September 7th, 2016

More homes set for the edge of Stratford town centre

More homes set for the edge of Stratford town centre More homes set for the edge of Stratford town centre
Updated: 10:03 am, Jun 09, 2015

A FURTHER 450 to 500 homes could be built on the edge of Stratford town centre.

Miller Homes and Taylor Wimpey are proposing to build on land between Bishopton Lane, the Ridgeway, Stratford Canal and the A46 Stratford bypass.

If given the go-ahead, the scheme would be the second largest in the town after the already approved 800-home development on land west of Shottery.

Developers say the plans will include affordable housing, a site for a possible new primary school, public open spaces and infrastructure improvements.

A public consultation event is set to take place on Monday, June 15 between 3pm and 8pm at Bishopton Community Centre on Drayton Avenue.

Representatives from the developers will be on hand to talk through the proposals and answer any questions residents may have.

But Coun Peter Moorse, who represents the town’s Hathaway ward and is leader of the opposition on Stratford District Council, is worried the plans are an attempt to move the boundaries of the town even further back.

He said: “We have seen the third proposal to build on the outskirts of the town and now, with no Core Strategy in place, we could see the area, which was supposed to be a expanse of open land turned into housing.”

Coun Moorse said the land was intended to act as a barrier between the town and the bypass.

He added: “This proposal is sure to affect a lot of people and the land is clearly being disturbed by developers. I’ll make sure to attend the consultation to see what the plans have in store for us.”

Coun Robert Vaudry, who won the Bishopton seat on the district council at the recent round of elections and in whose ward the development would be situated, confirmed he would also be attending the public consultation.

He told The Observer: “As ward member I get to walk around Bishopton and ask the residents for their thoughts and I’m sure they will have a lot to say about it.

“A survey of the area will help us have a full understanding and the consultation will also help us look at the pros and cons of this proposal.

“Once we have heard from the developers, I will be sure to give residents get the chance to make their thoughts known about the scheme.”

Further details will be available on the project at www.bishoptonlane.co.uk following the public consultation.

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