Haygrove housing plans opposed by town council

Haygrove housing plans opposed by town council

Haygrove housing plans opposed by town council

First published in News Bridgwater Mercury: Photograph of the Author by

A NEW application to build 186 homes on land off Haygrove Road has been met with opposition from town councillors today (November 22).

Sedgemoor District Council in August refused plans by Joe Notaro and joint developer David Wilson Homes for 187 homes south of Haygrove Farm.

But senior town councillors today discussed a new application by the developers, with amendments including reducing the height of previously proposed three-storey homes near Durleigh Park.

Speaking at the planning meeting, the fresh application was labelled “premature” by Cllr David Baker, Bridgwater Wyndham Ward.

He added: “The land is down for development in the second part of Sedgemoor District Council’s Core Strategy, meaning after 2015.

“I feel we should oppose this application. We opposed it the first time and I feel little has changed.”

Although the newly-submitted plans also include changes to road designs and the provision of extra pedestrian paths, there are still fears among residents and councillors it will swallow up more green space and cause congestion problems.

Cllr Ian Tucker, Bridgwater Dunwear Ward, said: “There’s always congestion on Durleigh Road and I think this will only add to that.

“I was opposed to it last time as I couldn’t see how this development, at present, was needed.

“My gut feeling is it’s still not needed - in a few years time, maybe, but not at present. I cannot support this.”

But Cllr Mick Lerry, Bridgwater Victoria Ward, said: “I am supporting this application because it is associated with the [Meads] transformation project.

“There’s been no objections from the County Council’s Highways Team and I think there’s a need for development of housing around Bridgwater town.

“I hope it will allow people to move and upgrade their housing, but also attract people to work, live and spend their money in Bridgwater.”

A vote was cast, with one vote for approval and two for refusal of planning permission.

The Town Council will recommend refusal of planning permission to Sedgemoor District Council. To register comments, visit
http://www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/planning%20online/enl.aspx with application number 08/12/00182 before November 30, 2012.

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5:47pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Ka7e says...

Anyone seen the Meads this week? Not sure how you "transform" a flood plain, several feet under water!
Anyone seen the Meads this week? Not sure how you "transform" a flood plain, several feet under water! Ka7e
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6:45pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Blue Owl says...

How can only 3 Cllrs vote in BTCouncil
and have this noted as a representative view of BRIDGWATERs residents, so what were the views of the other Cllrs on the Town Council Planning Panel. As the contributor above states, the Meads is under water @ present. This was always a Flood Plain , this area between Hamp
And Lower Westfield, when we were at school in the Autumn months we used to go on CrossCountry on this land jumping across ditches that were submerged under 18 inches of flood water, great fun not knowing we're the ditches were. have we not learnt. Anything in the last 11-15 years!!!!!
YOU DO NOT BUILD ON FLOODPLAINS. Simples !!!!!!!!!!
There is still plenty of undeveloped "Brownfield Land to be built on first...
Regards Blue-Owl
How can only 3 Cllrs vote in BTCouncil and have this noted as a representative view of BRIDGWATERs residents, so what were the views of the other Cllrs on the Town Council Planning Panel. As the contributor above states, the Meads is under water @ present. This was always a Flood Plain , this area between Hamp And Lower Westfield, when we were at school in the Autumn months we used to go on CrossCountry on this land jumping across ditches that were submerged under 18 inches of flood water, great fun not knowing we're the ditches were. have we not learnt. Anything in the last 11-15 years!!!!! YOU DO NOT BUILD ON FLOODPLAINS. Simples !!!!!!!!!! There is still plenty of undeveloped "Brownfield Land to be built on first... Regards Blue-Owl Blue Owl
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8:46pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Silverbirch says...

Perhaps those councillors in favour of this ridiculous ecopark will explain to us who IN THE LONGTERM will fund the constant repairs that will be necessary every time the paths, wooden structures etc have been submerged and ruined. The developers might fund the set up but it will be local tax payers who will get clobbered in the future. And what's the point of an ecopark if the adjoining fields are concreted over and ruined?
Perhaps those councillors in favour of this ridiculous ecopark will explain to us who IN THE LONGTERM will fund the constant repairs that will be necessary every time the paths, wooden structures etc have been submerged and ruined. The developers might fund the set up but it will be local tax payers who will get clobbered in the future. And what's the point of an ecopark if the adjoining fields are concreted over and ruined? Silverbirch
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9:36pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Waterway says...

