Anger over plans for hundreds of new homes

Daily Echo: Anger over plans for hundreds of new homes Anger over plans for hundreds of new homes

PLANS for a huge housing development in a Hampshire town have sparked anger among locals.

Linden Homes has applied for planning permission to build up to 175 homes in Ringwood, plus a nursing home, a children’s nursery and a restaurant.

The land, off Crow Arch Lane and Crow Lane, has already been earmarked for 150 new homes and employment by New Forest District Council.

Linden says that its plans would provide more than 130 jobs as well as easing the shortage of affordable housing in the Ringwood area.

But people living near the site have launched a campaign against the proposals.

Protest leader Jeremy Bradshaw said: “It’s about getting the best deal for Ringwood, not just the best deal for the developers.

“Currently there are worries over the effects of the ongoing flooding and drainage issues in the locality, the road access, traffic volume and pedestrian safety.

“In addition it’s common knowledge that the schools and the two GP practices are already full to capacity, which raises questions on how the local infrastructure can deal with substantial increases in numbers.”

Ringwood Town Council members agreed that infrastructure remained an issue and that no consideration had been given to the impact on the flow of traffic.

But Linden says that the scheme meets all the district council’s aspirations for the site by providing a mix of homes, employment land and public open space.

A planning document submitted by the company says that 50 per cent of the homes would be affordable housing.

It adds: “This will make an important contribution to meeting some of the need for affordable housing in Ringwood.”

The document also refers to concerns about traffic, including HGVs, and stresses that mitigation measures would be put in place.

n For information about the campaign group, call Mr Bradshaw on 01425 475413.

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8:55am Thu 5 Dec 13

hulla baloo says...

Nimbys. What was the area like before their homes were built?
Nimbys. What was the area like before their homes were built? hulla baloo

8:57am Thu 5 Dec 13

Zeo says...

Until Ringwood gets it railway back, there's no point in building anything more - it's just going to be grid locked full of road traffic.
Until Ringwood gets it railway back, there's no point in building anything more - it's just going to be grid locked full of road traffic. Zeo

8:58am Thu 5 Dec 13

theresasurprise says...

come on now the Bulgarians and Romanians will have to go somewhere....
come on now the Bulgarians and Romanians will have to go somewhere.... theresasurprise

9:56am Thu 5 Dec 13

SuperTed5 says...

"For information about the campaign group, call Mr Bradshaw on 01425 475413. "
Can you also provide a number for Linden Homes. Id like to thank them for providing much needed jobs, houses and commerce to the area and for helping to stimulate the housing market (which is what a good economy is based on).
"For information about the campaign group, call Mr Bradshaw on 01425 475413. " Can you also provide a number for Linden Homes. Id like to thank them for providing much needed jobs, houses and commerce to the area and for helping to stimulate the housing market (which is what a good economy is based on). SuperTed5

10:21am Thu 5 Dec 13

letthembuild says...

Why is it that NIMBY's like Mr Bradshaw always get the media coverage. I'm sure most REAL local like myself are in support of this developement. I think it's a great idea and they should start tomorrow. Ringwood needs houses FACT. This will bring house, jobs and a much needed boost to local the local economy. LET THEM BUILD!!!
Why is it that NIMBY's like Mr Bradshaw always get the media coverage. I'm sure most REAL local like myself are in support of this developement. I think it's a great idea and they should start tomorrow. Ringwood needs houses FACT. This will bring house, jobs and a much needed boost to local the local economy. LET THEM BUILD!!! letthembuild

4:46pm Thu 5 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

I am told that his Railway guide isn't up to much these days either, Ringwood isn't in it.
I am told that his Railway guide isn't up to much these days either, Ringwood isn't in it. OSPREYSAINT

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