Campton & Chicksands

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Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 544

Received: 26/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Anna Maudlin

Representation:

The wishes identified from the Community Consultation for Area 15 have been ignored by passing this site as potentially suitable for housing development

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ALP287
Re: Stage 2 Assessment
18. Community Consultation.
A community consultation took place at the Baptist Church in Shefford.
The Community Plan for Community Area 15 in the Local Character section on page 10 summarises the trend that people want to protect the rural character of the surrounding countryside within the area. The Glebe at Campton was identified as needing to be protected.
23.Relationship to Settlement.
Extending the built form of the area would not only result in loss of views for the dwellings opposite but would remove the rural aspect from the centre of the village along the Glebe for all passers by. The Glebe gives the village its essential and peculiar identity. Many local employees as well as residents of both Campton and Shefford, take a relaxing walk around the Glebe on its two exposed sides. Building along the Glebe would add to the stress of urbanisation and would remove a recreational, visual access to a green space and thus to a visual amenity.
25.Transport and Access to Services
25a. Campton Village has one small primary school which is already at full capacity
25d. With recent and current housing development in the local area, the medical centre is already overstretched- it is increasingly difficult to get an appointment quickly
30. School Capacity
Campton village school is at full capacity
Environmental constraints
36 and 39.Landscape Character and Open Space
The Glebe provides a relaxing green space with established trees; its grazing animals give an old world charm to the centre of the village and so provide an important visual amenity that is much loved by all who pass by. To build on this space would destroy the essential character of the village

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 670

Received: 09/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Angela Hayes

Representation:

No development on ALP 287 and NLP082 as this would change the rural aspects of the village. There should be no development on arable and pasture land

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ALP287 and NLP082 Campton is a small village and does not have the capacity to support the additional housing as outlined in the draft local plan. Parking is already a problem in the village particularly in Brookside, Gravenhurst Road and in Rectory Road during term time. The A507,experiences a large volume of traffic already and this will be further exacerbated by the various developments in Shefford and surrounding areas. Campton is surrounded by arable land and the views over the fields are enjoyed and appreciated by many. The Glebe's pasture land is used for the grazing of cattle and sheep and enhances the rural nature of the village. There are many complimentary comments by residents, walkers and people who enjoy the rural aspects. The number of proposed dwellings on both the shortlisted sites would be considerable developments for a small village. The Glebe development appears to be near the brick built barn on Greenway. This would entail a large amount of backfill and would be near a listed building (Poste Cottage). The Council for the Protection of Rural England in an article in the Biggleswade Chronicle dated the 4th August 17 alleges" that the draft plan is designed to draw a veil over the reality of a massive house building programme which will be hugely damaging to both the rural and urban environments of Central Bedfordshire." I sincerely hope that these two sites do not reach the next stage. There is so much surrounding development and it would be so sad if this small jewel in the crown is spoilt by additional housing on the beautiful Glebe and arable land.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 728

Received: 21/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Timothy Bishop

Representation:

ALP287 should be excluded from further consideration even as a reduced portion. Firstly it should fail for the same reasons as ALP390 was excluded. Further points also add weight to the whole site being excluded from the process.

Development of any portion of ALP287 would be detrimental to the character and pastoral setting of the village.

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I object to site ALP287 being considered for further stages within the local plan, regardless of which proportion of the site is considered.

Site ALP287 should be rejected for the same reasons as ALP390 has been excluded as ALP287 achieves the same ratings for the majority of questions and in some aspects scored less favourably for progression, however currently has progressed so far.

As highlighted in the council comments the site is a rare example of high quality grazing pasture in Central Bedfordshire, the loss of even a small portion of this should not be allowed.

ALP287 is historic in its nature. This includes the old barn which is a good example of an old threshing barn, and is a landmark within the village that characterises the rural setting of Campton. I believe the barn dates from circa 1870.

There are a number mature Oak trees aged in excess of 200 years and some in excess of 300 years which not only add to the setting of the village but also afford significant habitat for wildlife. I believe Kestrels, Little Owls, Green Woodpecker, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Skylark (Red List bird) and many hedgerow birds all breed on the site. The site is also an oasis for overwintering thrushes such as Redwing (Red List bird) and Field Fare (Red List bird) with large numbers of each spending a large portion of the winter on the pasture. The Barn itself is a breeding site for Swallows, with the Glebe providing ideal feeding grounds for them too. Barn Owls also use the barn to roost.

