Brogborough

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Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 730

Received: 11/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Nicole Hare

Representation:

Will the new traffic load undo what the new A421 was built to do (ease traffic on the old A421)?

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Whilst I have no problem with the housing (assuming it doesn't take away any public footpaths or local walking current residents enjoy) what worries me is the traffic. Years were spent building the new A421 bypass to ease traffic on the old 421 and the arrival of 5000 new homes will mean at least 10,000 new cars back on the old 421. Traffic is already bad at junction 13 during commuting times and with all houses in our village having at least 2 cars each I'm a bit worried we will turn into a car park if the roads aren't thought through properly. The new A421 was put in for a purpose so will it be undoing all that work?

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 762

Received: 11/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Brian Hare

Representation:

I would like to object again the proposed build of the 2 site of 3000 and 5000 houses near to the m1 junction 13. My reasons for this there is already not enough infrastructure here as it is the roads will not cope with the extra volume of vehicles . Also there will be no village identity left it will be just 1 huge housing estate and destroying the country side for future generations. With farmers make huge profits selling off farm land to benefit there selves and reducing employment. There also seems to be no advantages to local residents.

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I would like to object again the proposed build of the 2 site of 3000 and 5000 houses near to the m1 junction 13. My reasons for this there is already not enough infrastructure here as it is the roads will not cope with the extra volume of vehicles . Also there will be no village identity left it will be just 1 huge housing estate and destroying the country side for future generations. With farmers make huge profits selling off farm land to benefit there selves and reducing employment. There also seems to be no advantages to local residents.

Support

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1572

Received: 22/08/2017

Respondent: Woburn Sands & District Society

Representation:

We are delighted that there are no housing or employment site allocations in Brogborough.

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Support

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 2307

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Sam Franklin

Agent: Mr Sam Franklin

Representation:

A joint proposal to consider ALP383 and NLP269 as a combined site to offer a mixed development to include education, housing and shop, as well as highway improvements

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ALP 383
This site together with NLP 269, has the ability to offer a combined development.

There has been some local consultation with the Parish Council and the site together with NLP269 is seen as offering a potential solution to some of the known issues and constraints in Brogborough. These include broadband, lack of retail facilities and an improvement to the highway.

Preliminary desk based archaeological, ecological and landscape assessments demonstrate that there are no significant detriment to development on this site.

The scale of development proposed indicates that highway and services issues should not act as constraints to development.

The site has no known constraints and adjoining the development envelope, offers development with a good relationship to the existing village.

Specific proposals as part of the joint proposal for the two sites (ALP 383 and NLP 269) include highway improvements, a new shop, improvements to broadband, a contribution to education or school site

Support

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 3226

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Sam Franklin

Agent: Mr Sam Franklin

Representation:

ALP383

An ideal and sustainable location for a small scale housing development to meet existing and planned demand for housing in this village.

A small development on this well screened and easily accessible site which adjoins the village envelope could assist in meeting community needs in the village particularly a shop.

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ALP383

An ideal and sustainable location for a small scale housing development to meet existing and planned demand for housing in this village.

A small development on this well screened and easily accessible site which adjoins the village envelope could assist in meeting community needs in the village particularly a shop.

Support

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 3339

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Sam Franklin

Agent: Mr Sam Franklin

Representation:

NLP210 Land at Manor Farm Brogborough
This site offers a strategic commercial development opportunity in a sustainable location.

It is adjacent to an approved commercial site in a strategic corridor close to the East West rail terminal proposal at Ridgmont station and Junction 13 of the M1 Junction with the Oxford Cambridge Expressway, offering superior connections to national transport routes.

Commercial development in this location is unlikely to be highly visible as the landscape is lower than suggested and natural screening is already in place and development would adjoin an existing distribution site and the A421 embankment.

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NLP210 Land at Manor Farm Brogborough
This site offers a strategic commercial development opportunity in a sustainable location.

It is adjacent to an approved commercial site in a strategic corridor close to the East West rail terminal proposal at Ridgmont station and Junction 13 of the M1 Junction with the Oxford Cambridge Expressway, offering superior connections to national transport routes.

Commercial development in this location is unlikely to be highly visible as the landscape is lower than suggested and natural screening is already in place and development would adjoin an existing distribution site and the A421 embankment.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 4704

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Sam Franklin

Agent: Mr Sam Franklin

Representation:

ALP383 - objects to site being excluded

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ALP383

An ideal and sustainable location for a small scale housing development to meet existing and planned demand for housing in this village.

A small development on this well screened and easily accessible site which adjoins the village envelope could assist in meeting community needs in the village particularly a shop.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 4774

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Sam Franklin

Agent: Mr Sam Franklin

Representation:

A joint proposal to consider ALP383 and NLP269 as a combined site to offer a mixed development to include education, housing and shop, as well as highway improvements

Full text:

ALP 383
This site together with NLP 269, has the ability to offer a combined development.

There has been some local consultation with the Parish Council and the site together with NLP269 is seen as offering a potential solution to some of the known issues and constraints in Brogborough. These include broadband, lack of retail facilities and an improvement to the highway.

