LA055 - Land south-west of Rembrow Road, Capel St Mary

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16276

Received: 18/08/2019

Respondent: Mr adam youngs

Representation:

Another 550 houses on top on the many on Days Road and the application for 100 houses off Longfield Road. Unless Developers are forced to pay for better community facilities ie school, doctors, recreational services, improved roads, Capel will grind to a halt. Increased pollution, greater danger to children with more traffic, further strain on a village than has been improved since 1960's. Please think about the impact on people in the village for once

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I'm not sure if there is any point in commenting as Babergh do not seem to listen to any local concerns raised.
Building a further 550 houses in addition to the current development on days road is ridiculous. This additional 550 houses will put further strain on the existing facilities that are already strained.
The developers should be required to provide additional funds to the school and doctors to help with the extra demand as a result of the new 550 houses. The doctors in particular are already over subscribed.
The recreational facilities are lacking in the village again another 550 houses will make this situation worse.
The developers should be required to fund additional facilities such as a new pavilion on the playing field.
When will Babergh learn if the developers withdraw this application it will be resubmitted and babergh will not be able to join the 2 together.
The additional traffic will also introduce danger to the children and increase pollution. Can Babergh insist only Hybrid cars are allowed in the new development? All site traffic should be banned from the village during 8-9am & 3-4pm to avoid school pick up reducing the risk.
Babergh you are ruining Capel St Mary due to a lack of foresight and general planning

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16321

Received: 24/08/2019

Respondent: Mrs Suzanne Isherwood

Representation:

Please see response to longfield road development.
In addition the size of this development is on par with Ravenswood- this has had a huge impact on the surrounding roads with poor access.
This development is not in isolation to other villages along the A12 corridor, the road infrastructure is insufficient to cope with the additional traffic.
Current public transport, doctors, dentists etc would not cope with the additional demand. The surgery is struggling to recruit the necessary staff for the existing catchment.

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Please see response to longfield road development.
In addition the size of this development is on par with Ravenswood- this has had a huge impact on the surrounding roads with poor access.
This development is not in isolation to other villages along the A12 corridor, the road infrastructure is insufficient to cope with the additional traffic.
Current public transport, doctors, dentists etc would not cope with the additional demand. The surgery is struggling to recruit the necessary staff for the existing catchment.

Comment

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16322

Received: 26/08/2019

Respondent: Mr Peter Frost

Representation:

The road layout seems to indicate that traffic to Colchester in the morning and from Ipswich in the afternoon (to and from work) will travel along London Road. This is likely to be significant and may mean that pollution levels exceed national guidelines. Vibration levels may be a problem for the grade 2 listed building The White Horse Pub. Regulars in the White Horse will receive the full "benefit" of the increased traffic fumes. How can this be ameliorated.

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The road layout seems to indicate that traffic to Colchester in the morning and from Ipswich in the afternoon (to and from work) will travel along London Road. This is likely to be significant and may mean that pollution levels exceed national guidelines. Vibration levels may be a problem for the grade 2 listed building The White Horse Pub. Regulars in the White Horse will receive the full "benefit" of the increased traffic fumes. How can this be ameliorated.

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16341

Received: 27/08/2019

Respondent: Mr Ian Anderson

Representation:

Creation of extra traffic on London Rd, 1000 cars possibly, travel to/from work/school/shops. When A12 closed, London Rd is the diversion. What does A12 slip road involve? Doctor's surgery issues with staffing at present. Capel shops carpark full at most times of day. How will drainage and water supply be affected? With circa 122 houses already approved/being built, why does Capel have to take a disproportionate amount of housing eg 550 extra, eg Sudbury or Hadleigh rather than East Bergholt which has 229. Does this comply with LP11-1c, LP16 2a, LP22-1b, LP23-15.43, LP24-2b,2c,2i, LP25-1a, LP27?

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Creation of extra traffic on London Rd, 1000 cars possibly, travel to/from work/school/shops. When A12 closed, London Rd is the diversion. What does A12 slip road involve? Doctor's surgery issues with staffing at present. Capel shops carpark full at most times of day. How will drainage and water supply be affected? With circa 122 houses already approved/being built, why does Capel have to take a disproportionate amount of housing eg 550 extra, eg Sudbury or Hadleigh rather than East Bergholt which has 229. Does this comply with LP11-1c, LP16 2a, LP22-1b, LP23-15.43, LP24-2b,2c,2i, LP25-1a, LP27?

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16389

Received: 30/08/2019

Respondent: Capel Community Trust

Representation:

I am concerned about the general lack of infrastructure planned alongside these houses. Drs, roads, schools.

