WELLESBOURNE residents are furious at the decision made last night to allow developers to build houses on what is known locally as the ‘Donkey Field’.
Five large houses will now be built on what villagers say is a valuable green space that has been enjoyed for generations.
Fifty people showed up at a Stratford District Council east area planning committee meeting in Kineton on Wednesday night, and a total of 112 letters of objection had been handed in beforehand.
Despite this, Banner Homes were given the go ahead to build houses on the site off Lowes Lane, making residents feel like they were “completely ignored”.
David Johnston, the Liberal Democrat district councillor for Wellesbourne, was annoyed that the lack of housing supply in the district outweighed the concerns.
He said: “People are very angry that the Donkey Field application has been approved. There is an issue with housing supply at the moment but it might not be the case in a year’s time.
“The Donkey Field, which has been a local asset for generations, is now lost forever simply because of a short term issue.”
Villagers are not only concerned about the loss of green space, but also about the impact on the roads around the field.
They are also worried that these houses will pave the way for more homes on land behind the field.
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