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Title: Should we have 450 new homes built in Featherstone
Post by: Gladiator on August 26, 2012, 08:18:53 pm
What do people think about the proposed 450 homes in Featherstone
Title: Re: Should we have 450 new homes built in Featherstone
Post by: raptor on August 28, 2012, 10:18:15 am
Yes we should have them,but only when we improve the infrastructure to take the increased population... and not before.
Title: Re: Should we have 450 new homes built in Featherstone
Post by: Gladiator on August 28, 2012, 04:13:45 pm
Fair comment
Title: Re: Should we have 450 new homes built in Featherstone
Post by: Kim on August 28, 2012, 10:53:21 pm
Like I said before, it's new rented housing we need, not bloody 200k houses that no fev folk can afford  >:(
Title: Re: Should we have 450 new homes built in Featherstone
Post by: RobX on August 28, 2012, 10:56:40 pm
Trouble is ,the only infrastructure we will get is traffic lights and sewage pipes.
Title: Re: Should we have 450 new homes built in Featherstone
Post by: Gladiator on August 29, 2012, 12:13:23 am
Trouble is ,the only infrastructure we will get is traffic lights and sewage pipes.
Forget the sewage pipes, we'll just get the lights and 600 more cars to go with them to choke our kids and give them Asthma.
Title: Re: Should we have 450 new homes built in Featherstone
Post by: Gladiator on August 29, 2012, 12:17:41 am
Oh, I almost forgot. In a society where global warming is a massive issue and travelling distances in cars is adding to the global warming effect, shouldn't we be discouraging people from coming to live in Featherstone to live in these new housing estates and commuting hundreds of miles a week to work. Surely the answer is local people walking to work locally and not adding to global warming?
Title: Re: Should we have 450 new homes built in Featherstone
Post by: raptor on August 29, 2012, 09:21:54 am
Very good point Gladiator...but can't see it happening mate.
Title: Re: Should we have 450 new homes built in Featherstone
Post by: thebest4fev on August 29, 2012, 04:28:12 pm
As I understand it the idea is for people to move up the property ladder to these 200k houses leaving wdh and social houses for the less well off to rent or buy. not sure if it would work but i think that is the theory. First thing Fev needs before any houses is a bypass
Title: Re: Should we have 450 new homes built in Featherstone
Post by: Gladiator on August 30, 2012, 04:26:05 pm
I agree with that
Title: Re: Should we have 450 new homes built in Featherstone
Post by: RobX on September 03, 2012, 07:13:05 am
The proposal
pdf file

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CEEQFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fconsult.wakefield.gov.uk%2Ffile%2F392838&ei=tUZEUPLSI-Ki0QXC2YHICg&usg=AFQjCNHc1FXDhWiTaDZWk5cQM9HECERM0w&cad=rja

We aint getting no bypass ,a traffic survey says our road will cope lol
Title: Re: Should we have 450 new homes built in Featherstone
Post by: Gladiator on September 06, 2012, 09:46:43 pm
It will be interesting what the Town Council have to say about the proposal.
Title: Re: Should we have 450 new homes built in Featherstone
Post by: Kim on September 07, 2012, 12:22:19 am
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Title: Re: Should we have 450 new homes built in Featherstone
Post by: thebest4fev on September 07, 2012, 05:53:02 pm
The Town Council as a body will not have a view. Individual Councillors will have. I am sure will express their views when the proposal becomes a
reality, at present it is at the consultation stage.
Title: Re: Should we have 450 new homes built in Featherstone
Post by: Gladiator on September 12, 2012, 09:26:18 pm
Here is an interesting link to the Guardian newspaper.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/may/29/3m-young-adults-live-parents
Three million young adults in the UK living with their parents because they cannot afford housing.
Featherstone's answer is not to build any homes that they CAN afford but to build more homes they CANNOT afford.
Tremendous.
Title: Re: Should we have 450 new homes built in Featherstone
Post by: thebest4fev on October 01, 2012, 06:45:24 pm
Outline planning has been applied for Pontefract Road (land off) the application is to build 158 houses and clear the allotments and put a access road onto Pontefract road at the Jubilee steps. eventually the total amount of houses is 297and  NOT 450. Any support or opposition needs to be lodged with WMDC Planning by Nov 2nd.
If anyone wants to discuss this I suggest you contact your District Councillors Graham Isherwood, Dick Taylor or June Cliffe.