Plans submitted for homes on Betts factory site

Essex County Standard: Plans submitted for homes on Betts factory site Plans submitted for homes on Betts factory site

Plans have been submitted for 127 homes on the site of a former factory.

Bellway Homes has lodged an application for a combination of houses and apartments on the former Betts site, in Ipswich Road, Colchester.

Residents fear the development will impact on traffic congestion and school places in the area.

Outline permission for the site has already been granted.

The application is part of a proposed 197-home development, but the remainder of the site is in neighbouring Tendring District, which requires separate consent.

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7:12pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Shrubendlad says...

Schools and medium sized retail outlets are now a priority for North Colchester.
Schools and medium sized retail outlets are now a priority for North Colchester. Shrubendlad
  • Score: 4

8:36pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

And a KFC would be good along Ipswich Road! Oh sorry can't have because Bob Russell objected!
And a KFC would be good along Ipswich Road! Oh sorry can't have because Bob Russell objected! Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: -1

11:32pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Shoosh1905 says...

So Bob can stop a KFC but can't sort out the lights! We need some infrastructure this side of town now and a new MP. The sooner Bob is relived of his duties the better!! Vote Conservative!
So Bob can stop a KFC but can't sort out the lights! We need some infrastructure this side of town now and a new MP. The sooner Bob is relived of his duties the better!! Vote Conservative! Shoosh1905
  • Score: 1

11:17am Tue 1 Jul 14

Checkout says...

I think you'll find it's Conservative controlled Essex County Council who have well and truly screwed up both the lights and the roads Shoosh1905. Either one of which would be an excellent reason never to vote Tory again.
The sooner ECC are completely removed from the governance of our town the better.
I think you'll find it's Conservative controlled Essex County Council who have well and truly screwed up both the lights and the roads Shoosh1905. Either one of which would be an excellent reason never to vote Tory again. The sooner ECC are completely removed from the governance of our town the better. Checkout
  • Score: 8

11:45am Tue 1 Jul 14

Chris.Howell says...

Yup, voting Conservative only makes it more likely the street lights will stay off late at night. And more likely that roads will just keep getting worse. And that a massive chunk of our Council Tax will continue to be claimed by County Hall with little to show for it in our part of Essex. I'm with Checkout on this one - the only way Colchester will get any decent infrastructure is if we control it (and the budget) here, instead of having it decided by the Conservative County Council in Chelmsford.
Yup, voting Conservative only makes it more likely the street lights will stay off late at night. And more likely that roads will just keep getting worse. And that a massive chunk of our Council Tax will continue to be claimed by County Hall with little to show for it in our part of Essex. I'm with Checkout on this one - the only way Colchester will get any decent infrastructure is if we control it (and the budget) here, instead of having it decided by the Conservative County Council in Chelmsford. Chris.Howell
  • Score: 3

12:18pm Tue 1 Jul 14

merlin666 says...

How many houses will be built / sold before a school is up and running?
Just how many taxies will EEC (us tax payers) be paying for to get children to and from schools. I dread to think how many children around Colchester are currently having to get taxies to school, due to limited places available & the detrimental effect this has on their education.
How many houses will be built / sold before a school is up and running? Just how many taxies will EEC (us tax payers) be paying for to get children to and from schools. I dread to think how many children around Colchester are currently having to get taxies to school, due to limited places available & the detrimental effect this has on their education. merlin666
  • Score: 0

4:00pm Tue 1 Jul 14

sam vines says...

The following should be considered when agreeing to this build.
No shoebox flats only 2-3 bedroom houses
All houses have solar panels
All street lighting is solar powered
A big sign informing all potential buyers that the only school their children can enrol/attend their in is the one the developer has to build.
If any of the stock is social housing then it can only go to Colchester residents.
No Buy to let.
The following should be considered when agreeing to this build. No shoebox flats only 2-3 bedroom houses All houses have solar panels All street lighting is solar powered A big sign informing all potential buyers that the only school their children can enrol/attend their in is the one the developer has to build. If any of the stock is social housing then it can only go to Colchester residents. No Buy to let. sam vines
  • Score: 4

6:41pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Mohammad Akbar says...

We don't need anymore houses we just need to put more people in the houses that we already have.
We don't need anymore houses we just need to put more people in the houses that we already have. Mohammad Akbar
  • Score: 2

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