The views afforded from Priory Road, Rectory Road and Greenway across this land is important to the heritage and setting of the village. In particular the views from Rectory Road and Greenway with the barn and the old oak trees defines the heart of the village. The loss of these views would result in the village losing its rural character. Members of the village who may not be able to identify different wildlife certainly enjoy watching what goes on on The Glebe, be it the spring lambs or the cattle. Building on any portion of ALP287 that would impact on this would be a travesty for the village.

Regarding specific criteria:
Q23 saw a R rating for ALP390 and such should also apply for ALP287 as any possible smaller segments of the proposed site would have the same negative impact on the character of the area.

Q27 A lack of public transport provision at site ALP287 will result in a less environmentally friendly use of additional dwellings as well as increased road usage.

Q37 Shows ALP287 rated as R for heritage, which should also acknowledge the historic pasture in the comments, of which some of the old undulations of the land can still be seen. This R rating is stronger than the A afforded to ALP 390 and should weigh heavily towards the site being excluded from the process.

The comments suggest that a smaller portion of the proposed site at 2.11ha could be considered for development, the rationale for excluding ALP390 should stand against ALP287 as well. By this I mean that if a small development of "10 or more dwellings would likely cause harm to the character and appearance of the area" (quoted from Stage 2 Assessment Conclusion for ALP390) at ALP390 then this logic applies to any possible 2.11ha portion of ALP287 with up to 40 dwellings having a far greater impact than 10.

The local infrastructure would not cope with additional houses in this area. Both Rectory Road and Greenway where any access to ALP287 would be possible are narrow and already have too many cars parking, additional traffic would make this untenable. Campton Lower School is already over subscribed with "temporary" additional class rooms on site and no potential to enlarge the school. Additional pressure on the school will lead to children living near the school having to go further afield for education which is neither conducive to the childs education and it addds further to the demands on the already stretched road network.

For all of the above reasons I object to ALP287 progressing further in the local plan and ask you to exclude it from further stages.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 797

Received: 12/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Steven Curtis

Representation:

Summary: Campton ALP287; This site is unsuitable for housing development.
The proposed development represents significant scale in relation to the Campton settlement. Local amenities are very limited .The site is Historic pasture and is a central feature to the village and its character. Its use as a working farm is almost unique in CBC. The site would affect a number of listed properties. There are a number of alternative locations in the village that represent genuine infill opportunities that could be developed without causing the substantial injury to the village developing this site would inflict.

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Summary: Campton ALP287; This site is unsuitable for housing development.
The proposed development represents significant scale in relation to the Campton settlement. Local amenities are very limited .The site is Historic pasture and is a central feature to the village and its character. Its use as a working farm is almost unique in CBC. The site would affect a number of listed properties. There are a number of alternative locations in the village that represent genuine infill opportunities that could be developed without causing the substantial injury to the village developing this site would inflict.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 807

Received: 12/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Andrew Buchanan

Representation:

Objections:

The Glebe represents heart of Campton and epitomises village life.

Housing on Greenway is linear and should remain so.

Detrimental effect in terms of increased traffic on a road that already cannot cope with volumes of traffic - A507

Increased pressure on village school and Shefford Doctors Surgery.

Local infrastructure cannot support any further development in Campton.

Land between Greenway and the river is a designated flood plain and additional building would compromise this further.









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I object to the developments along Greenway, Campton. The Glebe epitomises Campton and represents the heart of the village. The farmland also contains ancient trees which are likely to be subject to TPOs.

Development on The Glebe and on the second site at the beginning of Greenway adjoining the A507 would have a detrimental affect in terms of increased traffic.

Housing on Greenway is linear and any alterations to this layout would ruin the aesthetic nature of the area.

Additions to the housing in Campton would put pressure on the village school and also on the local doctors surgery.

The land between Greenway and the river is a designated flood plain and any development would inevitably adversely affect this.