So Cllr Mick Lerry is in favour of supporting another housing development because he thinks there's a need for more housing so people can live, work and spend their money in Bridgwater. I might suggest Cllr Lerry take a trip to the Stockmore development off the Taunton Road to see for himself why we don't need any new developments. Developers have been straggling to sell whats already been built and still have vast areas of land to build on. As for the Meads project perhaps the council should rename it project Water World, as ever since they've been discussing it it been under several feet of water
So Cllr Mick Lerry is in favour of supporting another housing development because he thinks there's a need for more housing so people can live, work and spend their money in Bridgwater. I might suggest Cllr Lerry take a trip to the Stockmore development off the Taunton Road to see for himself why we don't need any new developments. Developers have been straggling to sell whats already been built and still have vast areas of land to build on. As for the Meads project perhaps the council should rename it project Water World, as ever since they've been discussing it it been under several feet of water Waterway
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9:22am Fri 23 Nov 12

Blue Owl says...

Just look at the latest news from around the County- Houses flooded, streets under 1 metre of water, not surprising as the more land built on results in loss of permeable soil to allow absorption of rain water where it falls.......Simples !!!!
When you build houses on that Green Land excess water runs of the roofs into Gutters into drains into already over capacity Water Calverts . Hence the excess water has to escape somewhere, the lowest point......This is and was the reasoning behind areas of land set aside as FloodPlains...
If New housing has to be considered on Green Fields, then NEW DRAINAGE SYSTEMS must be installed B4 the Housing is built, and not just linked into the exciting drainage system.......
Regards Blue-Owl
Just look at the latest news from around the County- Houses flooded, streets under 1 metre of water, not surprising as the more land built on results in loss of permeable soil to allow absorption of rain water where it falls.......Simples !!!! When you build houses on that Green Land excess water runs of the roofs into Gutters into drains into already over capacity Water Calverts . Hence the excess water has to escape somewhere, the lowest point......This is and was the reasoning behind areas of land set aside as FloodPlains... If New housing has to be considered on Green Fields, then NEW DRAINAGE SYSTEMS must be installed B4 the Housing is built, and not just linked into the exciting drainage system....... Regards Blue-Owl Blue Owl
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10:41am Fri 23 Nov 12

Waterway says...

Those members who voted in favour of the Meads Eco Park as a transformational project and wasting ratepayers money should resign with immediate effect.
Having obtained photographs during the past 18 months the land has been underwater for almost 80% of that time. Who on earth would want to build anything on land that regularly floods? This is not just a once in a generation happening but a constant threat.
What a lasting legacy for the future when the Council will be forced to start putting a precept on all our council tax bill to keep repairing the flood damage. hate to say it- but we told you so.
Those members who voted in favour of the Meads Eco Park as a transformational project and wasting ratepayers money should resign with immediate effect. Having obtained photographs during the past 18 months the land has been underwater for almost 80% of that time. Who on earth would want to build anything on land that regularly floods? This is not just a once in a generation happening but a constant threat. What a lasting legacy for the future when the Council will be forced to start putting a precept on all our council tax bill to keep repairing the flood damage. hate to say it- but we told you so. Waterway
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8:51am Sat 24 Nov 12

awayswing says...

A decent park is a good idea for Bridgwater where ever it is built.Look at what Vivary Park does for Taunton.Taunton flower is held there and attracts thousands of people and media coverage.It is also a nice place for people to relax and enjoy a nice time out of doors.
A decent park is a good idea for Bridgwater where ever it is built.Look at what Vivary Park does for Taunton.Taunton flower is held there and attracts thousands of people and media coverage.It is also a nice place for people to relax and enjoy a nice time out of doors. awayswing
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11:12am Sat 24 Nov 12

Blue Owl says...

