Alistair Cameron criticises Bishops Cleeve Planning decision

July 18, 2012 9:50 PM

Alistair Cameron criticises Bishops Cleeve Planning decision

Alistair Cameron, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesman for Tewkesbury has heavily criticised the Appeal decision to allow 550 dwellings to be built at Cleevelands and 450 dwellings to be built at Homelands at Bishops Cleeve.

Alistair took part at the Planning Inquiry last September where he opposed these plans along with many councillors and local residents.

Alistair said:

"Bishops Cleeve has grown greatly in recent years and will not be able to cope with this development. In particular, I am very concerned about the extra traffic which will be pushed onto the roads. I am also worried about the potential of flood risk as parts of Bishops Cleeve have been affected by flooding in the past.

"Such a development will inevitably have a detrimental effect on the identity of Bishops Cleeve as it is pushed out towards Gotherington. Both villages need to maintain their separate identity. I am also disappointed that we are going to lose an important area of the countryside which is near to the Cotswold Outstanding Area of Natural Beauty."

Alistair took part at the Planning Inquiry last September where he opposed these plans along with many councillors and local residents.

Alistair said:

"Bishops Cleeve has grown greatly in recent years and will not be able to cope with this development. In particular, I am very concerned about the extra traffic which will be pushed onto the roads. I am also worried about the potential of flood risk as parts of Bishops Cleeve have been affected by flooding in the past.

"Such a development will inevitably have a detrimental effect on the identity of Bishops Cleeve as it is pushed out towards Gotherington. Both villages need to maintain their separate identity. I am also disappointed that we are going to lose an important area of the countryside which is near to the Cotswold Outstanding Area of Natural Beauty."