Plans for 100 homes on Saltford green belt 'unacceptable'

Published on: 09 Nov 2012

Plans for 100 homes on Saltford green belt 'unacceptable'

An “overwhelming majority” of Saltford residents are opposed to plans to build 100 homes on green belt land, say village councillors.

Developer Crest Nicholson has unveiled a scheme that would see the properties built on land south of Manor Road on the edge of the village.

A public exhibition on the proposals was held last month where residents were invited to share their views with the firm. Councillor Francine Haeberling (Con, Saltford) said: “Residents in Saltford have said time and again that they value the sanctity of the green belt around our village, which protects Saltford’s identity as a separate community. 

“These plans for a one hundred-home development on Saltford’s Greenbelt are therefore clearly unacceptable and we will be opposing them.”

Cllr Haeberling and colleague Cllr Mathew Blankley (Con, Saltford) said residents had contacted them with concerns including increased traffic on Manor Road and whether Saltford Primary School could accommodate more pupils.

Cllr Blankley added: “We would urge Crest Nicholson to listen to the feedback they will be getting from residents in Saltford, who have told us they are against these proposals, and instead focus their development plans on brownfield sites like their Western Riverside development.”

More on the plans, which the developer was hoping to submit to B&NES Council by the end of last month, can be found at www.pegasuspg.co.uk/manorroad saltford. 

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