awayswing wrote:
A decent park is a good idea for Bridgwater where ever it is built.Look at what Vivary Park does for Taunton.Taunton flower is held there and attracts thousands of people and media coverage.It is also a nice place for people to relax and enjoy a nice time out of doors.
I note your comment, but it was only last year that indeed Vivary Park itself was washed through when the Tone was unable to cope with excess rain/flood water. Here in Bridgwater, we have So Called HighRisk Flood Zone area's in the Town, level 3 &3a
Which are deemed by the Environment Agency to be a 1 in 100 Year Flood Risk, well with all the work done over the last 20 years these area' of Dunwear and Polden Meadows ie; Bower, have not flooded, not for well over 120 Years, My Grandmother was a Wilkins nee Fry from Chedzoy, farmed there and on corner of Bower Lane. The only time the water ever came close was when the Sea Defenses were breached. But, why then do we the Residents have to pay Higher Insurance Premiums on our Properties & also some mortgage companies will not approve loans if you live in some TA6 Postcodes.
The Invironment Agency will not amend their out of date mapping, despite all the Millions spent on prevention measures. WHY !!!!!!
Regards Blue-Owl
[quote][p][bold]awayswing[/bold] wrote: A decent park is a good idea for Bridgwater where ever it is built.Look at what Vivary Park does for Taunton.Taunton flower is held there and attracts thousands of people and media coverage.It is also a nice place for people to relax and enjoy a nice time out of doors.[/p][/quote]I note your comment, but it was only last year that indeed Vivary Park itself was washed through when the Tone was unable to cope with excess rain/flood water. Here in Bridgwater, we have So Called HighRisk Flood Zone area's in the Town, level 3 &3a Which are deemed by the Environment Agency to be a 1 in 100 Year Flood Risk, well with all the work done over the last 20 years these area' of Dunwear and Polden Meadows ie; Bower, have not flooded, not for well over 120 Years, My Grandmother was a Wilkins nee Fry from Chedzoy, farmed there and on corner of Bower Lane. The only time the water ever came close was when the Sea Defenses were breached. But, why then do we the Residents have to pay Higher Insurance Premiums on our Properties & also some mortgage companies will not approve loans if you live in some TA6 Postcodes. The Invironment Agency will not amend their out of date mapping, despite all the Millions spent on prevention measures. WHY !!!!!! Regards Blue-Owl Blue Owl
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12:01pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Silverbirch says...

awayswing wrote:
A decent park is a good idea for Bridgwater where ever it is built.Look at what Vivary Park does for Taunton.Taunton flower is held there and attracts thousands of people and media coverage.It is also a nice place for people to relax and enjoy a nice time out of doors.
But the price to be paid for this ecopark is too high-500+ houses on the adjoining fields, a road across the Fairfield. There is talk of 'securing the green wedge' which is ludicrous, for the simple reason that the Meads are a flood plain so it would never be lost because you can't build on it! It's green field and there are already public rights of way.
[quote][p][bold]awayswing[/bold] wrote: A decent park is a good idea for Bridgwater where ever it is built.Look at what Vivary Park does for Taunton.Taunton flower is held there and attracts thousands of people and media coverage.It is also a nice place for people to relax and enjoy a nice time out of doors.[/p][/quote]But the price to be paid for this ecopark is too high-500+ houses on the adjoining fields, a road across the Fairfield. There is talk of 'securing the green wedge' which is ludicrous, for the simple reason that the Meads are a flood plain so it would never be lost because you can't build on it! It's green field and there are already public rights of way. Silverbirch
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6:24pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Blue Owl says...

Silverbirch wrote:
awayswing wrote:
A decent park is a good idea for Bridgwater where ever it is built.Look at what Vivary Park does for Taunton.Taunton flower is held there and attracts thousands of people and media coverage.It is also a nice place for people to relax and enjoy a nice time out of doors.
But the price to be paid for this ecopark is too high-500+ houses on the adjoining fields, a road across the Fairfield. There is talk of 'securing the green wedge' which is ludicrous, for the simple reason that the Meads are a flood plain so it would never be lost because you can't build on it! It's green field and there are already public rights of way.
All this talk of building an Eco-park on Existing Flood plain is foolhardy!! The Fairfield should remain intact, as I believe it was Chartered to the Town of Bridgwater. So, I was disturbed to hear that there was no objection from Bridgwater Town Council to this proposal. They object to every thing else that is of benefit to the Town. Or are going to be the recipient of finance to add to the £245k earning interest in Natwest Bank. Residents should also be asking about the Capital receipt that will be paid to BTC for the access land strip to the old Cattle Market Site, from Bristol Rd.
How much will that be ? £000.000 K?
Regards Blue-Owl
[quote][p][bold]Silverbirch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]awayswing[/bold] wrote: A decent park is a good idea for Bridgwater where ever it is built.Look at what Vivary Park does for Taunton.Taunton flower is held there and attracts thousands of people and media coverage.It is also a nice place for people to relax and enjoy a nice time out of doors.[/p][/quote]But the price to be paid for this ecopark is too high-500+ houses on the adjoining fields, a road across the Fairfield. There is talk of 'securing the green wedge' which is ludicrous, for the simple reason that the Meads are a flood plain so it would never be lost because you can't build on it! It's green field and there are already public rights of way.[/p][/quote]All this talk of building an Eco-park on Existing Flood plain is foolhardy!! The Fairfield should remain intact, as I believe it was Chartered to the Town of Bridgwater. So, I was disturbed to hear that there was no objection from Bridgwater Town Council to this proposal. They object to every thing else that is of benefit to the Town. Or are going to be the recipient of finance to add to the £245k earning interest in Natwest Bank. Residents should also be asking about the Capital receipt that will be paid to BTC for the access land strip to the old Cattle Market Site, from Bristol Rd. How much will that be ? £000.000 K? Regards Blue-Owl Blue Owl
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6:29pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Blue Owl says...

