The community of Huthwaite fights to save the wildlife sanctuary


It is proposed that the houses be built on land off Ashland Road West

The housing development was unanimously refused by the Ashfield District Council planning committee in March.

Developers Bellway Homes had submitted proposals for the plan for 300 properties on the prairies off Ashland Road West in Sutton and have now appealed to the government to reverse the decision.

Residents have come together to plan their next steps as the deadline for objections looms Monday, August 16.

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Resident Malc Hull, who chaired the meeting, said: “Please don’t let others oppose it, it is essential that we work together as a community to oppose any development here.

“We need to send a clear message that we are against building our campaigns.”

Mr. Hull and members of the Ashland Road West and Brierley Park Residents’ Campaign Group will be in the Brierley Forest Park parking lot near the cafe on Saturday, August 14, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to hear objections.

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Mr Hull said: “Residents can come see us at Brierley Park this Saturday and add their comments to our growing list of objections. These include the loss of habitat for a large area of ​​wildlife in the area. , in particular deer, the loss of precious countryside equipment and the urbanization of the district adjoining our park which goes against town planning law.

“We are appalled that the democratic decision of our local councilors could be overturned by a decision that could devastate our community here in Huthwaite.”

Councilor Tom Hollis, Councilor for Huthwaite and Brierley, said: “Not only is the house count too intensive for the site, but it would be built on land that suffers from significant flooding problems. adjacent Brierley Forest Park.

“This is not the right location for a development of this size and I encourage residents to have their say.”

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