Jeremy Browne MP has added his voice to the complaints that the new development at Longforth Farm doesn’t do enough to help relieve traffic problems in the town.
“My main concern is to make sure that new housing comes with the necessary supporting infrastructure and facilities,” Browne said whilst visiting the site. “I do think it is a missed opportunity not to build a proper Wellington Northern Relief Road as part of the Longforth Farm development.
“The two developments at Cades Farm and Longforth Farm are adding hundreds of extra residents to the population of Wellington. It is important that necessary public services are expanded to meet the demands of the increased population and that the road infrastructure does not get overloaded with additional vehicles.
“There are lessons to be learned from the development of Cotford St Luke. That is a popular village but for many years it suffered from not having a primary school or even a shop.”
On a positive note, Mr Browne was generally supportive of the hew homes being built when he visited Longforth Farm last weekend. “Greenfield sites are often controversial but this site is a logical place to extend Wellington and this development has been anticipated for many years. The houses look like they will be built to a good standard and I anticipate that they will be in demand.