“You are probably aware of the planning application by Hodgetts Estate to build on the fields between the M42 and Dordon /Birchmoor village. [see map below] At certain peak times , the number of HGVs going west along the A5 from this site could increase by 21%.

The Borough’s Local Plan [September 2021] says that this land should be kept as a “strategic gap” to clearly separate Tamworth from the villages of Dordon and Polesworth.

Hodgetts Estate argue that: –

  • there is an urgent, regional need for more logistics and lorry sites in and around the M42 / A5
  • their proposed changes to the landscape will enhance biodiversity and the natural environment.
  • the need for logistics and a large lorry park outweighs the benefits of keeping ALL this land as a “strategic gap “

No decision has yet been made about this application. It is not a done deal – but it IS really important that local people make their views known now. There will not be another chance.

So I am writing to ask if you could write or email your comments before the public consultation ends on January 31st [deadline for replies has been extended].

Join the consultation here http://planning.northwarks.gov.uk/portal/servlets/ApplicationSearchServlet?PKID=122720&fbclid=IwAR0k1qgaPAqkn485NEL5hBY4qus8gylFJvEbRE3qDvLGp_-gVxUqkrYOY34

You can email – [email protected] or [email protected]

Here is the address if you find it easier to write a letter :-

The Planning Department

North Warwickshire Borough Council Council House
South Street

Please remember to include your name and address.

The more public responses there are, the better – one or two sentences is better than not commenting at all.

Please email or write now.”

Councillor Jacky Chambers – Dordon Borough Councillor

Map of proposed Development site – Lorry park and warehouse facility on land NE of Junction 10.
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