The local infrastructure cannot support any further development. The A507 is overwhelmed with current traffic and the junction of Greenway/A507/roundabout at Ampthill Road, Shefford is difficult to navigate.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 809

Received: 12/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Norma Buchanan

Representation:

I object to the developments ALP287 The Glebe, Greenway- and NLP 082 Greenway.
The Glebe is the heart of the settlement and is historic pasture land. The scale of development is significant and out of character in an area that includes many listed buildings.
Both developments would put pressure on village school (at capacity), the village hall, and secondary schools and the medical centre in Shefford.
Greenway already carries heavy traffic, including that from the Hanlon site and further development will impact on the A507, especially bearing in mind developments in Shefford and Meppershall. Infrastructure cannot support these developments.

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I object to the developments ALP287 The Glebe, Greenway- and NLP 082 Greenway.
The Glebe is the heart of the settlement and is historic pasture land. The scale of development is significant and out of character in an area that includes many listed buildings.
Both developments would put pressure on village school (at capacity), the village hall, and secondary schools and the medical centre in Shefford.
Greenway already carries heavy traffic, including that from the Hanlon site and further development will impact on the A507, especially bearing in mind developments in Shefford and Meppershall. Infrastructure cannot support these developments.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 896

Received: 15/08/2017

Respondent: Gavin Hollis

Representation:

ALP287 - A development of this size will effect the village significantly. An additional ~80 cars using the roads daily, which are already in a bad state. An additional ~80 children to go into local schools that are already at capacity due to the over development of Shefford. Campton is well known for its rural setting and the Greenway is named because of it. Building an estate in the village would not fit in with its surroundings. I would strongly object to any development here on those points.

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ALP287 - A development of this size will effect the village significantly. An additional ~80 cars using the roads daily, which are already in a bad state. An additional ~80 children to go into local schools that are already at capacity due to the over development of Shefford. Campton is well known for its rural setting and the Greenway is named because of it. Building an estate in the village would not fit in with its surroundings. I would strongly object to any development here on those points.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1428

Received: 21/08/2017

Respondent: Ms Linda Garton

Representation:

Objection on the grounds of substantial harm to the very distinctive character of the village, and loss of historic pasture, with no justifiable benefits.

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Site Reference ALP287

I wish to strongly oppose any proposed development of this land in the strongest possible terms on the following grounds:

Building on any part of this land would have a negative and completely unacceptable impact on the historic nature of this village and the historic pasture at its centre, which dates back to the Domesday Book. The land in question is an unique feature and an integral and distinctive part of the very character of this village.

The assessment for Site Ref ALP390 (adjoining ALP 287) states that it is considered unsuitable for development as 10 or more dwellings would "cause harm to the character and appearance of the area" which would "significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits". This very same argument is even MORE applicable to Site Reference ALP287, where in the region of 40 houses are proposed. Even if only part of the land were considered for a smaller number of homes, there are no justifiable benefits whatsoever which would outweigh the immeasurable harm done to the character and appearance of the village and heritage assets adjoining this site.

The site is high quality (100% grade 2) agricultural land, used for grazing sheep and cattle for centuries. The assessment (para 38)states that this is "very rare" in CBC. This alone is a very strong argument AGAINST the development of any part of this site, added to which the trees on the site are ancient and indigenous species. How can CBC argue in favour of opportunities to enhance ecological assets in some sites proposed for development in some parts of CB whilst justifying consideration of "a portion" of this site for development, thereby destroying the ecological asset.

Para 23 states that development would "compliment" the settlement pattern. How can this be argued, when the current settlement pattern is ribbon development with very visible open pasture land as an integral part of this pattern?

Other points to mention:

The negative affect which this would have on house prices in Campton.

As a former Governor of Campton School, I am aware that there is already pressure on school places in the local area.

An addition of 40 houses would mean a 6.85% growth, well in excess of the 1.57% growth over the last 10 years. This would have a significant impact on the village, which has no retail services or health facilities and very limited public transport. Traffic would therefore increase significantly.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1431

Received: 15/08/2017

Respondent: Campton & Chicksands Parish Council

Representation:

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Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1432

Received: 21/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Maureen Needham

Representation:

ALP 287
We wish to make our objections know to any new build on site ALP287.This is ancient pasture land full of wildlife and wild birds and is the very essence of our village both in heart and location.I cannot imagine the untold devasting impact a development say similiar to New Rd.,Clifton would have on the village.It would destroy it.
I beileve that planning should also encompass protecting green areas for the benefit of all before they are gone for ever.Campton cannot sustain such developments and polution and traffic will increase beyond reasonable levels for us.
Please save Campton.

