DUNTON – V – PILGRIMS HATCH

UPDATED 28th February 2016

Also refer to Home Page, Basildon Council Page and Brentwood Council Page for more detailed information. 

2016 Brentwood Council’s reports do not alter the actual facts below. In fact planning office advised no infrastructure details included!

2015 Brentwood Councils reports, whilst contains  preferred development options, means best areas to build developments are at:
Pilgrims Hatch, Shenfield, North Brentwood and Greenfield sites North of A12,
where there would be great demand?

Note several actual ratings in the 2015 report appear totally inaccurate: -

  • Let us take Air Quality at Pilgrims Hatch: –
     In the report states Air Rating of Red 5 – significant negative effect,’and would require a new junction on the A12.
    Rating would still really be 1 Gold Star as the Chief Environmental Health Manager states air quality is good, no problems.
    Even if a new junction was built no real effect on development.
  • All areas in Brentwood should be 1 Gold Star for Air Quality!
  • Brings into question ALL the findings in the report and note URS who compiled this, relied on information from the Council.

This brings into question whether future reports/recommendations by Brentwood Council can be trusted.
It appears they do not expect people to check and come up with the actual facts!

DUNTON HILLS GARDEN VILLAGE (DUNTON GARDEN SUBURB)

  1. No New Train Station
  2. Residents would be Vehicle Orientated.
  3. This development would need massive investment if every objective was to be met and major problems overcome.

COMPARING – DUNTON to PILGRIMS HATCH
Updated after checking facts

 PLEASE NOTE – Ratings for other areas in BRENTWOOD’s report inaccurate/need substantiating (Urban Areas/Hutton/Herongate & Ingrave/West Horndon etc.)
More likely most AREAS in BRENTWOOD – ONE GOLD STAR for AIR QUALITY!

The table below is from Brentwood Council’s 2015 report.
PLEASE NOTE: Many inaccuracies in BRENTWOOD’s 2015 report
, that is why 2 figures shown below:

TOPICs DUNTON RANKING PILGRIMS HATCH RANKING
ROADS &
AIR QUALITY
Dunton on top of A127
Up to date measuring required,
as last measured in 2003
Air quality would be at least same, but more likely much worse than PILGRIMS HATCH
besides adverely affecting A127
which has congestion problems/traffic jams


1-5 Better than A127 (2003)
Superb air quality!
e.g. Doddinghurst Road
(rating 28 in 2014)
Lowest of all measurements
(Even a new junction would appear to have little effect, if required!)
PLEASE NOTE:
Informed by ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
NO problem with AIR QUALITY.
So should be 1 Gold Star
1-5
BIODIVERSITY Informed Essex Wildlife Trust
opposes development
after looking at area of land
3-5 As per report 3
CLIMATE CHANGE
MITIGATION
Too many assumptions and appears
biased comments.
Plus taking accurate AIR QUALITY figure
(to be accurately measured)
1-4 Better AIR QUALITY than shown in report 1-4
COMMUNITY & WELL-BEING Vehicle Orientated –
No infrastructure
Greenbelt
Taking AIR QUALITY into consideration
No Conclusions
NO New TRAIN STATION
EXISTING TRAINS standing room only – if one can get on!
1-4 Vehicle Orientated –
Infrastructure in place
The area would raise everyone’s
expectations
Taking AIR QUALITY into
consideration
No conclusions
1-4
CULTURAL HERITAGE As per report
English Heritage extremely concerned about
impact of Dunton Garden Suburb
5 As per report 1
ECONOMY and EMPLOYMENT Both areas considered similar, ignoring what appears inaccurate comments 1-4 Both areas considered similar, ignoring what appears inaccurate comments
CROSSRAIL coming to
Brentwood & Shenfield – Creates jobs & Housing demand
1-4
FLOODING As per report 4 As per report 1
HOUSING Report states to meet housing needs
(size of development)
On 28th March 2015 a Wind Turbine that is noisy and devalues properties in the whole area was erected on Brentwood’s site next to
Basildon’s area of land, WHY?

Who would want to live here?
Are more going to be built?
1-3

Wind
Turbine
Erected since report
Report states to meet housing needs (size of development) 1
LANDSCAPE As per report 4 As per report 2
SOIL and
CONTAMINATION
As per report 4 As per report 1
WASTE As per report
Note waste will increase locally
as most people will be from
other districts e.g. London etc.
N/A As per report
Note waste will increase locally as most people will be from other districts e.g. London etc.
N/A
WATER QUALITY and WATER RESOURCES As per report –
No NEW TREATMENT/SEWAGE WORKS –
WANTED
as means smells
(Bad enough East side of Basildon which stinks at times)
BRAND NEW major drainage system will be
required, but will it be adequate?
N/A As per report N/A
TOTAL POINTS  LOWER the POINTS total
the BETTER
25-42 One of Brentwood’s
preferred areas
13 – 26