Angry Great Baddow residents have lost their battle to stop a new care home being built in the village.
The planning committee meeting held at the civic centre on 15th November was full to capacity with residents united against plans to demolish Marrable House at The Vineyards and replace it with a care home. The 1960's building has been described by locals as an 'eyesore' and was once voted in the press as 'one of the ugliest buildings in the country' but new plans are felt by many to be out of keeping and too big for the area.
Amidst angry scenes, the committee voted in favour of the plans for a new Marrable House and 58 extra care flats on Maldon Road. The development will result in the loss of eight trees and reduced parking from 210 to 175 spaces.