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Westbridge Park development plan “unsound”

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Stafford Borough Council’s plan to designate Westbridge Park as a site for mixed-use development in the Local Plan has been labelled “unsound” by an independent inspector. Stephen Pratt held a number of sessions in public in October and November – you can see a report, plus full audio recording, of the examination of the Westbridge Park issue HERE. Mr Pratt’s ...

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Westbridge Park fight goes on, says KWPG

The organisers of the Keep Westbridge Park Green campaign group have issued a statement following the publication of the Stafford Borough Council consultation report last week. The borough council published the report from Beattie Communications on its website last week – more about that HERE. KWPG say they will continue to fight a food store on Westbridge Park and have ...

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More Westbridge consultation on the way?

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The report on Stafford Borough Council’s leisure consultation in Stone earlier this year calls for more consultation, the creation of a liaison group to “engage constructively” with the council and a fresh study on the need for a new supermarket/foodstore in the town. The council released the 79-page consultation report from consultants Beattie Communications today on its plans for new ...

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Over 200 runners in the Westbridge 5

Over 200 runners took part in the Westbridge 5 race on the opening day of this year’s Stone Festival. The five-mile race around Westbridge Park and down the canal to Aston and back attracted 217 runners, with Stone’s Ben Gamble (below) – a member of Tipton Harriers – winning the Stone Master Marathoners-organised race. Full results will be on the ...

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TVT response to Westbridge Park plans on hold

Trent Vision Trust (TVT) say they will crack on with their plans to redevelop land off The Filleybrooks near Stone fire station after the borough council put its plans for Westbridge Park on hold. TVT say their site is the best spot for a new supermarket in the town and has called on Stone Town Council and Stafford Borough Council ...

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Council puts Westbridge Park plans on hold

Stafford Borough Council has put its leisure plans for Westbridge Park on hold following the results of the public consultation. The council issued this press release today (Tuesday 19th March), which is published here in full: Plans for a new leisure centre at Westbridge Park are on hold following a consultation with people in Stone and the North of the ...

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Keep Westbridge Park Green press release

Keep Westbridge Park Green issued a press release today calling on Stafford Borough Council to “stand by its commitment to withdraw the proposal for a supermarket on the Park given the opposition of residents”. Campaign organisers say that over 700 people completed consultation forms at the KWPG stand on the High Street recently, with the huge majority opposed to a ...

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Funfair at Westbridge Park

Stone Festival’s spring funfair will be at Westbridge Park from Wednesday 13th to Sunday 17th March. The fairground – which will be at the back of the park, near the Scout hut – gets under way at 6pm on Wednesday, with all rides half price on opening night! The funfair will be open from 6pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, ...

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Alleyne’s fears over Westbridge Park plans

Alleyne’s High School issued a press release today over the borough council’s proposed plans for Westbridge Park. In the release, the school states that a swimming pool as part of any new leisure centre at Westbridge would see the school’s pool – “a major loss not only for the students of Alleyne’s High School but also the first and middle ...

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Westbridge Park consultation nears end

Time is running out to have your say on the borough council’s plans to redevelop Westbridge Park. The consultation closes on Saturday 2nd March, so make sure you take part in the consultation on the borough council website HERE Click HERE to see the borough council’s plan for Westbridge Park See all of A Little Bit of Stone’s Westbridge Park coverage ...

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