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Fresh battle over 200 new homes planned for Bidford

Wellesbourne Airfield
Wellesbourne Airfield

Planning officials are recommending that the application should be granted subject to conditions and developers’ contributions (under what is known as a Section 106 agreement).

The scheme is particularly contentious because of the size of the proposed development and the fact that it comes hard on the heels of plans by Bloor Homes to build 40 houses on adjacent land called Jackson’s Meadow.

The Bloor Homes’ scheme has been rejected twice by the west area planning committee andis also the subject of an appeal.

Opponents of the two schemes are asking as many people as possible to turn out in force to demonstrate their opposition to the latest application by Miller Homes.

The campaigners argue that Bidford’s infrastructure simply cannot cope with the scale of development currently being proposed.

They say the schemes are not part of the village’s neighbourhood plan, but they’re conscious of Bidford’s vulnerability to unwelcome development – along with other parts of the Stratford district – while the district council still does not have an adopted plan in place to take it up to 2031.

The planning meeting is at the district council's headquarters - Elizabeth House in Stratford - and it starts at 6:15pm.

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