Sproughton

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16785

Received: 20/09/2019

Respondent: Barbara Rush

Representation:

Amount of housing proposed will have environmental impacts that have not been offset. Environmental gains should be made. Lack of future planning has a cumulative effect when taking into account the busyness of Burstall Lane and bottleneck of the main Street. No plans to increase employment or public transport. Schooling and access to GPs are not given priority. No detailed assessment of heritage. Desperate need for affordable housing for the lower waged or where only one/two bedrooms are needed.

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Dear Babergh and Mid Suffolk,

I have read the details of the local plan on line and wish to register my objections.

The amount of housing proposed will have environmental impacts that have not been offset by, for example, imaginative tree planting or consideration for the scarcity of water and the inevitable lowering of the water table. Environmental gains should be made. Such lack of future planning has a cumulative effect when taking into account the busyness of Burstall Lane and the bottleneck of the main Street through Sproughton which is used to avoid the Copdock roundabout.

There are no plans to increase employment in the area therefore meaning that cars will have to be used as there are no plans to increase public transport. Further infrastructure considerations such as schooling and access to a GP service are not given a priority.

I also note that there seems to be no detailed assessment on the heritage of the area.

It would be good to see what type of housing is proposed as there is a desparate need for affordable housing for the lower waged or where only one/two bedrooms are needed.

Incidentally, the website is very difficult to negotiate and finding out how to comment not easy hence the use of this email.

I look forward to receiving confirmation from you that this email has been received.

Yours sincerely

Barbara Rush

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17046

Received: 24/09/2019

Respondent: Margaret Eggleton

Representation:

The proposed number of new development's for our delightful small Village of Sproughton are completely and utterly out of all proportion and keeping for us and any of our other small Villages locally.

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17048

Received: 24/09/2019

Respondent: Mr Simon Wood

Representation:

I would like to object in the strongest terms about the level of development Sproughton Parish is currently experiencing.
If the joint local plan is completed along with speculative applications Sproughton will completely lose it's village identity and become a suburb of Ipswich.

I am certain that the local needs of Sproughton do not equate to 50% of the 7560 houses which Babergh says is needed.

The road infrastructure cannot handle any further development.
The land highlighted is important agricultural land (in one instance an allotment plot has been earmarked for heavens sake!).
Sproughton has an environmental weight limit through it incorporating a bridge with a 7.5 tonne weight limit which is supposed to be enforced but rarely is. More development will bring more traffic.

The residents do not want further development and they wish to continue to enjoy living in a village location.
Please consider their views moving forward

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17590

Received: 27/09/2019

Respondent: Mrs Jayne Kettle

Representation:

Traffic - Why has no consideration been given to Copdock Interchange, this is causing great problems in Sproughton and local networks. At peak times, you cannot move in or out of Sproughton.
Safety - There are serious issues with regard to the new footpath.
Pollution - The traffic now using the village is causing great pollution.
Damage - Increased traffic movement is damaging existing roads, including the small bridge.
The cumulative effect of your plan on our infrastructure within a four mile radius is not sustainable - specifically impact on our heritage context of the landscape.

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17938

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Mr Ken Seager

Representation:

Our village and it's community and character are set to be swamped by the extent of the development proposed within and around it. Not just modified, but totally destroyed: swept away by a tidal wave of development that will provide a large proportion of the total housing development required in the Babergh Council area. The cumulative impact of all the proposed development is that Sproughton is destined to become just another suburb of Ipswich

The plan speaks of improvements to local facilities and infrastructure, but whatever improvements are planned to local services like schools, health centres etc as a sweetener for such a tactic will not, in my view, compensate in any way for the loss of identity we will inevitably suffer.

I cannot, for the life of me, see the sense in converting arable farming land that actually grows food for an ever-increasing population and helps to offset greenhouse gas emissions into roads, houses, factories and other hard landscape, unless there is absolutely no alternative.

I urge the Council to reconsider its entire approach to future housing need in Babergh.

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 18018

Received: 27/09/2019

Respondent: Chris Brown

Representation:

Sproughton Parish appears to be providing the bulk of development land across Babergh. You highlight the pressures this puts on local services but your solution, "contribution to the satisfaction of the LPA, is woefully inadequate".
For example -
No capacity to expand medical practices at Hawthorn Drive or Pinewood.
You ask for contributions for junction improvements on the A1071. This is totally inadequate, as it takes no account of the problems that already exist accessing Ipswich from Bramford and Sproughton which will be exacerbated by the planned developments in both villages. No attempt is made to ask for contributions to improve public transport. Buses through Sproughton and Bramford have been cut. This is hardly "Ecologically sustainable planning".

In conclusion I object to the LDA in general as the sheer volume of development in Sproughton is unsustainable by the local infrastructure, and this will not be sufficiently improved by your current strategy of asking for a "contribution".

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 18126

Received: 24/09/2019

Respondent: Miss D. Bradbury

Representation:

Far too many sites for development in the Parish. It will break the green belt between Sproughton and Bramford and Ipswich. Recent Housing Needs Survey concluded that 87 families needed houses not 1600 houses. Should be more affordable housing and not large houses. Concern over traffic problems, village not suitable for large number of vehicles. Very little employment in the village. Sewage is difficult and over flows at times. Fields around Sproughton are good farm land and we need animals for milk and meat, and also crops for food. Also the wild life, are good and the flora.

