Rochford race to raise £40k to halt homes

Homes battle - Linda Kendall and Brian carleton with land in Rawreth earmarked for housing

Homes battle - Linda Kendall and Brian carleton with land in Rawreth earmarked for housing

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COMMUNITIES across Rochford have been told theymust raise £40,000 in a week for a judicial review if they are to stop nearly 3,000 homes being built.

The warning came at a Hullbridge village meeting on Monday evening from residents’ action groups.

Hullbridge itself is set to see 500 new homes built in the area, with 2,785 planned across the district as a whole over the next 15 years.

At the meeting, residents were told a judicial review was their only realistic hope of stopping the proposals.

Linda Kendall, chairman of the Rayleigh Action Group, warned residents they had until April 8 to submit their judicial review.

Ms Kendall, of Lubbards Close, Rayleigh, said: “We need to work together to fight and raise money for the review.

“Councillors cannot do this, not consult us and run this district like their own fiefdom. It is not good enough – end of.

“All the money will go to charity if we don’t make it.

It’s only just over £1 per person in Rayleigh – with Hullbridge it’s even less. It might be a long shot, but I am not giving up.”

Ms Kendall is working with Richard Buxton from Environmental and Public Law, in Cambridge, and feels residents have a case over the issue of the public consultation.

Brian Carleton, a former chartered surveyor and leader of the Hullbridge Residents’ Action Group, gained the support of 98.5 per cent of the village against the council’s plans in a doorto- door campaign last year.

He said: “The council has literally bombarded the village and are using it as a dumping ground for extra homes.

“I have been in touch with Linda’s lawyers and will give them any help I can in making the reviewwork.”

Donate to the reviews fund using the Lloyds Account number 22329568, sort code 30-96-94.

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7:11am Fri 4 Apr 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

Fed up with it all, people need houses, ok if you already have one ,
Fed up with it all, people need houses, ok if you already have one , CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: -2

7:27am Fri 4 Apr 14

Eric the Red says...

CHRISTMAS CAROL wrote:
Fed up with it all, people need houses, ok if you already have one ,
THAT is just the short-sighted view that is ruining this country! Once it's built on, then it's gone forever. We need less people, less government interference and councillors that listen to the residents. You could concrete over the whole of Essex, and still your kind will say that we 'need houses.' Surely, the polution (man-made) over the past few days has given us a foresight of man's damage to his planet by his expansionist activities?
[quote][p][bold]CHRISTMAS CAROL[/bold] wrote: Fed up with it all, people need houses, ok if you already have one ,[/p][/quote]THAT is just the short-sighted view that is ruining this country! Once it's built on, then it's gone forever. We need less people, less government interference and councillors that listen to the residents. You could concrete over the whole of Essex, and still your kind will say that we 'need houses.' Surely, the polution (man-made) over the past few days has given us a foresight of man's damage to his planet by his expansionist activities? Eric the Red
  • Score: 4

7:30am Fri 4 Apr 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Let them buy a few lottery tickets..
Let them buy a few lottery tickets.. carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 0

7:35am Fri 4 Apr 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Get ready with your bacon butty vans, business looks set to blossom....
Get ready with your bacon butty vans, business looks set to blossom.... Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 2

8:19am Fri 4 Apr 14

pembury53 says...

CHRISTMAS CAROL wrote:
Fed up with it all, people need houses, ok if you already have one ,
you'll be fed up once they all go in, make no mistake..... queue the next london exodus and 4x4 invasion, lovely.....
[quote][p][bold]CHRISTMAS CAROL[/bold] wrote: Fed up with it all, people need houses, ok if you already have one ,[/p][/quote]you'll be fed up once they all go in, make no mistake..... queue the next london exodus and 4x4 invasion, lovely..... pembury53
  • Score: -1

10:22am Fri 4 Apr 14

ThisYear says...

Eric the Red wrote:
CHRISTMAS CAROL wrote:
Fed up with it all, people need houses, ok if you already have one ,
THAT is just the short-sighted view that is ruining this country! Once it's built on, then it's gone forever. We need less people, less government interference and councillors that listen to the residents. You could concrete over the whole of Essex, and still your kind will say that we 'need houses.' Surely, the polution (man-made) over the past few days has given us a foresight of man's damage to his planet by his expansionist activities?
Re: "polution" (sic)

Look on the bright side, the sahara sand replenished the beaches and even people inland were able to make sandcastles.
[quote][p][bold]Eric the Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHRISTMAS CAROL[/bold] wrote: Fed up with it all, people need houses, ok if you already have one ,[/p][/quote]THAT is just the short-sighted view that is ruining this country! Once it's built on, then it's gone forever. We need less people, less government interference and councillors that listen to the residents. You could concrete over the whole of Essex, and still your kind will say that we 'need houses.' Surely, the polution (man-made) over the past few days has given us a foresight of man's damage to his planet by his expansionist activities?[/p][/quote]Re: "polution" (sic) Look on the bright side, the sahara sand replenished the beaches and even people inland were able to make sandcastles. ThisYear
  • Score: 2

10:35am Fri 4 Apr 14

Kim Gandy says...

