Joining Goldhanger residents in opposing countryside loss
Priti Patel, the Member of Parliament for Witham, has met representatives from Goldhanger Parish Council and local residents in the village to discuss their opposition to plans to destroy parts of the countryside with a large new housing development.
The development of 25 new dwellings off of Head Street has caused widespread concerns over the suitability of the site and the impact a development on this scale will have. The site is also outside of the settlement boundary and should therefore be protected from development.
Priti said: “Goldhanger is a small village with poor transport connections and very few local amenities. This site is in an unsuitable and unsustainable location and huge numbers of local residents have raised concerns and objections.
In other parts of Maldon District there is new housing in more sustainable sites, such as the Westcombe Park development at Heybridge.
This development in this location is not necessary and I will continue to support residents to raise their objections and press Maldon District Council to refuse this application.”