Aylesbury Vale Area

MM094

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Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 2803

Received: 04/12/2019

Respondent: mrs dawn baldwin

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

As a resident of Creslow way I object to the proposed development on the grounds there is only one access to the site with no turning circle at the narrow entrance.
Parking on the street is already extremely problematical with several cars parked blocking pavements and causing cars to pass on the wrong side of the road.
The extra traffic from the development will cause issues on the small roundabout at the end of Creslow way plus the extra traffic joining the already congested A418 will inevitably lead to delays.
The local Gp surgeries are already stretched and oversubscribed.

Change suggested by respondent:

the development needs a safer entrance.
the infrastructure to support the new development needs to be provided
the original plan of 10 houses seems a much safer option

Full text:

As a resident of Creslow way I object to the proposed development on the grounds there is only one access to the site with no turning circle at the narrow entrance.
Parking on the street is already extremely problematical with several cars parked blocking pavements and causing cars to pass on the wrong side of the road.
The extra traffic from the development will cause issues on the small roundabout at the end of Creslow way plus the extra traffic joining the already congested A418 will inevitably lead to delays.
The local Gp surgeries are already stretched and oversubscribed.

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 2811

Received: 13/12/2019

Respondent: Mr Graham Chance

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

Density in character of all ages/abilities for the Parish
Severe lack of green space/play area for a wider community,to include St Johns,Whitechurch
Beacon Close
Recognise Opportunity to include Mature Trees (reg'd TPO's) Flora & Fauna,reducing carbon dioxide
Reduction in biodiversity, water dispersion
Create negative effect on limited road parking
& neighbourhood relations
No amenities/services thereby increasing Extra Traffic
In Creslow away & A418 .C02's


Change suggested by respondent:

Retain Character & Cohesion
Implement original plan for 10 homes
mix for all ages/abilities/needs
Develop Green space/play area,/allotment
Retain bio diversity,uphold Trees TPO's
For total community incl .St Johns +
Hedgerows ,Flora & fauna
Reduce traffic numbers + C02's usage, as no local amenities, services to accommodate. The new entrance will remove 20% current parking
Which is already presenting issues
Retain good social & neighbourhood spirit
Minimise build to allow for water dispersal and minimise lying water/flooding already effecting parts of Creslow Way
Pressure on dated Sewage network

Full text:

I Object to the proposal to build 26 houses verses '10' which is in harmony with the Parish Strategy & community needs
Density excessive & not in character of existing neighbourhood
*. No Green space/play allocated. Mature Copper Beech & Scots pine trees (reg'd TPO's ) * Ideal for the health, enjoyment & benefit for community
Reduction in biodiversity,habitats,Flora & Fauna
*. The land is a natural environment for the dispersion of water drainage
* Already effects properties bordering the land identified
Excessive Road Traffic (based on 2 vehicles per build) via (one entry/exit point) already with safety concerns owing to lack of parking & design of Creslow Way
Reduced Road parking already under pressure as 5 cul-de-sacs use Creslow Way.
The new Junction would reduce parking by 20% thereby creating conflict in the neighbourhood, when Visitors,Trade seek parking areas.
The proposal does not consider 'All ages, abilities, needs

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 2822

Received: 05/12/2019

Respondent: Dr Bryce Taylor

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

Increase of 10 houses to 26 would cause issues with traffic on the upper section of Creslow Way. The road is narrower than most 2 carriageway roads and with parked vehicles is not suitable for extra traffic and emergency vehicles. Also the increased number of homes would make preserving the existing mature trees on the site more difficult.

Change suggested by respondent:

Preferably reduce number from 26 but at very least ensure maximum development on the entire site is limited to 26 homes with suitable green space provision and retention of all existing mature trees.

Full text:

Increase of 10 houses to 26 would cause issues with traffic on the upper section of Creslow Way. The road is narrower than most 2 carriageway roads and with parked vehicles is not suitable for extra traffic and emergency vehicles. Also the increased number of homes would make preserving the existing mature trees on the site more difficult.

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 2828

Received: 05/12/2019

Respondent: Mrs Helen Hodson

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

Having lived in Creslow Way for 15 years I can say that a development of this magnitude is too large for Creslow Way. Creslow Way is congested and additional houses with insufficient parking will exacerbate the problem. On a regular basis a fire engine would not be able to reach the end of the road in an emergency due to parking.
Traffic at peak times would increase leading to congestion
Schools are already under pressure- can Stone primary cope with more catchment pupils?
10 houses would be manageable if they had sufficient parking, more is not viable.

Change suggested by respondent:

Reduce the number of dwellings proposed.
Ensure each property must have enough driveway parking.

Full text:

Having lived in Creslow Way for 15 years I can say that a development of this magnitude is too large for Creslow Way. Creslow Way is congested and additional houses with insufficient parking will exacerbate the problem. On a regular basis a fire engine would not be able to reach the end of the road in an emergency due to parking.
Traffic at peak times would increase leading to congestion
Schools are already under pressure- can Stone primary cope with more catchment pupils?
10 houses would be manageable if they had sufficient parking, more is not viable.

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 2833

Received: 06/12/2019

Respondent: Mr Paul Sylvester

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

Increase of proposed dwellings to 26 is clearly contradictory to the proposal that it should be in keeping with the existing layout on Creslow Way, which is that of detached housing.

Change suggested by respondent:

Significantly reduce the number of proposed dwellings to be in keeping with the existing development i.e. detached housing with own offroad parking.

Full text:

Density of the development not in keeping with current housing design layout.
Car parking allocation totally inadequate for number of houses/people.
Obvious problems arising with residents conflict on parking allocations.
No allowance for visitors car parking which will increase congestion on the site.
All wild life habitat in the proposed site area now already displaced.
The proposed entrance to the development will deny at least 20% on already limited parking for visitors, utility and trade vehicles on Creslow Way.
Big increase in traffic flow through already congested Creslow Way.
Only one entrance and exit point from development.
No green areas allowed for in plans.
Strain on local amenities e.g. doctors, schools.

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 2838

Received: 08/12/2019

Respondent: Mr RICHARD JONES

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

This increase by a factor of 2.6 is not a sustainable change due to a number of factors.

