Section 6 of the draft Neighbourhood Plan says
it seeks to preserve and enhance Malmesbury's historic town. I fail to see how
this is being achieved by allowing Waitrose to build in a conservation area and
so close to a listed building. The access to this site is on an extremely fast
and busy road where only recently there was a fatal accident. At least at
Nurdens it affects less people and views and the access is safer. As to
building around the current Primary Health Care Centre and the Care Home on
Malmesbury PCT land, surely if the elderly population is increasing so fast
then those buildings over time would also need to expand. People who have lived
in Malmesbury and have to spend the rest of their lives in a care home deserve
a reasonable quality of life. At present they have a lovely, peaceful view over
the countryside from both bedrooms, lounge and gardens. Why should a noisy
housing estate be inflicted on them? Housing which was originally planned for
the back of Reed's Farm is a far better idea with a road linking Webbs Way out
on to the main road to ease the traffic through town. Bus links with
Sainsburys, Reeds Farm and town would hopefully ease traffic in town.
Malmesbury Neighbourhood Steering Group
What others are saying about our Draft Neighbourhood Plan Over 500 residents have already looked at the draft plan. These are the comments that they have made about it.
Our consultation runs from the 5th of March 2013 to April 26th 2013. These are the published comments received up to 08/03/13.
All comments below were submitted to this online feedback portal. We hold the identity and addresses for each submission and have decided not to publish them unless specifically requested by the person who submitted them.