After Posting my last Post, I expect the Forum discussion Post, will be closed and removed. As the discussions become interesting, the Censors will step in as they did last week.
Regards Blue-Owl.
After Posting my last Post, I expect the Forum discussion Post, will be closed and removed. As the discussions become interesting, the Censors will step in as they did last week. Regards Blue-Owl. Blue Owl
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9:21am Sun 25 Nov 12

awayswing says...

Blue Owl wrote:
After Posting my last Post, I expect the Forum discussion Post, will be closed and removed. As the discussions become interesting, the Censors will step in as they did last week.
Regards Blue-Owl.
I could not agree more Blue Owl,we were just getting into our stride over the EC when it was removed.
Your earlier comment regarding insurance companies is well made,however,it should be remembered that insurance companies are not in the business of taking risks.Any risk assessment they make is based on risk to their profits.Just like the banks they think of themselves,and their profits first,and do as little as possible to help their customers.This is why fewer and fewer people are taking out home and contents insurance.They are pricing themselves out of the market that they themselves created.
[quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: After Posting my last Post, I expect the Forum discussion Post, will be closed and removed. As the discussions become interesting, the Censors will step in as they did last week. Regards Blue-Owl.[/p][/quote]I could not agree more Blue Owl,we were just getting into our stride over the EC when it was removed. Your earlier comment regarding insurance companies is well made,however,it should be remembered that insurance companies are not in the business of taking risks.Any risk assessment they make is based on risk to their profits.Just like the banks they think of themselves,and their profits first,and do as little as possible to help their customers.This is why fewer and fewer people are taking out home and contents insurance.They are pricing themselves out of the market that they themselves created. awayswing
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10:50am Sun 25 Nov 12

Blue Owl says...

Re Possible Flooding on TA6 Postcode Area's, my concern is when we do have a combination of High Tides along with 2-3 days Rainfall and a River Running through our Town that is already in Hightide. !!! Just where will the excess Flood water Go. the lowest point, obviously. We have been more fortunate than Devon and Cornwall this time. Then the insurance companies will Hike their Premiums even more, or refuse cover completely .Regards Blue-Owl
Re Possible Flooding on TA6 Postcode Area's, my concern is when we do have a combination of High Tides along with 2-3 days Rainfall and a River Running through our Town that is already in Hightide. !!! Just where will the excess Flood water Go. the lowest point, obviously. We have been more fortunate than Devon and Cornwall this time. Then the insurance companies will Hike their Premiums even more, or refuse cover completely .Regards Blue-Owl Blue Owl
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7:48pm Sun 25 Nov 12

should know better says...

So, where are the other members of the town council? Is it possible, as the report suggests, that only 3 out of the 16 council members voted? If so, shame on you! (The minutes of the meeting aren't up on the website yet.)

This aside, it does seem rather a dull idea to build here. An Eco Park seems to be like a very poor and thin facade attempting to shield a flawed building plan.

Traffic is a problem in this area in the morning part of the rush hour, despite the lack of input from County highways. The bad traffic light phasing and lane management for traffic using Taunton Rd cause big delays along West St and Durleigh Rd.
So, where are the other members of the town council? Is it possible, as the report suggests, that only 3 out of the 16 council members voted? If so, shame on you! (The minutes of the meeting aren't up on the website yet.) This aside, it does seem rather a dull idea to build here. An Eco Park seems to be like a very poor and thin facade attempting to shield a flawed building plan. Traffic is a problem in this area in the morning part of the rush hour, despite the lack of input from County highways. The bad traffic light phasing and lane management for traffic using Taunton Rd cause big delays along West St and Durleigh Rd. should know better
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8:03pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Blue Owl says...

should know better wrote:
So, where are the other members of the town council? Is it possible, as the report suggests, that only 3 out of the 16 council members voted? If so, shame on you! (The minutes of the meeting aren't up on the website yet.)