The single entry/exit road entrance point to the new development off Creslow Way will increase congestion and overflow parking issues. Creslow way is already a narrow road.

There are a number of trees with preservation orders and a green space for environment including these trees will blend with the new houses in the development in a sustainable way. Packing in a large number of houses in a small space will stop this opportunity to improve the area for the local community.

Change suggested by respondent:

Reduce the number of houses and therefore the likely number of cars.

Incorporate a green space into the plan including the trees with preservation orders

Full text:

This increase by a factor of 2.6 is not a sustainable change due to a number of factors.

The single entry/exit point to the new development on Creslow Way serves a large number of houses and the number of cars parked on the road is increasing at night and during the week-end. The road is narrow and some people have resorted to parking on pavements that obstructs push chairs and the disabled.

There are a number of trees with preservation orders and the community could greatly benefit local community if arranged in a green space with easy access for locals allowing a better quality of life and greater social well being.

We (all of us) are facing a climate change and it is well known that trees are one significant tool to reduce carbon dioxide in the air. This development should be aware of this and the need to preserve trees, tree roots and provide habitats for wild life. 26 houses may map over 50 cars - it is self-evident that there will be insufficient space for reasonably sized green space and that main houses and cars. Furthermore, tree preservation orders must be respected - there are many cases of the "accidental" removal of trees that are protected - any developer should understand this and be committed to respecting these preservation orders. A large 26 home development makes this very difficult to achieve.

On a practical level, it is highly likely that if 26 homes are built residents and visitors to the new development will be forced to park in Creslow Way as an overflow.

Please note that the need to build new houses is well understood but please do this in a reasonable way and consider environmental impact which is also an extremely important issue.

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 2920

Received: 11/12/2019

Respondent: Stone With Bishopstone And Hartwell Parish Council

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? Yes

Representation Summary:

The site within area STO008 is not suitable for the allocation of 26 houses and contains several large trees with Tree Preservation Orders on them which will need to be fully considered within any planning application to ensure that they are retained, along with suitable green spaces. The Parish Council strongly objects to the proposal to accommodate 26 houses on this site.

Change suggested by respondent:

Reduce the provision from proposed 26 houses back to original allocation of 10 houses.

Full text:

The site within area STO008 is not suitable for the allocation of 26 houses and contains several large trees with Tree Preservation Orders on them which will need to be fully considered within any planning application to ensure that they are retained, along with suitable green spaces. The Parish Council strongly objects to the proposal to accommodate 26 houses on this site.

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 2961

Received: 11/12/2019

Respondent: Mr and Mrs Giffen

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

For many reasons, including children's safety, TPO regulations, wildlife displacement, parking and traffic hazards and the layout of Creslow Way do I not believe the development is justified and that alternative land should be considered.

Change suggested by respondent:

Our preference is that alternative land is sought for development however the most important factor is that only a small number of 4/5 bedroom houses should be added which is in keeping with current development allows for green space and keeps the traffic flow and parking issues to a minimum, plus protects the trees and wildlife. Therefore the plan should revert back to 10 houses as an absolute maximum.

Full text:

Firstly the development of Creslow Way is a quiet street of large 4 and 5 bedrooms houses which already has growing families of two cars or more, producing traffic flows which the road and speed humps only just cope with. Adding traffic for another 26 houses will create a dangerous place for our children to play. There is a popular play park at the end of Creslow Way which sees a lot of young families and children scooting, cycling and kicking footballs along the paths which at the moment flow safely to the green space, creating an off shoot road for potentially 50 or more cars spoils this one safe place for children to walk to the park.

Linked to this, visitors and young adults often park on the road creating a passing hazard (the owner of the land himself has about 5 cars he parks all along the road). Congestion will become a problem with deliveries and 50plus more vehicles trying to turn in from a very tight angle and manoeuvre around multiple parked cars. The number of houses in the development show there clearly won't be enough parking and therefore it will impact Creslow Way causing a danger.

The density of houses is not as Creslow way, if the development is to be part of Creslow way it should be in keeping, 4/5 bed homes with adequate parking and garages. Therefore 10 houses is far more appropriate.

The land behind Creslow Way has been a beautiful orchard until recently it's been left to become overgrown. We see loads of young muntjac deer, pheasant, partridges, rabbits, badgers etc on a daily basis who have made this land their home, it's not justified to build on this site when so many others sites are more suitable.

The trees on Creslow Way are part of the same old hospital site as this proposed land and the whole development originally called Chiltern view was built around all the trees which have a TPO. Residents in the street many of whom have them in their gardens, have looked after these trees for over 20 years spending thousands of pounds and going through the correct channels obtaining permission from the council and pruning them responsibly and within all the regulations set out for TPO. It would be an absolute mockery of the system if this site is allowed to go ahead which results In the loss of any of the trees. As was the case 20 years ago any houses should be built around the trees in keeping with the rest of Creslow Way.

The traffic entering St Johns from the A413 is already at dangerous speeds and cars regularly park on the road at the top before the mini roundabout causing cars to cut the roundabout. I worry for the safety of children crossing due to the speed at which cars come off the main road. This will be worse with another 50 plus cars entering a quiet residential close. This is simply not a justifiable development as the access is not in suitable place.

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 2965

Received: 12/12/2019

Respondent: Alison Timman

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

- Density of development not in keeping with the current layout per the entry point of Creslow Way.

- Big safety issue due to parking congestion along Creslow Way (particularly by site entrance) and bend in road impacting visibility - this will only worsen with +52 cars. Also adds to existing traffic issue in/out of Aylesbury - road is backed up through Stone during rush hour and this is before HS2 even starts!

- Damage to environment with loss of trees and wildlife habitats - development should have smaller impact (per original 10 homes) and allow more green space.

Change suggested by respondent:

- Reduce from 26 homes back to 10 homes.

- Allow for more green space.

- Ensure sufficient parking.

- Consider entry point onto land from Ford Rd (lower road between Aylesbury/Haddenham).

- Retain all mature trees.

- Do not build immediately behind existing houses in Creslow Way, to minimize noise and disruption.

Full text:

- Density of development not in keeping with the current layout per the entry point of Creslow Way.

