|View of Wickford from St Margaret's Church, Downham|
Although the Town Centre Masterplan is now dead and buried, there have been some 500 flats built since then, with precious little regeneration, and we continue to fight for a better Wickford, with any increase in housing being family friendly and with sufficient support services (roads, schools, doctors etc.)
What is happening now?The current situation is that, under a government directive, Basildon council has had to produce a plan for house building for the next 20 years (the current plan is 20 years old!). They currently propose 3,624 more homes in Wickford, many on the green belt, two new traveller sites and extra pitches on existing sites.
The Draft Local Plan 2014-2034 was approved 22 March 2018
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