On the whole I approve of the plan process and its proposals I think the
education solution that has been achieved is a good one so long as the plan
progresses and the town is not swamped by houses. Although I do not see a need
for an additional supermarket I am happy to accept that most people in
Malmesbury (as revealed by the Neighbourhood Survey) do. The Sainsburys
solution on the Garden Centre site would according to the independent retail
survey put the businesses in the high street in jeopardy. It would also mean the
end of the Garden Centre, which I believe is quite popular. Nobody can travel to
this site on foot either. The Waitrose proposal at the Avon Mills site seems to
be better. The store is food only and provides car parking which could alleviate
the pressure on parking in Cross Hayes. It would appear that Waitrose has tried
to accommodate the wishes of the community and of the Council in terms of flood
mitigation. For those who don't shop at Waitrose not all their stores are the
same and it now price matches over 7000 items and are apparently challenging
Tesco in some areas. Let's hope they do that in Malmesbury and put the CooP
under pressure. I like the proposed sites for new housing in the north west of
the town but I feel the sites around Burton Hill are contentious and will need
careful detail planning and further consultation.
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.