Brantham is a friendly village on the borders of Essex and Suffolk. We have just won village of the year 2013 in which we are very proud. St.Francis group have purchased brownfield land and wish to re-generate the site. In order for this re-generation to go ahead approx. 600 houses need to be built on greenland to then finance the project on the brownfield site. If this goes ahead, this will double the population of Brantham which will no longer be classed as a village.
The implications that this may bring could be crime, where at the moment the crime figures on Police UK website is 22 for April 2013, more unemployment, less space in Doctors surgeries & schools, adverse effect on air quality and environment.
I moved from a built up town just outside Romford over 3 years ago to this lovely village of Brantham. In Romford I saw a pleasant town have housing created on a small percentage to what is being proposed here. The effects on the community were devastating and in the end there was no community and thefts and assaults were a common occurrence on a daily basis.
I can't think of any good that will come of this apart from a lovely village and a great, vibrant friendly community being shattered and for what, for a developer to earn a profit. The only losers in this will be the villagers
Please sign this petition to try and stop an impeding disaster happening, believe me I've seen it happen and if this kind of thing happens one day they'll be nowhere to run.
Bring Industry create wealth not overcrowding and misery.