The Friends of Thorpe Woodland are disappointed to hear that the owners of Thorpe Woods have decided to ignore the views of local people and the stated position of Broadland District Council and have decided to once again put forward new proposals to build housing over Thorpe Woods. The latest plans differ little from their last attempt, they envisage building 300 houses together with supporting roads etc over a large area of the woods.
This new proposal ignores the fact that Broadland District Council has already formally identified enough land to accommodate house building for the next 10 years and that they have identified Thorpe Woods as an area unsuitable for development due to its importance as a County Wildlife site, and due to the widespread local opposition to any development on this much loved green space.
We gather that the developers Socially Conscious Capital have written to the council and have asked to meet them within the next week, therefore we think it is essential for us to once again make clear to the council that we continue to oppose any development in these beautiful woods.
You can help by please sending an email to the following local councillors stating you continued opposition to any development in Thorpe Woods, the following councillors have been longstanding supporters of Thorpe Woods and have staunchly opposed their development:
In addition to contacting the council you may also think about writing a letter to the press, their email address is EDPLetters@archant.co.uk
Socially Conscious Capitals new proposals can be viewed here:
With your help we can once again protect Thorpe woods for future generations.
Thank you for your continued support.