New views of controversial Hagley homes with workshop invitation attached

Kidderminster Shuttle: A new artist's impression of the planned CALA Homes development in Hagley A new artist's impression of the planned CALA Homes development in Hagley

DEVELOPERS have released new images of a planned housing estate which prompted mass protests in Hagley.

CALA Homes has been given outline permission to build the new homes on a greenfield site on Kidderminster Road despite fierce opposition from residents and the parish council.

People are now being invited to have their say on the 175-home project at a series of workshops which will gather information for CALA Homes as they prepare a detailed planning application for submition in the spring.

Darren Humphreys, regional managing director for CALA Homes, said: “The workshops are part of our on-going programme of community consultation and provide the opportunity for local people to help shape the kind of scheme they would like to see in Hagley.

"We appreciate that this is a significant development for the village and are committed to keeping local people updated and involved throughout the process. We want to work together to create a development that we can all be proud of.”

Places on the workshops are limited, anyone interested in taking part should register at www.cala.co.uk/hagley by 5pm on Friday February 15.

The workshops will take place on Saturday February 23 and Monday February 25.

CALA Homes has set up a dedicated email address for further information on the site – hagley.info@cala.co.uk

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10:20pm Wed 30 Jan 13

No to CALA says...

On-going program of community consultation?

On-going program of community side-lining. Mr Humphreys - you insult us.
On-going program of community consultation? On-going program of community side-lining. Mr Humphreys - you insult us. No to CALA
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7:02am Thu 31 Jan 13

Respectable says...

WHY is this being called CONTROVERSIAL ?
It's just UNPOPULAR with existing residents NOT CONTROVERSIAL....
Can someone please explain, without emotion, why this is deemed CONTROVERSIAL ?
WHY is this being called CONTROVERSIAL ? It's just UNPOPULAR with existing residents NOT CONTROVERSIAL.... Can someone please explain, without emotion, why this is deemed CONTROVERSIAL ? Respectable
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1:23pm Thu 31 Jan 13

DAVID1875 says...

The definition of controversial is "likely to provoke argument". That is why it is repeatedly referred to as controversial.
The definition of controversial is "likely to provoke argument". That is why it is repeatedly referred to as controversial. DAVID1875
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5:59pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Respectable says...

I notice you haven't quoted the definition of Unpopular.
A very one dimensional response me thinks.

I also believe the word Controversial is only being used to add hype to this fantastic development. A development that will give hundreds of people the opportunity to live in a Semi Rural community and breathe new blood into the area.
I notice you haven't quoted the definition of Unpopular. A very one dimensional response me thinks. I also believe the word Controversial is only being used to add hype to this fantastic development. A development that will give hundreds of people the opportunity to live in a Semi Rural community and breathe new blood into the area. Respectable
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6:24pm Thu 31 Jan 13

No to CALA says...

Respectable,
Notice you didn't ask for one?

But I suppose your response is 2 dimensional - controversial and unpopular.
(With the exisitng residents of course.)
Respectable, Notice you didn't ask for one? But I suppose your response is 2 dimensional - controversial and unpopular. (With the exisitng residents of course.) No to CALA
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6:45pm Thu 31 Jan 13

DAVID1875 says...

As No to Cala rightly points out, I just answered the question Respectable asked. Regarding the actual point of this news story, Cala are actually contravening the whole idea of public consultation, by claiming there are limited spaces, by insisting that anyone wishing to attend pre-registers on-line, thus excluding anyone without internet access, and by insisting that all personal details of anyone applying to attend will be forwarded to companies associated with Cala.
As No to Cala rightly points out, I just answered the question Respectable asked. Regarding the actual point of this news story, Cala are actually contravening the whole idea of public consultation, by claiming there are limited spaces, by insisting that anyone wishing to attend pre-registers on-line, thus excluding anyone without internet access, and by insisting that all personal details of anyone applying to attend will be forwarded to companies associated with Cala. DAVID1875
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6:46pm Thu 31 Jan 13

No to CALA says...

Before you formulate your reply - this one you'll have to take up with the SN.

I personally don't care what you call it, Controversial or Unpopular.

But I do know you're adding to it by continuing to comment. :)
Before you formulate your reply - this one you'll have to take up with the SN. I personally don't care what you call it, Controversial or Unpopular. But I do know you're adding to it by continuing to comment. :) No to CALA
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7:09pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Respectable says...

I'll treat your NIMBY ramblings in the same way the planning process did. I for one look forward to the first show home opening and fully intend returning to Hagley as a resident of this fantastic development.
I'll treat your NIMBY ramblings in the same way the planning process did. I for one look forward to the first show home opening and fully intend returning to Hagley as a resident of this fantastic development. Respectable
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8:06pm Thu 31 Jan 13

No to CALA says...

When you do you'll be made very welcome as will all the other people who will live there.
When you do you'll be made very welcome as will all the other people who will live there. No to CALA
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1:16pm Fri 1 Feb 13

frandroid says...

If we can't turn back the clock and undo this, then I'd like to see some proper benefits for the village in terms of school infrastructure, a robust plan for congestion reduction, leisure facilities, parking/turning bays. If all the developers who put in planning applications in the next 5 years had to adhere to a communal residents pot instead of a bus stop here, a cycle rack there then surely this would be possible? I say this now as I may well not get picked for the Cala draw - still unsure whether to enter as I don't want my address and phone number passed onto third parties etc
If we can't turn back the clock and undo this, then I'd like to see some proper benefits for the village in terms of school infrastructure, a robust plan for congestion reduction, leisure facilities, parking/turning bays. If all the developers who put in planning applications in the next 5 years had to adhere to a communal residents pot instead of a bus stop here, a cycle rack there then surely this would be possible? I say this now as I may well not get picked for the Cala draw - still unsure whether to enter as I don't want my address and phone number passed onto third parties etc frandroid
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10:20pm Fri 1 Feb 13

ozpat says...

The artist impression looks delightful and I think makes a complimentary addition to the existing area \ conurbation. Just a shame the NIMBY element is still there despite the benefits that it will bring. Well said Respectable !!! I think no matter what is done for the NIMBY populous they will pedantically complain, you would have thought they would have learnt by now that this approach has got them absolutely nowhere! that said the new build looks really nice and a wonderful opportunity for people such as yourself Respectable to be able to return to Hagley again.
The artist impression looks delightful and I think makes a complimentary addition to the existing area \ conurbation. Just a shame the NIMBY element is still there despite the benefits that it will bring. Well said Respectable !!! I think no matter what is done for the NIMBY populous they will pedantically complain, you would have thought they would have learnt by now that this approach has got them absolutely nowhere! that said the new build looks really nice and a wonderful opportunity for people such as yourself Respectable to be able to return to Hagley again. ozpat
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