Plans for 62 homes at Astley Cross site take step forward with approval

Plans for 62 homes at Astley Cross site take step forward with approval

Plans for 62 homes at Astley Cross site take step forward with approval

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PLANS to build 62 homes at Astley Cross have take a step forward after winning outline planning permission.

The Bovis Homes application to build between Pearl Lane, Areley Common and Malvern Edge Court was approved by seven votes to four at a meeting of Malvern Hills District Council's northern area development management committee at a meeting last night - with two councillors abstaining and one absent.

It will cause anger among Astley Cross and Areley Kings residents, however, who campaigned against the plans citing infrastructure, traffic and flooding concerns and despite being a development decided by Malvern Hills, the effects on infrastructure, such as schools and doctors, will be felt in Wyre Forest.

Labour Wyre Forest district councillor Jamie Shaw said he feared the approval could be even more significant as it could set a precedence and encourage developers to try it on with other green fields in the area.

Gaining outline planning permission means the issue of whether or not the land can be developed for housing has now been won by Bovis Homes but the diggers won't be moved in straight away and the firm still needs to iron out the details, such as access and drainage.

Mr Shaw said it was this area that campaigners could still halt the development.

"The only thing that would prevent the site being developed now would be if those details like drainage could not be resolved satisfactory," he said. "The big issue is drainage and that will need a lot of work to make it satisfactory."

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5:45pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Wagtail59 says...

Taken with the proposed Tesco development at the Squirrel site, it would seem that Areley Kings is set to become the new capital of Wyre Forest against the wishes of a significant proportion of the local populace.
Taken with the proposed Tesco development at the Squirrel site, it would seem that Areley Kings is set to become the new capital of Wyre Forest against the wishes of a significant proportion of the local populace. Wagtail59
  • Score: 13

8:41pm Thu 3 Apr 14

CynicalSid says...

I wonder how many of these homes are set aside for social housing? Imagine that eh!

Best McDonalds get in there quick before KFC.
I wonder how many of these homes are set aside for social housing? Imagine that eh! Best McDonalds get in there quick before KFC. CynicalSid
  • Score: -4

9:10pm Thu 3 Apr 14

SOS lad says...

Don't think its going to stop there, someone is sitting on the land at the Snipes, it won't be 60 houses it will be 600 houses, Stourport won't cope with the extra traffic going through it.
60 houses is going to mean 100 extra cars travelling through Areley Kings, no wonder Tesco is interested in the pub on Areley Kings. This is an easy win for Malvern Hills Council and how much is this development going to benefit stourport, they will get the extra rates and achieve there housing quotas but it will be Stourport that will pay.
Don't think its going to stop there, someone is sitting on the land at the Snipes, it won't be 60 houses it will be 600 houses, Stourport won't cope with the extra traffic going through it. 60 houses is going to mean 100 extra cars travelling through Areley Kings, no wonder Tesco is interested in the pub on Areley Kings. This is an easy win for Malvern Hills Council and how much is this development going to benefit stourport, they will get the extra rates and achieve there housing quotas but it will be Stourport that will pay. SOS lad
  • Score: 25

1:09pm Sun 6 Apr 14

John Herbert Smith says...

Every year, the equivalent of a town the size of Portsmouth migrates to the UK.

So the homes have got to go somewhere!

If you don't like it, vote UKIP.
If you don't want to vote UKIP, you can't complain about new houses!
Every year, the equivalent of a town the size of Portsmouth migrates to the UK. So the homes have got to go somewhere! If you don't like it, vote UKIP. If you don't want to vote UKIP, you can't complain about new houses! John Herbert Smith
  • Score: -3

6:25pm Sun 6 Apr 14

Jerome K says...

So it's being populated by immigrants then? And the cheerleaders for UKIP have the audacity to complain when people point out the racism or xenophobia in their statements.
So it's being populated by immigrants then? And the cheerleaders for UKIP have the audacity to complain when people point out the racism or xenophobia in their statements. Jerome K
  • Score: 6

1:54pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Shibdrift says...

Ooooooooh, they can't build next to MY house, what will the house values do? Plus, they might be peasants who only shop at ALDI living near my back door.
TOUGH MATE!!!
Ooooooooh, they can't build next to MY house, what will the house values do? Plus, they might be peasants who only shop at ALDI living near my back door. TOUGH MATE!!! Shibdrift
  • Score: 2

10:00pm Mon 7 Apr 14

John Herbert Smith says...

Who mentioned race? It's about space.

You cannot increase your population by hundreds of thousands each year without building more homes! Simple fact.
Who mentioned race? It's about space. You cannot increase your population by hundreds of thousands each year without building more homes! Simple fact. John Herbert Smith
  • Score: -1

10:41pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Jerome K says...

You said the development in Astley was due to immigration, show me the evidence Brainiac. I think it's another 'why don't the poor shop at Waitrose' moment isn't it John?
You said the development in Astley was due to immigration, show me the evidence Brainiac. I think it's another 'why don't the poor shop at Waitrose' moment isn't it John? Jerome K
  • Score: 4

1:37pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Fran says...

Every year 1000s of UK citizens move to live/work and retire to other EU countries.
UKIP know little about Planning Policy and understand even less!
The threat in the Areley Kings area is because of poor planning policy development by Malvern Hills DC it is nothing todo with immigration!
Every year 1000s of UK citizens move to live/work and retire to other EU countries. UKIP know little about Planning Policy and understand even less! The threat in the Areley Kings area is because of poor planning policy development by Malvern Hills DC it is nothing todo with immigration! Fran
  • Score: 0

1:27pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Kidder-mister says...

John Herbert Smith wrote:
Every year, the equivalent of a town the size of Portsmouth migrates to the UK.

So the homes have got to go somewhere!

If you don't like it, vote UKIP.
If you don't want to vote UKIP, you can't complain about new houses!
What a ridiculous comment!

So, after we've voted UKIP in, what next? Do we then sit and wait for the country's economy to come crashing down around us?
[quote][p][bold]John Herbert Smith[/bold] wrote: Every year, the equivalent of a town the size of Portsmouth migrates to the UK. So the homes have got to go somewhere! If you don't like it, vote UKIP. If you don't want to vote UKIP, you can't complain about new houses![/p][/quote]What a ridiculous comment! So, after we've voted UKIP in, what next? Do we then sit and wait for the country's economy to come crashing down around us? Kidder-mister
  • Score: 0

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