Campaign against Lower Howsell housing takes to the street

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OPPONENTS of a proposed housing development off Lower Howsell Road took their campaign to Malvern Link's shopping centre on Saturday.

Members of Malvern Link Forum set up their stall outside Top Banana hair salon in Worcester Road and collected 147 signatures for their petition, taking it over the target figure of 750.

They are objecting to proposals to put 110 new houses of the former allotment site off Lower Howsell Road.

Ron Harris, who started the campaign, said concerns were growing about the impact of developments around the town and called for campaigners to get together.

He said: "We are thinking of joining forces with all the other groups in Malvern that are also fighting planning applications and would ask if they would contact me to discuss this strategy.

"I feel our council have let us down by not doing their job to ensure that they could provide a five-year housing supply to government. Our intentions are to arrange a demonstration outside the council house so that we are heard once and for all.

"I would like a independent public enquiry as to why the five-year housing plan was not completed on time."

He said he wanted to thank the volunteers who manned the stall and the staff at Top Banana for their support.

Mr Harris can be contacted on 07786 990094 or ronald757@btinternet.com.

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9:07am Sat 23 Aug 14

Hwicce says...

I know the hills are steep in Malvern but I think the pictures are a bit overdone.
I know the hills are steep in Malvern but I think the pictures are a bit overdone. Hwicce
  • Score: 10

10:50am Sat 23 Aug 14

CJH says...

Hwicce wrote:
I know the hills are steep in Malvern but I think the pictures are a bit overdone.
It's not even vaguely professional is it?
[quote][p][bold]Hwicce[/bold] wrote: I know the hills are steep in Malvern but I think the pictures are a bit overdone.[/p][/quote]It's not even vaguely professional is it? CJH
  • Score: 6

8:15pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Bufton Tufton says...

Typical nimbys !! The lop sided photos are indicative of their lop-sided views. People need more homes but not in OUR back yard; build them in somone else's back yard. All Malvern is the same. No homes Haslain Field, no homes Malvern Wells, no homes Upper Howsell Triangle ! No extension to dentists surgery in Malvern Link etc, etc, etc.
Typical nimbys !! The lop sided photos are indicative of their lop-sided views. People need more homes but not in OUR back yard; build them in somone else's back yard. All Malvern is the same. No homes Haslain Field, no homes Malvern Wells, no homes Upper Howsell Triangle ! No extension to dentists surgery in Malvern Link etc, etc, etc. Bufton Tufton
  • Score: -4

12:51am Mon 25 Aug 14

Rewired72 says...

In reply to Bufton Tufton....
Clearly you don't get the point. When you consider where are the children going to go as there are not enough reception places in the local schools for one. The stain on local services. Changes the water table causing flooding. Traffic issues. Not forgetting, as I've seen in many of the building projects in the area, there never seems enough space for all the cars to park.
In reply to Bufton Tufton.... Clearly you don't get the point. When you consider where are the children going to go as there are not enough reception places in the local schools for one. The stain on local services. Changes the water table causing flooding. Traffic issues. Not forgetting, as I've seen in many of the building projects in the area, there never seems enough space for all the cars to park. Rewired72
  • Score: 2

1:02am Mon 25 Aug 14

Rewired72 says...

Sorry should read strain and not stain.
Sorry should read strain and not stain. Rewired72
  • Score: 0

4:50pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Bufton Tufton says...

Rewired72 wrote:
In reply to Bufton Tufton....
Clearly you don't get the point. When you consider where are the children going to go as there are not enough reception places in the local schools for one. The stain on local services. Changes the water table causing flooding. Traffic issues. Not forgetting, as I've seen in many of the building projects in the area, there never seems enough space for all the cars to park.
Rubbish! These homes will not appear overnight and the necessary infrastructure will be developed as and when necessary.
[quote][p][bold]Rewired72[/bold] wrote: In reply to Bufton Tufton.... Clearly you don't get the point. When you consider where are the children going to go as there are not enough reception places in the local schools for one. The stain on local services. Changes the water table causing flooding. Traffic issues. Not forgetting, as I've seen in many of the building projects in the area, there never seems enough space for all the cars to park.[/p][/quote]Rubbish! These homes will not appear overnight and the necessary infrastructure will be developed as and when necessary. Bufton Tufton
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4:53pm Mon 25 Aug 14

CJH says...

Rewired72 wrote:
Sorry should read strain and not stain.
I think you may have been right the first time.
[quote][p][bold]Rewired72[/bold] wrote: Sorry should read strain and not stain.[/p][/quote]I think you may have been right the first time. CJH
  • Score: 1
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