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Park Chase Development

Volume 450: debated on Monday 16 October 2006

Castle Point is becoming grotesquely over-developed. Worst of all is the proliferation of ugly blocks of flats with little or no space for amenities. They ruin the environment for neighbours and put terminal stress on our already overburdened infrastructure. The petition that I present tonight deals with just such a case. It was compiled by residents of Hadleigh, who live around the proposed site.

The petition:

Declares that the petitioners are deeply concerned about planned development at Park Chase where it is proposed to knock down four buildings and replace them with 29 flats, which would put the local infrastructure and community under unacceptable strain, and leads to a number of substantial planning objections including the lack of provision of amenity space, insufficient parking or on site turning, is detrimental to the street scene and will be overbearing on neighbouring houses, not least because of the unacceptable four storey height of the development… the petitioners note the efforts of the local press and MP to fight overdevelopment and inappropriate back garden development and the imposition of flat land development which are damaging our community.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons call upon the Government to bring to Castle Point Borough Councillors’ attention the need to decide this application at full council and to reject the application on behalf of local residents and in respect for the quality of life of Hadleigh people.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

To Lie upon the Table.