18th Aug, 2019

Meeting to be held to discuss highways issues surrounding Droitwich's Yew Tree Hill development

Tristan Harris 9th Jun, 2019 Updated: 11th Jun, 2019

A RALLYING call has been issued to Droitwich residents to raise any concerns they have over the controversial Yew Tree Hill development at a consultation.

Coun Richard Morris said he was disappointed developers Persimmon Homes and Redrow would not be attending the get-together at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Worcester Road, between 7pm and 9pm on Tuesday, June 11.

Instead Coun Morris will make notes and then meet in private with the developers – who declined an invite to be there – a few days later to put people’s questions to them.

Coun Morris said: “While talking with residents in the local elections it is very clear that there are many questions and misinformation with regards to the development and road works and this needs addressing.

“I am saddened that the developers will not attend but believe the meeting will still be worthwhile.”

Coun John Grady, who will also be attending, said: “Many issues have been raised regarding the Yew Tree Hill development.

“This event is a great opportunity to engage with the community and to start an active dialogue with residents.

“We are happy to address any concerns or issues they may have relating to the development and associated road works.”

Wychavon District Council organised the event at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Worcester Road, to support the residents affected by the year-long closure of Copcut Lane while developers carry out highways improvements.

The council’s planning officers will be present, along with Worcestershire County Council Highways representatives.

Residents will also be able to find out more information about the diversions around the A38 and Pulley Lane because of the works being undertaken by contractors on behalf of Persimmon Homes and Redrow Homes.

In total the Yew Tree Hill development will include up to 765 homes, a 200-bed care home and a mixed-use local centre on land at Pulley Lane, Newlands Road and Primsland Way, and land north of Pulley Lane and Newland Lane.

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