Currently UPDATING 22nd July 2018.
Note: DUNTON GARDEN SUBURB – ended 2014/5: Joint proposal ended as Brentwood Borough Council had not carried out comparable studies
to Basildon Borough Council to determine it was a suitable location for development.
DUNTON HILLS GARDEN VILLAGE (DGHV)
BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL (BBC) Fabricated/Manipulated/Omitted information in reports,
and having to disseminate Facts from Fiction.
If you ask them any questions, if they actually answer, then you will probably need to check any facts to check their accuracy.
If DGHV proceeds due to political bias, then ask will properties/gardens be likely to flood as land is descibed by Brentwood Council as Fenland (means low marshy area).
ON THIS WEBSITE WISH TO PROVIDE FACTS, whilst Difficult at times due to misinformation supplied
BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL have stated several times that the information will be contained in their Master Plan but appears never happens.
Also advise due to lack of staff, unable to answer/reply to all questions with actual facts!
EVEN THOUGH GOVERNMENT HAS GIVEN THEM additional £528,000 for this purpose.
Brentwood Council proposing to build in the worst area, Dunton, which their reports confirm is unsuitable for development when accurately amended, (See also under Heading ‘REPORTS’)
Also they build where there is least demand from their residents but then their Councillors make decisions for votes &/or personal interest.
Brentwood Reports omit best areas for development, Greenfield Sites North of A12 and Blackmore, just a couple of examples.
Basildon Council meeting AT 7PM on 22nd March 2018 at Basildon Sporting Village,
APPROVED LOCAL PLAN — 300 HOUSES TO BE BUILT AT DUNTON.
BRENTWOOD’S REPORTS confirm DUNTON unsuitable for development.
So BRENTWOOD COUNCIL MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO BUILD ‘DUNTON HILLS GARDEN VILLAGE’ AND BASILDON COUNCIL MUST TAKE ACTION.
For reasons please read under heading, ‘BASILDON: Council Tax INCREASE &/or REDUCED SERVICES’.
BREAKING NEWS: Basildon council’s housing target of 15,260 has recently been increased to 19,440. Believe Brentwood’s target may now be 7,600, WOW, how small.
BRENTWOOD COUNCILs target should be increased from 5,500 to 38,880 NEW HOMES as whilst district covers a vast area
(39% larger than Basildon District AND 57% fewer population), only a small part has housing.
Brentwoods small population should be greatly increased especially as they have the best areas
e.g PILGRIMS HATCH, North Brentwood (as reports prove when accurately amended)
and capacity due to Large areas of Greenbelt – especially in North of DISTRICT (A12) and excellent infrastructure.
Brentwood Borough Council consider South of A127 ‘Outside of their District’.
Theresa May talks about NIMBYISM by Councils but this also applies to decisions
by the government on how many houses should be built in each Council District.
The government know that the houses to be built in Basildon District are mainly for people from outside the area and that many local residents are unable to afford those built, as can be seen by the house prices e.g. those in Dry Street.
(Basildon Borough Council) Also referred to as – West Basildon Urban Extension (Green Belt to the West of Laindon)
300 NEW HOMES
& Political NIMBYISM by BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL
DUNTON HILLS GARDEN VILLAGE (DHGV)
3,500 NEW HOMES + and Gypsy & Travellers pitches
– (Greenbelt Sites)
DUNTON NEW TOWN
(Creating a New Town of 15,000 + people & up to 7,000 vehicles)
3,500 New Homes to start with as wish to bring forward development and then increase further due to the amount of land still available, plus Gypsy & Traveller pitches which they again intend to increase.
Understand Brentwood can then increase size of town, by up to 50%, due to the land it will own!
BRENTWOODS PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT, Dunton Hills Garden Village, is politically motivated, as consider South of A127 OUT OF (Brentwood Districts) Area.
New Homes need to be built on a fair, just, common sense policy without a biased approach.
Council’s should build in the best areas, where there is the greatest demand and
DECISIONS SHOULD BE BASED ON ACTUAL FACTS, accurate reports and BENEFIT RESIDENTS, not being just for votes &/or personal interest?
It is well known that certain areas can be considered to be dumped on e.g. Basildon compared to Brentwood, even though every decent person expects MPs and Councillors to be honest and act on behalf of their Residents but alas this does not appear to be the case regarding DUNTON.
Brentwood’s best areas are Pilgrims Hatch, Greenfield sites in North of District etc. but appear to have deliberately manipulated reports so little building planned for these areas, even though good infrastructure, excellent air quality, A12 and other roads, Crossrail etc. Reason appears for votes, to keep house prices high for the few, resulting in children having to move away/out of district (Even though there is great demand for houses in these areas).
The following table shows how some councils like Brentwood get preferential treatment,
even though Brentwood is in 297th position compared to Basildon which is 98th.
