14th Dec, 2018

Deadline looms today for comments on North Worcestershire Golf Club housing plans appeal

TODAY is the last chance for residents to have their say on the plans for 950 homes on the site of the former North Worcestershire Golf Course before it goes to appeal.

Bloor Homes is taking its fight to the Government in a bid to get the the go ahead for the properties, a new primary school, a multi-use community centre and 27 acres of public open space.

Residents and Longbridge Councillor Andy Cartwright fought the application for the site, which is not in the adopted Birmingham Local Plan and means it is not earmarked for development, and it was thrown out in August last year.

In September the building on the site burnt down following a suspected arson attack and, following the Fire Authority deeming it unsafe, permission was granted to bulldoze it.

Campaigners argued the area, with Longbridge Town Centre and the redevelopment plan, was already heavily congested and the roads would not be able to cope with the added traffic.

A Bloor Homes spokesperson said the company was very disappointed by Birmingham City Council’s decision, especially as more than 330 of the properties would have been ‘affordable’ to meet local needs. And it launched an appeal against the decision.

To view the planning application visit https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/20160/planning_applications/22/planning_online and use the application number 2017/02724/PA

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