Question 25

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Support

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9196

Received: 11/01/2019

Respondent: Mr Skye Hayes

Representation:

No to near to local residents in this area
I think its very bad idea and move plan elsewhere fully

Full text:

No to near to local residents in this area ...redacted....I think its very bad idea and move plan elsewhere fully

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9199

Received: 12/01/2019

Respondent: Mrs Ann Chaplen

Representation:

There are no utilities to this area it is the only safe green play area for children and the access to the A61 Derby Road would be catastrophic - it is right on the bend on the bottom of a hill and the traffic fly down there as it is a 50 mph zone why would you put caravan or car access to such a dangerous spot this is ludicrous!

Full text:

There are no utilities to this area it is the only safe green play area for children and the access to the A61 Derby Road would be catastrophic - it is right on the bend on the bottom of a hill and the traffic fly down there as it is a 50 mph zone why would you put caravan or car access to such a dangerous spot this is ludicrous!

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9203

Received: 12/01/2019

Respondent: Mrs Alexandra Crossett

Representation:

Water drainage in the area has been reported as being at full capacity. Further strain on these could add to the flooding risk.
Exiting into Derby Road will further add to the high traffic levels. Exiting into the corner of Greenway crosses existing footpaths into a road with a large amount of parked vehicles.
The area is densely populated, removing safe green space used by local residents is unhealthy.
It will increase litter and air pollution and increase both stationery and moving vehicles in the vicinity, which is already at capacity due to all the recently built housing developments.

Full text:

Water drainage in the area has been reported as being at full capacity. Further strain on these could add to the flooding risk.
Exiting into Derby Road will further add to the high traffic levels. Exiting into the corner of Greenway crosses existing footpaths into a road with a large amount of parked vehicles.
The area is densely populated, removing safe green space used by local residents is unhealthy.
It will increase litter and air pollution and increase both stationery and moving vehicles in the vicinity, which is already at capacity due to all the recently built housing developments.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9204

Received: 13/01/2019

Respondent: Mr Simon Crossett

Representation:

Vehicle access to this land would be extremely dangerous given the speed limit on that section on a bend in the A61. Previous application for play equipment refused due to no safe vehicle access. All utilities already under pressure due to housing developments. We are in a smoke free zone. Noise and air pollution from power generators running will cause disturbance. That section of derby road is already suffering flooding problems. Loss of this small but well used and highly valued green space would be detrimental to local children and other residents.

Full text:

Vehicle access to this land would be extremely dangerous given the speed limit on that section on a bend in the A61. Previous application for play equipment refused due to no safe vehicle access. All utilities already under pressure due to housing developments. We are in a smoke free zone. Noise and air pollution from power generators running will cause disturbance. That section of derby road is already suffering flooding problems. Loss of this small but well used and highly valued green space would be detrimental to local children and other residents.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9206

Received: 14/01/2019

Respondent: Mr Matthew Beal

Representation:

Additional Access to the A61 which is already overloaded must be considered as inappropriate.
The impact to adjoining properties which are very close to this proposed site seems to be completely disregarded in this proposal, the site being small it seems a waste of resources to allocate this for the intended use.

Full text:

Additional Access to the A61 which is already overloaded must be considered as inappropriate.
The impact to adjoining properties which are very close to this proposed site seems to be completely disregarded in this proposal, the site being small it seems a waste of resources to allocate this for the intended use.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9210

Received: 15/01/2019

Respondent: Mr Alastair McNeill

Representation:

The development is too close to existing dwellings and will have a significant detrimental impact on the market value of local properties.

The site is currently council owned public open space. Is it not against council policy to remove public open space?

I believe that access onto the A61 cannot be achieved safely.

I believe this has the potential to sever the community as there would be a reluctance to use this path for safety reasons.

The site would have high levels of pollution and would expose users to dangerous levels of pollution that could have long lasting health effects.

Full text:

I wish to object to the proposed development along the A61 for the following reasons. I believe that the proposed development is too close to existing dwellings. The site will have a significant detrimental impact on the market value of local properties. Are local residents to be compensated for any loss of value of their properties from having a site in such close proximity?

In addition the site is currently council owned public open space. This is used frequently by residents for dog walking and children to play. Conversion of this site would make it unusable by local residents and is it not against council policy to remove public open space when there is currently so little?

I believe that access onto the A61 cannot be achieved safely. The proposed access would be almost opposite the new Hanging Banks development and the A61 is a very high speed road. Access to and from the site in slow moving caravans would pose a risk to road users.