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16390

Received: 30/08/2019

Respondent: A. F. Gordon

Representation:

I feel that the proposed development of Capel St Mary will over develop site and lead to saturation of local services to a point where quality of life for existing residents of Capel will be significantly reduced.

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I feel that the proposed development of Capel St Mary will over develop site and lead to saturation of local services to a point where quality of life for existing residents of Capel will be significantly reduced.

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16391

Received: 23/08/2019

Respondent: Mr A Harman

Representation:

Insufficient infrastructure to carry the population now, without another 800 families and traffic congestion.

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Insufficient infrastructure to carry the population now, without another 800 families and traffic congestion.

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16392

Received: 23/08/2019

Respondent: Yvonne Harman

Representation:

What is needed is more doctor surgeries, dentist, schooling to cope with all the extra families.

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What is needed is more doctor surgeries, dentist, schooling to cope with all the extra families.

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16393

Received: 23/08/2019

Respondent: Mrs S Edwards

Representation:

A very lengthy 'run-in' will be required if/when a new junction with the A12 (at the garden centre end of the Old London Road) is to be provided - to avoid lengthy joining queues / risk of accident.

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A very lengthy 'run-in' will be required if/when a new junction with the A12 (at the garden centre end of the Old London Road) is to be provided - to avoid lengthy joining queues / risk of accident.

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16419

Received: 29/08/2019

Respondent: Sarah Barrett

Representation:

What infrastructure plans will be made for doctors, schools & shops

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16442

Received: 04/09/2019

Respondent: Mr Craig Whitnall

Representation:

The local infrastructure /A12 cannot cope with current traffic volumes. Therefore if this amount of homes are built near the A12 the roads in & around Capel will be completely jammed.

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Comment

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16458

Received: 06/09/2019

Respondent: Mr Peter Frost

Representation:

I refer to my comment ref 16322.
I am requesting that this be referred to Environmental control for suitable measurements.

It has been pointed out to me that travellers to Ipswich may well also travel through London Road to avoid the backlog which stretches back as far as Capel on occasions.

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I refer to my comment ref 16322.
I am requesting that this be referred to Environmental control for suitable measurements.

It has been pointed out to me that travellers to Ipswich may well also travel through London Road to avoid the backlog which stretches back as far as Capel on occasions.

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16494

Received: 12/09/2019

Respondent: Mr Leslie Bryant

Representation:

This development, and other approved developments, forms a disproportionate proportion of Babergh's housing requirements. The infrastructure will not cope, the A12 Northbound at Copdock cannot cope, local services will not cope. Babergh has been working with developers behind the scenes to evolve plans for this site for over three years now, a very underhand approach. A joint Parish Council/Babergh Housing Needs Analysis in 2016 identified that Capel needed 100 houses. This has already been exceeded. Access off the A12 to the site will be despite the proposed roundabout. Capel needs appropriate housing, not large detached properties or overpriced bungalows.

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This development, and other approved developments, forms a disproportionate proportion of Babergh's housing requirements. The infrastructure will not cope, the A12 Northbound at Copdock cannot cope, local services will not cope. Babergh has been working with developers behind the scenes to evolve plans for this site for over three years now, a very underhand approach. A joint Parish Council/Babergh Housing Needs Analysis in 2016 identified that Capel needed 100 houses. This has already been exceeded. Access off the A12 to the site will be despite the proposed roundabout. Capel needs appropriate housing, not large detached properties or overpriced bungalows.

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16495

Received: 12/09/2019

Respondent: Mr Ian Pennell

Representation:

Too many properties being proposed for the village, increased traffic up and down London Road (I have read an additional 2,000 vehicle movements is expected) & impact on local school and health services

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I have been carefully following the progress of the planned works around Capel and would like to submit my formal object to these plans. Myself, wife and daughter have lived in Capel (London Road) for just over five years, and the reasons why we moved here was because we wanted to live in a location with village feel in a rural location, being separate from nearby villages and towns and being surrounded by fields and open land. Your proposed development is going to ruin this completely and turn the village into a small town.

Of course, I understand that new housing developments are essential and to some extent unavoidable, but the sheer number being proposed is staggering, almost a 100% increase of the existing homes?! Not just will this development destroy the look and feel of the village, but this will wreak havoc on local schools and health services. Not forgetting of course all the heavy plant that will be thundering through the village for the duration of the works with young children spilling out of school.

