Bramford

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive)

Representation ID: 2333

Received: 31/10/2017

Respondent: Mr Albert Horn

Representation:

The 2005 Bramford Parish Plan and Village Design Statement was updated in 2012. It reiterated that residents value the fact that Bramford is a rural community and not a suburb of Ipswich.
Bramford is not an isolated community but it is fiercely proud of its village identity and has a desire to remain separate from both Ipswich and Sproughton.
Bramford should not come to look like a suburb of Ipswich.

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The 2005 Bramford Parish Plan and Village Design Statement was updated in 2012. It reiterated that residents value the fact that Bramford is a rural community and not a suburb of Ipswich.
Bramford is not an isolated community but it is fiercely proud of its village identity and has a desire to remain separate from both Ipswich and Sproughton.
Bramford should not come to look like a suburb of Ipswich.
I support the overall pattern of growth Option MHD3 - transport corridor focussed.
If we look at where houses are already being built as an indicator of where people moving to the area want to live, this would favour a transport corridor based approach. People are happy to live that bit further out of town as it can be quicker to access Ipswich along the dual carriageways rather than local roads, even though the actual distance covered is greater.
There was strong opposition from within the Parish to any development along Fitzgerald Road - a public petition in 2002 helped to defeat an attempt to build there and the Parish Council also put in its objections to the land bids proposed in 2007-8. The objections raised reflect our Parish Plan which was last revised and agreed with MSDC in 2012; in particular the need for a break between Sproughton & Bramford and the need to maintain the view across the village towards the church spire from the B1113 - the only view of its type in the village from the roads. Development on this site along the B1113 would join us up with Sproughton, especially if you consider the sites SS0711 and SS0223, which would extend Sproughton along the same road towards us in the opposite direction. Historically Runcton was a separate hamlet between Sproughton and Bramford and I feel that it should provide a 'windbreak' on development along the B1113 in either direction.

Bramford has been assigned an 'amenity score' of 29, which is surely a mistake. We have scored 4 on food & drink outlets and public houses. I can only think of the Indian restaurant, Chinese takeaway and Cock pub.
We have also been given a maximum of 5 for bakers / butchers / hairdressers / newsagents / bank / ATM / fuel station. I am only aware of an ATM in the Co-op and a hairdressers accessed from Gippingstone Way.
Can you clarify the status of the 'extra 200 homes' Cemex site, next to the already approved 130 site opposite the cemetery?
The documents on the internet say 'Based on the current built form of the settlement, the site is unsuitable. The site is currently neighbouring agricultural land on all sides. If the granted development to the south is carried out, under planning permission 2986/15, then the site would be a' ... and there it cuts out! Can we assume that it should go on to say 'would be acceptable'? If so, there would be no need for site SS0121 at Fitzgerald Road, as this site would create more than enough houses.
While I am certainly not adverse to employment being provided within the village, I do not agree with the arguments in favour of site SS0937. Other sites along this stretch of road have been rejected due to joining up Ipswich and Bramford, but I feel that this is exactly what developing this site would do. It does not have good access to the A14 as claimed unless there are plans to create a dedicated access to and egress from the site directly. Commercial vehicles are larger than domestic ones and carry out more movements per day. They would put considerable strain on the Bramford Road at the Sproughton Road junction, The Street, Paper Mill Lane and/or Fitzgerald Road. Several large commercial units on the horizon as one approached the village from Ipswich would not be conducive to a village setting, even competing with the eyesore of Landmark House.
Yours faithfully,
Albert Horn.

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive)

Representation ID: 10708

Received: 09/11/2017

Respondent: Mrs Janet Flatman

Representation:

My main concerns are:

Infrastructure

Lack of amenities e.g.. buses
post office
schooling
doctors

Environment.. air pollution, especially at the junction of the Wild Man Public House .

Traffic- always badly congested at peak times and incidents occurring on the A14/Orwell Bridge/Copdock Interchange.

I am concerned that the scale of the proposed development will result in our village being swallowed up by Ipswich and in so doing destroy the beauty and character of our lovely village.

Full text:

I am writing to express my concerns and objection to your proposed Joint Local Plan for Sproughton and Bramford ..

My main concerns are:

Infrastructure

Lack of amenities e.g.. buses
post office
schooling
doctors

Environment.. air pollution, especially at the junction of the Wild Man Public House .

Traffic- always badly congested at peak times and incidents occurring on the A14/Orwell Bridge/Copdock Interchange.

I am concerned that the scale of the proposed development will result in our village being swallowed up by Ipswich and in so doing destroy the beauty and character of our lovely village.

I would like to lodge my response to the BMSDC JLP consultation document . Could you please confirm receipt of my submission and include me in the mailing list for updates on the progress of the JLP.


Janet Flatman

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive)

Representation ID: 10878

Received: 07/11/2017

Respondent: Mr Kelvin Dakin

Representation:

Opposed to any further expansion of the village of Bramford beyond that that which has already been approved. Sites south of the village will lead to the complete urbanisation of Bramford and Sproughton and loss of their individual community identity. The infrastructure cannot cope with existing traffic and I do not believe improvements will be made. Loss of productive agricultural land is to be deplored as is the loss of wildlife habitat.

I have no confidence in the local authority's ability to control or provide sustainable development when the site north of The Street, marked as a "Proposed Draft New Settlement Boundary" has already been approved for development and work underway. I have to question the point of "consultation" when proposals seem to go ahead anyway.

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I am opposed to any further expansion of the village of Bramford beyond that that which has already been approbed. The sites marked as possible for development south of the village will lead to the complete urbanisation of the villages of Bramford and Sproughton and loss of their individual community identity. The infrastructure cannot cope with existing traffic and I do not believe that any amount of money that developers might promise towards improvements will go anywhere near far enough. The loss of productive agricultural land is to be deplored as is the loss of wildlife habitat that these areas have proved for hundreds of years.

I have no confidence in the local authority's ability to control or provide sustainable development when the site north of The Street, marked as a "Proposed Draft New Settlement Boundary" has already been approved for development and work underway. I have to question the point of "consultation" when proposals seem to go ahead anyway.

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive)

Representation ID: 11157

Received: 10/11/2017

Respondent: Mr James Flatman

Representation:

My main concerns are:

Infrastructure

Lack of amenities e.g.. buses
post office
schooling
doctors

Environment.. air pollution, especially at the junction of the Wild Man Public House .

Traffic- always badly congested at peak times and incidents occurring on the A14/Orwell Bridge/Copdock Interchange.

I am concerned that the scale of the proposed development will result in our village being swallowed up by Ipswich and in so doing destroy the beauty and character of our lovely village.

Full text:

I am writing to express my concerns and objection to your proposed Joint Local Plan for Sproughton and Bramford .
My main concerns are: Infrastructure
Lack of amenities e.g.. buses
post office schooling doctors
Environment.. air pollution, especially at the junction of the Wild Man Public House .
Traffic- always badly congested at peak times and incidents occurring on the A14/Orwell Bridge/Copdock Interchange.
I am concerned that the scale of the proposed development will result in our village being swallowed up by Ipswich and in so doing destroy the beauty and character of our lovely village.
I would like to lodge my response to the BMSDC JLP consultation document . Could you please confirm receipt of my submission and include me in the mailing list for updates on the progress of the JLP.
James Flatman