ThisYear wrote:
Eric the Red wrote:
CHRISTMAS CAROL wrote:
Fed up with it all, people need houses, ok if you already have one ,
THAT is just the short-sighted view that is ruining this country! Once it's built on, then it's gone forever. We need less people, less government interference and councillors that listen to the residents. You could concrete over the whole of Essex, and still your kind will say that we 'need houses.' Surely, the polution (man-made) over the past few days has given us a foresight of man's damage to his planet by his expansionist activities?
Re: "polution" (sic)

Look on the bright side, the sahara sand replenished the beaches and even people inland were able to make sandcastles.
Have they changed your drugs again?
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eric the Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHRISTMAS CAROL[/bold] wrote: Fed up with it all, people need houses, ok if you already have one ,[/p][/quote]THAT is just the short-sighted view that is ruining this country! Once it's built on, then it's gone forever. We need less people, less government interference and councillors that listen to the residents. You could concrete over the whole of Essex, and still your kind will say that we 'need houses.' Surely, the polution (man-made) over the past few days has given us a foresight of man's damage to his planet by his expansionist activities?[/p][/quote]Re: "polution" (sic) Look on the bright side, the sahara sand replenished the beaches and even people inland were able to make sandcastles.[/p][/quote]Have they changed your drugs again? Kim Gandy
  • Score: -4

11:06am Fri 4 Apr 14

Jack222 says...

No sympathy - we are desperate for new homes in this country.
No sympathy - we are desperate for new homes in this country. Jack222
  • Score: -4

11:18am Fri 4 Apr 14

pembury53 says...

Jack222 wrote:
No sympathy - we are desperate for new homes in this country.
brilliant in depth analysis that...... so another 3K there plus another 4K in castle point is the right place to put them ? you could build 100K and all that happens is 100K people move here......
[quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: No sympathy - we are desperate for new homes in this country.[/p][/quote]brilliant in depth analysis that...... so another 3K there plus another 4K in castle point is the right place to put them ? you could build 100K and all that happens is 100K people move here...... pembury53
  • Score: 1

3:56pm Fri 4 Apr 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
Eric the Red wrote:
CHRISTMAS CAROL wrote:
Fed up with it all, people need houses, ok if you already have one ,
THAT is just the short-sighted view that is ruining this country! Once it's built on, then it's gone forever. We need less people, less government interference and councillors that listen to the residents. You could concrete over the whole of Essex, and still your kind will say that we 'need houses.' Surely, the polution (man-made) over the past few days has given us a foresight of man's damage to his planet by his expansionist activities?
Re: "polution" (sic)

Look on the bright side, the sahara sand replenished the beaches and even people inland were able to make sandcastles.
Have they changed your drugs again?
Kim, please try to understand most people are not on drugs...now I know thats hard for you to fathom because of your own experiences..

Most people do not take psychiatric drugs nor have them delivered in the bucket load..no matter what you are used to thinking.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eric the Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHRISTMAS CAROL[/bold] wrote: Fed up with it all, people need houses, ok if you already have one ,[/p][/quote]THAT is just the short-sighted view that is ruining this country! Once it's built on, then it's gone forever. We need less people, less government interference and councillors that listen to the residents. You could concrete over the whole of Essex, and still your kind will say that we 'need houses.' Surely, the polution (man-made) over the past few days has given us a foresight of man's damage to his planet by his expansionist activities?[/p][/quote]Re: "polution" (sic) Look on the bright side, the sahara sand replenished the beaches and even people inland were able to make sandcastles.[/p][/quote]Have they changed your drugs again?[/p][/quote]Kim, please try to understand most people are not on drugs...now I know thats hard for you to fathom because of your own experiences.. Most people do not take psychiatric drugs nor have them delivered in the bucket load..no matter what you are used to thinking. ThisYear
  • Score: 2

8:22am Sat 5 Apr 14

Louisajo says...

Jack222 wrote:
No sympathy - we are desperate for new homes in this country.
Why and where?
You are living in the most densely populated area in the UK and Europe. A country that, believe it or not, has water shortage issues, almost runs short of winter fuels, can't be self sufficent in terms of food, struggles to get rid of waste, has a huge pollution problem.......yet it's build, build, build.
Scary.
[quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: No sympathy - we are desperate for new homes in this country.[/p][/quote]Why and where? You are living in the most densely populated area in the UK and Europe. A country that, believe it or not, has water shortage issues, almost runs short of winter fuels, can't be self sufficent in terms of food, struggles to get rid of waste, has a huge pollution problem.......yet it's build, build, build. Scary. Louisajo
  • Score: 0

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