New Housing Development To be Built On Former Rainham Care Home Site

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New Housing Development To be Built On Former Rainham Care Home Site

Lorraine Moss
New housing development to be built on former Rainham care home site

Ian Weinfass, Senior reporter
Monday, February 4, 2013
6:51 PM

   
A former care home which had previously been allotments and, temporarily, a childrens’ play area, will be turned into 36 new semi-detached and terraced houses.

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The new development will be built on the former Winifred Whittingham House, in Brookway, Rainham.

Ward councillor Jeff Tucker (Independent Residents’ Group) spoke against the plan.

He told the committee: “Residents have to put up with loss of the land in the area locally, and doctors, nurses and other facilities are at stretching point as it is.”

He added concerns about the loss of green space in Rainham.

Committee member Cllr David Durant (Independent Residents’ Group, Rainham and Wennington) said: “In effect it means the recreation ground has been lost to housing, and if this had been the initial proposal there would have been considerable opposition.

“This is why morally, many residents believe the land should revert to being recreation ground.”

Cllr Jeff Brace (Conservative, Elm Park) said: “It’s a good development, it is houses that people need.

“I’m surprised that the ward councillor doesn’t want people who have kids in Rainham to have somewhere to live in Rainham.

“Rainham also has one of the biggest green spaces in the borough – the marshes.”

Cllr Steven Kelly (Conservative, Emerson Park) said that the care home had been built “40 or 50 years ago” but was corrected by Cllr Linda Hawthorn (Residents Association, Upminster) that it had actually been built in 1990.

Planning permission was granted for the development by 9 votes to one.
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Percy.
Yes those were the Brook road allotments Then a play area for the children.Its why there is so much opposition to the Melville road allotments being built on they propose 27 homes but it could be more or flats who knows.The Melville road site is the last allotment site left in an area that at one time was all allotments there were people bought a large plot for weekends growing then built on them and turned the plots into gardens.
“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”




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Independent man
Yes it was a disgrace that they closed down winnie whitts care home in the first place, it was a top rate care home and the last council run unit to be shut down in havering,everyone at the time knew the council would sell the land for redevelopment,I wish Jeff Tucker luck in his bid to keep the land as a play area.
Drop that Drip Double Dip Dave
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Percy.
Jeff has no chance against the Tory wreckers unless he can get a large number of people to join with him and block council meetings and work for the removal of all the Tories in the Leafier parts of Havering.
The councillors of Emerson park and Hornchurch are not bothered what monstrosities are visited on the people of Rainham.
“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”