The site covers around five and a half acres (2.2 hectares) of farmland to the north of the village. The proposals, shown in this consultation newsletter, cover the field to the north of Wood Grove, to the east of Broadway and to the west of Boars Tye Road.
CEMEX is bringing this location forward as a proposed housing development site in advance of Braintree District Council’s Local Plan being completed. The Local Plan is not due to be approved until 2017 at the earliest and whilst CEMEX recognises the merits of a planned local district development process, the Local Plan is already several years late and there is a growing shortfall of housing land supply to meet the District’s need for between 750 and 950 new homes per year between 2014 and 2033.
We have been promoting this location for new homes for more than five years and we have planned a well-designed, low-density and relatively small development that is appropriate for the edge of Silver End. It is modest compared with an alternative proposal for 350 homes off Western Road — a development that would be seven times bigger than our plans for the northern edge of the village.
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Public Exhibition & Website – Have Your Say
We are holding a public exhibition where you can meet with the design team, learn more about the proposals and let us know your views.The exhibition is being held in the Silver End Village Hall on Friday 22nd May, 2pm - 7pm and Saturday 23rd May, 10am - 2pm.
CEMEX is an international building materials company operating from over 50 countries in the world manufacturing a range of products including cement, ready mixed concrete and aggregates.
CEMEX owns the site off Boars Tye Road, north of Wood Grove where CEMEX’s predecessors, the Rugby Group ran a timber fabrication business. CEMEX also operates a sand and gravel quarry to the east of Silver End. This produces aggregates for the local building industry.