miles to School as they do now in Mile End, Takely and many other areas. The knock on effect means more cars on the School run.

The planning committee should not approve any large development without considering the important matter of the infrastructure to support both existing and new residents.
Its a case of which comes first-Chicken or Egg-as the new owner of Jumbo would say.
At least the"fowl" mouthed MP for Colchester is not involved on this one.
[quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: No axe to grind about this development but residents have a point! 100+ houses will bring in many families and ECC will not provide enough school places, particularly infant places until long after the development is fully occupied. This poor decision making will result in children, as young as Four, travelling many miles to School as they do now in Mile End, Takely and many other areas. The knock on effect means more cars on the School run. The planning committee should not approve any large development without considering the important matter of the infrastructure to support both existing and new residents.[/p][/quote]Its a case of which comes first-Chicken or Egg-as the new owner of Jumbo would say. At least the"fowl" mouthed MP for Colchester is not involved on this one. Shrubendlad
  • Score: 0

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