Heritage centre plans likely to be shelved

Gazette: Will Pavry, chairman of Stour Valley Action Group, which led the fight against the plans for Horkesley Park, welcomed the firm’s intentions to consult the public Will Pavry, chairman of Stour Valley Action Group, which led the fight against the plans for Horkesley Park, welcomed the firm’s intentions to consult the public

Controversial plans for a heritage centre in the Dedham Vale are unlikely to be pursued, it has been revealed.

Long-running family business Bunting and Sons went into administration after a failed tenyear battle to win permission for a tourist attraction at Horkesley Park.

The new owners of the site, W and H Park, are now drawing up options for the land.

While the firm has declined to reveal its ideas at this stage, it said a heritage centre, which would have attracted thousands of visitors, is unlikely to be one of the options.

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10:36pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Boris says...

It was never going to be a "heritage centre". it was going to be a visitor attraction, then it was going to fail, and then it was going to become a kind of Lakeside of north Essex. Good riddance that "Horkesley Park" is not going to happen.
The ideal will be for it just to revert to being farmland, but there is probably some scope for a housing development, after all the villages have got to take their full share of all the housing expansion demanded by the Government.
It was never going to be a "heritage centre". it was going to be a visitor attraction, then it was going to fail, and then it was going to become a kind of Lakeside of north Essex. Good riddance that "Horkesley Park" is not going to happen. The ideal will be for it just to revert to being farmland, but there is probably some scope for a housing development, after all the villages have got to take their full share of all the housing expansion demanded by the Government. Boris
  • Score: 3

9:13am Thu 12 Jun 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

Boris wrote:
It was never going to be a "heritage centre". it was going to be a visitor attraction, then it was going to fail, and then it was going to become a kind of Lakeside of north Essex. Good riddance that "Horkesley Park" is not going to happen.
The ideal will be for it just to revert to being farmland, but there is probably some scope for a housing development, after all the villages have got to take their full share of all the housing expansion demanded by the Government.
Preposterous! Blo*dy farm land and MORE housing !
And as for the Lakeside of North Essex.... Hardly ! LOL Falling over myself:
This would have been a quality visitor center, showing off all of the charms of Constable country.
Tea shops, craft halls, Galleries and all sorts.
Basically Sir Boris, you mean that it would have had a negative impact on Dedham high street, where Traffic Wardens can park outside shops on Double Yellow lines and get themselves an ice cream on hot days.
One's Knighthood awaits.
Can I suggest Lord B*r*s Of Stratford St Mary & East Bergholt. "Your Lordship".
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: It was never going to be a "heritage centre". it was going to be a visitor attraction, then it was going to fail, and then it was going to become a kind of Lakeside of north Essex. Good riddance that "Horkesley Park" is not going to happen. The ideal will be for it just to revert to being farmland, but there is probably some scope for a housing development, after all the villages have got to take their full share of all the housing expansion demanded by the Government.[/p][/quote]Preposterous! Blo*dy farm land and MORE housing ! And as for the Lakeside of North Essex.... Hardly ! LOL Falling over myself: This would have been a quality visitor center, showing off all of the charms of Constable country. Tea shops, craft halls, Galleries and all sorts. Basically Sir Boris, you mean that it would have had a negative impact on Dedham high street, where Traffic Wardens can park outside shops on Double Yellow lines and get themselves an ice cream on hot days. One's Knighthood awaits. Can I suggest Lord B*r*s Of Stratford St Mary & East Bergholt. "Your Lordship". A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: -2

11:52am Thu 12 Jun 14

jut1972 says...

Houses in Dedham Boris? Haha haha!
Houses in Dedham Boris? Haha haha! jut1972
  • Score: 0

12:14pm Thu 12 Jun 14

hughie-s says...

The site of the greenhouses will probably be classed as brownfield so 100+ houses?
The site of the greenhouses will probably be classed as brownfield so 100+ houses? hughie-s
  • Score: 2

1:03pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Boris says...

