Crappy developers - bugger off and stop wrecking our village!
Now Bargate Homes have submitted a request for 60 homes. This is on another green field site. So that means that if all these are passed by the planning dept. the village could potentially soon see:-
86 homes at Friars Oak/Boyneswood Rd
60 Homes Boyneswood Lane/Beechlands Rd
69 homes Lymington Bottom Road
23 homes Cedars Stables
+ a number of other smaller developments
I could just scream.
Every time you turn round there's another developer surveying another green field site.
This used to be a village with mixed housing - a few big 5 bed+ homes, some 3/4 bed houses and some of the original 2 bed settlers bungalows along with some 2/3 bed council/social housing. Now the vast majority of the new homes built are 4/5 bed+ homes that sell for £400K - £800K. Very few affordable starter homes are being built as they are not as profitable for the developers, so the whole demographic of the village has changed. It will soon feel like an extension of a London Suburb, not a village in the country. They only people who can afford to buy here are bankers moving from London.
I know we need more housing, but we also need ones that our kids will be able afford if they wish to stay in the same area they grew up in.
The recently changed planning law seems to be working in favour of the developers despite our lovely Government's promises that it would give locals more say in what developments take place in their locality..........Governments lying.....surely not
Sorry......just had to get that rant off my chest