This aside, it does seem rather a dull idea to build here. An Eco Park seems to be like a very poor and thin facade attempting to shield a flawed building plan.

Traffic is a problem in this area in the morning part of the rush hour, despite the lack of input from County highways. The bad traffic light phasing and lane management for traffic using Taunton Rd cause big delays along West St and Durleigh Rd.
Not all 16 Members of BTC are on the Planning Panel, but those who are either did'nt attend, or did'nt vote !!!!
As you say the Minutes when they eventually appear will show the abstentions.
Regards Blue-Owl
[quote][p][bold]should know better[/bold] wrote: So, where are the other members of the town council? Is it possible, as the report suggests, that only 3 out of the 16 council members voted? If so, shame on you! (The minutes of the meeting aren't up on the website yet.) This aside, it does seem rather a dull idea to build here. An Eco Park seems to be like a very poor and thin facade attempting to shield a flawed building plan. Traffic is a problem in this area in the morning part of the rush hour, despite the lack of input from County highways. The bad traffic light phasing and lane management for traffic using Taunton Rd cause big delays along West St and Durleigh Rd.[/p][/quote]Not all 16 Members of BTC are on the Planning Panel, but those who are either did'nt attend, or did'nt vote !!!! As you say the Minutes when they eventually appear will show the abstentions. Regards Blue-Owl Blue Owl
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8:17pm Sun 25 Nov 12

awayswing says...

Blue Owl wrote:
Re Possible Flooding on TA6 Postcode Area's, my concern is when we do have a combination of High Tides along with 2-3 days Rainfall and a River Running through our Town that is already in Hightide. !!! Just where will the excess Flood water Go. the lowest point, obviously. We have been more fortunate than Devon and Cornwall this time. Then the insurance companies will Hike their Premiums even more, or refuse cover completely .Regards Blue-Owl
What is supposed to happen is that the River Parrett over flows in the Burrowbridge area of the levels.One of the river banks is lower than the other and the water is supposed to run off into the levels.I understand that the farmers are paid a small amount for this.If the levels are already flooded Bridgwater and surrounding areas will be in trouble.
[quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: Re Possible Flooding on TA6 Postcode Area's, my concern is when we do have a combination of High Tides along with 2-3 days Rainfall and a River Running through our Town that is already in Hightide. !!! Just where will the excess Flood water Go. the lowest point, obviously. We have been more fortunate than Devon and Cornwall this time. Then the insurance companies will Hike their Premiums even more, or refuse cover completely .Regards Blue-Owl[/p][/quote]What is supposed to happen is that the River Parrett over flows in the Burrowbridge area of the levels.One of the river banks is lower than the other and the water is supposed to run off into the levels.I understand that the farmers are paid a small amount for this.If the levels are already flooded Bridgwater and surrounding areas will be in trouble. awayswing
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9:58am Mon 26 Nov 12

cidreman says...

All BTC
Labour Cllrs sit on other committees (panels)within SDC Planning , Devolopment etc
So when any Planning , Development , etc issues are being discussed at any Bridgwater Town Council Meeting ..they leave the meeting ..and are then not representing the Wards (Bower) etc that they were elected to represent .
Cllr Lerry ( Labour Leader )lives in North Petherton ...but votes yes for this in Bridgwater ....He represents The Victoria Ward ...Did he ask that Ward for their views ?
All BTC Labour Cllrs sit on other committees (panels)within SDC Planning , Devolopment etc So when any Planning , Development , etc issues are being discussed at any Bridgwater Town Council Meeting ..they leave the meeting ..and are then not representing the Wards (Bower) etc that they were elected to represent . Cllr Lerry ( Labour Leader )lives in North Petherton ...but votes yes for this in Bridgwater ....He represents The Victoria Ward ...Did he ask that Ward for their views ? cidreman
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11:41am Mon 26 Nov 12

Bridgy old Boy says...