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ALP 287
We wish to make our objections know to any new build on site ALP287.This is ancient pasture land full of wildlife and wild birds and is the very essence of our village both in heart and location.I cannot imagine the untold devasting impact a development say similiar to New Rd.,Clifton would have on the village.It would destroy it.
I beileve that planning should also encompass protecting green areas for the benefit of all before they are gone for ever.Campton cannot sustain such developments and polution and traffic will increase beyond reasonable levels for us.
Please save Campton.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1529

Received: 22/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Sharon Khan

Representation:

The Glebe is the heart of our village, a key landmark that would be a great loss to the village. In addition the schools and roads would not cope with the increased residents.

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ALP287
I would like to object to the plan to build on The Glebe land in the centre of Campton. This area is central to Campton, and both it and the views across it, are very special to the village. It has many beautiful old oak trees, and is good grazing land, and it, and the animals on it, are considered a key landmark in the village.
In addition, the size of the development will adversely affect Campton in many other ways. Firstly traffic would be an issue - Campton has narrow roads, so narrow that they don't even have proper pavements in many places, and could not sustain a large increase in traffic, not to mention the danger of more cars on the pedestrian traffic walking to the school. Also the schools in the area, both the lower school in the village and the schools they move on to in Shefford, are already oversubscribed.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1582

Received: 22/08/2017

Respondent: Mr & Mrs D Baker

Representation:

Need to protect Glebeland
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Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1866

Received: 24/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Dawn Hale

Representation:

Objection to proposed housing development on The Glebe

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Objection to proposed housing development on The Glebe

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1881

Received: 24/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Lorraine Greenwood

Representation:

Application ALP287. I object to the application because of the negative impact on this rural village.

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With regard to applicationALP287. I object to the application as the Glebe is the center of the village of Campton. It contains some extremely old trees and has diverse wildlife including bats, owls, Green Woodpeckers and many more. The barn which is currently used as a cow shed is beautiful and contributes to the rural village setting. I work at Campton Lower School and know the pressures that so many additional homes will put on its limited space. Rectory Road is too narrow for proper pavements and is already dangerous for the families that walk that way to school. More traffic and driveways would increase this danger..

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1887

Received: 24/08/2017

Respondent: mrs elizabeth savoury

Representation:

ALP287. The school can not cope with the numbers thats expected. Roads are far too narrow to cope with the amount of vehicles. It would effect wildlife eg: bats, birds (high risk)!My family do not want to look out their windows and just see houses, we like to see the live stock in the green fields!!!

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ALP287. The school can not cope with the numbers thats expected. Roads are far too narrow to cope with the amount of vehicles. It would effect wildlife eg: bats, birds (high risk)!My family do not want to look out their windows and just see houses, we like to see the live stock in the green fields!!!

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1945

Received: 25/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Dawn Hale

Representation:

The Glebe is calm, peaceful and full of wildliife. The views are part of Campton and should be kept that way for the community to continue to enjoy.

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The Glebe is calm, peaceful and full of wildliife. The views are part of Campton and should be kept that way for the community to continue to enjoy.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 2113

Received: 25/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Michael Turner

Representation:

Campton is a small village prohibiting back fill, even a ribbon development would change the views. Important site for birds would be destroyed. Lack of infrastructure. Barn would be demolished. Whole character of village would be destroyed.

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ALP287.
1. Campton has been designated a "small village" for development purposes in order to protect the character of the relatively few such villages. Part of this protection is to prohibit back fill developments but to allow some infill. The proposal to build 40 houses would of necessity require some backfill. Not only would this be detrimental to the village, but it would also set a precedent to allow other such back fill developments which have already been rejected on these grounds to be resubmitted along with new applications. The fact that many existing houses in Campton have large rear gardens make the village particularly vulnerable to back fill planning applications.
2. Even if the development was confined to a ribbon development along Rectory Rd and Greenway it would obstruct the views across the Glebe land which is such an important feature of the Village.
3. The old barn in Greenway, although not listed is an important feature of the village and its demolition would have a significant effect on the image of the village.
4. The Glebe land is an important habitat for wild birds, particularly those that rely on the oldk

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 2241

Received: 25/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Helen Gray

Representation:

My objection to the site the Glebe at Rectory rd and greenway is that to place dwellings wiping out the fantastic views and land home to wildlife and trees that are at least two hundred years old and the very least the building that is the main focal and pastoral area of our village, is most distressing we have lost our surrounding areas in the development of shefford we feel as though we are also losing our village. The view in greenway is the reason I bought my house. Rectory road can not sustain any more traffic and buses.

