More to come in the following days.
The public Meeting on 11th December is CANCELLED, due to Trentham High School being closed. The car park and surrounding roads are deemed un-safe!
Please pass the message on to anyone you know who was planning to attending.
However, it is still VERY important that you attend the hearing at the Civic Offices on Wednesday 13th December at 12.30pm. Your presence as residents will make a huge difference.
The coach is leaving the Trentham Hotel on Wednesday morning at 11am. Tickets can be bought on the day at the coach.
With the date of the Planning Committee hearing now set for December 13th, Council Officers will publish their official report on the application shortly before the hearing.
We are holding a public meeting at Trentham High School on Monday 11th December at 7:30pm to brief residents on the report and what it means, and for residents to ask questions of our local councillors.
Monday 11th December at 7:30pm
Trentham High School
The Planning Committee date has now changed from the
6th to 13th December.
Ok, the time has finally come (again), the Planning Committee will hear the Meadow Lane application at;
10:00 now at 12:30 Wednesday 13th December 2017
Since our last update, the City Council have commissioned another assessment of the traffic issues by independent consultancy, Mott MacDonald.
The Mott MacDonald assessment is available on the Council’s website and makes interesting reading. In summary, Mott MacDonald have confirmed what we already knew; that Barratt Homes and their co-conspiritors are trying to bend the rules and on a number of points are blatantly trying to cheat to get their redicuolous planning application through.
So this is now two independent assessments confirming that Barratt’s documents can’t be trusted.
Somewhat curiously, these reports do not point out that Barratt have so far failed to explain how they plan to tackle the only factor that makes any substantive difference to the traffic at the end of Meadow lane. That being the traffic flow on Longton Road, and as the junction can not be signalised, it’s simply can’t be done. This is a fact that Barratt are hoping to brush under the carpet.
However, on behalf of residents, we have consulted again with experts at PTB Transport Planning to highlight (again) the usual flaws and ahem…. anomalies ! in Barratt’s application, including the curiously missing plan to control traffic flow on Longton Road.
So, we expect the Planning Committee to throw out this ridiculous application, but to make sure our Councillors are fully supported to take the decision to throw this out, we really do need your support at the hearing. Barratt Homes, through their own actions have proven that they can not be trusted, so we need as much support at the hearing as we can possibly muster. The more residents turn up to the meeting the higher the probability that the application will be refused.
We all look forward to see everyone at the meeting on the 13th December at 12:30.
The date of the Planning Committee hearing for the application has been pushed back further and is yet to be determined.
You may have noticed a new document on the council site from a desperate Barratt Homes. They’re up to their old sly tricks again. Whilst there are one or two points which might be a matter of opinion that we actually believe, the document we are confident to say, is intended to mis-lead and the important aspects are factually incorrect ( proven with their own data ) ! Roll-on the Committee hearing!