Billericay residents demand referendum on 2,010 homes plan

Basildon Recorder: Billericay residents demand referendum on 2,010 homes plan Billericay residents demand referendum on 2,010 homes plan

OUTRAGED residents are demanding a referendum in Billericay to stop the town “merging” with Basildon.

Billericay residents also fear plans to build 2,010 new homes on the outskirts of their town would destroy the green belt – and their way of life.

About 300 residents piled into the arts theatre at Mayflower High School to express their dismay at Billericay Town Council’s plan to support Basildon Council’s proposals.

During questions at the end of the meeting, residents demanded a referendum take place in Billericay to decide where new houses should be built.

Jean Compton, of Highfield Road, said: “I have lived in Billericay for 56 years – since I was 12 – and it was nothing to do with Basildon. That’s how it should be now.”

Mike Andrews of Outwood Common Road, Billericay, said: “We want the referendum to include the whole of Billericay and ask do we agree, or disagree, with these houses and their infringement on the green belt here. And where exactly will they go?”

At the meeting, the town council was condemned by a number of residents.

Paul Hudson of Cavell Road, Billericay, earned cheers from the audience as he addressed councillors, saying: “The town council’s response to this consultation is not the response of the people of Billericay.

“The town council is elected by the people of Billericay and you tell Basildon Council what the people of Billericay want.

“We want to keep the green belt. We do not want this plan.”

Nick Langford, who lives off Outwood Common Road, said: “The European Convention on Human Rights gives me the right to enjoy my home.

“Not one member of the planning committee has approached me or the other people who live in this area to ask us what we think.

“We will fight any decision to build on this land all the way to a planning or public inquiry.”

The core strategy identifies areas in Basildon District where homes can be built between now and 2031.

Two weeks ago, when the town council held a meeting to discuss their response to the plans, the police had to be called after 200 residents turned up at the Billericay Day Centre. The venue could only accomodate about 120.

Confusion still surrounds the exact location of the 2,010 homes planned for Billericay.

Basildon Council’s local plan document, which sets out the planning precedent from now until 2031, proposes: - 1,400 homes to the west of Billericay - 430 to the east of Billericay - 180 to the south of Billericay However, the council is yet to release specific locations of where the houses could be built.

The council expects any building on the land to happen between 2022 and 2028.

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10:42am Mon 24 Mar 14

Howard Cháse says...

They have had the same opportunity as residents of Basildon to make their views known about the future of the area by filling in one of the questionnaires at recent 'consultation' meetings/exhibitions haven't they?
They have had the same opportunity as residents of Basildon to make their views known about the future of the area by filling in one of the questionnaires at recent 'consultation' meetings/exhibitions haven't they? Howard Cháse
  • Score: 5

11:07am Mon 24 Mar 14

Vange Resident says...

If theres money in it the council will build it!
If theres money in it the council will build it! Vange Resident
  • Score: 4

11:15am Mon 24 Mar 14

Sherry@hullbridge says...

Unfortunately this is the same situation as we are having in Hullbridge. 98% of residents voted against this yet our beloved Rochford district council are still pushing this crazy idea of building on green belt land forward.
Nothing has been mentioned about flooding, extra traffic, ruining our ways of life etc. They have even had the audacity of trying to move village boundaries etc as the Goverment instructions are not to merge villages / towns etc by going over boundaries etc. As the previous comment stated, all about money and not a care for actual residents etc.
I hope everyone remembers this act of not worrying about public opinion when the next round of local elections are held.
Unfortunately this is the same situation as we are having in Hullbridge. 98% of residents voted against this yet our beloved Rochford district council are still pushing this crazy idea of building on green belt land forward. Nothing has been mentioned about flooding, extra traffic, ruining our ways of life etc. They have even had the audacity of trying to move village boundaries etc as the Goverment instructions are not to merge villages / towns etc by going over boundaries etc. As the previous comment stated, all about money and not a care for actual residents etc. I hope everyone remembers this act of not worrying about public opinion when the next round of local elections are held. Sherry@hullbridge
  • Score: 2

11:26am Mon 24 Mar 14

pembury53 says...

whether it be billericay, benfleet, rochford, rayleigh, the grim reality of population growth and the politics of no direction is finally dawning, and waking those local folk from their slumber, and cosy contented lives....... defend for all your worth, shout from the highest steeple, but all will be in vain, eventually, as the stampede's from london, and further affield, to stake their claims, for a new life, gathers its relentless pace.....
whether it be billericay, benfleet, rochford, rayleigh, the grim reality of population growth and the politics of no direction is finally dawning, and waking those local folk from their slumber, and cosy contented lives....... defend for all your worth, shout from the highest steeple, but all will be in vain, eventually, as the stampede's from london, and further affield, to stake their claims, for a new life, gathers its relentless pace..... pembury53
  • Score: 2

11:42am Mon 24 Mar 14

Happy Chickie says...

