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500 homes to get highway improvement

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: January 14, 2014

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GREENFIELD land could be turfed up to make way for 500 homes after outline plans were submitted.

Staffordshire County Council has applied to East Staffordshire Borough Council to turn land at agricultural land Glenville Farm, in Tutbury Road, Burton, into a housing development.

It will include a local centre providing up to 500 sq metres of floor space or pub together with associated car parking and servicing, specialist care housing, and public open space known as Outwoods Green Park.

It will also include access junctions to the A511 Tutbury Road and Rolleston Road, replacing the existing traffic lights with a roundabout in Tutbury Road, and realignment of Harehedge Lane and formation of two mini-roundabouts together with the construction of an off-street car park.

In its planning statement, the council said: “The aim of the scheme is to create an attractive place for people to live and enjoy themselves in an environment that fosters a strong sense of neighbourhood and community.”

Concern has previously been raised by residents over extra traffic on the already gridlocked roads especially during peak times.

As part of the improvement more parking is to be located along the northern side of Harehedge lane to provide parking facilities for parents of pupils to park to drop off/collect their children for school.

A one way slip road is proposed to be accessed off Harehedge lane leading to around 39 parking bays designed as off street space to provide clearly identifiable parking areas next to the schools.

Councillor Liz Staples, who represents Outwoods on the borough council, said: “Residents don’t particularly want new developments but it is down within our Draft Plan and if we have to have it, it is about making sure we can get the best design out of it for the residents and see if we can have the lowest impact on residents.”

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