Clearly much thought and time has gone into the draft
plan. However, the plan is intended to cover the Corston village but the actual
mention or references to the village are few. I am grateful for this
opportunity to comment and pleased to hear that the local council has set up a
specific committee to respond to the plan .I would like to make the following
comments:1. The plan is primarily about Malmesbury town.There are specific
areas where Corston could be included. 2.Play and Leisure facilities- all in
Malmesbury- what about the park in Corston?There are more families in Corston
now and the park is used increasingly by young people of different ages.
Perhaps they could be provided with some facilities? 3. Ground water
control- all about
Malmesbury.Plan should also include possible remedial action(or consideration
of) for Corston. 4. Parking and highways - all about Malmesbury.As above, over
the last 10 years, the number of families in Corston has increased
significantly. The A429 carves through the village and the speed limit is
rarely adhered to. Children getting the school bus to and from school or trying
to go to the park have to be accompanied across the road. The 'informal'
crossing was a waste of money as traffic is not obliged to stop so- it does
not. A proper formal crossing is long overdue and should be included in this
plan. Measures are available that would reduce the impact on neighbouring
properties.Could the S106 funding improve the transport link to the villages as
well? 5. My most pressing concern is the idea of a presumption of support for
'infill' or 'windfall' development.Mill Lane already struggles to cope with
increased traffic. Some of the pockets of land are owned by people live outside
the village. Over the past 14 years, we have successfully fought against
planning applications for 2-4 houses on a pocket of land behind our property.
These applications received objections from most of the properties in the lower
part of the lane. I would be very concerned if thisplan gave additional support
to those 'infill' applications in the lane, where there is no possibility of
widening or improving the lane to accommodate the additional traffic, and where
parking is already virtually impossible. It would be helpful if the plan could
be clear that existing planning constraints would apply to any 'infill' or
'windfall' housing applications.If any of the above or the attached is
unreadable or needs further explanation, please feel free to contact me on
07841110173. Many thanks for the opportunity to contribute.Tracy
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.