Question 24

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Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9184

Received: 05/01/2019

Respondent: Mrs Susan Boam

Representation:

Only safe play area for children on greenways.

Full text:

proposed traveller site..this area is the only available childrens play area away from traffic on this estate. The estate has always been ignored for transport local etc. After 0ver 50yrs a safer crossing has been installed on the A61. I have lived in that area and continue to care for many elderly residents who still live there. That is the only area for children to play safe for all the residents. The A61 is a nightmare for drivers to get in and out and that was before Rykneld moved to mill lane. The current level of new building in that and surrounding area is unbelievable. I do not see that amount of builing in Wingerworth say around the church..Avondale Rd, Swathick lane to name but a few.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9198

Received: 11/01/2019

Respondent: Miss Denise Robinson

Representation:

...redacted... - new estate with large population of young children, taking valuable, safe playing area

Full text:

I have recently moved to the area with 3 young children. I choose this area due to its community. The new housing estate is a safe place for my children to play and part of that includes the proposed field on greenways.
...redacted... This is one of only 2 play areas that keep children safe from playing near busy roads, taking this land would be an injustice to the people that live here.

...redacted...

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9200

Received: 12/01/2019

Respondent: Mr John Winter

Representation:

The access is dangerous, and this in one of the few unspoilt areas left in the area because of huge developments. The infrastructure cannot cope with more people.

Full text:

The access is dangerous, and this in one of the few unspoilt areas left in the area because of huge developments. The infrastructure cannot cope with more people.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9201

Received: 12/01/2019

Respondent: Mr John Winter

Representation:

Yet another piece of green land would be lost to Wingerworth. Why Wingerworth? Why not Holymoorside which has escaped new development recently and has no pressure on the roads, school etc? It seems most inappropriate considering the current traffic problems on the A61 even before the mass of new development permitted in Wimgerworth is built, whilst Holymoorside remains blissfully in the shadows.

Nancy Winter

Full text:

Yet another piece of green land would be lost to Wingerworth. Why Wingerworth? Why not Holymoorside which has escaped new development recently and has no pressure on the roads, school etc? It seems most inappropriate considering the current traffic problems on the A61 even before the mass of new development permitted in Wimgerworth is built, whilst Holymoorside remains blissfully in the shadows.

Nancy Winter

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9205

Received: 14/01/2019

Respondent: Mr Matthew Beal

Representation:

The site is currently used for children and people exercising dogs in a safe road free area. The site also contains a footpath into the nearby housing estate which appears to be lost under the proposed changes. It seems that additional access to the A61 will be required which is a road already fraught with problems with additional access for the new housing estate also being added just down from the blind crest this is a potential hazard.

Full text:

The site is currently used for children and people exercising dogs in a safe road free area. The site also contains a footpath into the nearby housing estate which appears to be lost under the proposed changes. It seems that additional access to the A61 will be required which is a road already fraught with problems with additional access for the new housing estate also being added just down from the blind crest this is a potential hazard.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9207

Received: 14/01/2019

Respondent: Mrs Linda Joynes

Representation:

The site is too small it would result in noise nuisance and invasion of privacy this area is already losing enough green space

Full text:

The site is too small it would result in noise nuisance and invasion of privacy this area is already losing enough green space

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9208

Received: 15/01/2019

Respondent: Mr Alastair McNeill

Representation:

I would like to object to the proposed location along the A61. The Wingerworth area has already been subject to a significant amount of development with the Brailsford Park Development, The Avenue and Hanging Banks. The local facilities are already at capacity and further development should not be permitted in the area.

Full text:

I would like to object to the proposed location along the A61. The Wingerworth area has already been subject to a significant amount of development with the Brailsford Park Development, The Avenue and Hanging Banks. The local facilities are already at capacity and further development should not be permitted in the area.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9209

Received: 07/01/2019

Respondent: E Chels

Representation:

Summary done by Officer.
The piece of land is completely unsustainable for a traveller site, it is already used by local residents for recreation. It would add unnecessary stress to otherwise poorly maintained roads and verges. It would add more traffic to an already busy derby road, and make roads more dangerous. It would mean that the residents would have to expose their children to more roadside emissions as they walk around the busy crowded estate.
Much green land around the estate and village has already been lost. This site is not appropriate or safe and will destroy a small, already suffering area.

