The Clerk and I attended a meeting in December with Oxalis Planning and Bloor Homes. They are preparing to submit an outline planning application for 150 – 180 homes in the fields next to Sellor’s Playing Field.
The plan they are thinking about provides a large area on the further side of the brook which is part of the flood attenuation plans and may be available as public open space.
There may be an opportunity to work with them in terms of further developing a Community Hall and other facilities. This might possibly involve a ‘land swap’ with houses being built on the site of the existing Sellor’s Playing Field and a new Community/Village Hall being sited near the potential public open space which could become a ‘new Sellor’s Playing Fields’ with a car park (possibly for joint use of the Hall and Play Area) with improved facilities.
It was agreed at the Parish Council meeting in December that the Parish Council would hold discussions with Oxalis and Bloor regarding a ‘land swap’. Please be clear that while discussions will take place they will not result in an exchange of land unless there is an agreement which is believed to be satisfactory to all parties.
Councillor Allen Wood,
Chairman of the Parish Council