Loughton residents object to 'garden grabbing' development

More than 50 residents object to the plans

More than 50 residents object to the plans

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Opposition is growing to a plan to build four five-bedroom houses on a site currently occupied by one.

More than 50 residents in Church Lane and Wellfields in Loughton met on Sunday to discuss the proposal by Banner Homes for the site in Church Lane.

Howard Kauffman, 53, who lives next to the site and organised the meeting said: “The turnout of over 50 residents demonstrated the depth of local concern over ‘garden grabbing developments’.

"Neighbours were particularly upset at the substantial loss of trees proposed and all were concerned that the four, three-storey houses will significantly compromise the amenity of neighbouring properties and cause substantial overlooking issues”.

Caroline Loureda, 45, of Wellfields, said: “We only have a modest garden and these houses would be right on top of us and unbelievably they are proposing to put a new road in at the junction of Church Lane and Wellfields, which is dangerous enough as it is”.

The plans include a private road off Church Lane and 16 car parking spaces.

Residents opposed to the development have now set up a website to gather further support.

Click here for more information.

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8:42am Wed 19 Mar 14

freddiegold1234 says...

The nimbes are out in force!!!

Do these people not understand we need to find 10,000 houses within the district!! If we don't build on sites like this we are going to be forced to build on greenbelt.

P.S just for your information there is no planning policy that deters 'garden grabbing'
The nimbes are out in force!!! Do these people not understand we need to find 10,000 houses within the district!! If we don't build on sites like this we are going to be forced to build on greenbelt. P.S just for your information there is no planning policy that deters 'garden grabbing' freddiegold1234
  • Score: -4

9:31am Wed 19 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

Nimbyism is ok except when they want to build their own extensions and earn money and is often fuelled by envy.
Nimbyism is ok except when they want to build their own extensions and earn money and is often fuelled by envy. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -7

11:15am Wed 19 Mar 14

SillyCnut says...

The bitter-and-twisted brigade out today. So, do you think it is right to spoil a nice area to put up a load of new homes? Rather than build 10,000 new homes, let's stop 10,000 immigrants. Much preferable to turning Loughton into another vibrant and enriched godforesaken east London hell-hole.
The bitter-and-twisted brigade out today. So, do you think it is right to spoil a nice area to put up a load of new homes? Rather than build 10,000 new homes, let's stop 10,000 immigrants. Much preferable to turning Loughton into another vibrant and enriched godforesaken east London hell-hole. SillyCnut
  • Score: 11

11:21am Wed 19 Mar 14

ruby newbie says...

sadly I think this might be the first of many for you in this area now,we have been putting up with this for years .
sadly I think this might be the first of many for you in this area now,we have been putting up with this for years . ruby newbie
  • Score: 5

11:24am Wed 19 Mar 14

freddiegold1234 says...

Things change over time and populations grow.

We have put these houses somewhere. Loughton Resident Association need to take their heads out of the sand!!!

This article has missed one vital detail the site has had various planning consents over the years which were far more dense than Banner's proposed scheme.
Things change over time and populations grow. We have put these houses somewhere. Loughton Resident Association need to take their heads out of the sand!!! This article has missed one vital detail the site has had various planning consents over the years which were far more dense than Banner's proposed scheme. freddiegold1234
  • Score: 3

7:51pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Cubana says...

We do NOT need 10,000 new homes in the district. Loughton is overcrowded as it is and this type of development is totally out of keeping with the area. We must not lose any more green spaces and this proposal must be stopped. Please visit the residents website to object to the proposed development.
We do NOT need 10,000 new homes in the district. Loughton is overcrowded as it is and this type of development is totally out of keeping with the area. We must not lose any more green spaces and this proposal must be stopped. Please visit the residents website to object to the proposed development. Cubana
  • Score: 2

10:30pm Wed 19 Mar 14

MICHAEL MCGOUGH says...

This is what you get following a continued and continuing period of mass uncontrolled unlimited immigration. Labour not only screwed up the economy they let anybody come to the UK..The bipolar coalition of Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have just kept the doors open.

WE DO NOT HAVE A HOUSING PROBLEM BUT WE DO HAVE AN IMMIGRATION PROBLEM
This is what you get following a continued and continuing period of mass uncontrolled unlimited immigration. Labour not only screwed up the economy they let anybody come to the UK..The bipolar coalition of Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have just kept the doors open. WE DO NOT HAVE A HOUSING PROBLEM BUT WE DO HAVE AN IMMIGRATION PROBLEM MICHAEL MCGOUGH
  • Score: 1

10:37am Thu 20 Mar 14

SillyCnut says...

Eventually, we will be over-run and they will be making the decisions.
Eventually, we will be over-run and they will be making the decisions. SillyCnut
  • Score: 2

1:46pm Thu 20 Mar 14

T. Watts says...

MICHAEL MCGOUGH wrote:
This is what you get following a continued and continuing period of mass uncontrolled unlimited immigration. Labour not only screwed up the economy they let anybody come to the UK..The bipolar coalition of Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have just kept the doors open.

