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Support

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 280

Received: 26/07/2017

Respondent: Mrs K Cowell

Agent: J & J Design

Representation:

Land between 129A and 131 Clophill Road Maulden (ALP051)

We support the allocation of this site as a Housing Site which would offer a logical and sustainable extension to the existing pattern of development in Clophill and Hall End Maulden, which has been consolidated at both Hedley Way and Trilleyfields, without contributing to coalescence with other nearby settlements.

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Land between 129A and 131 Clophill Road Maulden (ALP051)

We support the allocation of this site as a Housing Site which would offer a logical and sustainable extension to the existing pattern of development in Clophill and Hall End Maulden, which has been consolidated at both Hedley Way and Trilleyfields, without contributing to coalescence with other nearby settlements.

The site is located on the north side of Clophill Road, Maulden 210m west of the junction with Bedford Road (A6). The site comprises an agricultural arable field which rises gently from the road to the north. However, the site does not form part of a larger agricultural holding. The proposed allocation will not involve 'significant development' of best and most versatile agricultural land and would not be contrary to NPPF paragraph 112.

The site is outside but adjacent to the Settlement Envelope for the large village of Clophill and Hall End Maulden. The site abuts the boundary of the Settlement Envelope on the south and east sides. We support the allocation of this site as a Housing Site which would offer a logical extension to the existing pattern of development in Clophill and Hall End Maulden.

The Site Area is 1.0ha and has a maximum capacity of 25 dwellings.

We attach the Ecological Survey, Transport Statement, Landscape and Visual Appraisal and Flood Risk Assessment in support of the proposed allocation as a Housing Site in the CBC Local Plan as previously prepared in connection with the current outline planning application.

The Ecological Survey Report indicates that there are protected species present and that mitigation measures will be necessary to ensure they are not unsustainably affected by any development. Maulden Wood SSSI is adjacent to the northern boundary of the site and a buffer zone between any development and the SSSI will be required to protect it and important species. This has been recognised in the proposed allocation. Net gains for biodiversity are proposed.

The Transport Statement supports development of this site which will not have an adverse effect on the existing highway network. Safe and convenient site access is available and the site is well related to local bus stops.

The Landscape and Visual Appraisal supports development of this site providing a 20m buffer zone is included between the proposed development and Maulden Wood. The proposed allocation site is not on land with any national or local landscape designation and cannot reasonably be described as 'valued landscape' in terms of NPPF paragraph 109. Furthermore, it is considered that the proposed allocation site will comply with NPPF paragraph 110, having limited environmental and amenity value.

The Flood Risk Assessment states the site is not at risk from flooding and is in Flood Zone 1. Development with Sustainable Drainage on site will not contribute to increased flood risks off site, including current limited risks of surface water flooding. The proposed development will remove existing limited risks of surface water flooding.

The site is in a single family ownership without any known legal constraints and is therefore deliverable early in the plan period to meet the current local needs and to boost significantly the supply of housing.

We concur with the assessment that a single housebuilder would likely take one year to build out the site, which is in a popular location for new family housing and offers a useful contribution to local affordable housing needs.

Support

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 298

Received: 26/07/2017

Respondent: Messrs Humphries

Agent: J & J Design

Representation:

Land between 129A and 131 Clophill Road Maulden (ALP116)

We support the allocation of this site as a Housing Site which would offer a logical extension to the existing pattern of development in Clophill and Hall End Maulden, which has been consolidated at both Hedley Way and Trilleyfields, without contributing to coalescence with other nearby settlements.

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Land between 129A and 131 Clophill Road Maulden (ALP116)

We support the allocation of this site as a Housing Site which would offer a logical extension to the existing pattern of development in Clophill and Hall End Maulden, which has been consolidated at both Hedley Way and Trilleyfields, without contributing to coalescence with other nearby settlements.

The site is located on the north side of Clophill Road, Maulden 320m west of the junction with Bedford Road (A6). The site comprises an agricultural arable field which rises gently from the road to the north. However, the site does not form part of a larger agricultural holding. The proposed allocation will not involve 'significant development' of best and most versatile agricultural land and would not be contrary to NPPF paragraph 112.

The site is outside but adjacent to the Settlement Envelope for the large village of Clophill and Hall End Maulden. The site abuts the boundary of the Settlement Envelope on the south side and site ALP051 on the east. We support the allocation of this site as a Housing Site which would offer a logical extension to the existing pattern of development in Clophill and Hall End Maulden, together with Site ALP051.

The Site Area is 1.08ha and has a maximum capacity of 25 dwellings.