Furthermore i believe this has the potential to sever the community of Wingerworth. The public right of way along the site is a well used access for local residents to access the village to the north west as well as bus stops along the A61. Even if the access was to remain open i believe there would be a reluctance to use this path for safety reasons by vulnerable users (elderly and children) especially late at night. This would force users to travel further or not make the journey hence contributing to community severance between Wingerworth village and the properties to the east of the A61.

I do not believe that the council proposals meet with the current planning policy in terms of removing green space for this site. Would any additional rainfall run-off hard standing areas be attenuated to existing rates? This is a clear example of urban creep where areas which are current grassed would be paved without suitable design leading to increased runoff rates and increasing the flood risk to local residents.

Finally i wish to note that the assessment indicated that the site would experience higher than recommended level of air pollution and noise due to the proximity to the A61. I believe that this is suitable evidence to remove this site as the council would essentially be proposing to expose users of the site to dangerous levels of pollution that could have long lasting health effects.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9226

Received: 15/01/2019

Respondent: Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Representation:

Summary by Officer.

No objection to the site in principle; concerns listed below:

Site dominated by amenity grassland, with some scrub and trees along boundaries.
Site is general of low ecological value, with the boundary features providing most interest.
Site likely to be used by wildlife including birds, hedgehogs and foxes, however protected species constraints are unlikely. No badger setts noted, although some 'push throughs' were recorded in west and north, possibly created by foraging badgers from setts in the local area.
A (non-EIA) ecological impact assessment should be undertaken to accompany any planning application.
It's assumed that the development would result in the loss of the amenity grassland and potentially some of the western hedgerow for access.

Where practicable, boundary vegetation should be retained, including the mature ash tree. All trees should be adequately protected with Root Protection Areas.

Unlikely to be any ecological constraints significant enough to prevent development of the site.

Full text:

Proposal: Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation
Location: Temperance Hill, Wooley Moor and Greenway, Wingerworth
Application Ref No: Unknown

With reference to the above application, I am responding as the Biodiversity Planning Officer responsible for work relating to the Service Level Agreement, which the North East Derbyshire District Council and the Trust have signed. The following comments are aimed at providing accurate and up to date information on the nature conservation issues associated with the proposed development.

Response

The Trust responded to the earlier consultations on the Gypsy and Traveller Sites in both May and October 2018. These comments were based on a desk study of the various sites, using our database of biological records and habitat information. Since the previous consultations, the number of potential sites has been narrowed down to four. The Trust have recently been contacted by several members of the public about the Temperance Hill site and therefore we visited the site on 11th January 2019 to ensure that our previous comments are accurate. Given the proximity of the Greenway site and that public access was available, we also visited this site on the same day. It was decided not to visit the other two sites: Dark Lane, North Wingfield and the Old Potato Store as these both appear to comprise already disturbed areas of private land and our previous comments are considered unlikely to change. Additional comments on Temperance Hill and Greenway are provided below:

Temperance Hill
During the visit, it was evident that the site is comprised wholly of amenity grassland, which is of low intrinsic ecological value. A managed hawthorn hedgerow is present on the southern boundary and young to semi-mature ash and sycamore trees are present along the northern boundary. A copse of broadleaved woodland, comprising ash, goat willow and hawthorn amongst other species, is present in the west immediately adjacent to the site. The woodland is situated on a steep slope leading away from the site and towards a small stream. The stream flows into Ogston Reservoir SSSI approximately 300 m south. In terms of species interests, there is abundant evidence of badger activity within the woodland and along the footpath on the northern woodland edge, including badger paths, foraging pits and latrines. There is also evidence of foraging within the amenity grassland, which could be attributable to badger or rabbit. A thorough check of the woodland did not identify any badger setts, however our database shows numerous setts in the local area. The amenity grassland is also likely to be used by foraging birds and small mammal such as hedgehogs.

We acknowledge that the site is located in an 'Area of Primary Sensitivity', however this is largely related to the landscape character of the site and surrounding area rather than ecology.

Should the site be taken forward, a (non-EIA) ecological impact assessment should be undertaken to accompany any planning application. This would assess the impacts of specific proposals for the site and provide detailed mitigation measures. However at this stage, we assume that proposals for three pitches would result in the loss of the amenity grassland. We would advise that the southern hedgerow and northern trees should be retained and that the woodland to the west should be adequately protected with Root Protection Areas and appropriate fencing. An increase in human disturbance to the woodland, along with littering/tipping, may result from the development of the site. In addition, drainage should be carefully considered to ensure pollution impacts to the stream and potentially Ogston Reservoir are fully assessed. Depending on the nature of drainage proposals, the LPA may wish to consult Natural England as the site falls within the risk zone of the SSSI. Ultimately, there are unlikely to be any ecological constraints significant enough to prevent development of the site (Guidelines for Ecological Impact Assessment in the UK and Ireland, CIEEM, 2018), however development has the potential to be detrimental to the adjacent woodland and cause a minor loss of foraging habitat for local wildlife. This should be considered by the LPA as the National Planning Policy Framework 2018 aims for development and planning decisions to achieve a net biodiversity gain. Mitigation/compensation measures may be necessary to achieve this.

