Leighton Linslade

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Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 488

Received: 04/08/2017

Respondent: Ms Kathy Keeley

Representation:

I like the way the town plan makes Leighton Linslade into the shape of an oak tree but I am concerned about the building on green belt land around Shenley Hill and Vandyke Road.

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I like the way the town plan makes Leighton Linslade into the shape of an oak tree but I am concerned about the building on green belt land around Shenley Hill and Vandyke Road.

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Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1231

Received: 18/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs P Dillamore

Representation:

A great many houses are, at the present time, being built in Leighton Buzzard with more to come. What about the infrastruction? There is very little space left for new roads, we have no Police Station now, it was suppose to be put in the Fire Station but I have been lead to believe that there is no room! We are short of doctors, dentists and why have we not got a Cottage Hospital or the like? It is very difficult to reach various hospitals unless you have a car or someone can take you.

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Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 4424

Received: 11/08/2017

Respondent: Loxwood Holdings Ltd

Representation:

See attachment for additional site submission. 2HA site, could accommodate between 40-70 dwellings

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Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 4425

Received: 14/08/2017

Respondent: Arnold White Estates

Agent: Gardner Planning

Representation:

Please see attachment for information and masterplanning for:
Chamberlain's Barn
New Trees
Stanbridge Road

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Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 4938

Received: 24/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Sandra Brewin

Representation:

Where will the new housing be? According to the draft Plan most will be in the larger towns; but already Eggington is about to be swamped by a massive housing estate, and there is still a threat that Linslade will be landed with many new houses next to the new bypass.

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The plan reads to me more like a wish list than a plan. It is vague and does not help those who live in Central Beds to understand what the changes will be in any particular area.
My queries are:
(1) If the Green Belt is built on, where will the new Green Belt be established?
(2) Where will the new housing be? According to the draft Plan most will be in the larger towns; but already Eggington is about to be swamped by a massive housing estate, and there is still a threat that Linslade will be landed with many new houses next to the new bypass.
(3) The plan often refers to "high quality housing". It appears that the housing on the Sandhills Estate has been planned for Hobbits, not human beings, with the maximum number of houses crammed into the minimum space, with no room for trees, gardens, or cars.
(4) It is noted that 14 new Gypsy & Traveller sites will be needed by 2021. Billington already has many more Gypsies and Travellers living in the village than members of the settled population. It is important that the number of Gypsy & Traveller pitches in Billington is drastically reduced, and that those that are in the village are licensed and taxed in the same way as the settled community.
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Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 5115

Received: 07/08/2017

Respondent: Mr James Silva

Representation:

East-West roads in Leighton Buzzard can't cope, the new road goes North South, and more housing is being added..
The problem in Leighton Buzzard is that there is only one road East - West over the river and it is often jammed solid. The extra population will make this worse.

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East-West roads in Leighton Buzzard can't cope, the new road goes North South, and more housing is being added..
The problem in Leighton Buzzard is that there is only one road East - West over the river and it is often jammed solid. The extra population will make this worse.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 5497

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Representation:

Scoping work is due to commence to consider hub arrangements in each of the above localities. It is anticipated that planning for these facilities can consider the need to accommodate this
additional growth, should it come forwards. Therefore a financial contribution to support the provision of healthcare facilities for this additional capacity would be required.

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Support

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 5570

Received: 25/08/2017

Respondent: Chilworth International

Agent: Cushman & Wakefield

Representation:

I am writing on behalf of Chilworth International, the owners of the Chiltern Hunt land at Van Dyke Road, Leighton Buzzard.

My clients wishes to express their full support for the Draft Plan and in particular their commitment to bring this land forward as a positive contribution to the housing land supply. They agree with and will support the early development of this land by commissioning ecological and archaeological assessments which will be shared with your colleagues. We will also work constructively with the neighbouring development at Chamberlains Barn to accelerate development and thoughtful integration as part of sustainable development.

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I am writing on behalf of Chilworth International, the owners of the Chiltern Hunt land at Van Dyke Road, Leighton Buzzard.

