B.L.A.S.T. PRESS RELEASE 15th November 2008 Print


The Green Belt and adjoining Allotments in North Leamington are under threat from developers – proposals submitted to the recent ‘Options for Growth’ consultation carried out by Warwick District Council were on behalf of a major developer to build on the Green Belt behind Northumberland Road across to Old Milverton and Sandy Lane.    

This proposal would require road access from Northumberland Road, Guy’s Cliffe Avenue, Old Milverton Road and Borrowdale Drive.    The access from Borrowdale Drive would mean the loss of many plots at Binswood Allotment Society – some of which have been worked by the same people for over 50 years.

The Welly Walk is starting at 1.30pm on Sunday 23rd November from Northumberland Road (opposite Woodcote Road) across the Green Belt to Old Milverton and back via four allotment societies and our intention is to show Warwick District Council the strength of opposition to development of this area of North Leamington.       

We would urge WDC at their scheduled planning meeting in December/January to vote NO to any proposal to build on Green Belt north of Leamington or any Leamington Allotments.

Our Wheelbarrow Walk in the summer resulted in a unanimous 8 point proposal from Royal Leamington Spa Town Council to WDC that Green Belt and Allotment land should be excluded from any option because of its enormous amenity and ecological value.

The footpath across from Leamington to the Saxon Mill is very popular and well used by hundreds of local people and our pictures show B.L.A.S.T. Committee Members inviting you all to come and join them on the Welly Walk and save our Green Belt.’


B.L.A.S.T. Committee Members: James Philip Wilson, Stanley Anthony,

Ian Fletcher, Geoff Southgate, Paul Gough, Jane Boynton, Sue Caldwell

For more info contact:

Geoff Southgate 01926 311153

or go on our website www.leamingtonallotments.co.uk