Greenway
This site is dominated by amenity grassland, with a linear belt of scrub and semi-mature ash and sycamore trees along the northern boundary. A mature ash tree is located on the western boundary within a poorly-managed elder and hawthorn hedge. A managed beech hedgerow is located along the southern boundary and an elder and hawthorn hedgerow is present for approximately half the length of the eastern boundary. The site in general is of low ecological value, with the boundary features providing most interest. In terms of species interests, no badger setts were noted within the site boundary, although 'push throughs' were recorded in the western hedgerow and paths within the northern scrub. These may be created by foraging badgers from setts in the local area, identified on our database. The site is likely to be used by other local wildlife including birds, hedgehogs and foxes, however protected species constraints are unlikely.

Should the site be taken forward, a (non-EIA) ecological impact assessment should be undertaken to accompany any planning application. This would assess the impacts of specific proposals for the site and provide mitigation measures. However at this stage, we assume that proposals for three pitches would result in the loss of the amenity grassland and potentially some of the western hedgerow for access. We would advise that where practicable, boundary vegetation is retained, including the mature ash tree. All trees should be adequately protected with Root Protection Areas. There are unlikely to be any ecological constraints significant enough to prevent development of the site.

It is hoped that the information provided is helpful to the Council. If you require any further information or wish to discuss any of the comments made, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,
Libby Duggan-Jones
Biodiversity Planning Officer

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9234

Received: 12/01/2019

Respondent: Liberal Democrats

Representation:

Summary and Element by Officer.

-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.Manoeuvring caravans within the site would be extremely difficult.
-The site would constitute both an infringement of privacy and noise nuisance to those using the site and those neighbouring.
-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.

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: 9240

Received: 12/01/2019

Respondent: Mr Darrel Widdeson

Representation:

Summary by Officer.

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.

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.

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: 9264

Received: 15/01/2019

Respondent: Ms/ Mr Sharp

Representation:

Summary by officer.

There is already a large building project going on the old avenue coking works and on the hanging banks site.
Significant impact on traffic along the A61; currently every morning and evening traffic is extremely heavy; adding an extra access on the A61 will cause accidents.
The proposed site is on the edge of a very nice housing estate and is a field used by local children to play in.
Drainage system already overstretched; if you travel along this stretch of road after a heavy rain storm the road is flooded, so adding this development will cause major problems.
The local schools are already over subscribed and cannot cope with the extra places needed.
Local residents don`t have enough time to put up their complaints.
This type of development will not be good for the area

Full text:

I am writing to voice my concern over the proposed plan to build a travellers site on green field land off Derby road Wingerworth.
as there is already a large building project going on on the old avenue coking works and adjacent to the proposed site on the hanging banks site. I feel the impact on traffic along the A61 will be horrendous. Even now every morning and evening traffic is extremely heavy. to add an extra access on to the A61 will cause accidents. The proposed site is on the edge of a very nice housing estate and is a field used by local children to play in. The already over stretched drainage system is at its maximum and if you travel along this stretch of road after a heavy rain storm the road is flooded, so adding this development will cause major problems. The local schools are already over subscribed and cannot cope with the extra places needed. The council have only release this at the last minute so the local residents don`t have enough time to put up their complaints. I have been a resident of Wingerworth for 54 years and this type of development will not be good for the area. I will be attending the local residents meeting to voice my dissaproval of this development.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9275

Received: 24/01/2019

Respondent: Cllr Michael Hardman

Representation:

I am sending this email to voice my strong objections to the possible travellers site off Greenway Wingerworth.

The residents in the small Adlington estate have already been subject to a lot of disruption due to the major house building scheme on Mill Lane.

The roads on the estate are small and also Derby Road is very congested .

It is not fair or appropriate to put the site there.

Full text:

I am sending this email to voice my strong objections to the possible travellers site off Greenway Wingerworth.

The residents in the small Adlington estate have already been subject to a lot of disruption due to the major house building scheme on Mill Lane.

The roads on the estate are small and also Derby Road is very congested .

It is not fair or appropriate to put the site there.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9287

Received: 20/01/2019

Respondent: Mrs Diana Ruff

Representation:

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.

