Cash bonanza to build north Colchester homes

Picture: Mersea Homes

Picture: Mersea Homes

First published in News

THE builders behind a 1,600-home development in north Colchester are in line for millions of pounds of Government funding to help get it off the ground.

Mersea Homes and Countryside Properties have permission to build the homes on land off Nayland Road.

It is one of 36 projects shortlisted for part of an £850million fund to get new housing estates under way.

If the loan bid is successful, it is understood improvements will include:

* More traffic lights at the Essex Hall roundabout

* Changes to the roundabout at junction 28 of the A12, near the community stadium

* An overhaul of the A134 so it will run through the new estate.

For the full story, see Tuesday's Gazette

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9:16am Tue 19 Aug 14

Colonel Kurtz says...

Oh Great!... another housing estate. Just what we need like a hole in the head
Oh Great!... another housing estate. Just what we need like a hole in the head Colonel Kurtz
  • Score: 26

9:18am Tue 19 Aug 14

SAndrewss says...

Wonderful news, let's get this scheme up and running.
The period for an application for a Judicial Review has just ended without any representations, despite all the hot air from Bob.

All systems go!!!
Wonderful news, let's get this scheme up and running. The period for an application for a Judicial Review has just ended without any representations, despite all the hot air from Bob. All systems go!!! SAndrewss
  • Score: -19

10:22am Tue 19 Aug 14

totallyfootball says...

Mersea homes seem to get just about anything going, first building homes on the land of a listed property, now this mmmm?
Mersea homes seem to get just about anything going, first building homes on the land of a listed property, now this mmmm? totallyfootball
  • Score: 22

10:24am Tue 19 Aug 14

eponymous coward says...

Amazing, seeing as their Section 106 funding requirement has been dramatically reduced IN AGREEMENT WITH CBC. That is less money from the developers to pay to mitigate all the impacts they will create on the surrounding communities and infrastructure.
What Colchester needs is a strong borough council to stand up against this lack of funding. What we have is a vacuous bunch of yes men who will bend over and agree to anything at the drop of a pencil. They see simply more council tax to farm for their useless pet projects.
Amazing, seeing as their Section 106 funding requirement has been dramatically reduced IN AGREEMENT WITH CBC. That is less money from the developers to pay to mitigate all the impacts they will create on the surrounding communities and infrastructure. What Colchester needs is a strong borough council to stand up against this lack of funding. What we have is a vacuous bunch of yes men who will bend over and agree to anything at the drop of a pencil. They see simply more council tax to farm for their useless pet projects. eponymous coward
  • Score: 21

10:27am Tue 19 Aug 14

totallyfootball says...

eponymous coward wrote:
Amazing, seeing as their Section 106 funding requirement has been dramatically reduced IN AGREEMENT WITH CBC. That is less money from the developers to pay to mitigate all the impacts they will create on the surrounding communities and infrastructure.
What Colchester needs is a strong borough council to stand up against this lack of funding. What we have is a vacuous bunch of yes men who will bend over and agree to anything at the drop of a pencil. They see simply more council tax to farm for their useless pet projects.
Spot on the only thing to benefit in these cases is the sale of brown envelopes, time to oust those with a fat back pocket and a three monkey attitude!!
[quote][p][bold]eponymous coward[/bold] wrote: Amazing, seeing as their Section 106 funding requirement has been dramatically reduced IN AGREEMENT WITH CBC. That is less money from the developers to pay to mitigate all the impacts they will create on the surrounding communities and infrastructure. What Colchester needs is a strong borough council to stand up against this lack of funding. What we have is a vacuous bunch of yes men who will bend over and agree to anything at the drop of a pencil. They see simply more council tax to farm for their useless pet projects.[/p][/quote]Spot on the only thing to benefit in these cases is the sale of brown envelopes, time to oust those with a fat back pocket and a three monkey attitude!! totallyfootball
  • Score: 11

11:37am Tue 19 Aug 14

Checkout says...

Where are the hospital and other services for all these new people coming from? It's quite clear that our local services are already overwhelmed without further strain. A few traffic lights and a minor road realignment will have no effect upon the real problems.
I'm not going to blame the local council for this as others have because I believe they have little influence on a matter that is decided by Essex County Council and the Government.
The amount of housing development planned in the City of Chelmsford is minuscule compared to the town of Colchester. Why is that? Perhaps one of our many Conservative representatives on ECC will enlighten us all.
Where are the hospital and other services for all these new people coming from? It's quite clear that our local services are already overwhelmed without further strain. A few traffic lights and a minor road realignment will have no effect upon the real problems. I'm not going to blame the local council for this as others have because I believe they have little influence on a matter that is decided by Essex County Council and the Government. The amount of housing development planned in the City of Chelmsford is minuscule compared to the town of Colchester. Why is that? Perhaps one of our many Conservative representatives on ECC will enlighten us all. Checkout
  • Score: 21

1:58pm Tue 19 Aug 14

hughie-s says...