- Big safety issue due to parking congestion along Creslow Way (particularly by site entrance) and bend in road impacting visibility - this will only worsen with +52 cars. Also adds to existing traffic issue in/out of Aylesbury - road is backed up through Stone during rush hour and this is before HS2 even starts!

- Damage to environment with loss of trees and wildlife habitats - development should have smaller impact (per original 10 homes) and allow more green space.

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 2975

Received: 12/12/2019

Respondent: mrs CAROL NICHOLLS

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

Creslow way can not safely support this increase in housing from 10 to 26 - the traffic and parking is already an issue and its unsafe.

Change suggested by respondent:

Improvement to the roundabout at the entrance to creslow way.
More parking including visitor parking.
Reduction in houses back to 10!
Preserve the remaining trees on the site.
Restriction on any contractor working times to avoid impact to existing residents

Full text:

Concern too many houses - originally 10 now increased to 26 which is not in keeping with current houses on creslow way.
Already very congested with cars - and only one way in and one way out and cars go down too fast and pavements are often blocked which as a mother of two young kids an increase of 26+ cars will be a massive worry.
Creslow way is too narrow to cope with a higher volume of traffic
People already fly over the roundabout at the entrance in a dangerous manner - this will only get worse.
Concerns over access for emergency vehicles
School and doctors already over subscribed.

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3031

Received: 13/12/2019

Respondent: Mr and Mrs Caldwell

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

I object to the original plan of 10 houses and even more so to the plan of 26, it is unsustainable and dangerous. Due to the increased traffic and already difficult parking, danger to children, impact on wildlife and already strained services, proposed site is not suitable.
I am not convinced that there is a demand for these houses due to other developments in the area (Haddenham) being unable to sell the houses that are currently being constructed.

Change suggested by respondent:

Reduced number of houses.

Full text:

I object to the initial plan of 10 houses, let alone the current 26 now proposed as this will have major implications on local services and increased traffic in the area.

Objections include the following:
-The density of the proposed housing will have a major impact on the level of traffic on existing access roads (Creslow Way).
-The amount of houses proposed will increase the amount of cars and therefore parking required for the proposed increased population.
-Creslow Way is a narrower than average road which struggles with additional cars being parked outside houses in it's current state (visitors per household and users of St Johns playing fields).
- With increased cars and the potential overflow of parking in Creslow Way, there are potential for problems with Emergency services being able to access the area.
-There are many established trees and existing wildlife on the land proposed that have free-flow to quiet gardens, including foxes, deer and munkjacks. The trees also support rare woodpeckers and owls.
- The current village services, including schools and Doctor surgeries are already at capacity, the proposed plan would add to this strain.
- The already busy A418 cannot cope with the current traffic levels into Aylesbury, this will place additional strain to these roads with the extra cars.

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3033

Received: 14/12/2019

Respondent: Mrs Annie Andrews

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? Yes

Representation Summary:

The density of the development is too high for the space. The car parking is already tight, with lack of visitor parking and making it hard to weave up the road through parked cars - this will only make it much worse. The tree protection orders must be adhered to. There will be an increase of traffic making Creslow Way more of a bottleneck. No green or play areas included.

Change suggested by respondent:

Drastically reduce the planned number of houses, or reject this area for development.

Full text:

The density of the development is too high for the space. The car parking is already tight, with lack of visitor parking and making it hard to weave up the road through parked cars - this will only make it much worse. The tree protection orders must be adhered to. There will be an increase of traffic making Creslow Way more of a bottleneck. No green or play areas included.

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3034

Received: 14/12/2019

Respondent: Mr Philip Traynier

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

Page 132 - The site within area STO008 is not suitable for the allocation of 26 houses.
The allocation for this site is currently 10 houses, which if completed will already put an unacceptable strain on the existing road infrastructure. Increasing the allocation to 26 without a full appraisal of the site is not acceptable. Such an increase should not be part of the VALP.

Change suggested by respondent:

Delete the proposed increase in the allocation of housing within area STO008.

Full text:

Page 132 - The site within area STO008 is not suitable for the allocation of 26 houses.
The allocation for this site is currently 10 houses, which if completed will already put an unacceptable strain on the existing road infrastructure. Increasing the allocation to 26 without a full appraisal of the site is not acceptable. Such an increase should not be part of the VALP.

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3035

Received: 15/12/2019

Respondent: Mr Steven Kennell

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

The proposal:
- lacks adequate parking provision and will result in more on-street parking where it is unsafe
- will see too much pressure on a narrow single access/egress road
- has density of housing not in keeping with the area
- lacks green space
- puts at risk trees under TPOs

Change suggested by respondent:

Revert to the original AVDC approved proposal for a maximum of 10 dwellings.

Full text:

The proposed increase in the number of dwellings that will be allowed on this site from 10 to a minimum of 26 should be reversed. The latter number would see a substantial increase in housing on Creslow Way - currently 46 dwellings - along with attendant increased traffic movements and parking pressures whilst the single access/egress road on Creslow Way is a narrow one already seeing much on-street parking with a need for motorists to drive on the wrong side of the road as a result, detrimental to highway safety. The proposal does not include adequate parking for the new 26 dwellings within the site, whilst it does advocate a level of housing density not in keeping with the existing layout of the street. The building work will put at risk trees protected by TPOs and the proposal also lacks adequate provision for green areas.

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3038

Received: 15/12/2019

Respondent: Mrs Fareba Jones

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

Additional 2x26 cars will create congestion around the bottleneck at the beginning of Creslow Way. Construction work will create a lot of dust, limited parking, and noise. 10 houses maximum seem to be realistic if this project is absolutely necessary. Green space and a feeling of well-being is a must to ensure a socially positive environment. Creslow way will face more parked cars overflowing from residents in the new development. In the last six months it has been noticeably more cars parked on Creslow Way. I would suggest the data collection and analysis on Creslow Way to be re-done.

Change suggested by respondent:

Reduce number of houses and increase the provision for green space.