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: 9302

Received: 24/01/2019

Respondent: Ms. Tricia Bellamy

Representation:

I wish to register my objections to the proposed site on the Adlinton estate due to concerns around road safety and privacy for both existing properties and for the proposed caravan sites.
The new housing estate at Hanging banks , along with the new builds all along the derby Road and at the back of the Aadlington Estate will make that part of the Derby road a potential danger to all users , and adding to the in lets to it can only make this danger worse .

Full text:

I wish to register my objections to the proposed site on the Adlinton estate due to concerns around road safety and privacy for both existing properties and for the proposed caravan sites.
The new housing estate at Hanging banks , along with the new builds all along the derby Road and at the back of the Aadlington Estate will make that part of the Derby road a potential danger to all users , and adding to the in lets to it can only make this danger worse .

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9303

Received: 24/01/2019

Respondent: Mr & Mrs Green

Representation:

Summary by Officer.

Objection to site.


1. Entry to the site from the A61 endangers both travlleing community accessing the site and other users of the A61. Countless accidents already happen on the A61.
2. Traffic will increase further
3. Safety of residents to the site. Children may run the risk of crossing the A61 outside the site without considering the pelican crossing
4. Concern over privacy for users of the site and those in surrounding properties.
5. Possible covenant. Site only to be used as a local amenity for the residents of the estate.
6. Financial constraints. Cost implications for developing the site must be borne in mind as the financial burden to local taxpayers to provide just 4 plots is inconceivable. It could be underused, ineffective and a waste of tax payers money.

Full text:

As residents of the Hunloke estate, Wingerworth. We would like to object to the proposal of developing ground on Greenway, Wingerworth adjacent to the A61 for provision of plots to sustain travellers to the following reasons.

1. We have resided close to this site for over 30 years and during that time have witnessed COUNTLESS road traffic accidents on the A61. To develop this site with access from the A61 trunk road would endanger not only members of the travelling community attempting to access and exit the site but also through traffic users which may come upon these people. Entry to the site is being proposed from the downhill stretch of a hill with blind brow above and short sharp right bend below. The speed limit for this stretch is also levied at 50mph. Merely suggesting a lowering of the speed limit would be inappropriate and would also fly in the face of residents who have canvassed numerous council members over the years to have the speed limit reduced without success.

2. Increased through traffic. Given the objection above, it should also be noted that during the last 8 years the number of vehicles using this stretch of road has increased by over 10% and with the increased level of development within close proximity that level will surely increase.

3. Safety of residents to the site. As with all families, travellers generally have a number of children with them. Over the busy A61 and just South of the site is a wooded area which has over the years been a play area for children who have to negotiate the very busy trunk road. A pelican crossing has been situated just above the entry to Halcyon Approach and as residents living at the junction of this road we have witnessed some extremely harrowing sights of small children running across the road without using the facility. Our fear is that this place may be too much of a pull for the children on the site who may choose to run the risk of crossing outside the site without considering the pelican crossing.

4. Privacy of users of the site is also questionable as two properties have direct line of sight to anyone using the area and a new development opposite may provide other householders with unobstructed view of users.

5. Possible covenent. We also believe that previous owners of the area only sold the land to the present owners on the understanding it be used as a local amenity for the residents of the estate and for no other reason.

6. Financial Constraints. Being aware that during this consultation period financial implications are not being discussed, cost implications for developing the site must be borne in mind as the financial burden to local taxpayers to provide just 4 plots is inconceivable. It may well be that a small site may not be used by the travelling fraternity and it would be under used, ineffective and and a waste of tax payers money which could be better used elsewhere.

We submit this objection for submission.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9308

Received: 20/01/2019

Respondent: Miss Ruth Brookes

Representation:

This site is completely unsuitable at the heart of a long established community. The site is too small and vehicle access to the site from the already very busy A61 would be very dangerous. Belway are also building a large number of houses opposite this proposed site at Curzon Park which will also add to the congestion on the A61.

The privacy of the existing residents on Greenway will be invaded as they will be overlooked by the travellers and the travellers will have no privacy as they will also be overlooked.
This will also put more pressure on local resources, infrastructure & amenities which will already be stretched with the large amount of building in the area.

I think that the council has not allowed enough time for consultation on these plans and that there is not enough evidence to support this decision, this choice of site is inappropriate and should be withdrawn

Full text:

I am writing to protest about the plans for a Traveller site on the green space at Greenway, Wingerworth This site is completely unsuitable at the heart of a long established community. The site is too small and vehicle access to the site from the already very busy A61 would be very dangerous. Belway are also building a large number of houses opposite this proposed site at Curzon Park which will also add to the congestion on the A61.
The privacy of the existing residents on Greenway will be invaded as they will be overlooked by the travellers and the travellers will have no privacy as they will also be overlooked.
This will also put more pressure on local resources, infrastructure & amenities which will already be stretched with the large amount of building in the area.
I think that the council has not allowed enough time for consultation on these plans and that there is not enough evidence to support this decision, this choice of site is inappropriate and should be withdrawn

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9316

Received: 21/01/2019

Respondent: Ms Debbie Pulman

Representation:

Summary by Officers.

