1.1.7 – I like the fact that the need for development is understood but also
that it should meet the needs of the community and environment. I especially
like the proposal to limit development to below the 85m contour to preserve the
image of the abbey, and also keep the important rain water aquifer entry
soakaways ‘concrete free’.5.3.4 – I like the fact that the Worthies should
remain a valued open space for the public. This area above the 85m contour is
the perfect foreground to the acropolistic abbey in terms of views and town
image. In addition the area has many happy family memories of kites, sledging
and walking. This is a family and community gem that must be preserved by
covenant. 8.2.5 –I like the concept of ways to improve local spaces. However,
local people must be involved in the process. For example the triangle must also
be developed to protect the safety of the many children and youths that use St
Mary’s hall for Guides, Brownies etc; Parents have possible solution to the
problem of picking-up and dropping-off kids at this busy part of town. Their
ideas need to be considered as it is a community plan. Perhaps this section
should state that ideas to improve local spaces will be sourced from the
community in addition to the usual formal channels. The great ‘blue-sky’
solution may be from a child at the local school not from a council planning
office. 5.8 – I like the fact that besides looking to preserve Malmesbury’s
historic past the plan also looks to the future. Superfast broadband is
essential for businesses in the high street or at home to give a large sales
reach. In addition the town should foster this image of ‘new within old’
especially given that the town has a very prominent high tech, visionary company
based in it.
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.