Council receives more than 80 objections to new housing estate plans - The Leamington Observer

Council receives more than 80 objections to new housing estate plans

Leamington Editorial 16th Jun, 2017   0

PROPOSALS for a new housing estate in Barford have received a flood of objections.

Taylor Wimpey’s plans for 63 homes in village, off Bremridge Close, has prompted more than 80 letters of objection to Warwick District Council.

Concerns have been raise over increased traffic, noise, the impact on wildlife, together with a lack of services in the village to support so many new homes.

One objector said: “The local school is already having to turn away children who have recently moved to the village due to lack of places.

“We only have a small village shop and no amenities such as a GP surgery or pharmacy to be able to cope with further development.”

Many residents have pointed out the threat to an established bat colony in a barn on the site.

One objection alleged works had already started on trees and hedges around the bat barn, in a ‘callous attempt to discourage nesting birds and remove bat roosts prior to ecology surveys’.

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust has also opposed the plans.

The proposals fall outside the village’s current development plan, which already includes 200 new homes. The new estate would include 38 private homes with the rest made up of affordable rented and shared-ownership homes.

Councillors will consider the application on Tuesday (June 20).


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