Updated 18th April

To read JPC comments to WDC on 63 Houses West of Bremridge by Taylor Wimpey click here

Extension of closing date for comments – now Monday 24th April


Taylor Wimpey have been forced to stop damaging the Trees, Hedgerows and Bat habitats by the Police – Charges may be brought.

Well done the residents who made this happen.

Meeting on 11th April – Scout Hut.

Attended by over 50 people – must get as much publicity as possible in the fight against TW.

Click Barford Needs You to read article by Simon Morgan,


The Inspector has recommended that

H47 – Land south of Wasperton Lane and East of Sandy Way should not be allocated as a Development site in the New Local Plan. To see where this site is click here

We need to comment on the WDC website – more information about that will follow.

News of this has been circulated by WDC on an e-mail copied below


Warwick District Local Plan Main Modifications consultation will run from Friday 17th March – Friday 5 May, 2017

The Local Plan Examination Hearings were formally closed by the Inspector, Mr Kevin Ward on 15th December. The Inspector stated that main modifications are required to make the submitted plan sound.
The Inspector, in liaison with the council, has prepared Main Modifications to the new Local Plan for public consultation. 
These set out changes, additions or deletions to make the Local Plan ‘sound’ and describe how the district’s housing and employment needs will be met and the infrastructure that will be required to support development.

The Main Modifications can be viewed and commented upon through the Council’s website and all responses should be received no later than 4.45pm on Friday 5th May 2017.


Gladman Housing Development (brochure)  JPC objections to Gladman proposals

The National and Local Policies that govern the Gladman Application are :-
 NPPF – National Planning Policy Framework (here to download or here for 6 page extract)
WDC Local Plan WDC emerging New Local Plan
BNDP - Barford Neighbourhood Development Plan.

 There is a Planning Application W/16/1293 proposing 10 houses at Barford Grange.
(Far end of Westham Lane - west of the by-pass)
 Comments on this application are encouraged
Click  here  to view one of the comments already received.

 Paragraph 55 of the NPPF gives guidelines on promoting sustainable development in rural areas
Click NPPF para 55 to view

The following are valid grounds for comment
Compliance with national or local planning policies
Design / appearance / layout, Loss of privacy, Loss of daylight / sunlight 
Noise / smell and disturbance from the proposal
Traffic generation and access           Economic benefit

The following cannot be taken into account
Impact on property values          Boundary or other legal disputes
 Loss of view            Restrictive covenants
Commercial competition between traders          Damage to property caused by building work
Access for maintenance              Matters of decency or taste

The government needs to satisfy the demand for new houses and so have adopted an approach in favour of Development.
To counter this, we need to state that Local and District need has been met and the local infrastructure cannot support the additional houses.
The new occupants would need to travel for work and social facilities and this would make the development unsustainable.
contact us by email  Chairman@barfordresidents.co.uk