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Representations on BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) - SS0227 - Land between London Road and A12,
COMMENT Suffolk County Council (Mr. Robert Feakes)
Belstead Quarry Extension - The current safeguarding areas are proposed to change to more defined areas. Sand and gravel is a nationally important resource and Suffolk has a sand and gravel sub regional apportionment figure and it is required to plan for sites to meet this apportionment. The minerals safeguarding area (MSA) is an area of potential mineral resource, identified through the best available data from the British Geological Survey. Its purpose is to protect potentially exploitable sand and gravel deposits from being sterilised by development on top of, or adjacent to those deposits. Following guidance in defining this area , the County Council is looking to safeguard all areas of sand and gravel within the county with an additional 250m buffer to prevent sterilisation of the sand and gravel resource by adjacent development.
OBJECT Copdock and Washbrook Parish Council (Angela Chapman)
Not in the Community Led Development Plan. Located in the fork between London Road and A12 interchange. Heavy traffic noise. Located next to transport cafe and skip hire firm and overnight parking for HGVs. Suffolk draft Mineral Plan likely to impact with increased heavy goods vehicles leaving the quarry site and seeking local rat runs to avoid daily congestion on A12, north bound carriage way. Delays of 15+ minutes experienced daily. Agricultural use was a short-term pig farm possibly to annoy immediate neighbours.
OBJECT M Flaherty
Difficult and dangerous access on to A12.
OBJECT Mrs Elena Stephenson
A12 and Old London Road are operating above their capacity now
There will be an Impact on the sensitive landscapes and historic environment
Local services and facilities are already stretched beyond the capacity
OBJECT Mr Hugh Richards
The village is small and has barely any infrastructure; certainly not sufficient to cope with the volume of proposed housing and industrial development. Pollution will be increased and the character of the village will be completely changed for the worse. In particular, the old A12 is already used by traffic every morning and evening as a rat run to avoid the roundabout at the A12/A14 junction so without major traffic management measures being introduced, Copdock will become a car park.
OBJECT Andrew Butters
There is some evidence that living within 200 metres of a busy road represents an increased risk to health over the long term.
As this entire piece of land is well within 200 metres of the main A12 (which is extremely busy, often with stationary or slow-moving traffic which tails back to this point from the Copdock interchange), it would surely be irresponsible to permit new development upon it.
OBJECT Mr Watling Michael
This area is accessed off very busy road and adjacent a grade 2 listed building. Could be subject to flooding
OBJECT Mrs Amanda Barnes
The road is already dangerous here and there have been several accidents. Adding development here would add to this. No thought seems to have been given to highways or the impact on the neighbouring properties.
OBJECT Mr Terry Corner
SS0227 Land between London Road and A12
Not in the Community Led Development Plan. Located in the fork between London Road and A12 interchange. Heavy traffic noise. Located next to transport café and skip hire firm and overnight parking for HGVs. Suffolk draft Mineral Plan likely to impact with increased heavy goods vehicles leaving the quarry site and seeking local rat runs to avoid daily congestion on A12, north bound carriage way. Delays of 15+ minutes experienced daily. Agricultural use was a short-term pig farm possibly to annoy immediate neighbours.
OBJECT Mrs Jill Korwin
Some growth needed in village but cumulative impact of all developments in Copdock is excessive;significant highways issues and no demand for increased industrial units in village. Contrary to existing policy and NPPF
OBJECT Mrs Michaela Chan
No infrasructure in place. Loss of wildlife habitats. Noise and air pollution.
OBJECT Mr Richard Barnes
Any development in this area would have a detramental effct on the surrounding road system, any junctions or entrances would be very dangerous to existing transport problems.
OBJECT Ms Stella Morland-Pearce
* Prime agricultural land.
* At least part is on a flood plain
* Destruction of historical landscape and track
* Additional traffic dangerous and adding to already congested local & major roads
* No plans for infrastructure to support any building
OBJECT MR STEPHEN EDGELL
The Old London Road is already a road with hazardous 'U' turn breaks and a speed limit rarely respected. It does not have the capacity to take extra vehicles who would be trying to enter/exit the existing structure. Similarly, extra vehicles from homes then using A12 / A14 which is already beyond capacity makes no sense.
our property does not have the luxury of being set back from the road our front door is only 5.3 metres from the verge - already have triple glazing - so any extra noise would be detrimental in terms of noise and pollution
OBJECT Mrs Susan Mundy
This land has been used for several years to keep pigs and may therefor be heavily contaminated.
Cannot be supported by the current village facilities available
OBJECT mr mark curtis
There is no infrastructure (i.e., roads, schools, surgeries, dental practice, sewage, etc). The A12 and surrounding roads are heavily congested during morning and evening rush hours and if the Orwell bridge is closed the entire area is gridlocked. There are protected species on the land in question (bats, badgers, dormice, etc.), we also have live stock, what happens to them? There are many public footpaths used by the Ramblers Association? Copdock is not "Stagnant" as Tom Barker stated on 2nd Nov 2017, its popular because its peaceful and its surrounding natural beauty.