LA066 - Land west of Station Road, Elmswell

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16234

Received: 05/08/2019

Respondent: Mr Robert Harris

Representation:

I strongly object to the development of the field constituting LA066. It is adjacent to the existing development of Kingsbrook Place, meaning yet more traffic trying to access the site via an already overloaded road system and railway level crossing. I also believe it to be outside of the village development boundary, so should therefore NOT be allocated to housing

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I strongly object to the development of the field constituting LA066. It is adjacent to the existing development of Kingsbrook Place, meaning yet more traffic trying to access the site via an already overloaded road system and railway level crossing. I also believe it to be outside of the village development boundary, so should therefore NOT be allocated to housing

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17855

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Mrs Sarah Mansel

Representation:

Elmswell's infrastructure cannot support this development. It seems bizarre that both LA064 and LA065 include conditions relating to mitigation at the Church Rd/School Road junction but this one does not. It is north of the level crossing but still most traffic generated by this development will pass that junction en route for A14. If it does remain as a land allocation then the conditions relating to the infrastructure should be the same for all Elmswell land allocations.

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Elmswell's infrastructure cannot support this development. It seems bizarre that both LA064 and LA065 include conditions relating to mitigation at the Church Rd/School Road junction but this one does not. It is north of the level crossing but still most traffic generated by this development will pass that junction en route for A14. If it does remain as a land allocation then the conditions relating to the infrastructure should be the same for all Elmswell land allocations.

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17887

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Elmswell Parish Council

Representation:

Sites must not be allocated as there is no feasible mitigation of the accepted over-capacity of School Road / Church Road junction. New Road / Warren Lane / Church Road / Cross Street junction is so close to safe capacity.

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Comment

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 18322

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Suffolk County Council

Representation:

Add: An archaeological assessment and measures for managing impacts on archaeological remains are provided.
A flood risk assessment should be carried out to identify suitable mitigation and a deliverable strategy for the disposal of surface water. Where possible development should avoid proportions of the site with predicted or historic flooding.

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Comment

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 18565

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Historic England

Representation:

The site lies immediately to the south of four Grade II listed farmhouses: Willow Farmhouse, Green Farmhouse, Oak Farmhouse, and Dagwood Farmhouse. The open agricultural landscape setting of these farmhouses illustrate their former function, and therefore contributes to their significance. Whilst we welcome the reference to heritage assets and their setting in the Policy, we suggest this could be strengthened by listing these assets and by requiring that development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance these listed buildings and their settings.

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Support

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 18660

Received: 27/09/2019

Respondent: Taylor Wimpey

Agent: Boyer Planning

Representation:

We endorse the allocation of our client’s site to the west of Station Road, Elmswell

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 19148

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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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 19422

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Kerry Tille

Representation:

I'm sure that we all know of the enormous infrastructure issues that we face already and the proposed expansion of Elmswell will of course just add to those problems. The roads are already over capacity and the railway crossing waiting time gets longer and longer and is considered very dangerous at times because of the amount of traffic. the fields that we have are incredibly important for wildlife and also for our general well-being, to continually have those taken away or threatened shows that there is a complete lack of consideration for the environment.

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Dear Sir/ Madam,
I am writing to object to all of the planning proposals in Elmswell and especially LA066 allocation: land west of station Road.

I have lived here for nearly 20 years and during that time, like most everybody else, I have seen the village grow to the point where it is no longer a quiet little village but is instead a constant building site which has sucked the life out of it, but apparently worse is to come!

I'm sure that we all know of the enormous infrastructure issues that we face already and the proposed expansion of Elmswell will of course just add to those problems. The roads are already over capacity and the railway crossing waiting time gets longer and longer and is considered very dangerous at times because of the amount of traffic. Obviously with the new proposals to build all of these extra houses the waiting time will be increased dramatically again, an accident just waiting to happen!
There is a train approximately
every hour so this will of course mean longer and longer waiting times with cars coming from the proposed 206 houses at sites LA062 and LA066, not to mention the houses that have been/will be built on the old bacon factory site.

Maybe someone who wants too or who has the power to make the decision to deface our village further should actually spend some time here at all times of the day and in every area to see just how difficult these issues are.
It's all well and good the developers building these houses but they just take the money and run with no care or comprehension of what they leave the residents with!

It seems ridiculous to just keep building endlessly in a small village that obviously has no ability to cope with anymore, I ask why does Elmswell have to keep bearing the load?

Everybody is very aware of the enormous strain it will put on the Village and we all know that this is just a money making scheme and has nothing really to do with the welfare of the residents that already live here, apparently we don't matter at all!

For me an issue which is just as important is the effect it will have on the environment, the fields that we have are incredibly important for wildlife and also for our general well-being, to continually have those taken away or threatened shows that there is a complete lack of consideration for the environment which is a massive and hugely important issue as we all know.

Most of us who live in this village have chosen to live here because it is quiet and friendly and has a more gentle way of life, to continue to build and expand it in this way threatens the mental well-being of people within this community, after all if we wanted to live with no more beautiful countryside and noisy polluting traffic then we would be living in towns and cities!

To be able to enjoy the space and beauty of the countryside and all that it brings in terms of witnessing nature and experiencing the peace it can bring is a privilege for which I am very grateful, these building proposals however will strip our community again and it will be for ever changed and that in my opinion, and I’m sure in many others, is a real tragedy.

I would like to think that this letter will make a difference and that whomever reads it will take these feelings into account, so often people take the time to write very heartfelt letters to object to planning proposals and the like but are never acknowledged, as a result we lose faith in the system because we realise there’s not much point.
I am therefore asking that all of the objections that have been submitted by people just as concerned as I are not dismissed out of hand.

Sincerely

Kerry Tille