Housing alarm

First published in Letters

AS a resident bordering the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) 13/4 site at Rothwell Road/Hanley Road in Malvern Wells, I am alarmed, again.

This field, within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, has been included in the SWDP for a 35 house development, despite strong local opposition.

Landseer Homes and Properties and the Abbey College have submitted an outline planning application for not 35 but 45 houses with a decision target date of April 16, which is well before the finalisation of the SWDP at the end of 2013.

If they are turned down at a local level, they will surely appeal.

Have we no protection?

The chairman of the Malvern Hills District Council assured us that after the dramatic U-turn when councillors voted the SWDP back in, that with a local plan in place, we would be protected from developer-led building.

Have we been led up the garden path?

VICTORIA WALTER Malvern Wells

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1:34pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Nathan Barley says...

As long as it's not in your back yard eh Victoria?

Just let the current housing crisis rage on instead of using an ideal site
As long as it's not in your back yard eh Victoria? Just let the current housing crisis rage on instead of using an ideal site Nathan Barley
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