29th Oct, 2020

More than 100 turn out to hear about the impact new homes will have on Droitwich

THE IMPACT Droitwich’s extra properties would have on services was discussed at a meeting on Tuesday.

More than 100 people turned out at the Sacred Heart Church to find out what was being done in relation to the added strain on healthcare, education and highways.

Because of a population increase between 2017 and 2019, first schools in the town may need to be extended and, as outlined in the South Worcestershire Development Plan, a new first school may need to be built in ten to 15 years.

The future of healthcare, highways and public transport was also discussed as residents put their questions to council representatives.

Coun Richard Morris, who organised the meeting with fellow Droitwich South-West Councillor John Grady, said: “I think this was something that had to happen.

“The population of Droitwich is rising but no-one puts forward the rational arguments about what is being done to increase GPs, other healthcare services and education provision.

“We wanted the event to let everyone know that there are experts working behind the scenes to ensure we have everything we need to deal with the extra pressures.”

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