Housing bid gets go-ahead

First published in News

A HUGE new housing estate on the fringes of Droitwich has once again been backed by councillors after it was brought back to committee after the threat of a High Court legal challenge.

Wychavon District Council backed the proposal by 11 votes to three, to put 740 homes and employment land on the greenfield site off the A38 Roman Way, next to Copcut Lane.

It last gave approval in May, but a legal challenge against the evidence was floated by the Save Copcut Group, forcing the matter back to council with updated reports.

Speaking against the bid, ward councillor Tony Miller said it was “a cancer on the edge of Droitwich”.

He also expressed concern over the quality of treated sewage, coming from the new estate, which would be pumped back into the river Salwarpe.

“The water treatment plant is obviously working to capacity already, and I see no evidence that it could be brought up to a standard, putting pure water back into the river,” he said.

Severn Trent Water, which operates the plant, has no objections to the new estate.

John Coleman, for developer William Davies, said work could begin on site as soon as a subsequent follow-on permission was granted for landscaping of the site.

He said: “As soon as we have that we will look to start essential infrastructure work.”

He suggested the process would take six months, including the signing of legal agreements and the further reserved matters application.

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7:26pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Hwicce says...

Wheel out the nimbys.....
Wheel out the nimbys..... Hwicce
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8:16pm Mon 19 Nov 12

More Tea Vicar says...

No. Wheel out the ways in which the development won't mean yet more countryside being lost to profit-hungry developers and their council cronies.

And forget the tired old line about it all being designed to meet local housing needs. It isn't. It's all about providing Lebensraum for immigrants and incomers, if it's anything like most developments.
No. Wheel out the ways in which the development won't mean yet more countryside being lost to profit-hungry developers and their council cronies. And forget the tired old line about it all being designed to meet local housing needs. It isn't. It's all about providing Lebensraum for immigrants and incomers, if it's anything like most developments. More Tea Vicar
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8:20pm Mon 19 Nov 12

b1ackb1rd says...

One day someone will realise we need the green belt to feed the millions these incompetent civil servants are letting into the country ...
One day someone will realise we need the green belt to feed the millions these incompetent civil servants are letting into the country ... b1ackb1rd
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8:28pm Mon 19 Nov 12

More Tea Vicar says...

b1ackb1rd wrote:
One day someone will realise we need the green belt to feed the millions these incompetent civil servants are letting into the country ...
Good point.

Though actually, I don't blame the civil servants. In my experience, UKBA staff are pretty thorough and very polite. The problem is their 'masters'.

The government and big business just love immigration, regardless of its consequences for the environment.

I would advocate a rigorously enforced 5 year immigration ban, and a concerted effort to root out and expel all illegal immigrants, as well as a re-writing of our agreements with the EU, so people can't just come here from Europe and settle.

Only then should we even consider building on our countryside.

And the likes of Hwicce should remember, we need the countryside more than ever, to feed us, provide a natural amenity, help with flood prevention etc.

That's not nimbyism, it's common sense.
[quote][p][bold]b1ackb1rd[/bold] wrote: One day someone will realise we need the green belt to feed the millions these incompetent civil servants are letting into the country ...[/p][/quote]Good point. Though actually, I don't blame the civil servants. In my experience, UKBA staff are pretty thorough and very polite. The problem is their 'masters'. The government and big business just love immigration, regardless of its consequences for the environment. I would advocate a rigorously enforced 5 year immigration ban, and a concerted effort to root out and expel all illegal immigrants, as well as a re-writing of our agreements with the EU, so people can't just come here from Europe and settle. Only then should we even consider building on our countryside. And the likes of Hwicce should remember, we need the countryside more than ever, to feed us, provide a natural amenity, help with flood prevention etc. That's not nimbyism, it's common sense. More Tea Vicar
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9:12pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Hwicce says...

QED
QED Hwicce
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9:19pm Mon 19 Nov 12

More Tea Vicar says...

Hwicce wrote:
QED
que?
[quote][p][bold]Hwicce[/bold] wrote: QED[/p][/quote]que? More Tea Vicar
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9:57pm Mon 19 Nov 12

New Kid on the Block says...

Non Demonstrandum
Non Demonstrandum New Kid on the Block
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