Throckmorton has been identified as the centre of a site for a proposed new town of 2000 homes (around the size of Pershore), rising to 6000, that goes way beyond the airfield!
The planners are holding a SHORT consultation exercise from 4th November until 16th December. This is the only chance for public comment on the idea of a plan which would result in a new town of 6000 homes being built right next to Pinvin, a new town which will be TWICE THE SIZE OF PERSHORE. In 20 years Pinvin, Pershore, Wyre Piddle and Bishampton are likely to be one urban area! The Development Plan already removes the existing ‘strategic gap’ between Pinvin and Pershore.
And it will affect you!
There is contamination to think about, on the Burial Site, on the tip, and on Ridgeway Farm (John Bruce). Services such as schools and doctors will not be in place until after houses are built meaning impossible pressure on our existing services. Then there is the effect of a road being built to the bypass and Pershore on our side of the tip – if it is built before work begins. Many of these questions are not being answered by the planners.
I DON’T LIKE THE IDEA! WHAT CAN I DO?
Pinvin Parish Council in co-operation with the other Parish Councils around is taking professional advice and preparing a case against the Throckmorton development.
But your involvement is crucial
COME TO A PUBLIC MEETING
On Sunday 8th December there will be a public meeting at 3.00 p.m. in Bishampton Village Hall. Come along and swell the numbers objecting.
WRITE AND OBJECT TO THE DEVELOPMENT PLAN
Large scale public opposition and objections through the consultation process are hugely important. Make your views known to the planners and help prevent a major new town.
Details of the Objection process can be found at http://www.SWdevelopmentplan.org or you can send your objections directly to http://firstname.lastname@example.org. Get your objection in by 5.00 p.m. on Monday 16th December. There is more information, maps and detailed guidance at http://www.BaTPC.org.uk/airfield.