HC Deb 22 April 1996 vol 276 cc168-9 1.53 am
Dr. Robert Spink (Castle Point)

Canvey Island has suffered from chronic overdevelopment for many years. I have consistently fought against the local council and the developers who threaten and spoil our environment. Mr. Blake, Eileen Gough and many others have collected 1, 500 signatures for a petition to fight off the latest threat. The petition states: To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled. The Humble Petition of the residents of Canvey Island and the surrounding area, Sheweth That we, the undersigned, are deeply concerned by the overdevelopment of Canvey Island and, in particular, by the proposed inappropriate development of land around Thorney Bay Road and East and West of Craven Avenue, Canvey Island. We call on the Councillors of Castle Point Borough Council to resolve to make an immediate application to the Secretary of State for the Environment for the extant 1951 planning permission relating to the said land to be revoked forthwith. That, in any event, the original planned density of housing for the said land should be considered a

maximum for any future development on any part of the said land and that the total number of houses built on the whole of the site, will not exceed the total number of units approved in the original 1951 permission. Wherefore your petitioners pray, that your Honourable House do urge the Right Honourable John Gummer MP, Secretary of State for the Environment, to use his powers to revoke the 1951 planning permission and to restrict further house building on the said site. And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, etc.

To lie upon the Table.

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