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Representations on BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) - SS0872 - Land east of Richardson Lane, west of Woodlands, Chelmondiston
OBJECT Mr & Mrs Barker Mrs Aitken represented by Savills (Mr William Lusty)
We consider that development of this site would result in greater incursion into the open countryside than a development of our clients' site. As such, we do not consider this to be as suitable as our clients' for housing development. This site appears to have accessibility issues which could prevent it's deliverability.
OBJECT Mr W.J.M. Gosling MBE
This is an important, historic meadow with an abundance of wild fauna and flora. To destroy it would be an act of environmental vandalism.
The proposed entrance/exit road scheme would overload the existing precarious system and would add to the already perilous arrangements at the nearby primary school.
OBJECT Stour & Orwell Society (Ms Emma Proctor King)
This site would protrude randomly into the AONB and is strongly resisted.
NB We doubt that the "extension" to the village envelope - actually disconnected - represents 10 dwellings. As noted above, SOS does not support any presumption in favour of intensification of development within the AONB.
OBJECT Eleanor & Guy Barker & Mrs V Aitken represented by Savills (Mr William Lusty)
Site would result in a greater incursion into the open countryside than development of our clients site. We do not consider this to be as suitable as out clients' for housing development. Site appears to have accessibility issues which could prevent it's deliverability.
COMMENT Historic England (Katie Parsons)
There are several Grade II listed buildings in close proximity to the sites being
considered for allocation in Chelmondiston. Development of these sites would have
an impact upon the setting of the town within the wider landscape which should be
considered. The presence of these heritage assets should be considered carefully as
part of the site allocation process.
SUPPORT Artisan PPS Ltd (Mr. Leslie Short)
A thorough and detailed technical examination of this site reveals that it can be developed for housing of up to 24 dwellings in and appropriate and well designed form without any adverse impact as claimed by others. The technical analysis and evidence will shortly be presented to the Council as a planning application demonstrating the delivery of 24 dwellings including 8 affordable dwellings and the undeniable positive gains and benefits that will flow.
The indicative development scheme is represented in the uploaded attachments.
OBJECT Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB (Ms. Paula Booth)
The site is within the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB and is not considered to be suitable for major development. The location does not respect the existing pattern of development for the village and would result in an unacceptable impacts in relation to landscape character. The site is also within close proximity of the sites designated for nature conservation associated with the Stour & Orwell estuaries.
OBJECT Ronald Watts
The area defined is out of step with the compact layout of the existing village, should not extend across to Richardsons Lane but should be realigned to run parallel to Anchor Mill Lane, thus preserving the linear western boundary to the built up area.
OBJECT Mr David Rogers
Access through Woodlands would cause an unacceptable increase in traffic volumes within the estate and onto the B1456 via the adjacent school. The estate already suffers from much traffic when children are taken to and picked up from school.
Access via Richardsons Lane would cause a problem. Visibility is poor where it joins the 'S' bend on the B1456. At this point traffic on the B1456 is often travelling at 50 - 60mph. This would be a dangerous junction.
OBJECT Mr David Rogers
Any development here would result in an unacceptable increase in traffic on the B1456. This winding narrow road is already too busy and will become even busier with the Ganges development. Road safety will be impaired.
OBJECT mr stephen edevane
SS0872 should not be considered until completion of Shotley & Holbrook developments are complete and as assessment made of the impact on existing services and roads. This development should have vehicle access to the B1456 through the fields to the south of it and only pedestrian access to Woodlands.
OBJECT Chelmondiston PC (Mrs Rosie Kirkup)
Chelmondiston should be classified as a "Hinterland" village. In that case it should not be expected to carry more development than is sufficient to meet its own needs.
Site SS0872 should be removed as it is in an AONB and an area of important open space with views down to the River Orwell. Access to the site is poor and congested, and it is an area where there have been considerable problems with sewage and drainage. It is too far rom the village centre.
OBJECT Mr Anthony Eley
This proposal for 40 homes will impact on the already crowded B1456, will add to the mass of cars, especially when the development of H.M.S. Ganges at Shotley goes ahead as well.
School times already congest Woodlands at drop off and pick up times.
OBJECT Mr Derek Smith
1. Site recognised as AONB.
2. Access unsuitable from Woodlands passes primary school, narrow roads difficult for emergency services.
3. No local facilities in Chelmondiston, meaning increase in traffic - scores less than a Core Village only scores 7 or less.
4. B1456 already experiences too many traffic incidents. If development goes ahead plus Ganes and Holbrook development - car movements would increase by a minimum of 500 cars per day - unacceptable.
5. The peninsula should be designated an area of AONB.
6. Small amount of housing using infill sites only
OBJECT mr alan storey
i consider that land should be reassigned as an AONB as it borders an existing site and would enhance the overall area. There are several sight lines down to the river orwell and back from the shore.Open spaces in a village are important not only for wildlife, but also for the physical and mental health of the residents.There are very poor access points to the site, either via Richardsons lane or Woodlands, which is frequently blocked by parked vehicles.There must be better alternatives
such as extending building along the main rd at either end of the village.
OBJECT mr david martin
Over 20 year historical meadow, not agricultural
AONB, Bridle way, footpath superb river views and view from river and inland views
Important local and visitor amenity
Biodiversity meadow for plant, wildlife and insects that deserves enhancement
Parish Council and residents objections
Poor broadband, mobile telephone, sewage, energy supply and access
Creates more dangerous traffic volumes within estate and onto B1436 via adjacent school
Loss of trees, hedgerows to create access
No jobs, only shop too small, new extremity of village
Too far to travel for services, jobs, shopping, emergency vehicles out of village
OBJECT Mr Philip Evans and 1 other
6 dwellings should be the maximum, contiguous with the western boundary of Woodlands development
* Is wholly within an AONB - there would normally be a presumption against development.
* The area designated is scrubland of high biodiversity value - identified as such in Village Design Statement. As much as possible of this land should be retained in the interests of conservation
Village has no need for executive housing - crying need is for a total of 10 Affordable/Social Housing, as identified in Village Design Statement. Sites SS0204/S50872 combined are a major contribution to an uninterrupted swathe of beautiful rural landscape stretching from Orwell to Stour. This should be preserved undeveloped.