The Avenue, Wingerworth

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Comment

Consultation Draft (February 2017)

Representation ID: 4996

Received: 28/03/2017

Respondent: Chesterfield Gospel Hall Trust

Representation Summary:

Amend as follows

4.43 The Local Transport Plan sets out future proposals for new infrastructure and includes an A61-A617 Avenue link road as a longer term County Council project. However, this plan recognises the strategic potential of the infrastructure investment to the economic and social wellbeing of the area and the Council will take every opportunity to lead and facilitate its delivery.

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Sub-Regional Target:
Add: S3 - Recognise the economic and social importance of the A61/A617 link road and the importance that this project has to the sub-region and place all importance on any opportunities to lead and ultimately facilitate the provision of this vital piece of infrastructure within as short a time frame as possible.


4.43:
Amend as follows

4.43 The Local Transport Plan sets out future proposals for new infrastructure and includes an A61-A617 Avenue link road as a longer term County Council project. However, this plan recognises the strategic potential of the infrastructure investment to the economic and social wellbeing of the area and the Council will take every opportunity to lead and facilitate its delivery.

Policy SS4:
Amend as follows

h) Do not prejudice the construction of a link road from the A61 to A617 and take every opportunity to lead and facilitate its delivery.

Generally:
Overall a very balanced and well thought out document. The only comment is that insufficient emphasis is placed on bold proposals to alleviate the situation on the A61. We would strongly recommend a working together with Chesterfield Borough Council on these issues.































Comment

Consultation Draft (February 2017)

Representation ID: 6473

Received: 07/04/2017

Respondent: Mr David Wilson

Representation Summary:

The capacity of the road network, notably the A61 between Wingerworth and Chesterfield, is without doubt inadequate and would be unable to cope with the increased traffic flow caused by up to 1,100 new homes on the Avenue site, 172 to the rear of 1-59 Adlington Avenue, and the significant number planned for the site at Wingerworth opposite the end of Mill Lane that is currently shown as a settlement gap in the February 2017 version of the Draft Local Plan.
Also concerned about toxicity of the land.

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Subject: NEDDC February 2017 Draft Local Plan Consultation - Comments

1.Local Plan Objectives

1.1The development needs of the district should be met in a sustainable way, as far as possible. Accordingly, it is maintained that the proposed development on greenbelt land can in no way be considered to be 'sustainable'. Developing greenbelt land should only be considered as a last resort, where there are no other suitable alternative options. This is certainly not the case in the February 2017 version of the Draft Plan. Plans to develop greenbelt land should therefore be scrapped and replaced by plans to develop areas that are more sustainable, particularly the South Sub-Area, as envisaged in the February 2015 version of the Draft Local Plan.

1.2The economic benefits of development should be aimed at regenerating the settlements within the district itself, as opposed to benefitting adjacent settlements in other local authority areas. Accordingly, it is maintained that substantial development in Dronfield, Eckington, Killamarsh and Renishaw is highly likely to benefit the adjacent local authority areas of: Sheffield, Rotherham, Bolsover and Chesterfield, more than the NEDDC local authority area itself. Switching the focus of the housing development back to the more sustainable South Sub-Area, as envisaged in the February 2015 version of the Draft Plan, would ensure that far more of the economic benefits of development are used to regenerate the settlements in the NEDDC local authority area itself.

2.Proposed Housing Development on Greenbelt Land

2.1The comments at 1.1 also apply here.

3.Proposed Housing Development on the former Biwater Site

3.1 This site has previously suffered from high levels of toxicity and despite
attempts to clean it up, there will always be a stigma attached to it, particularly by people who live locally, who will make up the majority of the people buying the new houses on the site. Accordingly, it is maintained that too much significance has been put on this site (and the Avenue Site - see 4.1 below) as far as housing development is concerned. Switching the focus of the housing development back to the other adjacent, sustainable settlements in the South Sub-Area, as envisaged in the February 2015 version of the Draft Plan, would certainly alleviate these concerns about toxicity.

4.Proposed Housing Development on the Avenue site

4.1The comments at 3.1 also apply here.

4.2The capacity of the road network, notably the A61 between Wingerworth and Chesterfield, is without doubt inadequate and would be unable to cope with the increased traffic flow caused by up to 1,100 new homes on the Avenue site, 172 to the rear of 1-59 Adlington Avenue, and the significant number planned for the site at Wingerworth opposite the end of Mill Lane that is currently shown as a settlement gap in the February 2017 version of the Draft Local Plan.

5.Proposed Housing Development on Land at Dronfield

5.1Dronfield is already a relatively prosperous settlement and is located close to Sheffield and other local authority areas. In addition, 100% of the total number of new homes proposed for Dronfield (860) are planned to be built on greenbelt land. Accordingly, the comments at 1.1 and 1.2 undoubtedly apply here.

6.Proposed Housing Development on Land at Eckington

6.1Although probably slightly less prosperous than Dronfield, Eckington is also located relatively close to Sheffield and other local authority areas. In addition, 435 out of the proposed 553 new homes (i.e. 79%) are planned to be built on greenbelt land. Accordingly, the comments at 1.1 and 1.2 also definitely apply here.

7.Proposed Housing Development on Land at Killamarsh

7.1Killamarsh is located extremely close to several other local authority areas. In addition, 560 out of the proposed 618 new homes (i.e. 91%) are planned to be built on greenbelt land. Accordingly, the comments at 1.1 and 1.2 also unquestionably apply here.