Sherry@hullbridge wrote:
Unfortunately this is the same situation as we are having in Hullbridge. 98% of residents voted against this yet our beloved Rochford district council are still pushing this crazy idea of building on green belt land forward.
Nothing has been mentioned about flooding, extra traffic, ruining our ways of life etc. They have even had the audacity of trying to move village boundaries etc as the Goverment instructions are not to merge villages / towns etc by going over boundaries etc. As the previous comment stated, all about money and not a care for actual residents etc.
I hope everyone remembers this act of not worrying about public opinion when the next round of local elections are held.
How will it ruin your way of life?
[quote][p][bold]Sherry@hullbridge[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately this is the same situation as we are having in Hullbridge. 98% of residents voted against this yet our beloved Rochford district council are still pushing this crazy idea of building on green belt land forward. Nothing has been mentioned about flooding, extra traffic, ruining our ways of life etc. They have even had the audacity of trying to move village boundaries etc as the Goverment instructions are not to merge villages / towns etc by going over boundaries etc. As the previous comment stated, all about money and not a care for actual residents etc. I hope everyone remembers this act of not worrying about public opinion when the next round of local elections are held.[/p][/quote]How will it ruin your way of life? Happy Chickie
  • Score: 3

12:46pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Bettycraven says...

What's actually wrong with merging with Basildon
What's actually wrong with merging with Basildon Bettycraven
  • Score: -1

1:03pm Mon 24 Mar 14

pembury53 says...

Bettycraven wrote:
What's actually wrong with merging with Basildon
I take it your not one of billericay's 'well heeled' then ?
[quote][p][bold]Bettycraven[/bold] wrote: What's actually wrong with merging with Basildon[/p][/quote]I take it your not one of billericay's 'well heeled' then ? pembury53
  • Score: 2

1:34pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Bettycraven says...

pembury53 wrote:
Bettycraven wrote:
What's actually wrong with merging with Basildon
I take it your not one of billericay's 'well heeled' then ?
No I'm a well heeled bazo!
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bettycraven[/bold] wrote: What's actually wrong with merging with Basildon[/p][/quote]I take it your not one of billericay's 'well heeled' then ?[/p][/quote]No I'm a well heeled bazo! Bettycraven
  • Score: 6

2:31pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Eric the Red says...

Headlines from The Echo in the year 2114:-
Councils all over England are planning to build even more houses on green belt land, as Britain's population of 200 million needs more houses - only trouble is we've built over the sodding lot already, and there's nothing green left.
Headlines from The Echo in the year 2114:- Councils all over England are planning to build even more houses on green belt land, as Britain's population of 200 million needs more houses - only trouble is we've built over the sodding lot already, and there's nothing green left. Eric the Red
  • Score: 9

2:37pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Sensible Man says...

It is a shame that none of these councils have the balls to tell the government to get lost with their insistence on local development plans. Why are they so spineless? Instead of building shoeboxes everywhere - tell the useless b***** government to do something about this countries out of control population growth!!
It is a shame that none of these councils have the balls to tell the government to get lost with their insistence on local development plans. Why are they so spineless? Instead of building shoeboxes everywhere - tell the useless b***** government to do something about this countries out of control population growth!! Sensible Man
  • Score: 11

3:59pm Mon 24 Mar 14

pembury53 says...

Sensible Man wrote:
It is a shame that none of these councils have the balls to tell the government to get lost with their insistence on local development plans. Why are they so spineless? Instead of building shoeboxes everywhere - tell the useless b***** government to do something about this countries out of control population growth!!
couldn't agree more with your sentiment, however, the only message this govt will listen to is a few million more UKIP votes....
[quote][p][bold]Sensible Man[/bold] wrote: It is a shame that none of these councils have the balls to tell the government to get lost with their insistence on local development plans. Why are they so spineless? Instead of building shoeboxes everywhere - tell the useless b***** government to do something about this countries out of control population growth!![/p][/quote]couldn't agree more with your sentiment, however, the only message this govt will listen to is a few million more UKIP votes.... pembury53
  • Score: 6

4:00pm Mon 24 Mar 14

pembury53 says...

Bettycraven wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
Bettycraven wrote: What's actually wrong with merging with Basildon
I take it your not one of billericay's 'well heeled' then ?
No I'm a well heeled bazo!
nought wrong with that....
[quote][p][bold]Bettycraven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bettycraven[/bold] wrote: What's actually wrong with merging with Basildon[/p][/quote]I take it your not one of billericay's 'well heeled' then ?[/p][/quote]No I'm a well heeled bazo![/p][/quote]nought wrong with that.... pembury53
  • Score: 5

8:22pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Kim Gandy says...

