Two representatives from Bloor Homes attended the monthly Longbridge ward committee meeting tonight, to hear what local residents and elected politicians had to say about plans to redevelop Northfield’s North Worcestershire Golf Club as housing.
But, despite previously confirming that they would address the meeting at Meadows School, the pair sat at the back of the room having refused to speak.
Cllr Andy Cartwright said: “Tonight’s ward committee was the beginning of residents being able to highlight issues linked to the Golf Course and Meadows. Sadly Bloor homes at the last minute refused to speak, even though they had sent confirmation. They did sit in the audience to observe.”
Following the meeting, Northfield MP Richard Burden tweeted: “[…]Bloor Homes pulled out of meeting Longbridge Ward Cttee over NWorcs Golf Course issue. Bad move. Lots of angry residents.”
And Longbridge Councillor Ian Cruise tweeted: “Bloor Homes ducked out of Ward C’tee tonight. Said it would be like attending a cattle market[…]”
The monthly council ward meeting is attended by councillors, council officers, other community partners and local residents, and tonight around 50 people attended.
Residents will have a chance to see and discuss Bloor’s vision for the site at two consultation events in July.
- Thursday 10th July 3-8pm
- Saturday 12th July 10am – 5pm
Both events will be hosted at the Hollymoor Centre, Manor Park Grove, Northfield and all are welcome to attend.
In February, just under 450 people signed a petition against the sale and redevelopment of the 100 year old Hanging Lane club in less than 24 hours.