LA048 - Land south of Wattisham Road, Bildeston

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16676

Received: 17/09/2019

Respondent: Bildeston Parish Council

Representation:

We object most strongly to the continued allocation of site LA048 (previously SS0278), off Wattisham Road.
We reiterate our previous objection to this site.
The site in the draft allocation off Wattisham Road (marked LA048) is not suitable for development, especially on highway grounds. Closer to the High Street, Wattisham road is so narrow as to render it effectively a single track road, with passing only possible by encroachment onto private driveways. Visibility at the junction with the High Street is also very poor and the High Street itself is narrow. Improvement is not possible due to the close proximity of historic buildings.
The comments in the JLP about retaining and enhancing the public right of way do nothing to address these concerns.
We note that Suffolk County Council has been consulted on the draft allocations and has provided highways comments. However, it appears that this has been done as a desktop exercise and the constraints of the lower part of Wattisham Road have been overlooked. This could have been avoided if the County Council had been provided with the Parish Council’s comments in response to the previous consultation.
We also believe that there will be real deliverability/ viability issues with the site, given the difficulties of foul and surface water drainage and the extent of available capacity already take by the site east of Artiss Close. We strongly recommend that these issues are investigated in more detail before the next stage of the JLP process.

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16681

Received: 17/09/2019

Respondent: KBB (Keep Bildeston Beautiful)

Representation:

We strongly object on the grounds of inadequate Highway Safety for pedestrian and vehicle traffic alike that would arise at and about the existing junction of Wattisham Road with Bildeston High Street and also along Wattisham Road in general, the only practical means of access between the village and the site and with approximately half a mile distance between the two.
Development of the site would additionally give rise to an increased risk of flooding elsewhere within the village that would need to be addressed under the NPPF before planning approval could be granted.

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We strongly object on the grounds of inadequate Highway Safety for pedestrian and vehicle traffic alike that would arise at and about the existing junction of Wattisham Road with Bildeston High Street and also along Wattisham Road in general, the only practical means of access between the village and the site and with approximately half a mile distance between the two.
Development of the site would additionally give rise to an increased risk of flooding elsewhere within the village that would need to be addressed under the NPPF before planning approval could be granted.

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16711

Received: 18/09/2019

Respondent: KBB (Keep Bildeston Beautiful)

Representation:

We strongly object on the grounds of inadequate Highway Safety for pedestrian and vehicle traffic alike that would arise at and about the existing junction of Wattisham Road with Bildeston High Street, the only practical means of access linking the village with the site and around half a mile from site.
Development of the site would additionally give rise to increased risk of flooding elsewhere within the village that would need to be properly addressed under the NPPF requirements before planning approval could be granted.

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We strongly object on the grounds of inadequate Highway Safety for pedestrian and vehicle traffic alike that would arise at and about the existing junction of Wattisham Road with Bildeston High Street, the only practical means of access linking the village with the site and around half a mile from site.
Development of the site would additionally give rise to increased risk of flooding elsewhere within the village that would need to be properly addressed under the NPPF requirements before planning approval could be granted.

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17087

Received: 24/09/2019

Respondent: Suffolk Preservation Society

Representation:

SPS objects to the location of this site for 75 houses due to the impact the extra traffic generated will have on the narrow historic street of the Bildeston Conservation Area. The High Street is lined by grade II listed buildings, most of which are back edge of pavement, and has narrow pavements. We consider that this proposed allocation raises highway safety and heritage concerns and should be removed from the plan.

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SPS objects to the location of this site for 75 houses due to the impact the extra traffic generated will have on the narrow historic street of the Bildeston Conservation Area. The High Street is lined by grade II listed buildings, most of which are back edge of pavement, and has narrow pavements. We consider that this proposed allocation raises highway safety and heritage concerns and should be removed from the plan.

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17673

Received: 28/09/2019

Respondent: Mr Robert Lindsay

Representation:

The site is wholly unsuitable because all residents will be forced to drive along narrow, medieval Wattisham Road and then the length of the narrow medieval High Street (both in a conservation area) to get to the nearest town and to Ipswich.

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The proposed site is not suitable for development of this size. All traffic from the site would likely use Wattisham Road which is very narrow for the first 100m or so where it joins the High Street (less than 2 cars width) and the junction with the High Street is also very narrow. There are already frequent complaints from residents of Wattisham Road about the lack of refuge for pedestrians and cars meeting each other on this stretch and also problems coming out of Wattisham Road onto the High Street and lack of visibility for pedestrians crossing the entrance to Wattisham Road (attached photo of entrance to Wattisham Road taken from High Street pavement shows blind crossing for pedestrians walking north on High Street). Both the High Street and the lower stretch of Wattisham Road are lined by medieval buildings close to the road, making mitigation impossible. The proposed development would also significantly add to traffic on an already busy, narrow High Street with inadequate width pavements - 50cm in many places. Bildeston's beauty is in it's medieval streets. Residents of this site would be forced to drive the length of the High Street to get to the nearest town - Hadleigh or to Ipswich, thus further disrupting the atmosphere of what is a conservation area.

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Support

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 18054

Received: 27/09/2019

Respondent: Fleur Homes

Agent: EJW Planning Limited

Representation:

Fleur Homes supports the allocation of land south of Wattisham Road, Bildeston (LA048) for up-to 75 dwellings

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Comment

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 18306

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Suffolk County Council

Representation:

Add: An archaeological assessment and measures for managing impacts on archaeological remains are provided.
The IDP should reflect that the carriageway needs to be widened and a footway required for this site. This should link to the existing footway network, providing a safe route to the school. Policy should require the need for the footway to link to the existing footway network.

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Comment

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 18536

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Historic England

Representation:

There are no known heritage assets within the site boundary which would be affected by the development of this site. However, the site lies immediately adjacent to Wattsham Road which lies along a Roman Road route and as such increases archaeological potential. The presence of these heritage assets should be considered carefully as part of the development of the site.

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 19107

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Suffolk Constabulary

Agent: Lawson Planning Partnership Ltd.

Representation:

Insert a new paragraph (below healthcare provision) as follows:
VII. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards police facilities provision.

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