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Homes will add to flooding woes'

CONTROVERSIAL plans have been submitted for 200 homes to be built in an area of Solihull Lodge prone to flooding.

CONTROVERSIAL plans have been submitted for 200 homes to be built in an area of Solihull Lodge prone to flooding.

Residents now have 21 days to comment on the application, which would see new housing built on open space in Aqueduct Road.

Locals opposed to the Persimmon and Miller Homes development say the new homes would only exacerbate an existing problem with flooding in the area, increase traffic and destroy a natural beauty spot.

Old Mill Close resident Vera O'Gorman said she will be directly affected by the new scheme - announced earlier this year.

This development will have a major impact on me, my house will be right near the entrance of the development. I know people have to live somewhere but I dont think this development is appropriate.

Richard Oldroyd, managing director at Persimmon Homes South Midlands, said: We are working with the Environment Agency to assess the current flooding concerns on Aqueduct Road.

To view the application go to www.solihull.gov.uk/planning - application number 2012/1567.

 

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