April 6th, 2010 |
Don’t Touch Those Green Fields! – The Lib Dem Stance
It’s difficult to summarise all the ideas that the District Council has for Rawreth / West Rayleigh on one map – when there are 5 possible sites for 550 houses, several sites that could be used as employment land to replace the Rawreth Industrial Estate, and 2 possible sites for travellers.
But we’ve had a go:
The Liberal Democrat councillors are taking the view that the green fields between Rawreth Lane, London Road and the old A130 should be left alone completely. NO housing, NO employment land , NO traveller sites.
Using the Rawreth Industrial Estate for housing is probably OK if the businesses there are treated properly.
The green fields between London Road and Rawreth Lane should be left alone. NO houses, NO employment land, NO traveller sites there!
The previously used land on the A1245 is a better choice for housing (see the top of the map).
A good place for a new industrial site is at the junction of the A1245 and the A127 (bottom left corner of the map).
For the travellers, there are some very small sites spread across the district that could be used instead.