Full text:

I am writing in regards to the proposed Traveller site on Greenway, Wingerworth. I am a 28 year old soon to be mother of 2, and I have lived in my house on Greenway all my life. I have played on the fields, wandered the estate, and watched how development has changed the area for the worse. What used to be beautiful green fields and vast playing areas have been turned into ugly modern housing sites. I have watched the roads go from quiet and safe, to full and dangerous. With the council offices just up the road you would think the roads and verges would be properly maintained on our little estate, they are not. The traffic that now flows through our estate from the A61 and the new houses is dangerous. I struggle to see up and down my street when crossing with my pram due to the sheer number of residential cars either parked or passing. I cannot allow my children to play on their own street like I once did and that saddens me.

The tiny little patch of green at the end of my road is one blessing we have left. A small green haven, for my children and dog to run around. It offers a brief change from walking on the roadside.

In my opinion this piece of land is completely unsustainable for a traveller site. It would add uncessecary stress to our otherwise poorly maintained roads and verges. It would add more traffic to an already busy derby road, and make my small little estate even more dangerous to manoeuvre. It would mean that the residents would have to expose their children to more roadside emissions as they walk around the busy crowded estate.

We have already lost so much green land around our estate and village. And even thinking that this site is suitable for a traveller site just shows how much the council knows about it's own residential areas. Having a 'walk around' is not enough. Please listen to your residents, this is not appropriate or safe and will destroy a small, already suffering area.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9214

Received: 14/02/2019

Respondent: Mr & Mrs H M Butler

Representation:

Summary by Officer.

The site is not big enough for use as a traveller site, as it needs clear space around the perimeter and between vehicles to comply with fire regulation, clear safe access for emergency vehicles and bin lorries, access road, parking spaces and turning areas.

The site would need to be lit all night to allow safe movement. This would add to light pollution for the site residents and surrounding homes.

The entrance of the proposed site is directly opposite the curzon park housing development entrance, This would effectively make that part of the A61 into a four way junction, near a blind bend. The A61 is a very busy road and adding even more traffic would be dangerous.

The residents of the site would be overlooked offering little privacy for site residents and existing residents. Vehicle noise transference from the A61 would be far greater in a trailer or caravan.

Full text:

My objections to the proposed traveller site on greenway wingerworth are as follows..


The site is simply not big enough for use as a traveller site.

It would not be able to accommodate everything a traveller site needs.

E.g. disabled accessible shower and toilet block.

Clear space around the site perimeter and between trailers and vehicles to comply with fire regulation.

Clear safe access for emergency vehicles and bin lorries.

A road wide enough for two vehicles to pass each other.

Parking spaces and safe areas for turning.



The site would need to be lit all night to allow safe movement of vehicles and site residents,also to protect any pedestrians using the footpath that crosses the proposed site.

This would add to light pollution for the site residents and surrounding homes.



The entrance of the proposed site is directly opposite the curzon park housing development entrance,

This would effectively make that part of the A61 into a four way junction, when heading south that is a blind bend.

The A61 is a very busy road and adding even more traffic to it at that point would be dangerous.



The residents of the site would be overlooked on all four sides offering little to no privacy for the site residents and existing residents.

Vehicle noise transference from cars and lorries using the A61 would be far greater in a trailer or caravan.

Road pollution and noise will only increase when new residents move into the housing development opposite.

There is no support for this proposal.

The local residents don't support it, the travelling community doesn't support it, the Highways agency don't support it.

And even the NEDDC who proposed it in the first place don't support it.



The Greenway site is completely

Inappropriate for use as a traveller site and should never have been included.

Some councillors seemed genuinely surprised when they realised they had forgotten the 200 plus homes currently under construction opposite the Greenway site. In the NEDDC planning department

The left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing..

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9215

Received: 09/01/2019

Respondent: Mr James Thomson

Representation:

I believe that the proposed access via Derby Road (A61 south) will potentially be extremely dangerous.
The traffic is already busy in the mornings and will get even busier when the housing development across the road is completed. Added to that is the Avenue development which will further increase traffic flow on the A61. Having an access road at the bottom of a hill and on a corner is a "recipe for disaster".

