Plans for 30 more homes at Grange Park
LOUGHBOROUGH developers William Davis have submitted plans for 30 more houses on the Grange Park estate.
But the move has been met with opposition comments from estate residents.
The site is on land off Highland Drive and Knox Road and is partially used as a storage compound for building on the estate.
Homes will be surrounded by housing to the south, east and west and the new proposed community centre, which has just been given planning permission, to the north.
The proposal is for a mixture of two, three and four bedroom properties, 30 per cent of which would be affordable.
However residents have already registered protests.
One said: “This development badly lacks community amenities. We were promised a shop, place of worship, health centre, children’s play areas etc. when we bought our house in 2006 - instead, William Davis have built houses on just about every inch of land.
“We have lived on a building site for 12 years now, and are sick of the continual noise and dirt, not to mention the additional traffic generated by ever more houses. This application must not be allowed to go ahead
Another added: “We have been promised playgrounds for 10 years on the Grange Park estate by William Davis without it being enforced.
“Please can this new application be on condition of playgrounds being built with a matter of urgency.
“Currently children are having to walk to another playground on a nearby estate on a busy road and one small playground is being over run by everyone using it from Grange Park too.
“This is a significant amount of money build- ing 30 homes - please can you make sure Grange Park doesn’t get even more families move in without the playgrounds that William Davis have promised for so long!”
A third added: “The access road to the new development would be incredibly dangerous when cars are parked either side of Highland Drive. This road is used as a rat run to Valley Road/ Park Road/ Belvoir Drive, and when the school run, or at optimum traffic times would be dangerous.
The extra traffic that the development would cause would impact on Highland Drive considerably.
“Also the junction would be dangerous with traffic getting onto Highland Drive due to visibility of parked cars on Highland Drive, both sides of road.
“On purchasing this property I was advised that there would be either housing or a community centre and not both. This impacts on green space and the environment in the area.”