Petition objecting the development of 110 dwellings on Barrows Lane B26 football pitches.

Petition objecting the development of 110 dwellings on Barrows Lane B26 football pitches.

0 have signed. Let’s get to 1,500!
At 1,500 signatures, this petition is more likely to get picked up by local news!
Kirsty Goddard started this petition to The Co-operative Society with Persimmon Builders

●The proposed development 110 properties ( including a 3 storey apartment block  and social housing ) on the existing Co-op Club ,   Barrows Lane , Yardley B26 football pitches will have an enormous impact on our health , wellbeing ,wildlife  and safety and loss of sporting facilities  . Those who live close to the development will see house values drop , more noise and an enormous effect  in the local area including  more crime and quality of life impacted on.  We need to come together as a community to raise our objections to this development. 

●It is estimated that this development could mean an extra 270 cars on the road in the local area causing more congestion with associated danger from increased traffic ( Yardley is already a WM Police hot spot for car accidents and mortality  involving children ) 

●There are limited,  or no spare school places locally and there would be considerable loss of amenity for young people to play football and other outdoor sports at a time when we are concerned about rising  child obesity. In addition, we are losing a potential community centre which could provide constructive activities for young people.

● The E.U already have Birmingham as a high risk for air pollution which effects our health e.g. lungs- especially children . The increased air pollution from all the additional cars ( 270 approximately) together with the loss of green space including trees will make air pollution in the area worse . 

● The loss of local green space will also result in a further loss of valuable wildlife corridors .  This is OUR local green space which has value for both people and wildlife . Every bit of green space mitigates against air pollution by soaking up harmful emissions. As Birmingham is now working to improve air quality and recognises the importance of this as an issue to the people of Birmingham , allowing the destruction of so much green land is counter productive .  

● An extra pressure would also be added to local doctors and medical centres and other amenities .

This report by Dispatches also highlights the poor quality building work of Persimmon Homes 

https://t.co/UUhaxVwYhP

0 have signed. Let’s get to 1,500!
At 1,500 signatures, this petition is more likely to get picked up by local news!