Full text:

Current households already have at least 2 cars and on average a much higher number. Additional 2x26 cars will create congestion around the bottleneck at the beginning of Creslow Way. Construction work until 2023 will create a lot of dust, limited parking, and noise. This will be made much worse by increasing the number of houses. 10 houses maximum seem to be realistic if this project is absolutely necessary. Quality green space for the community and a feeling of well-being is a must to ensure a socially positive environment for families and other residents. A reasonably sized green space should be part of the new development. If at least 26 houses are built in the relatively confined available space, it is highly likely that due to limited space, Creslow way will face more parked cars overflowing from residents in the new development. In the last six months it has been noticeably more cars parked on Creslow Way. I am assuming the data collection for Creslow Way was done more than six months ago, hence I would suggest the data collection and analysis to be re-done.

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3046

Received: 16/12/2019

Respondent: David Misseldine

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

With the addition of the proposed number of dwellings Creslow Way can not handle the potential increase in traffic.

Change suggested by respondent:

Introduction of speed restriction controls
Additional entrance to site
More green areas
Less dwellings to reduce trafic

Full text:

I live at [ROAD NUMBER REMOVED], Creslow Way. My property will be on the corner of the entrance to the new development which will run parallel to back garden. I list below my objections to this development:

I am concerned with the number of vehicles this development will bring to Creslow Way and the inadequate parking allocation for the number of dwellings proposed. The added traffic to an already congested road will cause congestion and safety issues with increased parking of cars on the side of the road. The width of the road on Creslow Way and positions of corners with cars parked on the road already causes an issue with navigating along Creslow Way. Also, connected with traffic there is only one proposed entrance and exit to the site.

Other areas of concern are as follows:
The density of the development is not in keeping with current housing designs/layout.
Impact to wildlife and the mature trees on the site.
Lack of green areas for public use
Strain on current infrastructure ie roads/schools/health centre etc

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3047

Received: 16/12/2019

Respondent: Aylesbury Vale Green Party

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? Yes

Representation Summary:

The land is not suitable for so many houses because of access/safety issues along Creslow Way and the presence of heritage fruit trees on the site.

Change suggested by respondent:

Reduce the number of houses to 10.

Full text:

Modifications to the original plan include increasing the total number of houses to be developed on the land South of Creslow Way from 10 houses to a minimum of 26 by 2023. This increase will use approximately one quarter of the available site with only a single entry and exit point on to Creslow Way between houses numbers 18 and 20.
This proposed increase in the number of houses raises questions as to how the increases was calculated and whether its impact on the existing properties in Creslow Way was considered.

Creslow Way is already congested with cars parked along the pavement along the length of the road, because it is too narrow for cars to pass cars parked in the road. Many young families live along this road and need to travel along the road to access the play and leisure facilities at St Johns, often having to walk in the road around parked cars. This is also a problem for the elderly and infirm and can lead to social isolation. Increasing the density of housing will lead to more road traffic and exacerbate the problems encountered by existing residents.

Before accepting the proposed increase in density I would seek an assurance that continue safe access for emergency vehicles onto an extensive estate with a single narrow road access/egress, has been satisfactorily assessed.

The proposed site includes the remains of the original gardens and orchard of the former St Johns Hospital. A number of heritage apple trees and other species remain in good condition and have benefited from tree protection orders which prevent their removal by developers. There are generally few apple trees in Stone and those that remain on this site are understood to be local heritage species and are much valued by residents. Increasing the density would likely lead to trees being removed and the loss of rare local heritage flora that could not easily be replaced.

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3049

Received: 16/12/2019

Respondent: Mr Patricia Chance

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? Yes

Representation Summary:

26 homes are excessive. Ten to be accommodated in Character of current build & community,
&mix to meet all needs.
The area is lacking in amenities, services & therefore increases in density of 26 will reduce parking, increase the volume and use of cars into Creslow Way, St Johns and A418.

I propose a return to the building of ten dwellings to include green space, Flora & fauna, habitat for neighbourhood benefit.
Water dispersal is becoming a bigger problem, & requires more green space to accommodate this.
Minimise traffic increase,thereby consider safety needs and air quality for all

Change suggested by respondent:

Develop 10 homes as per the initial plan & meets the strategy of the Parish Council.
Retain current character of existing development,retaining harmony in the community as well as meeting future needs.
Include build styles to meet the needs of all needs,ages,abilities for the future.
Retain the Trees with TPO's & flora/fauna & include green space for biodiversity. This would benefit 4/5 adjacent developments!
Parking in Creslow Way will be reduced but if the development is around the 10 homes
The traffic would be eased into the neighbourhood and thereby minimising
Increase in journeys into Creslow Way, St Johns & onto the A418.
Retaining trees, flora & fauna &bio diversity
Retain air quality, already effected by the increasing traffic on the A418
Will ease water dispersal which is already causing problems in Creslow Way.

Full text:

My objections are based on the sudden increase, without due diligence to the character & needs of the existing also new community.
Ten houses are within the Parish Strategy, contributing to community needs & could be spread to meet all needs in style for all ages & needs
The environment needs trees, green space flora & fauna for all to enjoy
The Mature trees are registered with TPO's. Disappointingly and surprisingly no green space had been identified for the benefit of the wider neighbourhood which had already expanded without provision being made
Parking is already becoming a problem in Creslow Way and any decrease from construction of the adjoining road into Creslow Way will exacerbate the problem creating conflict within the neighbourhood.

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3066

Received: 17/12/2019

Respondent: Mrs Janet Blyth

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? Yes

Representation Summary:

I strongly object as the proposed housing development has increased from 10 houses to 26 which is unacceptable as this would impact on several large trees which are protected with a Tree Preservation Order.
Due to only one access point to/from the site there would be a huge increase in traffic/traffic noise on Creslow Way.
Concern with contractors road mess, noise etc during the building work.
Parking is already a problem in Creslow Way and any increase in construction traffic will cause major problems for the neighbourhood.
Inappropriate site due to its impact on the environment

Change suggested by respondent:

To build only 10 houses instead of the proposed 26 houses which is unacceptable.
Include green space in the plan to benefit the environment and neighbourhood.
By building only 10 houses this would help to minimise the expected increase in the volume of traffic in Creslow Way.