We attach the Ecological Survey, Transport Statement and Landscape and Visual Appraisal in support of the proposed allocation as a Housing Site in the CBC Local Plan.

The Ecological Survey Report indicates that there are protected species present and that mitigation measures will be necessary to ensure they are not unsustainably affected by any development. Maulden Wood SSSI is adjacent to the northern boundary of the site and a buffer zone between any development and the SSSI will be required to protect it and important species. This has been recognised in the proposed allocation. Net gains for biodiversity are proposed.

The Transport Statement supports development of this site which will have a negligible effect on the existing highway network. Safe and convenient site access is available and the site is well related to local bus stops.

The Landscape and Visual Appraisal states the site is of an ordinary scenic quality with no public access, landscape designations or heritage assets. It is considered of medium landscape value. The proposed allocation site is not on land with any national or local landscape designation and cannot reasonably be described as 'valued landscape' in terms of NPPF paragraph 109. Furthermore, it is considered that the proposed allocation site will comply with NPPF paragraph 110, having limited environmental and amenity value.

The site is in a single family ownership without any known legal constraints and is therefore deliverable early in the plan period to meet the current local needs and to boost significantly the supply of housing.

We concur with the assessment that a single housebuilder would likely take one year to build out the site, which is in a popular location for new family housing and offers a useful contribution to local affordable housing needs.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 499

Received: 26/07/2017

Respondent: J & J Design

Representation:

draft Landscape & Visual Appraisal see attached

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draft Landscape & Visual Appraisal see attached

Attachments:

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 529

Received: 05/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Polly Grundy

Representation:

Regarding NLP131 I would object on:
- Impact on Duck End Nature Reserve and incompatibility with general natural environment of the area which is last remains of Maulden Moor
- Impact on allotments
- Access via Moor Lane disruptive to residents but no viable alternatives
- Traffic increase through village, particularly as insufficient facilities, jobs, schools for estate of this size in addition to existing village

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Regarding NLP131 I would like to object on a number of grounds:
- This will have a highly detrimental affect on the Duck End Nature Reserve. This is a locally significant area which requires some natural land around it for the local wildlife to experience quiet and graze/forage/hunt. There is no other habitat like this nearby and the disruption, noise, pollution and lack of wild areas will seriously disrupt local wildlife, including the owls inhabiting the next boxes in the reserve. The Greensand Ridge looks after this area because it is unique even within the ridge area and is the last remaining section of Maulden Moor.
- The allotments will, for similar reasons to above, be badly affected and dust and fumes affect the viability of vegetables etc grown there.
- Access (which can only be down Moor Lane - Duck End Lane is totally unsuitable) will be disruptive to the residents of this road. Particularly as parking will become an increased issue and the road become very busy. Sufficient parking is never provided on new estates so will spill onto surrounding roads. Moor Lane is already over-spill parking for other areas in the village.
- Public transport is not sufficient in the area already. It is almost impossible to access Flitwick rail station by public transport and (as demonstrated by unfortunate recent tragedies) it is dangerous to walk or cycle (due to high traffic speeds and high cross winds) to Flitwick along Flitwick Road. Buses are too infrequent to be useful for commuting or any regular travel and highly vulnerable to council cuts.
- The traffic along the A507, particularly at the Clophill A6 roundabout, is already causing people to take shortcuts through Maulden and given there are very few jobs locally and not enough schools then a large increase in houses would result in yet more traffic this way or through Ampthill (also congested).
- Access via Duck End Lane would be totally impossible given the single track, winding nature of the road. It is already too narrow for bin lorry at some points and cars meeting rely on the goodwill of houses to allow people to use their driveways. It is also frequently blocked by delivery lorries and eg the requirement to thatch the houses on the road. And the turnout to Flitwick Road is dangerous and increases to this would be increases to risk of accident.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 883

Received: 14/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Catriona Bradshaw

Representation:

Flood risk, called Springfield as has natural spring
Front portion of field floods most winters and does not readily clear this may increase from possible new drainage system from new development opposite
Grade 2 agricultural land in production should not be removed from food chain
Filling of gap would alter a unique and distinctive settlement pattern of Maulden
Low capacity at school
No GP surgery
Increase in traffic to travel to neighbouring town/ villages as poor infrastructure. Government aim is to reduce traffic not increase
Silsoe Rd opens onto Ampthill Rd opposite school. Risk increased due to extra traffic.

