18th Feb, 2019

Plans for 150 homes in Hatton look set to get go-ahead

Laura Kearns 21st Apr, 2018

PLANS for 150 homes in Hatton look set to be given the green light.

Developers Taylor Wimpey applied to Warwick District Council to build just off the Birmingham Road on agricultural land currently used for crops. Of the homes, 60 would be classed as affordable housing.

Some 70 letters of objection were submitted to the council, with concerned residents arguing the proposals amounted to over-development, would put added pressure on infrastructure, and the homes would be out-of-character with the area.

Many were also worried about the lack of roads and footpaths between the planned development and the existing Hatton Park estate.

Warwick and Leamington MP Matt Western also opposed the development.

He said: “Hatton Park residents have raised concerns to me about the lack of public transport links. They have also expressed concern about access points to the proposed development, and the accompanying safety implications of the turnings onto Birmingham Road.

“As presently configured, I believe this development proposal falls short of being sustainable, and is not safe, and on those grounds I am opposing.”

But despite the concerns, Warwick District Council’s planning committee has been recommended to give the go ahead when it meets on Tuesday (April 24).

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