This week there has only been one topic that many residents have been talking about and that is the developers looking to build hundreds of houses on the site of the Old Golf Course.
Tuesday of this week saw the developer Persimmon homes hold a consultation at the Owls Restaurant in Standish and we asked many residents to tun up at 6.30pm on mass to show a unity voice to the developer. This happened. Persimmon Homes said they where going to put an application in regardless of what we thought, so I am not sure why they had a consultation if they had made their minds up. But one thing they said was that they intend to build another 600 houses in phrase two if they can win phrase one.
I asked the developers to send through a link to view the plans and they said they would but to date no link has been sent.
Another thing I can't understand Persimmon doing was not to answer questions. Surely a consultation is just that. But when residents where getting frustrated at no answers a Director of Persimmon Homes called the Police and asked them to attend. They where about to close the meeting over an hour early and thought residents would not be happy. This was over the top and what was surprising the police sent two officers to attend. I hope Persimmon pick up the Bill for the Police attending.
Residents want a meeting of a plan of action and Cllr George Fairhurst and myself have now organised one to be held on the 10th December 2012 @ 7.30pm at the Unity Club. Hope to see as many of you there.
We are having thousands of leaflets of printed and will be doing a deliver to as many homes as possible.