LETTER: Pinxton is a small village that is already struggling

Protesters gather on the greenfields behind Talbot Street which is narrow and busy and where developers want to build 250 houses, United Kingdom on 2 October 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley.
Protesters gather on the greenfields behind Talbot Street which is narrow and busy and where developers want to build 250 houses, United Kingdom on 2 October 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

With reference to the article “New estate ‘destroys views’” in last week’s Ashfield Chad on page 10.

As a Pinxton resident I am extremely angered by the proposal by AWG for the 212 houses it is proposing to gain planning permission for in Pinxton.

Pinxton is a SMALL village already struggling with high traffic volumes at peak times, not to mention an over-subscribed doctors’ surgery and few school places remaining.

A total of 212 houses will mean at least 212 more cars on the road – potentially double that if households have more than one car per house.

The consultation evening AWG held at the village hall was, in my opinion, an absolute joke.

Two men in suits trying to address concerns and questions of hundreds of concerned and upset residents was insufficient. 
Not to mention them running out of questionnaire forms on the evening and also a very large number of residents – (particularly those whose properties will potentially have these new houses looking into their back gardens – not even receiving letters advising when the consultation was scheduled to be held.

AWG should be aware that a 1,000 strong Facebook page of opposers – plus numerous others who aren’t signed up to Facebook – are currently researching opposing this plan in every which way they can with a committee who have formed with people who have extensive amounts of time and commitment, plus knowledge, to stop this.

Claire Crew

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