Comments regarding the draft plan: New housing - I think it is a very good idea
to place new housing behind Dyson and near to the current primary school so
families with children of primary school age are able to walk to school reducing
traffic congestion within the town. I am pleased to see that housing provision
is being made for older residents in the town near to the health centre and at
the Burnham House site. Primary school provision - I support the proposal to
extend the existing outstanding primary school and the inclusion of the
Malmesbury Tennis Club within the school grounds as this would encourage greater
access to sport by pupils at the school. It would be much cheaper and quicker
to extend an existing school with existing infrastructure and expertise then
starting from scratch on a new site within the town at a time when Wiltshire
County Council is making financial cutbacks. Technology park near Dyson - an
excellent idea to encourage job creation in our town and capitalise on the
expertise that already exists in the town because of Dyson. Supermarket - I
would favour a Waitrose supermarket on the current Co-op site at the bottom of
Tetbury Hill. There already exists a Co-op store in the town centre. A Waitrose
supermarket within the town would lead to increased footfall for the High
Street, while the proposed Sainsbury site at Nurdens Garden centre is too far
from the town centre to get shoppers out of their cars and visiting the High
Street. Station Road industrial area - I would favour the industrial units that
are in this area being relocated to the proposed technology park by the Dyson
factory, and for this area by the river to be developed as a landscaped park
area with cafe. State of the roads in Malmesbury - a number of busy key roads
within the town are in a poor state of disrepair and urgently need to be
resurfaced, especially if more houses are going to be built. The maintenance of
existing infrastructure needs to be given a higher priority in the draft plan.
Our town needs to plan for future development and a massive thank you is
extended to all those who have taken part in creating the draft plan. It is
vital that the residents of this town be able to control future development and
to fight against proposals from developers who want to ignore the key proposals
of the draft plan. The successful implementation of the draft plan would set an
important national precedent that local democracy cannot be ignored.
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.