Almost 500 people have signed the online petition against the proposed Jurston Farm housing development. Around 900 new homes could be built over a 15-year period on the site adjoining the Wellington Relief Road.
Cllr Ross Henly who has spearheaded opposition and organised the petition says: “These plans will cause terrible traffic problems and destroy our green wedge in Wellington east . To use Beech Hill and Laburnum Road as access to a new housing estate is nonsense .
“Wellington is already having Longforth Farm and Cades Farm developed. Developing Jurston Farm is not needed . “
Developers CG Fry and Son held a recent meeting in Wellington to explain their plans and were not too surprised to encounter a good deal of concern about the plans.
“The event was very well attended and we had a steady stream of visitors all afternoon. My team was busy answering questions and hearing residents’ concerns. Whilst it is fair to say that many residents had significant concerns on issues such as the principle of the development, traffic and drainage/flood risk, lots of lively and useful discussion took place,” said director David Lohfink
“We will take into account what was said in preparing our planning application and we will hold another consultation on that application later in the year. We are grateful to those that took the trouble to attend.
The online petition can be found at :
More details of the plans can be found on these graphics