Preliminary desk based archaeological, ecological and landscape assessments demonstrate that there are no significant detriment to development on this site.

The scale of development proposed indicates that highway and services issues should not act as constraints to development.

The site has no known constraints and adjoining the development envelope, offers development with a good relationship to the existing village.

Specific proposals as part of the joint proposal for the two sites (ALP 383 and NLP 269) include highway improvements, a new shop, improvements to broadband, a contribution to education or school site

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 4819

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Hallam Land Management

Agent: Carter Jonas LLP

Representation:

As set out in our representations to the assessment of Land at Winterwoods Farm in the Strategic Employment Site Assessments (Ref. NLP178), we request that this site should be the preferred one for a strategic employment allocation at M1 Junction 13 and allocated accordingly.

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Section 13.5 relates to strategic warehousing and logistics, and Policy EMP1 seeks to maintain a continuous supply of land for these uses. As set out in our representations to Policy SP1, we support the allocation of land at M1 Junction 13 for strategic employment.
A planning application for Class B8 development at Winterwoods Farm was submitted in November 2016 and is currently being considered (Ref. CB16/05587/OUT). The application is supported by technical evidence on landscape and visual impact, transport and highways impact, and an economic and market assessment. There is an identified need for additional space to meet the needs of the logistics sector in the southern M1 Corridor, as set out in the Economic and Market Assessment Update Report July 2017 (prepared by GENECON and submitted for the planning application).

As set out in our representations to the assessment of Land at Winterwoods Farm in the Strategic Employment Site Assessments (Ref. NLP178), we request that this site should be the preferred one for a strategic employment allocation at M1 Junction 13 and allocated accordingly. There are significant adverse landscape impacts associated with the alternative site on Land at Ridgmont.

Requested Change
We request that Land at Winterwoods Farm is specifically referenced in Section 13.5 and Policy EMP1 as the preferred location for strategic employment at M1 Junction 13. It should be acknowledged that the M1 Corridor is the primary location for Class B8 development in Central Bedfordshire.

Support

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 5416

Received: 24/08/2017

Respondent: R & O Rogers Dec'd

Agent: Kirkby Diamond

Representation:

NLP178

Agree with assessment as being suitable for strategic employment/distribution development
Site is unconstrained, located adjacent to J13 and the A421 E/W corridor interchange
Consideration should be given to extending the allocation to include adjacent land (inc. Hulcote Farm) to ensure the benefits of the location are optimised and to relieve pressure on other, less suitable locations
Consideration should be given to formulation of a strategic plan for this location ensuring the area is sensitively/comprehensively planned, minimising impact on Hulcote/Salford/Husborne Crawley
Consideration needed re: optimisation of land use in this location, ensuring provision is made for future expansion/structural landscaping

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Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 5755

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Brogborough Parish Council

Agent: Mrs Lyn Lyman

Representation:

Further housing to the west of the C94 would expand our village favourably allowing us to develop our own community into a village environment - enjoying the facilities available in most other Bedfordshire villages. Currently we are seriously lacking in services. There is a minimum of infrastructure here ... we have no school, no shops, no leisure community facilities and a messy road structure which splits our community. Our own request for low cost housing to improve our village has long fallen on deaf ears... see full text

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1. New villages: We accept the need for housing but the siting of new villages gives us some concern.
The new villages within the vale along with the proposed villages to the north of Aspley Guise will need an initial assessment of the current road infrastructure before too many bricks are laid. To date vehicles looking to use M1 Junction 13 are already using a 'rat run' technique through local villages to reach their places of employment in the least uninterrupted way - and a further 8000 plus in our immediate area will make a huge demand on an already overstretched Junction. This, plus the expected increase from the already approved Covanta operations (600 HGV movements per day) and the Bedford Borough Commercial sites at Kempston would also indicate the development of the A421 link road to Milton Keynes is an essential 'first'.

2 Employment: Contrary to the popular dream that the jobs for the new Vale householders which are expected to be created by allowing monster warehouses such as Winterwood at the J13 location is just that - a dream. The employment available in the current warehouse type of industry has always been for unskilled personnel on a minimum wage with workers bussed in from Northants/Luton. Such employment is ineffective in allowing for the desire for most people to own their own homes. Result is, as is already the case, many people need to work outside of the area. This, plus a vast increase in HGVs to the proposed sites, will put more and more pressure on the current road infrastructure. The property market in the vale does not account for the low wage sector and people wanting to buy their homes will work outside of the area - London, Luton, Milton Keynes etc.

Both the above cases will seriously affect our community in the form of increased light, noise and vehicle exhaust pollution. In effect the land put forward for commercial development (to the west of the C94 and up to the six houses) and the north west between the C94 and the A421 open up the possibility of access using the Bedford Road and even with the 7.5 tonne weight restriction - HGVs will still use this road under the flag of "access for delivery".
If approved for such development, access should only be to the M1 Junction through the sites or with a new access to A421 running to the west and alongside theses sites.