Full text:

Dear sir, please be aware that I object to this proposal and would like to have my objection logged in your system.
...redacted... I believe that the proposed access via Derby Road (A61 south) will potentially be extremely dangerous.
The traffic is already busy in the mornings and will get even busier when the housing development across the road is completed. Added to that is the Avenue development which will further increase traffic flow on the A61. Having an access road at the bottom of a hill and on a corner is a "recipe for disaster".

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9216

Received: 10/01/2019

Respondent: Mr Steve Lewis

Representation:

Summary by Officer.
1.Scale, design and location of site is inappropriate and financially unviable. Main Road already overloaded with traffic due to existing development, further development will exasperate this. Financially it's unviable to develop the site for only four pitches when larger brownfield sites would provide better value for money.
2.Local utilities are already under strain. Chance of increased flooding, which Hanging Banks as already demonstrated, will make the site inappropriate, unsustainable and impracticable.
3.Difficult to understand how this overdeveloped area, and the strain being placed on it due insufficient logistics can be considered, when more suitable brownfield areas aren't, or weren't identified due to lack of research.

Full text:

With regard to the above proposed site at the top of Greenway with direct access from the A61 Chesterfield Road I would ask that the following comments be noted.
1. The scale, design and location of such a site is both inappropriate and financially unviable. This main arterial Road is already overloaded with traffic due to the indiscriminate development in the Wingerworth area and further development will exsaperat the situation even further. Financially is it really viable to develope a site for only four pitches, when a larger brown field site would provide better value for money.
2. Local utilities are already under strain and the chance of increased flooding, which the delopment of the Hanging Banks site as already demonstrated, will make such a site inappropriate, unsustainable and impracticable.
3. I find it extremely difficult to understand that this already over developed area and the strain being placed on it due insufficient logistics can even be considered for such a site and that more suitable brown field areas are either not being considered or simply have not been identified due to a lack of research.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9217

Received: 10/01/2019

Respondent: Adam & Louise Foot

Representation:

We'd like to raise our objections to the proposed traveller site at Greenways Wingerworth.

Wingerworth is being challenged in lots of ways at the minute with increased housing and crime.

Our objections to the traveller site are as follows: 
Crime - burglaries, car thefts, drug use
Pressure on local amenities - roads, bus routes etc. School places - already short supply. 
Decrease in house values.

We strongly oppose to the site and would like this to be noted as our objection.

Full text:

We'd like to raise our objections to the proposed traveller site at Greenways Wingerworth.

Wingerworth is being challenged in lots of ways at the minute with increased housing and crime.

Our objections to the traveller site are as follows: 
Crime - burglaries, car thefts, drug use - ...redacted...
Pressure on local amenities - roads, bus routes etc. School places - already short supply. 
Decrease in house values.

We strongly oppose to the site and would like this to be noted as our objection.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9224

Received: 15/01/2019

Respondent: Mr Simon Minter

Representation:

I have a couple of items I want to report on 1 very serious the other trivial.I will start with the latter our street has for a few weeks now not had the 2 lights working at the top of the road can you arrange for these to be repaired. The more serious topic is the consultation for a gypsy/ traveller site to be built on land off greenway. This site borders established brick built residential properties, and to put such a site on this land would not be in keeping with the local area. This plan must not be allowed to come to fruition.

Full text:

I have a couple of items I want to report on 1 very serious the other trivial.I will start with the latter our street has for a few weeks now not had the 2 lights working at the top of the road can you arrange for these to be repaired. The more serious topic is the consultation for a gypsy/ traveller site to be built on land off greenway. This site borders established brick built residential properties, and to put such a site on this land would not be in keeping with the local area. This plan must not be allowed to come to fruition.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9233

Received: 12/01/2019

Respondent: Liberal Democrats

Representation:

Summary and Element by Officer.

-Land left in perpetuity to the children of the Adlington estate, NEDDC have no right to include tit in their local plan. Their claim to Absolute Title would need to be established ahead of inclusion as a potential site.
-Site is a well-used amenity.
-Historic applications on site dismissed due to access issues and amenity value.
-Unacceptable density on site both for those using the pitch and those neighbouring the site.