Brentwood BOROUGH COUNCIL
|BASILDON BOROUGH COUNCIL|
|SIZE & AREA||SIZE & AREA|
|.||NOTE: (57%) SMALLER POPULATION
THOUGH FAR LARGER AREA (39%)
(mid 2016 est.)AreaDensity
59.12 sq mi (153.12 km2)
1,300/sq mi (500/km2)
42.48 sq mi (110.02 km2)
4,300/sq mi (1,700/km2)
|To even Council areas||Brentwood like claiming 6th in country for Greenbelt
and wish to keep people out
of what they consider is Brentwood’s district.
BRENTWOOD need to increase population to 254,216
START by building at least 38,880 NEW HOMES by 2031
(with at least 85% in the North of the District)
and then building double whatever Basildon’s Quota,
for the next few decades.
|Therefore Dunton which is South of A127 (bordered by A128) should be
transferred to Basildon Council as BRENTWOOD consider
it Out of Area
(Not in Brentwood’s District).
Basildon now has to build 19,440 NEW HOMES
DUNTON NEW TOWN
The following table shows Brentwood Councils Benefits, RESIDENTS PROBLEMS, Disadvantages Basildon Council and its Residents.
Brentwood BOROUGH COUNCIL
|BASILDON BOROUGH COUNCIL|
|BENEFITS & RESIDENTS PROBLEMS||DISADVANTAGES|
|DUNTON||CONSIDERED – OUT oF aREA (nOT IN BRENTWOOD DISTRICT)
bUILDING OVER 55% OF THEIR HOUSING SOUTH OF A127
|bRENTWOOD KNOW THEY WILL BE CREATING A NEW TOWN
BUT AS CONSIDERED – OUT oF aREA – IS BASILDONS PROBLEM.
|PROTECTED AREAS||PROTECTS DEVELOPMENT OF BEST AREAS
nORTH BRENTWOOD, PILGRIMS HATCH ETC.
REPORTS DELIBERATELY MANIPULATED TO PROTECT THESE
AREAS AND THEIR GREENBELT (IN NORTH) FOR VOTES
AND TO KEEP HOUSE PRICES HIGH
|By brentwoods manipulation of reports and not building in the best areas
problems and costs fall on basildon
plus all those road users
|Finance||ALL FINANCIAL BENEFITS
LITTLE yearly costs
NONE or Little INFRASTRUCTURE TO BE PROVIDED –
COSTS WILL FALL ON BASILDON DISTRICT
AND ITS RESIDENTS
|MOST/ALL COSTS FOR DEVELOPMENT (INFRASTRUCTURE)
FALL ON BASILDON COUNCIL
to the detriment of its residents, taxes and services.
AWARE A127 HAS MAJOR PROBLEMS
(GRIDLOCK OR VERY SLOW TRAFFIC).TRAINS
No New Train Station
Consider Southend to London users problem
Up to bus company’s.
Expect mainly to use local roads only.
None expected to be provided before 2031.
Not their problem to provide but expect residents to use Basildon Districts Services
rely on Laindon, Basildon, Billericay and Wickford to provide places, none in Brentwoods District.
rely on Laindon Health Centre even though stops taking on new patients at times.
|Gas Pipeline||MAJOR GAS PIPELINE – DEVELOPERS PROBLEM
TO ENSURE NO GAS LEAKS/EXPLOSIONS
BRENTWOOD WILL NOT CONFIRM WILL BE SAFE AND RISK FREE
|CONSIDER MAJOR GAS PIPELINE
– DEVELOPERS & BASILDONS PROBLEM
|Gypsy & Travellers pitches
||NO PROBLEMS to
Build them here as OUT OF BRENTWOOD DISTRICT and then increase over time.
|WATER FEATURES||BRENTWOOD REPORTS ADVISE
WATER FEATURES WILL BE PROVIDED
is this due to indication of FLOODING &
WHICH WILL BE RESIDENTS, DEVELOPERS
and other company’s PROBLEMS
|Will this adversely affect roads or Basildon District?
|BRENTWOOD REPORTS ADVISE LIKELY but
FALLS ON NEW RESIDENTS,
WATER AUTHORITIES or Others
|Will this adversely affect Basildon District?|
|INSURANCE||ABOVE MAY MEAN HIGHER INSURANCE PREMIUMS
BUT THEN RESIDENTS WILL HAVE TO PAY!
|REPORTS||BRENTWOOD’s Reports confirm DUNTON is not suitable for large scale development or any.
Brentwood’s proposed development is completely unjustified at Dunton as proven when you read below.
Brentwood Council have not supplied substantiated reasoning for their inaccurate reports. Did amend one major point after querying in later reports.
