Field in Barton Stacey auctioned off for £97,500

Outcry as Ministry of Defence sell village land

Outcry as Ministry of Defence sell village land

First published in News

Villagers are angry after land where children have played for more than 50 years was sold by the Ministry of Defence.

Two fields in Barton Stacey were sold at auction for £97,500 along with a garage site in the village.

Residents were furious because they were told of the sell-off only a few weeks before.

The parish council wanted to buy the smaller field, known as the tennis court field, but could not afford the £90,000 price at short notice.

Samantha Lee, 38, of Roberts Road, Barton Stacey, said: “Where are our children going to play and where are we going to walk safely away from the road now? We are all in a bit of mad panic. I must admit I had a bit of a cry because it’s so upsetting.”

All the land is currently designated as countryside, which means it is out of bounds to builders.

Parish council chairman Paul Gibson believes the village could have bought the field given more time.

The MoD has insisted that all the land was placed on the register of surplus land in April 2011 and that it has “acted in accordance with Treasury guidelines”.

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11:28am Thu 21 Feb 13

Geoff Siddall says...

All over the country land is being sold off for developers to move in with the bulldozers and build houses.

There are numerous cases where, for what ever reason, the local council mess up the planning process or simply come up with excuses why they failed to protect the residents from the developers.

This could of course be a coincidence where councils neglect to protect the very people they are supposed to serve or the council is not fit for purpose.

Then again it could as I suspect, happening all over the country ready to meet the huge housing needs of the mass immigration that is coming from 1st January 2014.

The UK opens its doors to 29 million Bulgarians and Romanians and we are powerless to stop it or even control our borders and protect our front line services and our beloved NHS because the EU controls our Parliament.

Only UKIP, the third mainstream political party in the country, has the sense to see what is happening to our once great nation as the politicians give more and more powers away.

Don’t be afraid, be inspired. Support UKIP today to save tomorrow.
All over the country land is being sold off for developers to move in with the bulldozers and build houses. There are numerous cases where, for what ever reason, the local council mess up the planning process or simply come up with excuses why they failed to protect the residents from the developers. This could of course be a coincidence where councils neglect to protect the very people they are supposed to serve or the council is not fit for purpose. Then again it could as I suspect, happening all over the country ready to meet the huge housing needs of the mass immigration that is coming from 1st January 2014. The UK opens its doors to 29 million Bulgarians and Romanians and we are powerless to stop it or even control our borders and protect our front line services and our beloved NHS because the EU controls our Parliament. Only UKIP, the third mainstream political party in the country, has the sense to see what is happening to our once great nation as the politicians give more and more powers away. Don’t be afraid, be inspired. Support UKIP today to save tomorrow. Geoff Siddall
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11:56am Thu 21 Feb 13

ohec says...

I do support UKIP and i have voted for them already, but i must pick you up on one point the houses that we so desperately need now are needed for the present population and any housing required for the Romanians/Bulgarians expected to flood into the country will further increase our desperate need for housing especially social housing.
I do support UKIP and i have voted for them already, but i must pick you up on one point the houses that we so desperately need now are needed for the present population and any housing required for the Romanians/Bulgarians expected to flood into the country will further increase our desperate need for housing especially social housing. ohec
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12:15pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Bagamn says...

Why should we British people have our countryside spoilt with all these houses being built just to house foreigners. If their idea is to come here just to get a house and live off benefits, then we should stop and further immigration. If they want better standards, they should start at home. We are the stupid ones for giving everything away for free. The only money this Country gets is what it borfrows from the IMF. We can stop this right now and get a life for ourselves.
Why should we British people have our countryside spoilt with all these houses being built just to house foreigners. If their idea is to come here just to get a house and live off benefits, then we should stop and further immigration. If they want better standards, they should start at home. We are the stupid ones for giving everything away for free. The only money this Country gets is what it borfrows from the IMF. We can stop this right now and get a life for ourselves. Bagamn
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12:29pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Geoff Siddall says...