Full text:

I strongly object as the proposed housing development has increased from 10 houses to 26 which is unacceptable as this would impact on several large trees which are protected with a Tree Preservation Order.
Due to only one access point to/from the site there would be a huge increase in traffic/traffic noise on Creslow Way.
Concern with contractors road mess, noise etc during the building work.
Parking is already a problem in Creslow Way and any increase in construction traffic will cause major problems for the neighbourhood.
Inappropriate site due to its impact on the environment

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3070

Received: 16/12/2019

Respondent: Cllr David Lyons

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

The land is not suitable for so many houses because of access/safety issues
along Creslow Way and the presence of heritage fruit trees on the site.

Change suggested by respondent:

Reduce the number of houses to 10.

Full text:

Modifications to the original plan include increasing the total number of
houses to be developed on the land South of Creslow Way from 10 houses to a
minimum of 26 by 2023. This increase will use approximately one quarter of
the available site with only a single entry and exit point on to Creslow
Way between houses numbers 18 and 20.
This proposed increase in the number of houses raises questions as to how
the increases was calculated and whether its impact on the existing
properties in Creslow Way was considered.

Creslow Way is already congested with cars parked along the pavement along
the length of the road, because it is too narrow for cars to pass cars
parked in the road. Many young families live along this road and need to
travel along the road to access the play and leisure facilities at St
Johns, often having to walk in the road around parked cars. This is also a
problem for the elderly and infirm and can lead to social isolation.
Increasing the density of housing will lead to more road traffic and
exacerbate the problems encountered by existing residents.

Before accepting the proposed increase in density I would seek an assurance
that continue safe access for emergency vehicles onto an extensive estate
with a single narrow road access/egress, has been satisfactorily assessed.

The proposed site includes the remains of the original gardens and orchard
of the former St Johns Hospital. A number of heritage apple trees and
other species remain in good condition and have benefited from tree
protection orders which prevent their removal by developers. There are
generally few apple trees in Stone and those that remain on this site are
understood to be local heritage species and are much valued by residents.
Increasing the density would likely lead to trees being removed and the
loss of rare local heritage flora that could not easily be replaced.

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3079

Received: 17/12/2019

Respondent: Clifton Kirstie (Bovis Homes Limited)

Agent: Define Planning & Design

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

Modification MM094 clearly recognises the suitability of Land South of Creslow Way, Stone for residential development. However, AVDC continues to inappropriately restrict the site area and imposes an additional 'not built development' area based on inaccurate site assessment information. Bovis Homes has provided clear and robust evidence - as set out in the attached Site Suitability Statement - that Land at Creslow Way is suitable, developable and deliverable, and offers the opportunity to provide up to 65 dwellings to meet the aforementioned local housing needs in a manner that sensitively addresses the surrounding context and character.

Change suggested by respondent:

Amend the site allocation boundary and delivery assumptions for D-STO008 to appropriately reflect the comprehensive findings of the submitted Site Suitability Statement, and to specifically include for the provision up to 65 dwellings as part of that allocation.

Full text:

Modification MM094 clearly recognises the suitability of Land South of Creslow Way, Stone for residential development by allocating the site through Policy D-ST0008, and proposing an increase in the allocated site's capacity from 10 dwellings to 26 dwellings, with Site Requirement A seeking the provision of 'at least 26 dwellings.'

Whilst Bovis Homes welcomes the Council's recognition that the site has greater capacity for housing, AVDC continues to inappropriately restrict the site area and imposes an additional 'not built development' area based on inaccurate site assessment information. Indeed, Bovis Homes has provided clear and robust evidence - as set out in the attached Site Suitability Statement - that Land at Creslow Way is suitable, developable and deliverable, and offers the opportunity to provide up to 65 dwellings to meet the aforementioned local housing needs in a manner that sensitively addresses the surrounding context and character. The statement provides a summary of all the detailed technical and environmental assessments that have been carried out and that underpin this conclusion.

In particular, these assessments confirm that the site is relatively unconstrained in relation to landscape character, visual amenity, heritage, ecology, arboriculture, flood risk and drainage and transport and access, and is, therefore suitable for residential use. It also illustrates that a high quality development can be achieved that appropriately addresses the surrounding context and makes appropriate and efficient use of the site, whilst maximising the provision of natural open space; in accordance with the NPPF and the emerging VALP.

It is notable that MM070 proposes to insert new Policy D2 'Delivering site allocations in the rest of the district', and states that "allocating sites in the Local Plan allows growth to be located in the most suitable locations by taking into account, through further assessment beyond the HELAA, factors such as landscape, flooding, settlement form and site availability." This is not the case in relation to Land South of Creslow Way and through the Examination process the Council has rejected any opportunity to consider the merits of the site and proposals for development in consultation with Bovis Homes.

The site currently comprises unmanaged scrubland and grassland, with extensive areas of tree planting that form the western section of the site. The site is visually contained to the north and east by adjoining existing residential development, with a sports ground and playground immediately to the north-west and arable farmland to the south and west of the site.

A Landscape Appraisal of the site concludes that the proposed development could be accommodated in a manner sensitive to local landscape character and visual amenity if development is offset from the site's more exposed southern and eastern edges and existing mature trees are retained and reinforced. The existing screening of the site by surrounding vegetation and the adjacent settlement means that views are mainly restricted to the site itself and parts of St John's Drive. Given their low sensitivity, the effects are considered to be slight.

There are no designated or recorded heritage assets within the site. Whilst the Grade II listed chapel and Apple Cottage lie within relatively close proximity to the site's north and east respectively, the Landscape Appraisal also confirms that there is no visibility between the site and these heritage assets.

An ecological assessment also confirms that there are no statutorily designated sites within or in close proximity to the site. Whilst Stone SSSI and Bugle Quarry SSSI lie 560m north and 2.3km east of the site respectively, Natural England concludes that residential development does not pose a potential risk to the designations. Habitat and species surveys have confirmed there are no reptiles or suitable breeding habitat for the Great Crested Newts within the site and that, whilst the site provides a foraging resource for badgers, no setts were found. Furthermore, the retention of features of ecological value, notably hedgerows, mature trees and an orchard, would be maximised.

The proposed development would also retain the trees protected by the recent Tree Preservation Order applied to many of the existing trees within site and would also retain and manage the traditional orchard that comprises over a quarter of the western edge of the site, enhancing its current unmanaged status.

