Cllr Lesley Clarke was interviewed this morning by Tim Ashburner on Marlow FM 97.5 . The stadium was a hot topic and Cllr Clarke praised GASP for the success of its campaign, but at the same time falsely accused it of disinformation and scaremongering over housing figures.
The housing figures were gleaned from WDCs own documents.
Taking the data from presentation <download> you will note the amount of land to be sold off to fund the full assortment of facilities ranges from 16 to 63 hectares depending on magnitude of development. Using the WDC housing strategy guide 2009 to 2014 <download> a target housing density of 40 houses per hectare is quoted. Thus with the above data we can say the range of houses will be 640 to 2,520. These are not figures plucked out of the air but derived from WDC’s own data.
In later presentations by WDC employees, the lower figure of 600 houses was publicly announced. This is the figure GASP has used since in its leaflets.
During the interview Cllr Clarke stated she was unaware of any plans of the proposal but did allude to the fact she was aware of a re-alignment of the runway.
We must presume she was mysteriously absent and was not appraised by her staff then of this presentation <download>. With 150 cars per acre, a minimum of 23 acres would be required for parking alone.
*credit: Reproduced (unedited) with permission of Marlow FM 97.5 on 6th June 2011 (08:30 -09:30) - The Breakfast Show with Tim Ashburner