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Representation 756 on BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) by Ron & Margaret Speakman

Support / Object: OBJECT
Document Link: BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) - Glemsford
Representation: The current road network cannot cope with the existing vehicular movements, both directly through and round the village. The main road through the village is virtually single lane due to parked cars,which must lead to problems with access for emergency services.
An increase in population will have a dramatic and serious effect on the availability of the surgery and medical staff to be able to cope.
Glemsford Academy is full with a waiting list, Hartest school has room for only 40 more children.
Drainage and water capacity issues.
Lack of social facilities and retail.

Original submission

We strenuously object to these developments for the following reasons:

1 The current road network cannot cope with the existing vehicular movements, both directly through and round the village.
The main road through the village is virtually single lane due to parked cars,which must lead to problems with access for
emergency services. The school gates lie facing the main through road, with additional traffic causing a further safety hazard.
1000 new homes = 2000 adults plus children. This will lead to at least 1000 additional vehicles using the network.

2 The current medical facility in the village already supports the villages of Cavendish, Hartest and Stanstead. Any further increase
in population will have a dramatic and serious effect on the ability of the surgery and medical staff to be able to cope.

3 Glemsford Academy (local village school) is full with a waiting list, with Hartest school having room for only 40 more children.

4 We understand that there are currently problems with the drainage and water system, which with the further number of homes proposed can only lead to health and medical problems.

5 Social facilities , for instance, employment, youth and childrens facilities , lack of adult facilities and lack of retail.

We await your reply in due course.


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