The following comments are made on behalf of Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd.
Vol 1, Section 3.1.3, Page 32 The allocation of the Avon Mills site for supermarket
development is inappropriate since it fails to give sufficient weight to the
strongly-expressed objections to development on that site by English Heritage
and others. Those objections state that supermarket development on the site will
cause substantial harm to important heritage assets- the conservation area, the
immediate settings of listed buildings and the strategic setting of the town as
a whole. These are significant objections that emphatically underline the
inappropriateness of development on this site. Notwithstanding the above, the
proposed wording of Policy 6 'Permission will be given to develop a supermarket
on the Avon Mills site’ is considered to be inappropriate. It is the role of
Wiltshire Council to scrutinise planning applications and grant planning
permission if appropriate. It is noted that the phrasing of Policy 6 contrasts
with that of, for example, Policy 1 (page 15) which 'allocates' sites for
Vol 1, Section 3.2.4, Page 36 The proposed extensions
to Secondary Frontage shown in the plan on Page 36 are wholly inappropriate and
cannot be justified by evidence on the ground. The frontages concerned are
almost entirely residential in use and character and are accordingly almost
wholly devoid of commercial uses or town centre activity. The existing limits to
Secondary Frontage should be retained.
Vol 1, Section 4.1.4,
Page 40 In continuing the allocation of the Crudwell Road (Garden Centre) site for
employment development, the Plan should acknowledge the practical consequences
of the existence of a long-established retail use occupying part of that site.
The Plan should recognise, the potential for retail-led mixed use development as
the most likely way to deliver significant employment opportunities, including
those in B-class uses, in this allocated Principal Employment Area. Accordingly,
the Plan should make explicit provision for such mixed use development including
the retention of retail use on part of the site.
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.