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Representation 605 on BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) by Louise Ward

Support / Object: OBJECT
Document Link: BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) - Glemsford
Representation: The village of Glemsford has already been over developed beyond it's capacity to cope with more housing and traffic.
800 new houses will result in around 2000 extra vehicles all trying to find some where to park and add to the existing parking and traffic problems.
Glemsford is situated within the Stour Valley, and is served by well use footpaths for residents to enjoy the Valley and it's beauty. It would be an act of gross devastation to blight this area with massive house building. GLEMSFORD SHOULD REMAIN AS A VILLAGE AND NOT BE TURNED INTO A NEW TOWN!!

Original submission

I wish to register my objections against a proposed building plan for Glemsford on the following grounds :-

The village of Glemsford has already been over developed beyond it's capacity to cope with more housing and traffic. It is served by 3 very narrow roads which regularly cause congestion and accidents through poor maintenance and too much traffic. Hobbs Lane could not cope with the amount of extra traffic generated by more housing in this area.

The same applies for Hunts Hill, Egremont Street and Brook Street, which are plagued with on street parking, restricting access and movement of through traffic within the village. 800 new houses will result in around 2000 extra vehicles all trying to find some where to park and add to the existing parking and traffic problems.

Glemsford is situated within the Stour Valley, and is served by well use footpaths for residents to enjoy the Valley and it's beauty. It would be an act of gross devastation to blight this area with massive house building.

The village is currently at maximum capacity with housing and traffic, and on street parking. To add more will ruin it and effectively turn it into a massive car park. There are other places in the area better served by wider roads and support facilities to build.

'Little and often' would be a better way to build much needed houses, than the mass explosion of poorly built and planned housing developments, which generally result in the 'ghettoization' of villages. This whole idea suggests lazy and inept planning on behalf of the council and should be resisted as a quick fix solution. GLEMSFORD SHOULD REMAIN AS A VILLAGE AND NOT BE TURNED INTO A NEW TOWN!!

Your sincerely
Louise Ward


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