Full text:

* It's believed that NEDDC maintain Qualified Title/Trustee status of the land, which was left in perpetuity to the children of the Adlington estate by the late Samuel Sales, therefore NEDDC have no right to include the site in their local plan. Their claim to Absolute Title would need to be established ahead of inclusion as a potential site.
* The land is a well-used amenity and has been, by right, since the construction of the Greenway, Halcyon Approach, Mill Crescent and Adlington Avenue estate.
* The only possible vehicular access to the site is from the A61. The proposed access would be on a blind bend, immediately after the brow of Cottage Hill. This presents a significant hazard to road users, pedestrians and potential site users.
* It is understood that a historic application to site play equipment on the land was rejected on the grounds that vehicles would be unable to safely access the location to site the equipment.
* It is known that a historic application to graze horses on the land, by Mrs L Redfern of Mill Crescent was declined owing the site's amenity status as a children's play area.
* Manoeuvring the combination of caravan and vehicle within the designated area would be extremely difficult and would involve several 'shunts' especially if other vans and caravans were already in place. This takes into account that it looks like the council propose to remove the uppermost hedge. If the footpath remains it would place the public at risk as when positioning a van/caravan combination it is impossible to have all round vision without at least two 'banksmen'.
* Utilising the land for semi-residential pitches would constitute both an infringement of privacy and noise nuisance both to those using the site and those neighbouring it.
* The proposal is to site four pitches. This would be an unacceptable density both for those using the pitch and those neighbouring the site.
* There are drainage concerns, given that existing problems from surrounding developments are causing surface water flooding. Any potential additional hard-surfacing would increase the level of surface water flooding.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9236

Received: 02/02/2019

Respondent: Mr & Mrs B Shepherd

Representation:

The village has been overwhelmed due to lack of a local plan to support a sustainable growth of housing. The addition of a traveller site is neglecting the wants of the people in the village and the practicalities of what the local communications and road networks can support.

The area is already under policed and has been experiencing an uplift in crime with no local based officers to support the village community. The addition of more people will not help.

The roads are already inadequate along Derby Road - additional traffic will undoubtedly over stretch the network even further

Full text:

I would like to register our complaint and objection at the inappropriate Wingerworth site proposed for use as a traveller site.

The village has been overwhelmed due to lack of a local plan to support a sustainable growth of housing. The addition of a traveller site is neglecting the wants of the people in the village and the practicalities of what the local communications and road networks can support.

The area is already under policed and has been experiencing an uplift in crime with no local based officers to support the village community. The addition of more people will not help.

The roads are already inadequate along Derby Road - additional traffic will undoubtedly over stretch the network even further.

If there is any other forum through which we need to register our objections please make us aware.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9239

Received: 12/01/2019

Respondent: Mr Darrel Widdeson

Representation:

Summary by Officer.

Site needs to accommodate the needs of both travellers and existing residents.

Site is too small, caravans would result in an unacceptable density, noise nuisance and invasion of privacy - for those using the site and for the immediate neighbours.

Land originally designated as a play area for children, regularly used by residents as a play area and footpath. Site could be covered by a legacy covenant.

Many homes are being built within a one-mile radius of the proposed site this is rapidly changing the area in to that of an overdeveloped one rather than rural.

The Wingerworth area has reduced availability of police officers and increasing levels of crime.

This site would be too small to accommodate self employed activities, which need storage space.

Full text:

