Marston Moretaine

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Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 421

Received: 03/08/2017

Respondent: Mr David Toland

Representation:

Marston Vale has had too much development. Infrastructure, health, education and highways cannot cope with more.

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Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 494

Received: 12/07/2017

Respondent: Mr Peter Pearson

Representation:

Need to prioritise facilities and infrastructure, especially road, rail and canal
Concern over record of housing growth of property companies in the Vale
Central Bedfordshire rapidly becoming a commuter, administration and warehousing area at the expense of tourist facility improvement
Bedfordshire losing out to MK/Woburn for facilities/tourism

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Further to open reach local exchange problems (again) and that you`will consider all of the comments we receive`my comments relate to prioritising facilities and infrastructure (especially road rail and canal).
I accept that most land in Marston Vale is allegedly under the control of at least 1/2 property companies whose record of house growth before facilities has proved interesting.
I have been advised that most CBC do not represent the Vale yet voting and the use of section 106 may override any local opinion.
As Central Bedfordshire is rapidly becoming a commuter,administration and warehousing area at the expense of tourist facility improvement,I request urgent reassessment.

Please seriously consider as at present Bedfordshire is seriously losing out to Milton Keynes/Woburn for facilities/tourism.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 558

Received: 07/08/2017

Respondent: Mr D Copeman

Representation:

See attached letter

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Support

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 719

Received: 10/08/2017

Respondent: Mr B F Roberts

Agent: Robinson & Hall

Representation:

NLP312 / ALP114

Support the passing of the site through the first round of Site Assessment

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Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 734

Received: 02/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Charles Redfern

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As a resident of Ridgmont I think the proposed growth of a series of new villages in Marston Vale is a positive way of delivering housing in the Marston Vale although I feel that there should no growth along the A507 around Ridgmont (up to the railway line)
The proposed boundary will preserve the open countryside and retain vital green space I think that the draft plan accepts the area of land alongside the A507 contains many ancient footpaths, and bridleways and also the Green Sand Ridge which should be preserved.
I do not support the proposal for more industrial units at Junction 13 because of the increased in traffic which needs to be assessed.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1229

Received: 18/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Darren Busby

Representation:

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Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1342

Received: 20/08/2017

Respondent: Ms Holly Taylor

Representation:

Reasoning of why certain sites are selected over others, when the one that is not clearly has more positives (and less negatives). The delusion that the current proposed site at Marston would not ruin Lidlington, Marston and Brogborough is clear. There seems to be more concern for Shelton, which would have a much lesser negative impact on it as any settlement over there would have direct access to the A421 without having to drive through other villages. An explanation of this absurd decision would be welcomed.

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Overall I believe these documents to be very good and much more helpful than the local plan. However, no reasoning is given to how the decision to take certain plots from this and put them in the Draft Local plan is given. The most obvious example is for NLP054 that has much fewer negative comments than the current proposed site that would clearly disrupt Lidlington, is built on potentially unclean land and would have the most negative effect on traffic. As no reason is given it begs me to question whether there is some undisclosed internal reason for this sort of decision, though I would hate to think this is the case. If the decision was based solely on the review then you would not propose such a big site in between three already established villages!

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1575

Received: 22/08/2017

Respondent: Woburn Sands & District Society

Representation:

Another opportunity to dump more housing numbers in the north of CBC irrespective of effects on local communities, all under the umbrella of delivering the MK - Bedford waterway. Concerns re: ribbon development from M1 to Marston Moretaine and beyond, increased congestion/pollution at M1 J13/A421/local rural roads. Concerns re: stopping of landscape recovery and reindustrialisation of area with Covanta, Gas Powered Generating Plants and business park. Need full independent traffic impact assessment taking into account MK developments and full combined independent impact assessment of pollution effects of Covanta/Gas Powered Plant/increase in traffic taking into account temperature inversion that affects area

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Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 2207

Received: 25/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Dennis Foley

Representation:

I'm concerned with the proposed developments in Lower Shelton particularly those with access from Stratford Way and The Rickyards. The connecting roads aren't able to cope with the proposed volume of access traffic being considered. The access to Stratford Way is already on a dangerous blind bend with houses that sit directly on the road. These access roads wouldn't be suitable for an increased volume of traffic.

