By Ian Dipple Friday 30 August 2013 Updated: 30/08 10:25
THE BUILDING of thousands of houses in Redditch up until 2030 looks set to be given the green light despite protests from residents.
Following a period of public consultation, members of Redditch Borough Council’s decision-making executive committee are due to discuss Local Plan No.4 at a meeting at the Town Hall at 7pm on Monday (September 2).
If approved the document will be the version submitted to the Planning Inspectorate, at which stage it will be subject to further examination.
Although there have been changes made, sites at Foxlydiate and Brockhill have still been put forward as sustainable for the development of up to 6,400 new homes.
Coun Greg Chance, responsible for planning on the council, said: “Of course we are bound by the amount of housing we have to provide but we hope through this plan, and listening to our residents’ comments, we can make this happen to benefit the borough.”
But David Rose, chairman of Webheath Action Group fighting the proposal to build in Foxlydiate, questioned the decision when plans to build 200 homes on the ADR in the district had been rejected and urged residents to turn up in force to demonstrate their opposition.
The recommendations of the executive committee will be sent to Full Council for final approval on Monday, September 9.
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