The site is located within Flood Zone 1 and thus is at low risk of flooding. A flood risk and drainage review confirmed that the site is at low risk of fluvial, groundwater, surface water and sewer flooding, and negligible risk from other flooding sources. A surface water sewer enters the site via Creslow Way and St John's Road, and provides surface water attenuation for the residential development north of the site. Similarly, a foul water sewer flows into the site via Creslow Way and St John's Road, flowing southwards out of the site.

A Transport Appraisal (TA) for the development of up to 70 dwellings within the site highlighted its suitability, given its good access to footways, cycleways and bus stops that offer a good level of service between Aylesbury and Oxford. The TA proposes that the site is accessed via a priority junction onto Creslow Way, with the initial assessment not raising concerns regarding junction capacity. Formal pre-planning consultation with Buckinghamshire County Council (as the Highway Authority) has also confirmed that the site's proposed carriageway width and geometry is acceptable in principle, that the site is connected to a good wider network of pedestrian footways, and that the nearest bus stops offer a good level of service between Aylesbury and Oxford.

Thus, Land South of Creslow Way has been robustly assessed as being suitable, developable and deliverable for residential development of up to 65 dwellings. Therefore, MM094 fails to take into consideration the suitability of this site for the residential development of up to 65 dwellings. Thus, it is Bovis Homes' view that MM094 should be further modified to increase the capacity of the allocated site to "up to 65 homes, green infrastructure', with Requirement A stipulating that the site should provide for up to 65 homes to reflect this.

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3081

Received: 17/12/2019

Respondent: Mrs Louise Green

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

Big increase of traffic flow through already congested Creslow Way
Only one entrance & exit point from development onto Creslow Way
Big strain with increased numbers on local schools and doctors
no turning circle plus parking congestion
raises the important point of emergency vehicles Fire, Ambulance etc !!!
Concern with contractors road mess, noise
Density of the development not in keeping with current housing design layout
Car parking allocation totally inadequate for number of houses/people
Entrance to Creslow Way, Beacons Close, St Johns Drive all affected by the big increase of traffic entering and exiting from the congested A413

Change suggested by respondent:

Less houses .. traffic and parking already cause issues along Creslow Way
Looking after the environmental issues with the wildlife andTPO's
Considering the effect on an already busy road And on local resources.... they are already under enormous strain from over population of the area

Full text:

The proposed entrance to the development will deny at least 20% on already limited parking for visitors, Utility & Trade Vehicles in Creslow Way
Big increase of traffic flow through already congested Creslow Way
Only one entrance & exit point from development
pavement parking in Creslow Way already a road safety issue
Excessive vehicle speed in Creslow Way is already dangerous issue -the number of hidden bends which obscures oncoming traffic,
No turning circle in both Creslow Way and the proposed development
Possible future problems with Emergency vehicles one entry & exit point
Current road width of Creslow Way makes passing difficult

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3084

Received: 17/12/2019

Respondent: Mr Ian Blyth

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? Yes

Representation Summary:

I strongly object as the proposed housing development has increased from 10 houses to 26 which is unacceptable as this would impact on several large trees which are protected with a Tree Preservation Order.
Due to only one access point to/from the site there would be a huge increase in traffic/traffic noise on Creslow Way.
Concern with contractors road mess, noise etc during the building work.
Parking is already a problem in Creslow Way and any increase in construction traffic will cause major problems for the neighbourhood.

Change suggested by respondent:

To build only 10 houses instead of the proposed 26 houses which is unacceptable.
Include green space in the plan to benefit the environment and neighbourhood.
By building only 10 houses this would help to minimise the expected increase in the volume of traffic in Creslow Way.

Full text:

I strongly object as the proposed housing development has increased from 10 houses to 26 which is unacceptable as this would impact on several large trees which are protected with a Tree Preservation Order.
Due to only one access point to/from the site there would be a huge increase in traffic/traffic noise on Creslow Way.
Concern with contractors road mess, noise etc during the building work.
Parking is already a problem in Creslow Way and any increase in construction traffic will cause major problems for the neighbourhood.

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3099

Received: 17/12/2019

Respondent: Mr Robert Brown

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

-Density not commensurate with rest of neighbourhood.

- There can be no accommodation for Green Infrastructure / Recreation areas for the number of houses planned.

-TPOs cannot have been taken into account.

-Loss of biodiversity and wildlife.

-Road safety due to increased traffic.

-Parking issues already a problem will increase and cause issues amongst residents.

-Increase from original plan is immaterial in wider context of VALP plan.

Change suggested by respondent:

-The number should be reduced to provide Green Infrastructure and additional recreation areas for the community as per paras 11.1 - 11.15 of the VALP plan.

-The number should be reduced to accommodate the existing mature trees and incorporated into the Green Infrastructure / recreational areas for use by the entire neighbourhood.

-TPOs must respected as should all other trees on the site as per para 9.55 of the VALP plan.

-The number should be reduced to accommodate traffic and parking in line with para 7.28 of the VALP plan.

-The development should consider and protect residential amenity in line with paras 8.46 and 8.47 of the VALP plan.

-Consideration needs to be made in respect of water drainage as the site is a natural drainage area.

Full text:

I object to the proposal of the development of 26 houses.

-This shows a marked increase in the number originally planned and is not commensurate with the housing density in the neighbourhood.

-At the proposed density it cannot accommodate for any Green Space or Green Infrastructure (GI) / recreational area provision.

-At the proposed density it cannot take into account the many mature trees on the site; many with TPOs placed on them. Additional TPOs in place from March 2019.

-The resultant increase in traffic, will compromise safety on the road. The inevitable road parking issues, which is already a problem, will cause further conflict among residents and does not engender a healthy and social community.

-The area provides a natural habitat for wildlife specifically in the trees (beech and pine) this will be lost if they are removed to accommodate this increase.

-The development will severely reduce/remove well established biodiversity (badgers,foxes,deer) in a time of increased focus on these issues.

-The increase is significant on this site (150% increase) and completely out of proportion. However the increase is marginal, if not immaterial, in the wider context of the VALP plan and as such given the impact the plan should reduce this number.

