Country park restoration saga continues

Thurrock Gazette: Thameside Nature Park Thameside Nature Park

A ROW over the restoration of a landfill site into a country park continues to rumble on.
 

Cory Environmental’s transformation of Mucking landfill site in Stanford-le-Hope into a wildlife haven was due to be completed by December 2011, but the company failed to meet the deadline.
 

It applied to the now defunct Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation for more time to complete the work in January, but the bid was refused.
 

Cory is now hopeful Thurrock Council’s planning committee will take a different view, and have asked for the restoration of the site to be extended until December 2016, with the work to be completed on the 319 acre site by June 2018.


The application was debated for around an hour-and-a-half at last night’s planning meeting, with the committee eventually resolving to defer the application so some of the committee’s questions can be answered.


The development corporation decided to reject the company’s original application after being convinced by residents and ward councillors for East Tilbury that their roads have been blighted by lorries transporting material to the site for long enough.

Part of the Thameside Nature Park, which is run by Essex Wildlife Trust, has already been restored and is open to the public.


*Full story in Friday’s Gazette

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9:22am Sun 2 Dec 12

gonetothedogs says...

The only time Cory Enviromental have reached a deadline in all of these years was in December 2010,when tipping ceased,& I sincerely hope that they don't expect a pat on the back for actually reaching this goal,because the only thing Cory DESERVES is to be fined for breaching every application since! Applications are continually applied for,and the residents are sick to death of fighting them every step of the way,but what I find ironic is even when the applications get thrown out,Cory continue to flout the findings of the Committee,carry on regardless because there is NO punishment in place to penalise this company for their inconsistances and failings throughout this debarcle.
I have personally sat through these Planning meetings,and after our own local Councillor Barry Palmer had spoken for 3minutes (ridiculous to the extreme) I have to say that it was tantamount to bullying on the part of John Bolden (Cory) when he was quick to point out that only SIX letters of protest had been sent out of the entire area,so the residents must be "happy for Cory to have the extention due to the lack of protests received"!
The truth of the matter is no matter how many letters of objection are sent,Cory's will win which,from what I saw and heard at the last meeting and it reeked of corruption!
Promises made,promises still being broken from Cory ,but what beggers belief is the subject matter is repetitious and basically "Old News" for all of the Committee,who have heard it all before.."rhubarb rhubarb rhubarb"!
So all in all Cory want till 2016/2018 to bring in topsoil by vehicles (lorries) to site to complete the Essex Wildlife Trusts much needed materials to make this Country Park into something pretty spectacular,which was promised years ago and way back then we didn't believe Cory,so why in God's name should we accept anything that spills out of their rancid mouths!
Cory...you can have your topsoil,but only by River Barge...it will take longer to complete but who cares?We the residents will not be affected if it's brought in via River,so it's time the TIDE TURNED and say NO to Lorries and give us back our Country Lanes,otherwise we will not be able to access this Amazing Essex Wildlife Trust Country Park for fear of literally bumping in to the thundering Lorries as we approach with extreme caution.
What beggers belief is that the affected area that need capping is right outside my bedroom window,and yet the EWLT have no plans to give access to this place with a pathway to walk until 2016/18 at the earliest and considering we are the ones who have suffered this garbage for decades,this just adds insult to injury.
Cory..you are the epitome of Scum.
See you on 20th December when the next debarcle takes place.Civic Offices,Grays at 7pm.
The only time Cory Enviromental have reached a deadline in all of these years was in December 2010,when tipping ceased,& I sincerely hope that they don't expect a pat on the back for actually reaching this goal,because the only thing Cory DESERVES is to be fined for breaching every application since! Applications are continually applied for,and the residents are sick to death of fighting them every step of the way,but what I find ironic is even when the applications get thrown out,Cory continue to flout the findings of the Committee,carry on regardless because there is NO punishment in place to penalise this company for their inconsistances and failings throughout this debarcle. I have personally sat through these Planning meetings,and after our own local Councillor Barry Palmer had spoken for 3minutes (ridiculous to the extreme) I have to say that it was tantamount to bullying on the part of John Bolden (Cory) when he was quick to point out that only SIX letters of protest had been sent out of the entire area,so the residents must be "happy for Cory to have the extention due to the lack of protests received"! The truth of the matter is no matter how many letters of objection are sent,Cory's will win which,from what I saw and heard at the last meeting and it reeked of corruption! Promises made,promises still being broken from Cory ,but what beggers belief is the subject matter is repetitious and basically "Old News" for all of the Committee,who have heard it all before.."rhubarb rhubarb rhubarb"! So all in all Cory want till 2016/2018 to bring in topsoil by vehicles (lorries) to site to complete the Essex Wildlife Trusts much needed materials to make this Country Park into something pretty spectacular,which was promised years ago and way back then we didn't believe Cory,so why in God's name should we accept anything that spills out of their rancid mouths! Cory...you can have your topsoil,but only by River Barge...it will take longer to complete but who cares?We the residents will not be affected if it's brought in via River,so it's time the TIDE TURNED and say NO to Lorries and give us back our Country Lanes,otherwise we will not be able to access this Amazing Essex Wildlife Trust Country Park for fear of literally bumping in to the thundering Lorries as we approach with extreme caution. What beggers belief is that the affected area that need capping is right outside my bedroom window,and yet the EWLT have no plans to give access to this place with a pathway to walk until 2016/18 at the earliest and considering we are the ones who have suffered this garbage for decades,this just adds insult to injury. Cory..you are the epitome of Scum. See you on 20th December when the next debarcle takes place.Civic Offices,Grays at 7pm. gonetothedogs

7:08am Mon 3 Dec 12

gonetothedogs says...

Calling East Tilbury & Linford Residents.
We need letters of protest from every single solitary home stating that we OPPOSE this latest Planning Application before we once again get swallowed up by Cory's continued "Lack of sensitivity" on this issue.
We need residents to attend the Meeting,to fill the gallery to capacity and make ourselves heard once and for all!
WE HAVE TO END THIS NOW,or we will never see the end of this in our lifetime.
Calling East Tilbury & Linford Residents. We need letters of protest from every single solitary home stating that we OPPOSE this latest Planning Application before we once again get swallowed up by Cory's continued "Lack of sensitivity" on this issue. We need residents to attend the Meeting,to fill the gallery to capacity and make ourselves heard once and for all! WE HAVE TO END THIS NOW,or we will never see the end of this in our lifetime. gonetothedogs

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