We are already concerned with the speed that some cars carry onto London Road from junction 32a of the A12. I don’t know why you haven’t already put in place traffic calming measures, as the chicane on the slip road only seems to hinder speed briefly before some accelerate back up to 50 – 70 mph. According to Scott Properties proposal, London Road this will be the only exit from the new development to the A12 and into the village as well as entrance from southbound A12. I have read a report that predicts there is going to be an additional 2,000 car moments with these new residential and commercial properties which will effectively turn a reasonably quiet road into a full blown main road which will have constant traffic throughout the day, peaking during morning and evening rush hours. This will increase not only the noise pollution but also air population.

Surely there is plenty of brown land available that should be considered first before destroying beautiful villages? I have invested heavily so that I could live in place of tranquility and considered my location to be for life. I do not want to live in a town or city, had this been the case I would have bought a property in those locations.

Support

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16654

Received: 16/09/2019

Respondent: Dr Frank Wells

Representation:

I have no objection to the development of Capel St Mary as described

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16657

Received: 16/09/2019

Respondent: Mr Ian Barber

Representation:

Capel cannot cope at the moment with overcrowded school, inadequate medical facilities, very very busy main street, very noisy. Parked cars along the street making very difficult for residents to get into and out of their drives. This will only get much worse. Accident waiting to happen with increased heavy traffic.

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16660

Received: 16/09/2019

Respondent: Mr Chris Easy

Representation:

Strongly oppose the building of nearly 800 new homes in Capel St Mary (CSM), where I have lived since 1992. I like the community CSM has and don't want to see it destroyed. Very little thought is given to those already living and enjoying their villages. All about meeting short term targets. Environmental impact of 1000+ vehicles, no improvements to facilities and loss of community will degrade our quality of life. More consideration to residents. Developers renegade on promises, give very little back to the community and are only interested in profits. Existing houses being built aren't selling so why do we need more?

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16687

Received: 17/09/2019

Respondent: Mr Jonathan Bowyer

Representation:

The proposal is completely out of proportion for the scale of the village. There are already too many properties (with more already under construction) for the services and infrastructure to cope with. Promises have been made regarding services for previous developments and very little ever materialised.

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The proposal is completely out of proportion for the scale of the village. There are already too many properties (with more already under construction) for the services and infrastructure to cope with. Promises have been made regarding services for previous developments and very little ever materialised.

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16712

Received: 18/09/2019

Respondent: Mr Neal Pearson

Representation:

Proposed Persimmon plans do not fit within the village look is there are no 3 storey flats
Impossible to get doctors appointment let alone with more houses
Schools over subscribed
A12/A14 need addressing before any proposed building
People make the choice to live in rural communities - There is enough land that could be built on that wouldn't impact on village life.

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16714

Received: 18/09/2019

Respondent: Mr Keith Elliott

Representation:

792 houses to be added to this overcrowded village
Doctor surgery cannot cope,
The parking at local shops can be difficult
Our schools are full
The roads are too busy and at times dangerous to cycle

We need larger or additional: school, doctors surgery, shops on any new development.

This building plan could start a new village

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16716

Received: 16/09/2019

Respondent: Mrs Carol Pearson

Representation:

Capel will no longer be a village. Most employment is in Ipswich or Colchester which will mean more congestion on the A12. Doctors cannot cope now - going to East Bergholt is not an option for most people. Traffic and parking is already overloaded. Build a new village elsewhere. No green spaces surrounding the village. Schools are at a maximum already and will not be able to cope. Infrastructure need to be in place first. Roundabout at A12/A14 junction needs to be addressed before any more housing. Peal times will be dangerous with more children trying to cross road. Capel will become a concrete housing estate with no green spaces.

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16748

Received: 18/09/2019

Respondent: Mrs Pam Wyatt

Representation:

Capel St Mary has more than enough residents. Building work in Dove Road is more than sufficient amount new homes. This place is losing its village ethics as more housing is being built.
The doctors surgery can't cope with the amount of patients they have now let alone if more houses are built.
The roads are appalling and we do not have enough amenities to take on more residents

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16773

Received: 19/09/2019

Respondent: Mr Chris Voller

Representation:

Without a northbound access to the A12 & returning traffic from the north side, the very significant additional traffic volumes along London Road will be intolerable for residents in terms of safe access to & from their driveways, additional traffic noise - especially at night & additional pollution. Furthermore, the very significant traffic volume will only add to the already severely pressured A12 / A14 junction where the queue already reaches back as far as Capel St Mary.

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Without a northbound access to the A12 & returning traffic from the north side, the very significant additional traffic volumes along London Road will be intolerable for residents in terms of safe access to & from their driveways, additional traffic noise - especially at night & additional pollution. Furthermore, the very significant traffic volume will only add to the already severely pressured A12 / A14 junction where the queue already reaches back as far as Capel St Mary.

