Another 5,000 homes needed across south Worcestershire

Worcester News: Build, build, build across south Worcestershire Build, build, build across south Worcestershire

ANOTHER 28,370 homes need to be built across south Worcestershire under a controversial housing blueprint, an inspector has today confirmed.

In the last few minutes a new figure has been released for the South Worcestershire Development Plan - and it's more than 5,000 higher than the old tally of 23,200.

It means councils in Worcester, Malvern and Wychavon need to now decide where all the extra properties will go.

The plan runs to 2030, and has caused bitter divisions over the last three years across the county.

Worcester MP Robin Walker has already called the announcement "disappointing" but bosses behind the plan say they are intent on coming to an agreement "as quickly as possible".

* Your Worcester News will feature a two-page special on this story tomorow.

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12:36pm Thu 3 Apr 14

wr5resident2 says...

Build them at Claines - then we will get the Northern Link Road built!!!!
Build them at Claines - then we will get the Northern Link Road built!!!! wr5resident2
  • Score: 7

1:22pm Thu 3 Apr 14

CJH says...

wr5resident2 wrote:
Build them at Claines - then we will get the Northern Link Road built!!!!
They don't want new homes, they don't want a ring road. They just want to build their ivory towers a bit higher...
[quote][p][bold]wr5resident2[/bold] wrote: Build them at Claines - then we will get the Northern Link Road built!!!![/p][/quote]They don't want new homes, they don't want a ring road. They just want to build their ivory towers a bit higher... CJH
  • Score: 1

1:43pm Thu 3 Apr 14

skychip says...

Need to sort out infrastructure first.
Need to sort out infrastructure first. skychip
  • Score: 4

1:46pm Thu 3 Apr 14

MUFC2501 says...

more student accommodation perhaps????!!!!!
more student accommodation perhaps????!!!!! MUFC2501
  • Score: -2

3:19pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Marant says...

This is because the Black Country wants the employment land and us to have more of their housing allocation, to turn us into a sleeper settlement. It must be resisted! More employment land, not more houses. Where are these people going to work?
This is because the Black Country wants the employment land and us to have more of their housing allocation, to turn us into a sleeper settlement. It must be resisted! More employment land, not more houses. Where are these people going to work? Marant
  • Score: 4

3:22pm Thu 3 Apr 14

broadwas says...

Here we go again. Why isn't the Council insisting on using all the brownfield sites in Worcester city first? Answer: Because the developers find them more expensive to prepare and clean up, so they will go for the low hanging fruit first. That means more green belt invasion..

The pressure is on to build houses anywhere so you and I effectively have no say.

I agree about focussing development on the route of the northern link road - then they will have to build it and the developers will have to fund it.
Here we go again. Why isn't the Council insisting on using all the brownfield sites in Worcester city first? Answer: Because the developers find them more expensive to prepare and clean up, so they will go for the low hanging fruit first. That means more green belt invasion.. The pressure is on to build houses anywhere so you and I effectively have no say. I agree about focussing development on the route of the northern link road - then they will have to build it and the developers will have to fund it. broadwas
  • Score: 6

3:27pm Thu 3 Apr 14

skychip says...

Where are the jobs coming from for all these extra people. Would be good if we could stand up against all these proposals but wouldn't know how to go about it.
Where are the jobs coming from for all these extra people. Would be good if we could stand up against all these proposals but wouldn't know how to go about it. skychip
  • Score: 1

4:16pm Thu 3 Apr 14

High Time says...

CJH wrote:
wr5resident2 wrote:
Build them at Claines - then we will get the Northern Link Road built!!!!
They don't want new homes, they don't want a ring road. They just want to build their ivory towers a bit higher...
I live in St Johns and I don't want the Northern Link Road built . My ivory tower is a three bedroom terraced house.
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wr5resident2[/bold] wrote: Build them at Claines - then we will get the Northern Link Road built!!!![/p][/quote]They don't want new homes, they don't want a ring road. They just want to build their ivory towers a bit higher...[/p][/quote]I live in St Johns and I don't want the Northern Link Road built . My ivory tower is a three bedroom terraced house. High Time
  • Score: 0

9:38pm Thu 3 Apr 14

insidethebox says...

MHDC approved a development of 62 homes yesterday evening. It was recommended for refusal by a Councillor and seconded by another Councillor due to flooding problems and unsafe road connections but 2 unelected planning officers put pressure on the committee with the likelihood of a £60,000 fine for refusal. This development is completely unsustainable as it will be located near Astley village which lacks any services. It will actually be located against Wyre Forest Boundary with poor road connections, poor bus services, no employment and no school places. So much for local democracy.
MHDC approved a development of 62 homes yesterday evening. It was recommended for refusal by a Councillor and seconded by another Councillor due to flooding problems and unsafe road connections but 2 unelected planning officers put pressure on the committee with the likelihood of a £60,000 fine for refusal. This development is completely unsustainable as it will be located near Astley village which lacks any services. It will actually be located against Wyre Forest Boundary with poor road connections, poor bus services, no employment and no school places. So much for local democracy. insidethebox
  • Score: 2

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