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23rd May, 2022

Residents lodge opposition to housing development on Abbey Park Golf Course

RESIDENTS of Bordesley, Hither Green Lane, Beoley and Church Hill have formed a communities alliance to challenge plans for a substantial housing development at Abbey Park Golf Course.

Pre- application plans for a housing development of 216 mixed dwellings on the land on and around Abbey Park Golf Club have recently been published by David Wilson Homes.

The plans are to build on parts of the current golf course and adjacent fields on Hither Green Lane and Dagnell End Road.

NoRCA (North Redditch Communities Alliance) has been formed by several hundred residents from the areas which would be significantly affected by the proposed development, with the aim of vigorously challenging the plans.

The chairman of NoRCA, Mark Jacobs said: “The issues arising from this development, should it be allowed to go-ahead, are far-reaching.

“We are confident we have a strong case that will demonstrate the proposed development should not be granted planning permission.”

Speaking on behalf of Bordesley Matters, Karen Kilbride adds, that residents of Birmingham Road (A441) and Dagnell End Road are very concerned about the additional traffic, noise and air pollution a further housing development would bring. “The existing roads are already under intense strain with frequent traffic jams on Birmingham Road and at the signalised traffic junction by Bordesley Garage.”

NoRCA understands that the planning application is to be submitted to Redditch Borough Council imminently.

Consultation letters outlining the proposed plans have been circulated to Abbey Park Golf Club members and Hither Green Lane residents, a copy of the proposals can be viewed at https://www.landwestofhithergreenlane.co.uk/

NoRCA is determined to strongly oppose the plans and has registered its concerns with relevant representatives of Redditch Borough Council, Bromsgrove District Council and Worcestershire County Council.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/NorthRedditchCommunitiesAlliance for more information.

The Redditch Standard contacted the developer for comment but haven’t received a response.

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