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16776

Received: 19/09/2019

Respondent: Mrs Hazel Hole

Representation:

There is no direct road between this site and the village centre. The route needed to drive to reach the centre includes two blind junctions. Car parks in the centre cannot cope already with the existing traffic so the village centre and will therefore swamp the centre. Traffic and pollution will increase on the A12 due to the secondary market area for jobs classification. The doctors cannot be extended and is under considerable pressure. The addition of these dwellings will be a disaster for residents seeking appoints at the local surgery in Capel St Mary.

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16778

Received: 19/09/2019

Respondent: Mrs Sarah Alderton

Representation:

This development will affect GP surgery it wont cope-Its hard to get appointments now
200 homes would be more appropriate
Traffic congestion
Too many homes for a Village
The school is a good size as it is

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16874

Received: 20/09/2019

Respondent: Mr & Mrs Mills

Representation:

We strongly disapprove of the Joint Local Plan. Newly built houses are never affordable for young or the elderly!! The infrastructure and facilities can't cope! Why destroy a small vibrant community? Use land that stands empty from factories etc Not our agricultural land!!

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16877

Received: 20/09/2019

Respondent: Mr Derek O'Galligan

Representation:

I object to the Local Plan proposed for a minimum of 792 new homes to be built in Capel St Mary for the following reasons;
. The proposed new homes enlarge the village by over 70% with no coherent plan for the village including:
> road network and access to the A12 - how will the centre of the village function?
> health care - both GP/doctor surgery and dental services provision
> education - school and pre-school provision
. Little local employment exists = more commuters and congestion, no plan
. The growth will destroy any semblance of Capel as a village

What will be the benefit to the village, balanced against the harm?

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16892

Received: 21/09/2019

Respondent: Mrs Jacqueline Harman

Representation:

Not enough infrastructure, A12 already far to busy, doctors surgery needs to be sorted, not enough car parking in the centre of the village.

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I object as there has been little thought about the infrastructure of the village. I have been in the village since 1967 and have seen many changes both good and bad. To get into Ipswich by car should take around 15-20 minutes. When leaving to get into Ipswich for 9am you need to leave about 7.50am and you might just get to work on time. This is due to the amount of cars on the A12. When adding the amount of houses you are planning this can only lead to more congestion on the A12 as well as in the village. The car park in the centre of the village, Co-op area, is certainly not fit for purpose now. Also we don't need 4 or 5 bed houses just bungalows and 2 or 3 bed houses, developers should be employed just to build these and not worry about big profits, perhaps the government should employ builders so not to have to worry about the profits. The doctor's surgery needs to be sorted out first with the amount of problems they are already dealing with and the extra people in all the surrounding villages they are expected to take on their books. Perhaps a better bus service would help.

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16896

Received: 21/09/2019

Respondent: Ms Janet Drake

Representation:

Keep Capel St Mary a sustainable rural village.
If new housing is honestly required, then it should be (a) appropriate to the actual needs of the area, (b) built on existing brown field land or re-develop existing empty or derelict properties, and (c) NOT to create profit for the developers and local authority

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1) Capel St Mary is a rural village with services, amenities and infrastructure that supports its current size and population demographic.
2) The proposed increase in housing will create a small town without sufficient services, amenities and infrastructure to support.
3) There hasn't been any real consideration to the existing community e.g. the access routes from the A12 into and out of the village will become so congested with the additional traffic, causing issues with pollution, noise, etc. and deterioration of the existing roads and substructure under the existing houses ...
4) We are yet to be convinced that the extraordinary amount of new housing is actually required for people or just to increase profits for the developers and the local authorities (who seem to be reducing services rather than increasing them!)
5) The current developments (proposed and in progress) are totally inappropriate for the needs to the local area, in type, size and price

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16900

Received: 22/09/2019

Respondent: Mr R A Pye

Representation:

A detailed plan with visions of 25 years

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Not enough future planning into the increase of development.
1. Congestion on A12/A14 is already 2 miles from the junction.
2. Traffic using rat runs to avoid the junction, through Capel St Mary to reach West Suffolk and when Orwell bridge is closed
3. Public transport is non-existing with no likelihood of improvements.
4. The Senior school is in East Bergholt, with no plans to provide additional transport for students. Likely to be cars!!
5. All the above will have an Environmental impact on this and other A12 locations.
6. There is no plan to increase broadband/mobile speeds, which will decrease as more residents come on line.