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Canvey Island (Housing Development)

Volume 447: debated on Wednesday 7 June 2006

There is a serious problem in Castle Point as elsewhere in south Essex relating to the overdevelopment of our communities, and in particular the proliferation of flats, which puts intolerable pressure on our infrastructure, including water supply and treatment, and our roads.

The petition, organised by Mr. and Mrs. Barham, is signed by only the neighbours to the development site, but it is representative of the feelings of the general public across my borough and much further afield.

The petition states:

To the House of Commons.

The Petition of the residents of Canvey Island and others,

Declares that the petitioners oppose the proposed development of ten flats and 14 parking spaces at 243-245 Eastern esplanade Canvey Island, on the grounds that it would cause extra traffic, noise and loss of privacy and would be detrimental to local residents’ enjoyment of their homes.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons call upon the Government to refer the matter to Castle Point Borough Council and urge the Council to reject the application.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

To lie upon the Table.