updated 23rd SEPTEMBER 2018 – to be updated further
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.
Was 300 HOUSES BEING BUILT AT DUNTON under LABOUR/UKIP early in 2018.
Reason Basildon Conservatives wish to build 3,500 New Homes at Dunton themselves but using back door approach, ENSURING NO PROPER SCRUTINY.
Conservatives originally quoted West side of basildon, Langdon Hills, Laindon and Dunton as a deprived area.
Basildon & Brentwood Borough Councils joint consultation – Dunton Garden Suburb ENDED as Brentwood Borough Council had not carried out comparable studies to Basildon Borough Council to determine it was a suitable location for development.
HOWEVER, BRENTWOOD COUNCIL MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO BUILD ‘DUNTON HILLS GARDEN VILLAGE’ AND BASILDON COUNCIL MUST TAKE ACTION.
For reason please read under heading, ‘BASILDON: Council Tax INCREASE &/or REDUCED SERVICES’.
Basildon Councillor Leader, Cllr Andrew Baggott on speaking to him and other conservative councillors
are prepared TO PAY FOR DHGV DEVELOPMENT, year on year by;
(Adversely affecting residents in Billericay, Burstead, Basildon, Laindon, Pitsea, Vange & Wickford)
- INCREASING BASILDON’S RESIDENTS COUNCIL TAX
- REDUCING COUNCIL SERVICES
- LESS FUNDING TO OTHER SERVICES/ORGANISATIONS
- PREPARED for BASILDON DISTRICT RESIDENTS TO SUFFER SEVERE PROBLEMS
The costs etc. each year far outweighing any small benefit regarding infrastructure which Cllr Baggott states he will negotiate with Brentwood.
In fact whilst Brentwood reports indicate to a certain extent will be self-sufficient, have stated to us in discussions will be relying on Basildon’s infrastructure.
BASILDON: COUNCIL TAX INCREASE &/or REDUCED SERVICES, plus cause Severe Problems
due to DUNTON HILLS GARDEN VILLAGE (DHGV – BRENTWOODs DEVELOPMENT).
Residents of ALL areas from Southend to London and vice versa to suffer major inconvenience &/or increased Council Tax &/or reduced services etc., due to Brentwood’s proposed unethical development.
READ UNDER HEADING’ INFRASTRUCTURE’ AND VISIT www.bebrief.org for DHGV details.
Please NOTE: NIMBYISM by the government and how Brentwood District gets preferential treatment, though 140% fewer residents – 39% larger area than Basildon and 6th in country for greenbelt –but backs NEW TOWN at DUNTON.
What no-one likes is a play on words, waffle or misinformation to obtain a result that discriminates against the local residents of Basildon District.
Now is the time for action by BASILDON political parties and their leaders to act on ALL Residents behalf.
Certain Brentwood councillors have stated & indicated, BASILDON COUNCIL, agree with their development.
Appears totlly accurate comment as Basildon Council not considering appropriate action to Protect Residents, in Billericay, Basildon, Laindon, Pisea, Vange and Wickford.
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 its Biodiversity by proposed development. Also English Heritage extremely concerned.
If Brentwood’s Development proceeds YOU WILL HAVE: -
DUNTON NEW TOWN
DUNTON HILLS GARDEN VILLAGE (DGHV) (Brentwood – 4,000 New Homes but far more envisaged) & DUNTON (Basildon – 3,500 New Homes)
30,000 + RESIDENTS, 17,000 VEHICLES + OVER 50 TRAVELLERS/GYPSY PITCHES
Also referred to as – West Basildon Urban Extension (Green Belt to the west of Laindon)
BRENTWOOD COUNCIL state site to be vehicle orientated, leading to significant negative effects in terms of air quality.
CHILDREN expected to use Public Transport or be driven to schools, AS NO NEW SCHOOLS PLANNED before 2031.
FACTS about DUNTON HILLS GARDEN VILLAGE & BRENTWOOD REPORTS Described by one of their own conservative councillors as a ‘Garden City’.
Promoted by Brentwood Borough Council as they consider areas South of A127, DUNTON (well over 60% as further increase) AND WEST HORNDON (over 10%) Out of (Brentwood Districts) Area.
- Contain TOTALLY inaccurate information
- Misleading information
- Information missing in some reports
The lack of full details by Brentwood Borough Councils in their reports appears to make them look incompetent or trying to hide information.
For infrastructure to rely on Basildon District and no new schools before 2034.GAS PIPELINE - (15th March 2016) – Is GAS PIPELINE at DUNTON – dangerous!
Why not mentioned in reports by Basildon & Brentwood Borough Councils?
- ROADS – A127 - Brentwood Planning advise this is Essex County Councils (ECC) problem, as they only consider local roads! ECC aware now MAJOR TRAFFIC PROBLEMS and with the extra vehicles only increase pollution and traffic jams, GRIDLOCK!
HAVERING COUNCIL (2015)
Havering Council’s leader, Councillor Roger Ramsey, said: “A problem is the A127. It’s a very significant problem at Gallows Corner and is going to be exacerbated if you have got another 6,000 homes, a business park, an employment area and everything else adjacent to A127. Latter Business Park not refering to Dunton.
