Councillors' rallying call for residents to have their say on controversial plan for 78 homes in Stoke Prior - The Bromsgrove Standard

Councillors' rallying call for residents to have their say on controversial plan for 78 homes in Stoke Prior

Bromsgrove Editorial 13th Oct, 2023 Updated: 13th Oct, 2023   0

A CROSS-PARTY and cross-county rallying call has been issued to residents in Stoke Prior to have their say on a controversial housing development for 78 homes in the village.

Coun Dr David Nicholl (Lib Dem – Bromsgrove District Council) and Coun Kyle Daisley (Conservative – Worcestershire County Council) made the plea in a video message to those living in the area.

The deadline for comments on the application which has been put forward by Your Land Partner Ltd is by the end of today (Friday, October 13).

In the short film (below) the pair argue the development proposed for Stoke Pound Lane would exacerbate the congested roads issue and ‘absolutely trash the character of the village’.

Coun Dr Nicholl said he was all for housing being built but it needed to be in the right place and with the right infrastructure. This plan, he added, had neither and would also put added pressure on local schools and GP practices.




Coun Daisley said: “The highways grounds for this development are huge – it’s very clear we already have problems on this road with HGVs constantly getting stuck.

“We’re just going to add to this.


“The biggest thing for me is a safe walking route for schools which simply is not there.”

He also echoed Coun Dr Nicholl’s calls over GP surgeries. He said the Stoke Prior GP surgery was full and the next one was more than a mile away.

“This is the wrong location for this development.”

The application has already been thrown out once by Bromsgrove District Council and has gone to appeal.

Click here to see the application and have your say by the end of today.

 

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