Is Blue Owl in any way related to former Conservative Councillor David Preece? If so perhaps he can explain how during his tenure as a Councillor he allowed his fellow Tory Councillors to oversea the largest concreteification (I know there is no such word but you get my point) of Bridgwater ever seen! From South Bridgwater to Express Park and Morrisons to the New Bridgwater Hospital. All these former green field's and potential flood plains and cannot remember hearing a peak out of him. Yet now out of office he is suddenly a green warrior opposed to greenfield developmentwhat a trannsformation. Time for a few more of these!!!!!!!! old owly!!!!!!
Is Blue Owl in any way related to former Conservative Councillor David Preece? If so perhaps he can explain how during his tenure as a Councillor he allowed his fellow Tory Councillors to oversea the largest concreteification (I know there is no such word but you get my point) of Bridgwater ever seen! From South Bridgwater to Express Park and Morrisons to the New Bridgwater Hospital. All these former green field's and potential flood plains and cannot remember hearing a peak out of him. Yet now out of office he is suddenly a green warrior opposed to greenfield developmentwhat a trannsformation. Time for a few more of these!!!!!!!! old owly!!!!!! Bridgy old Boy
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11:41am Mon 26 Nov 12

Bridgy old Boy says...

Is Blue Owl in any way related to former Conservative Councillor David Preece? If so perhaps he can explain how during his tenure as a Councillor he allowed his fellow Tory Councillors to oversea the largest concreteification (I know there is no such word but you get my point) of Bridgwater ever seen! From South Bridgwater to Express Park and Morrisons to the New Bridgwater Hospital. All these former green field's and potential flood plains and cannot remember hearing a peak out of him. Yet now out of office he is suddenly a green warrior opposed to greenfield developmentwhat a trannsformation. Time for a few more of these!!!!!!!! old owly!!!!!!
Is Blue Owl in any way related to former Conservative Councillor David Preece? If so perhaps he can explain how during his tenure as a Councillor he allowed his fellow Tory Councillors to oversea the largest concreteification (I know there is no such word but you get my point) of Bridgwater ever seen! From South Bridgwater to Express Park and Morrisons to the New Bridgwater Hospital. All these former green field's and potential flood plains and cannot remember hearing a peak out of him. Yet now out of office he is suddenly a green warrior opposed to greenfield developmentwhat a trannsformation. Time for a few more of these!!!!!!!! old owly!!!!!! Bridgy old Boy
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11:41am Mon 26 Nov 12

Bridgy old Boy says...

Is Blue Owl in any way related to former Conservative Councillor David Preece? If so perhaps he can explain how during his tenure as a Councillor he allowed his fellow Tory Councillors to oversea the largest concreteification (I know there is no such word but you get my point) of Bridgwater ever seen! From South Bridgwater to Express Park and Morrisons to the New Bridgwater Hospital. All these former green field's and potential flood plains and cannot remember hearing a peak out of him. Yet now out of office he is suddenly a green warrior opposed to greenfield developmentwhat a trannsformation. Time for a few more of these!!!!!!!! old owly!!!!!!
Is Blue Owl in any way related to former Conservative Councillor David Preece? If so perhaps he can explain how during his tenure as a Councillor he allowed his fellow Tory Councillors to oversea the largest concreteification (I know there is no such word but you get my point) of Bridgwater ever seen! From South Bridgwater to Express Park and Morrisons to the New Bridgwater Hospital. All these former green field's and potential flood plains and cannot remember hearing a peak out of him. Yet now out of office he is suddenly a green warrior opposed to greenfield developmentwhat a trannsformation. Time for a few more of these!!!!!!!! old owly!!!!!! Bridgy old Boy
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12:20pm Mon 26 Nov 12

cidreman says...

Am I mistaken but all these New development s were built under a Labour Town Council ...
Now the present Labour Leader Cllr Lerry wants to Build again @ Haygrove !
Am I mistaken but all these New development s were built under a Labour Town Council ... Now the present Labour Leader Cllr Lerry wants to Build again @ Haygrove ! cidreman
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12:21pm Mon 26 Nov 12

cidreman says...

Am I mistaken but all these New development s were built under a Labour Town Council ...
Now the present Labour Leader Cllr Lerry wants to Build again @ Haygrove !
Am I mistaken but all these New development s were built under a Labour Town Council ... Now the present Labour Leader Cllr Lerry wants to Build again @ Haygrove ! cidreman
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1:28pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Blue Owl says...

