Thursday, May 19, 2005

Housing Estate in Town Centre

The Town Centre plans involve cramming 86 houses into every hectare of land. That's a space of 100 meters by 100 meters. The whole development is 2 hectares, there will be very little room for any 'town redevelopment' or public space for the good citizens of Uttoxeter, or indeed anything which could attract the tourism and leisure industry market to the town.
The paltry allocation for retail (about half the size of a supermarket) was always a concern, but now Alex Fox ESBC leader has said that any empty retail will become even more housing. Have they considered Japanese Capsule Hotels?
It's clear that the only way ESBC can claw back the £3.5 million they spent is by using every scrap of the space for housing, allowing carpetbaggers to make their millions and leaving Uttoxeter with a town within a town.
Taylor Woodrow's CEO was once Chief Exec of Bass in Burton, he's a non exec Director of Imperial Tobacco too, I expect that the contacts he made in Burton were useful in securing the deal to get the contract for Uttoxeter. But we won't know because we don't know how Taylor Woodrow were selected in the first place.
Email your objections to : planning.control@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk
Or post them to:Mr A Wood, Head of Development Services, Midland Grain Warehouse, Derby St,Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire DE14 2JJ.
Let our Town Councillors know at
Town Hall, High Street, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 7HN, phone: 01889 564085
Once it's gone it's gone for good.

1 comment:

Comic Flange said...

Hey whats new? ESDC or BC or whatever have always been screwing Uttoxter for cash. Whether its excessive parking fees or any other scheme to make monay for Burton. Now they bombard us with plastic bins to recycle waste but not a penny from this comes back to the town (unlike the recycling skips)So cramming the town with houses for the sake of making money for Burton isn't new - we'll getthe same on the dairy and the same on Leighton Iron Works (JCB) when they go. Fox and that other farmer run the town Tories but don't live here so could not care less and its your fault citizens of Uttoxeter because you are too meek or gormless to do anything - get a grip you brought it on yourselves.