Happy Chickie wrote:
Sherry@hullbridge wrote:
Unfortunately this is the same situation as we are having in Hullbridge. 98% of residents voted against this yet our beloved Rochford district council are still pushing this crazy idea of building on green belt land forward.
Nothing has been mentioned about flooding, extra traffic, ruining our ways of life etc. They have even had the audacity of trying to move village boundaries etc as the Goverment instructions are not to merge villages / towns etc by going over boundaries etc. As the previous comment stated, all about money and not a care for actual residents etc.
I hope everyone remembers this act of not worrying about public opinion when the next round of local elections are held.
How will it ruin your way of life?
Oh God, somebody draw this female a diagram please.

And she had the cheek to call me demented the other day.

Shall I do it in simple English?: this country is overcrowded. It is a relatively small group of islands that has in the last two decades, become a dumping ground for the EU. We have had mass uncontrolled immigration foisted on us and our culture and heritage as been almost totally obliterated as has our green belt.

Do you EVER go outside of the area and LOOK at what is happening in our cities? Do you EVER wonder why cockneys are now most concentrated in Essex?

In fact, do you EVER do any research at all?

Being Left wing you only ever see one side of the story and if anybody disagrees with your outlook, you discredit and name call them.

Yes, I do also but usually to the sort of idiots who promote the idea of crime and boast about their criminal lifestyles, or people like you who are just plain ignorant, self hating and politically correct and refuse to see the reality of a situation.

The sooner this country is out of the EU and back in control of its own borders, the better off we will all be.

Of course SOME immigration has always been good for any country - and healthy - but the ethnic cleansing of a nation by its own government and overseen by the faceless bureaucrats of the EU is just not acceptable.

Go on, start name calling and dredging up all the usual rubbish I have seen a thousand times on here and believe what you want to believe. But like it or not, despite the down arrow brigade there are SOME people on here who agree with me - and even more out on the doorsteps if you EVER bother to put yourself up for election and stand up for what you believe in, which I sincerely doubt.

And for your information, yes I have and for parliament - twice - and held public office.

Which is more than you've done obviously, as you seem singularly unable to hold a reasoned debate, nor can you see the majority point of view which IS whether you like it or not and regardless of what people on this website say, that we have gone too far down the road of overcrowding - and the results are disastrous.

Just look at waiting lists for schools or spend time in any hospital or doctor's surgery.

Try doing some research for a change - and then we might start seeing some INFORMED opinions.

Oh and if you respond with the usual bile, I will not bother to read it in its entirety. I tend not to these days because it's all so predictable.
[quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sherry@hullbridge[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately this is the same situation as we are having in Hullbridge. 98% of residents voted against this yet our beloved Rochford district council are still pushing this crazy idea of building on green belt land forward. Nothing has been mentioned about flooding, extra traffic, ruining our ways of life etc. They have even had the audacity of trying to move village boundaries etc as the Goverment instructions are not to merge villages / towns etc by going over boundaries etc. As the previous comment stated, all about money and not a care for actual residents etc. I hope everyone remembers this act of not worrying about public opinion when the next round of local elections are held.[/p][/quote]How will it ruin your way of life?[/p][/quote]Oh God, somebody draw this female a diagram please. And she had the cheek to call me demented the other day. Shall I do it in simple English?: this country is overcrowded. It is a relatively small group of islands that has in the last two decades, become a dumping ground for the EU. We have had mass uncontrolled immigration foisted on us and our culture and heritage as been almost totally obliterated as has our green belt. Do you EVER go outside of the area and LOOK at what is happening in our cities? Do you EVER wonder why cockneys are now most concentrated in Essex? In fact, do you EVER do any research at all? Being Left wing you only ever see one side of the story and if anybody disagrees with your outlook, you discredit and name call them. Yes, I do also but usually to the sort of idiots who promote the idea of crime and boast about their criminal lifestyles, or people like you who are just plain ignorant, self hating and politically correct and refuse to see the reality of a situation. The sooner this country is out of the EU and back in control of its own borders, the better off we will all be. Of course SOME immigration has always been good for any country - and healthy - but the ethnic cleansing of a nation by its own government and overseen by the faceless bureaucrats of the EU is just not acceptable. Go on, start name calling and dredging up all the usual rubbish I have seen a thousand times on here and believe what you want to believe. But like it or not, despite the down arrow brigade there are SOME people on here who agree with me - and even more out on the doorsteps if you EVER bother to put yourself up for election and stand up for what you believe in, which I sincerely doubt. And for your information, yes I have and for parliament - twice - and held public office. Which is more than you've done obviously, as you seem singularly unable to hold a reasoned debate, nor can you see the majority point of view which IS whether you like it or not and regardless of what people on this website say, that we have gone too far down the road of overcrowding - and the results are disastrous. Just look at waiting lists for schools or spend time in any hospital or doctor's surgery. Try doing some research for a change - and then we might start seeing some INFORMED opinions. Oh and if you respond with the usual bile, I will not bother to read it in its entirety. I tend not to these days because it's all so predictable. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 0

8:24pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Kim Gandy says...

