updated 23rd March 2016
PLEASE NOTE & READ SECTION BELOW Headed: -
BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCILs inaccurate 2015 & 2016 REPORTS
BASILDON – Infrastructure looks like an inadequate wish list and what will actually be provided? No Schools until after 2034 and then when?
BRENTWOOD – No infrastructure advised at all – plus various inaccurate reports.
HOW CAN ANYONE MAKE COMMENTs ON Basildon & Brentwood Borough Councils 2016 PROPOSALS that do not have full detailed information, does not deal with MAJOR PROBLEMS, VITAL INFORMATION MISSING and contain INACCURATE INFORMATION?
QUICK synopsise of reports:
2016 Basildon Council’s whilst improved not of standard expected. 2015 Report was poor as no real details, just if maybes etc.
2016 Brentwood Council’s a waste of time, as is a consultation of the 2015 consultation as still no infrastructure/details etc. and again
contains inaccurate information.
ALL BRENTWOOD HAVE DONE IS MAKE A POLITICAL DECISION TO BUILD 45% of NEW HOMES AT DUNTON – WHICH THEY CONSIDER OUT OF AREA.
BEST AREAS in BRENTWOOD are: Pilgrims Hatch; Shenfield, North Brentwood and Greenfield sites North of A12 AS PROVED when using accurate details .
THAT IS AMENDING INACCURATE 2015/6 REPORTs INFORMATION.
SEE also under Heading – Brentwood Proposed Sites.
MUST ALSO READ under page headings: –
(i) BASILDON COUNCIL – major problems etc.
(ii) BRENTWOOD COUNCIL
DUNTON NEW TOWN
Referred to as DUNTON or DUNTON GARDEN SUBURB or DUNTON HILLS GARDEN VILLAGE – (Greenbelt Site).
Also referred to as – West Basildon Urban Extension (Green Belt to the west of Laindon)
Are Basildon & Brentwood Borough Council’s in cahoots to build at DUNTON and going to use the new Lower Thames Crossing as an excuse?
There are 3 Lower Thames Options and the one that will adversely affect the A127 is ROUTE 4 (Route 3 should be supported)
Is Brentwood Borough Council consultation a back door approach!
It has been reported this new town would eventually be of over 6,000 homes + large gypsy/travellers site which would mean a population of over 20,000 and around 12,000 vehicles.
Brentwood then appears to intend to increase the number of homes as would still own open space in this development, as has been indicated in comments in due course, raising the figures by possibly by 50% (population 30,000+ 18,000 vehicles and
increasing gypsy/travellers site).
You have to look at both Basildon & Brentwood Borough Councils proposals together, where you find that there is no real infrastructue planned at the present time.
Then you read about Water & Soil Contamination (+Flooding) without real details how this expensive work will be done and who will pay for it, if in fact dealt with at all!
How can any sensible person give realistic comments on poor quality reports.
As people state they believe this/these developments will go ahead as both Council’s have already decided to proceed, for which there appears
justification as Basildon Council advised not discussing Infrastructure with Brentwood!
STARTING WITH 3,500 to 6,000 New Homes + Gypsy & Travellers pitches/sites —– Back door Proposals!
2016 REPORTS – Basildon and Brentwood
BASILDON BOROUGH COUNCIL & BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL REPORTS – 2015 & 2016
The councils reports themselves: –
In one year neither council has entered detailed infrastructure and proposals have no substance without it and how to overcome major problems.
Basildon Borough Council have for the first time, prepared reports in a more coherant manner but still falls far short of providing full information; of making them
easily understood by everyone and to find the relevant information.
Bentwood Borough Council
One year on from 2015 Brentwood Borough Council still have no proposals for infrastructure at this site in their Local Development Plan, which they say will consider later to put into their Masterplan, so how can one comment on their proposal for this NEW TOWN?
If they cannot come up with proposed infrastructure in one year, one has to ask are they competent and how can they be trusted!
VITAL INFORMATION still missing, Plus how to overcome major problems: Flooding, Roads and Transport, Hospital services etc. and ongoing costs.
One has to ask what are they hiding or are they trying to deliberately mislead people!
BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCILs inaccurate 2015 & 2016 REPORTS
There are so many deliberate errors in these reports that they cannot be trusted as the reports twist/manipulate actual facts.
E.g. Brentwood Borough Councils report of 2016 appears economical with facts/truth and everyone should NOTE : -
BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL still appears to be deliberately issuing misleading reports, http://www.brentwood.gov.uk/pdf/12022016101306u.pdf —
Sustainability Appraisal (SA) of the Brentwood Local Plan (February 2016) by AECOM.
On page 10 point 6.2.7 — Totally Inaccurate Information – E.g. Option 4 – PILGRIMS HATCH should read ONE GOLD STAR for Air Quality alone as confirmed by Brentwood’s Chief Environmental Health Manager and other details also inaccurate.
This Report therefore, cannot be trusted as like Brentwood Councils 2015 reports twist/manipulate actual facts as they have ulterior motive.
Just taking one point in the 2016 report, you will NOTE, upon obtaining accurate information the following: -
Page 10 point 6.2.7
The overall conclusion of the appraisal (after having examined the performance of each option in terms of topics/objectives that comprise the SA framework) was that: –
More biased reporting and one wonders who supplied the information!
