Liston Applies to Separate from Foxearth

The residents of the Parish of Liston have formally applied to Braintree District Council to dissolve the “Grouping Order, 1976” joining the Parish of Liston to the Parish of Foxearth.

This decision was reached at a meeting of the Liston Residents Association and follows their growing concerns regarding the breakdown of trust between the villagers of Liston and some members of the Foxearth and Liston Parish Council who promote a housing development on the Stafford Park site in Liston.

Liston residents find it intolerable that the future of their community is being determined by a small group from a neighbouring village, whose lives will in no way be affected by any redevelopment of the Stafford Park site, whereas the quality of life of those in Liston would be seriously disrupted by the proposed development (which would increase the size of the village from 23 to about 150 dwellings) on a site that is deemed to be unsuitable for housing by our District Council Planning Officers.

In the interest of good governance, we have therefore applied to regain control of the future of our village.

Allan Binks


Liston Residents Association



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