Wychwood Community Group

Working as a community to stop the development of 900 homes and re-open the Gorstyhill golf course

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Object to the latest Haddon planning application

Having successfully defended from Haddon Property Developments Ltd (owned by Peter Hunt) over their application for 900 dwellings, and the subsequent refusal by the Council and Secretary of State, they are back with a new application!


This time for a large access point onto the A531 Newcastle Road and reclassification of the golf course / country park maintenance hut for use as a storage facility for one of Peter Hunts other operations, Coverworld UK Ltd.

Whilst we can speculate that this is part of a long-term strategy to create an access point for future homes and industrial (as one of the reasons for refusal was the ‘single point access’ allowed), we must remain factual with our objections and why having an access point onto a 60mph road with minimal visibility, so close to two bus stops etc, on an estate built on a design concept of countryside living in a peaceful environment, protected by a singular Section 106 agreement which strictly prohibits any such development; SIMPLY CANNOT HAPPEN.

We encourage all residents of Wychwood Village, Wychwood Park, locals, supporters of our group, and ex-Gorsty members to OBJECT to this application, prior to the deadline of next Wednesday, 17th April 2019.

Have a look at the planning application, see what they are trying to achieve; imagine the disruption caused by industrial activities, the turning of HGV’s on to a fast, dangerous road; how it contravenes our rights as joint land owners under the Section 106 agreement; how we live on Greenfield land. Have a read of objections submitted so far; the danger to children waiting at the bus stops, overtaking vehicles, the industrial allocation of land in Basford, set aside specifically for this purpose.

We cannot allow Peter Hunt and Haddon to be successful on any attempts to build or develop this land. We’ve said NO from the beginning and will say NO until the end.

Please OBJECT before the deadline.