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Development of GE/Alstom site of Lichfield Road

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by c0tt0nt0p, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. gilbert grape

    gilbert grape Well-Known Forumite

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    Topo survey should be interesting and then what levels and depth they have to break, level, decontaminate!!!
    With the whole of Stafford turning into a housing estate, I just wonder if anybody could have the forethought to "put aside" such an area for future industrial use? Probably not!! Imagine having a central industrial and business area that people don't have to drive to and could live locally enough to walk to work!
     
  2. Martin

    Martin Well-Known Forumite

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    If this gets past then surely someone somewhere has has been stuffed with brown paper envelopes of money!!! The local infastructure round there can't even cope!
     
  3. Chillybean

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    Can't find a brown envelope for love nor money in any stationary shops in Stafford..strange that!
     
  4. c0tt0nt0p

    c0tt0nt0p Well-Known Forumite

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    Through a new incentive Stafford is to be twinned with Manilla....
     
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  5. Noah

    Noah Well-Known Forumite

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    Watching the people stripping out the buildings most are wearing yellow or orange hi-vis jackets, however a few seem to be wearing haz-mat suits.
     
  6. PeterD

    PeterD ST16 Represent.

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    This will be approved. Nothing of a planning and development nature surprises me in Stafford. I wouldn’t say all corrupt people are councillors. But all councillors etc.
     
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    Why shouldn't it be approved? What are the planning policy reasons for refusing the scheme?
     
  8. kyoto49

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    One thing that jumps out at me with all these new houses is the lack of joined up thinking. By that I mean this: a housing estate is planned, submitted, passed and built, then another, thenanother, always in a piecemeal fashion. Where's the bigger picture stuff? Where are the integrated open spaces, new parks, and I don't mean 2 swings and a see saw. Where are the proper parks, places to walk dogs, run, play football... Infact where are any additional outdoor sporting facilities going to be? Its typical Stafford. Green space should be a priority in all plans but we all know it doesn't make profit so doesn't happen.

    Final thought.. Who is buying all these shit houses?:(
     
  9. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Mmm, there's still space left between Doxey and Tillington....
     
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    Withnail Well-Known Forumite

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    *What we need is more development of 'brownfield' sites*

    Submits 'brownfield' site development proposal...

    *Except not like that!*
     
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  11. Barnsey

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    All Help to Buy driven, and late economic cycle greed, always gets nuts like this before a downturn, history rhymes! Stafford Council want all the band D (and above) council tax they can get their hands on. Huge funding crisis ahead for elderly care given the older than average population of the town, and getting older every year, so I can somewhat understand the desire to bring in more young working families.

    I've not been in Stafford long but I don't get the sense that all these new housing estates are being built in response to an exploding local jobs market. I guess there's some demand from those moving up from Birmingham/Wolverhampton but surely not enough to justify the crazy sum of all the new build projects right now, especially if HS2 gets canned.

    Tixall Road, Castle Street, GE site @ St Leonards Ave and soon the Forebridge site, the epic Burleyfields development, Marston Grange, the list goes on!

    We're on a 5 year old estate, and it's pretty obvious most living here are driving well out of Stafford every day for work given that every narrow driveway has at least 2 cars on it, yet I can walk to most key places within 20-30 minutes. We all know the case for reducing traffic through alternative transport is absolute b******s.
     
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    Withnail Well-Known Forumite

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    Are you, in essence, suggesting that SBC is hard for the D?
     
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    Planning application gone in today Thursday 14th may to start to demolish this site 1st September 2020
     
  15. Martin

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    I've no doubt that as unfeasible as this development is, it will be passed *cough* someone's been given a brown envelope *cough*
     
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    That's 2 weeks isolation for you
     
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