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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Quiz Night - 3rd February


Just to let everyone know of our next quiz

Please book early to make sure of places


With Fish and Chip Supper

SATURDAY 3rd FEBRUARY – Time 7.30 prompt

Teams  up to 8 (no more)

You do not need a team to come and join us, Just come along.

For places please email Jill @ davidline@onetel.com
Or phone: 024 7646 2070

Looking forward to meeting you

Monday, 8 January 2018

Women's Institute

Burton Green WI group meet in the Village Hall on the second Monday of the month.  The next meeting is 8th January.  If you are unable to make this date, please put the next meeting in your diary for February.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Revised Westwood Heath Housing Proposal

The planning application to build up to 425 dwellings off Westwood Heath Road has been resubmitted to Warwick District Council.

Residents' objections that were made to the original application do NOT carry over to the revised application and MUST BE RESUBMITTED, if they are still applicable. The covering letter with the new application clearly states:

The new application is here:

This map shows the new application:

The Original (June 2017) Application

The details of the original application (submitted in June 2017) are here:

This is the corresponding map submitted with the June application:

As you can see, there is very little substantive difference. The number of proposed dwellings is exactly the same, so considerations of traffic volumes are presumably unaltered. All objections regarding traffic will still need to be resubmitted.

The Differences Between The Original and Revised Plans

The graphic below highlights the differences between the two plans. There are some minor changes in the North-East quadrant and the South boundary hedge...

This animation shows the precise differences between the original plan and the revised plan...

This image (which can be enlarged) shows the precise types of properties in the revised version of the plan. Each type of property is indicated by a 3-letter code. eg AST represents Aston, cheaper terraced housing; SOM represents Somerton, a detached property; etc. Details and images of all of the various property types can be seen in the planning application documentation...

This animation shows a comparison with the original plan. Click the graphic to enlarge it to full screen size...

These are the changes to the South boundary hedge. The WCC Ecologist had recommended that the original proposal should be refused on ecological grounds (see here)...

Approximately 70 objections were made to the original application. The organisations and individuals who objected to the original application were:
Burton Green Parish Council, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, WCC Ecologist, WCC Planning Archaeologist, Mr Glen Ager, Mr Andrew Allen, Mr Tim Barker, Mr Joel Beaumont, Mr Adrian Blay, Miss Kelly Brown, Mrs Patricia Bullock, Mrs Amanda Carter, Mr Tony Cartwright,  Mr Charles McDonald, Mr Ian Harrop, Dr Surinderjeet Chaggar, Mr Paul Carrington,Ms Jules Clark, Mrs Patricia Deeley, Mr George Francis, Mr Norman Gilbert, Mr B Gill, Mrs Carol Goldfinch, I N Green, Dr Geraldine Hartshorne, Miss Becky Hopkins, Mr & Mrs Ireland, Ms Nicki Jackson,  Mr Harpinder Johal, Mrs Jill Kashi, Mrs Tina Kennedy, Mr Nitin Koria, Mrs Diana King, Mr Chris Langton, Mr Marcus Laverne, Mr Lee Loughran,  CLLR Tim Mayer, Mrs Ann McCaig, Mr Iain McCaig, Mr Robert McCaig, Mrs Sheila Millar, Mr Sunil Mishra,  Mr Brian Olden, Mrs Susan Olden, Mr Alan Pearson,  Mr James Peskett, Mr Prasanna Pimpalnerkar, Mrs Rupa Pimpalnerkar, Mr Satnam Purewal, Mr Amarjit Purewal, Mrs Corinne Ratcliffe, Dr Santosh Rai, Mr Neil Rippington, Mrs Beryl Sarram, Mr Ian Scott, Mr Pragnesh Shah, CLLR David Skinner, Mrs Ann Smalley, Mr Gareth Spicer, Mrs Karen Sprouse, Dr Mark Steel, Ian Stewart, Mr Surrinder Thandi, Mr Steven Tibbetts, Ms Manjit Uppal, Mrs Joy Warren, Miss Natasha Wayne-Wynne, Mr Stephen Wilkinson, G.H. Williams, 131 Cromwell Lane, 23 Duggins Lane, 571 Westwood Health Road, 599 Westwood Heath Road.
Those organisations and individuals highlighted in blue have already lodged objections to the revised application. Many organisations and individuals who objected to the original plan have yet to submit an objection to the revised plan. The deadline is 12th January.

