650 MORE HOMES MAY BE BUILT OFF THE LONG SHOOT

Coventry Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE - By KA­T­RINA CHILVER Nuneaton Re­porter news@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

AN­OTHER de­vel­op­ment could see more than 600 homes built off a main road in Nuneaton.

A num­ber of new hous­ing es­tates have sprung up off The Long Shoot in Nuneaton in re­cent years and an­other de­vel­op­ment could be on its way.

Glad­man Homes has re­vealed it is in the early stages of pre­par­ing a plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion for up to 650 new houses to be built on the prime lo­ca­tion.

They are cur­rently propos­ing build­ing new homes of var­i­ous sizes, types and tenures, and up to 25 per cent of the prop­er­ties are ex­pected to be af­ford­able hous­ing.

The plans also in­clude a new area of greenspace made up of wood­land, hedgerows, play ar­eas or foot­paths.

With hun­dreds of homes be­ing built off an al­ready busy road, many res­i­dents have raised con­cerns about how traf­fic could be af­fected.

Glad­mans is at­tempt­ing to ad­dress that prob­lem by cre­at­ing two sig­nalled junc­tions off The Long Shoot with pedes­trian ac­cess.

They are also vow­ing to pro­vide a “sus­tain­able drainage so­lu­tion” to man­age sur­face wa­ter run off in the area.

If ap­proved, this would be one of many de­vel­op­ments built off The Long Shoot. Bar­ratt Homes and David­sons Homes have both re­cently launched hun­dreds of new homes in the same area.

An in­for­ma­tion leaflet has been pub­lished for res­i­dents ahead of the sub­mis­sion of the ap­pli­ca­tion and the de­vel­oper has opened a con­sul­ta­tion seek­ing peo­ple’s views.

It said: “We ap­pre­ci­ate that peo­ple who live within the im­me­di­ate vicin­ity of our hous- ing pro­pos­als may be con­cerned about mat­ters such as in­creased lev­els of road traf­fic, loss of views and many other top­ics.”

The leaflet says that res­i­dents’ views mat­ter to them and they have tried to ad­dress the con­cerns within the doc­u­ment.

The de­vel­oper is also look­ing for sug­ges­tions on how it can sup­port pub­lic fa­cil­i­ties and make im­prove­ments to the com­mu­nity.

They have said that fi­nan­cial con­tri­bu­tions will be made where there is a need to in­crease ca­pac­ity in lo­cal ser­vices, such as schools and GP surg­eries.

When con­tacted by the Tele­graph Glad­man Homes said it would not com­ment on the pro­posal.

It is not yet known when the ap­pli­ca­tion will be submitted to the coun­cil but com­ments can be sent by email to com­ments@ your-views.co.uk with the sub­ject line Nuneaton.

You can also send your re­sponse by post to Your Views; Nuneaton, Glad­man House, Alexan­dria Way, Con­gle­ton, Cheshire, CW12 1LB.

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