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Villagers split over plans for 20 homes
2:00pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in News
A VILLAGE is to get 20 new houses after plans for a new development were approved by councillors after some opposition.
The application, by Dean and Chapter, of Christ Church College, on land adjacent to Hyde Close, off Station Road, South Littleton, was approved at the meeting of Wychavon District Council on Thursday, October 10.
However, there was some opposition to the plans voiced by villager Linda Smallwood who raised concerns about increased level of traffic, flooding and the loss of agricultural land.
And ward member, Councillor Richard Lasota said he wanted to see the Section 106 money from the project going towards projects in and around the village rather than going to Evesham- based schemes.
He also said he had hoped a family in the village with 11 children would have been catered for within the build.
Coun Lasota said: “I did bring it forward last year about a certain family who have a need. They haven’t been allocated a house and I specifically mentioned that this would be an opportunity.”
However, Coun David Brotheridge said he could see no problem with the development.
“It has got good connectivity to the village,” he said.
“For me I see it as a natural extension to the rest of the buildings around the area.”
Thirteen councillors supported the planning application with one councillor abstaining.
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