Objections should be made using the 'Make A Comment' tab on the application. That comment page is here:

Alternatively you can write to PO Box 2178, Warwick District Council, Riverside House, Milverton Hill, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5QH, quoting reference W/17/2357.

The Housing Crisis and Immigration

There's an article in the Daily Mail this morning (21st December) which claims that immigration is the major factor driving the housing crisis and the demand for new homes.

You can read that article here:


There has been some concern about the accuracy of Coventry City Council's inflated population growth projections. It is not known to what extent those projections take into account Brexit and the anticipated reduction in immigration. Brexit may have been ignored.

The media are claiming that migration patterns are already reversing...

Full article:

Previous Posts About The Westwood Heath Housing Proposal

https://burtongreen.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/planning-application-south-of-westwood.html (July 2017)
https://burtongreen.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/westwood-heath-road-housing-proposals.html (May 2017)
https://burtongreen.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/warwick-district-local-plan-proposed.html (Sep 2016)
https://burtongreen.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/new-proposal-for-435-600-homes-at.html (Feb 2016)

This 2012 item, just below, is of particular interest. There had been a public consultation to decide where new housing in Burton Green should be situated. This is from Minutes of Burton Green Residents’ Association Committee Meeting June 19th 2012: "At the Kenilworth Community Forum, Chris Elliott, Chief Executive of Warwickshire County Council, had delivered the Local Plan. This designated Burton Green as a category 2 village with possibly 30-80 new houses."
https://burtongreen.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/proposed-buildling-sites-at-burton.html (May 2012)

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Revised Burrow Hill Nursery Housing Proposal

The planning application to build 83 dwellings at Burrow Hill, submitted in June 2017, was withdrawn in October, and a revised proposal to build 90 dwellings was resubmitted in December.

The revised application (ref  W/17/2086) is here:

The original application (ref W/17/1247) is here:

This animation shows the differences between the two applications. The animation can be enlarged to full-screen size by clicking on the animation to open it in a new window, and then clicking again to enlarge to maximum size:

As of 20th December a further revision has been made to part of the Northern boundary, as shown in the animation below. It is understood that this simply indicates a transfer of ownership of that 10-metre wide strip of land, which constitutes a proposed bridleway, to HS2.

This HS2 map shows the bridleway, marked in yellow...

Previous Posts About The Burrow Hill Housing Proposal

https://burtongreen.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/wdc-new-local-plan-new-housing-at.html (May 2014)
https://burtongreen.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/additional-housing-in-burton-green.html (Jan 2014)

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

HS2 Drop-In Surgeries

The next drop-in surgery is scheduled for 6th January, 4pm to 6pm.

Councillor Skinner reported on the November event as follows:
"I went to this briefing [6th November] and met Mrs Susan Bridges and her colleagues of HS2. 
There is a complex interplay between HS2, possible long-term road changes; possible further building in Red Lane, Cromwell Lane, Westwood Heath Road and beyond; possible changes at Tile Hill Railway Station, etc. I certainly do not know what will ultimately happen, but will give more detail as/when I can. 
Please attend future briefings if you can; 4 December; 6 January; 5 February; 5 March; 2 April. All 4PM to 6PM.  You can ask your own questions direct."

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Bugle December 2017

The December 2017 edition of the Bugle has been published.

Just below are thumbnails of the page images. To enlarge any page image, click on the thumbnail below. Once you have the individual page, you may also need to click on the magnifying glass in your browser, where you can view the page at its original size...

The text of the Chair's Report has also been added to the Residents' Association page.

The archive of back issues of the Bugle is here: Bugle Archive.