Malmesbury is clearly a special town and it is worth
saving from the developers. It offers unique historical, visual and geographic
features and qualities which must be preserved for the future, not to mention
the English tourist industry. I fear that probably for the first time since the
Middle Ages the town is seriously at risk! If we are not careful this ancient
Anglo-Saxon hill-top town will be surrounded by a sea of modern estates and yet
another part of our heritage will disappear for ever, in pursuit of a
badly-judged housing programme coming from successive and present governments.
Surely a better idea is to build new towns as was done in the early 20C such as
Welwyn Garden City, Harlow etc. Obviously new towns would have to be built in a
wholistic way which new jobs and industry being part of the concept. This
would also help with the endless commuting problem we have. My observations are
that given the conbsiderable new building that has already taken place in the
past few years little if any benefits are evident in the town. The High Street
is certainly not thriving, our schools and infrastructure are creaking with
overcrowding and maximum usage! Malmesbury is quietly becoming a dormitory
town, more and more cars parked everywhere seems to be the only manifestation
of the considerable increase in population that has already taken place.
SECTION 1 I support the principle of building as described in Section 1 as
offering the minimum damage to the town. SECTION 3 The idea of a supermarket by
Avon Mills is the lesser of two evils, in spite of the conservation
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.