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My objection to the site the Glebe at Rectory rd and greenway is that to place dwellings wiping out the fantastic views and land home to wildlife and trees that are at least two hundred years old and the very least the building that is the main focal and pastoral area of our village, is most distressing we have lost our surrounding areas in the development of shefford we feel as though we are also losing our village. The view in greenway is the reason I bought my house. Rectory road can not sustain any more traffic and buses.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 2242

Received: 25/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Karen Mangold

Representation:

ALP 287
I object to the development on the grounds that this would completely change Campton which is a small village with few facilities. It is building on an amazing open space with wildlife and a very successful working farm. I have lived in Campton all my life, and the reason I love it is because it is a small community, and a build of this size would completely change the community with pressure on our local road system. The school also is full to capacity with no room for expansion.

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ALP 287
I object to the development on the grounds that this would completely change Campton which is a small village with few facilities. It is building on an amazing open space with wildlife and a very successful working farm. I have lived in Campton all my life, and the reason I love it is because it is a small community, and a build of this size would completely change the community with pressure on our local road system. The school also is full to capacity with no room for expansion.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 2243

Received: 25/08/2017

Respondent: mrs Sandra Spavins

Representation:

To allow development on this site when there are several 'in fill' pockets in the area( that is, if any are really needed at all ?) would be a tragedy for the village and countryside and a huge loss for the public who come to see this delightful setting, which is now becoming so rare. Public transport is minimal and the roads are narrow which befits the village. Campton is a small village which does not need a' housing development 'now or in the future.

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Ref No ALP287-I object to this site being considered for development as it is a unique area in the village for grazing and views. The oak trees aged around 300 years are habitat for Owls, Woodpeckers, Red Wings and Sky Larks and various birds. The junction of Priory Road and Rectory Road has to be approached with care, there is a Grade 2 listed property on the corner , and the road is narrow. The local school is oversubscribed ,and the local infrastructure is already under pressure to cope. ALP287 has been granted R for Heritage which should be noted.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 2281

Received: 26/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Keith Wilding

Representation:

ALP287 - The site has been a farmed historic pasture for many years and is a central feature of the village which is characterised by its rural aspect, its listed buildings and heritage pastures; home to rare birds with its old oaks and landmark features such as the old barn with its bat population. Assets which should be protected for future generations. In addition the proposal constitutes a disproportionate increase to the size of Campton eroding its character and appeal. The development would place strain on already limited amenities; schools, recreation space, parking, also increasing traffic;noise, pollution and congestion.

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ALP287 - The site has been a farmed historic pasture for many years and is a central feature of the village which is characterised by its rural aspect, its listed buildings and heritage pastures; home to rare birds with its old oaks and landmark features such as the old barn with its bat population. Assets which should be protected for future generations. In addition the proposal constitutes a disproportionate increase to the size of Campton eroding its character and appeal. The development would place strain on already limited amenities; schools, recreation space, parking, also increasing traffic;noise, pollution and congestion.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 2339

Received: 27/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Carol Inskip

Representation:

Objection to housing on Glebe land on Rectory Road and Greenway Campton. This will spoil views,bring more traffic, increase parking problems. New larger houses have already been built reducing the small village appearance and reducing the original village atmosphere. The bypass and underpass has already spoiled one end of Greenway and increased housing will only create more problems and take away that truly village feeling.

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Objection to housing on Glebe land on Rectory Road and Greenway Campton. This will spoil views,bring more traffic, increase parking problems. New larger houses have already been built reducing the small village appearance and reducing the original village atmosphere. The bypass and underpass has already spoiled one end of Greenway and increased housing will only create more problems and take away that truly village feeling.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 2345

Received: 27/08/2017

Respondent: Ms Janet Hyde

Representation:

We don't feel we are able to summarise this and therefore request you read ALL of the above and take our points into consideration. Please inform us if there are any meetings or information regarding this proposed development.