Taking Brentwood Council’s own reports into consideration (with inaccuracies amended) the Best areas in Brentwood to build developments
with actual excellent AIR QUALITY, INFRASTRUCTURE (e.g. Crossrail), job opportunities and other superb features are at: –
(i) PILGRIMS HATCH (II) SHENFIELD (III) NORTH BRENTWOOD IV) GREENFIELD SITES North of A12 & (v) URBAN EXTENSIONS.
These areas in Brentwood should be rated as ONE GOLD STAR*, after speaking to their Chief Environmental Officer!
Also in Brentwood’s report states ‘For Pilgrims Hatch it seems likely that a new community would be vehicle orientated, leading to significant negative effects in terms of air quality’. The same actually applies to Dunton as it would be totally vehicle orientated.
Brentwood boast 6th in the Country for Greenbelt, has many superior areas, no great cost in developing, especially in the North of the District, plus promote to attract new businesses until it appears it comes to housing development.
The highest ethical professional standards are expected from everyone concerned, but alas this does not appear to be the case.
Basildon planning answer questions, whereas Brentwood planning direct you just to reports (but cannot advise which reports), whether or not they contain accurate relevant information or anything relating to the question!
Also in 2017 In 2017 Brentwood’s Planning Department stated, “They do not have enough staff to answer all queries”
- MAJOR PROBLEMS for development at DUNTON:
DUNTON is the WORST area in Brentwood reports, if accurately amended & missing information added, to build New Homes + Gypsy/Travellers Pitches.
- DEVELOPMENT AT DUNTON PROBABLY UNVIABLE TO ENSURE NO PROBLEMS NOW OR IN THE FUTURE BUT IS CONSIDERED OUT OF BRENTWOOD DISTRICT.
- BRENTWOOD describe Dunton as Fenland: Meaning a low and marshy or frequently flooded area of land/covered by shallow water meaning this site is totally unsuitable for development.
BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL planning do not answer questions, they refer you to read reports, even knowing factually inaccurate or information not contained theirin!
Also stated in 2017 too short staffed to deal with all enquiries!
The discrepancy between Basildon’s target of building 19,440 new homes and Brentwood only 5,500 is totally unfair,
appears based on biased unfair rules/statistical information.
Especially when the government knows NEW HOMES to be built are not for Local residents & Brentwood has a far larger area and a small population in
One can draw their own conclusion as to the real reasons.
DUNTON HILLS GARDEN VILLAGE
One has to ask is Dunton suitable for building New Homes when Brentwood Council describe it as Fenland, likely to flood and soil & water CONTAMINATION indicated in Brentwood’s reports plus do not consider it part of Brentwood’s District?
The costs to ensure no major problems and overcome water/soil contamination and Flooding appears to mean DHGV is a totally unviable site for
NIMBYISM by the government and how Brentwood District gets preferential treatment, though 59% fewer people –
39% larger area and 6th in country for greenbelt and for years the latter has been built on in Basildon District.
CARPETBAGGERY by BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL (Just like after the American Civil War)
(means Brentwood plundering all the Income: Council Tax, Grants, Government money for very little or no cost, as dumping costs and problems on
Basildon Council and its residents).
Brentwood Council likes to call DUNTON a village but in fact will create a New Town in all but name.
Let us acknowledge that by BASILDON COUNCIL NOT TAKING REAL ACTION means THE FOLLOWING FACTS: -
- BRENTWOOD COUNCIL
- BRENTWOOD COUNCIL will have ALL the FINANCIAL BENEFITS:
Millions of pounds from government, besides Council taxes and other grants etc.
- BRENTWOOD COUNCIL building New Homes at Dunton will either cost them nothing or very little.
- BASILDON COUNCIL
COSTS FOR DEVELOPMENT INFRASTRUCTURE FALL ON BASILDON COUNCIL to the detriment of its residents, taxes and services.
(Understand they will have to INCREASE BASILDON COUNCIL TAXES TO PROVIDE SERVICES FOR Brentwood’s RESIDENTS/DEVELOPMENT &/or KNOWINGLY WILL REDUCE QUALITY OF SERVICE FOR BASILDON RESIDENTS)!
No NEW INFRASTRUCTURE proposed for BRENTWOOD’S development, AS WHEN DISCUSSING WITH THEIR PLANNING IN 2017 ADVISED to rely on Basildon’s.
Brentwood Council aware their development WILL CAUSE Basildon Council Residents severe problems:
- Basildon Council & Residents: ALL COSTS and the financial burden due to lack of or no real infrastructure will fall on Basildon District and its residents, year on year, with increased council taxes accordingly and/or fewer services, e.g. Schools, Health Services , Transport, Roads etc.Brentwood Council expect:
- Schools: All places to be provided in Basildon District meanings either new Schools will be needed and places for existing schools difficult to select, especially as no schools planned, causing major problems.
