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View of Wickford from Downham Church

South East Essex Action Group Alliance SEEAGA

In local towns and villages, residents are fighting to prevent unjustified housing developments, and many have set up local Action Groups (such as WAG). SEEAGA is an attempt to pool resources and work together to fight back against these inconsiderate councils.

Basildon Draft Local Plan
In line with government instructions, Basildon council have to produce a plan for house building for the next 20 years,  and the draft plan has now been put to public consultation.

It proposed 3,300 more homes in Wickford, many on the green belt, two new traveller sites and extra pitches on existing sites. The Wickford Action Group had many objections to the plan and urged all residents to submit their responses. Read about the Plan here

What happens next?

  • Analysis and consideration of all responses by June 2016
  • Refine the Draft Local Plan by November 2016
  • Final version of Local Plan submitted to Government by December 1016
  • Public Consultation on Final Local Plan and submission to Government by March 2017
  • Examination in public by independent planning inspector March - November 2017
  • Inspector’s report and recommended modifications by December 2017
  • Consultation on the recommended changes January to February 2018
  • Adoption by the Council by March 2018

New Health Centre?

Plans for a new Health Centre for Wickford have been bandied about for over 10 years, and but the Council’s “solution” now under construction is for a building on the site of the old Wickford market.

Instead of a Health Centre, all that the Council plan to do is to re-locate a doctor’s surgery from London Road, and on any space remaining, build - more flats! more

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We are an independent, non-political group of local residents, anxious to ensure that any changes to Wickford are carried out with care, and with appropriate improvements to the infrastructure - school places, road upgrades, health provision etc.

Latest published news items…                                                 for more, see our news pages

19 Jun 2017

Police station put on market for £750,000

Chloe Chapman

19 May 2017

Here’s what the council are going to do with 36 garages

Christine Sexton

8 May 2017

House plans drawn up for former GP surgery

Maurice Richmond

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