I wish to strongly object to the proposed site for the following reasons,

1. The site needs to accommodate the needs of both travellers and existing residents
2. The site is too small. The site is little more than a large domestic plot and use by any number of caravans would result in an unacceptable density, noise nuisance and invasion of privacy - for those intending to use the site and for the immediate neighbours.
3. The land was originally designated as a play area for children living on the Adlington Estate. It is regularly used by residents as a play area and footpath; so, to change that usage, would remove a valuable amenity from the community.
4. The site could be covered by a legacy covenant exists over the site prohibiting its use for anything other than by the children of the local estate, Investigations are being carried out to ascertain the validity
5. The only possible vehicle access would be direct from the A61 - a road which is already struggling to cope with the current volume of traffic - meaning that access to and from the site would be, at best, problematic and, at worst, dangerous.
6. Thousands of new homes are being built within a one-mile radius of the proposed site this is rapidly changing the area in to that of an overdeveloped one rather than rural.
7. I understood that a historic application to install play equipment to the site was refused because of the lack of appropriate vehicular access. It would therefore nonsense for the Council to suggest that more regular vehicle movements could be accommodated.
8. The Liberal Democrats and Wingerworth Parish Council took up with police several months ago the problem of reduced availability of officers and increasing levels of crime in the Wingerworth area area. Their resourcing permits only one additional PCSO to be allocated to whole the Wingerworth and Rural area.
9. Travellers are usually self-employed in activities such as tarmacking, tree felling etc which all need storage space. This site would be too small to accommodate all the above.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9241

Received: 11/01/2019

Respondent: Sally & Donny Lys

Representation:

Summary by Officer.

We have experienced several significant proposed changes of land use around us, from land full sites to several housing developments and industrial estates. We accept that there is a huge demand for increased housing and many areas face redevelopment. We have yet to experience the impact of this increased number of residents to this area. To propose an addition to this already fragile and developing area seems absurd and unfair.

There is already an established traveller site within a 3 mile radius of this area. What are the benefits of having another site so close in such a built up residential area?

Concerns over wider impact of resources required to support travelling communities and monitor potential issues that could occur between existing residents and travellers.

Concern over increased demand on roads, community services, oversubscribed schools.

Full text:

We would like to offer feedback to the proposed travellers site in Wingerworth.
We have been residents for the past 14 years in this area and unfortunately have experienced several significant proposed changes of land use around us, from land full sites to several housing developments and industrial estates.

We do now feel relatively adjusted to the current housing and business development taking place, obviously they are underway now anyway. We do also accept that there is a huge demand for increased housing and many areas face redevelopment.

We have yet to experience the impact of this increased number of residents to this area. However to propose an additional, somewhat controversial addition to this already fragile and developing area seems absurd and unfair.

In addition there is already an established traveller site within a 3 mile radius of this area. What are the benefits of having another site so close in such a built up residential area?? To propose another site so close seems to be a poor consideration when you consider the wider impact of the resources required to support and monitor travelling communities and the potential issues between existing residents and travellers that generally occur.

Having previously lived at Winsick, I can speak from experience of some of the many issues that arise between travellers and home owners and in comparison Winsick is a much less densely populated area than here.

The increase of yet another community to this area, albeit perhaps a smaller one, is yet another increase to the road and community services, in this area. The schools will soon already be oversubscribed from the increased housing in this area, and then also need to accommodate children from ...redacted...

To conclude, we whole heartedly suggest that the area being considered for the proposed traveller site in wingerworth is a poor choice.

Structured feedback to our points would be appreciated. In addition, general feedback of what other local residents views' to this proposal are, would also be appreciated.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9249

Received: 11/01/2019

Respondent: Mr E Browne

Representation:

Summary by Officer.

The site is too small. Concerns over dangerous access point and impact on road safety. Concern over how much space there will be on the site for the four pitches it accommodates, not suitable for the four pitches, nor enough space for self run businesses to operate from or connected storage needs.

Full text:

As a resident I feel that the land that you have shortlisted for four pitches is too small.
I have had some experience dealing with Council run traveller sites.
As a postman for over 32 years the last traveller's site I delivered to was in Sheffield, that had 16 pitches, I don't have a problem with the people, most I got on well with.

The problem I have is all the vehicles and machinery that they are going to bring with them most of the family's I deliver to had three to four vehicles each plus trailers.

Most traveller family's do multiple jobs from tarmacking to gardening to tree felling to scrap metal collection, I would like to know where they are going to store it all the site just isn't big enough.

The other problem I have is safety.

