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.
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.
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
Since the New Year a great deal has gone on and I wanted to give you all a quick update.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
To all of our supporters we would like to share with you a copy of a letter of protest protesting at the inclusion of the Gwillams farm development in the draft options for the SWDP. This letter has been hand delivered to each serving Councillor at Wychavon DC.
The next stage will be a formal council meeting at Pershore District Council on 5th July at 6:15 PM to review the SWDP.
Click to read more about the SWDP
A copy of the proposal documents can be viewed here.