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NLP253 Land fronting Silsoe rd, Maulden
Flooding- this area of land is known as Springfield because of natural spring in the field. Most winters the Eastern portion of the field adjacent to the road is under flood water and this remains most of the winter to spring. The flooded area covers a large proportion of the front of the field and numerous attempts by the farmer to resolve the problem do not appear to be successful.The new development of houses on the opposite side of Silsoe Rd between 29 and 35, have surface water issues and it is my understanding that the developers for this site have discussed alleviating their issues by putting in a drainage system under Silsoe Rd which will then drain into site NLP 253, which may further worsen the problem
The land is grade 2 agricultural land which has always been farmed, and produced crops which I feel should continue as lost farm land and produce can not be replaced and as a country we should produce as much home grown produce as is possible
Development here would fill in a gap in the settlement pattern which is distinctive and unique to the pattern of Maulden
Development would intrude on the open farmland and Maulden Moor views from the Ridge to the north of said land. This open aspect is an intrinsic part in the uniqueness of Maulden
The proposed draft development will alter the ribbon development on the village outskirts to being a large area of housing development, to further exaggerate linear nature of Maulden.
Local school has limited capacity and surrounding schools now being impacted by growth within their catchment area
Silsoe rd joins Ampthill Rd opposite village school, extra traffic would have a possible raised risk of danger for school children.
Silsoe Rd already narrowed to single Lane by existing school traffic and children's nursery making it a dangerous rd

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 884

Received: 14/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Catriona Bradshaw

Representation:

Flood risk, called Springfield as has natural spring
Front portion of field floods most winters and does not readily clear this may increase from possible new drainage system from new development opposite
Grade 2 agricultural land in production should not be removed from food chain
Filling of gap would alter a unique and distinctive settlement pattern of Maulden
Low capacity at school
No GP surgery
Increase in traffic to travel to neighbouring town/ villages as poor infrastructure. Government aim is to reduce traffic not increase
Silsoe Rd opens onto Ampthill Rd opposite school. Risk increased due to extra traffic.

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NLP253 Land fronting Silsoe rd, Maulden
Flooding- this area of land is known as Springfield because of natural spring in the field. Most winters the Eastern portion of the field adjacent to the road is under flood water and this remains most of the winter to spring. The flooded area covers a large proportion of the front of the field and numerous attempts by the farmer to resolve the problem do not appear to be successful.The new development of houses on the opposite side of Silsoe Rd between 29 and 35, have surface water issues and it is my understanding that the developers for this site have discussed alleviating their issues by putting in a drainage system under Silsoe Rd which will then drain into site NLP 253, which may further worsen the problem
The land is grade 2 agricultural land which has always been farmed, and produced crops which I feel should continue as lost farm land and produce can not be replaced and as a country we should produce as much home grown produce as is possible
Development here would fill in a gap in the settlement pattern which is distinctive and unique to the pattern of Maulden
Development would intrude on the open farmland and Maulden Moor views from the Ridge to the north of said land. This open aspect is an intrinsic part in the uniqueness of Maulden
The proposed draft development will alter the ribbon development on the village outskirts to being a large area of housing development, to further exaggerate linear nature of Maulden.
Local school has limited capacity and surrounding schools now being impacted by growth within their catchment area
Silsoe rd joins Ampthill Rd opposite village school, extra traffic would have a possible raised risk of danger for school children.
Silsoe Rd already narrowed to single Lane by existing school traffic and children's nursery making it a dangerous rd

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 885

Received: 20/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Roger Bradshaw

Representation:

Poor drainage issues.

Loss of historical and unique pattern.

Lack of amenities.

Impact of nature.


Insufficient infrastructure.

Loss of views.

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NLP253 Land Fronting Silsoe Road

I object to the development of this site for the following reasons

This land, most winters,for a large part of the eastern edge, by the road, is under surface water. The field is called Springfield and the water table is near to the surface. The field opposite currently being developed is suffering surface water problems with a plan to put in a drain under the road to drain into this field.

The site extends into open countryside and development will impact on existing settlement pattern of Maulden.

It would fill in the gap which is a distinctive and unique to the historical pattern of Maulden.

It would intrude on the view from the Ridge to the north.

It is within Greensand Ridge Nature Improvement Area. Development will impact on this.Development of site opposite has already affected common lizard population.

Extra traffic will be generated in Silsoe Road causing significant hazard to the nursery school and the village school.These themselves generate traffic with parked cars of staff and parents reducing the width of Silsoe Road.

There will be loss of grade 2 agricultural land which has always been cropped.

There is limited capacity at the local school and schools in nearby settlement.

There is no GP surgery with limited places available in nearby towns for the increased population following this development.

