49 homes planned for Shotgate industrial estate

Basildon Recorder: 49 new homes could be built at Shotgate Trading Estate. 49 new homes could be built at Shotgate Trading Estate.

NEARLY 50 new homes could be built in the middle of an industrial estate.

Plans have been submitted to Basildon Council for 22 two-bedrooom and 29 three-bedroom houses on Shotgate Trading Estate.

Eight industrial units would to be demolished to make way for the development in Bruce Grove, Shotgate.

Four of the buildings have been empty for more than a year.

Nibs Buses hopes to relocate its depot in the future and the neighbouring double glazing factory also has plans to move premises to enable the development to take place.

David Harrison, chairman of Shotgate Parish Council and founder of Wickford Action Group, said: “I think the main problem with plans for these houses is that it’s an industrial estate. Most people would take the view it’s the wrong place for a housing development.

“I think we would need to look more closely at plans and see some images of how the development would look. Building an access road in Bruce Grove would worry me, and increased traffic and parking always raises concerns among residents.

“I wouldn’t have thought Basildon Council would approve these plans.”

The homes would be a mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced houses.

Applicants Panter Trading believe the empty units are in such a state of disrepair they are beyond renovation.

In documents submitted to the council, planning agent Barry Stacey, from Designed Images, said: “In real terms demolition and constructing a new development is the most viable and preferred option.

“We believe that the development of this site will be comfortable for this setting and bearing in mind what is being offered locally, and its closeness to major public utilities, we feel we will be setting the standards for future developments which will take place.”

The site, on the north eastern corner of the trading estate, is surrounded by homes in Bruce Grove and Bridge Road.

Basildon Council is due make a decision on the outline plans by July.

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12:19pm Sun 5 May 13

Howard Chase says...

good to see developers prepared to take on a brownfield site.

This scheme should be given the go ahead and the number of dwellings taken off the total of thousands that Basildon Council seem determined to have built in the area.

This is a good precedent to set, in my opinion, and should be looked on favourably.

There's plenty of other brownfield sites around in or on the periphery of 'industrial areas' that could also be developed in the area.

Every residential dwelling built on a brownfield site is one less built on green space
good to see developers prepared to take on a brownfield site. This scheme should be given the go ahead and the number of dwellings taken off the total of thousands that Basildon Council seem determined to have built in the area. This is a good precedent to set, in my opinion, and should be looked on favourably. There's plenty of other brownfield sites around in or on the periphery of 'industrial areas' that could also be developed in the area. Every residential dwelling built on a brownfield site is one less built on green space Howard Chase
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2:05pm Sun 5 May 13

OscarDeLaSpiffSpaff says...

Its a terrible idea, its a small industrial estate with some homes at each end, shotgate is a very quiet area, to plonk 50 new homes in the middle will do nothing except line the pockets of the council & property developers, all these new homes being planned but still no new doctors being built, as for "access to major public utilities", what a crock of sh*t, what major public utilities are there in wickford? I doubt you will find anybody locat who think this is good
Its a terrible idea, its a small industrial estate with some homes at each end, shotgate is a very quiet area, to plonk 50 new homes in the middle will do nothing except line the pockets of the council & property developers, all these new homes being planned but still no new doctors being built, as for "access to major public utilities", what a crock of sh*t, what major public utilities are there in wickford? I doubt you will find anybody locat who think this is good OscarDeLaSpiffSpaff
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2:51pm Sun 5 May 13

WhateverS says...

OscarDeLaSpiffSpaff wrote:
Its a terrible idea, its a small industrial estate with some homes at each end, shotgate is a very quiet area, to plonk 50 new homes in the middle will do nothing except line the pockets of the council & property developers, all these new homes being planned but still no new doctors being built, as for "access to major public utilities", what a crock of sh*t, what major public utilities are there in wickford? I doubt you will find anybody locat who think this is good
Nimby
[quote][p][bold]OscarDeLaSpiffSpaff[/bold] wrote: Its a terrible idea, its a small industrial estate with some homes at each end, shotgate is a very quiet area, to plonk 50 new homes in the middle will do nothing except line the pockets of the council & property developers, all these new homes being planned but still no new doctors being built, as for "access to major public utilities", what a crock of sh*t, what major public utilities are there in wickford? I doubt you will find anybody locat who think this is good[/p][/quote]Nimby WhateverS
  • Score: -9

3:30pm Sun 5 May 13

OscarDeLaSpiffSpaff says...

