Following the Castle Point Golf Club (Canvey Island) operators issuing a message on social media, see below, the possibility for EVEN more Housing to be allocated to Canvey Island, through the Local Plan2018, becomes a distinct possibility!
The Golf Course, indicated as being within the Green Belt, has previously been mooted as yet another area that developers would like to see allocated for Housing. Despite it being next to the environmentally and ecologically sensitive Benfleet Creek area, and of course close by to one of the parts of the Sea Defence likely to be over-topped by Tidal Flood water!
The CPBC Local Plan2018 Technical Evidence summary document states only;
5.8 Both golfing facilities in the borough should be supported to ensure that sites are able to retain current members and users as well as, whereas appropriate, assisting them in capitalising on any untapped demand plus future demand generated from housing growth and population increases.
The possibility of the Golf Course capitalising on Housing Growth in other ways, had “apparently” not occurred to cpbc officers nor members.
Let the same business argument used by the owners of the King Canute and the Admiral Jellicoe public houses, of if the business and property are not viable, then other uses must be found, be a Warning!
Yet another Blot on the Canvey Island landscape beckons?