7.2It is understood that other adjacent local authority areas are planning to build about 3000 new homes around the areas that border with Killamarsh. It is understood that the road network is old and inadequate, and that it is unlikely to be able to cope with the increased demands caused by these massive house building plans, without significant and proportionate infrastructure enhancements.

7.3It is understood that the vast majority of the homes are proposed to be built on land described as 'high-risk' because of the extensive prevalence of former underground coal mining workings from both deep and opencast mines in the area.

8.Proposed housing development on land at Renishaw

8.1Renishaw is also located extremely close to several other local authority areas. In addition, 100% of the proposed 270 new homes are planned to be built on greenbelt land. Accordingly, the comments at 1.1 and 1.2 definitely also apply here.

I trust these comments are helpful.

Comment

Consultation Draft (February 2017)

Representation ID: 6483

Received: 07/04/2017

Respondent: Paul Wilson

Representation Summary:

The capacity of the road network, notably the A61 between Wingerworth and Chesterfield, is without doubt inadequate and would be unable to cope with the increased traffic flow caused by up to 1,100 new homes on the Avenue site, 172 to the rear of 1-59 Adlington Avenue, and the significant number planned for the site at Wingerworth opposite the end of Mill Lane that is currently shown as a settlement gap in the February 2017 version of the Draft Local Plan.
Also concerned about toxicity of the land.

Full text:

Subject: NEDDC February 2017 Draft Local Plan Consultation - Comments

1.Local Plan Objectives

1.1The development needs of the district should be met in a sustainable way, as far as possible. Accordingly, it is maintained that the proposed development on greenbelt land can in no way be considered to be 'sustainable'. Developing greenbelt land should only be considered as a last resort, where there are no other suitable alternative options. This is certainly not the case in the February 2017 version of the Draft Plan. Plans to develop greenbelt land should therefore be scrapped and replaced by plans to develop areas that are more sustainable, particularly the South Sub-Area, as envisaged in the February 2015 version of the Draft Local Plan.

1.2The economic benefits of development should be aimed at regenerating the settlements within the district itself, as opposed to benefitting adjacent settlements in other local authority areas. Accordingly, it is maintained that substantial development in Dronfield, Eckington, Killamarsh and Renishaw is highly likely to benefit the adjacent local authority areas of: Sheffield, Rotherham, Bolsover and Chesterfield, more than the NEDDC local authority area itself. Switching the focus of the housing development back to the more sustainable South Sub-Area, as envisaged in the February 2015 version of the Draft Plan, would ensure that far more of the economic benefits of development are used to regenerate the settlements in the NEDDC local authority area itself.

2.Proposed Housing Development on Greenbelt Land

2.1The comments at 1.1 also apply here.

3.Proposed Housing Development on the former Biwater Site

3.1 This site has previously suffered from high levels of toxicity and despite
attempts to clean it up, there will always be a stigma attached to it, particularly by people who live locally, who will make up the majority of the people buying the new houses on the site. Accordingly, it is maintained that too much significance has been put on this site (and the Avenue Site - see 4.1 below) as far as housing development is concerned. Switching the focus of the housing development back to the other adjacent, sustainable settlements in the South Sub-Area, as envisaged in the February 2015 version of the Draft Plan, would certainly alleviate these concerns about toxicity.

4. Proposed Housing Development on the Avenue site

4.1 The comments at 3.1 also apply here.

4.2 The capacity of the road network, notably the A61 between Wingerworth and Chesterfield, is without doubt inadequate and would be unable to cope with the increased traffic flow caused by up to 1,100 new homes on the Avenue site, 172 to the rear of 1-59 Adlington Avenue, and the significant number planned for the site at Wingerworth opposite the end of Mill Lane that is currently shown as a settlement gap in the February 2017 version of the Draft Local Plan.

5.Proposed Housing Development on Land at Dronfield

5.1Dronfield is already a relatively prosperous settlement and is located close to Sheffield and other local authority areas. In addition, 100% of the total number of new homes proposed for Dronfield (860) are planned to be built on greenbelt land. Accordingly, the comments at 1.1 and 1.2 undoubtedly apply here.

6.Proposed Housing Development on Land at Eckington

6.1Although probably slightly less prosperous than Dronfield, Eckington is also located relatively close to Sheffield and other local authority areas. In addition, 435 out of the proposed 553 new homes (i.e. 79%) are planned to be built on greenbelt land. Accordingly, the comments at 1.1 and 1.2 also definitely apply here.

7.Proposed Housing Development on Land at Killamarsh

7.1Killamarsh is located extremely close to several other local authority areas. In addition, 560 out of the proposed 618 new homes (i.e. 91%) are planned to be built on greenbelt land. Accordingly, the comments at 1.1 and 1.2 also unquestionably apply here.

7.2It is understood that other adjacent local authority areas are planning to build about 3000 new homes around the areas that border with Killamarsh. It is understood that the road network is old and inadequate, and that it is unlikely to be able to cope with the increased demands caused by these massive house building plans, without significant and proportionate infrastructure enhancements.

7.3It is understood that the vast majority of the homes are proposed to be built on land described as 'high-risk' because of the extensive prevalence of former underground coal mining workings from both deep and opencast mines in the area.

8.Proposed housing development on land at Renishaw

8.1Renishaw is also located extremely close to several other local authority areas. In addition, 100% of the proposed 270 new homes are planned to be built on greenbelt land. Accordingly, the comments at 1.1 and 1.2 definitely also apply here.

I trust these comments are helpful.