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Connecting Coventry Print E-mail
Written by Sue Jones   
Thursday, 01 March 2018 11:47

The ‘Connecting Coventry’ programme aims to improve transport links so the city can attract more investment and jobs, improve the quality of life for all those who live and work in the city – and make sure it is ready for its role as UK City of Culture in 2021.

The plans were first discussed a year ago and Councillors met in February to hear an update and agree the next steps.

The four main parts of the plan are:
-Major road and rail proposals, especially around Jaguar Land Rover and the University of Warwick and to connect to HS2 and UK Central
-A major increase in capacity at Coventry Railway Station, and road improvements around the area to support Friargate and city centre attractions
-Road improvements to the north-west of the city and at the A444 and M6 Junction 3
-Very Light Rail – investment in the research, development and introduction of a Very Light Rail system.

Councillors will hear that funding for the schemes is available from a number of sources, including the West Midlands Combined Authority; the Department for Transport; and private developers.

So far, a total of £141m has been secured, with more bids awaiting approval.

A report says investment and action is needed now to make sure the city can cope with challenges in the years ahead – including more people living in and visiting the city.

More information on the Connecting Coventry programme can be found on the Council’s website – visit www.coventry.gov.uk and search ‘Connecting Coventry’.

The Appendix to the plan shows a draft of the proposed future works


Last Updated on Saturday, 26 May 2018 12:06
Second consultation Print E-mail
Written by Sue Jones   
Saturday, 13 January 2018 18:18

Thank you to everyone who attended the second Consultation on Kings Hill last week.  There were only minor alterations to the original proposals. 
Residents expressed their serious concerns about the volume of traffic that will result from the development and also the proposed Bus Gates which will access onto Green Lane.

If you were unable to attend you can look at the developer's proposals on the website https://www.kingshillparkco.uk/ and also make your comments.

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 January 2018 18:19
Finham Needs You Print E-mail
Written by Sue Jones   
Saturday, 13 January 2018 17:54




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Could you email your ideas to Paul Davies who is chairing a group working on the
Neighbourhood Plan for Finham?

Your ideas will be used to make a Questionnaire for everyone to complete.

Please email;
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Last Updated on Saturday, 13 January 2018 18:12
Consultation Events-November 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Sue Jones   
Thursday, 23 November 2017 20:14

A reminder that there will be two Consultation Events taking place this week on the
proposed development on Kings Hill.
Stoneleigh Village Hall – 14.00 – 20.00 Friday 24th November 24th  
Finham Park School – 10.00 – 16.00 Saturday 25th November

This will be an opportunity for you to look at the proposals and give your views and
ideas to the Developers from Lioncourt and Savills who will attend. They are
bringing large copies of both the site and the proposed roundabout system at the bottom
of St Martins Road.

Several residents have asked what questions need to be addressed and you
will have your own ideas.

The following are some suggestions that may be helpful:
Any plan should provide a significant greenbelt divide between Coventry Finham)
and Warwickshire (Kenilworth).

To address the issues:-
minimise the air pollution resulting from traffic on the site
protect the Finham Primary school from being overlooked
provide play area for the children of Finham

What numbers of houses are you proposing? What style and size? How many
stories is the tallest building? Their location on Kings Hill?

The location of the Community Centre on the plan is not accessible to the people
of Finham (unless travelling by car) on a very narrow road

Any building should start at the Kenilworth side of the site to use the proposed
infrastructure.  There is an ongoing challenge to Coventry’s housing numbers and
this could make any overspill unnecessary and so any houses built should be purely
to satisfy WDC’s own housing needs

What is the proposed route for construction vehicles onto Kings Hill?

How will the flow of traffic be managed with Kings Hill development, HS2, Solihull
relief road and Stoneleigh Road widening all happening at the same time?

How will the flooding problems be controlled due to this huge new development?

Kings Hill has;
27 ancient ponds with newts and frogs
Bat colonies and Badger sets
Ancient hedgerows and trees that were protected (maps available)
Anglo Saxon sites
Part of the Ancient Arden Forest – we need assurance that these are protected.
How will you do this?

No bus gates onto Green Lane because:-
there is no room on Green Lane 
Once established they can be re-designated as through traffic roads.

The Doctors Surgery at 183 Green Lane has closed and many patients are
transferring to the Sky Blue Medical Centre in Green Lane which will be at capacity. 
Therefore any build will require a surgery for the population.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 November 2017 20:20
Protest at Leamington Town Hall Print E-mail
Written by Sue Jones   
Thursday, 14 September 2017 20:12

Dear Residents

As you know the Planning Inspector has passed the Warwick District Local Plan.  Since then we have been working together with groups from across the city to look at what we do next.

On WEDNESDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER the WDC meets at Leamington Town Hall to formally adopt the Local Plan.  We need all of you to gather at 5.15pm to protest outside the Town Hall as the Councillors gather for their meeting at 6pm.

After the protest we hope you will join us inside to listen to what the Councillors say.

The more people that can attend, the more impact it will have on the Council and make them aware that we are serious in our opposition.

This is the start of our campaign to get the WDC and CCC to look again at the housing numbers which we are challenging and to save the Greenbelt.  The campaign will require funding and we hope that residents will be prepared to support us when we reach that stage.

Hope to see you there


Last Updated on Thursday, 14 September 2017 20:18
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