Residents vow to fight plans to build 70 homes


Aimee Jones

RESIDENTS in Ellesmere are upset over an application to build 70 homes on a plot of land.

David Wilson Homes of Solihull are proposing to build a housing estate on the land north-east of Teal Drive.

Elaine Gough from Ellesmere is angered over the plans which will mean her garden backs onto the new development.

She said: “The plans are wrong, they say the development comes half way down the field, but actually they will be building right up to our garden.”

The company is suggesting 70 homes to be built and 140 car parking spaces, which would dramatically increase the amount of traffic in the town.

Mrs Gough is outraged about the number of cars that this will bring. 

“Those 140 cars will be coming out onto a narrow road, it’s just too many,” she said.

“The number of houses they are proposing is just not right. It’s all a big shock to us.”

She and other residents knew nothing of the plans until a brochure from David Wilson Homes was posted through her letterbox.

They are proposing 17 three bedroom homes and 46 four bedroom homes totalling 63 properties. 

The other seven dwellings would come in the form of social rented housing.

The landscape visual impact assessment considers the impact the development will make on the landscape and visual effects.

It has determined that the view from the mere should remain largely unchanged.

It concludes: “The proposed development does not adversely impact on the national or local landscape character.”

But it does admit that some houses will be affected: “The site will be visible from the adjacent properties whose views will be affected. 

Tree planting to the boundaries will help to mitigate the impact of such views.”

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