Play your part in consultation for New Garden settlement
Under the forthcoming Local Plan, a site in the north of Stafford Borough is proposing around 6,000 homes and up to 30 hectares of employment land. The scheme itself whilst some way off, is now moving to a new phase and is seeking input from residents who are most likely to see the impact of this new garden settlement.
A long-term scheme which will take effect from 2030 through to 2050. Residents input at this early stage will be invaluable and provide a true sense of local sentiment, provide local knowledge which will ultimately lead to a more detailed draft plan which could include new investment in infrastructure, employment sites and new schools etc. It equates to on average 300 homes having to be built in a single year.
Despite Cllr James Nixon's concerns with the scheme, he intends to positively contribute to the consultation and to play his part in reducing the impact on villages like Cold Meece, Swynnerton and Yarnfield. Stating "it should see our local primary schools have more students going through them which helps preserve their futures, it should see much needed infrastructure investment and open up more employment opportunities which will extend beyond 2050 and ultimately, we should see more residents able to enjoy our local offerings." Going onto add "make no mistake there will be an impact to residents and I would encourage anyone who feels they are affected by it, to participate fully in the consultation period and hold local authorities and representatives such as myself to account."
Should residents wish to speak to Cllr James Nixon, he welcomes them to make contact with him.
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