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3107

Received: 17/12/2019

Respondent: Tracy Brown

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

-Density not inline with rest of neighbourhood.

-No accommodation for Green Infrastructure / Recreation areas.

-TPOs not taken into account. Loss of biodiversity and wildlife.

-Parking issues already a problem will increase as provision for parking will be lacking as with all new developments.

-Residential amenity to be ignored in favour of cramming in as many houses as possible.

-Increase from original plan is immaterial in wider context of VALP plan and therefore numbers should be reduced

Change suggested by respondent:


-The number should be reduced to provide Green Infrastructure and additional recreation areas for the community as per paras 11.1 - 11.15 of the VALP plan.

-The number should be reduced to accommodate the existing mature trees and incorporated into the Green Infrastructure / recreational areas for use by the entire neighbourhood.

-TPOs must respected as should all other trees on the site as per para 9.55 of the VALP plan.

-The number should be reduced to accommodate traffic and parking in line with para 7.28 of the VALP plan.

-The development should consider and protect residential amenity in line with paras 8.46 and 8.47 of the VALP plan.

Consideration needs to be made in respect of water drainage as the site is a natural drainage area.

Full text:

I object to the proposal of the development of 26 houses.

-The increase in housing is over dense and out of proportion compared to the rest of the neighbourhood specifically Creslow Way.

-The density cannot and does not take into account the TPOs on the site and more TPOs have been added since March 2019. Biodiversity will be lost.

-There cannot be any plan for Green infrastructure or recreational areas with the planned density.

-At this number of houses there cannot be any attempt to embody the Garden City principle that development should provide 'Beautifully and imaginatively designed homes with gardens, combining the best of town and country to create healthy communities'. As opposed to over dense out of character developments in an effort to cram in as much housing as possible.

-The development of this number contradicts the statement in the Plan in relation to residential amenity : 'While planning decisions should always be made on balance in the public interest, this should not be at the expense of unreasonable harm to peoples' peaceful enjoyment of their property'.

-Safety on the road will be compromised by increased traffic.

-Parking is already an issue on Creslow way, in an already narrow road. This will be exacerbated as with all recent new developments, off road parking requirements are woefully underestimated and this will cause issues on the road and among residents.

-The increase is significant on this site (150%) and completely out of proportion. However the increase is marginal, if not immaterial, in the wider context of the VALP plan and as such given the impact the plan should reduce this number.

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3113

Received: 17/12/2019

Respondent: Mr Carlo Faulds

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

* Disturbance to existing residents within St.John's Drive and Creslow Way & impact on safety to road users and pedestrians.
* Environmental impact -Wildlife & food chain.
* Protected Trees

Change suggested by respondent:

I would insist that there should be more green space for recreation and wildlife.
More parking available per unit of housing. IE at least two car park spaces off the road!

Full text:

Objection to VALP plan MM094/ STO008

The objections below are not listed in any order of importance:

We wish to object to the proposed development for 26 houses for the following reasons:

* Disturbance to existing residents within St.John's Drive and Creslow Way & impact on safety to road users and pedestrians.
* Environmental impact -Wildlife & food chain.
* Protected Trees

Disturbance/Safety/Blight to existing residences
Development as proposed on the site will have a major impact on all residents in Creslow Way and St.John's Drive. During Development the movement of machinery, lorries and trades vehicles accessing the site via a narrow residential road (Creslow Way) will cause safety concerns. Most of the houses are 4/5 bed and many of us have to park on the road. The part of Creslow Way that would become access to the proposed site has a bend that causes blindness to oncoming traffic.
There are many families with children living in Creslow Way who use the pathway to walk to the local school and to the playing field/children's play park situated at the south-eastern end of the road. As far as access to play park/ fields is concerned, This the main pedestrian thoroughfare for all residents of this entire estate!
The use of Creslow Way as access to the site would endanger residents!
The number of new dwellings proposed would generate hundreds of NEW vehicle movements per week along Creslow Way. This would significantly increase noise/ disturbance/ pollution from emissions. The increase would disproportionate to existing levels.
Development Site - Impact on wildlife
The land to the south of Creslow Way was formerly grounds to the St.John's Hospital. During which time it was a mix of grassland and meadows intersected by unmade pathways.
The wildlife in this area has flourished having been largely undisturbed. Certainly, since the demise to the Hospital it has for the past 25-30 years become a haven for birds, bats deer, foxes etc. The land in question particulary provides food for many birds-of-pray (owls and hawks) and others such as the resident Red Kite.

Protected Trees
The area proposed for the 26 houses has several important trees: Copper Beeches, Holm Oak and Pines all of which were given Tree Protection Orders. The Outline plan STO008 Displayed housing development which patently ignored the existence of such trees.

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3116

Received: 17/12/2019

Respondent: MR JAMES SCUTT

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

The proposed increase from 10 to 26 houses ( in a higher density than original proposals) will add greatly to the traffic using Creslow Way and to the numbers of cars parked along Creslow Way, with overflow from the new site. Already this is a problem and the proposed exit from the site is on a bend and could be hidden, from traffic coming down the hill, by parked vehicles.
Existing trees and environment on the site should be heavily protected and more green spaces included.
Existing gas, water, electricity and sewerage systems will be stressed further, as will schools.

Change suggested by respondent:

The number of houses allowed should stay as originally approved, or only slightly increased by 4 or 5. They should be designed so as to not encroach so closely on existing houses and trees.
The road design on the new site should be widened with more parking bays to prevent 'overflow' onto Creslow Way. Speed restrictions and greater traffic calming on Creslow Way should be introduced, especially on the 'hill' coming down from St John's Drive.

Full text:

The proposed increase from 10 to 26 houses ( in a higher density than original proposals) will add greatly to the traffic using Creslow Way and to the numbers of cars parked along Creslow Way, with overflow from the new site. Already this is a problem and the proposed exit from the site is on a bend and could be hidden, from traffic coming down the hill, by parked vehicles.
Existing trees and environment on the site should be heavily protected and more green spaces included.
Existing gas, water, electricity and sewerage systems will be stressed further, as will schools.