My clients wishes to express their full support for the Draft Plan and in particular their commitment to bring this land forward as a positive contribution to the housing land supply. They agree with and will support the early development of this land by commissioning ecological and archaeological assessments which will be shared with your colleagues. We will also work constructively with the neighbouring development at Chamberlains Barn to accelerate development and thoughtful integration as part of sustainable development.

We would like to meet your colleagues to ensure alignment particularly in the proposed assessments and I will contact Connie to arrange this.

Please accept this as a formal response to this part of the Local Plan process.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 5795

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: CC Town Planning

Representation:

The clients land holding, known as Bridge Meadow, is located off Leighton
Road in Leighton Buzzard. The total site area equates to approximately 2.89
hectares (ha) of which approximately 1.25 ha is proposed for
redevelopment/regeneration, pre-application discussions are currently being
progressed.
The site is currently used by travelling show people, and accommodates
numerous mobile homes and storage areas for vehicles and fairground
machinery. The Site is previously developed by definition. see attachment

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Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 6156

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: L & C Mawer

Number of people: 2

Representation:

New Housing
Situated under electricity pylons? Cancer risk? Shocked it is even being considered.
Same applies to phone masts for the same reason. Keep away from houses.
Hope some sensible off street parking facilities will be a priority for any new housing. Should be one parking space per bedroom. Am totally against the way Sandhills has developed with cars and vans parked on the narrow roads and pavements, obstructing traffic flow for residents, service and emergency vehicles. Looks awful.

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Have read it all and don't have time to do it again to make comments on the document or write a letter as the last date is 29th August. Please accept below written comments from Billington.

Gypsies and Travellers
Where are the first 14 pitches by 2021 to be situated? Hope not in Lt Billington where G &Ts already dominate the settled community. You cannot include Leighton Buzzard to dispute this fact......which is nowhere near this rural village.....
G & Ts will never integrate with the settled community. Sad but true. They barricade themselves in and keep everyone out. That is why there is so much crime on and around these sites.
Should not be on green belt. Many in the settled community would like the many facilities offered to G & Ts.....
The value of nearby settled community properties is severely compromised by traveller sites - Council run or private. What about compensating those affected? CBCs lack of a plan is the reason.
Use Brown field sites.

Homeless People
In Leighton Buzzard, some homeless people can bed down in what was a local pub. They are released early in the morning to roam the town drinking and lazing around till they are let back in the evening for dinner. Terrible for them in the winter and many look thoroughly miserable.
Why not give them something to do to try and rehabilitate them during the day? They are not all a lost cause.....
I pass a knocked down brick boundary wall in the council car park behind Leighton Buzzard theatre every time I drive to town. It has been in bits for months and needs sorting out......what an eyesore for visitors to the town. Maybe the homeless could mend it if they have the skills and earn themselves some money..... Also a health and safety risk as passing merry makers knock the plastic barriers over after a few pints for people to trip over. No thought for the visually handicapped. When will this be fixed?

New Villages
All in favour and with the growing ageing population why not develop a new quality designer retirement village like Poundbury? Not just soulless looking apartment boxes for over 55s. This would enable people to downsize, maintain their preferred life style and release family homes.

Hospital and Doctor Surgeries
Did not see any mention of a hospital or increased number of surgeries in Leighton Buzzard. The system is creaking at the seams. Try getting an appointment here....

New Housing
Situated under electricity pylons? Cancer risk? Shocked it is even being considered.
Same applies to phone masts for the same reason. Keep away from houses.
Hope some sensible off street parking facilities will be a priority for any new housing. Should be one parking space per bedroom. Am totally against the way Sandhills has developed with cars and vans parked on the narrow roads and pavements, obstructing traffic flow for residents, service and emergency vehicles. Looks awful.

Public Footpaths
Despite the best efforts and dwindling volunteers in P3, many of ours are impassable in summer as landowners do not cut back foliage. What can be done to reverse this situation?

Agricultural Land
With Brexit looming, are there any plans to encourage food growing and farming to enable us to become more self sufficient where the land is good enough? Don't build houses on it......

