Developer’s proposal ‘could derail neighbourhood plan’

Gladman exhibition on 175 home Verney Road plan in Winslow.'130424M-C628
Gladman exhibition on 175 home Verney Road plan in Winslow.'130424M-C628

More than 100 people have already lodged objections to plans for a 211-home development in Winslow.

And campaigners are encouraging even more people to write in andobject.

Gladman Developments are proposing to site the housing development on land at Glebe Farm, off Verney Road.

The firm held a public consultation event over the plan – which at that time proposed 175 homes – in the St Laurence Room in April.

Winslow Town Council, which this week launched a consultation on its draft Neighbourhood Development Plan (see page 3), is objecting strongly to the pproposal.

Town councillor Roy van de Poll said: ““With the knowledge that Winslow was urgently preparing its NeighbourhoodPlan some months in advance of submitting its application, Gladman Developments is, in my view, treating the residents of Winslow with contempt.

“I urge as many residents as possible to write to AVDC expressing their opposition to this planning application because it is wrong for Winslow and will derail the Winslow Neighbourhood Plan.

“We’re trying to convince members of the committee through sheer weight of numbers The official deadline for submissions was August 15 but we have been advised that all representations submitted before September 13 will be registered.”

A Facebook page called Stop Glebe Farm Development In Winslow has been set up by residents.

The application no 13/01672/AOP can be viewed and objections lodged on the AVDC planning portal.