Support

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 887

Received: 14/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Catriona Bradshaw

Representation:

ALP415. Support the decision that this should not go through to next phase.
Land has no strong relationship to centre of Maulden and nother suitable for backhand development and if developed would destroy the distinct and unique pattern of Maulden and join 2 distinct areas of the village
Access an issue. Access from Silsoe Rd limited to very narrow access which may impinge on existing houses and cause damage to structure of boundary fencing.
Site in elevated position development will have a negative impact on the important views from the North Ridge
Grade 2 agricultural land will be lost

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ALP415. Support the decision that this should not go through to next phase.
Land has no strong relationship to centre of Maulden and nother suitable for backhand development and if developed would destroy the distinct and unique pattern of Maulden and join 2 distinct areas of the village
Access an issue. Access from Silsoe Rd limited to very narrow access which may impinge on existing houses and cause damage to structure of boundary fencing.
Site in elevated position development will have a negative impact on the important views from the North Ridge
Grade 2 agricultural land will be lost

Support

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 888

Received: 14/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Catriona Bradshaw

Representation:

ALP415. Support the decision that this should not go through to next phase.
Land has no strong relationship to centre of Maulden and nother suitable for backhand development and if developed would destroy the distinct and unique pattern of Maulden and join 2 distinct areas of the village
Access an issue. Access from Silsoe Rd limited to very narrow access which may impinge on existing houses and cause damage to structure of boundary fencing.
Site in elevated position development will have a negative impact on the important views from the North Ridge
Grade 2 agricultural land will be lost

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ALP415. Support the decision that this should not go through to next phase.
Land has no strong relationship to centre of Maulden and nother suitable for backhand development and if developed would destroy the distinct and unique pattern of Maulden and join 2 distinct areas of the village
Access an issue. Access from Silsoe Rd limited to very narrow access which may impinge on existing houses and cause damage to structure of boundary fencing.
Site in elevated position development will have a negative impact on the important views from the North Ridge
Grade 2 agricultural land will be lost

Support

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 890

Received: 14/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Catriona Bradshaw

Representation:

Support the decision of CBC not to take this site forward for the reasons documented
In addition poor access to site, narrow single carriageway, no room for pathway
No supporting infrastructure in GP surgery within walking distance.
Poor drainage of front of site having impact on neighbouring property caused by development of front of site.
Historic and unique aspect of village
Views from North Ridge will be impeded as land sits high

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NLP342 I support the decision that this area should not go forward to the next stage for the reasons stated by CBC. In addition, the front of this area is being currently developed and surface water is an issue which is having an impact on adjoining property. The area has running water after rainfall which is draining into adjoining property and causing damage to driveway and garage. This problemeans will worsen with further development.
The access to the site is narrow and not wide enough for 2 way traffic, meanine possibility of vehicles reversing onto main road
There is no room for pedestrian access
The access is further narrowed to protect neighbouring property boundary fencing and garage.
Grade 2 agricultural land will be lost
No strong relationship with centre of Maulden not suitable for backfilling
Site in elevated position, development will intrude on views of elevated north Ridge which are a unique feature of the area
Very limited capacity at local school, no GP surgery in village. Increase in traffic on road that is already narrowed by traffic parking at nursery school, village school.

Support

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 891

Received: 14/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Catriona Bradshaw

Representation:

Support the decision of CBC not to take this site forward for the reasons documented
In addition poor access to site, narrow single carriageway, no room for pathway
No supporting infrastructure in GP surgery within walking distance.
Poor drainage of front of site having impact on neighbouring property caused by development of front of site.
Historic and unique aspect of village
Views from North Ridge will be impeded as land sits high

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NLP342 I support the decision that this area should not go forward to the next stage for the reasons stated by CBC. In addition, the front of this area is being currently developed and surface water is an issue which is having an impact on adjoining property. The area has running water after rainfall which is draining into adjoining property and causing damage to driveway and garage. This problemeans will worsen with further development.
The access to the site is narrow and not wide enough for 2 way traffic, meanine possibility of vehicles reversing onto main road
There is no room for pedestrian access
The access is further narrowed to protect neighbouring property boundary fencing and garage.
Grade 2 agricultural land will be lost
No strong relationship with centre of Maulden not suitable for backfilling
Site in elevated position, development will intrude on views of elevated north Ridge which are a unique feature of the area
Very limited capacity at local school, no GP surgery in village. Increase in traffic on road that is already narrowed by traffic parking at nursery school, village school.

