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Concern over farmland homes
3:29pm Wednesday 11th September 2013 in News
CONCERNS have been raised over an outline planning application to build 24 new homes at a Bredon farm.
The development by G Gray Farms Ltd would be a mix of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes.
The site south of Oak Lane had been allocated for development in the South Worcestershire Development Plan and Bredon Parish Council has also supported the idea of housing at the site.
However, Wychavon District Council has received a number of letters of objection to the application from concerned neighbours, many worried that Oak Lane is not wide enough to cope with increased traffic and that the village’s school does not have the capacity to take on more pupils.
In a letter to the council’s planning department, resident Matthew Grove said: “From September, I will be walking my two-year-old child to and from the playgroup next to the village church three days a week.
‘We already have to walk along a short stretch of main road.
The increased volume of traffic and heavy, large vehicles that will be using Oak Lane for the construction period mean this walk will be significantly more dangerous. There are sections of Oak Lane with no footpath and where they do exist are inadequate for use with a pushchair or pushbike.
“There are already a number of families with young children walking the same route at the same time, adding more traffic and potentially more children from the families in a new development walking the same route will increase the risk of accidents”.
His neighbour Penny Higdon of The Dell also wrote objecting to the plans.
“If we just keep adding on 24 houses here and then 24 there, all around the edges of the village then a village identity is lost and amenities over-stretched,”
For more information visit wychavon.gov.uk
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