Gislingham

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive)

Representation ID: 6841

Received: 09/11/2017

Respondent: Mr David Porter

Representation:

We object to the proposed development site south of the village on Finningham Road. This is a greenfield site. There is a cluster of Grade II listed houses adjacent to the site and any development would spoil this aspect at the beginning of the village. There is already a development of approx 40 houses taking place off Thornham Road. Gislingham is a village, restricted roads, one shop, one pub, one primary school already bursting at the seams, there is insufficient infrastructure for another large development, which would inevitably be a dormitory for people working elsewhere.

Full text:

We object to the proposed development site south of the village on Finningham Road. This is a greenfield site. There is a cluster of Grade II listed houses adjacent to the site and any development would spoil this aspect at the beginning of the village. There is already a development of approx 40 houses taking place off Thornham Road. Gislingham is a village, restricted roads, one shop, one pub, one primary school already bursting at the seams, there is insufficient infrastructure for another large development, which would inevitably be a dormitory for people working elsewhere.

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive)

Representation ID: 10272

Received: 17/11/2017

Respondent: Jo Cripps

Representation:

No major concerns about small scale building on the proposed sites (5 properties or less) but larger ones would be out of character and narrow roads would be dangerous. Gislingham already accommodating lots of development when not suitable. Mill Street has been developed to maximum. Houses should be favoured closer to school & amenities. Should have smaller retirement properties to allow larger housing stock to be freed up. Large & active retired community - plan for their housing needs as there is shortage of adequate retirement properties. Consult with this sector, do not assume their wishes.

Full text:

I have tried repeatedly to submit my comments on the Local Plan for Gislingham. The site is not allowing me to submit my comments. I feel the village has been incorrectly identified as a core village and therefore is not suitable for further larger scale development The village has/is already accommodating lots of development. This is disproportionate to the surrounding area and although I have no major concerns about small scale (5 properties or less) building on the two proposed sites. The larger ones would be out of character and the narrow roads etc would be dangerous. We do not have a proper bus service, cash point, butcher, baker, allotment, hairdresser or even a public house which is open each day. Mill Street has been developed to its maximum given the lack of pavement and narrow road. Houses should be favoured closer to the school and the village amenities. We should also have smaller retirement properties to allow larger housing stock to be freed up. We have an unusually large active retired community but we need to plan for their specific housing needs as many express the sadness that they feel forced to move out of the village as there is a shortage of adequate retirement property. Please look to consult this sector to seek further clarification of their desires/ needs. Please do not assume their wishes. We have a large proportion of 4/5/6 bed houses.