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Villagers opposed to Barnt Green housing estate step up campaign
1:00pm Monday 7th October 2013 in News
A GROUP opposed to a housing estate being built in Barnt Green has stepped up its campaign after the scheme reached the next planning stage.
In July 2012, Banner Homes was granted planning permission to build 88 new homes on a site off Fiery Hill Road.
The developer has now submitted a more detailed, reserved matters application.
Ahead of the application being considered by Bromsgrove planners, the Barnt Green Residents Association (BGRA) is encouraging residents to share their issues about the proposal.
The group has raised a number of concerns about the high density of the housing estate, its closeness to a conservation area, the impact on traffic and parking in the area, and the pressure any expansion would put on local services.
Interested residents are being asked to share their concerns on the group’s Facebook or Twitter pages, both entitled barntgreenra, which will be collated and passed on to Bromsgrove District Council and Banner Homes.
Ita Curtis, BGRA chairman, said: "It is clear the people of the village do not want this development.
“As this scheme is likely to be given the go-ahead, in one form or another, we think it is vital to understand residents detailed views on all aspects of the development.
“This is not a NIMBY argument, there are many significant planning considerations which we feel are being ignored to meet (housing) targets.”
A Banner Homes spokesman said: “We have now submitted a reserved matters application, which follows up the outline application.
“We have had a number of pre-appilication discussions with the planning officers at Bromsgrove and with the Parish Council, and expect the scheme to be recommended for approval by the officers of Bromsgrove District Council.”
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