News event – Friday 15th May UPDATE

Thank you!

We’d like to thank everyone for supporting the news event this morning, and what a great turnout it was considering the short notice and Friday at 11am too!   No one turned up from Barratt Homes though, I wonder why 🙂


Sentinel Article

Continue reading


You’ve been framed!

Update (19/3/2015)

It seems that Barratt’s contractor is not responding to emails, phone calls and refusing to sign for recorded delivery letters from residents.   We’re following this up and will post further updates here as we get them.  In the meantime, by all means email or write to the contractors but hang onto any cheques until we have clarification on what they’re up to.

Who’d have thought it?  Unprofessional, unscrupulous behaviour from Barratt Homes associates.  Beggars belief! Continue reading

The incredible Barratt traffic scam

I’m astonished that Barratt Homes have lowered themselves to such depths in the name of corporate greed.  You may need to read this a few times before the enormity of it sinks in. Here we go….

One of the big issues standing in the way of planning permission is that of the affected junctions on Longton Road.  So, to brush over inconvenient facts, Barratt Homes have surpassed themselves. There are numerous issues with Barratt’s report, but the biggest whopper stands out from the rest; the misrepresentation of traffic data.

They claim that in 2025 and after accounting for 10 years of traffic growth + traffic growth from the Continue reading

Application Update 28th Feb 2015

Thanks to everyones efforts and objections to the mindless destruction of the Meadow, Barratt Homes are having to think again.   The end of March had originally been pencilled in for the application to go before the Planning Committee, however realising that permission would certainly be refused on numerous grounds, Barratt Homes have asked the Council to delay the decision by a number of months, but normally this extended period can’t run beyond 13 weeks of the application.

So, its likely to be around May/June when the application is put before the Planning Committee.   During this extended period, Barratt Homes will be attempting to plug some of the holes in their Continue reading

Cynical ploy to deceive Stoke-on-Trent residents

As part of any planning application of this type, the developer is required to consult with those affected and take into account their views and opinions in their application.  It’s also, you would have thought, good practice to be honest and transparent with the people you’d like to support your application.

Last summer, Barratt Homes invited residents to an “exhibition” with the opportunity to provide feedback about the proposed development and promised to publish the feedback and keep everyone informed via a dedicated website.

However, Barratt Homes seem to have had other motives for the “consultation” exercise and despite promising residents that they would be kept informed, Barratt Homes have deceived residents and betrayed their trust.  As of the time of writing on 20th February 2015, according to their website,No application has yet been submitted to the Council and the plans are still in the early stages.

Continue reading

What the experts say! Oh dear!

With so many objections to the planning application, below we’ve sifted out some of the views of experts who have been consulted by the Council.  The full detail is available on the council’s planning application site labelled as “Consultee Comment”, but for a quick summary, keep on reading.  It seems the experts can’t quite believe the arrogance ( or incompetence ) of Barratt Homes.

Continue reading

Barratt Homes choose to ignore own policies in hypocritical bid to cheat Stoke-on-Trent

Yesterday, a Meadow Lane resident pointed out that the Barratt planning application didn’t quite live up their own policies.  As incredible as it seems, this adds another interesting twist to the extraordinary Meadow Lane planning application.  Below we’ve reproduced the residents note sent to Barratt.

The proposals to build 276 houses on the Greenfield site off Meadow Lane Trentham Stoke-on-Trent, are totally contrary to the published Barratt Sustainability Report 2014.

Continue reading

Application Update 17th Feb 2014

Friday February 13th saw the last day of objections prior to the application being considered for approval. Our local community has kept Council Officers busy with a deluge of objections.   Responses from Council Officers to the application also make very interesting reading too, as the majority object to the application as it stands.

The application has so many flaws, it is inconceivable that it will be approved the first time round.  At the time of writing there are at least 460+ objections to the somewhat ill-concived planning application.

Officers are now busy sifting through the documents and forming their response in detail for presentation to the Planning Committee.  The application was likely to go before the committee at the end of March but, with the sheer amount of objections and problems/omissions in the application, the date is likely to be pushed back.  As soon as a date is announced we’ll publish it here and spread the word via twitter and Facebook.