I wish to comment on the proposed development of land shown on the map as Nos 10-11-5 and 6.
Any increase in the current density of traffic on the A4042 would make the road far more
dangerous. At the moment it can be difficult and hazardous getting out of
driveways, and the speed limit is not observed. Additional traffic will increase
this problem. On the map (No. 10)
it shows a road exiting onto the Swindon Road just below the crown of the hill.
Planning permission has previously been refused for development because the
access was considered too dangerous.
The Primary Care Trust Development has meant that traffic on the A404 in that area is
subject to constant coming and going for which the through-traffic does not make
allowances. To have the traffic from 150 plus additional houses and the supermarket
customers would make this area more difficult to negotiate. The pedestrian
crossing is also a hazard as traffic from the A4042 cannot always see the
crossing or are going too fast to slow down. I have found this from personal
It is unrealistic to assume that customers will walk to the supermarket, as it is a
steep hill to both the town and up the Swindon Road.
They will bring their cars because they do not wish to carry heavy bags.
Most of the proposed development land is very wet, and the concreting of the area will
increase the water run off and may cause
It is important that those needing residential care remain in the community, although
new care homes are being build in the County, older Malmesbury people prefer to
live and be cared for in Malmesbury, and are more frequently visited by their
families. Athelstan House and the
medical complex may wish to expand in the future and to build houses on No.10
would prevent this for ever. The
proposed development would deprive the residents of Athelstan House of their
rural outlook, which was an important consideration when it was
The residents living on the South side of the Swindon Road will suffer considerable
loss of privacy and amenity. The high density on all 4 sites is far too great, and I believe this area is totally
unsuitable for such an intensive development.
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.