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Public invited to have their say on Hagley homes controversy
3:08pm Wednesday 5th September 2012 in News
RESIDENTS of Hagley and Clent are being invited to have their say about controversial village housing plans.
A public meeting is set for tomorrow (Thursday September 6) at Hagley Free Church, Worcester Road, for discussion of proposals which could see up to 360 new homes in the area, including 230 by developer Cala Homes, near to the busy junction of the A456 and A491.
The meeting will start at 7.30pm and extra traffic caused by the new homes is sure to be high on the agenda.
Hagley Parish Council chairman, cllr Steve Colella, who recently visited the traffic island at the junction, said: "The junction already carries some of the heaviest HGVs and the largest volume of traffic in Worcestershire.
"The noise from the traffic was very disturbing and it must be assumed that the additional traffic would make this situation intolerable and extremely dangerous for road users and pedestrians."
Cllr Colella is also worried about the future of the former Hagley Middle School site on Park Road, which is the subject of a newly announced plan for retirement homes by developer McCarthy & Stone.
The site is owned Worcester County Council and cllr Colella says it should be made available as an open space for sport and recreation.
McCarthy & Stone will be showing off their plans during a public exhibition at Hagley Library , Worcester Road, on Tuesday September 11 between 3.30pm and 7.30pm.