1.in the near future,with the ongoing housing developments along A61,there will be at least 4 folds increase to the volume of traffic along A61,making it extremely difficult for the residence of greenway to access/exit the estate safely.

2. The stretch of A61, where the proposed site ,is a well known accident black spot ,due to the bend on the road and sharp descend in its approach to the proposed access point. The safety of greenway residents who use the public footpath for access through the site will also need to be considered.

3. Concern over flood risk.

4. Concern over effects on the environment, and noise and air pollution.

Full text:

I am writing to submit my objections to the above proposal. I believe this proposal is unsuitable for the followings. 1.in the near future,with the ongoing housing developments along A61,there will be at least 4 folds increase to the volume of traffic along A61,making it extremely difficult for the residence of greenway to access/exit the estate safely. 2.The stretch of A61, where the proposed site ,is a well known accident black spot ,due to the bend on the road and sharp descend in its approach to the proposed access point to the above proposal,this will increase the risks of major accidents,due to the natural increase of vehicle speed,reduced/lack of adequate braking distance,reduced visibility to avoid collision .also in extreme weather condition with icy road,this risk is much increased. Personally I had experienced my car skidded across A61 on exiting from Halcyon approach ,which is much further down the road.also each day,there are numerous times the emergency service responses especially ambulance,also police and fire engines at times speeding along this stretch of A61,therefore the increased risks of major accidents as a result can not be ignored.it would be a criminal neglect if this is not given due consideration.there have been car crashes and pile up in the past which ended in the residence,s back hedges. The safety of greenway residents who daily using the public footpath access through the proposed site for the purposes of taking children to and from school,work and for public transports will also need to be considered. 3.the risk of flooding is already increased and experienced by some on this estate ,even at this early stages of the development on the opposite side of the road to the above proposal,serious flooding therefore can not be ruled out. 4.safe and clean environment for greenway residents will also be affected,especially with (inevitable)increased noise and air pollution . As my property bordered this proposed traveller site,what steps are being considered and taken ,to ensure general maintenance and to prevent litter/...redacted... ,accumulating the perimeters and even into the ground of my property. These are serious concerns which I would appreciate serious consideration prior to your decision to this proposal.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9322

Received: 23/01/2019

Respondent: Ms Linsey Kay

Representation:

Summary by Officer

We feel that if the site was to go ahead in the village it would cause extreme damage to the environment in the area.

Surely the proposed site would cause damage to the natural habitat in the area? Especially with all the new developments and the countryside

The site is in no way in keeping with the area and surroundings in Wingerworth, also we feel that the village is already being stretched enough with all the new housing in relation to local services and utilities supplied to the area.

Concern about access. The site location would create an accident black spot, increasing accident rates along the already congested A61. Traffic will try to overtake traveller vans and caravans pulling into the site, the A61 is a 50mph road that is already extremely congested with future housing developments, such as opposite Bellway development, looking to significantly increase that issue.

Full text:

We have received information regarding the proposed site for gypsies and travellers at the Greenway site in Wingerworth. Although we have since heard that the proposal has been thrown out we are extremely concerned. As a young family that purchased a property in Wingerworth two years ago based on the fact that my husband was born and bred in the village and the extremely good reputation the village had we are very concerned with this proposal.

As a hard working withstanding family in this village we feel that the proposal to turn the Greenway site into an area for travellers ...redacted... As a village we are currently having no choice other than to embrace 1000's of new houses being built in the area. Whilst not whole heartedly supporting all these extra developments to ...redacted....

We feel that if such a site was to go ahead in the village it would cause extreme damage to the environment in the area. ...redacted...

Being band E council tax payers we are extremely annoyed at the thought that whilst we pay a high band council tax for what feels mostly little in return we are then being told that a traveller site will be produced in our already stretched village which we assume ...redacted...

Surely the proposed site would cause damage to the natural habitat in the area? Especially with all the new developments and the countryside that this effects. ...redacted... We refuse as a hard working family that pays for everything we have and highly contributes to society being higher band income tax payers ...redacted...

A traveller site is in no way in keeping with the area and surroundings in Wingerworth, also we feel that the village is already being stretched enough with all the new housing in relation to local services and utilities supplied to the area. Surely the village and council can not sustain any further developments ...redacted...