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I'm concerned with the proposed developments in Lower Shelton particularly those with access from Stratford Way and The Rickyards. The connecting roads aren't able to cope with the proposed volume of access traffic being considered. The access to Stratford Way is already on a dangerous blind bend with houses that sit directly on the road. These access roads wouldn't be suitable for an increased volume of traffic.

Support

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 2597

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Sam Franklin

Agent: Mr Sam Franklin

Representation:

An excellent and sustainable potential development site offering housing and community benefits.

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NLP199
The site could accommodate a mixed development including housing (particularly for local people), community facilities and possible employment uses. The site is popular with community groups and adjoins existing modern development, adjacent to the old road. As such a well designed development offers the opportunity to fit with the existing community and development whilst providing some new facilities.

Preliminary desk based archaeological, ecological and landscape assessments demonstrate that there are no significant constraints to development on this site. Public rights of way could be enhanced as part of any development.

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

The site has no known significant constraints and offers a development opportunity with a good relationship to the existing village development.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 3175

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Susan Lang

Representation:

NLP029. We object to this site as already stated within the Plan the provision of schools and GP facilities within Marston Moretaine, Cranfield and Wootton cannot take on any more capacity.
Lower Shelton Road is not suitable to take on any more vehicle capacity. There are no shops within 1 mile of the planned developement.
The rural aspect of Lower Shelton Road will be destroyed, by housing, noise and light pollution.
This application assumes that Lower Shelton is a village in its own right. It is actually a one road, cut off part of Marston Moretaine, with no facilities.

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NLP029. We object to this site as already stated within the Plan the provision of schools and GP facilities within Marston Moretaine, Cranfield and Wootton cannot take on any more capacity.
Lower Shelton Road is not suitable to take on any more vehicle capacity. There are no shops within 1 mile of the planned developement.
The rural aspect of Lower Shelton Road will be destroyed, by housing, noise and light pollution.
This application assumes that Lower Shelton is a village in its own right. It is actually a one road, cut off part of Marston Moretaine, with no facilities.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 3188

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Susan Lang

Representation:

NLP054.
This development would more than double the size of Marston Moretaine. It would be a new village, and would be sited too close to Marston, with only the A421 separating.
It must be assessed alongside NLP029 and ALP011 as this combination seriously impacts Lower Shelton - a one road settlement that has no facilities.
The local schools and GP's have no capacity, this site cannot sustain 3000 houses plus 3 schools and surgeries.
There are high voltage pylons and lines on this site, http://www.emfs.info/living-overhead-line/ recommends that you no dwelling should be within 100m of them without impacting health.

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NLP054.
This development would more than double the size of Marston Moretaine. It would be a new village, and would be sited too close to Marston, with only the A421 separating.
It must be assessed alongside NLP029 and ALP011 as this combination seriously impacts Lower Shelton - a one road settlement that has no facilities.
The local schools and GP's have no capacity, this site cannot sustain 3000 houses plus 3 schools and surgeries.
There are high voltage pylons and lines on this site, http://www.emfs.info/living-overhead-line/ recommends that you no dwelling should be within 100m of them without impacting health.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 3195

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Susan Lang

Representation:

ALP011 This must be assesses alongside NLP054 and NLP029. The single road settlement of Lower Shelton (actually part of Marston Moretaine) will be seriously impacted by extra traffic, light and noise. The access is planned via The Rickyard which is not suitable to take the capacity required. The local schools and GP's have no capacity with no plans to increase them. There are no shops within 1 mile of the planned development. Lower Shelton is a small rural road, which cannot take the extra amount of traffic.

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ALP011 This must be assesses alongside NLP054 and NLP029. The single road settlement of Lower Shelton (actually part of Marston Moretaine) will be seriously impacted by extra traffic, light and noise. The access is planned via The Rickyard which is not suitable to take the capacity required. The local schools and GP's have no capacity with no plans to increase them. There are no shops within 1 mile of the planned development. Lower Shelton is a small rural road, which cannot take the extra amount of traffic.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 3279

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Shona Perrett

Representation:

NLP029 - Upper Shelton is a Linear Village and should remain so. Any backfilling would not be in keeping with this as stated in Moreteyne Green Infrasturcture Plan of 2010 which states Ref 9 Restriction of development to ensure Upper Shelton remains linear.

NLP028 - Would be an extension to Upper Shelton and again would not be in keeping with the linear village and it would also connect Upper Shelton to Wootton Green affecting both villages.

