Save Feltham's Showman's Heritage from unwanted development and Community Destruction.
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The Showman's Guild Community have been resident in Feltham for in excess of 100 years. They have lived as a Community in partnership with the wider Feltham Community as the Town has grown around them. The land and properties are mainly individually owned by the Showman Residents with some properties being Council Housing. The Community have built their Homes on this Estate. They base their well established traditional Businesses in this area; raise their Families and contribute to the wider Community. A lot of the residents in the Station Estate Road and New Road that are being threatened were born and have lived all of their lives in this close knit Community as have several generations before them.
Feltham has recently been designated a Housing Priority Area and Hounslow Council has formulated a Master Plan in accordance with this. This Master Plan has identified Station Estate Road and the adjoining New Road Homes for development and is the only site identified that is already Residential. The Residents in this Community have been informed that they would have to relocate if this Plan goes ahead - this is against their wishes and insults the Heritage of this Community. The Council have not made any plans for this Community; they have no idea where they would relocate this Community and no understanding of the needs of this Community. Any land designated for the Showman's usage needs to be sanctioned for their sole use and be deemed appropriate; they cannot just be given open land. On Station Estate Road and New Road they have built their Homes and storage for their Businesses. The multi-story development that the Council is proposing is not necessary and not wanted by the wider local Community. It would remove the open Suburban feel of Feltham that you get when leaving the Railway Station. The additional properties being proposed would put additional strains on the Feltham Infrastructure.
Please support this Historic Community and prevent them from being dispersed by signing this petition against the inclusion of This Community in the Feltham Master Plan.
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