The above comment, of course, directed at not so happy chickie - or should that be Chucky? Very much in the style of our local bodysnatcher!
The above comment, of course, directed at not so happy chickie - or should that be Chucky? Very much in the style of our local bodysnatcher! Kim Gandy
  • Score: -5

9:15pm Mon 24 Mar 14

ThisYear says...

Eric the Red wrote:
Headlines from The Echo in the year 2114:-
Councils all over England are planning to build even more houses on green belt land, as Britain's population of 200 million needs more houses - only trouble is we've built over the sodding lot already, and there's nothing green left.
So you will be leaving then...good riddance to bad rubbish.. will allow decent people to live together without race hate..
[quote][p][bold]Eric the Red[/bold] wrote: Headlines from The Echo in the year 2114:- Councils all over England are planning to build even more houses on green belt land, as Britain's population of 200 million needs more houses - only trouble is we've built over the sodding lot already, and there's nothing green left.[/p][/quote]So you will be leaving then...good riddance to bad rubbish.. will allow decent people to live together without race hate.. ThisYear
  • Score: 0

9:29pm Mon 24 Mar 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Happy Chickie wrote:
Sherry@hullbridge wrote:
Unfortunately this is the same situation as we are having in Hullbridge. 98% of residents voted against this yet our beloved Rochford district council are still pushing this crazy idea of building on green belt land forward.
Nothing has been mentioned about flooding, extra traffic, ruining our ways of life etc. They have even had the audacity of trying to move village boundaries etc as the Goverment instructions are not to merge villages / towns etc by going over boundaries etc. As the previous comment stated, all about money and not a care for actual residents etc.
I hope everyone remembers this act of not worrying about public opinion when the next round of local elections are held.
How will it ruin your way of life?
Oh God, somebody draw this female a diagram please.

And she had the cheek to call me demented the other day.

Shall I do it in simple English?: this country is overcrowded. It is a relatively small group of islands that has in the last two decades, become a dumping ground for the EU. We have had mass uncontrolled immigration foisted on us and our culture and heritage as been almost totally obliterated as has our green belt.

Do you EVER go outside of the area and LOOK at what is happening in our cities? Do you EVER wonder why cockneys are now most concentrated in Essex?

In fact, do you EVER do any research at all?

Being Left wing you only ever see one side of the story and if anybody disagrees with your outlook, you discredit and name call them.

Yes, I do also but usually to the sort of idiots who promote the idea of crime and boast about their criminal lifestyles, or people like you who are just plain ignorant, self hating and politically correct and refuse to see the reality of a situation.

The sooner this country is out of the EU and back in control of its own borders, the better off we will all be.

Of course SOME immigration has always been good for any country - and healthy - but the ethnic cleansing of a nation by its own government and overseen by the faceless bureaucrats of the EU is just not acceptable.

Go on, start name calling and dredging up all the usual rubbish I have seen a thousand times on here and believe what you want to believe. But like it or not, despite the down arrow brigade there are SOME people on here who agree with me - and even more out on the doorsteps if you EVER bother to put yourself up for election and stand up for what you believe in, which I sincerely doubt.

And for your information, yes I have and for parliament - twice - and held public office.

Which is more than you've done obviously, as you seem singularly unable to hold a reasoned debate, nor can you see the majority point of view which IS whether you like it or not and regardless of what people on this website say, that we have gone too far down the road of overcrowding - and the results are disastrous.

Just look at waiting lists for schools or spend time in any hospital or doctor's surgery.

Try doing some research for a change - and then we might start seeing some INFORMED opinions.

Oh and if you respond with the usual bile, I will not bother to read it in its entirety. I tend not to these days because it's all so predictable.
Can you explain how this country has become a "dumping ground for the EU"

You feel the EU is a country or has its own people which it has sent to England?

Regardless of who welcomed immigrants the thing is; they are here and its a case of liking it or lumping it...harping on about it constantly works to what effect?

You are from Yorkshire...why have you come to Essex, another region?
Isn't that along the lines of people coming to England from another country?

You say the actions of the government is not acceptable...but the fact is it is! Or it wouldnt of happened!

