NO ECO-TOWN FOR THROCKMORTON BUT LONG MARSTON IS ON THE LIST
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Mid Worcestershire MP Peter Luff today celebrated the decision not to pursue the proposals for an eco-town at Throckmorton, but condemned the decision to proceed with the so-called “Middle Quinton" option at Long Marston.

In a conference call with the Housing Minister Caroline Flint, he expressed concern that no account had been taken of local public opinion on the site, split between Stratford-upon-Avon (Warwickshire) and Wychavon (Worcestershire).

Detailed examination and a twelve-week consultation will now take place as the fifteen sites identified nationally are whittled down to up to ten final sites that will proceed through the planning process.

Peter pledged to fight hard for the interests of the existing communities in Worcestershire that will be very seriously affected by the impact on roads, schools and the health service.

Commenting, he said,

"I oppose the whole principle of these eco-towns that will, in my view will not fulfil their own environmental objectives and will become the sink estates of the future. We must see off this threat and instead work hard to deliver more affordable housing throughout the county and to make all our housing, new and old, environmentally sustainable."


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