The access point for the traveller's site is onto the A61 Derby Road, the speed limit is 50mph but its on a bend heading down hill so traffic can be much faster, also we have a lot of motor bikes as we have a large motor bike shop just up the road where they all meet up and go on to Matlock.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9267

Received: 22/01/2019

Respondent: Mr Anthony O'Malley

Representation:

I would like to register my views on the proposed travellers site at Greenway Wingerworth. Although the development no longer appears to be going ahead,it still has to be confirmed by the Independent Local Planning Inspectorate. A classic case of the cart before the horse. I would like to register my opposition to this plan but finding it difficult to navigate the web site. Can you please advise accordingly. With the ongoing development in Wingerworth and the lack of facilities at Greenway this proposal is a development too far.

Full text:

I would like to register my views on the proposed travellers site at Greenway Wingerworth. Although the development no longer appears to be going ahead,it still has to be confirmed by the Independent Local Planning Inspectorate. A classic case of the cart before the horse.
I would like to register my opposition to this plan but finding it difficult to navigate the web site.
Can you please advise accordingly.
With the ongoing development in Wingerworth and the lack of facilities at Greenway this proposal is a development too far.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9286

Received: 24/01/2019

Respondent: Jean Holland

Representation:

Summary by Officer.

1. Site too small for the proposed 4 standings.
2. Nature of work that travelling communities engage in does not lend itself to being so close to a permanent residential area. The Travellers have as much right as any one to be able to earn a living and sustain their families and to deny that because of the very close proximity a mere two or three metres to residential properties would be defeating the object of providing good and appropriate housing.
3. Some Travellers feel a need to have dogs that warn them of possible encroaching dangers.
4. Horses and sometimes traps and carriages need space for grazing storing etc.

Consult with travelling families

The Gypsy and Traveller site near Hasland works well.

Full text:

In my view the land proposed is un suitable for a few reasons
1 the site is to small for the proposed 4 standings.
2 The nature of some of the work that travelling communities engage in does not lend itself to being so close ( a matter of a few feet) to a permanent residential areas. According to the Commission for racial equality Gypsy and Irish travellers THE FACTS. sub title GYPSY AND IRISH TRAVELLERS DO WORK. (internet site). Please refer. It reads as follows.
Many Gypsies and Irish travellers are now Landscape gardeners, Scrap metal dealers Tree fellers and so on .Some areTeachers Academics Health workers and others. end of quote.
The Travellers have as much right as any one to be able to earn a living and sustain their families and to deny that because of the very close proximity a mere two or three metres to residential properties would be defeating the object of providing good and appropriate housing.
3 Some Travelling families feel a need to have with them as part of their accommodation dogs that warn the travellers of possible encroaching dangers and that is not surprising taking into account the degree of resentment that they have historically had to suffer.
4 In keeping with tradition larger animals are also sometimes kept Horses ponies and sometimes traps and carriages. All of course needing space for grazing storing etc.

I Have to say that if I were a travelling person in this country I would prefer a roadside pitch than to be placed in such near vicinity to a residential estate.
Indeed I would respectfully suggest that if you are not doing so already you should consult with Travelling families at your earliest, as being set up to fail is not a good prospect even with the best of intentions.

I absolutely recognise the need for appropriate accommodation for Gypsy and Travelling people and recently visited a site in the near vicinity Hasland.
I can see that It is perfectly possible to provide such accommodation and Hasland is in my view a perfect type of site and layout, and It is plain to see that the site is dealt with by all concerned with respect as it it should be.Whether that could be replicated on a proposed site on Greenway with four vans I very much doubt. It is far too small and to near permanent residential properties as well as being a potential traffic hazard for the already increasingly used busy A61.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9288

Received: 20/01/2019

Respondent: Mrs Diana Ruff

Representation:

This proposed site has always been deemed a grassed play area for children. Some years ago a resident did ask for planning permission to graze her ponies on this land and this application was refused on these grounds, so why is it now appropriate for a Travellers Site?

This site has a Public Footpath running across it - will this be closed off to residents from the Hunloke Estate?

No proper consultation has been under taken. The Parish Council and as l understand from Planning Cabinet Members also had no knowledge of this site being included in the "Local Plan".

From what l understand the Travelling Community have not been included in any consultation process and their view is that they would prefer existing sites to be extended. There are sites within NE that could be extended.

