The Core Strategy is the Council's response to the Governments East of England agencies demand to build 5,000 new homes in the Borough. Houses for our youngsters are no doubt needed. But with an ounce of fore-sight the two main issues of Canvey Island could have been met. Undoubtedly it would have taken a struggle to wrestle the money from Developers, Thames Gateway and County, but surely this is the Crossroads ! The congestion that is making commuters and local lives misery could have been addressed. The third road could have been achieved. The chance has been lost for the next fifteen years, if not more. So we must dig in, grab Canvey back, there is a chance. While we are at saturation point a halt to development. Lets speak out and demand improvements we pay enough Council tax. Let's be heard.