ohec wrote:
I do support UKIP and i have voted for them already, but i must pick you up on one point the houses that we so desperately need now are needed for the present population and any housing required for the Romanians/Bulgarians expected to flood into the country will further increase our desperate need for housing especially social housing.
I hear you but ask the question why are we so desperately in need of housing. Could it be the millions that have already moved here from the EU and other parts of the world. We have lost control of our borders.
[quote][p][bold]ohec[/bold] wrote: I do support UKIP and i have voted for them already, but i must pick you up on one point the houses that we so desperately need now are needed for the present population and any housing required for the Romanians/Bulgarians expected to flood into the country will further increase our desperate need for housing especially social housing.[/p][/quote]I hear you but ask the question why are we so desperately in need of housing. Could it be the millions that have already moved here from the EU and other parts of the world. We have lost control of our borders. Geoff Siddall
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12:32pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Geoff Siddall says...

Bagamn wrote:
Why should we British people have our countryside spoilt with all these houses being built just to house foreigners. If their idea is to come here just to get a house and live off benefits, then we should stop and further immigration. If they want better standards, they should start at home. We are the stupid ones for giving everything away for free. The only money this Country gets is what it borfrows from the IMF. We can stop this right now and get a life for ourselves.
Make a stand and support UKIP they use level headed, mainstream, common sense joine-up thinking.

They are for the people because they are the people.

Contact them, talk to them and you will know what is right for your country, your town and your family.
[quote][p][bold]Bagamn[/bold] wrote: Why should we British people have our countryside spoilt with all these houses being built just to house foreigners. If their idea is to come here just to get a house and live off benefits, then we should stop and further immigration. If they want better standards, they should start at home. We are the stupid ones for giving everything away for free. The only money this Country gets is what it borfrows from the IMF. We can stop this right now and get a life for ourselves.[/p][/quote]Make a stand and support UKIP they use level headed, mainstream, common sense joine-up thinking. They are for the people because they are the people. Contact them, talk to them and you will know what is right for your country, your town and your family. Geoff Siddall
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1:57pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Subject48 says...

wow guys, great posts. These **** foreigners....

You seriously think all the new properties built will be given away to foreigners for free? No.

The developers will sell on to you, the stupid members of the public. All the while Mr. Cameron and government friends rake it in from your blood, sweat and tears.

This is about making money. Your concerns about immigration have zilch to do with housing developments going ahead in underhanded ways. Its so rich developers can make more money by exploiting the council’s poor financial states. The budget which is brining about the councils poor financial state is set by the Tories, who are, you guessed it friends with he developers. Do you see how it works?

Or better still, buy the land from the council on the cheap, build houses and sell them back to the council at inflated prices to house the legions of British chavs. kerching!!! :)
wow guys, great posts. These **** foreigners.... You seriously think all the new properties built will be given away to foreigners for free? No. The developers will sell on to you, the stupid members of the public. All the while Mr. Cameron and government friends rake it in from your blood, sweat and tears. This is about making money. Your concerns about immigration have zilch to do with housing developments going ahead in underhanded ways. Its so rich developers can make more money by exploiting the council’s poor financial states. The budget which is brining about the councils poor financial state is set by the Tories, who are, you guessed it friends with he developers. Do you see how it works? Or better still, buy the land from the council on the cheap, build houses and sell them back to the council at inflated prices to house the legions of British chavs. kerching!!! :) Subject48
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2:14pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Lone Ranger. says...

Geoff Siddall wrote:
All over the country land is being sold off for developers to move in with the bulldozers and build houses.

There are numerous cases where, for what ever reason, the local council mess up the planning process or simply come up with excuses why they failed to protect the residents from the developers.

This could of course be a coincidence where councils neglect to protect the very people they are supposed to serve or the council is not fit for purpose.

Then again it could as I suspect, happening all over the country ready to meet the huge housing needs of the mass immigration that is coming from 1st January 2014.