Full text:

I would like to register my objections to the proposed Travellers Site at Greenway, Wingerworth.
I have put these in bullet point fashion.
* Access to this proposed site from the A61. The A61 is already struggling with the increase of traffic from all the new developments being built. The new access would be opposite a major new development. Even Highways have now concluded that this would be inappropriate.
* This proposed site has always been deemed a grassed play area for children. Some years ago a resident did ask for planning permission to graze her ponies on this land and this application was refused on these grounds, so why is it now appropriate for a Travellers Site?
* This site has a Public Footpath running across it - will this be closed off to residents from the Hunloke Estate?
* No proper consultation has been under taken. The Parish Council and as l understand from Planning Cabinet Members also had no knowledge of this site being included in the "Local Plan".
* From what l understand the Travelling Community have not been included in any consultation process and their view is that they would prefer existing sites to be extended. There are sites within NE that could be extended.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9296

Received: 23/01/2019

Respondent: Mrs D Barker

Representation:

The first I was aware of the proposed site on Greenway at Wingerworth was a leaflet through the door. As a Wingerworth resident ...redacted... plus the speeding traffic on Longedge Lane to get to the only shop in the village. I object. Please withdraw this plan. There are far too many housing developments pending in the village for the limited facilities as it is

Full text:

The first I was aware of the proposed site on Greenway at Wingerworth was a leaflet through the door. As a Wingerworth resident ...redacted... plus the speeding traffic on Longedge Lane to get to the only shop in the village. I object. Please withdraw this plan. There are far too many housing developments pending in the village for the limited facilities as it is.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9337

Received: 02/02/2019

Respondent: MR ROBER JOHN ATKINSON

Representation:

I do not believe this site to be appropriate for development. We already have been swamped in Wingerworth with new properties being built and more being approved due to NEDCC being incompetent and not producing the relevant local plan as requested by the government.
We already have a local travellers site so why do we need more?

Full text:

I do not believe this site to be appropriate for development. We already have been swamped in Wingerworth with new properties being built and more being approved due to NEDCC being incompetent and not producing the relevant local plan as requested by the government.
We already have a local travellers site so why do we need more?

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9343

Received: 28/01/2019

Respondent: Mr John Gascoigne

Representation:

I want you to know the we the Gascoigne family in Wingerworth object STRONGLY to the proposals to bring a Traveller site to Greenaway in Wingerworth.
We have enough to cope with at the moment with all the proposed new house building in this area, none of it we approve of.

Full text:

I want you to know the we the Gascoigne family in Wingerworth object STRONGLY to the proposals to bring a Traveller site to Greenaway in Wingerworth. ...redacted... We have enough to cope with at the moment with all the proposed new house building in this area, none of it we approve of.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9630

Received: 14/02/2019

Respondent: Wingerworth Parish Council

Representation:

The location of the site is not sustainable, there is not the infrastructure in Wingerworth to support the proposed site, particularly on this side of the A61. The nearest facilities are all on the other side of the A61, including shops, schools and doctors. However both schools and the local doctors surgery are already struggling to cope with existing capacity, so this would place further pressure on services.

Full text:

I am the Clerk for Wingerworth Parish Council and am submitting an objection to the Local Plan proposed gypsy and traveller site at Greenway, Wingerworth (GT/06) on behalf of the Parish Council.

The Council is responding to Local Plan Main Matter 15, questions 24 and 25:

The location of the site is not sustainable, there is not the infrastructure in Wingerworth to support the proposed site, particularly on this side of the A61. The nearest facilities are all on the other side of the A61, including shops, schools and doctors. However both schools and the local doctors surgery are already struggling to cope with existing capacity, so this would place further pressure on services.

The use of this site as a traveller site would have a significant adverse impact on the landscape. The proposed site is used by local residents as a green space and has a public footpath running through the site.

Vehicular access to the site from the A61 would be challenging, both in terms of the access from the highway and the volume of traffic already on the road. In addition to this a new development is in progress opposite the proposed site and the entrance would be almost directly opposite the entrance to the development. The Council do not feel that this would offer either suitable or safe access to either vehicles or pedestrians.

The proposed location could also impact the health and well-being of anyone using the site due to the noise and air pollution generated from being adjacent to a major trunk road.