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Eyesore Co-op land in Studley could be bought up

Stratford Editorial 3rd Feb, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

SOLICITORS have been engaged to look into the practical issues of making a compulsory purchase of land owned by the Co-op in Studley.

It has long been the hope of the parish council to turn the land, by the Barley Mow Island on the A435, into a village green.

The initiative was first driven forward by former district councillor Hazel Wright, but she lost her seat last May after Stratford District Council was slashed from 53 members to 36.

Parish councillors have since been demanding action on the issue from her successor, Coun Justin Kerridge.

And at a meeting on Tuesday (February 2) he revealed that after a false start in October, when the solicitors engaged by the district council failed to act, a second attempt was now being made.

He said an answer on the feasability of compulsory purchase should be known by the end of this month.

The Studley councillor also promised he would talk to Chris Saint, the leader of the district council with a view to getting the issue considered by the authority’s Cabinet.

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