Further housing to the west of the C94 would expand our village favourably allowing us to develop our own community into a village environment - enjoying the facilities available in most other Bedfordshire villages. Currently we are seriously lacking in services. There is a minimum of infrastructure here ... we have no school, no shops, no leisure community facilities and a messy road structure which splits our community. Our own request for low cost housing to improve our village has long fallen on deaf ears and already we understand that of the 7 sites offered for development in our immediate area, the only 2 which have been put forward for housing have been rejected already. We are obviously not party to the reasons for this rejection but can presume that our small community having almost zero infrastructure in place does not qualify for small improving development.
Our children struggle to stay here when they are ready to 'flee the nest' as they are foiled by the lack of suitable housing. Older folk sometimes struggling to exist in the houses they have lived all their lives in. We need low cost first time buyer houses and bungalows for those who struggle to live in the standard and current 3 up 3 down not to be suffocated by commercial development
We need public transport - one bus to Bedford and back once per day is not sufficient and the upgrading of the East/West Rail at Ridgmont Station is not going to make a big difference if the only way to get to Milton Keynes is via train to Bletchley - change - train to Milton Keynes and bus to the shopping centre.
For those choosing to walk or bike to work locally or ride their horses will not enjoy a safe transit in and around the M1 J13/A421 or (considering the afore mentioned 'rat run') and have no safe use of local roads unless well constructed walkways, bridleways and cycle-tracks are also given a priority.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 5757

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Brogborough Parish Council

Agent: Mrs Lyn Lyman

Representation:

Both the above cases will seriously affect our community in the form of increased light, noise and vehicle exhaust pollution. In effect the land put forward for commercial development (to the west of the C94 and up to the six houses) and the north west between the C94 and the A421 open up the possibility of access using the Bedford Road and even with the 7.5 tonne weight restriction - HGVs will still use this road under the flag of "access for delivery".
see attachment

Full text:

1. New villages: We accept the need for housing but the siting of new villages gives us some concern.
The new villages within the vale along with the proposed villages to the north of Aspley Guise will need an initial assessment of the current road infrastructure before too many bricks are laid. To date vehicles looking to use M1 Junction 13 are already using a 'rat run' technique through local villages to reach their places of employment in the least uninterrupted way - and a further 8000 plus in our immediate area will make a huge demand on an already overstretched Junction. This, plus the expected increase from the already approved Covanta operations (600 HGV movements per day) and the Bedford Borough Commercial sites at Kempston would also indicate the development of the A421 link road to Milton Keynes is an essential 'first'.

2 Employment: Contrary to the popular dream that the jobs for the new Vale householders which are expected to be created by allowing monster warehouses such as Winterwood at the J13 location is just that - a dream. The employment available in the current warehouse type of industry has always been for unskilled personnel on a minimum wage with workers bussed in from Northants/Luton. Such employment is ineffective in allowing for the desire for most people to own their own homes. Result is, as is already the case, many people need to work outside of the area. This, plus a vast increase in HGVs to the proposed sites, will put more and more pressure on the current road infrastructure. The property market in the vale does not account for the low wage sector and people wanting to buy their homes will work outside of the area - London, Luton, Milton Keynes etc.

Both the above cases will seriously affect our community in the form of increased light, noise and vehicle exhaust pollution. In effect the land put forward for commercial development (to the west of the C94 and up to the six houses) and the north west between the C94 and the A421 open up the possibility of access using the Bedford Road and even with the 7.5 tonne weight restriction - HGVs will still use this road under the flag of "access for delivery".
If approved for such development, access should only be to the M1 Junction through the sites or with a new access to A421 running to the west and alongside theses sites.

Further housing to the west of the C94 would expand our village favourably allowing us to develop our own community into a village environment - enjoying the facilities available in most other Bedfordshire villages. Currently we are seriously lacking in services. There is a minimum of infrastructure here ... we have no school, no shops, no leisure community facilities and a messy road structure which splits our community. Our own request for low cost housing to improve our village has long fallen on deaf ears and already we understand that of the 7 sites offered for development in our immediate area, the only 2 which have been put forward for housing have been rejected already. We are obviously not party to the reasons for this rejection but can presume that our small community having almost zero infrastructure in place does not qualify for small improving development.
Our children struggle to stay here when they are ready to 'flee the nest' as they are foiled by the lack of suitable housing. Older folk sometimes struggling to exist in the houses they have lived all their lives in. We need low cost first time buyer houses and bungalows for those who struggle to live in the standard and current 3 up 3 down not to be suffocated by commercial development
We need public transport - one bus to Bedford and back once per day is not sufficient and the upgrading of the East/West Rail at Ridgmont Station is not going to make a big difference if the only way to get to Milton Keynes is via train to Bletchley - change - train to Milton Keynes and bus to the shopping centre.
For those choosing to walk or bike to work locally or ride their horses will not enjoy a safe transit in and around the M1 J13/A421 or (considering the afore mentioned 'rat run') and have no safe use of local roads unless well constructed walkways, bridleways and cycle-tracks are also given a priority.