WhateverS wrote:
OscarDeLaSpiffSpaff wrote:
Its a terrible idea, its a small industrial estate with some homes at each end, shotgate is a very quiet area, to plonk 50 new homes in the middle will do nothing except line the pockets of the council & property developers, all these new homes being planned but still no new doctors being built, as for "access to major public utilities", what a crock of sh*t, what major public utilities are there in wickford? I doubt you will find anybody locat who think this is good
Nimby
I live in basildon you bellend
[quote][p][bold]WhateverS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OscarDeLaSpiffSpaff[/bold] wrote: Its a terrible idea, its a small industrial estate with some homes at each end, shotgate is a very quiet area, to plonk 50 new homes in the middle will do nothing except line the pockets of the council & property developers, all these new homes being planned but still no new doctors being built, as for "access to major public utilities", what a crock of sh*t, what major public utilities are there in wickford? I doubt you will find anybody locat who think this is good[/p][/quote]Nimby[/p][/quote]I live in basildon you bellend OscarDeLaSpiffSpaff
  • Score: 4

5:21pm Sun 5 May 13

Royr says...

OscarDeLaSpiffSpaff wrote:
WhateverS wrote:
OscarDeLaSpiffSpaff wrote:
Its a terrible idea, its a small industrial estate with some homes at each end, shotgate is a very quiet area, to plonk 50 new homes in the middle will do nothing except line the pockets of the council & property developers, all these new homes being planned but still no new doctors being built, as for "access to major public utilities", what a crock of sh*t, what major public utilities are there in wickford? I doubt you will find anybody locat who think this is good
Nimby
I live in basildon you bellend
1- I completely agree with Howard - bring on brownfield development rather than green belt

2 - Shotgate has reasonable bus access to Wickford

3- Wickford has a variety of shops, and a mainline station and a library (many of which are facing closures in other areas)

4 - If you live in Basildon, yet know the area well, I guess you have friends or relatives there

5 - Why is another doctor needed for 50 homes?

6 - And finally, if you need to use insults to make your point, then you must have a very week argument
[quote][p][bold]OscarDeLaSpiffSpaff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WhateverS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OscarDeLaSpiffSpaff[/bold] wrote: Its a terrible idea, its a small industrial estate with some homes at each end, shotgate is a very quiet area, to plonk 50 new homes in the middle will do nothing except line the pockets of the council & property developers, all these new homes being planned but still no new doctors being built, as for "access to major public utilities", what a crock of sh*t, what major public utilities are there in wickford? I doubt you will find anybody locat who think this is good[/p][/quote]Nimby[/p][/quote]I live in basildon you bellend[/p][/quote]1- I completely agree with Howard - bring on brownfield development rather than green belt 2 - Shotgate has reasonable bus access to Wickford 3- Wickford has a variety of shops, and a mainline station and a library (many of which are facing closures in other areas) 4 - If you live in Basildon, yet know the area well, I guess you have friends or relatives there 5 - Why is another doctor needed for 50 homes? 6 - And finally, if you need to use insults to make your point, then you must have a very week argument Royr
  • Score: -7

5:24pm Sun 5 May 13

Royr says...

Sorry WEAK!

My smelling pistake - learnt from The Echo

(Just noticed that my spell checker (US) didn't like learnt - but I'm English)
Sorry WEAK! My smelling pistake - learnt from The Echo (Just noticed that my spell checker (US) didn't like learnt - but I'm English) Royr
  • Score: 0

5:52pm Sun 5 May 13

psorias says...

It is not really in the middle of the industrial estate, it is right on the edge of the residential end of Bruce Grove. If you look at the photo, far right, is a little white bungalow, this is where the industrial estate begins. The road is already there but they have a barrier across to stop the traffic at the moment.
See no reason for any complaint.
It is not really in the middle of the industrial estate, it is right on the edge of the residential end of Bruce Grove. If you look at the photo, far right, is a little white bungalow, this is where the industrial estate begins. The road is already there but they have a barrier across to stop the traffic at the moment. See no reason for any complaint. psorias
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6:24pm Sun 5 May 13

OscarDeLaSpiffSpaff says...

2. Shotgate is a 10 minute walk to wickford hightstreet. 3. Some shops, a train station & library are not "major public utilities". 4. My ex girlfriend lived in shotgate and i have a relative who lives there. 5. Because the doctors there had a 1 week waiting list and theres 750 homes planned for runwell. 6. Its not really relevant, i was referred to as a nimby when in actual fact i oppose any building of homes anywhere in britain which could have been avoided by just controlling our borders.
2. Shotgate is a 10 minute walk to wickford hightstreet. 3. Some shops, a train station & library are not "major public utilities". 4. My ex girlfriend lived in shotgate and i have a relative who lives there. 5. Because the doctors there had a 1 week waiting list and theres 750 homes planned for runwell. 6. Its not really relevant, i was referred to as a nimby when in actual fact i oppose any building of homes anywhere in britain which could have been avoided by just controlling our borders. OscarDeLaSpiffSpaff
  • Score: 3

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