Local councillors and residents gathered outside the gates of a former Northfield golf club today (Wednesday 15th June) to show their opposition to plans for a new housing development.
Cllr Andy Cartwright (Labour, Longbridge) and Cllr Julie Johnson (Labour, Weoley) joined local residents to demonstrate their objections to the Bloor Homes development at the site of the North Worcestershire Golf Club, which closed in April.
After years of rumour, speculation and uncertainty, Bloor Homes have submitted an application to build up to 1000 homes, a community a hub, a primary school, playing fields and an eco-park on the site.
On his Facebook page, Cllr Cartwright wrote: “Thank you to all those who turned out this evening. To confirm, I have requested to speak at the planning meeting. Residents are still saying NO to Bloor Homes. Many support the view that the land owners should let others have the chance to purchase the land I.e leisure creation, keep the golf course, nature / Eco centre and more. Thank you to Cllr Julie Johnson supporting Weoley residents and apologies were given on behalf of Cllr Carole Griffiths and Richard Burden MP.”