Janet Hyde and Nigel Shields

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ALP287. We strongly object to any development within this area for the following reasons: -
This land by the councils own admission and I quote "rare example of Grade A grazing pasture" This land should surely be kept as it has been for hundreds of years and the views should be kept too. How much of this land is now around in this area. Very little,

I understand that ALP390 has been excluded by the council because of the impact on that area. I would suggest that the impact of development on ALP289 would be the same. In fact I believe the impact would be considerably worse.

The infrastructure within this area could not cope. Rectory Road in particular is narrow with cars having to park half on the pavement at the moment to allow vehicles to pass. When the school children are dropped off and picked up or indeed a function is on at school, the church or recreation ground parking is at a premium with someone parking across my drive because there were no spaces along the road! I don't consider development would improve that. It is a narrow road which cannot be improved in the majority of the area. The school is oversubscribed and they already have prefab buildings there to accommodate the children. The doctors at the health centre would need expanding as already one has to make 58 calls, as I did one morning, to get through let alone an appointment. I question the bus stop too.

This site is important because of its wildlife. I have seen barn owls, little owls and tawny owls, skylarks are in the area as well as green and red woodpeckers and red wings all of which are at high risk of dying out. The oak trees are ancient many over 300 years old. This is such an important space to preserve. Even keeping some of the Glebe Land for the wildlife would not help due to the noise and increased activity which would destroy the habitat.

I understand that this land is graded R for Heritage - it should therefore be excluded from development ( I understand ALP 390 was only an A and has been excluded). So why is ALP287 still being considered?

The views for everyone of The Glebe Land are part of what makes Campton a rural, pastoral setting and this proposed development would be detrimental to that and out of keeping with the Grade II Listed Buildings and the unique houses and buildings within this area which dates back and Campton is indeed a Doomsday village. New development would be ugly and detrimental to Campton.

I understand that the intention is to demolish the unique barn in the Greenway. This is a very good example of this sort of barn and it is quite a feature of the village as are all the unique properties and buildings which make the rural nature of Campton.

Development would spoil the area completely and change the nature of the village and quite honestly would look disgusting plonked in these areas of, quite honestly, a beautiful setting.

We would like to point out that just before we considered moving here, moved in November 2016, we called central Beds local plans to ask if there would be any development on the Glebe to be assured that this would not be happening for at least 30 years. 9 months later here we are! the rural setting was one of the reasons we moved here. Wear our shoes for a while and see how you would feel. WE OBJECT TO THIS PROPOSAL.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 2348

Received: 27/08/2017

Respondent: Mr John Banfield

Representation:

We wish to register our concern on the proposed development of areas ALP287 'The Glebe Land' and NLP082 'Land south east of Greenway'. These proposals would 'devistate' the whole character of this beautiful village. We fully endorse the comments made by Campton and Chicksands PC July 2017 to Central Bedfordshire draft local plan. We therefore wish to record in the strongest terms our objection to these proposals and trust CBC will reject any plans submitted by developers to build on this precious ancient land.

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We wish to register our concern on the proposed development of areas ALP287 'The Glebe Land' and NLP082 'Land south east of Greenway'. These proposals would 'devistate' the whole character of this beautiful village. We fully endorse the comments made by Campton and Chicksands PC July 2017 to Central Bedfordshire draft local plan. We therefore wish to record in the strongest terms our objection to these proposals and trust CBC will reject any plans submitted by developers to build on this precious ancient land.

Support

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 2354

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Sam Franklin

Agent: Mr Sam Franklin

Representation:

An ideal and sustainable location for a small scale frontage infill development that would minimise traffic generation through the centre of the village.

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ALP390
The site is in an ideal location for sustainable development, with good access to the school and services locally, in Campton and Shefford.

Whilst physically the site might support up to 15 dwellings a development of around 10 dwellings would be a better 'fit' for the street scene and the more typical linear nature of the village. A development in this location would limit traffic congestion in the village centre unlike the proposed 'Glebe Land' development on site ALP287.

Currently the centre of the village is quite open with pastoral open spaces around the church which would be lost if the ALP287 proposal is taken forward, leading to high density village development in the Conservation Area and causing significant character change.

The site adjoins the village envelope but is not within the Conservation Area. The site offers a discreet development opportunity without significantly affecting views into the village and would have a very limited impact, if any, on the setting of heritage assets.

The proposal is between existing built residential development which effectively screens the site from heritage assets such that a small scheme in this location would have a limited if any impact on heritage setting.

