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Traveller site protest is still gathering pace

A CAMPAIGN against plans for a travellers’ site off Old Waste Lane, Balsall Common, is gathering momentum.

A CAMPAIGN against plans for a travellers’ site off Old Waste Lane, Balsall Common, is gathering momentum.

Next week, residents will turn-out for a public meeting to discuss the controversial proposals.

An action-group (Balsall & Berkswell RAID) has been set up to defend the four-acre site.

And existing organisations, including two parish councils and Balsall Common Residents’ Association, have also opposed the plans.

They say that allowing a camp will further diminish the Meriden Gap; only a few fields now separate the village from neighbouring Tile Hill.

Norman Childs, of Old Waste Lane, said: “We think this is entirely inappropriate and we’re not sure who’s put it forward.

“There’s a lot of elderly people in the area who have got HS2 on one side and now this on the other.

“It’s caused a lot of heartache. I know Solihull Council are doing things by the book but this situation could have been avoided.”

Residents are welcome to next Tuesday’s (December 13) meeting at the Berkswell Reading Rooms, starting at 8pm.

 

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