We confirm as a party we are committed to presenting all sides of the debate and whatever representations are made without favour to any side.
To clarify that the positions of the two local Labour MP's Valerie Vaz (Walsall South) and Tom Watson (West Bromwich East) are their own personal positions and do not impact upon our position.
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This response is on behalf of the Pheasey Labour party.
We took a position of neutrality in this debate as. A period of consultation with affected residents was undertook to put over their points of view on this development.
This consultation was with three sections of the community.
- Chapel Lane Residents
- Netherhall Residents
- Park Farm Residents
It should be noted that no resident of Pheasey Estate has contacted us with a preference.
CHAPEL LANE RESIDENTS
As the residents with the majority of the planned building works on their side we held a face to face conversation with them. Their points were as follows
- Loss of open space/protected green belt
- Huge traffic implications due to the proposed 59 houses and 600 seated banqueting centre with only access via Chapel Lane
- Loss of rural character
- The proposed 6ft boundary wall - the loss of vista and severing the greenbelt
- The site of the proposed enablement development on Chapel lane
- Impact on local services/schools GP's etc
We did arrange a face to face meeting with the Netherhall and Park Farm residents but due to the weather conditions these were cancelled. The following responses are based on email and telephone conversations.
NETHERHALL and PARK FARM RESIDENTS
The position of these residents was as follows
- The security of the proposal, would it make the land more secure
- That no further housing would be built
- One person mentioned that they were concerned Bovis could be involved
- The state of the Dam and who would repair it if the planning was not passed
- Further impact on traffic on Chapel Lane that many residents on Park Farm use to get to work
- One resident was outright against on the basis of a position of no development at all on green belt
- One resident was concerned that the two developments would be linked.
We have advised residents on the best way to object and objections should be on the matter of planning law.
We urge the Committee to take into account all reasonable views before making a decision and that the rules are enforced as to a matter of law.
Ashley Lovell on behalf of Pheasey Park Farm Labour Party.