Empty Commercial Properties - Is there a plan?
Particularly Waterborne Walk in Leighton Buzzard.
Blockbusters next to the multi storey car park has been empty for months, there is an old job centre which has been empty for years, and a cafe which became a retail outlet then closed down a year ago. Not a good impression.
It is probably the greedy landlord demanding high rents. Are they being "encouraged" by the council to let these properties? As a landlord I used to get 6 months free council tax whilst new tenants were found or work needed doing. Now I get nothing. Does the same happen in the commercial world?

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 6157

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: L & C Mawer

Number of people: 2

Representation:

Public Footpaths
Despite the best efforts and dwindling volunteers in P3, many of ours are impassable in summer as landowners do not cut back foliage. What can be done to reverse this situation?

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Have read it all and don't have time to do it again to make comments on the document or write a letter as the last date is 29th August. Please accept below written comments from Billington.

Gypsies and Travellers
Where are the first 14 pitches by 2021 to be situated? Hope not in Lt Billington where G &Ts already dominate the settled community. You cannot include Leighton Buzzard to dispute this fact......which is nowhere near this rural village.....
G & Ts will never integrate with the settled community. Sad but true. They barricade themselves in and keep everyone out. That is why there is so much crime on and around these sites.
Should not be on green belt. Many in the settled community would like the many facilities offered to G & Ts.....
The value of nearby settled community properties is severely compromised by traveller sites - Council run or private. What about compensating those affected? CBCs lack of a plan is the reason.
Use Brown field sites.

Homeless People
In Leighton Buzzard, some homeless people can bed down in what was a local pub. They are released early in the morning to roam the town drinking and lazing around till they are let back in the evening for dinner. Terrible for them in the winter and many look thoroughly miserable.
Why not give them something to do to try and rehabilitate them during the day? They are not all a lost cause.....
I pass a knocked down brick boundary wall in the council car park behind Leighton Buzzard theatre every time I drive to town. It has been in bits for months and needs sorting out......what an eyesore for visitors to the town. Maybe the homeless could mend it if they have the skills and earn themselves some money..... Also a health and safety risk as passing merry makers knock the plastic barriers over after a few pints for people to trip over. No thought for the visually handicapped. When will this be fixed?

New Villages
All in favour and with the growing ageing population why not develop a new quality designer retirement village like Poundbury? Not just soulless looking apartment boxes for over 55s. This would enable people to downsize, maintain their preferred life style and release family homes.

Hospital and Doctor Surgeries
Did not see any mention of a hospital or increased number of surgeries in Leighton Buzzard. The system is creaking at the seams. Try getting an appointment here....

New Housing
Situated under electricity pylons? Cancer risk? Shocked it is even being considered.
Same applies to phone masts for the same reason. Keep away from houses.
Hope some sensible off street parking facilities will be a priority for any new housing. Should be one parking space per bedroom. Am totally against the way Sandhills has developed with cars and vans parked on the narrow roads and pavements, obstructing traffic flow for residents, service and emergency vehicles. Looks awful.

Public Footpaths
Despite the best efforts and dwindling volunteers in P3, many of ours are impassable in summer as landowners do not cut back foliage. What can be done to reverse this situation?

Agricultural Land
With Brexit looming, are there any plans to encourage food growing and farming to enable us to become more self sufficient where the land is good enough? Don't build houses on it......

Empty Commercial Properties - Is there a plan?
Particularly Waterborne Walk in Leighton Buzzard.
Blockbusters next to the multi storey car park has been empty for months, there is an old job centre which has been empty for years, and a cafe which became a retail outlet then closed down a year ago. Not a good impression.
It is probably the greedy landlord demanding high rents. Are they being "encouraged" by the council to let these properties? As a landlord I used to get 6 months free council tax whilst new tenants were found or work needed doing. Now I get nothing. Does the same happen in the commercial world?

Support

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 6512

Received: 25/08/2017

Respondent: Pledge Office Chairs

Agent: Colliers International

Representation:

Both Colliers International and Pledge Office Chairs consider the site at Mill Road to be suitable and available for development, with this being deliverable within the plan period. In undertaking and providing a range of technical evidence to the Borough thus far, this option has also been demonstrated to be sustainable and appropriate. We request that the emerging Local Plan is amended to reflect this and object to the fact that this has not yet been included.

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