Finally and I think our biggest issue is the location of the proposed site. The site is proposed to be accessed off of the A61 (Derby Road). This is ludicrous!! It would certainly create an accident black spot and we feel that accident rates along the already congested A61 would significantly increase. You would create an issue with traffic trying to overtake traveller vans and caravans pulling into the proposed site, furthermore with the A61 being a 50mph road again that is already extremely congested with then future housing developments looking to significantly increase that issue, you are then proposing to add travellers and their trailers to that high speed A road. Not to mention the bend that the proposed site is on again you will encourage overtaking on that bend if you put that traveller site on Greenway, which also happens to be almost directly opposite to the new Bellway development!

This proposal should be scrapped and never proposed again anywhere in Wingerworth. We have more than contributed with all the new housing developments to the governments local housing plan ...redacted...

Please send this feedback onto whoever it may concern and we hope we never have to speak about this proposal again.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9329

Received: 30/01/2019

Respondent: Bill Noakes

Representation:

The site is in an area of high housing demand, but accessed from a fast, busy road that is vital to the regional economy. This creates a number of reasons to make the site unsuitable.

Full text:

* This site is unsuitable due to it being a residential location unlike the other sites being proposed. There is extremely high demand for housing in Wingerworth, and if this site was being developed at all, first consideration should be given to housing demands in the area.
* In any case, the access to the site would have to be from the A61, which makes it unsuitable for any development. This road is absolutely vital to the regional economy and is likely to be upgraded. Accessing developments straight onto the road at this point would be detrimental to the needs of the wider county in the future.
* The site is surrounded by established housing, making a traveller site much less sensible than the other, semi-rural sites proposed.
* The A61 is a very busy & fast road, meaning the site would have high air pollution and would be unsafe for children.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9342

Received: 28/01/2019

Respondent: Mr Darrell Rynott

Representation:

I wish to back the local council decision to drop the proposed site at Greenway , Wingerworth, Chesterfield . For the following reason
1 The site is opposite the building of 250 houses on the Hanging Banks development and access to the traveler site will be dangerous as well as introducing even more traffic on to the A 61 ( which in itself will become a traffic jam disaster to this area with all the development going on ) THE COUNCIL OWN THE LAND AND ON THIS OCCASION ARE RIGHT TO WITHDRAW THE PROPOSED SITE FROM THIER ORIGINAL PLAN

Full text:

I wish to back the local council decision to drop the proposed site at Greenway , Wingerworth, Chesterfield . For the following reason
1 The site is opposite the building of 250 houses on the Hanging Banks development and access to the traveler site will be dangerous as well as introducing even more traffic on to the A 61 ( which in itself will become a traffic jam disaster to this area with all the development going on ) THE COUNCIL OWN THE LAND AND ON THIS OCCASION ARE RIGHT TO WITHDRAW THE PROPOSED SITE FROM THIER ORIGINAL PLAN

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9347

Received: 27/01/2019

Respondent: Miss Julie Liversidge

Representation:

Summary by Officer.

The sight would not be right for travellers as they would have no provision for emergency pitches or stop over provisions. The site would be overlooked by the new housing development across the road, it would be visible from the main road as much of the hedges will be lost to provide an access road onto the already overburdened A61. The site offers no provisions for grazing live stocks and dogs and other animals. Have the travellers and gypsy community been invited to the consolation events?

The site is small and may not facilitate a road provision to allow two cars to pass within it. The report fails to mention the new roundabout that is planned for the top of Mill Road, and the blind hill making taking large vans onto the site problematic. This stretch of the A61 has had several Road Traffic Accidents and flooding issues.

Full text:

Please find below my objections and comments below in regards to the proposed Travellers & Gypsy Site on the Adlington Estate Greenway.

I have received correspondence from you both this week in regards to a traveller and gypsy site proposal for my estate. I'm not a person who would support not on my doorstep approach. The estate is rated as having high deprivation and by introducing such a site, I don't see how this will help that statistic or be of benefit to the community as a whole.

I do feel the sight would not be right for travellers as they would have no provision for emergency pitches or stop over provisions. Im not sure if they have local connection or not but this seems unlikely. The site would be overlooked by the new housing development across the road, it would be visible from the main road as much of the hedges will be lost to provide an access road onto the already over burdened A61. The site offers no provisions for grazing live stocks and the many dogs and other animals that have presented problems in other similar small development nationally. Have the travellers and gypsy community been invited to the consolation events?

The site is small and may not facilitate a road provision to allow two cars to pass within it. The report fails to mention the new roundabout system that is planned for the top of Mill Road and the blind hill when traveling from Chesterfield direction towards Clay Cross making taking large vans onto the site problematic. This stretch of the A61 has had several Road Traffic Accidents and flooding issues again not mentioned in the report.

