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A NOTE FOR YOUR DIARY
Poster - 4th October 2014 Litter Pick
Please note that the Village Clerk will be on Annual Leave from Monday 20th to Friday 24th of October 2014 inclusive.
Please come along to the next meeting of the Village Council on Wednesday 1st October 2014
commencing @ 7.30 p.m.
South Green Memorial Hall
Formal Response from Gt. Burstead & South Green Village Council to the Basildon Borough Council Core Strategy Consultation process.
Following the holding response that was submitted following the February meeting of the Village Council please find below the official formal response from the Village Council having considered the Core Strategy further at their meeting held on 5th March 2014.
Great Burstead and South Green Village Council objects to development on green belt land. The Village Council strongly believes the parish of Great Burstead and South Green should remain a distinct area. The Village Council believes that urban sprawl should be resisted. Furthermore, the Village Council believes that the infrastructure: roads, health, education, sewerage systems, and surface water drainage systems are not sufficient for further development. At present roads within the parish are gridlocked at certain times of the day and flooding is a concern affecting roads within the parish. Any further development will exacerbate the existing infrastructure issues.
In addition to the above mentioned factors the Great Burstead and South Green Village Council particularly objects to the following sites:
PADC13 (land in the parish of Great Burstead and South Green Village Council)
SHLAA SS0198 - thatched cottage and land to the rear of thatched cottage, Southend Road.
SHLAA SS0307 Southend Farm, Southend Road, South Green, Billericay.
These proposed developments will exacerbate the lack of infrastructure mentioned above.
SHLAA SS0524 Snails Hall, Greens Farm Lane, Billericay
Although this land is in the Billericay Town Council Parish, the roads surrounding Snails Hall Farm, are in Great Burstead and South Green parish. Snails Hall is on the boundary of Great Burstead and South Green Village parish where Greens Farm Lane and Outwood Common Road meet. This is a junction that gets gridlocked, where there have been several accidents and often becomes flooded. Outwood Common Road is little more than a country lane and Greens Farm Lane is already a heavily used road. Any further development will result in more gridlock and flooding.
Particular concern was also expressed about preserving and protecting such areas as Norsey Wood and the Mill Meadows in perpetuity for future generations and recognising and nurturing the cultural and spiritual benefits that such opens spaces can provide for the local community. In order to achieve this consideration needs to be given to the inclusion of schemes that not only promote and recognise the beauty of wildlife, flora, fauna and green spaces but also guarantees their continued protection from the threat of future development.