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[19 FEB 99] SPON END FORUM PRESS RELEASE
Community Oppose Carbodies/LTI Proposals

Plans unveiled by LTI/Carbodies this week have angered community and residents groups in Spon End and Coundon.

The Coventry taxi company has submitted plans to the City Council for its current site on the Holyhead Road to be developed into a retail park, thus doubling the area of retail space currently occupied by Alvis Park. But Chair of the Spon End Forum, Colin Walker has already written to Councillor Sheila Collins to express local opposition to the plans.

The Forum represents four residents associations as well as other local community organisations in the area, and is co-ordinating the objections of local groups.

Kevin Noble, Chair of Red Brick Residents, said:

"There is no local support for this plan. There is just not the infrastructure to support a second retail development in the area. Spon End and Lower Coundon residents are already trapped in their area by weekend tail-backs and traffic jams on the Holyhead Road."

Residents groups in Spon End and Lower Coundon will also be forming alliances with residents groups around the current Alvis Retail Park to ensure that further retail development is blocked.

The Spon End Forum has submitted its own ideas for the site and would like to see the site retained as light industrial or residential.

FURTHER INFORMATION:
Colin Walker, Chair of Spon End Forum  01203 223809

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