I will be attending the consolation event and responding to the consultation. Generally planning in NED is a disgrace, having no plan in place has lead to unprecedented development of the area with no feasible way to win an appeal via the planning inspectorate. I blame the leadership at NED for allowing this to happen.

I'm sure there are thousands of people out there, just ordinary like me who don't know what to think of NED and how to vote now.

What plan do you have to win voters like me?

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9369

Received: 26/01/2019

Respondent: Dr Hilary Arksey

Representation:

Summary by Officer.

The A61 is already a busy and dangerous road, and will get even busier when nearby developments are completed. Access would be difficult and potentially dangerous, as it is on a bend towards the end of a descent.

Mobile homes would need a suitably large turning circle/space to allow entry and exit from the site. The high traffic volume on the A.61 would introduce a substantial safety risk to road users and pedestrians.

Site currently well used by walkers. This community/local amenity would be lost if it were to be replaced by a traveller site.

Is there any evidence of need for a traveller site at this particular location?

A traveller site at this location would not be in keeping with the local environment and existing settled community. An influx of population would run the risk of increased noise pollution and reduced privacy.

Full text:

I would like to notify you of my objection to the (proposed) traveller site at Greenway (Hunloke Estate) Wingerworth. The reasons for my objections are varied, as detailed below:

- the A.61 is already a very busy road, and will get even busier when two nearby new housing developments are completed in the next few years. The speed limit is currently 50 mph. Access to the proposed traveller site would be difficult and potentially dangerous, as it is on a bend towards the end of a descent (which means that many drivers will be travelling at relatively high speeds).

- in a related vein, these days travellers often use mobile homes rather than traditional caravans. These can be lengthy vehicles (anything up to around 25 m) which would need a suitably large turning circle/space to allow entry and exit from the site. The high traffic volume on the A.61, as indicated above often travels at relatively high speeds reflecting the descent, would introduce a substantial safety risk to road users and pedestrians.

- I walk through the proposed site most mornings on an existing path, where I frequently see dog walkers taking advantage of the green space with their pets. This community/local amenity would be lost if it were to be replaced by a traveller site.

- I am not aware there is any evidence of need for a traveller site at this particular location. On the contrary, I have been told anecdotally that travellers themselves do not want to use this particular area.

- A traveller site at this location would not be in keeping with the local environment and existing settled community in what is a quiet residential area. Common sense suggests that that an influx of adults and children, of whatever size, would run the risk of increased noise pollution and reduced privacy.

Would you please ensure that the above comments are recorded and included in the current consultation?

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9399

Received: 07/02/2019

Respondent: Mr I M Walton

Representation:

I am writing to you about the proposed site for gypsy and traveller pitches. This proposal is quite unacceptable in this area. Apart from the lack of privacy, poor access from tge busy Derby Road, and a new housing development across the A61, this proposed area is a play area for children who use this in the summer and is also a public footpath. I hope you will reconsider this idea.

Full text:

I am writing to you about the proposed site for gypsy and traveller pitches. This proposal is quite unacceptable in this area. Apart from the lack of privacy, poor access from tge busy Derby Road, and a new housing development across the A61, this proposed area is a play area for children who use this in the summer and is also a public footpath. I hope you will reconsider this idea.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9403

Received: 24/01/2019

Respondent: Mr Frank Mankiewicz

Representation:

I would like to add my objections to the proposed travellers site on Greenways Wingerworth. The site would be at the centre of an area increasingly congested with serval hundred new houses being built in the immediate area. Access onto the A61 would be dangerous as it is a fast flowing road near a bend. In winter cottage hill which any access would come on to can be icy with cars skidding and getting stuck. There have been numerous collisions on this road in the past. How this small bit of green belt land which was originally left for a children's play area got included in the consultation is beyond ridiculous.

Full text:

I would like to add my objections to the proposed travellers site on Greenways Wingerworth. The site would be at the centre of an area increasingly congested with serval hundred new houses being built in the immediate area. Access onto the A61 would be dangerous as it is a fast flowing road near a bend. In winter cottage hill which any access would come on to can be icy with cars skidding and getting stuck. There have been numerous collisions on this road in the past. How this small bit of green belt land which was originally left for a children's play area got included in the consultation is beyond ridiculous.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9404

Received: 20/01/2019

Respondent: Ms Marie Holmes

Representation:

Summary by Officer.

Traffic and Access: this stretch of the A61 has been a danger area for over 60 years. The southern entrance to Hunloke estate has had a bus stop re-sited because of numerous accidents. The northern entrance will have a new roundabout system.

Scale and Design: this is a well established residential area with sections of Wingerworth having a village like atmopshere. A transient pocket of people is totally inappropriate.

