Just TWO DAYS remain before Canvey Islanders lose the right to object to Persimmon’s plans to alter the Gateway to Canvey for good!
The entrance to Canvey, currently a few green fields are intended by the developer for an over 275 dwelling housing estate, complete with retail and “community” buildings. The bottleneck that is Waterside Roundabout will become even more of a traffic problem, schools more over-crowded and more pressure imposed on the drainage system. This re-blogged article illustrates some of the lengths the developer and the planning system are prepared to go to! After spending a couple of minutes reading, perhaps you will find 2 more minutes to click on this this LINK and use the “make a public comment” facility to object.
Perhaps Canvey residents should be grateful for Persimmons for proposing to develop on Canvey’s Dutch Village.
For the very first time a developer has undertaken in depth surveys of the ground structure and drainage. The requirement will no doubt have arisen following the Pitt Review into the floods of 2007.
“It don’t make pretty reading.”
Some may say if it wasn’t so serious you could laugh.
Whatever, there is no doubt that it can no longer be a surprise when Canvey Island suffers from flooding and what’s more, if this proposal goes ahead, it ain’t gonna get no better!
I have selected a few extracts from the supporting evidence that reveal some issues. Some of it may leave you with a warm glow of contentment that you are in safe hands, although possibly not:
Developer’s Agent to the Environment:-
“..but also we will need to drain to a pumping…
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