... But no Jobs or additional Water
"AN outline planning application for phase one of the expansion of
Whitfield has been approved, despite a warning that affordable housing
may be dropped from this part of the village development.
At a meeting last Thursday, the planning committee voted in favour of the proposal put forward by developer Phillip Jeans Homes.
Two votes were made against the decision, including one from
Whitfield councillor Jim Back. Five members voted in favour of the
Phase one will see 1,400 homes, a 66-bed care home, a 420-place
primary school, shops, green space and roadworks to upgrade roundabouts
and create new access on the A256.
The overall five-phase, 20-year building project consists of
three sites, comprising six new neighbourhoods, to the west, north and
east of the village.... "
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