Councillor vows to stand up for villagers facing a potential surge in new residents

A COUNCILLOR has pledged to stand up for Aveley as three separate planning applications threaten to bring 2,000 new residents into the village.


The Gazette revealed last week plans have been submitted to build 500 new homes of the former London Fire Brigade Sport and Social Club in Purfleet Road.


If granted permission, this, coupled with the 340 homes planned for the bypass, and plans to build 36 new homes on the Old Washmill site, could see more than 850 new homes built .


Tory cllr Maureen Pearce said: “Aveley is currently a wonderful village, with a traditional High Street surrounded by a range of homes for families.


“Like many longstanding residents I am concerned that cramming in over 850 new homes will ruin the traditional character and appeal of Aveley.

“Altogether these developments could mean as many as 2,000 new people living in Aveley.


“Our roads will be subjected to more heavy traffic and our schools and doctors are already under pressure.


“In the 18 months I have been a local councillor, I've seen proposals that would have more than doubled the size of Aveley and people are clear that these developments are inappropriate in site, size and scale. I fully intend to stand up for their views.”

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12:30pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Thurrock Trojan says...

An extra 2,000 Africans for Aveley.
An extra 2,000 Africans for Aveley. Thurrock Trojan

12:43pm Tue 8 Jan 13

fletch12107 says...

Maureen Pearce is the councillor for Aveley so what is so special about her standing up for it? She was elected to do just that wasn't she?
Maureen Pearce is the councillor for Aveley so what is so special about her standing up for it? She was elected to do just that wasn't she? fletch12107

5:13pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Thurrock Trojan says...

I believe she's a Tory councillor. 'Nuff said.
I believe she's a Tory councillor. 'Nuff said. Thurrock Trojan

6:00pm Tue 8 Jan 13

babyblueeyes says...

and will they be building a new doctors surgery with these extra homes ?Can you imagine how hard it will be to get a appointment at aveley medical centre if these homes are built ! you have to have a limb hanging off or dying to get one at the moment there wont be a chance in hell if all these extra people live here its a nightmare already .
and will they be building a new doctors surgery with these extra homes ?Can you imagine how hard it will be to get a appointment at aveley medical centre if these homes are built ! you have to have a limb hanging off or dying to get one at the moment there wont be a chance in hell if all these extra people live here its a nightmare already . babyblueeyes

10:42pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Thurrock Trojan says...

It's already a chore trying to get an appointment at Aveley Medical Centre!
It's already a chore trying to get an appointment at Aveley Medical Centre! Thurrock Trojan

12:32am Wed 9 Jan 13

A Dermot says...

Cllr Maureen Pearce voted in December 2011 for the Thurrock Local Development plan that included the houses on the by-pass - so the silly cow voted for these houses.
Cllr Maureen Pearce voted in December 2011 for the Thurrock Local Development plan that included the houses on the by-pass - so the silly cow voted for these houses. A Dermot

3:28pm Wed 9 Jan 13

phantomfudgepacker says...

Considering the by-pass development was approved by the Development Corporation the year before whether a councillor voted for the Local Plan or not is irrelevant.

That aside, you can't pick and chose bits of it you like. You vote for it wholesale or not at all.
Considering the by-pass development was approved by the Development Corporation the year before whether a councillor voted for the Local Plan or not is irrelevant. That aside, you can't pick and chose bits of it you like. You vote for it wholesale or not at all. phantomfudgepacker

8:30am Thu 10 Jan 13

Bernard 87 says...

"Considering the by-pass development was approved by the Development Corporation the year before whether a councillor voted for the Local Plan or not is irrelevant.

That aside, you can't pick and chose bits of it you like. You vote for it wholesale or not at all.”

That is a very good point. The LDF should be scrapped and redrawn now the council have sole responsibility for planning again.
"Considering the by-pass development was approved by the Development Corporation the year before whether a councillor voted for the Local Plan or not is irrelevant. That aside, you can't pick and chose bits of it you like. You vote for it wholesale or not at all.” That is a very good point. The LDF should be scrapped and redrawn now the council have sole responsibility for planning again. Bernard 87

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