I am completely against more housing being built in Wesham, Preston for the following reasons:
1. Unacceptable loss of green space, agricultural land and potential damage to historic bio-heritage site – I was born in Kirkham and raised in Wesham. Mowbreck lane was part of my up bringing of the history of Wesham and a history I wish to pass on to my child and his children. This development ruins that for all people living in Wesham who share the same up bringing I had or similar.
2. An increase in traffic on already over-stretched road system – I had to take my father to hospital in Blackpool the other day – we had to be there for 18:10 – what should be a 20 min journey at most took nearly 1 hour – just to get out of Wesham!! We already have other housing development that has not completed and that will add to this ridiculous traffic situation!
3. Government imposed housing targets do not reflect the local housing market – My husband and I have been looking at upgrading to a larger house in Kirkham/Wesham for the past 18 months, many of the houses on the market back at the start of our search are still on the housing market today – they are not selling – so why increase what houses are on the market – again some Wesham developments are still not complete that are already in existance!!
4. Little or no supporting infrastructure – my son attends Carr Hill High School – the school last year had what can only be described as a damning ofsted report, the numbers at the school are already threatening the quality of service give, any further sharp rise in numbers will see this school explode with too many pupils to be controlled. The only other schools in the area are a private, fee paying school or a bus journey to a Catholic run senior school. More people moving to this area must surely mean new senior schools but to my knowledge there are no plans??? How can that make sense? This will equally be the case for junior schools who must also be facing an over crowding problem.
The current situation in our country is that jobs are in decline, the housing market is in decline, a recession is squeezing this country at every turn. If the jobs are not there, then the people will not come, houses won’t be bought – this is a fact in these trying of times.
The current situation in Wesham is that there are 2 housing developments struggling to sell their houses in Wesham… Why on earth build more? and with it take away Wesham history and deny our children a good education that will be sacrificed by over crowding. Can our public transport system really take more people using it? Can our public roads really take more people using it? My opinion and that of my family is definitely not!
When will you’re local constituents be listened to?
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