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    Default Housing Development in Stratford District

    After much talk & back-and-forthing, the Gaydon / Lighthorne Heath development has been chosen as the biggest single project in the district.

    http://www.leamingtonobserver.co.uk/...C--105069.html

    http://www.stratford-herald.com/2488...-new-town.html
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    Interesting with JLR as neighbours. As I recall, JLR ( or their predecessor) was hauled before the council for not declaring their long range intentions with the site. Unless I worked for JLR, i think I might think twice before buying there.

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    The development's gone through the 1st hoop - onwards to Westminster!
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-27385474

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    Someone's actually using a brownfield site for development!!!
    http://www.leamingtoncourier.co.uk/n...lage-1-6096162

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    That (at least on the surface) is good news.

    Much of the brownfield land around Coventry is contaminated and clean-up costs are quite high, that's why it is often unattractive to developers.

    However, (and if you buy brownfield it is worth bearing in mind,) should contamination come to light at a later date, the land owner (you!) will likely be liable for the clean-up costs. Many estates that were put up on former tips etc. are a ticking timebomb as the containers that held unpleasant chemicals start to decay and allow their deadly content to seep out and pollute watercourses etc.

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    This was a hugely unpopular plan, even by Stratford standards - Rowley Fields is a very popular green space on the edge of town. Thank God the development's been called off: http://www.stratford-herald.com/3341...-sell-off.html

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    Orbit Housing Association are taking over a key sight in Stratford; for Stratford, the accommodation will be cheap, but that doesn't mean it'll be affordable (unless you don't have enough self respect to try and make something of your life): http://www.stratford-herald.com/3387...rket-site.html

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    Not a big fan of Orbit. It's a shame that Redrow have pulled out.

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    More houses for the area; the roads are going to get pretty busy up Long Marston way: http://www.stratford-herald.com/3473...-go-ahead.html

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    If we implemented proper boarder controls we wouldn't need all of these houses.

    Though, there is another reason.... The whole economy is based on housing. If housebuilding halts, so does the economy. - It's a flawed system based on fractional reserve banking, and before much longer it will come crashing down. God help us when it does.

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    Another delay to the Core Strategy; unbelievable!
    http://www.stratford-herald.com/3579...hole-year.html

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    Beyond incompetence isn't? Of course, there might well be a deliberate underhanded tactic going on here.

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    The housing 'requirement' for the district is going up to nearly 14,500. Gaydon and Long Marston account for 6,500; where are the other 8,000 going to be built?
    http://stratfordobserver.co.uk/news/...findings-6952/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lex View Post
    ...where are the other 8,000 going to be built?
    We have exactly the same problem, but I think we both know the answer; they'll build on green belt and pack small houses in as densely as they can get away with.

    Sadly, nobody has the gonads to grasp the nettle and speak of the root cause of all these 'required' houses. We are a very small island and we are full!

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    It looks like the field behind Anne Hathaway's will be sold off to make way for a road. It'll get traffic out of the town centre for a while, until that fills up too: http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/new...plans-10076440

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    Default No Overspill From Coventry - For Now

    Looks like Nuneaton & Bedworth Council has meerly building more houses for ~coventry: http://www.nuneaton-news.co.uk/Borou...ail/story.html

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