Residents of Wythall South have today received through the post, a leaflet from Lioncourt Homes outlining their plans to develop land at Fulford Hall Road.
There is a public exhibition scheduled for 4 June 2013 at Earlswood Methodist Church between 3:30pm and 7:30pm.
Lioncourt will be submitting their outline planning application to Solihull Council in August and at this stage, the plan is build up to 185 new homes off Fulford Hall Road.
The site covers an area on Fulford Hall Road and spans to an area behind existing p[roperties on Norton Lane.
This is in addition to the site currently under appeal at Lowbrook Farm and the cumulative effect of Bleakhouse Farm development, Lowbrook Farm and Selsdon Close will have an enormous impact on traffic in the area.
It seems that the semi-rural nature of our area is under constant attack and NOW is the time to wake up to the threat and start making a noise.
Wythall South Residents Action Group has been warning about this threat for more than two years, but general apathy has meant that the property developers have had pretty much a free ride that will ultimately see the area we pay a heavy premium to be a part of, completely over-run with facsimile housing estates.
This development will border Tidbury Green School and Big Dickens Wood.
This “consultation” is the same kind of format to that conducted by GL Hearn, consultants to Gallaghers at Wythall Park – so rather than being an opportunity for residents to express their views, it’s more about collecting objections so that they can counter them in their planning application.
Using phrases in their leaflet like “integration of existing vegetation,” “much needed recreational facilities” and “leafy village setting” goes some way to demonstrating that this is purely a marketing exercise designed to win local opinion.
Lioncourt’s web site has the same strategy – tarmac and build over all of the countryside it can get its hands on and name the developments as “The Daffodils,” “Kingfisher Court,” “The Brambles,” “Meadow View” – you get the picture – all names designed to conjure images of rural bliss, when in fact, they are destroying existing communities with their ugly, plain box developments.
Remember, 185 new homes will have a serious, detrimental effect on OUR neighbourhood and in case you’re not good with figures, let’s remember:
Selsdon Close – 80 properties
Bleakhouse Farm – 170 properties
Lowbrook Farm – 200 properties
Fulford Hall Road – 185 properties
That’s a minimum of 635 houses planned for the area – but beware, because that’s just the start. We all know that Gallaghers is ALREADY requesting heir Bleakhouse Farm site be extended and their web site has mentioned they have capacity for 750 homes in Wythall.
We strongly recommend that you disregard the “consultation” and instead lobby your local councillors NOW. Bromsgrove Council was quick to object to the Lowbrook Farm application, even though they rode roughshod over local opinion to get Bleakhouse Farm approved.
Perhaps they can be persuaded to place a similarly strong objection to this latest assault on our environment.
Residents of Tidbury Green have our full support and we welcome comments from anyone who is concerned about this development.
As we’ve been asked (several times) about the animals at Bleakhouse Farm, we understand that they have been successfully re-homed, but at this stage, we don’t have the details. If anyone knows better, please comment below.
The original notice to quit was extended by Gallaghers once planning approval was received, which was a nice gesture, since the tenant always knew what was likely to happen. We wouldn’t want anybody thinking that some compassion wasn’t shown – they’re not all bad.
The current S7 bus service operated by Johnson’s that runs Soilhull – Whitlocks End – Maypole – Wythall is changing, following the awarding of the contract by Centro to Diamond. (Signature brand which utilises diesel / electric Hybrid buses with on-board audio visual announcements, leather seats and wi-fi).
The service will be renumbered S3 and operates to / from Solihull to Knowle, Dorridge and Hockley Heath.
The route in Worcestershire is unchanged.
The timetable is broadly similar to that operated at present and can be downloaded or viewed by clicking here. The changes come into effect on 9 June 2013.
Diamond can be contacted on 0121 322 2222 if you require additional information.
The most exciting, exhilarating and fastest growing motorsport event in Europe is heading your way. From monster truck mayhem to back flipping motocross, the Extreme Stunt Show has it all, live & unbelievable.
2013 is bursting with anticipation, as the log awaited return of over 140 towns buckle their seatbelts ready for the thrill of a lifetime. Extreme Events Europe prides itself on delivering quality family entertainment with a difference. Monster stunts have been perfected and the stuntmen are sure to bring Extreme to your hometown & making Extreme a state of mind.
The Extreme Stunt Show Arena is home to all the favorites including our very own monstrous trucks Extreme and Lil’ Devil (Guinness World Record). Drivers Glen Wise and Mark Glover will show you how to handle a 2000 plus horse powered mammoth machine. These mean machines have been in Extreme’s Monster Garage getting a full MOT before returning for the 2013 Summer Season.
Look to the horizon as you witness our motocross madmen fly through the air Dave Wiggins and Josh Grindrod will reach new heights as they perform their death defying FMX stunts. This isn’t for the faint hearted – our daredevil duo don’t believe in boundaries and you are sure to witness the impossible, ad to this the PRO BMX Trials and Mountain Bike Riders of tomorrow
Our trained professionals are typical showman. Ignoring all fundamental forces and defying gravity, these guys will be flying through fire, turning themselves into a human inferno, jumping ramp to ramp on quads and buggies and putting anything with four wheels onto two wheels.
What are you waiting for? Come and join other like minded Extremists witness the unimaginable!
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June 2013
Alcester Road, B47 6AJ
Sat 6pm & Sun 4pm
It’s the event we’ve all been waiting for, The Annual Wythall Parish Council Meeting to be held on Thursday 16th May at 7:30 pm in Park Hall, Silver Street.
Is there a large crowd expected? No, not at all, it’s simply that the S106 money that Councillor Sue Baxter “accidentally” managed to secure from the Bleakhouse Farm development, leading to her having to stand down from the planning committee vote, is now being spent on the redecoration of the Parish Hall. Thought we’d forget Sue?
Never mind, as long as the PC is looked after, who cares what the mere locals think?
Given that there’s a full agenda (not available on their web site yet though for some reason), it leads us to question exactly what they’ll be talking about.
Here’s our fantasy agenda:
- The betrayal of Wythall
- What to do with the money the PC will generate from up to 750 new homes
- Why Conservative councillors, Jonathan Boulter & June Griffiths have nothing to say about their activities for Wythall South during the past 12 months
- A vote on where to place the Christmas tree this year. Item struck – it will go in the PC office lobby of course
- A debate on how they should handle the Lowbrook Farm development appeal
- A toast to the work of Rayna, for all of her work with the rescue animals at Bleakhouse Farm
- A big thank you to UKIP for saving June Griffiths in the local election earlier this month
Of course, only ONE of those items should be on the agenda. But this is Wythall PC and Wythall South doesn’t count. After all, we are getting up to 750 new houses, so what’s the loss of a bit more green land that isn’t even in the parish?
Makes you wonder what actually is so important to warrant a parish council doesn’t it?
To find out, why not attend? The Wythall Parish Council Annual Meeting is open to the public, so here’s your chance to express your feelings and let your Parish Councillors know how well they’ve supported YOU in the past 12 months.