Friday, 18 August 2017

Residents object to new homes

RESIDENTS fear plans for five homes in Watlington could lead to more development.

RESIDENTS fear plans for five homes in Watlington could lead to more development.

Architect David Parker gave a presentation on the plans for infill housing at Ingham House to the parish council last month.

There would be two houses with two bedrooms, another two with four and one other with three bedrooms.

Residents of nearby Brook Street are concerned about damage to trees and the safety of access to the site.

Jon Barton, who lives in Brook Street, said:A group of us have written to the architects expressing our concerns. There’s worry about accidents on Brook Street and fears that this could be just the first stage of a much bigger development.



“It’s a beautiful corner of our town. We all love the trees and the quiet track between them.”

Neighbour Rosemarie Heasman said: “We have two big worries.

“First, damage to a much-loved avenue of trees from building a modern road between them, especially if pipes and cables are laid underneath.

“Second, the traffic chaos caused by a lot more cars using a blind exit from a narrow lane on to an already congested section of Brook Street.”



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