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3131

Received: 12/12/2019

Respondent: Mrs Brenda Claridge

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

There appears to be no allowance for Green or play areas for children.
The number of car parking spaces allocated is totally inadequate when the vast majority of homes have at least 2 cars each - where are the additional cars going to park? as 26 houses x 2 cars each = an additional 52 cars using Creslow Way.The speed of the cars and service vehicles entering and leaving is very dangerous to say the lease plus the fact that over 90% of cars entering Creslow Way cut dangerously across the roundabout entering Creslow Way.

Change suggested by respondent:

Already stated in the above paragraph

Full text:

I live at the junction of Creslow Way and St John's Drive where there is a painted roundabout on the road leading from the main A413 into our community.
The concentration and squeezed layout of the proposed development is in now way in keeping with the current openly green designed housing layout.
There appears to be no allowance for Green or play areas for children.
The number of car parking spaces allocated is totally inadequate when the vast majority of homes have at least 2 cars each - where are the additional cars going to park? as 26 houses x 2 cars each = an additional 52 cars using Creslow Way.
The speed of the cars and service vehicles entering and leaving is very dangerous to say the lease plus the fact that over 90% of cars entering Creslow Way cut dangerously across the roundabout entering Creslow Way on the right hand side of the road into outgoing traffic.
The development like Creslow Way is a major problem for Mums with prams and children as is the very excessive speed and drivingin the middle of the road - the current width of the road makes passing very difficult.
There is no proposed turning circle for cars, trade and utility vehicles in the proposed plan.
Obviously there will be a huge strain with the increased number of people and children on our already stretched villages doctors and schools.
The whole proposed design plan should be very carefully re-visited taking into account the proposed increase of 26 houses x 2 people & 1 Child (Minimum) = 78!!! Plus some 52 additional cars exiting and entering an already congested Creslow Way with only one entrance and exist point. Allowing for good green open areas and play areas for children and not cutting down the beautiful trees.

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3170

Received: 11/12/2019

Respondent: Mr Ian Coaten

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

The compacted and squeezed proposed development plan is light years away from the original plan of 10 houses and is not at all in keeping with the current well designed Creslow Way, the density in a word is COMPACTED - which with one entrance and exit point, obvious future multiple vehicle parking problems and exiting onto an already very busy and congested Creslow Way then onto the very very busy A413 is a future nightmare waiting to happen !!!!!!

Change suggested by respondent:

Complete re-design layout of the original plan taking into consideration the following: -
Btter & more spacious layout of the housing and parking allocations
Incorporate green areas and playgrounds for families with children
Make the speed limit at lease 20mph if not 10mph for every one's safety
Retain the existing trees that have been in situ for many years & observe root protection
Incorporate a vehicle turning point in the development and Re-design the Roundabout at the entrance to Creslow Way from the A413 that vehicles have to go round and not over

Full text:

Looking at the proposed development plan I amazed that really serious consideration has very obviously not been given to the people who will occupy these homes as follows: -
or parking allocated space is totally inadequate for the number of people @ 2 per home 52! which will obviously cause residents conflict problems on parking allocations (excluding visitors) Traffic flow from the development onto an already congested Creslow Way which already has any cars parked on the pavement via only one entrance and exit point with no turning circle raises questions of emergency vehicles Fire/ Ambulance and the current width of Creslow Way which is narrower than a normal road makes passing very difficult if not dangerous - needs further examination of plans.
I also note that there has not been any allocation in the plans for play areas and open green spaces for families and their children There is no doubt that 26 homes will create X 2 people per home + at least 1 child minimum total of 78 additional people moving in putting a big strain on our already well stretched school and Doctor Surgery.
There needs to be a solution to the current excessive speed driving in the middle or wrong side of the road, cutting the corners and the roundabout plus parking on the pavements of very many vehicle drivers using Creslow Way which at present can only be described as DANGEROUS particularly as many Mums with children use Creslow Way daily.

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3179

Received: 10/12/2019

Respondent: Mr Sean Kirwan

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

This proposed density design of 26 homes is a million miles away from the original layout of 10 homes which was more in keeping with the existing open plan of Creslow Way.
So as not to repeat myself in the above 8 points I have already raised should be at the forefront of designers and planners mind, people do need space in todays housing and not squashed together like sardines in a can, adding green spaces play areas for families with children where people can live in harmony.

Change suggested by respondent:

Increase Parking areas for both residents & visitors
Green spaces and play areas for all
Install an overall speed limit in both the proposed development and Creslow Way
Stop vehicles parking on pavements
More humps on all the roads in the site to reduce speed
Re-design the entrance roundabout off the A413 to stop vehicles avoiding it & cutting across
Incorporate a separate entrance and exist point for the new development to avoid congestion
Paint yellow lines on both sides of the entrance road from A413 to stop vehicles parking all day there

Full text:

1. Creslow Way is already congested with many cars parked along on the pavements the length of the road which is much narrower than normal making passing very difficult and at times dangerous with commercial vehicles
2. A great deal of current residents drive far to fast, in the middle of the road and cut the corners including the entrance roundabout with no consideration of pedestrians including mothers with children, wheelchairs and blind people trying to avoid the parked cars
3. The new development off Creslow Way is proposed via a single entrance and exit point on to the already busy Creslow Way which is an accident waiting to happen.
4. The size and overall design of this development amazes 26 houses squashed into a small area, with totally inadequate allocation of parking spaces for both residents & visitors will without a doubt increase on road parking and conflict with neighbours.
5. I do NOT see any allocation on the plans for childrens play areas or green spaces for what could be over 78 residents as an absolute minimum which is a government requirement
6. Creslow Way also only has a single entrance & exist point which can only be exasperated by the increased volume of traffic to and from the busy congested A413
7. All TPO protected trees on the proposed development should have their root protection adhered to by the developers and all other trees left untouched if possible
8. I am concerned with the impact this development will have on the current sewerage system water, electricity which regularly trips out for long periods and not yet improving .
This proposed density design of 26 homes is a million miles away from the original layout of 10 homes which was more in keeping with the existing open plan of Creslow Way.
So as not to repeat myself in the above 8 points I have already raised should be at the forefront of designers and planners mind, people do need space in todays housing and not squashed together like sardines in a can, adding green spaces play areas for families with children where people can live in harmony.