Concerns over Manor Farm planning application

An application has been made to widen a gate onto the Southleigh fields through the Manor Farm estate. It appears the application is from a developer. We are most concerned because this would effectively access part of the Southleigh site. By permitting piecemeal development we allow developers to avoid putting in proper infrastructure including the link road from Bartons Road and Southleigh Road to the A27. Local roads are already heavily overcrowded. We must protect our residents.

Phil Munday says ‘I have raised a formal question at the November Council meeting. The Borough is losing our remaining green field sites rapidly and we need to protect them and only consider them if improvements to infrastructure are in place. On their response to our last local plan, now withdrawn, the Inspectors were clear that ‘the development of Southleigh should not take place unless and until the link road was built’.