We have seen the Malmesbury Neighbourhood Plan. We
have no objections to the draft plan. The recognition in the plan to the
housing needs (more elderly housing; more small dwellings- first time buyers
and houses for shared ownership) are positive decisions. The recommended
supermarket site behind Avon Mills we fully support. As dog walkers and
residents of Corston we would like to make some more local comments. The plan
recommends a minimum number of infill house building for Corston ( less than
10). Any development in Corston and Malmesbury will mean more vehicles along
the A 429 through our village. The village is already under pressure from
vehicles travelling through, many in excess of 30 miles per hour. A high
percentage of these vehicles are heavy goods ( articulated and in excess of 20
tonnes). They use the A 429 as a link from the M4 to the M5. There is a sign at
Junction 17 asking heavy vehicles to go to Junction 18 and use the A46
unfortunately this signage is ignored. We are members of the 'speed watch' team
in our village, in this capacity we have counted the vehicles passing several
times. We estimate there are approximately 70,000 vehicle movements through our
village each week. In the 14 years of living here we have seen many road
accidents. there are two bad bends one by the pub and the other on the bridge.
the bridge in particular has been the scene of many accidents - four in the
past 12 months. high speeds and increased vehicle movements will only lead to
more accidents. A major accident is inevitable. We can only hope it does not
involve a pedestrian - a dog walker ( we are but two of many dog walkers). The
plan appears to have considered infrastructure needs (school, sport facilities,
retail etc), however the adequacy of the roads in Malmesbury and surrounding
villages does not appear to have been
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.