With ref to draft Plan Section 4: I disagree
that land at the garden centre continues to e retained for light industrial
use. This land would be far more suitable for supermarket facilities, along with
a much needed roundabout to replace existing junction. With ref to draft plan
Section3: I disagree with the Avon Mills proposal for siting of supermarket and
would like to point out, that only those residents in good health would be able
to get there, quote: "on foot or by bicycle", due to the steep hills leading
into and out of town. A good majority of residents already use "out of town"
supermarkets mainly due to high prices at Co-Op, lack of choice etc People
would not be more likely to visit the High Street after doing their shopping as
most people would rather get home. Ot would certainly not be a pleasant task
carrying bags of shopping up those hills... The proposed site behind Avon Mills
would also spoil a very special backdrop to the town, whereas the garden centre
site would have little harmful effect on the aesthetics of our beautiful " town
on the hill".I would like to mention the subject of a second bypass, which is
much needed, to run from Garden Centre or filands through to Sherston Rd. This
would alleviate the problems and dangers to schoolchildren and pedesstrians
when lorries, tractor/ trailers continually use these routes, importantly
Bristol Street, Park Rd, Alexander Rd and Corn Gastons. being well aware of the
Historic beauty of Malmesbury I feel strongly that the centre of our town
remain special. Be that as it may, we cannot as a supposedly growing community,
stay rooted in the past. Which brings me onto the Draft Plan Section 1. As a
Malmesbury person with grandchildren and great- grandchildren, I worry for
their future housing needs. Already Malmesbury families are being separated and
forced into unsuitable accomodation in other parts of Wiltshire, due to the
lack of affordable/ social housing. Something positive needs to be done, before
Malmesbury turns into the kind of town where rich strangers can afford to live
and our children won't be able to afford to stay in.
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.