Your delusion is proven by the very thing you complain has happened!

Kim anyone can stand for parliament..think of the Raving Looney Party (perhaps join them?)

You were a non-political councillor! Like to explain what that is?

You are not in politics now for the obvious reasons and you hold no office although you seem to haunt council meetings!

You and others like you need to accept the fait accompli or you will continue to be the sad specimens you undoubtedly are.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sherry@hullbridge[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately this is the same situation as we are having in Hullbridge. 98% of residents voted against this yet our beloved Rochford district council are still pushing this crazy idea of building on green belt land forward. Nothing has been mentioned about flooding, extra traffic, ruining our ways of life etc. They have even had the audacity of trying to move village boundaries etc as the Goverment instructions are not to merge villages / towns etc by going over boundaries etc. As the previous comment stated, all about money and not a care for actual residents etc. I hope everyone remembers this act of not worrying about public opinion when the next round of local elections are held.[/p][/quote]How will it ruin your way of life?[/p][/quote]Oh God, somebody draw this female a diagram please. And she had the cheek to call me demented the other day. Shall I do it in simple English?: this country is overcrowded. It is a relatively small group of islands that has in the last two decades, become a dumping ground for the EU. We have had mass uncontrolled immigration foisted on us and our culture and heritage as been almost totally obliterated as has our green belt. Do you EVER go outside of the area and LOOK at what is happening in our cities? Do you EVER wonder why cockneys are now most concentrated in Essex? In fact, do you EVER do any research at all? Being Left wing you only ever see one side of the story and if anybody disagrees with your outlook, you discredit and name call them. Yes, I do also but usually to the sort of idiots who promote the idea of crime and boast about their criminal lifestyles, or people like you who are just plain ignorant, self hating and politically correct and refuse to see the reality of a situation. The sooner this country is out of the EU and back in control of its own borders, the better off we will all be. Of course SOME immigration has always been good for any country - and healthy - but the ethnic cleansing of a nation by its own government and overseen by the faceless bureaucrats of the EU is just not acceptable. Go on, start name calling and dredging up all the usual rubbish I have seen a thousand times on here and believe what you want to believe. But like it or not, despite the down arrow brigade there are SOME people on here who agree with me - and even more out on the doorsteps if you EVER bother to put yourself up for election and stand up for what you believe in, which I sincerely doubt. And for your information, yes I have and for parliament - twice - and held public office. Which is more than you've done obviously, as you seem singularly unable to hold a reasoned debate, nor can you see the majority point of view which IS whether you like it or not and regardless of what people on this website say, that we have gone too far down the road of overcrowding - and the results are disastrous. Just look at waiting lists for schools or spend time in any hospital or doctor's surgery. Try doing some research for a change - and then we might start seeing some INFORMED opinions. Oh and if you respond with the usual bile, I will not bother to read it in its entirety. I tend not to these days because it's all so predictable.[/p][/quote]Can you explain how this country has become a "dumping ground for the EU" You feel the EU is a country or has its own people which it has sent to England? Regardless of who welcomed immigrants the thing is; they are here and its a case of liking it or lumping it...harping on about it constantly works to what effect? You are from Yorkshire...why have you come to Essex, another region? Isn't that along the lines of people coming to England from another country? You say the actions of the government is not acceptable...but the fact is it is! Or it wouldnt of happened! Your delusion is proven by the very thing you complain has happened! Kim anyone can stand for parliament..think of the Raving Looney Party (perhaps join them?) You were a non-political councillor! Like to explain what that is? You are not in politics now for the obvious reasons and you hold no office although you seem to haunt council meetings! You and others like you need to accept the fait accompli or you will continue to be the sad specimens you undoubtedly are. ThisYear
  • Score: -5

8:25am Tue 25 Mar 14

Happy Chickie says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
The above comment, of course, directed at not so happy chickie - or should that be Chucky? Very much in the style of our local bodysnatcher!
Clearly after your reading your book long posts you are indeed demented and not fit for purpose of any sort.

You seem to be naturally ignorant, does it come easily to you or do you pick it up along the way?

You are a failure by name a failure by nature you demented old battleaxe.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: The above comment, of course, directed at not so happy chickie - or should that be Chucky? Very much in the style of our local bodysnatcher![/p][/quote]Clearly after your reading your book long posts you are indeed demented and not fit for purpose of any sort. You seem to be naturally ignorant, does it come easily to you or do you pick it up along the way? You are a failure by name a failure by nature you demented old battleaxe. Happy Chickie
  • Score: 4

8:26am Tue 25 Mar 14

Happy Chickie says...

