I should like to congratulate the Steering Group on producing this draft plan which
achieves a very good balance between several difficult and emotive proposals.
Specifically I have the following detailed
1. Intuitively I would have considered the Filands site a better option to meet the
housing requirement. However, following various discussions with the Steering
Group members, I now agree the proposed location to the west of the town is
best. I remain concerned that if these are built too quickly then there will be
pressure on the town to build more than the current requirement set for 2026.
2. I see no reason whatsoever in providing Dyson with a security buffer zone. All 3 of the
UK's security services are located in densely built up areas as are many police
stations. All of these would require higher levels of security protection than
Dyson. There may be other reasons for the buffer
3. Dyson requirement for additional car parking is not a reason for extending the western
edge of the town into beautiful green field location. If this car park is
essential, then I believe a better option would be to build on the Filands site,
near the old school (where Gleeson is applying for housing). This is just as
near to Dyson's factory, would not impinge on views and has the added benefit of
offering the prospect of a location for a 'park & ride' into
4. I do not agree with the proposal to put a technology park to the west of Dyson for
similar reasons to 3 above. I believe that the 'Nurden garden centre' site is
already earmarked for such purpose and there is a lot of land surrounding the
site which could be used if the current site is too
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.