For the past 14 years I have been an officer in a tenants and residents association (TARA) helping my community.
At the same time I have been studying at Sheffield University for my BA in community policy and practice, I then found myself working as a land acquisition person. I looked at Swathwick area because it is an ageing community that has seen no development for more than 30 years. The parish council states Wingerworth has issues with affordable houses, it also has issues with bungalows, only four being built in a total of 1,700 homes states Wings magazine. Here is an opportunity to develop for the community and the development will help the old, infirm and young. Contrary to what some residents believe the land is not green belt it is green fields that are grade four at the bottom of Chartwell Avenue not the top which is green belt.
These have been submitted to the council’s request for building land to help the council with its five-year supply of housing, it must also be pointed out the site is well screened and would not be a serious loss at the side of what the community could gain from the development.
Land Acquisition Ltd