ThisYear wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
Happy Chickie wrote:
Sherry@hullbridge wrote:
Unfortunately this is the same situation as we are having in Hullbridge. 98% of residents voted against this yet our beloved Rochford district council are still pushing this crazy idea of building on green belt land forward.
Nothing has been mentioned about flooding, extra traffic, ruining our ways of life etc. They have even had the audacity of trying to move village boundaries etc as the Goverment instructions are not to merge villages / towns etc by going over boundaries etc. As the previous comment stated, all about money and not a care for actual residents etc.
I hope everyone remembers this act of not worrying about public opinion when the next round of local elections are held.
How will it ruin your way of life?
Oh God, somebody draw this female a diagram please.

And she had the cheek to call me demented the other day.

Shall I do it in simple English?: this country is overcrowded. It is a relatively small group of islands that has in the last two decades, become a dumping ground for the EU. We have had mass uncontrolled immigration foisted on us and our culture and heritage as been almost totally obliterated as has our green belt.

Do you EVER go outside of the area and LOOK at what is happening in our cities? Do you EVER wonder why cockneys are now most concentrated in Essex?

In fact, do you EVER do any research at all?

Being Left wing you only ever see one side of the story and if anybody disagrees with your outlook, you discredit and name call them.

Yes, I do also but usually to the sort of idiots who promote the idea of crime and boast about their criminal lifestyles, or people like you who are just plain ignorant, self hating and politically correct and refuse to see the reality of a situation.

The sooner this country is out of the EU and back in control of its own borders, the better off we will all be.

Of course SOME immigration has always been good for any country - and healthy - but the ethnic cleansing of a nation by its own government and overseen by the faceless bureaucrats of the EU is just not acceptable.

Go on, start name calling and dredging up all the usual rubbish I have seen a thousand times on here and believe what you want to believe. But like it or not, despite the down arrow brigade there are SOME people on here who agree with me - and even more out on the doorsteps if you EVER bother to put yourself up for election and stand up for what you believe in, which I sincerely doubt.

And for your information, yes I have and for parliament - twice - and held public office.

Which is more than you've done obviously, as you seem singularly unable to hold a reasoned debate, nor can you see the majority point of view which IS whether you like it or not and regardless of what people on this website say, that we have gone too far down the road of overcrowding - and the results are disastrous.

Just look at waiting lists for schools or spend time in any hospital or doctor's surgery.

Try doing some research for a change - and then we might start seeing some INFORMED opinions.

Oh and if you respond with the usual bile, I will not bother to read it in its entirety. I tend not to these days because it's all so predictable.
Can you explain how this country has become a "dumping ground for the EU"

You feel the EU is a country or has its own people which it has sent to England?

Regardless of who welcomed immigrants the thing is; they are here and its a case of liking it or lumping it...harping on about it constantly works to what effect?

You are from Yorkshire...why have you come to Essex, another region?
Isn't that along the lines of people coming to England from another country?

You say the actions of the government is not acceptable...but the fact is it is! Or it wouldnt of happened!

Your delusion is proven by the very thing you complain has happened!

Kim anyone can stand for parliament..think of the Raving Looney Party (perhaps join them?)

You were a non-political councillor! Like to explain what that is?

You are not in politics now for the obvious reasons and you hold no office although you seem to haunt council meetings!

You and others like you need to accept the fait accompli or you will continue to be the sad specimens you undoubtedly are.
"And for your information, yes I have and for parliament - twice - and held public office"