“Overall, Options 4 and 5 perform relatively poorly in terms of a number of sustainability objectives. These options would likely lead to significant negative effects in terms of air quality (on the basis that car dependency would remain entrenched), and these two options also perform poorly in terms of objectives relating to climate change mitigation, economy and employment and housing.
(a) Air Quality excellent at PILGRIMS HATCH and DUNTON also would be car dependency and would remain entrenched.
So more biased reporting and one wonders who supplied the information!
Understand DUNTON air quality information relates to 2003 – out of date.
(b) Misinformation relating to climate change mitigation, economy and employment and housing.
Options 1, 2 and 3 perform better in comparison, most notably in terms of economy and employment objectives.
Significant negative effects (at least under Options 1 and 3) would however be likely in terms of ‘landscape’ and ‘soil’ objectives.
(c) Again appears assumptions, misleading information regarding economy and employment objectives after information obtained from both Basildon and Brentwood Councils.
(d) Significant negative effects likely in terms of ‘landscape’ and ‘soil’ objectives.
At least this point is accurate which includes DUNTON!
Options 1 and 3 also perform well in terms of community and well-being considerations given relatively good accessibility to community infrastructure for residents of new communities and the potential for large scale growth to help with addressing ‘relative deprivation’ issues where they exist.
(e) Infrastructure comments a good joke as Brentwood Council have not included any in their reports either in 2015 or 2016. One wonders who supplied the information and if available why no details in reports?
(f) What are they calling areas of deprivation – council housing estates – private housing estates? Another totally inaccurate comment/report by them.
In fact best areas for development in BRENTWOOD are North of A12: PILGRIMS HATCH, GREENFIELD SITES & NORTH BRENTWOOD.
Brentwood like to boast about 6th in country for Greenfield sites, infrastructure, TRANSPORT (e.g. Crossrail), Job opportunities, Schools, Business opportunities etc. until it comes to New Homes!
Brentwood Borough Council should be made to withdraw their current consultation as inaccurate reports and prepare ones with accuracy – then have a new consultation, before issuing their Masterplan which will have ulterior motives.
If you read their councillors comments it appears confirm reports are Politically Motivated.
2015 REPORTS below (Which includes information relevant in 2016)
Neither Basildon nor Brentwood Borough Councils in 2015 prepared a coherent report worth considering as there so many flaws the reports are pathetic.
Brentwood’s Report does draw attention to the best areas for them to develop if you look at the actual facts and take out the inaccuracies, besides misleading information.
Best areas are: Pilgrims Hatch; Shenfield, North Brentwood and Greenfield sites North of A12.
Brentwood’s local plan slammed by Councillor Richard Moore, Basildon Council’s cabinet member for planning and regeneration.
Brentwood Borough Council’s chair of the Planning and Development Control Committee Councillor Phil Baker, (Stood down May 2015) said:
Representations made by Basildon Council, which were subsequently shared through a press release, misunderstand the purpose of our consultation at this stage.
He gives impression decision by Brentwood already made to progress development, ignoring objections, without key evidence, so people do not know what they are actually commenting on!
BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL Reports by URS 2015 (Some information still relevant)
(See Under HEADING – Brentwood Council for full details)
Brentwood boast 6th in country for Greenbelt and many parks.
- AIR QUALITY
a) For Brentwood ALL areas 1 GOLD STAR
CONFIRMED by ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH there is no problem with air quality in PILGRIMS HATCH.
b) Regarding DUNTON air quality needs proper monitoring at least by Diffusion Tubes NOW. Cannot use ‘Comparitive Modelling’ as proven that Brentwood Council are economical with the truth.
- BIODIVERSITY, CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION & COMMUNITY and WELLBEING
Taking into account the following: – i) No New Train Station ii) Air Quality iii) Essex Wildlife Trust against DUNTON development due to Biodiversity.
Proves DUNTON is least the same rating as PILGRIMS Hatch or worse, under these 3 headings!
- ECONOMY and EMPLOYMENT
Once again Brentwood Council economical with the truth with ‘CROSSRAIL’ coming to Brentwood and Shenfield stations, will increase demand for homes and make extra job opportunities. At DUNTON no real details at present.
- BASILDON COUNCIL
(See Under HEADING – Basildon Council for full details)
Basildon Council slammed Brentwood Council’s 2015 local plan and in one year NO Improvement.
- AREAS to be DEVELOPED/NEW HOMES
It is apparent that not all areas of Brentwood District have been considered properly with accurate information so everyone will know the Pros and Cons.
Best areas to build are PILGRIMS HATCH, SHENFIELD, NORTH BRENTWOOD and GREENBELT (North of A12) where there would be in great demand and raise everyones expectations.
Understand that the councils look at reports/amend if required when received.
CONCLUSION (Please read CONCLUSION page for full details)
As the councils are supposed to be co-operating it is hard to see how there is any justification for considering any development at DUNTON and
surrounding area until INFRASTRUCTURE known and how the WATER/SOIL contamination (+ FLOODING) will be dealt with, besides major problems overcome etc.!