Sawley Parish Councils Motion against Proposed Housing Development of Lock Lane, Sawley

Sawley Parish Councils Motion against Proposed Housing Development of Lock Lane, Sawley

The full motion being brought to the Parish council meeting re the proposed development of 300 houses in Sawley

"Sawley Parish Council accepts that there is a need for additional and affordable housing in the Long Eaton & Sawley Conurbation, but we do not believe the proposed development of 300 houses at Lock Lane Nature Reserve / small golf course is suitable.

Firstly, it will destroy the nature reserve, which is home to a wide variety of wildlife and their habitat.

The Area is a flood bank and any houses built would be at risk of flooding or increase flooding in other parts of the area.

The proposed housing will be isolated and could well be cut off from Emergency Vehicles if the event that the level crossing becomes stuck should arise.

The road infrastructure would not cope with some extra 500 - 600 vehicles using Lock Lane, specifically the junction with Tamworth Road. In its own report, Erewash Borough Council acknowledged that many vehicles would use Netherfield and Reedman as cut throughs, which in turn would cause noise and vibration and importantly safety concerns to local residents.

Its estimated that around 140 additional junior school children could result from the proposed development, causing further strain on Sawley's overcrowded schools, which are already exceeding their capacity.

Local health provision would not cope with the increased population.

We urge Erewash Borough Council and specifically all local councillors to reject this proposal and instead to look for more suitable development of affordable and social housing spread across the Long Eaton and Sawley Conurbation, preferably on Brown Field sites, which there are many in the area.

We also urge the council to press for improved public transport, health provision and investment in local schools throughout the wider area to accommodate any increase in population.

Furthermore, Sawley Parish Council agrees to hold a public meeting with invitations going out to the three Borough Councillors & the County Councillor for Sawley to attend.

Cllr Alan Chewings, Cllr Dave Doyle, Cllr Mike Martin, Cllr Jamie Carmichael, Cllr Russ Woollford, Cllr Frazer Stanko,

Posted: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 19:17 by Bethany Colegate

Tags: Housing development, Lock lane