Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell addressed the meeting and said the council’s strategy was fatally flawed – based on severely outdated inward immigration figures for the city and also ignoring planning permission already obtained for 14,000 homes on sites across the city but not yet acted upon by developers.
While the local councillors across Sutton are united in opposition to the carve up of the green belt, residents in Walmley expressed fears that many other residents in the wider Sutton Coldfield community were still not aware there was a proposal to build 6,000 homes in Sutton and how it would impact all of Sutton and not just Walmley.
Project fields say that “due to these monstrous plans :
- Sutton’s population will rise by more than a 1/4 from 90,000 to 120,000 in a few years.
- Roads won’t cope as 6,000 homes means an increase in 10,000 cars. Is your trip not bad enough already?
- Good Hope Hospital can’t cope now let alone with a population increase of 20,000.
- Schools and amenities will be heavily over scribed
“That Birmingham City Council in fact has NO funding to support new roads, schools or hospitals. Services are being cut back as it is how on earth Sutton is going to cope with the impact of 6,000 homes. Developers are ALREADY lobbying for more Green Belt land in Four Oaks when there are no funds to increase the infrastructure accordingly “
Sutton Coldfield will grind to a halt if no new infrastructure is put in place"
Project fields spokesperson Suzanne Webb said “We fear this overwhelming pressure to build homes may well be railroading through a plan where residents are not having the opportunity to fully grasp the scale and scope and impact on Sutton of such an unprecedented house building programme……. the beautiful town of Sutton Coldfield will once again be destroyed by an inept Labour run city council that does not respect or care for our values, community Or, environment. All residents in Sutton must realise this affects them as well as the residents of Walmley”
Project Fields are encouraging people to attend a meeting on the 23rd January, 19.00pm, St. Johns Church Walmley The meeting is run by Project Fields and the Walmley Residents Association to show people how to object and encourage people to "Object Objectively" to ensure these monstrous plans are thrown out.
Residents have until midday March 3rd 2014 to submit their objections.
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