Supremo supports Wellwick project

‘Supremo backs council decision allowing up to 190 properties in St. Osyth’ The Gazette, Friday 21st March.   ‘Controversial  plans to build 190 homes in St. Osyth will go ahead after Eric Pickles decided not to call-in the decision.’ We as a community will continue to protest against this decision given that we cannot see the justification for this huge disruption to the village which will place further demands upon an already stretched infrastructure.   Despite legitimate and acknowledged concerns raised with reference to the inevitable impact on the local school, medical facilities, road safety, and water supplies, government policy (decentralisation) has taken precedence over common sense. We have seen little or no evidence of repairs to the Priory over the past 14 years (which has also been closed to the public)Mr Seargent promised that if the Wellwick application were approved work would start on repairs to the Priory within a few weeks. We will wait and see if this happens.     Meanwhile the Council (that is to say tax-payers) will have to pick up the bill for any major alterations to roads and additional costs incurred to accommodate school children and meet the needs of any new families. We would like, however, to thank everyone in the local area who has lent their support to this campaign.  We should not lose sight of the successes we have enjoyed and all that has been achieved to preserve the natural beauty and tranquillity of our lovely...