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Residents unite to fight proposal

VILLAGERS turned out in their hundreds to oppose plans to build a housing estate on historic farmland.

VILLAGERS turned out in their hundreds to oppose plans to build a housing estate on historic farmland.

Residents are horrified by proposals to put 125 homes on Moat House Farm, Marston Green.

Since last week, more details have emerged about the scale of the development.

Developers want to put 55 two-bedroom, 49 three-bedroom and 21 four-bedroom homes on the 3.7 hectares.

Marston Green Optimising Our Development (MGOOD) were expecting up to 400 people at the village hall on Wednesday.

The action-group claims that village services are already under strain and a new development would make the situation worse.

It’s believed that the land is close to where the medieval manor of Marston Culey once stood.

The remains of a moat and ancient fish pond can still be seen, although damaged by ploughing.

Pegasus Planning Group, who have submitted the application, argue that the Elmdon Road site has been removed from the green belt.

* A report of Wednesday night’s meeting will be in next week’s Solihull News.

 

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