Post by Btms
Yes I thought that when I realised how recent Tilbury was. I sense there
is something like this around now with the idea of garden villages. Not
sure if Welwyn Garden City delivered what it promised.
I had a quick look at the one nearest to me, and was quite
surprised to see the details. It seems to me that there is a
certain amount of misrepresentation about these 'garden
villages'. This one appears to be appended to the edge of Derby,
alongside the A50.
A councillor has criticised plans to create a new "garden
village", comprising 2,000 homes, on the outskirts of Derby.
It was revealed on Monday that the Government is supporting plans
to create the development called Infinity Garden Village on
fields opposite Wragley Way in Stenson Fields.
To be eligible for the Garden Village programme, a proposed
development must be a new separate settlement, as opposed to an
extension of a town. Proposed schemes also have to meet other
criteria, including having good design, while making best use of
brownfield or public sector land is encouraged.
It is on this basis that Rob Davison, a Labour county councillor
who lives in Stenson Fields, has spoken out against the
Mr Davison said: "We know that the South Derbyshire Local Plan
recently agreed by the district council Tories, but opposed by
Labour, has cast the die for 2,000 houses at this location. But
this 'garden village' badging falls at the first hurdle.
"Two key points: the Government says garden villages must be
completely new settlements rather than the extension of an
existing one. Yet what we are talking about is a long linear
development that is about five sides longer than its width.
"The southern edge will be bounded by the A50. The northern edge
will be Wragley Way. All the new houses built along Wragley Way
will face the existing houses on the northern side. It's
preposterous to say it will be a new settlement."
Chris J Dixon Nottingham
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