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Calagate pressure ‘still on’


The public right of way from Barnt Green through the Cala Homes estate to the Lickey Hills will “one day” be open, the parish council heard.
Gates were installed by the developer at either end of a section of the intended footpath, despite planning officers asking for them to be removed from the plans. Cala Homes has since described the public footpath as “an aspiration”.
District councillor Charlie Hotham told the parish council’s March meeting that he was not able to say too much about the dispute, which is being pursued by Bromsgrove’s planning officers.
“As I have said before, it is a slow and long process, but as long as the pressure is kept on, we will get there,” he said. “I am keeping the pressure on, I know the officers are working on it in the best way they can, so hopefully, one day that gate will open,” added Coun Hotham.