3.2. Policies for a prosperous town starting p 35. I support wholeheartedly the intentions
expressed for the High St/ Lower High St but the area near the mirror is also
important, can anything be done to make the shops there more viable? There have
been a number of closures here within recent years. On p 37 there is a photo of
a vibrant and attractive Market Cross area, sadly it rarely looks like this. A
regular market would be a good move, but the area needs to be generally more
attractive. I know at least one shop owner has offered to get sponsorship for
tubs of flowers, can this be followed up? Waiting on the seat recently all I
could see was rubbish bins and parked cars. I know Malmesbury never has
enough parking but the spaces in the market cross are a 'drop in the ocean' and
less parking and more flowers/ seats would be pleasant for tourists and local
people alike and I believe the advantages would more than compensate for a few
parking spaces lost. It's an historic and potentially beautiful area -
let's treat it that way. 5.1.2.
Education Issues p 43 It is concluded that a new primary school is not
'required' as a result of the --- 261 new homes 'to be developed'. However
there are already insufficient places with children having to be taken outside
the town and new homes will exacerbate this problem. To make our excellent
Malmesbury Primary School bigger does not seem to me an appropriate long term
solution. BIGGER IS NOT ALWAYS BETTER for primary
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.
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