"An overhaul of the A134 so it will run through the new estate. ".... as in realigning it so the developer can cram in more tacky little boxes. Is it a grant or a loan which will no doubt see the developer become insolvent before its paid off.
"An overhaul of the A134 so it will run through the new estate. ".... as in realigning it so the developer can cram in more tacky little boxes. Is it a grant or a loan which will no doubt see the developer become insolvent before its paid off. hughie-s
  • Score: 5

2:42pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Dan1982 says...

"More traffic lights at the Essex Hall roundabout"

How the frig can this be classed as an improvement??
"More traffic lights at the Essex Hall roundabout" How the frig can this be classed as an improvement?? Dan1982
  • Score: 13

3:57pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Wicky1 says...

Will any of the miilions in dosh be spent with Dyno-Rod to keep the roads North of town from clogging up esp under the North Station railway bridge U-bend?
Will any of the miilions in dosh be spent with Dyno-Rod to keep the roads North of town from clogging up esp under the North Station railway bridge U-bend? Wicky1
  • Score: 6

2:19am Wed 20 Aug 14

gizabreak says...

Woo hoooo. As a resident in mile-end this is wonderful news....more diggers..more noise ..more disruption ..welcome to middle earth my precious. Stuck amongst another building site we are surrounded. Unable to sit in back garden for a whole summer because of noise and dirt and lorries trundling past shaking the very foundations of your home. Great job everyone at CBC. and ECC..you've managed to do what history couldn't..you have destroyed Colchester. Pat on the back and a pay rise
Woo hoooo. As a resident in mile-end this is wonderful news....more diggers..more noise ..more disruption ..welcome to middle earth my precious. Stuck amongst another building site we are surrounded. Unable to sit in back garden for a whole summer because of noise and dirt and lorries trundling past shaking the very foundations of your home. Great job everyone at CBC. and ECC..you've managed to do what history couldn't..you have destroyed Colchester. Pat on the back and a pay rise gizabreak
  • Score: 12

6:07am Wed 20 Aug 14

Brown Envelopes says...

totallyfootball wrote:
eponymous coward wrote:
Amazing, seeing as their Section 106 funding requirement has been dramatically reduced IN AGREEMENT WITH CBC. That is less money from the developers to pay to mitigate all the impacts they will create on the surrounding communities and infrastructure.
What Colchester needs is a strong borough council to stand up against this lack of funding. What we have is a vacuous bunch of yes men who will bend over and agree to anything at the drop of a pencil. They see simply more council tax to farm for their useless pet projects.
Spot on the only thing to benefit in these cases is the sale of brown envelopes, time to oust those with a fat back pocket and a three monkey attitude!!
1. More Brown Envelopes will be required ?
[quote][p][bold]totallyfootball[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eponymous coward[/bold] wrote: Amazing, seeing as their Section 106 funding requirement has been dramatically reduced IN AGREEMENT WITH CBC. That is less money from the developers to pay to mitigate all the impacts they will create on the surrounding communities and infrastructure. What Colchester needs is a strong borough council to stand up against this lack of funding. What we have is a vacuous bunch of yes men who will bend over and agree to anything at the drop of a pencil. They see simply more council tax to farm for their useless pet projects.[/p][/quote]Spot on the only thing to benefit in these cases is the sale of brown envelopes, time to oust those with a fat back pocket and a three monkey attitude!![/p][/quote]1. More Brown Envelopes will be required ? Brown Envelopes
  • Score: 7

1:44pm Wed 20 Aug 14

stevedawson says...

Ha ha ha burble burble slurp slurp dribble whinge brown envelope more traffic lights flashing pink elephants more brown trousers.anounced mersea homes.
Ha ha ha burble burble slurp slurp dribble whinge brown envelope more traffic lights flashing pink elephants more brown trousers.anounced mersea homes. stevedawson
  • Score: 6

6:40pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Ontheball says...

If the developers are going to receive millions for some reason, why are they not required to supply the land and make arrangements for the schooling required for the area, or did I miss something.
If the developers are going to receive millions for some reason, why are they not required to supply the land and make arrangements for the schooling required for the area, or did I miss something. Ontheball
  • Score: 9

8:50am Sat 23 Aug 14

sam vines says...

Oh more social housing and buy to let houses just what this town needs. 1600 poor build boxes that the council tax payer will have to bail out in about 10 years time. So potentially an extra 2000 cars on the road and what do they do more traffic lights at roundabouts got to keep the pollution build up, a busy A road that will probably be a single carriageway through it so the accident stats are kept high for cash cow cameras to be installed. Any chance of extra beds for our hospital or a school built in the estate to reduce school run traffic or a actual car parking on these estates so they don't steal the spaces from nearby homes or even solar panels on every one of the new houses so green spaces are not taken over by solar farms.
Oh more social housing and buy to let houses just what this town needs. 1600 poor build boxes that the council tax payer will have to bail out in about 10 years time. So potentially an extra 2000 cars on the road and what do they do more traffic lights at roundabouts got to keep the pollution build up, a busy A road that will probably be a single carriageway through it so the accident stats are kept high for cash cow cameras to be installed. Any chance of extra beds for our hospital or a school built in the estate to reduce school run traffic or a actual car parking on these estates so they don't steal the spaces from nearby homes or even solar panels on every one of the new houses so green spaces are not taken over by solar farms. sam vines
  • Score: 6

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