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The developers interested in two sections of the Gwillam’s farm site, Cala and Bellway, have each submitted applications to Wychavon District Council in the last week or so. As before, these applications do not include Mr Harris’ land.

Cala have submitted a detailed planning application for 128 dwellings, following on from the granting of outline consent last summer. However, their plans are not exactly the same and enable us to re-visit some of the arguments and objections raised before. BDOG has very serious concerns about the lack of regard for the impact of the development on the Conservation Area, especially in its southwest corner (Bevere Lane/Northwick Road/Green Lane junction). Among other things, we are asking the planning committee to require the developers to pull back the houses from this corner and the guidance about heritage assets like conservation areas gives us a policy framework for doing so. Other than that, most issues have been raised and dismissed by the committee, although we will raise them again.

Bellway have submitted plans for 102 dwellings, showing the detail of their proposed development, again following on from the granting of outline consent last summer. The essence of their plans has not changed, so objections can only address the detail of issues such as house design and street lighting. The distance of this site from the conservation area makes objections harder to establish, but we shall submit the most comprehensive objection we can.

BDOG will submit detailed objections to both applications, and we have, again, drafted letters which you may use if you wish. As these are two separate applications, you will need to submit two separate letters of objection, one for each application.

WHAT TO DO NEXT

  • Send in your letter of objection, either by means of our letter or by writing your own. The text of these letters can be download here for Bellway and here for Cala and adapt as you wish.
  • If you use our letters, all you need to do is to write your signature, your name (printed), your address and the date on the second (back) page of each letter and post both to Wychavon DC in the envelope provided.
  • Letters should be sent to: Mr Neil Pearce, Planning Officer, Wychavon District Council, Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore, Worcs WR10 1PT
  • All letters objecting to the Cala plans must quote Planning Reference W/14/00401/PN and must be received at Wychavon DC by 18th April 2014
  • All letters objecting to the Bellway plans must quote Planning Reference W/14/00430/PN and must be received at Wychavon DC by 24th April 2014
  • ALL LETTERS MUST CLEARLY SHOW YOUR OWN ADDRESS AND MUST BE SIGNED BY YOU WITH YOUR NAME PRNTED UNDERNEATH. This is so that the Council can see exactly who each letter is from; if they can’t see this, your letter may not count.

DO RESPOND
We have managed to have a significant impact on the scale and nature of proposals for this site, and much of that is thanks to all of you writing in. It really does count that, each time there is an application to respond to, so many of you do take the trouble to write. Please be assured that we will contest these applications while there are grounds to do so, and that our commitment to the best outcome for the area remains undiminished.

In the meantime, do please put 7th June in your diary, for our Summer Fair, and watch for further planning updates as they arise.

Bevere Development Opposition Group

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Harris Development – Bevere Green

To all BDOG supporters,

As many of you may be aware, Mr Harris, the third landowner at the Gwillam’s Farm site, has submitted a planning application to build on his own plot off Green Lane. The response of the action group is still an objection but it is a much more sympathetic proposal than Cala or Bellway and there are elements of it which we welcome.

BDOG is submitting a formal response from the action group but, as before, we need as many individual responses as possible too. Click here to download a draft letter for you to use as is or to adapt, as you wish. Above all, please make sure you sign it, print your name and address and date it. All letters must be received by Wychavon District Council by Wednesday 3rd July.

Your response has been fantastic in the past, and I hope as many f you as possible will be able to respond again. At the last count there were nearly 450 validated letters on the WDC website objecting to the application submitted by Cala and Bellway together in the spring. This is a superb response, and please help us to respond to a similar level this time.

There are other issues happening at the moment too, which we will shortly update you about.

Yours,

Craig Routladge
BDOG Chair

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Object NOW to new planning application for the Gwillam’s site

As before, the Bevere Development Opposition Group has taken advice and has drafted sample letters if you wish to object to these plans.

Click here to download the main text of the objection letter, for you to adapt if you wish, print off and submit.

Send in your letter of objection, either by means of this sample letter or by writing your own.

Letters should be sent to: Mr Neil Pearce, Planning Officer, Wychavon District Council, Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore, Worcs WR10 1PT

ALL LETTERS MUST QUOTE PLANNING REF: W/13/00347/OU

ALL LETTERS MUST CLEARLY SHOW YOUR OWN ADDRESS AND MUST BE SIGNED BY YOU WITH YOUR NAME PRNTED UNDERNEATH. This is so that the Council can see exactly who each letter is from; if they can’t see this, your letter may not count.

Letters must be received by the planning officer by 4th April.

You can also object to the application online by clicking here.

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Gwillams Farm Development – Update March 11th

Developers have re-submitted their planning application to build at Gwillam’s Farm

Cala and Bellway have just re-submitted their planning application, this time without the inclusion of Mr Harris’ land. Many of you received a flyer through your doors in January prepared by an organisation called Hunter Page, who are working behalf of the two developers. Continue reading

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Gwillams Farm Development – Latest Update

Since the New Year a great deal has gone on and I wanted to give you all a quick update.

Recent meetings
I and another local resident had two significant meetings last week on BDOG’s behalf. The first was at Wychavon District Council, to discuss the most recent version of the SWDP (see below) and to hear more about the developers’ latest plans. This was certainly helpful, and we were able to discuss our views and some of the new details in the SWDP concerning this site. It seems that certain legal steps are open to us, and we are considering pursuing them.

The other meeting was with the developers themselves to hear direct what their latest plans involve. Given that the SWDP has now been ratified, which means that it is almost certain there will be development at the Gwillam’s Farm site, we wanted to know what possible areas of common concern and interest there may be between BDOG and the developers. One useful outcome was that we were able to find out more about the latest draft of their plans – see below – and both meetings produced some interesting items of news.

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UPDATE – Planning Applications at Gwillams Farm

Here’s a short update on the latest position regarding the Planning Applications at Gwillams Farm, Bevere.

First of all let us thank all of you who organised and attended the Xmas Fare at Bevere Green in December 2011 which was great success – we had over 400 visitors from the local community and raised over £2,000 towards the funds for the specialist advisors working on our behalf.
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IMPORTANT UPDATE – ACT BEFORE 18TH NOVEMBER

Since our last meeting at the British Legion in Claines, at the end of September, there
has been a lot of activity.

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South Worcestershire Development Plan

FIND OUT ABOUT THE PLANS TO BUILD NEW HOUSES IN SOUTH WORCESTERSHIRE; SEE WHAT YOU CAN DO TO OBJECT

The Friends of Bevere are holding a public meeting on MONDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER – 7.30pm at the British Legion in Cornmeadow Lane.

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NEWS ALERT – HIGH IMPORTANCE

THERE IS GOING TO BE AN IMPORTANT MEETING ON MONDAY 11TH JULY AT 6.30, AT KING’S HAWFORD SCHOOL.

The meeting is being held by Wychavon District Council, and it is part of the consultation process accompanying the Bevere Conservation Area boundary review.

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Balloon Race

The winner of the Bevere Green Balloon Race held on Saturday 4th June was won by Pev Attwood. Congratulations your balloon travelled the furthest and landed over 80 miles away in Harriseahead, North Shropshire. Your luxury hamper will be on its way very soon. Other balloons that landed are indeicated on the map below. Click on the green marker to see if your balloon landed.

View Friends of Bevere Balloon Race in a larger map

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