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Banbury Road homes plans facing fierce opposition

Stratford Editorial 10th Oct, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

PLANS to increase the number of new homes at a development in Stratford have met with fierce objection.

Persimmon Homes wants to up the number of homes planned at Milestone Meadow off the Banbury Road from 41 to 53.

Stratford District Council Planning Committee (West) has been recommended to grant permission when the application is considered on Wednesday.

But councillors and residents are far from happy.

Coun Kate Rolfe said: “I have grave concerns that these extra 13 houses will have a detrimental effect of

the amount of traffic travelling along a single access road. There will be nearly 200 houses with only one access off a residential street.’

And fellow district councillor Lynda Organ was equally concerned.

She said: “I regret this addition of further homes onto Milestone Meadow which will exacerbate the usage of the difficult junction from Milestone Road onto Banbury Road.

This junction is not adequate for the number of vehicles that will be required to use it as the only means of access to the development.”

She added if granted it was vital improvements were made to the junction.

Stratford Town Council has also highlighted concerns about traffic.

Some 20 letters of objection have also been sent by neighbouring residents – many also noting traffic concerns.

* PLANS for a new bar and restaurant in Stratford town centre are set to be discussed on Thursday.

Stratford District Council Licensing Committee will consider an application made to open Los Diablos Burritos in Greenhill Street until 2am seven days a week. The application also includes hosting live music.

Police have objected over the possibility of crime and disorder.

* PLANS to build a new science block at Kineton High School is set to be approved.

It would replace seven mobile classrooms next to the school’s sports hall and would be used predominantly by sixth form students taking science A-Levels.

A multi-use sixth form centre would also be housed in the new block.

The ground floor of the new teaching block would include three laboratories, a multi-use space, prep room, break-out space, toilets and store room.

The first floor would feature a further four laboratories, prep-room, staff work room, toilets and a store.

Warwickshire County Council’s regulatory committee will discuss the plans at a meeting tomorrow (Tuesday). The plans have been recommended for approval.

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