The UK opens its doors to 29 million Bulgarians and Romanians and we are powerless to stop it or even control our borders and protect our front line services and our beloved NHS because the EU controls our Parliament.

Only UKIP, the third mainstream political party in the country, has the sense to see what is happening to our once great nation as the politicians give more and more powers away.

Don’t be afraid, be inspired. Support UKIP today to save tomorrow.
Goodness me ....... How many Bulgarians and Romanians are you expecting then ????
[quote][p][bold]Geoff Siddall[/bold] wrote: All over the country land is being sold off for developers to move in with the bulldozers and build houses. There are numerous cases where, for what ever reason, the local council mess up the planning process or simply come up with excuses why they failed to protect the residents from the developers. This could of course be a coincidence where councils neglect to protect the very people they are supposed to serve or the council is not fit for purpose. Then again it could as I suspect, happening all over the country ready to meet the huge housing needs of the mass immigration that is coming from 1st January 2014. The UK opens its doors to 29 million Bulgarians and Romanians and we are powerless to stop it or even control our borders and protect our front line services and our beloved NHS because the EU controls our Parliament. Only UKIP, the third mainstream political party in the country, has the sense to see what is happening to our once great nation as the politicians give more and more powers away. Don’t be afraid, be inspired. Support UKIP today to save tomorrow.[/p][/quote]Goodness me ....... How many Bulgarians and Romanians are you expecting then ???? Lone Ranger.
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3:15pm Thu 21 Feb 13

ohec says...

Geoff Siddall wrote:
ohec wrote:
I do support UKIP and i have voted for them already, but i must pick you up on one point the houses that we so desperately need now are needed for the present population and any housing required for the Romanians/Bulgarians expected to flood into the country will further increase our desperate need for housing especially social housing.
I hear you but ask the question why are we so desperately in need of housing. Could it be the millions that have already moved here from the EU and other parts of the world. We have lost control of our borders.
No we haven't lost control of our borders, we have never had control of our borders.
Ever since we encouraged immigration by saying we need people to do all the jobs we don't fancy (come and drive our buses/be a nurse etc) that was mainly Africans then they started coming from India and Pakistan they bought one house and three or four family's lived in that house until they could afford to buy the one next door, and so it went on all of the time bringing more relatives over they took over street after street until whole areas were taken over, not only did they buy houses but also the businesses so that the shops all became Indian / Pakistani food shops the cinema's only showed Indian / Pakistani films making life for indigenous Brits impossible to the extent that our capital city has been taken over by foreigners who are now the majority. No i am not racist but i do (or did) love my country and i am afraid all is now lost, and it is successive governments that have destroyed our country with their total refusal to listen to what the people said, Enoch Powell should have been knighted for his foresight.
[quote][p][bold]Geoff Siddall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ohec[/bold] wrote: I do support UKIP and i have voted for them already, but i must pick you up on one point the houses that we so desperately need now are needed for the present population and any housing required for the Romanians/Bulgarians expected to flood into the country will further increase our desperate need for housing especially social housing.[/p][/quote]I hear you but ask the question why are we so desperately in need of housing. Could it be the millions that have already moved here from the EU and other parts of the world. We have lost control of our borders.[/p][/quote]No we haven't lost control of our borders, we have never had control of our borders. Ever since we encouraged immigration by saying we need people to do all the jobs we don't fancy (come and drive our buses/be a nurse etc) that was mainly Africans then they started coming from India and Pakistan they bought one house and three or four family's lived in that house until they could afford to buy the one next door, and so it went on all of the time bringing more relatives over they took over street after street until whole areas were taken over, not only did they buy houses but also the businesses so that the shops all became Indian / Pakistani food shops the cinema's only showed Indian / Pakistani films making life for indigenous Brits impossible to the extent that our capital city has been taken over by foreigners who are now the majority. No i am not racist but i do (or did) love my country and i am afraid all is now lost, and it is successive governments that have destroyed our country with their total refusal to listen to what the people said, Enoch Powell should have been knighted for his foresight. ohec
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