Having received your comments, our Council has paid little regard to them and we now face a greater problem for Billericay.
All selected development sites comprising 15,260 new homes (1,860 in Billericay) remain in the Plan. Furthermore in Billericay:
- In the south west of the town (H20-23), they are investigating plans to almost double the number of houses, from 970 to 1920.
- They are considering 3 new sites in Great Burstead, although do not say where or how big. However, as the smallest site in the draft Plan was 70 houses this could amount to around 300 more new houses.
- They are reconsidering the land at Outwood Common Road for housing. This was known as PADC14 in the 2014 draft Local Plan but was designated a Wildlife Corridor in the latest plan. This was originally destined to provide over 400 new houses.
- At Potash Road (H19) they accept that some of the land they proposed for housing isn’t available, but have found a bit more land nearby and will just redraw the boundaries.
Watch http://www.billericayactiongroup.org.uk/ for more news on the Local Plan and its impact on Billericay.