Around 30,000 new homes are planned in the Districts of Basildon and
In the whole 164 pages education in the area gets 3 paragraphs. In
Healthcare gets two paragraphs. Thurrock patients are to go to Basildon - and much is made of the new Cardiac unit at
If the government are to force new homes into the area then we must all stand up and fight for more schools, hospitals and other services too.
Sunday, 26 November 2006
A Grand Plan or Cloud Cuckoo Land?
Sunday - A bit of time today with the family and to catch up on some paperwork. I wanted to have a really good look at the Thames Gateway Interim Plan released this week with a high profile speech by
's successor Ruth Kelly. I agree that we want "homes not houses" but after reading the 164 page "prospectus" I agree more with Basildon's Conservative Council Leader Malcolm Buckley's description of parts of the strategy as "cloud cuckoo land". Prescott