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Development of Land off Post Office Road, Featherstone

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« Reply #40 on: July 27, 2015, 08:57:06 pm »

You may have seen surveyors and other similar people working on the Victoria estate since November 2014. The surveys took about 4 months and covered the whole estate. When the surveyors were questioned they informed those asking that they were employed by WMDC and not WDH to carry out a survey of the gardens on the estate. The survey included Post Office Road where gardens were trespassed upon to take measurements.

Nothing further was seen until Wednesday 22nd July 2015. WDH held a meeting at the library. The meeting was not advertised to the public. The people attending had been invited. Apparently those invited had answered their doors when WDH had made a daytime house to house door knock of the estate. Nobody on Post Office Road was visited.

The meeting consisted of approximately 25 people. The plan was explained.
The end of moor road is to be opened opposite Chesney’s. The garages on moor road are to be demolished. Parking space is to be made on the green in the middle of Moor Road and at the end near the allotments. The path at the rear of Moor Road is to be narrowed and parking bays made. Parking will be lost at the end of Moor Road along the turn up towards Post office Road and the road widened. Where possible garden walls, gates and fences will be replaced with new. The number of parking spaces will be reduced.

When questioned why after months of work and research only one area of the estate is being “up-graded” which just happens to be opposite a new road on a new housing estate only blocked off by a gate that only emergency services will have a key for the response was to improve the area. It was then further pointed out that;
a.   This would create a short cut
b.   This would create easy parking for visitors to the Chesney’s Centre / Rovers centre / Games / events thus reducing residents’ space more frequently than the present quiet culdisack.
c.   This is an early start to creating a new connection to the new housing estate.
A full response was not given.
When questioned further is this a link to the new housing estate the response was we are WDH not WMDC. The reply was why has WMDC paid for the survey that WDH is basing its proposed developments upon? No answer was given.

People attending the meeting were asked to sign for or against the alterations. Many refused. It appears from here WDH are to move forward with their plan as it has had consultation.
The questions are
A. do you agree?
B. Do you disagree?
C. Would you like to know more before work starts?
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