NLP054 - to large a development for the area especially running up to Lower Shelton and the Thrift. To many large developments already.

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NLP029 - Upper Shelton is a Linear Village and should remain so. Any backfilling would not be in keeping with this as stated in Moreteyne Green Infrasturcture Plan of 2010 which states Ref 9 Restriction of development to ensure Upper Shelton remains linear.

NLP028 - Would be an extension to Upper Shelton and again would not be in keeping with the linear village and it would also connect Upper Shelton to Wootton Green affecting both villages.

NLP054 - to large a development for the area especially running up to Lower Shelton and the Thrift. To many large developments already.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 4427

Received: 14/08/2017

Respondent: Arnold White Estates

Agent: Gardner Planning

Representation:

Please see attachment for information and masterplanning for:

Marston Vale

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Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 4854

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire

Representation:

NLP054 - Marston:

- Adjacent to Marston Thrift SSSI

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No specific locations for proposals are given within the Local Plan document. This makes commenting on the impact they would have on wildlife difficult. We have provided comments on some sites within the Local Plan; however, we still have concerns about NLP054 as it is adjacent to Marston Thrift Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), NLP416 as it is close to Duck End Marshy Grassland County Wildlife Site and ALP116 given its proximity to Maulden Wood SSSI. As area maps for any of the proposals do not form part of this stage of the Local Plan there may be other impacts in habitats and species which have not come to our attention. The Local Plan includes draft policies which would seek to protect and enhance these wildlife sites. It is, therefore, important that these policies are followed in the site selection process.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 5457

Received: 21/09/2017

Respondent: Mr and Mrs Baker

Representation:

Object to NLP054/509/026/027/028/031/029/030/312
ALP011/315
These potential proposals would irrevocably impact our rural surrounds and spoil the character of our village. The locals roads and infrastructure are not set up for developments such as 029/27/26/31/28
Over the last 5 years a significant number of new homes have been built in the area but there has been virtually no investment in infrastructure, particularly medical facilities. The doctors surgeries in Cranfield and Marsston Moretaine have not been expanded to meet the increased demand from the extra influx of patients. We strongly fee that this area has contributed enough in terms of extra housing.

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Object to NLP054/509/026/027/028/031/029/030/312
ALP011/315
These potential proposals would irrevocably impact our rural surrounds and spoil the character of our village. The locals roads and infrastructure are not set up for developments such as 029/27/26/31/28
Over the last 5 years a significant number of new homes have been built in the area but there has been virtually no investment in infrastructure, particularly medical facilities. The doctors surgeries in Cranfield and Marsston Moretaine have not been expanded to meet the increased demand from the extra influx of patients. We strongly fee that this area has contributed enough in terms of extra housing.

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Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 5768

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Catesby Estates Ltd

Agent: Turley

Representation:

The Marston Thrift proposal seeks to deliver a new village of circa 2,000 homes, featuring a range of dwelling types and tenures, including starter homes and elderly / extra care facilities. The proposals aim to create a strong sense of place and a new community with a clear identity. The development will be characterised by high quality homes, set against a rural backdrop with attractive landscaped streets and generous open spaces. see attachment

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Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 5893

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Marston Moreteyne Parish Council

Representation:

As a community, Marston Moreteyne has experienced a substantial amount of development and understands only too well that additional homes impact upon existing health facilities, road usage and education. The current new lower school (Forest End) is being extended to accommodate additional pupils as a result from increased housing developments in the Parish. There is therefore some concern regarding the proposal of four new villages in Marston Vale for up to 5,000 new homes and 40ha of employment.

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Marston Moreteyne Parish Council has considered the information contained within the Draft Local Plan currently available for public consultation.

The Parish Council notes the importance of an adopted local plan and that it should address whether there is a need for additional housing to accommodate a predicted rising population within Central Bedfordshire. However, the draft local plan - albeit high-level - is very vague and lacks clarity on important matters such as infrastructure, education and health facilities. It also does not distinguish adequately or transparently between the future housing needs of the existing population and those who choose to reside in Central Bedfordshire in the future. There needs to be further explanation of how the headline numbers for future housing numbers are calculated as they stand in stark contrast to the adjacent Bedford Borough.

