Another few days of ambling about without the slightest inclination to do anything,it must be January. I suppose I’m a little run down as I’ve been working hard before and after Christmas and New Year,with just a few days off here and there.
I did get out in the garden for a short time and did a few jobs mainly tidying up some plants,emptying the baskets and sorted out the shed a little bit but apart from hearing the housebuilding diggers moving into the field next door I did do much else.
I’ve just been on to the Braintree planning application website and read a number of the letter objecting to the development (mine was actually the first) which is really just an exploitation of the local area by the developers Redrow. The planning is for the erection of 350 dwellings (including 40% affordable housing), the creation of internal roads, footpaths, open space, SuDS features, a substation, a pumping station and groundworks.
This application if approved will decimate wildlife destroying their habitat in this area, cloging up roads,which were never meant to carry traffic, such as this and also put a strain on the local resources turning a village into a small town,without the services to go with it. The nearest fire stations are in braintree and witham some 4 miles away, the route along congested country roads,the surgery has no doctor just a locum.
Redrow don’t provide the housing people in Essex really need, just expensive executive housing for the few, not the many. If they were providing 100% affordable housing maybe it would be different.
It’s the same everywhere in the UK where the Conservative government, Conservative local governments and greedy construction companies,who put shareholders first,before local residents who live in these places everyday,decimating what once was a green and pleasant land.
“Soon these pheasants will no doubt be history“