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Re: Council clears the way for homes to be built on green belt

Postby rebbonk » Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:15 pm

Smells a little, doesn't it?
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Re: Council clears the way for homes to be built on green belt

Postby dutchman » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:10 pm

Plans submitted for 500 more homes on ex-green belt land in Keresley, Coventry

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PLANS for up to 500 more homes in Keresley in Coventry have been submitted amid concerns from green belt campaigners.

Keresley is earmarked for several housing developments outlined in Coventry City Council’s Local Plan, amounting to more than 3,000 new homes.

An outline planning application for the homes has now been submitted by Lioncourt Strategic Land for Thompsons Farm, Thompsons Road, Keresley End.

The site – about the size of 30 football pitches – was protected green belt land but has now been declassified in the Local Plan, which claims to outline a need for 42,400 homes to be built in and around the city by 2031.

The plans would involve the demolition of Thompsons Cottage and the surrounding buildings.

They also include ‘green infrastructure’ – including landscaping and play spaces – as well as a network of pedestrian and cycle routes.

A proposal for 550 homes in Keresley on nearby Tamworth Road and Fivefield Road has been objected to by the NHS, the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and the Woodland Trust – while Highways England has expressed some concerns.

Campaigner Peter Maddock says concerns about adding to the strain on the health service, traffic problems and environmental damage could be raised about the latest development which he describes as not having ‘adequate infrastructure planning’.

Fellow campaigner Sandra Camwell joined others including opposition Conservative councillors in calling for a review of housing plans in the area.

She said: “The developers are like vultures circling around a carcass.

“The council has got it totally wrong. We should have a review.

“The whole objection for Keresley is that the infrastructure is not in place.

“The roads are not adequate and they’re not equipped to take on more traffic.”

She also said the Victorian sewage pipework cannot support any more houses and fears lives will be lost due to the extra pressure all the developments will place on the NHS.

We have contacted Coventry City Council to comment.

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Re: Council clears the way for homes to be built on green belt

Postby rebbonk » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:34 pm

I thought I read that the local plan was flawed and was going to be reviewed?

But the question that hasn't been answered to my satisfaction is why we need homes at this rate. The local infrastructure isn't being beefed up to cope with it, so we're just adding to our already known problems.

Of course, the elephant in the room is uncontrolled immigration and the overcrowding it is causing.
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