West of England Joint Spatial Plan: Towards the Emerging Spatial Strategy

Joint Spatial Plan: Emerging Spatial Strategy

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Georgina Wilcox Dear Sir/Madam,

The West of England Joint Spatial Plan has ideas of placing 3,500 houses at Whitchurch Village.

The roads at present are congested and cannot cope with traffic from this size of development. Any new roads are at present only visionary and not actual. The Joint Transport Study only has visions with no real plan to resolve the transport issues around our Village.

The local Primary School recently enlarged, is already full and some local residents within Whitchurch Village have been refused places here as the School is full.

The nearest Doctor’s Surgery at Stockwood, is already running at capacity. Surgeries at Whitchurch Bristol Health Centre (NOT PART OF WHITCHURCH VILLAGE, BANES) are now at ridiculous over capacity with at times over 70 patients waiting for consultation.

Employment is mainly accessed by car.

The Village has already taken some 200 houses recently under the BANES Core Strategy.

It is totally unrealistic to expect this area to be suitable and sustainable for this size of development. There are other areas around Bristol that are nearer good roads and bus services and employment.

I OBJECT TO THE JOINT SPATIAL PLAN AND THE PROPOSED 3,500 HOUSES AT WHITCHURCH VILLAGE, B&NES.
22 Dec 2016 14:26
L. Zawadzki Dear Sir/Madam,

The West of England Joint Spatial Plan has ideas of placing 3,500 houses at Whitchurch Village. The roads at present are congested and cannot cope with traffic from this size of development. Any new roads are at present only visionary and not actual. The Joint Transport Study only has visions with no real plan to resolve the transport issues around our Village. The local Primary School recently enlarged, is already full and some local residents within Whitchurch Village have been refused places here as the School is full. The nearest Doctor's Surgery at Stockwood, is already running at capacity. Surgeries at Whitchurch Bristol Health Centre (NOT PART OF WHITCHURCH VILLAGE, BANES) are now at ridiculous over capacity with at times over 70 patients waiting for consultation. Employment is mainly accessed by car. The Village has already taken some 200 houses recently under the BANES Core Strategy. It is totally unrealistic to expect this area to be suitable and sustainable for this size of development. There are other areas around Bristol that are nearer good roads and bus services and employment.

I OBJECT TO THE JOINT SPATIAL PLAN AND THE PROPOSED 3,500 HOUSES AT WHITCHURCH VILLAGE, B&NES.

I THINK BROWNFIELD SITES SHOULD BE DEVELOPED AND GREENBELT LAND SHOULD BE VALUED.
21 Dec 2016 09:29
Mr. and Mrs. Sperring C/O Alde… See attached. 19 Dec 2016 22:49
South West Strategic Developme… See separate Representations Document. 19 Dec 2016 17:54
A. B. Bethell Dear Sir/Madam,

The West of England Joint Spatial Plan has ideas of placing 3,500 houses at Whitchurch Village.

The roads at present are congested and cannot cope with traffic from this size of development. Any new roads are at present only visionary and not actual. The Joint Transport Study only has visions with no real plan to resolve the transport issues around our Village.

The local Primary School recently enlarged, is already full and some local residents within Whitchurch Village have been refused places here as the School is full.

The nearest Doctor’s Surgery at Stockwood, is already running at capacity. Surgeries at Whitchurch Bristol Health Centre (NOT PART OF WHITCHURCH VILLAGE, BANES) are now at ridiculous over capacity with at times over 70 patients waiting for consultation.

Employment is mainly accessed by car.

The Village has already taken some 200 houses recently under the BANES Core Strategy.

It is totally unrealistic to expect this area to be suitable and sustainable for this size of development. There are other areas around Bristol that are nearer good roads and bus services and employment.

I THINK BROWNFIELD SITES SHOULD BE DEVELOPED AND GREENBELT LAND SHOULD BE VALUED.
22 Dec 2016 16:51
A. Bishop Dear Sir/Madam,

The West of England Joint Spatial Plan has ideas of placing 3,500 houses at Whitchurch Village.

The roads at present are congested and cannot cope with traffic from this size of development. Any new roads are at present only visionary and not actual. The Joint Transport Study only has visions with no real plan to resolve the transport issues around our Village.

The local Primary School recently enlarged, is already full and some local residents within Whitchurch Village have been refused places here as the School is full.

The nearest Doctor’s Surgery at Stockwood, is already running at capacity. Surgeries at Whitchurch Bristol Health Centre (NOT PART OF WHITCHURCH VILLAGE, BANES) are now at ridiculous over capacity with at times over 70 patients waiting for consultation.

Employment is mainly accessed by car.

The Village has already taken some 200 houses recently under the BANES Core Strategy.

It is totally unrealistic to expect this area to be suitable and sustainable for this size of development. There are other areas around Bristol that are nearer good roads and bus services and employment.

I OBJECT TO THE JOINT SPATIAL PLAN AND THE PROPOSED 3,500 HOUSES AT WHITCHURCH VILLAGE, B&NES.

I THINK BROWNFIELD SITES SHOULD BE DEVELOPED AND GREENBELT LAND SHOULD BE VALUED.
20 Dec 2016 10:40
A. C. Hancock 1. Why is it considered that Saltford needs a Bypass?

2. The disjointed phasing of the pedestrian traffic lights on the A4 close to Manor Road creates severe traffic congestion at peak times - it would be sensible to install traffic lights as one complete integrated set to control traffic and pedestrians on the A4 and associated side roads at the Manor Road intersection and thus reduce the need for a Bypass.