Support

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 892

Received: 14/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Catriona Bradshaw

Representation:

ALP153 I support the decision made by CBC that this site should not go forward in the planning process for the reasons CBC have documented. It is important to maintain the individual and unique historical open aspect and retain the open views of the Greensand dipslope and flit valley. Any development would change the distinctive character of Maulden

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ALP153 I support the decision made by CBC that this site should not go forward in the planning process for the reasons CBC have documented. It is important to maintain the individual and unique historical open aspect and retain the open views of the Greensand dipslope and flit valley. Any development would change the distinctive character of Maulden

Support

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 893

Received: 14/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Catriona Bradshaw

Representation:

NLP394 I support the decision made by CBC that this proposed development should not go forward to the next stage for the reasons that CBC state.
The area is outside the village settlement and development of this site could set a precedent for future development outside the settlement area

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NLP394 I support the decision made by CBC that this proposed development should not go forward to the next stage for the reasons that CBC state.
The area is outside the village settlement and development of this site could set a precedent for future development outside the settlement area

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1052

Received: 15/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Stephen Hardware

Representation:

NLP131 proposes access via Moor Lane. This is a single-track road and totally unsuitable to provide access to a development of 50 Houses. I am also concerned about the proximity to Duck End Nature Reserve which is of great significance to the local environment.

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NLP131 proposes access via Moor Lane. This is a single-track road and totally unsuitable to provide access to a development of 50 Houses. I am also concerned about the proximity to Duck End Nature Reserve which is of great significance to the local environment.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1058

Received: 15/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Beverley Hardware

Representation:

Access to site NLP131 unsuitable
Proximity to nature reserve and possible effects upon it
Lack of amenities in the village - only one convenience store, no doctor or dentist
Lower school at capacity with existing children from village not having places
Poor public transport so more houses means even more traffic on roads
Filling fields with houses will change the character of the village

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NPL131 Land off Moor Lane
50 plus houses would generate a large volume of traffic using Moor Lane which is narrow in parts. Duck End Lane which borders NPL131 is a single track lane with it's exit onto Flitwick Road on a blind bend. It is not suitable to be considered as an alternative access road.
This site and NLP416 are also close to the nature reserved accessed via Moor Lane. Any building near the reserve could have a detrimental effect on it.
The village amenities are not sufficient to support more new housing. The lower school is at capacity. There is only one convenience store which currently creates road safety issues with cars stopping at the shop parking on the road. There is no post office; public transport is not good. We have no doctors or dental surgeries and those in Flitwick and Ampthill will be even busier once the new houses there are completed.
One of the pleasures of living in Maulden is the views over fields to open country. Building on these fields will change the character completely and permanently.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1069

Received: 16/08/2017

Respondent: LA rebecca atkinson

Representation:

This development is too big for the location, where the infrastructure (including roads) and services (including schools) are not sufficient.

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NLP 253

I strongly object to the proposed development of 80 - 150 new homes on this site. Maulden is already home to several new housing developments, including one lightly further along Silsoe Road, but does not have the infrastructure to cope with a growing population.

Silsoe road is not a big enough road to handle the increased amount of traffic. There are limited school places in the area - my children are on the waiting list for their choice of midddle school despite living in the catchment.

I strongly believe that allowing such a big development woule be detrimental to the village.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1074

Received: 14/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Phil Davies

Representation:

Silsoe Road site to create increased pressure at Maulden Lower School alongside other development within the village
Concerns re: pile driving and restricted construction hours

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I refer to the circular I received today ref. The proposed 13 sites earmarked for possible development in Maulden.
As a resident of some 46 years, I have seen developments in our village steadily grow, generally these developments have been in keeping with the village, and accepted by the majority of residents.
My worry with the current proposals is the possible number of houses that could be permitted, my main concern is the largest proposed development at Silsoe Road.
I understand that a possible 80 /100 houses could be accommodated on this site, whilst I have no problem with any of the developments, including the Silsoe Road site,
the possible number of houses is of concern.
Since moving to Maulden, a number of our amenities have closed, but the real worry is Maulden lower school which is already over subscribed. (How times have changed when I was on the governors of the school we were under the threat of closure due to lack of pupils)
If. 80. Plus houses were approved this would result in approximately 100 plus places requiring 5 plus class rooms. I understand that money could be provided to help with the cost? But the area required would no doubt take up a large proportion of the playing field, again this would be a retrograde step considering the use it gets.

