Roth­ley vil­lage in dan­ger of be­com­ing a town

Loughborough Echo - - LETTERS - Ge­off Allen Tem­plar Way Roth­ley

I AM writ­ing on be­half of “Save Roth­ley” who are once again bat­tling with Wilson Homes who have re-sub­mit­ted plans to build 175 houses off West­field lane - Roth­ley, 40 per cent of which will go to So­cial Hous­ing

De­spite the record num­ber of ob­jec­tions last year we are hav­ing to put up an­other fight be­cause we have had over 1,000 houses built since 2006 and the vil­lage is un­der such strain with not hav­ing a doc­tors surgery, Alpine House Mountsor­rel be­ing full, park­ing is at a pre­mium, the new school is vir­tu­ally full and with sev­eral hun­dred more houses be­ing built at this time, where are all th­ese chil­dren go­ing to go , not to men­tion the en­tire fam­i­lies hav­ing no surgery.

The ‘one-way’ pro­posed en­trance to this site on West­field Lane would mean felling ma­ture trees which have TPO’s (tree pro­tec­tion or­der) on them so how could this be al­lowed......

Roth­ley has been over de­vel­oped over the last four years and we sim­ply do not have the in­fra­struc­ture to cope.

Traf­fic jambs are a fre­quent prob­lem es­pe­cially at the Red Lion Traf­fic lights and this would be­come even greater....

We were lead to be­lieve by the Core Strat­egy that , “No more es­tates would be al­lowed, only in­fill ap­pli­ca­tions would be con­sid­ered”

We only have un­til Septem­ber 21 to get all ob­jec­tions in to Charn­wood Bor­ough Coun­cil (CBC) and there are sev­eral box’s in var­i­ous shops in the vil­lage with pre-printed let­ters for any one wish­ing to sign (ONE let­ter per per­son)

We have de­liv­ered let­ters to most dwellings with let­ters and put up a num­ber of posters in and around the vil­lage with a hope that we can urge CBC to refuse plan­ning The ap­pli­ca­tion is: P/17/1542/2 Peo­ple can e-mail de­vel­op­ment.con­trol@charn­wood.gov.uk or write to Charn­wood Bor­ough Coun­cil, Coun­cil Of­fices, South­field Road, Lough­bor­ough, LE11 2TN with ob­jec­tions.

We are los­ing so much of our coun­try­side and the vil­lage is be­com­ing a town.

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