- Health Services: Again to rely on Basildon District: Laindon Health Centre is already at capacity so increase will only exacerbate existing problems, stops taking on patients. Also increases demands on Basildon Hospital.
- Roads: Site to be vehicle orientated so more congestion and pollution will cause problems for all those from
Southend to London.
Brentwood Council are aware of significant problems on A127 already e.g. Congestion/pollution.
Their proposal may well cause roads A127 & Local Roads e.g. Dunton flyover) to become gridlocked at times.
- Trains: To rely on Laindon and West Horndon Stations– C2C now has standing room only/no extra capacity, so again cause major problems this time for commuters.
Again those who get trains to London will WHEN coming back, be MORE LIKELY TO STAND, if can, EVEN BOARD THE TRAINS at London, to travel as far as Southend.
Will likely flooding, soil & water CONTAMINATION indicated in Brentwood’s reports adversely affect Basildon Residents? Brentwood refers to Dunton as Fenland so
understand why reports state providing water features!
There are far more points but I have kept this to a minimum.
On speaking to government institutions/departments it is beginning to appear that there are no safeguards for residents and councils can proceed with unethical developments at will.
3. BASILDON COUNCIL can ask for a PRINCIPAL AREA BOUNDARY REVIEW (PABR)
to have DUNTON area under the control of Brentwood Council transferred to Basildon Council (Also due to ‘A lack of evidence or the alleged misinterpretation of evidence to arrive at a particular policy decision’, can challenge Brentwood Councils Local Plan): -
Action is real simple and meets the laid down requirements but the Council at present do not wish to take any action, but one has to ask why?
Basildon Council advised the 2 points have to be looked at for PRINCIPAL AREA BOUNDARY REVIEW (PABR) which are
– The need to secure effective convenient and effective local government;
– The need to reflect the identities and interests of local communities.
The first part is obvious to ALL, ‘The need to secure effective convenient and effective local government’ and what are more LOCAL Basildon Council and its residents’.
However Basildon Council state, ‘A PABR would therefore in the Council’s view need to be based on actual existing development and communities, as opposed to possible
future development and communities’.
The second part is again obvious to ALL, ‘The need to reflect the identities and interests of local communities’ as the local communities are in
However Basildon Council state, ‘The appropriateness of a PABR may therefore be an issue for consideration in the future, but would be not be appropriate or relevant at this time’.
One takes the council’s position to mean that they are not prepared to act on Basildon Residents behalf by whom they are elected, knowing it will adversely affect them financially and the infrastructure on which everyone relies.
Applying a common sense approach it is obvious that as Brentwood Council consider and have stated DUNTON is not considered in Brentwood’s District, therefore, Basildon Council must act on residents behalf immediately to have the area placed under its control.
- BRENTWOOD COUNCIL REPORTS
See above under REPORTS for details.
Now is the time for action to STOP Brentwood’s development DHGV.
What no-one likes is a play on words, waffle or misinformation to obtain a result that discriminates against the local residents of Basildon, especially by
another Council i.e. Brentwood.
Basildon Councillors MUST Lead a campaign to: Challenge Brentwood’s Local Plan and make application to the BOUNDARY COMMISION for ENGLAND for a Boundary Change so at least ALL of DUNTON comes under Basildon Control, as Brentwood Borough Council do not consider Dunton part of Brentwood District and describe it as fenland.
Brentwood’s development will result in severe problems for Basildon Council Residents, in terms of financial costs and services.
No development should even be considered at Dunton until professional report(s) fully resolves all issues, with‘t’s crossed and ‘i’s dotted.
Understand Essex Wildlife Trust is also against DUNTON LOSS of GREENBELT, plus it’s Biodiversity by proposed development and English Heritage extremely concerned about developments.
ONLY ACTION NOT WORDS will stop Brentwood’s proposed unethical development.
1) Initially Basildon council needed to meet a housing target of 15,260, but this figure has recently been increased to 19,440 across the borough.
2) READ — BRENTWOOD Councillor Barry Aspinell‘s Politically Motivated comments, Under Heading ‘Councillors Comments’ taken FROM — Essex Live News article 10th January 2017.
Appears they removed article from their website after added to ours within 2 weeks!
3) 2017 IN PRESS: BASILDON BOROUGH COUNCIL opposing BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCILS development at Dunton.
However, advised not taking any real action.
LATEST NEWS: — BRENTWOOD DRAFT LOCAL PLAN: CONSULTATION ended Monday 12 March 2018. Contact Planning Policy Team on 01277 312620 or email email@example.com
FACEBOOK being updated 8th February 2018
ALSO – PLEASE See – RAID under heading RAID & PLANNING
If Brentwood Borough Council disagree with any of the facts on this website then please publish the details and email me with proof of any comments you make: If you refer to any report or document please ensure you quote: Report name, exact page and paragraph for ease of reference.