wanted to say a very big thank you to you for the enormous amount of work that
you have put in to develop a plan that will help maintain, and enhance, the
beauty and character of our wonderful town.
did find the consultation process you have been through to be excellent. Any
town, and ours is no different, is a complex ecosystem in which the many
constituent parts have to function smoothly together for the whole entity to
prosper. The way that you presented such a wide range of complex issues, showing
their interrelatedness, but simplifying the narrative so it was possible to
understand the key points, was exemplary.
Thirdly, I would like to state my strong support for the plan you have developed. My
specific comments are below:
- Our town
was established in the year 880. We need to be thinking about the future of our
town not just for now, but for many many future generations to come.
stock in the UK turns over, I think, at about 1-2% per year. This means that
across the UK, something like 80% of the homes we will be living in in 2050 have
already been built. This gives us a profound steer for our actions now. The
decisions we make in the coming months, in respect of housing and other
development in the town, will be with us for decades to come. We will not be
able to undo them. And if these decisions spoil the atmosphere of our town we,
and our successors, will rue the day we made them. This is the reason that the
Neighbourhood Plan is so important.
aspects of the plan I applaud include, the decision to maintain the vibrancy of
the High Street (through resisting out of town supermarkets/superstores);
allowing a sensible amount of housing development but in the right places (and
reflecting changing demographics, but not detracting from the views from the
town and our walks, or have adverse environmental impact, or exacerbate some of
the problems we are currently living with, such as the shortage of parking);
care of our heritage - and ensuring that this, and our own modern impacts, are
worthy of being passed on.
So, to reiterate, I support the plan and would like to see it
We are lucky to have among us people with the talent and dedication to have developed such a
complex and high quality plan. Thank you again for your hard work on our
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.