3. With the presence of the disused railway track between Bitton and Bath, which has a considerable robust track bed, which used to cater for heavy steam locomotives there would not be a serious incursion into the Green Belt to link a proposed Bypass by routing the Bypass from the area of Pixash Lane on the A4 to exit at the A4 at the Twerton end of the Dual Carriageway on the A4.

4. A Southern route for a proposed Bypass would generate more vehicular pollution including noise as the topography would have inclines resulting in heavy goods vehicles selecting lower gears and would destroy a large area of Green Belt land.

5. As a resident of Saltford we are subject to prevailing South West winds. We find that we already suffer from pollution for being on the flight path for aircraft using Lulsgate Airport. This is evident in that we find black oily deposits on our external window sills!

6. The concept of a Southerly route for a Bypass would mean that ALL SALTFORD RESIDENTS would be subject to even more pollution!

7. If a Bypass is deemed essential, utilising the Northern route over the former old railway track would have a far less adverse effect to Green Belt. The topography lends itself to a route with few steep gradients. The old railway track has few residential properties close by and the removal of vehicular exhaust and noise pollution due to the prevailing South West winds.

8. On a wider consideration, reduction of traffic on the A4 must be considered. Bath has never had a Ring Road but the linking of the A46 from the M4 Junction at the Batheaston Bypass to join with the A36, Bypassing Bath, could mean that traffic from the greater Bristol area would not be so tempted to use the Saltford A4 route.

9. Is it wise to develop more residential housing between Saltford and East of Keynsham when it is believed that the A4 will become even more congested. Before building more properties surely it would be wise to review potential local employment prospects rather than build more properties on Green Belt. Without this consideration this will result in MORE commuter journeys?

10. The proposed new development of residential properties and a new School South of the A4 on the Green Belt East of Keynsham’s Broadmead roundabout, near to Wellsway School will surely result in increased traffic. The ramifications could more accurately predicted by the temporary traffic lights being installed on the A4 at the proposed outlet from this new housing development for, say 48 hours, and operated during School term time during a working weekday with the traffic lights being phased to stop the flow of A4 traffic according to a simulated projection of traffic flow from to and from the new estate. To carry out this exercise for such a short period would no doubt cause annoyance to motorists but the rewards of knowing the likely consequences of such Planning Decision would be immense.
12 Dec 2016 15:34
A. D. G. Pearson I do not believe that the proposal to build a new town in Mendip Vale, with most housing numbers based in Churchill & Langford, will adequately meet economic and employment needs for the West of England. Strategic growth is not needed here; there is already an active policy in Weston-super-Mare to develop both housing and employment opportunities in tandem in the immediate area of the town, and wider developments beyond this area do not sit within the scope of this. The other major employment area in the region is Bristol. The proposed Mendip Vale urbanisation is 15 miles from Bristol and currently has poor public transport connections (which we do not believe would be alleviated by a Jn 21A and link road – even if they could be delivered – alone); developing this far from Bristol and Weston-super-Mare also does not fit with the JSP’s own statement that development should be in locations which maximise the potential to reduce the need to travel or, if travel is necessary, reduce the number of miles travelled by car.

The proposed Mendip Vale urbanisation cannot be easily and effectively delivered because:

• neither developers nor planners own or control the land identified, which is known to be owned by many different proprietors making any compulsory purchase challenging and time-consuming;
• no practical or financial provision has been made in the plans for supporting infrastructure in terms of the proposed link road, school & health provisions, and drainage needs (the proposed Mendip Vale is situated on and adjacent to a Zone 3 flood plain which already has significant drainage issues, and the financial investment needed to address these issues is prohibitive);
• there is insufficient highway access to accommodate a development of this size or the plant and machinery needed to deliver it and no prospect of the proposed by-pass being completed before housing development.
17 Jan 2017 14:26
A. E. Medland I am not in favour of the major future developments proposed west of Moor Lane . Backwell is a small village, with few amenities, and a choking road network . Especially the Moor lane bit .
And the A370 is often bursting at evening rush hour ; another 800 houses would not help.
These developments are not in accordance with the local plan which we approved , so please get rid of them
12 Jan 2017 08:45
A. Holder Dear Sir/Madam,

The West of England Joint Spatial Plan has ideas of placing 3,500 houses at Whitchurch Village. The roads at present are congested and cannot cope with traffic from this size of development. Any new roads are at present only visionary and not actual. The Joint Transport Study only has visions with no real plan to resolve the transport issues around our Village. The local Primary School recently enlarged, is already full and some local residents within Whitchurch Village have been refused places here as the School is full. The nearest Doctor's Surgery at Stockwood, is already running at capacity. Surgeries at Whitchurch Bristol Health Centre (NOT PART OF WHITCHURCH VILLAGE, BANES) are now at ridiculous over capacity with at times over 70 patients waiting for consultation. Employment is mainly accessed by car. The Village has already taken some 200 houses recently under the BANES Core Strategy. It is totally unrealistic to expect this area to be suitable and sustainable for this size of development. There are other areas around Bristol that are nearer good roads and bus services and employment.

I OBJECT TO THE JOINT SPATIAL PLAN AND THE PROPOSED 3,500 HOUSES AT WHITCHURCH VILLAGE, B&NES.

I THINK BROWNFIELD SITES SHOULD BE DEVELOPED AND GREENBELT LAND SHOULD BE VALUED.
20 Dec 2016 11:34
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