The land was previously dug for sand and clay (Kiln Farm) for brick making and is at a slightly lower level than the surround as confirmed by LIDAR data. Any development would have less impact in consequence, as housing would be slightly lower than the surround.

Preliminary desk based archaeological, ecological and landscape assessments demonstrate that there are no significant constraints 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 offers development with a good relationship to the existing linear development at this point in the village.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 2377

Received: 27/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Ian Battersby

Representation:

Area of natural Beauty that as described by the council assessment as a rare example of pasture land.

inconsistency of assessment of suitability when assessing land grading

Building on glebe will erode the character and identity of the village

Glebe is an important wildlife area and also respite for people to enjoy to walk around the village ( inclduing people from outside the village)

Infrastructure is over stretched already

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Local area of Beauty - The glebe is Campton Village!. I know lots of people from outside Campton (council offices, shefford, gravenhurst etc) who choose to run/cycle/walk their children around the glebe to enjoy the view of the fields, the working farm and trees ( Oaks that are hundreds of years old).The glebe offers mental respite for the ever increase urban landscape.

Its importance and beauty is acknowledged and described as a rare example of grade A pasture in the assessments for short listings . Rare things should be protected not put forward for building .

Practical issues - I agree with all the concerns listed by the parish council report ( submitted July) for both ALP287 and NLP082 . In particular there are very concerning inconsistencies assessing the land grading of ALP390 (A - which was used to exclude it) and ALP287 (heritage which was insufficient ). This raises concerns of the impartiality of the assessment or if different officers were involved with different interpretations . I have similar strong concerns outlined by the parish council about the odd conclusions regarding infrastructure/facilities. The lower school in Campton is oversubscribed.


Personal arguments- I decided to live in the Campton because of the Glebe. I have built my life in the area over the last 10+ yr and any proposal to build on it would deter from it natural beauty/character and the identity of the village . If this proposal continues I know I would pursue every option I have to prevent it .

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 2378

Received: 27/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Keith Holland

Representation:

ALP287 has been graded HERITAGE. It is fundamental to the rural nature of our village. This development would cause permanent damage to the character of the entire village.
The Glebe should be left as it is.

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ALP287 has been graded HERITAGE. It is fundamental to the rural nature of our village. This development would cause permanent damage to the character of the entire village.
The Glebe should be left as it is.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 2505

Received: 27/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Denise Knapp

Representation:

Ref ALP287 I object on the following grounds campton is a small village the infrastructure can't cope the roads are already congested and narrow with no parking facilaties.no regular bus service. The school is small with no space to make bigger to accommodate more pupils.The wildlife would be massively affected.from wild birds to sheep,cows,foxes and bats they should be protected and encouraged.I believe that the cow barn has resident bats which are protected.THe impact from building in Campton would only amount to destruct of a village.
And it's life and community.

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Ref ALP287 I object on the following grounds campton is a small village the infrastructure can't cope the roads are already congested and narrow with no parking facilaties.no regular bus service. The school is small with no space to make bigger to accommodate more pupils.The wildlife would be massively affected.from wild birds to sheep,cows,foxes and bats they should be protected and encouraged.I believe that the cow barn has resident bats which are protected.THe impact from building in Campton would only amount to destruct of a village.
And it's life and community.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 2530

Received: 27/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Andy Sawyer

Representation:

Campton village
I object in the strongest possible way with your plan for development in this beautiful village that will have the heart ripped from it and changed forever,it supports local farming of grazing animals and is a truly rare site in the surrounding area.
The wildlife that we see here would be decimated.
The village it self cannot possibly cope with the amount of extra traffic that a development would bring.
There is no capacity in the surrounding schools and health centres.

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Campton village
I object in the strongest possible way with your plan for development in this beautiful village that will have the heart ripped from it and changed forever,it supports local farming of grazing animals and is a truly rare site in the surrounding area.
The wildlife that we see here would be decimated.
The village it self cannot possibly cope with the amount of extra traffic that a development would bring.
There is no capacity in the surrounding schools and health centres.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 2556

Received: 28/08/2017

Respondent: Jane Harrison

Representation:

Please find attached representations regarding the Draft Local Plan development proposals ALP287 and NLP082

This has also been sent by email.

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Please find attached representations regarding the Draft Local Plan development proposals ALP287 and NLP082

This has also been sent by email.

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