As for the site itself, if planning were approved for a limited number of homes, I assume pile driving would be required due to the area being waterlogged and flooded in the winter. In this case I would hope the restriction on the time and days this could be carried out would be part of the contract, as we all know the pile driving carried out in Ampthill could easily be heard in Maulden, there a gas main was fractured, the site in Maulden has a number of waste pipes crossing it!!!
I appreciate new houses must be approved, indeed we moved to Harrow Piece some 46 years ago, then the site was smaller but still caused concern to many people, I hope smaller sites are approved over a longer period, so the Village of Maulden can remain a Village, and accommodate this type of development over time.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1091

Received: 16/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Graham Darwood

Representation:

NLP416 [using bullet points only due to limitations of web commenting procedure]

Access via Duck End Lane and/or Moor Lane too narrow.
Access via Flitwick Road [ ]
Loss of prime agricultural land
Impact on Duck End Nature Reserve
Lower school at full or near capacity
Co-Op convenience store closed
Extremely limited post office services if any
Extra pressure on Ampthill and Flitwick towns
Extra cars and/or parking issues
Adversely impact greensand/flit vale landscape
Adversely impact historical/archaeological landscape
Bats and owls in habitat (often seen in garden at dusk)

This site should not proceed for the reasons set out above.

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NLP416 [using bullet points only due to limitations of web commenting procedure]

Access via Duck End Lane and/or Moor Lane too narrow.
Access via Flitwick Road [ ]
Loss of prime agricultural land
Impact on Duck End Nature Reserve
Lower school at full or near capacity
Co-Op convenience store closed
Extremely limited post office services if any
Extra pressure on Ampthill and Flitwick towns
Extra cars and/or parking issues
Adversely impact greensand/flit vale landscape
Adversely impact historical/archaeological landscape
Bats and owls in habitat (often seen in garden at dusk)

This site should not proceed for the reasons set out above.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1092

Received: 16/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Graham Darwood

Representation:

NLP416 [using bullet points only due to limitations of web
commenting procedure]

Missing information corrected below:

Access via Flitwick Road is inappropriate given the volume of traffic and road safety concerns. Any access via Flitwick Road will also have a damaging effect on the immediate and wider landscape.

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NLP416 [using bullet points only due to limitations of web
commenting procedure]

Missing information corrected below:

Access via Flitwick Road is inappropriate given the volume of traffic and road safety concerns. Any access via Flitwick Road will also have a damaging effect on the immediate and wider landscape.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1093

Received: 16/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Graham Darwood

Representation:

NLP131 [using bullet points only due to limitations of web
commenting procedure]

Access via Moor Lane too narrow
Loss of prime agricultural land
Impact on Duck End Nature Reserve
Lower school at full or near capacity
Co-Op convenience store closed
Extremely limited post office services if any
Extra pressure on Ampthill and Flitwick towns
Extra cars and/or parking issues
Adversely impact flit vale landscape
Adversely impact marshland/fenland
Adversely impact historical/archaeological landscape
Watercourses therefore flood risk

This site should not proceed for the reasons set out above.

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NLP131 [using bullet points only due to limitations of web
commenting procedure]

Access via Moor Lane too narrow
Loss of prime agricultural land
Impact on Duck End Nature Reserve
Lower school at full or near capacity
Co-Op convenience store closed
Extremely limited post office services if any
Extra pressure on Ampthill and Flitwick towns
Extra cars and/or parking issues
Adversely impact flit vale landscape
Adversely impact marshland/fenland
Adversely impact historical/archaeological landscape
Watercourses therefore flood risk

This site should not proceed for the reasons set out above.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1110

Received: 16/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Andrew Hart

Representation:

Moor Lane is not designed to handle vehicular traffic of 61 dwellings as access route.
Casual car parking of residents on road will block Moor Lane (as visiting cars sometimes do today.
Safety concerns for pedestrian (especially children that frequent the road on foot and bicycles.

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ALP409 - Objection to access to new site through Moor Lane. Moor lane is just what it says, "a Lane". It is a very narrow lane with no paths either side , no kerbs either side,no proper street lighting, and in it's present condition, not safe for 2 cars to pass without one stopping to allow the other to pass. With no footpaths pedestrians are constantly in danger when walking. Moor Lane is used by children, mothers with pushchairs, residents (many pensioners and infirm), walkers with dogs, Maulden Bowling Club members, allotment gardeners and access to the garden shop. For safety, Moor Lane should already have had a 5mph restriction with road humps placed on it. If residents parked their cars on Moor Lane, as they are legally entitled to, no traffic would be able to use Moor Lane at all. (Now there's a thought). Moor Lane is made up in places to only 5 yards wide to number 32 More Lane and the lorry park. The rest of Moor Lane is just a rough unmade single track to No's 33, 37 39,49,43 and the allotments, to the nature reserve and farmland. Please consider these facts. (1) Moor Lane - Too Narrow (5 yards) (2) No Kerbs (3) No Footpaths (4) No adequate street lighting (5) Present drainage cannot cope (6) Moor Lane floods (fast flowing flood)previously documented (7) Sewerage overflows at end of Moor Lane

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1141

Received: 17/08/2017

Respondent: Mr William Grigg

Representation:

Objectionable proposal due to inadequacy of infrastructure to support such a development and unsuitability of site due to position and flooding in winter.

