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Residents protest new housing development 

Angry residents of a Shropshire village have joined forces to prevent a developer from progressing plans to grab green belt land for a massive housing development.

Albrighton Village Action Group (AVAG) has been officially launched this week to fight Boningale Homes’ ill-thought-out proposal and has already received huge backing from the local community and Mark Pritchard MP.

Over 2400 people have signed a petition to say ‘NO’ to plans to build 800+ houses on 56 hectares of green belt alongside Cross Road, Newhouse Lane and both sides of Patshull Road.

This significant overdevelopment is outside the agreed Local Plan and will involve the removal of an enormous area of productive farmland, mature trees and hedgerows, with extremely negative implications for roads, railways, health services, traffic levels and pedestrian safety.

Residents made their feelings known yesterday when more than 100 people turned up in the pouring rain to hold a demonstration outside a Public Consultation meeting at the Red House.

One thought on “Residents protest new housing development 

  • Why is this labour government and councils hell bent on building on green belt land . Distorying nature, farming land if this country goes to war . I see a lot of hosing built in Telford and wrekin without any infrastructure in place. Ie water supply electricity, gas, sewage. Dr surgery, . That’s Labour for you .


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