27th Oct, 2016

New homes on way for village

Evesham Editorial 13th Nov, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A ‘DILAPIDATED’ South Littleton site is set to be revamped after more than 20 homes were approved by councillors.

Wychavon District Council’s planning committee unanimously approved the 21 houses at Forest Lodge on Shinehill Lane at a meeting last Thursday (November 6).

Concerns were, however, raised by Coun Richard Lasota and Coun David Brotheridge as there were fears the 0.6 hectare land, which will include eight affordable homes, would contain asbestos.

Coun Lasota said: “Previously this was an egg form and 30 years ago this egg farm used to supply me and the shop I worked for.

“These chicken sheds were wooden with asbestos. When we start doing the excavation here I want someone to maintain it, so if they do come across asbestos I want a little bit more concern.

“I want to see my village benefit out of this.”

Coun Brotheridge added: “I know the area extremely well and I do feel it is going to benefit the village because what is there at

the moment is very dilapidated.

“My only concern is they refer to some ‘unknown waste’ within 250 metres, but I would argue it is closer than that so there

should be a more in depth surface study.

“Let’s just make sure the contamination is sorted out before we go ahead with this.”