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RE NLP253:
This proposal is for 150 houses and I can only assume that's an opening gambit in the hope of achieving a lesser number as it should be axiomatic to anyone conversant with the area that Silsoe Road cannot possibly accommodate the extra traffic that would generate. I note from recent planning refusals that housing development in other parts of Maulden has been prevented as the character of the village is recognised as linear in appearance, interspersed with agricultural land, which is at odds with this proposal. In addition it would be detrimental for the road to accommodate any more housing with associated traffic and parking at all as, with the parking at the nursery opposite the proposed building site and in relation to activities at Maulden Lower School, it often becomes a 'one track road with passing places' at the moment. Add to that the rather dangerous blind bend half way along the road where lorries delivering to the Vass take up more than half the road and the prospect of generating more traffic becomes even more undesirable.
Those concerns aside, the choice of site is also strange as the field is waterlogged in the winter, which problem may well have been exacerbated by allowing houses to be built at the edge of the sloping field and over the ditch opposite which may (time will tell) obstruct surface drainage and allow more rainwater to flow across the road and into the lower area of the proposed site.
There is also the problem, as the proposal admits, of the potential extra burden on Maulden Lower School and, even if it were to be extended, that would be to the detriment of the current surrounding open space which is well utilised for school activities.
In summation, this appears a very superficially vetted proposal and I'm rather astonished that it's passed any reasonable level of scrutiny.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1169

Received: 18/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Scott Johnson

Representation:

ALP327, NLP416, NLP131. The village of Maulden does not have the infrastructure to be able to handle an influx of this amount of new dwellings and population increase. This area is full of local wildlife being so close to a protected place of scientific interest likely to home rare species. Road network within village would not be able to cope with the strain and stress of the increased traffic. The loss of agricultural land will be devastating on the local agricultural workers and cripple the local agricultural economy.

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ALP327, NLP416, NLP131. The village of Maulden does not have the infrastructure to be able to handle an influx of this amount of new dwellings and population increase. This area is full of local wildlife being so close to a protected place of scientific interest likely to home rare species. Road network within village would not be able to cope with the strain and stress of the increased traffic. The loss of agricultural land will be devastating on the local agricultural workers and cripple the local agricultural economy.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1170

Received: 18/08/2017

Respondent: Miss Sarah Michael

Representation:

I object to site NLP 253 - Land fronting Silsoe Road for the following reasons :

Site floods on a regular basis, several times per year.Surface water sits on the field for months. Surface water from all houses on Russell Crescent and from fields behind drains in this field via pipes beneath the road.

Impact upon Highway safety & traffic, already significant pressures due to Lower & Nursery Schools.

Important rural feature of Maulden.

Loss of privacy and overlooking caused by this site.

Maulden Lower School does not have any capacity.

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NLP 253 - Land Fronting Silsoe Road

I object to this site progressing to the next stage for the following reasons:

The site has a significant history of flooding and in the short time we have lived in Russell Crescent, it has flooded regularly with a significant amount of surface water. The surface water from all houses on Russell Crescent and the fields behind (bordering Clophill Road) do drain all there water into this field via pipes beneath the road.

This development would also impact upon the safety of the highway, their are constant parking problems along Silsoe Road due to the lower school, nursery school and yoga studio.

Silsoe Road could not cope with the additional traffic flow generated by this site.

There is also a very dangerous bend at the bottom of Silsoe Road (New Road junction) which is not suitable for large volumes of traffic.

The site extends into open countryside and is an important feature of Maulden's rural character.

I am also very concerned about the loss of privacy and overlooking to my property from this site.

The Assessment is also incorrect in that re question 26 the village does no longer have a convenience store and there is not capacity at Maulden Lower School.

Support

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1171

Received: 18/08/2017

Respondent: Miss Sarah Michael

Representation:

ALP 287 Land to the North and South of Clophill Road

I wish to support the exclusion of the site from the process for the following reasons :

The assessment correctly identifies that there are capacity issues at Maulden Lower.

The site is outside the settlement envelope and is an important feature in distinguishing different parts of Maulden, for this reason planning permission has repeatedly been refused. However 1 dwelling was allowed on appeal. The history is not correctly detailed in the site assessment.

