A CAMPAIGN has been stepped up in the fight against proposals to build 500 homes in Leamington.
Developer AC Lloyd wants to build near Campion School with an access road through the grounds of the Sydenham Drive school.
South Leamington Labour councillors Helen Adkins, Colin Quinney and Jojo Norris have raised concerns over access routes and congestion at the proposed East Whitnash Development, and have now launched a petition.
Helen Adkins, county councillor for Leamington Willes, said: “It is clear that AC Lloyd’s proposed plans to build an access road through Campion School are unworkable.
“I am opposing this development because there are not sufficient access routes, so if the project went ahead, congestion and air pollution would increase significantly in the local area.
“Many local residents are deeply concerned by the plans and I urge them to sign our petition calling for a stop to the development.”
Mini Mangat, who lives just off St Fremund Way, is among a number of unhappy residents.
She said “I am deeply concerned by AC Lloyd’s plans for East Whitnash because they would cause a massive increase in
congestion on the roads around St Fremund Way.
“Congestion is already a major issue locally and the roads simply cannot sustain hundreds of additional cars. Many members of my community are concerned about the project and we must be listened to.”
Visit warwickandleamington.laboursites.org/petitions to see the petition.
AC Lloyd has been asked for a comment on campaigners’ concerns.