Cotswolds Labour opposes Bathurst plan in Cirencester.
An article describing Cotswolds Labour’s opposition to the Bathurst housing development plan in Cirencester was published by the Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard in December 2017 and can be found on their website with the title: Cotswolds Labour opposes Bathurst plan for 2,350 homes in Cirencester.
As explained in the article, Cotswolds Labour opposes the development because:
- It would increase traffic congestion in the town and on the by-pass.
- It will bring new residents into the area who will in all likelihood commute to work in other areas because there are insufficient employment opportunities locally.
- It will build on arable farmland instead of regenerating brownfield sites.
- The plan does not make enough provision for affordable housing.
- The high cost of the planned homes excludes the young and the less well-off who have the greatest need.
- It will create added burdens on Cirencester’s infrastructure.