Access via the highway to this site would be dangerous given the blind bend/hill.

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ALP 287 Land to the North and South of Clophill Road

I wish to support the exclusion of the site from the process for the following reasons :

The assessment correctly identifies that there are capacity issues at Maulden Lower.

The site is outside the settlement envelope and is an important feature in distinguishing different parts of Maulden, for this reason planning permission has repeatedly been refused. However 1 dwelling was allowed on appeal. The history is not correctly detailed in the site assessment.

Access via the highway to this site would be dangerous given the blind bend/hill.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1172

Received: 18/08/2017

Respondent: Miss Sarah Michael

Representation:

I wish to support the exclusion of the site from the process for the following reasons :

The assessment correctly identifies that there are capacity issues at Maulden Lower.

The site is outside the settlement envelope and is an important feature in distinguishing different parts of Maulden, for this reason planning permission has repeatedly been refused. However 1 dwelling was allowed on appeal. The history is not correctly detailed in the site assessment.

Access via the highway to this site would be dangerous given the blind bend/hill.

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I wish to support the exclusion of the site from the process for the following reasons :

The assessment correctly identifies that there are capacity issues at Maulden Lower.

The site is outside the settlement envelope and is an important feature in distinguishing different parts of Maulden, for this reason planning permission has repeatedly been refused. However 1 dwelling was allowed on appeal. The history is not correctly detailed in the site assessment.

Access via the highway to this site would be dangerous given the blind bend/hill.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1173

Received: 18/08/2017

Respondent: Miss Sarah Michael

Representation:

ALP 287 Land to the North and South of Clophill Road

I wish to support the exclusion of the site from the process for the following reasons :

The assessment correctly identifies that there are capacity issues at Maulden Lower.

The site is outside the settlement envelope and is an important feature in distinguishing different parts of Maulden, for this reason planning permission has repeatedly been refused. However 1 dwelling was allowed on appeal. The history is not correctly detailed in the site assessment.

Access via the highway to this site would be dangerous given the blind bend/hill.

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ALP 287 Land to the North and South of Clophill Road

I wish to support the exclusion of the site from the process for the following reasons :

The assessment correctly identifies that there are capacity issues at Maulden Lower.

The site is outside the settlement envelope and is an important feature in distinguishing different parts of Maulden, for this reason planning permission has repeatedly been refused. However 1 dwelling was allowed on appeal. The history is not correctly detailed in the site assessment.

Access via the highway to this site would be dangerous given the blind bend/hill.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1174

Received: 18/08/2017

Respondent: Miss Sarah Michael

Representation:

ALP 153 High Gables Farm

I wish to support the exclusion of the site from the process for the following reasons :

The assessment correctly identifies that there are capacity issues at Maulden Lower.

The site is outside the settlement envelope and is an important feature in distinguishing different parts of Maulden, for this reason planning permission has repeatedly been refused. The history is not correctly detailed in the site assessment, there have been numerous applications & appeals spanning more than 20 years.

Access via the highway to this site would be dangerous given the blind bend/hill.

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ALP 153 High Gables Farm

I wish to support the exclusion of the site from the process for the following reasons :

The assessment correctly identifies that there are capacity issues at Maulden Lower.

The site is outside the settlement envelope and is an important feature in distinguishing different parts of Maulden, for this reason planning permission has repeatedly been refused. The history is not correctly detailed in the site assessment, there have been numerous applications & appeals spanning more than 20 years.

Access via the highway to this site would be dangerous given the blind bend/hill.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1175

Received: 18/08/2017

Respondent: Miss Sarah Michael

Representation:

NLP 342 and ALP 415 Land at Silsoe Road

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NLP 342 and ALP 415 Land at Silsoe Road

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1176

Received: 18/08/2017

Respondent: Miss Sarah Michael

Representation:

NLP 342 and ALP 415 Land at Silsoe Road

I wish to support the exclusion of the site from the process for the following reasons :

The site is outside the settlement envelope boundary and is an important feature in distinguishing different parts of Maulden.

Access via Silsoe Road could be dangerous/ unsafe due to volume of traffic to the Nursery and Lower Schools.

The site is on a ridge and would be damaging in terms of visual amenity.

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NLP 342 and ALP 415 Land at Silsoe Road

I wish to support the exclusion of the site from the process for the following reasons :

The site is outside the settlement envelope boundary and is an important feature in distinguishing different parts of Maulden.

Access via Silsoe Road could be dangerous/ unsafe due to volume of traffic to the Nursery and Lower Schools.

The site is on a ridge and would be damaging in terms of visual amenity.