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Building what would be the fourth new housing development in a Nuneaton community has caused fury among residents.

Weddington’s ability to cope with demand for new school places as well as the impact on the roads has once again been the biggest concern aired by readers following the news that Gladman want to build up to 775 homes on land off Weddington Road.

Telegraph readers took to social media in their droves to react to the news of the development, which would be the fourth new one in the area.

What readers had to say

The plans were described as “utter madness” by Weddington ward councillor Keith Kondakor and it was a sentiment shared by Andrea McDonnel l on Twitter, who said: ” Absolutely agree! How can the current infrastructure cope?! Children struggling for schools, waiting times for doctors and sitting in queues of traffic to get to and from work #madness.”

On Facebook, Nick Groot Smith said: “They need to sort the town access out before any more homes are built.”

Liam Dunn wrote: “Wanna build more houses, yet you can’t fill potholes properly!”

Kerry Orton posted: “Have we not reached the housing target for the next ten years already? Surely we can’t be far off! And any sign of an approved Borough Plan yet?”

While Dan Holdaway said: “How? There is no way to widen the roads in a heavily built residential area? The roads will not change.”

Christopher ‘Suggsey’ Smith posted: “Yet more well used footpaths and bridleways in the countryside to be swallowed up by another development on green belt land. Time for everyone to say no, enough is enough!”

The lay-out of the proposed new development in Weddington. (Image: Image courtesy of Gladman leaflet)

Gladman has said that, at the moment, the plans are in the very early stages and the leaflets sent out locally form part of their consultation before they officially submit the proposal to Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council .

What is known is that, at the moment, the latest round of inspection is taking place into Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council ‘s crucial Borough Plan, which maps out where houses can be built over the next 15 years.

Until the government inspector decides if the plan is ‘sound’ and fit for purpose, the council has little defence in the face of applications for housing developments.

Source: Coventry Telegraph

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