Cleaning the bog doesn't count!
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sherry@hullbridge[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately this is the same situation as we are having in Hullbridge. 98% of residents voted against this yet our beloved Rochford district council are still pushing this crazy idea of building on green belt land forward. Nothing has been mentioned about flooding, extra traffic, ruining our ways of life etc. They have even had the audacity of trying to move village boundaries etc as the Goverment instructions are not to merge villages / towns etc by going over boundaries etc. As the previous comment stated, all about money and not a care for actual residents etc. I hope everyone remembers this act of not worrying about public opinion when the next round of local elections are held.[/p][/quote]How will it ruin your way of life?[/p][/quote]Oh God, somebody draw this female a diagram please. And she had the cheek to call me demented the other day. Shall I do it in simple English?: this country is overcrowded. It is a relatively small group of islands that has in the last two decades, become a dumping ground for the EU. We have had mass uncontrolled immigration foisted on us and our culture and heritage as been almost totally obliterated as has our green belt. Do you EVER go outside of the area and LOOK at what is happening in our cities? Do you EVER wonder why cockneys are now most concentrated in Essex? In fact, do you EVER do any research at all? Being Left wing you only ever see one side of the story and if anybody disagrees with your outlook, you discredit and name call them. Yes, I do also but usually to the sort of idiots who promote the idea of crime and boast about their criminal lifestyles, or people like you who are just plain ignorant, self hating and politically correct and refuse to see the reality of a situation. The sooner this country is out of the EU and back in control of its own borders, the better off we will all be. Of course SOME immigration has always been good for any country - and healthy - but the ethnic cleansing of a nation by its own government and overseen by the faceless bureaucrats of the EU is just not acceptable. Go on, start name calling and dredging up all the usual rubbish I have seen a thousand times on here and believe what you want to believe. But like it or not, despite the down arrow brigade there are SOME people on here who agree with me - and even more out on the doorsteps if you EVER bother to put yourself up for election and stand up for what you believe in, which I sincerely doubt. And for your information, yes I have and for parliament - twice - and held public office. Which is more than you've done obviously, as you seem singularly unable to hold a reasoned debate, nor can you see the majority point of view which IS whether you like it or not and regardless of what people on this website say, that we have gone too far down the road of overcrowding - and the results are disastrous. Just look at waiting lists for schools or spend time in any hospital or doctor's surgery. Try doing some research for a change - and then we might start seeing some INFORMED opinions. Oh and if you respond with the usual bile, I will not bother to read it in its entirety. I tend not to these days because it's all so predictable.[/p][/quote]Can you explain how this country has become a "dumping ground for the EU" You feel the EU is a country or has its own people which it has sent to England? Regardless of who welcomed immigrants the thing is; they are here and its a case of liking it or lumping it...harping on about it constantly works to what effect? You are from Yorkshire...why have you come to Essex, another region? Isn't that along the lines of people coming to England from another country? You say the actions of the government is not acceptable...but the fact is it is! Or it wouldnt of happened! Your delusion is proven by the very thing you complain has happened! Kim anyone can stand for parliament..think of the Raving Looney Party (perhaps join them?) You were a non-political councillor! Like to explain what that is? You are not in politics now for the obvious reasons and you hold no office although you seem to haunt council meetings! You and others like you need to accept the fait accompli or you will continue to be the sad specimens you undoubtedly are.[/p][/quote]"And for your information, yes I have and for parliament - twice - and held public office" Cleaning the bog doesn't count! Happy Chickie
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8:27am Tue 25 Mar 14

Happy Chickie says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
The above comment, of course, directed at not so happy chickie - or should that be Chucky? Very much in the style of our local bodysnatcher!
I'm perfectly happy - nothing to be unhappy about.

Unlike you, you demented old harpy.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: The above comment, of course, directed at not so happy chickie - or should that be Chucky? Very much in the style of our local bodysnatcher![/p][/quote]I'm perfectly happy - nothing to be unhappy about. Unlike you, you demented old harpy. Happy Chickie
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12:31pm Tue 25 Mar 14

TheWizzard says...

Can't see what they are complaining about, it's only 2000+ homes, not like the way the billericay tories have been using Basildon as a dumping ground over the past few years, parks built on, leisure facilities sold off to pay for a sports center most ordinary people can't get to
Can't see what they are complaining about, it's only 2000+ homes, not like the way the billericay tories have been using Basildon as a dumping ground over the past few years, parks built on, leisure facilities sold off to pay for a sports center most ordinary people can't get to TheWizzard
  • Score: 2

2:13pm Tue 25 Mar 14

canveydude24 says...

Just build the bloody lot on dale farm
Just build the bloody lot on dale farm canveydude24
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2:22pm Tue 25 Mar 14

imnotanimby says...

The council plan is perfectly fair - proportional development according to the towns current populations. They are not asking Billericay to take any more than their fair share but it seems that these Billericay nimbys would like other towns (probably Basildon) to take their share of the development. What's so special about them??? Basildon Hospital was originally built on green belt land but they are happy to avail themselves of this amenity without a thought for the extra traffic, spoilt views, etc caused to the people of Basildon. If they want to build a wall around the themselves and have 'nothing to do with Basildon' lets hope that they don't ever need expert medical help because the people of Basildon may not want to let them in!!!
The council plan is perfectly fair - proportional development according to the towns current populations. They are not asking Billericay to take any more than their fair share but it seems that these Billericay nimbys would like other towns (probably Basildon) to take their share of the development. What's so special about them??? Basildon Hospital was originally built on green belt land but they are happy to avail themselves of this amenity without a thought for the extra traffic, spoilt views, etc caused to the people of Basildon. If they want to build a wall around the themselves and have 'nothing to do with Basildon' lets hope that they don't ever need expert medical help because the people of Basildon may not want to let them in!!! imnotanimby
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9:11pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Bolloximian says...

