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Green space is under threat

A SCHEME to build 125 homes on ancient farmland has been attacked by Marston Green residents.

A SCHEME to build 125 homes on ancient farmland has been attacked by Marston Green residents.

An application has been submitted to Solihull Council to put a housing estate on the Elmdon Road site.

Residents have vowed to fight the plans and an emergency meeting will take place in the village next Wednesday (February 16).

Linda Poulson, from Marston Green Optimising Our Development (MGOOD), described the proposals as “horrific”.

“We were not expecting to see these plans for Moat House Farm so soon,” she told the Solihull News.

“According to the emerging core strategy they shouldn’t have appeared until way down the line, around 2016-2020.”

Councillor Bob Sleigh (Con, Bickenhill) spoke of residents’ concerns at this week’s Full Council meeting.

It was first announced last year that the field was one of several sites which could see new homes.

But locals have said the land is an important green space, that must be protected.

MGOOD’s meeting will take place at the village hall, Elmdon Road, starting at 7.30pm.

Councillor Sleigh and Richard Cobb, a chartered town planner, are due to attend.

 

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