It cannot be allowed to happen in my view, as the A127 is at times beyond capacity at the moment.”
Therefore, burden will fall on all districts from Southend to Romford (Roads), as Brentwood only want to ensure Most New Homes and Gypsy/Travellers pitches are built where they consider OUT OF AREA.
Trains (C2C) will also be a major problem.
THROUGH their reports it has become apparent that the best areas to build developments, with actual excellent AIR QUALITY, JOB OPPOTUNITIES, INFRASTRUCTURE and other superb features are at: –
(i) PILGRIMS HATCH (II) SHENFIELD (III) NORTH BRENTWOOD IV) GREENFIELD SITES North of A12 & (v) at least most Urban Areas
New Homes in these areas would be in great demand, keep families together and raise peoples expectations.
Basildon & Brentwood Borough Councils PROPOSALS do not have full detailed information, does not deal with MAJOR PROBLEMS, VITAL INFORMATION MISSING and contain INACCURATE INFORMATION?
Dunton worst area in reports if accurate information used.
Brentwood (Boast 6th in the Country for Greenbelt) has many superior areas, no great cost in developing, especially in the North of the District and North of A12 with excellent infrastructure, job opportunities, superb transport links (including Crossrail) and air quality, plus promote to attract new businesses until it
appears it comes to housing development.
The highest professional standards are expected from everyone concerned but perhaps expectations, especially from BRENTWOOD COUNCIL, are too high!
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 11 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.
Reports, therefore, cannot be trusted as like Brentwood Councils 2015 reports twist/manipulate actual facts as they have ulterior motive.
Appears BRENTWOOD COUNCIL have decided this is a FAIT ACCOMPLI, so do not have to supply information.
FINANCE Re Dunton Hills Garden Village
If this unethical development proceeds against Common Sense, REPORTS WITH ACTUAL REAL FACTS, Logical Objections, the inappropriate development of this Fenland proceeds due to political bias.
Basildon Council will have to Increase Council Tax, Reduce Services and have other Severe Problems, ALL caused by DHGV which the Conservative Council are backing, but do require some information.
Note: Councils get an average £1,500 for 6 years for every NEW HOME, therefore, for every 1,000 built receive £1.5 million pounds (So Basildon (£3.75 million) and Brentwood Councils (£5.25 million) can expect well over £9,000,000 over the years.
Brentwood by building 5,000 New Homes + will profit by £7,500,000 per year for 6 years, grants (Already received £528,000)and regular Council Taxes. The burden falling on Basildon Coucil and its residents, as will use Basildons Infrastucture.
LOWER THAMES CROSSING
Are Basildon & Brentwood Borough Council’s in cahoots to build at DUNTON and going to use the new Lower Thames Crossing as an excuse?
Lower Thames Option 3 to be built as stated by Highways England.
BrentwoodCouncil have indicated that when they saw Basildons proposal for this area realised could just dump on Basildon, which is why their reports are lacking information and facts.
- AIR QUALITY –
DUNTON needs proper monitoring by Diffusion Tubes: Last monitored in 2003.
Cannot use ‘Comparitive Modelling’ as proven that Brentwood Council are economical with the truth.
- BIODIVERSITY, CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION & COMMUNITY and WELLBEING
More information required besides: –
i) There will not be a New Train Station.
ii) Essex Wildlife Trust against DUNTON development due to Biodiversity and English Heritage are extremely concerned regarding the adverse affects.
- ECONOMY and EMPLOYMENT
Once again Brentwood Council economical with the truth with ‘CROSSRAIL’ at Brentwood and Shenfield stations.
- BRENTWOOD NEW HOMES & AREAS to be DEVELOPED
BRENTWOOD OMIT GREENFIELD & OTHER SITES NORTH OF A12 for Developments from Plans.
Best areas to build in Brentwood are PILGRIMS HATCH, SHENFIELD, NORTH BRENTWOOD and GREENBELT (North of A12) & All Urban Areas
where there would be great demand and enhance residents expectations!
One not only asks for, but demands that Councils/Councillors act in the best interest of ALL Residents.
PLEASE Read under heading, ‘BASILDON: Council Tax INCREASE &/or REDUCED SERVICES’ for more details.
The discrepancy between Basildon building 19,440 new homes and Brentwood only 5,500 is totally unfair, appears based on unfair rules/statistical information.
Taking Brentwood’s reports into account there is no other option than to find their proposed development is just politically motivated.
+ Water/Soil contamination – as described in Brentwood’s report
Brentwood Borough Council describes this area as Fenland: Meaning a low and marshy or frequently flooded area of land/covered by shallow water which means most if not all the area is liable to flooding.
The cost to overcome water/soil contamination appears to mean this site is totally unviable, but then the councils can give permission without the necessary proper drainage and water installation facilities/works to be carried out.
IF A BUSINESS was PRESENTED with these reports, the people would be sent away to find out AND ENTER DETAILED facts.
THE REPORTS fall way short of what is expected and professional standard.
It has been ALLEGED that NEITHER BASILDON or BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL’S can answer ALL points raised as they have, NOT GOT THE FACTS,
CONSIDERED and additionally in Brentwood’s case FALSIFIED/Manipulated INFORMATION!