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Green belt village plan slashed to 750 homes after public opposition
PEOPLE power has slashed the size of a controversial village planned on green belt near Pitsea.
Meridian Strategic Land, which revealed plans for 1,300 homes on the Little Chalvedon Hall site off Pound Lane, Bowers Gifford, earlier this year confirmed to the Echo it was now looking at building just 750 properties.
Dave Newberry, managing director of the firm which is handling the development for owner Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “It was in response to the feedback from the public consultation.
People made it clear they did not want 1,300 homes developed.” No planning application has been submitted yet, but a public meeting is being held at the Gun pub in London Road Pitsea on the evening of November 15.
Organiser Rose Griffin said: “Even 750 homes is too much. We are opposed to any development of this green belt land.
We are holding the meeting in Pitsea, because so far there is a lot of awareness in Bowers Gifford, and although there is concern in Pitsea, not everyone even knows about the plans yet."