As a community, Marston Moreteyne has experienced a substantial amount of development and understands only too well that additional homes impact upon existing health facilities, road usage and education. The current new lower school (Forest End) is being extended to accommodate additional pupils as a result from increased housing developments in the Parish. There is therefore some concern regarding the proposal of four new villages in Marston Vale for up to 5,000 new homes and 40ha of employment.

The Parish Council is sceptical whether the proposed villages will be sufficient in size separately to generate adequate infrastructure and services as self-sustaining communities. This will clearly have an adverse impact upon services within surrounding villages - especially Marston Moreteyne. This would include an increase to traffic on the C94 (Old A421). Members are deeply concerned over the potential of coalescence of new development. Therefore, Central Bedfordshire Council needs to ensure the creation of a sufficient, credible buffer between any new settlement/s and the surrounding villages.

Furthermore, the Parish Council struggles to envisage how four distinctly separate villages can be located within the geographical area designated for them. In addition, during the public consultation there were references to a 'Wixams style' village development which is more accurately described as series of interconnected housing estates.

Any alternative counter option to expand existing settlements within the Parish of Marston Moreteyne should only be entertained and conditional on the provision of improved existing roads, a new health centre to cater for the village and acceptable education provision for the community. This should include clearly delineated, protected, green open space providing a large green space buffer around the village to prevent any future coalescence.

Housing Growth Location Sites

The draft local plan refers to several infill growth options within the Lower and Upper Shelton area of the Parish of Marston Moreteyne. Lower and Upper Shelton is primarily ribbon effect housing and offers very little in amenities. The primary access to Lower and Upper Shelton is via a single-track road with passing places. This road is vastly inadequate to deal with any significant additional traffic. It has been noted that in regard to growth options, all other areas state that development is subject to infrastructure, however, this is not specified or provided for with regard to Lower and Upper Shelton.

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Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 5980

Received: 12/07/2017

Respondent: Ms Marian Palmer

Representation:

NLP054

Shelton and Southill Lower School is in need of improvements

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I attended the Consultation yesterday in Marston Moreteyne and was disappointed . I stated I was interested in education ,particularly in relation to Shelton and Southill Lower School and it,s Portacabin teaching buildings which are old and falling into disrepair. I had been Chair of Governors there for twenty years until two years ago but am still connected as a volunteer helping the children in any way I can. I was dismayed that I could not get answers to any of my questions and shocked to find Shelton was not even on your map!! No One there seemed to even know of the schools existence. Budget cuts there have forced us to share a headteacher and there is no cash in place to do work that is needed. These pupils are our future and deserve the best.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 6074

Received: 21/08/2017

Respondent: Dr Robina Chatham

Representation:

NLP370

Please see attachments for details on a new site submission.

Landowner wishes for their land to be included within the Marston Vale Growth Location.

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We live at Escheat Dairy, MK43 0NL.

The proposed plan surrounds, but excludes our property and land.

We support the application if our land is to be included but strongly object if our land is to be excluded.

Please pass this message on to the developers.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 6107

Received: 29/09/2017

Respondent: Jill Armagan

Number of people: 4

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Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 6347

Received: 25/08/2017

Respondent: Ros Keech

Representation:

Building on sites ALP011 and NLP054 would destroy the rural nature of the small village of Shelton. The many footpaths in this area of countryside are used by residents and others on a daily basis and there is abundant wildlife. The infrastructure could not cope with development of this size, particularly if using the existing access points from the village, which are already under pressure and feed onto dangerous bends on Lower Shelton Road. The linear nature of Shelton should be preserved within an area that is already being heavily developed.

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Building on sites ALP011 and NLP054 would destroy the rural nature of the small village of Shelton. The many footpaths in this area of countryside are used by residents and others on a daily basis and there is abundant wildlife. The infrastructure could not cope with development of this size, particularly if using the existing access points from the village, which are already under pressure and feed onto dangerous bends on Lower Shelton Road. The linear nature of Shelton should be preserved within an area that is already being heavily developed.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 7131

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Evans and Sons

Agent: Fisher German

Representation:

NLP026 - to be considered further. Client happy to work with CBC
NLP027 - fails. Noted and to be considered via application
NLP028 - fails. Not appropriate to only take forward a portion of site - see comments
NLP029 - to be considered further. Indicative layout has been produced
NLP30 - fails. Noted
NLP31 -

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