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Salwarpe developers hope to start works before new signals

Droitwich Editorial 5th Feb, 2015 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

THE DEVELOPERS behind the application to build 740 homes in Salwarpe are hoping to begin work before improvements to signals on the Martin Hussingtree island have been agreed.

In the original agreement, it was stated that the details had to be submitted in writing and agreed before work on the site started.

But now the developers – William Davis Ltd and Stephen George and Partners – want condition six, relating to that work, to be altered so that work can begin.

They want the new wording to state that the details for the improvement of the Martin Hussingree junction be submitted and approved in writing by the local planning authority before the completion of the 150th property.

And, they suggest no more than 150 homes be occupied before the improvement scheme is constructed in accordance with the approved details.

The developers claim the alteration would ‘remove any innecessary constraint’ on the work starting.

But Coun Richard Morris urged residents to have their say and keep the application how it is.

He told The Standard: “If we are told we have to have these houses, we need to make sure the right infrastructure is in place beforehand.

“The reason this was placed as a condition was to ensure the safe and free flow of traffic on the highway.

“We need to oppose this change in order to ensure the highway infrastructure can hopefully support the development.”

Anyone wanting to have their say can visit www.wychavon.gov.uk and voice their opinions by using the reference W/14/02829/OU.

Residents can also contact Coun Morris about the issue at richmoz@hotmail.com or Salwarpe Parish Council at hindlipmartinandsalwarpepc@yahoo.co.uk

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