Hi all i my anme is T.Dunkley i live in whittington lane atherstone i only have three neighbours and i i live in a very quite spot of which was once a Hamlet as i understand from history?.
we have been notified of a proposal to build aprox 600 new houses right next to us in two fields!
Durnos nurserys have just sold a small plot of land to build houses on trouble is it has given what we think a green light to buil over the road at whittington lane we think?
we have had a flyer from bloor homes / merryvale estate ( land owners at present)
thier is a meeting with the above on the 7th at the memorial hall in town from 2.30 till 7.30 at night we are looking for support against this eye saw of a build ...we moved to were we are to enjoy the country side and now all of that is under threat due to this possible build .
if anyone can offer any support to myself or as a whole or any direction with this please..please..help!
More notice would have been good. Unfortunately the government have given housing companies carte blanche to build anywhere they want including green belt and land not on the local plan. You may as well throw the plan in the bin. Building land and the apparent 'jobs' it creates is more important. NWBC being Labour will resist but the appeals process will over rule it. It was always inevitable that the land would eventually be taken, I have expected it for about 5 years now.
Birmingham City Council’s strategy to export its 33,000 housing shortfall into neighbouring boundaries does not follow that sustainable development is achieved regionally by requiring every Local Authority to significantly boost housing supply while retaining employment within its own boundaries.
Planning should encourage and not act as a barrier to sustainable growth. The approach taken by Birmingham City Council seems to act as a constraint upon economic growth locally. This is contrary to the Government’s expectations set out in the National Planning Policy, [Para 19] which states that the planning system should do everything it can to support sustainable economic growth. As a consequence, significant weight should be placed on the need to support economic growth locally providing a balance of land uses within their area so that people can be encouraged to minimise journey lengths for employment, shopping, leisure, education and other activities.
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Sutton Coldfield Rural Campaign suggest Birmingham City Council consider more commercial to residential land conversions within its own boundaries so that it can offer a more attractive, balanced mix of residential and employment land to neighbours which will boost their local economy.
They've got permission to build both sides of the A444 at Weddington from the old railway cutting to the existing housing boundary.
I go to Milton Keynes a lot and there they've taken four times the size of the land we're on about in four years just on the east side alone, there's as much north and as much West.But at least their development has been planned and is expected. Lichfield Tamworth, Atherstone, Nuneaton hasn't and isn't. It appears to be companies randomly offering to buy land that isn't down for housing, applying for permission and going to appeal as a matter of course because that is where they know they will get permission. They get permission and then sit on the land for years hoping that the value will rise. They put roads in and a couple of houses just before the 5 year planning date is up and then leave again. I can see Britain becoming like California, whole city road and drainage infrastructure in and no houses on them. Google salton City CA and you'll see what i mean. This field near MK at Cranfield maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=cranfield&hl=en&ll=52.064081,-0.613228&spn=0.003588,0.006899&sll=52.8382,-2.327815&sspn=7.223286,14.128418&t=h&z=17&iwloc=A
on google maps looks a nice pleasant field off Lodge lane but in reality its had a ghost estate on it for over a year. Roads, drainage and two house that can't be lived in because to satisfy occupation clauses they have to build other infrastructure including a path. Which I believe they can no longer build because that land has been taken back by its owner.
I'm sure there are many many other strange stories. non of which help us though .
Great write up in Nuneaton News today. There's an event in Atherstone Market Square tomorrow (Saturday) 12.00
With a huge lack of services in Atherstone, how can the town possibly support this kind of development? We have no police force to protect them, no spaces in our schools to teach them, no available appointments at the doctors to cure them plus has anybody thought about the extra load the sewerage system will have to take, the environmental implications, the increase of traffic on the roads in the local area
timbo - as the area is defined as an area prefered for development is it the scale of the proposal that is the problem or just the fact that a developer is interested. The total of 600 new houses could be reduced. would that be acceptable or is any proposal unnaceptable
ANGRY campaigners against a massive housing development in Atherstone assembled for a rally in Atherstone Market Square on Saturday.
The campaign ‘Protect Atherstone Countryside Spaces’ or PACS has won support from Borough Councillor Derek Pickard, Town Council Candidate Chris Clark and Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate Mike O’Brien.
Bloor Homes and Merevale Estates are proposing to build 660 houses on land near Old Holly Lane, opposite the Aldi headquarters, and backing onto homes in River Close.
Residents insist that this amounts to a “town within a town”.
They rallied in the Market Square to seek support for their protest. The Borough Council are expecting a planning application about the side in the next couple of months but in the meantime a consultation has been undertaken by Bloor Holmes.
About 100 residents attended the demonstration that included an exhibition created by them about the impact of the development on the local community.
Mr O’Brien said: "The decision by the government to relax planning laws has encouraged developers to propose big housing projects across the country.
"I came to support local residents because they are right to oppose the sheer scale of this development in Atherstone.
"The local infrastructure can’t cope with 660 houses. The local community doesn’t want it.
"It’s a bad planning application.
“I will be calling on the borough council to reject it, but local councils have had much of their power on planning taken away by Parliament in the new National Planning Policy Framework. Even if the council reject it, there’s a real prospect it could be granted on appeal now.”
Cllr Derek Pickard, who represents the area, said, “I am totally opposed to this development. It's much too big. I’m concerned that the narrow Holly Lane Bridge could not support up to 1000 extra cars each day. Much of the housing is on land that regularly floods. The development of this size would require massive flood defenses, in my view.”
Isn't the only Battle Ray Jarvis has, they plan to build the new school opposite his place.
Talking of which, where are the services for all of these people going to be? Fire, ambulance, police ? we have no police station. the ambulance station is up for sale and I have no idea where it's moved to. Where is the nursery, school, doctors surgery? How is Holly lane bridge going to cope with all the extra traffic, the A5 gets backed up now as it is. The bridge is dangerous, it has no footpath as such. Where is the employment. Do they still plan to build on the football ground in the future ?
I'd like to know who is going to live in all of these new houses. Yes people want houses, they're living with parents, BUT people can not afford to live on their own. How many flats has Arrogant got to let ?
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