First, can I applaud the hard work that has gone into putting this plan together and the
efforts that have been gone to in putting it out to consultation. It’s a credit
to those involved.
Having read many comments and without wanting to duplicate, I would like to say the
1. It seems sensible that the Cooperative, which suffers from a lack of competition, could
do with a Waitrose in the town, however, it seems sensible that the Coop at
Station Yard is taken over by Waitrose rather than building yet another store.
The current proposed Waitrose site is not on the edge of the town centre and,
even then, it is a substantial up-hill climb with heavy shopping and will result
in people driving to Waitrose. I do not, however, agree with using the garden
centre for a supermarket either.
2. If we have to build 270 new homes, why are we not thinking afresh about how to build
them, so that they properly benefit the local community and local builders? Why
can’t we propose a cooperative based self build scheme which allows local
residents and local builders to construct their homes to an agreed Malmesbury
specification on a site or sites allocated for housing. The infrastructure
(roads, drainage and other utilities) could be built on mass for the scheme,
which would reduce one major issue for self-build schemes. The plots could be
designed to best fit the shape of the plot and a variety of house types and
sizes and then sold individually, possibly with a maximum house size for a plot
based on plot size in a way which recoups the infrastructure costs and the value
of the land. This would promote local builders, the local economy and enable
people to build homes which are properly fit for
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.