Thursday, October 10, 2013
ANGRY residents have clashed with councillors over fears Castle PointÃ¢Â€Â™s green belt could be swamped by hundreds of homes. At a meeting they challenged councillorsÃ¢Â€Â™ inability to agree a Local Development Plan, claiming the delaywas wasting public money and putting green spaces at risk. They said Castle Point Council should simply refuse outright to allow green belt development. Councillors replied that the Government had ordered them to allow between 200 and 342 newhomes a year for the next 15 years Ã¢Â€Â“ and without using the green belt, they would run out of sites. Tory deputy council leader Jeffrey Stanley said: Ã¢Â€ÂœWe are running out of time to submit our Local Development Plan and there are not enough brownfield sites.Ã¢Â€Â Perhaps they could build on Dale Farm?