Bridgy old Boy wrote:
Is Blue Owl in any way related to former Conservative Councillor David Preece? If so perhaps he can explain how during his tenure as a Councillor he allowed his fellow Tory Councillors to oversea the largest concreteification (I know there is no such word but you get my point) of Bridgwater ever seen! From South Bridgwater to Express Park and Morrisons to the New Bridgwater Hospital. All these former green field's and potential flood plains and cannot remember hearing a peak out of him. Yet now out of office he is suddenly a green warrior opposed to greenfield developmentwhat a trannsformation. Time for a few more of these!!!!!!!! old owly!!!!!!
Yes I am He, I have never hidden behind the " Forum Pseudenom " all those who actively contribute to this or the PostBag know this. I, when Elected voted for or against proposals b4 us, with regard Housing, my views were always and still are, if there are disused Brownfield sites they should be developed where possible. When it came as a Directive from the then Central Labour Govnment that we Had to provide up to 7000 new housing in Sedgemoor, then the mix of Commercial and Housing on the Innovia Site ( Cellophane ) helped the end requirement. New Employment with additional New Housing as long term is and was required. Yes there is a downturn @ present as we all know,and the Stockmoor Site is still to be fully Sold.But what I am against is Housing on lower Durleigh - Hamp Flood Plain.
Regards Blue-Owl
AKA Former Councillor
David L Preece
[quote][p][bold]Bridgy old Boy[/bold] wrote: Is Blue Owl in any way related to former Conservative Councillor David Preece? If so perhaps he can explain how during his tenure as a Councillor he allowed his fellow Tory Councillors to oversea the largest concreteification (I know there is no such word but you get my point) of Bridgwater ever seen! From South Bridgwater to Express Park and Morrisons to the New Bridgwater Hospital. All these former green field's and potential flood plains and cannot remember hearing a peak out of him. Yet now out of office he is suddenly a green warrior opposed to greenfield developmentwhat a trannsformation. Time for a few more of these!!!!!!!! old owly!!!!!![/p][/quote]Yes I am He, I have never hidden behind the " Forum Pseudenom " all those who actively contribute to this or the PostBag know this. I, when Elected voted for or against proposals b4 us, with regard Housing, my views were always and still are, if there are disused Brownfield sites they should be developed where possible. When it came as a Directive from the then Central Labour Govnment that we Had to provide up to 7000 new housing in Sedgemoor, then the mix of Commercial and Housing on the Innovia Site ( Cellophane ) helped the end requirement. New Employment with additional New Housing as long term is and was required. Yes there is a downturn @ present as we all know,and the Stockmoor Site is still to be fully Sold.But what I am against is Housing on lower Durleigh - Hamp Flood Plain. Regards Blue-Owl AKA Former Councillor David L Preece Blue Owl
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9:44am Wed 28 Nov 12

cidreman says...

Does anyone know what the Labour Controlled Town Councils ...Forward Plan for Bridgwater is ..for this year , next year ! ..
They took over the majority for running the Town Council over 12 months ago ..what are they planning to do for Bridgwater ! ?
Build some leisure facilities maybe ?
Maybe a BMX or Skatepark , that was planned over 5 years ago ? ...
Who Controls who is it the Labour Group Controlling the Forward group or The Forward Group controlling The Labour Group ,
And What is the Plan for the £247 , 000 Enhancement Fund sitting in Nat-West Bank your Money from your Council Tax ...
E - Mail the Town Council Town Clerk and ask him .
That Money could of built a BMX &Skatepark ...
Who are The Foward Group..? are they shop owners ? are they Cllrs ? ..are they Trade Unionists ?
Do they represent you ?
Does anyone know what the Labour Controlled Town Councils ...Forward Plan for Bridgwater is ..for this year , next year ! .. They took over the majority for running the Town Council over 12 months ago ..what are they planning to do for Bridgwater ! ? Build some leisure facilities maybe ? Maybe a BMX or Skatepark , that was planned over 5 years ago ? ... Who Controls who is it the Labour Group Controlling the Forward group or The Forward Group controlling The Labour Group , And What is the Plan for the £247 , 000 Enhancement Fund sitting in Nat-West Bank your Money from your Council Tax ... E - Mail the Town Council Town Clerk and ask him . That Money could of built a BMX &Skatepark ... Who are The Foward Group..? are they shop owners ? are they Cllrs ? ..are they Trade Unionists ? Do they represent you ? cidreman
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