Houghton Conquest

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Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 342

Received: 30/07/2017

Respondent: ms Emma Clark

Representation:

1. Not enough infastrusture for more homes.
2.Water pressure too low at The Grove due to burst pipes.
3. Electric supply already over capacity with often power cuts.
4.dangerous road speeds at The Grove to to speeding and extra traffic unsustainable.

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ALP314 ALP313
I object to the errection of any more new houses in Houghton conquest. With only one school and one shop there really isn't enough infastructure for even more houses. With the new houses in chapel end road and bedford road not including the new wixams extension there cant be more houses built. We have no gas in the village still and with it being hard enough to get a gp appointment there isnt enough medical spaces either.
The road is dangerous for our children to cross the Grove due to speeding drivers and as its a cut through to the A6 with more houses In the Grove would be dangerous.
The Electric supply is seriously over capacity with often power cuts!!
Let alone the water supply at the grove with low pressure is horrendous already due to being turned down because at bedford road the pipes were bursting.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1053

Received: 15/08/2017

Respondent: Houghton Conquest Parish Council

Representation:

General objections - the village is already facing a massive increase in housing, more than doubling in size. The lower school and GP surgeries are at capacity. Water pressure in the village is artificially reduced as the water company is not prepared to upgrade the infrastructure. Public transport has recently been reduced and was already limited. Opportunities for local employment are limited and we do not see how this would mitigate that. The village only has 1 small shop. With regard to ALP314 and ALP313, both of these are outside the village envelope are in inappropriate locations.

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General objections - the village is already facing a massive increase in housing, more than doubling in size. The lower school and GP surgeries are at capacity. Water pressure in the village is artificially reduced as the water company is not prepared to upgrade the infrastructure. Public transport has recently been reduced and was already limited. Opportunities for local employment are limited and we do not see how this would mitigate that. The village only has 1 small shop. With regard to ALP314 and ALP313, both of these are outside the village envelope are in inappropriate locations.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1241

Received: 18/08/2017

Respondent: Old Road Securities & O&H Properties

Agent: David Lock Associates

Representation:

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Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 3281

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Ms Judith Tyler

Representation:

I moved to Houghton Conquest over 15 years ago and I am appalled by the planning decisions that have been made and I strongly object to the draft local plan for our village. Our open countryside which gives us a sense of health and well being is being taken away from us, making centrals beds ' not a great place to live'.

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I moved to Houghton Conquest over 15 years ago and I am appalled by the planning decisions that have been made and I strongly object to the draft local plan for our village. Our open countryside which gives us a sense of health and well being is being taken away from us, making centrals beds ' not a great place to live'.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 3583

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Mr David Kohler

Agent: Corylus P&E

Representation:

As commercial development of the site has been deemed not to cause coalescence between Wixams and Stewartby or Wixams and Houghton Conquest, nor to cause environmental harm, the site should be assessed as suitable for residential development.

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Site ALP065/NLP304

The site (ALP065) has been assessed as suitable for 40,000 sq ft of commercial development (NLP304) but not for residential on the grounds that it will create a coalescence of Stewartby with Wixams. While we welcome the allocation for commercial use, we fail to understand how commercial development would not cause coalescence but residential development would. Equally, all ecological issues were deemed mitigable for a commercial scheme and we would expect this to hold true for a residential development.

We would like it to be noted that there is an error in the site assessment (NLP304) as published which states that there is landfill on the site. To our client's knowledge there is no imported material landfill on the site.

The site should be viewed in the context of and in a similar vein to site NLP371/ALP224 which has been assessed as being suitable for residential development as a southern expansion of Wixams. This is deemed not to cause coalescence between Wixams and the neighbouring settlement of Houghton Conquest because the proposal includes a Country park which would create a distinctive boundary.

The Midland Mainline railway serves as an impermeable and logical boundary to the settlement of Stewartby in a way that the B350 to the east of the site does not. The site would be a logical southwestern expansion of Wixams that would not coalesce with Stewartby because of the clear, permanent and distinct barrier that the railway presents. Furthermore, a low density residential development on set within a nature reserve would taper the urban landscape and formalize the green gap between Wixams and Stewartby thereby improving, protecting and enhancing the natural sense of openness created by the lake.

Site NLP070 (138ha) to the east has been assessed but rejected. This will ensure the settlement gap is maintained between Wixams and Houghton Conquest.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 4419

Received: 15/08/2017

Respondent: Houghton Conquest Parish Council

Representation:

Houghton Conquest - lower school and GPs are at capacity, water company not prepared to upgrade infrastructure, public transport has recently been reduced, limited local employment opportunities

ALP314 and ALP313 are outside the settlement envelope and are in inappropriate locations.

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General objections - the village is already facing a massive increase in housing, more than doubling in size. The lower school and GP surgeries are at capacity. Water pressure in the village is artificially reduced as the water company is not prepared to upgrade the infrastructure. Public transport has recently been reduced and was already limited. Opportunities for local employment are limited and we do not see how this would mitigate that. The village only has 1 small shop. With regard to ALP314 and ALP313, both of these are outside the village envelope are in inappropriate locations.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 4426

Received: 14/08/2017

Respondent: Arnold White Estates

Agent: Gardner Planning

Representation:

Please see attachment for information and masterplanning for:

Camel and Quest sites in Houghton Conquest

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Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 5993

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Joan Wiggins

Representation:

Houghton Conquest
I do not believe that the local health service will be able to cope with all the extra people in the area (e.g. GP service, local hospital provision
I do not believe that the schools (all ages) will cope with the increase.
The local transport provision is already poor - and the promised railway station has still to be seen.
The earlier Wixam Park Master plan highlighted the historic village of Houghton Conquest. That report states that the character of Houghton Conquest warrants a sensitive response. We are in danger of Houghton Conquest being 'swallowed up'

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I do not believe that the local health service will be able to cope with all the extra people in the area (e.g. GP service, local hospital provision
I do not believe that the schools (all ages) will cope with the increase.
The local transport provision is already poor - and the promised railway station has still to be seen.
The earlier Wixam Park Master plan highlighted the historic village of Houghton Conquest. That report states that the character of Houghton Conquest warrants a sensitive response. We are in danger of Houghton Conquest being 'swallowed up' and we will lose the essential village character

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 6703

Received: 10/10/2017

Respondent: Shift Living Limited

Representation:

Should the Council fail to have sufficient regard to the growth corridor in its emerging Local Plan it could run the risk of losing control over the way growth comes forward in this area with future decisions being taken at a higher strategic level in the vacuum of a silent Local Plan
By seeking to engage with and embrace the strategy in a comprehensive manner alongside Bedford Borough Council, the Council can shape the way that this takes place.

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