WE DO NOT HAVE A HOUSING PROBLEM BUT WE DO HAVE AN IMMIGRATION PROBLEM
No, we have a Michael McGough problem.
[quote][p][bold]MICHAEL MCGOUGH[/bold] wrote: This is what you get following a continued and continuing period of mass uncontrolled unlimited immigration. Labour not only screwed up the economy they let anybody come to the UK..The bipolar coalition of Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have just kept the doors open. WE DO NOT HAVE A HOUSING PROBLEM BUT WE DO HAVE AN IMMIGRATION PROBLEM[/p][/quote]No, we have a Michael McGough problem. T. Watts
  • Score: -3

3:27pm Thu 20 Mar 14

SillyCnut says...

T. Watts wrote:
MICHAEL MCGOUGH wrote:
This is what you get following a continued and continuing period of mass uncontrolled unlimited immigration. Labour not only screwed up the economy they let anybody come to the UK..The bipolar coalition of Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have just kept the doors open.

WE DO NOT HAVE A HOUSING PROBLEM BUT WE DO HAVE AN IMMIGRATION PROBLEM
No, we have a Michael McGough problem.
Stupid comment. Typical of your type to try and trivialise a serious argument. Like G. Brown's "bigot" comment.
[quote][p][bold]T. Watts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MICHAEL MCGOUGH[/bold] wrote: This is what you get following a continued and continuing period of mass uncontrolled unlimited immigration. Labour not only screwed up the economy they let anybody come to the UK..The bipolar coalition of Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have just kept the doors open. WE DO NOT HAVE A HOUSING PROBLEM BUT WE DO HAVE AN IMMIGRATION PROBLEM[/p][/quote]No, we have a Michael McGough problem.[/p][/quote]Stupid comment. Typical of your type to try and trivialise a serious argument. Like G. Brown's "bigot" comment. SillyCnut
  • Score: 4

9:01pm Thu 20 Mar 14

stickmanny says...

We also have a SillyCnut problem
We also have a SillyCnut problem stickmanny
  • Score: -1

7:15am Fri 21 Mar 14

SillyCnut says...

stickmanny wrote:
We also have a SillyCnut problem
Wondered how long it would be before you crawled out from under your rock.
[quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: We also have a SillyCnut problem[/p][/quote]Wondered how long it would be before you crawled out from under your rock. SillyCnut
  • Score: 3

6:20pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Anonymous1987 says...

Solid argument stick manny.
Solid argument stick manny. Anonymous1987
  • Score: 0

7:10pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Toomanypeople says...

freddiegold1234 wrote:
The nimbes are out in force!!! Do these people not understand we need to find 10,000 houses within the district!! If we don't build on sites like this we are going to be forced to build on greenbelt. P.S just for your information there is no planning policy that deters 'garden grabbing'
Only 10,000 ? We have 500,000 a year coming in!!!!
[quote][p][bold]freddiegold1234[/bold] wrote: The nimbes are out in force!!! Do these people not understand we need to find 10,000 houses within the district!! If we don't build on sites like this we are going to be forced to build on greenbelt. P.S just for your information there is no planning policy that deters 'garden grabbing'[/p][/quote]Only 10,000 ? We have 500,000 a year coming in!!!! Toomanypeople
  • Score: 2

7:15pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Toomanypeople says...

SillyCnut wrote:
The bitter-and-twisted brigade out today. So, do you think it is right to spoil a nice area to put up a load of new homes? Rather than build 10,000 new homes, let's stop 10,000 immigrants. Much preferable to turning Loughton into another vibrant and enriched godforesaken east London hell-hole.
Correct Sir. We have a housing crisis. No, we have an immigration crisis. They will not say it.
[quote][p][bold]SillyCnut[/bold] wrote: The bitter-and-twisted brigade out today. So, do you think it is right to spoil a nice area to put up a load of new homes? Rather than build 10,000 new homes, let's stop 10,000 immigrants. Much preferable to turning Loughton into another vibrant and enriched godforesaken east London hell-hole.[/p][/quote]Correct Sir. We have a housing crisis. No, we have an immigration crisis. They will not say it. Toomanypeople
  • Score: 1

7:17pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Toomanypeople says...

T. Watts wrote:
MICHAEL MCGOUGH wrote: This is what you get following a continued and continuing period of mass uncontrolled unlimited immigration. Labour not only screwed up the economy they let anybody come to the UK..The bipolar coalition of Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have just kept the doors open. WE DO NOT HAVE A HOUSING PROBLEM BUT WE DO HAVE AN IMMIGRATION PROBLEM
No, we have a Michael McGough problem.
You have your head in the sand problem. All our problems are caused by mass immigration. Shhhhhhhhhhh
[quote][p][bold]T. Watts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MICHAEL MCGOUGH[/bold] wrote: This is what you get following a continued and continuing period of mass uncontrolled unlimited immigration. Labour not only screwed up the economy they let anybody come to the UK..The bipolar coalition of Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have just kept the doors open. WE DO NOT HAVE A HOUSING PROBLEM BUT WE DO HAVE AN IMMIGRATION PROBLEM[/p][/quote]No, we have a Michael McGough problem.[/p][/quote]You have your head in the sand problem. All our problems are caused by mass immigration. Shhhhhhhhhhh Toomanypeople
  • Score: 4

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