imnotanimby wrote:
The council plan is perfectly fair - proportional development according to the towns current populations. They are not asking Billericay to take any more than their fair share but it seems that these Billericay nimbys would like other towns (probably Basildon) to take their share of the development. What's so special about them??? Basildon Hospital was originally built on green belt land but they are happy to avail themselves of this amenity without a thought for the extra traffic, spoilt views, etc caused to the people of Basildon. If they want to build a wall around the themselves and have 'nothing to do with Basildon' lets hope that they don't ever need expert medical help because the people of Basildon may not want to let them in!!!
You seem to be forgetting that Billericay once had a hospital of its own. Had a new hospital not been built in Basildon it would probably still have one today.
[quote][p][bold]imnotanimby[/bold] wrote: The council plan is perfectly fair - proportional development according to the towns current populations. They are not asking Billericay to take any more than their fair share but it seems that these Billericay nimbys would like other towns (probably Basildon) to take their share of the development. What's so special about them??? Basildon Hospital was originally built on green belt land but they are happy to avail themselves of this amenity without a thought for the extra traffic, spoilt views, etc caused to the people of Basildon. If they want to build a wall around the themselves and have 'nothing to do with Basildon' lets hope that they don't ever need expert medical help because the people of Basildon may not want to let them in!!![/p][/quote]You seem to be forgetting that Billericay once had a hospital of its own. Had a new hospital not been built in Basildon it would probably still have one today. Bolloximian
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9:26pm Tue 25 Mar 14

ThisYear says...

canveydude24 wrote:
Just build the bloody lot on dale farm
The land would have to be bought off the owners...
[quote][p][bold]canveydude24[/bold] wrote: Just build the bloody lot on dale farm[/p][/quote]The land would have to be bought off the owners... ThisYear
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11:21pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Devils Advocate says...

Bolloximian wrote:
imnotanimby wrote:
The council plan is perfectly fair - proportional development according to the towns current populations. They are not asking Billericay to take any more than their fair share but it seems that these Billericay nimbys would like other towns (probably Basildon) to take their share of the development. What's so special about them??? Basildon Hospital was originally built on green belt land but they are happy to avail themselves of this amenity without a thought for the extra traffic, spoilt views, etc caused to the people of Basildon. If they want to build a wall around the themselves and have 'nothing to do with Basildon' lets hope that they don't ever need expert medical help because the people of Basildon may not want to let them in!!!
You seem to be forgetting that Billericay once had a hospital of its own. Had a new hospital not been built in Basildon it would probably still have one today.
Yes, and Billericay Hospital was once a workhouse, something Billericay residents would like to see back, providing it is not in Billericay.
One thing is for sure. Before the new town, Billericay Urban District Council ruled the whole area. Laindon was featured in the National press because of the lack of Council spending there. It was an absolute disgrace, but Billericay were happy to have it that way. They fully approved of Basildon New Town and all the benefits it brought for them. The new Democracy worked out by Basildon Council means that no individual area can stand for itself unless the whole district vote with it. That has never happenend with all the destruction of Basildons Green spaces. Instead the right wing areas of our district have formed themselves into Parish Councils, thinking they are untouchable. But surprise! they are not immune, even though most of Basildon Council's right wing live in these Parish areas. Guess whose pitard they are now being heist by?
[quote][p][bold]Bolloximian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]imnotanimby[/bold] wrote: The council plan is perfectly fair - proportional development according to the towns current populations. They are not asking Billericay to take any more than their fair share but it seems that these Billericay nimbys would like other towns (probably Basildon) to take their share of the development. What's so special about them??? Basildon Hospital was originally built on green belt land but they are happy to avail themselves of this amenity without a thought for the extra traffic, spoilt views, etc caused to the people of Basildon. If they want to build a wall around the themselves and have 'nothing to do with Basildon' lets hope that they don't ever need expert medical help because the people of Basildon may not want to let them in!!![/p][/quote]You seem to be forgetting that Billericay once had a hospital of its own. Had a new hospital not been built in Basildon it would probably still have one today.[/p][/quote]Yes, and Billericay Hospital was once a workhouse, something Billericay residents would like to see back, providing it is not in Billericay. One thing is for sure. Before the new town, Billericay Urban District Council ruled the whole area. Laindon was featured in the National press because of the lack of Council spending there. It was an absolute disgrace, but Billericay were happy to have it that way. They fully approved of Basildon New Town and all the benefits it brought for them. The new Democracy worked out by Basildon Council means that no individual area can stand for itself unless the whole district vote with it. That has never happenend with all the destruction of Basildons Green spaces. Instead the right wing areas of our district have formed themselves into Parish Councils, thinking they are untouchable. But surprise! they are not immune, even though most of Basildon Council's right wing live in these Parish areas. Guess whose pitard they are now being heist by? Devils Advocate
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