Plans for 99 homes on Green Belt at Saltford are rejected at public meeting
By BeckyFeather | Sunday, January 06, 2013, 19:27
More than 150 residents attended a public meeting in Saltford last night about the controversial plans to build 99 homes on Green Belt land at Manor Road.
The meeting, arranged by Saltford Parish Council, was held in Saltford Hall to give residents the chance to voice their opinions and to hear those of others.
Many locals voiced their objection and in a show of hands at the end of the meeting, there was overwhelming rejection of Crest Nicholson's scheme, with just one vote in favour.
More than 100 responses to Crest Nicholson's scheme have been received by Bath & North East Somerset Council, with objections focusing on the loss of protected Green Belt land, traffic safety concerns and the effect on local services including the primary school.
On Friday members of the Saltford Green Belt Campaign handed a 900-signature petition against development to local MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, who will present it to Parliament and also to Bath & North East Somerset Council.
People now have until January 23 to send their comments to the council and the decision target date is March 6.
Meanwhile Saltford Parish Council will be discussing the scheme at its meeting on Tuesday.