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Tiddington Fields plans for 60 homes put on hold

Stratford Editorial 20th Sep, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

CONTROVERSIAL plans to develop Tiddington Fields have been put on hold.

The site – which has been owned by Clifford Chambers Charities and enjoyed by villagers for nearly 300 years – was the target of developers looking to build 60 homes.

The application was due to be discussed at a meeting on Wednesday (September 16) but the item was withdrawn following a new objection from the Highways Authority.

And plans to build 40 homes in Bidford were refused – for the second time.

An application by Bloor Homes to build on land at Jacksons Meadow was turned down by Stratford District Council earlier this year.

But developers opted to appeal the decision and submitted a second application for the same number of homes in the same area – a process known as ‘twin tracking’ – while the appeal was being processed.

The parish council and residents had previously raised concerns the development would lead to over-development and could potentially increase traffic levels in the area.

But after a decision on the second application was deferred last month, members of Stratford District Council’s planning committee went against officers’ recommendations by rejecting permission at the same meeting.

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