Currently UPDATING December 2018.
VISIT WEBSITE WWW.BEBRIEF.ORG for Details on Brentwood Councils DUNTON HILLS GARDEN VILLAGE development if proceeds and how
ALL Basildon Residents will pay for it, as Basildon Council (Cllr Andrew Baggott, Leader of the Council) Conservatives decided to take NO ACTION.
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.
ON THIS WEBSITE WISH TO PROVIDE FACTS, whilst Difficult at times due to lack of and misinformation supplied.
However, it appears both Brentwood & Basildon Borough Councils intend to build DUNTON GARDEN SUBURB by the back door (without proper scrutiny).
Everyone should ask are they working together or why Cllr Baggott conservative, Leader of Basildon Borough Council and his party are not acting to protect ALL Basildon District Residents?
Reason they wish to build 3,500 New Homes at Dunton themselves but using back door approach to avoid scrutiny by getting the government to step in and say it was them that made the decision to build at Dunton but appears this is what they will suggest to them as deliberately submitting Target shortfall!
DUNTON NEW TOWN
DUNTON HILLS GARDEN VILLAGE (DGHV) (Brentwood – 3,500 New Homes + Gypsy & Traveller pitches)
Also have far more land available
& DUNTON (Basildon – 300 New Homes to start but intend far more)
14,000 + RESIDENTS, 7,000 VEHICLES + OVER 50 TRAVELLERS/GYPSY PITCHES
BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL (BBC) have Fabricated/Manipulated/Omitted information in reports and presented them in a misleading formation.
Need to check any facts supplied for accuracy.
If you ask them any questions, difficult to get a FULL reply as tend to omit facts/documentation, if they actually answer.
BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL have stated several times that the information will be contained in their Master Plan but ENSURE Difficult to understand due to poor presentation, EVEN THOUGH GOVERNMENT HAS GIVEN THEM additional £528,000 for this purpose.
IN FACT COUNCIL HAVE STATED MASTERPLAN & INFRASTRUCTURE NOW (in September 2018) ONLY BEING LOOKED INTO TO PASS PLANNING INSPECTORATE!
Brentwood Council proposing to build in the worst area, Dunton (Fenland), which BRENTWOOD’S REPORTS confirm is unsuitable for development , therefore, BASILDON COUNCIL MUST TAKE ACTION.
HOUSING TARGETS: New Homes
Basildon council’s housing target 19,440 compared to Brentwood’s target 7,600, WOW, TOTALLY UNJUST.
GOVERMENT RULES are biased protecting Councils like Brentwood from development e.g. National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) ensures Basildon’s housing target is far higher than Brentwood’s but when asked do not comment as to any action/objection to the formula.
(BRENTWOOD 39% larger than Basildon District AND 140% 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 North of A12 and excellent infrastructure, where Brentwood Residents want development.
Brentwood Borough Council consider South of A127 ‘Outside of their District’.
NIMBYISM by the government and how Brentwood District gets preferential treatment, though 140% fewer people –
39% larger area and 6th in country for greenbelt COMPARED TO BASILDON and for years the latter has been GREATLY built on.
The government know that the houses to be built in Basildon District are mainly for people from outside the area.
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.
Political NIMBYISM by BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL
Understand Brentwood can then increase size of town, by up to 50%, due to the land it will still own!
BRENTWOODS PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT, Dunton Hills Garden Village, is politically motivated, as consider South of A127 OUT OF (Brentwood Districts) Area.
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: (140%) 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 40,000 NEW HOMES by 2031
Wanted by Brentwood Residents
(in the North of the District)
and then building double whatever Basildon’s Quota,
for the next few decades.
|AS BRENTWOOD consider Dunton which is South of A127
(bordered by A128) OUT OF AREA, it should be
transferred to Basildon Council
(Not in Brentwood’s District).
Basildon now has to build 19,440 NEW HOMES
DUNTON NEW TOWN
PLEASE NOTE re DHGV:
The following table shows Brentwood Councils Benefits, RESIDENTS PROBLEMS, Disadvantages Basildon Council and its Residents.
|FACTS||Brentwood BOROUGH COUNCIL
|BASILDON BOROUGH COUNCIL|
|BENEFITS & RESIDENTS PROBLEMS||DISADVANTAGES|
|DUNTON||CONSIDERED – OUT oF aREA
(nOT IN BRENTWOOD DISTRICT)
bUILDING 55-65% OF THEIR HOUSING SOUTH OF A127
|bRENTWOOD KNOW THEY WILL BE CREATING A NEW TOWN
BUT AS CONSIDERED – OUT oF aREA – IS BASILDONS and
other councils PROBLEM.
|PROTECTS DEVELOPMENT OF BEST AREAS, nORTH BRENTWOOD, PILGRIMS HATCH ETC.
REPORTS DELIBERATELY MANIPULATED TO PROTECT THESE AREAS AND THEIR GREENBELT NORTH OF A12
AND TO KEEP HOUSE PRICES HIGH
|By brentwoods manipulation of reports and
not building in the best areas – means problems
& costs fall on basildon:
Increased council taxes, reduced services, transport problems. www.bebrief.org (infrastructure page for more details)
|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.
Year on Year, Maintenance
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.
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: –
Where Brentwood Residents want homes to be built with little cost.
(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.
The highest ethical professional standards are expected from everyone concerned, but alas this does not appear to be the case.
- 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.
- DEVELOPMENT AT DHGV PROBABLY UNVIABLE TO ENSURE NO PROBLEMS NOW OR IN THE FUTURE BUT IS CONSIDERED OUT OF BRENTWOOD DISTRICT.
- 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.
- 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 development.
Let us acknowledge that by BASILDON COUNCIL NOT TAKING REAL ACTION means THE FOLLOWING FACTS: -
- BRENTWOOD COUNCIL will have ALL the FINANCIAL BENEFITS:
Millions of pounds from government, besides Council taxes and other grants etc.
- BASILDON DISTRICT RESIDENTS TO pay for DHGV infrastructure costs, year on year, causing severe problems (INCREASED BASILDON COUNCIL TAX, REDUCED SERVICES & OTHER SEVERE PROBLEMS).
There are more points but 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.
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.
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.
BASILDON COUNCIL do not propose to take any real action against DHGV development, in fact agree subject to negotiation as wish to build up to 3,500 New Homes at DUNTON.
Contact Planning Policy Team on 01277 312620 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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