A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
Boris wrote:
It was never going to be a "heritage centre". it was going to be a visitor attraction, then it was going to fail, and then it was going to become a kind of Lakeside of north Essex. Good riddance that "Horkesley Park" is not going to happen.
The ideal will be for it just to revert to being farmland, but there is probably some scope for a housing development, after all the villages have got to take their full share of all the housing expansion demanded by the Government.
Preposterous! Blo*dy farm land and MORE housing !
And as for the Lakeside of North Essex.... Hardly ! LOL Falling over myself:
This would have been a quality visitor center, showing off all of the charms of Constable country.
Tea shops, craft halls, Galleries and all sorts.
Basically Sir Boris, you mean that it would have had a negative impact on Dedham high street, where Traffic Wardens can park outside shops on Double Yellow lines and get themselves an ice cream on hot days.
One's Knighthood awaits.
Can I suggest Lord B*r*s Of Stratford St Mary & East Bergholt. "Your Lordship".
Thanks, PG, for your usual scattergun approach. It's nice to be appreciated. But should I be a Sir or a Lord? The answer is neither. You might be tempted by such baubles, but i am not.
[quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: It was never going to be a "heritage centre". it was going to be a visitor attraction, then it was going to fail, and then it was going to become a kind of Lakeside of north Essex. Good riddance that "Horkesley Park" is not going to happen. The ideal will be for it just to revert to being farmland, but there is probably some scope for a housing development, after all the villages have got to take their full share of all the housing expansion demanded by the Government.[/p][/quote]Preposterous! Blo*dy farm land and MORE housing ! And as for the Lakeside of North Essex.... Hardly ! LOL Falling over myself: This would have been a quality visitor center, showing off all of the charms of Constable country. Tea shops, craft halls, Galleries and all sorts. Basically Sir Boris, you mean that it would have had a negative impact on Dedham high street, where Traffic Wardens can park outside shops on Double Yellow lines and get themselves an ice cream on hot days. One's Knighthood awaits. Can I suggest Lord B*r*s Of Stratford St Mary & East Bergholt. "Your Lordship".[/p][/quote]Thanks, PG, for your usual scattergun approach. It's nice to be appreciated. But should I be a Sir or a Lord? The answer is neither. You might be tempted by such baubles, but i am not. Boris
  • Score: 1

1:06pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Boris says...

jut1972 wrote:
Houses in Dedham Boris? Haha haha!
Not in Dedham. The site is in Great and Little Horkesley. And, as Hughie has said, they will probably propose the bit where the greenhouses are.
[quote][p][bold]jut1972[/bold] wrote: Houses in Dedham Boris? Haha haha![/p][/quote]Not in Dedham. The site is in Great and Little Horkesley. And, as Hughie has said, they will probably propose the bit where the greenhouses are. Boris
  • Score: 0

6:03pm Thu 12 Jun 14

thillewe says...

It will be a 'small' village that will explode over night into a horror town full of druggies & pi55 heads.
It will be a 'small' village that will explode over night into a horror town full of druggies & pi55 heads. thillewe
  • Score: 0

6:43pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Simon Taylor says...

hughie-s wrote:
The site of the greenhouses will probably be classed as brownfield so 100+ houses?
The site of the greenhouses is still agricultural land, but if the plans had gone ahead then it would have become potential brownfield land.
[quote][p][bold]hughie-s[/bold] wrote: The site of the greenhouses will probably be classed as brownfield so 100+ houses?[/p][/quote]The site of the greenhouses is still agricultural land, but if the plans had gone ahead then it would have become potential brownfield land. Simon Taylor
  • Score: 1

9:16pm Tue 24 Jun 14

nosiest neighbour says...

May i ask if any concerned neighbours have set up a protest yet? I would be the fist to join.
Does anybody know who bought the land from Mr Bunting? How much was it sold for?
May i ask if any concerned neighbours have set up a protest yet? I would be the fist to join. Does anybody know who bought the land from Mr Bunting? How much was it sold for? nosiest neighbour
  • Score: 0

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