Save Wellington, the action group opposing 650 new homes at Jurston Farm, is holding a major public meeting at Wellesley Park Primary School on Tuesday, October 14th (7pm) and is hoping for a massive turnout.
“Many people in Wellington seem to be under the impression the development is a ‘done deal’ but we believe this is far from the case,” said a group spokesman.
“Many of those we spoke to at the recent consultation meeting share our view that Wellington just cannot take another huge housing development – the infrastructure simply isn’t there.
“Even if this unwanted development does get the go-ahead, we need to fight to ensure it is to Wellington’s benefit – not detriment.”
Save Wellington members attended the exhibition buoyed by the news that developers CG Fry and Son had decided not to apply for access roads to the site via Beech Hill and Laburnum Road after all.
But the spokesman added: “We are not entirely convinced that putting up bollards and handing the road over to the highways authority will mean the access will not change at some stage.”
“It seems to be a token gesture to get us on board but highways is just one of the issues we are contesting.”
Save Wellington’s leaflet is being distributed to homes throughout the town and the group is also planning further protest activities in the run-up to an application for outline planning permission for the development in the next few months..