Better Accessible Responsible Development (BARD)

I have been asked to post details about a campaign to stop a new town being approved for construction in nearby Long Marston:

You may have seen in the local newspaper that there is a proposal by Stratford District Council and developers to build 3500 new houses on Long Marston Airfield.

This is in addition to the 500 houses already approved and being built on the old Army base in Long Marston.

And there is also planning applications for an extra 550 new houses on the old Army base, and 380 new houses next to the SIMS Recycling site.

Total = 4930 new houses within 4 miles of you!!!!

If you don’t want this new town of 3500 built on Long Marston Airfield, you need to act now, and put a poster up on your property showing your opposition as per the attached. Posters are being distributed around Pebworth, but further copies are available from Ken Wood/Dave Cranage/Jane Cromack/David Kincaid.

As it is a small poster, it may be best to stick it on the inside of one of your windows so it can be seen from the street – ie an upstairs window may be better if you have a high hedge!

We are also trying to organise a letter writing campaign to local and national newspapers, Stratford Districts Councillors,  the Planning department of SDC, and the Home Secretary – Eric Pickles. Details of their email addresses are on the reverse of the poster.

Finally, to show what Gridlock is like, the organisers in Long Marston are organising a possession of cars on Bank Holiday Monday 21st April from Long Marston to Stratford town centre. They are hoping to get as many cars as possible, and are meeting at the Mason Arms in Long Marston at 10.30am to assemble.

I hope you can help fight yet another unnecessary, unwanted large scale housing development in our community. I know we are all starting to feel a bit battle fatigued, but if we don’t make our voices heard, and fight our corner, then the Stratford District Council will most likely vote it in! Unfortunately as there are several other sites under threat like Lighthorne/Gaydon, the sad fact is, the residents that shout the loudest are likely to be heard by the councillors making the decisions. So don’t be quiet, or the Stratford District Council might think you are happy to have 4930 new houses on your doorstep……

The poster mentioned above is attached below:

BARD poster April 2014

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