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Comment

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 18176

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Mrs Jess Green

Representation:

I object to this plan on the following grounds:
- Lack of supporting infrastucture: the roads around Sproughton can't cope at rush hour as it is and the village is often gridlocked.
- The scale of the proposed development is disproportionate to the existing village and will drastically change the character of the village
- It will set a precedent for development on the North side of the B1113
- Building on the allotments will destroy a community asset and I doubt it can be recreated.

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I object to this plan on the following grounds:
- Lack of supporting infrastucture: the roads around Sproughton can't cope at rush hour as it is and the village is often gridlocked.
- The scale of the proposed development is disproportionate to the existing village and will drastically change the character of the village
- It will set a precedent for development on the North side of the B1113
- Building on the allotments will destroy a community asset and I doubt it can be recreated.

Support

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 18279

Received: 27/09/2019

Respondent: Mrs LP Wheatley

Representation:

Many of the policies and recommendations set out in the Joint Local Plan make sense and show sensitivity to the Local residents of Babergh and Mid Suffolk councils.
But not when Sproughton is considered.

The huge amount of development proposed around Bramford and Sproughton is hugely out of proportion to the size of the two villages.

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Comment

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 18353

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Suffolk County Council

Representation:

3ha of land should be allocated for primary school as part of Policy

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 18364

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Mrs Patricia Webb

Representation:

Sproughton has insufficient infrastructure to cope with the large amount of housing that Babergh deem Sproughton should bear for their district.

Our roads are not fit for purpose and become gridlocked when issues on A14/A12.

We have insufficient schools, doctor’s and dentist surgeries which need to be addressed urgently.

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I object to the overall level of development currently assigned to Sproughton, this will breach the green space between Sproughton and Ipswich and Sproughton and Bramford.

We need housing I agree, but not the type planning applications have submitted. We need affordable housing for the local people to be able to purchase, our Housing needs survey produced 87 people need housing, but not at the top end of the market as builders applying will build.

We do not have the infrastructure to cope with the large amount of housing that Babergh deem Sproughton should bear for their district.
Our roads are not fit for purpose, our weak 7.5T limit bridge hardly copes with the volume of traffic now, and in the event of shutting the A14/A12 we are gridlocked on a regular basis.

We have insufficient schools, doctor’s and dentist surgeries and unless these are addressed first as a matter of urgency the building of a large number of properties here in Sproughton, will create havoc.

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 18421

Received: 27/09/2019

Respondent: Mr John Kitson

Representation:

I object to the level of development for Sproughton

There is a need to establish precisely how you are going to manage the increased traffic flows with Sproughton Parish

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 18773

Received: 29/09/2019

Respondent: Mr Peter Powell

Representation:

I recognise the government housing needs for this area the JLP puts forward an ambitious plan for the future, why? . An obscene number of houses on a village of 611 homes that has been identified as only needing another 87.

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 19357

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Hopkins Homes Ltd and Hopkins and Moore (Developments) Ltd (the 'Hopkins Group)'

Agent: Strutt & Parker

Representation:

Our representations recommend the inclusion of the land east of Bramford Road, Sproughton as an allocation for residential development of up to 50 dwellings – either in addition to the existing proposed allocation Site LA012, or instead of this site allocation on the basis that the land east of Bramford Road, Sproughton is in a more sustainable location and would not result in significant landscape impact.

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Comment

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 19413

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Paul Plumbly

Representation:

Lived in Sproughton for 50 years, and experienced the built up of traffic. I fail to see how the infrastructure of Sproughton Road can accommodate the vast amount of vehicles expected on the completion of nearby developments. Impact of an accident on A12/A14 would be horrendous. Applications in Sproughton will obviously have a huge effect on the infrastructure none as much as Bidwells application for 400 or possibly 1,000 new homes. Strongly object to the application getting all or even part consent on the grounds it infringes on Sproughton/Ipswich Green Space, and contribute to Sproughton Road, possible Grid Lock.

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 19432

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Ken and Mavis Sheppard

Representation:

Object to the scale of growth identified for Sproughton.

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 19446

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Ms Elaine Fish

Representation:

The development allocated to Sproughton is totally disproportionate.
The narrow roads cannot accommodate the extra traffic that these developments will create.
Sproughton and Bramford must not be allowed to lose their distinctive identities and become suburbs of Ipswich.
There should be no further development until a northern bypass is built and all the borough councils should make a joint cohesive plan for the infrastructure of this region.

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 19584

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Trustees of the Red house Trust

Agent: Red House Trust

Representation:

The basis of the objection is the omission of land fronting the B1113 at Sproughton (new site) together with land off Church Lane (SS0206). Supporting info attached

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 19600

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Red House Trust

Agent: Landbridge

Representation:

Objection based on the need for further allocation of land within the Sproughton locality

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 19623

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: M. and W. B. Damant

Representation:

Lived here nearly thirty years, beautiful field now filled with a new estate and we have had to put up with noise, dust and inconvenience. When they are all completed, the traffic will increase enormously. This is just for 30 properties, imagine what it will be like for hundreds of houses. Planning team should come and live in the villages for a time to see what it is like. Try getting a child into a school which is already full. Try getting a Doctors appointment. Try getting out of Church Lane when the bridge is closed and the village is gridlocked. We will no longer be a village, will end up part of Ipswich urban sprawl.

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