Consultation: Planners of NEDDC should have consulted with Ministry of transport and local people to gain information on this siting.

Environment: Bellway homes have already killed a hedgerow to provide a new entrance/exit into the new housing estate. I have many wildlife in my garden. The diverse countryside aspects I and my neigbours currentyl enjoy will slowly disappear.

Full text:

See attachment.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9462

Received: 07/02/2019

Respondent: Mrs Pam Windley

Representation:

Summary by Officer.

Safety:
The site turns into and out of the busy Derby Road, access is below the brow of a hill.
Caravans move slowly. A61 already prone to accidents

Public Footpath:
Residents use the public footpath which runs across this land, it is a shortcut to bus stops, especially for residents with walking difficulties.

Children's play area:
There is a covenant on this land to be used for children to play on.

Traveller's cultural way of living should be respected and considered.

What should also be considered includes:
-Impact on residents.
-Impact on property prices.
-Privacy for existing residents, and travellers (being overlooked).
-Site being set on a hill
-Possible Flood Risk.
-New housing estate across the road, and impact on the sales of these new homes.
-Proximity to existing residential properties.

Full text:

I write to you with objections to your proposals for a Travellers Site on Greenaway.
I under that this has been withdrawn but still kept in?

This site has to be one of the least suitable Derbyshire could have considered.
I recognise that Travellers should have a place to stay awhile but certainly not on Greenaway.
My reasons for objecting are:

Safety
The site turns into and out of the already busy Derby Road.
The entrance / exit is below the brow of a hill.
Caravans move slowly.
This road is already prone to accidents

Public Footpath
Residents use the public footpath which runs across this land and it has been a welcome short cut to bus stops especially for residents with walking difficulties.

Children's play area
I believe there is a covenant on this land to be used for children to play on.

There are many points to be considered when making the decision on this site. Some I have listed below.
We need to acknowledge that Travellers are generally a private living community with a different culture to the residents of the Adlingtons estate and so their needs to be addressed and considered when identifying any resting site planned for them. Their cultural way of living should be respected and considered to a very high level.

1 The impact this would have on residents.
2 Impact on property prices.
3 Reduction of privacy for existing residents
4 Little privacy for the travellers.
5 The site is set on a hill
6 Possible flooding created lower down by the site should hard standing be put in.
7 There is a new housing estate being built across the road. Would this site impact on the sales of these new homes.
8 The site is far too close to existing residential properties.
9 Would the Travellers want to be overlooked?

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9465

Received: 03/02/2019

Respondent: Mr Steven Matthewman

Representation:

Summary by Officer.

The proposed site is not suitable as it will disturb a quiet, and safe community.
Concern over impact on crime.

Existing development in surrounding area, Mill Lane, the Avenue and across the road from Greenway.

Traffic already bad due to existing developments, and traveller site will exacerbate this.

Concern over impact on property value.

Gypsy and traveller organisations do not want the site, and prefer extensions to current permanent sites. Other sites available.

The site at Greenway is not large enough to accommodate proposed pitches.


Full text:

I wish to register my complaint and disgust at this proposal for a travellers site at this location.
The proposed site is not suitable as it will disturb a quiet, and safe community.
I work for my local Constabulary and know for a fact that ...redacted...
Currently Greenway is a safe neighbourhood, safe to walk at night and very little ASB issues.
We have had enough disruption to this area with the new build houses down Mill Lane and the Avenue and now currently being built across the road from Greenway. Traffic has increased since the Mill Lane site has gone up and the only exit off the proposed travellers site will be direct onto Derby Road, a road which is already unable to cope with the enhanced traffic.
The proposed site will also decrease peoples property value. ...redacted...
The Gypsy Council in Matlock have responded advising they do NOT consider the site a good choice and would prefer any extension to current permanent sites rather than public ground like Greenway.
Derbyshire Constabulary already struggle to police areas with the resources available and having this site will put even more strain on them ...redacted...
Derbyshire is a massive county, why do local residents need this proposed site at Greenway, when there are plenty of open spaces in Derbyshire away from local communities redacted...
Travellers also have numerous vehicles to each family, dogs etc . The site at Greenway is not large enough to accommodate all that comes with this sort of re-location/site.
...redacted...
It really is unbelievable that this is even being considered. It is short sighted & ill advised.
I have been in touch with BBC Look and reported this proposal to them and they were very keen to attend and were due to contact NEDDC for their side of the story , however on hearing that Councillor Stephen Peters announced the council had withdrawn the site they decided not to attend.
Even though this has been withdrawn at Council level, until the local Inspector rules it out , then their is still a possibility of it being considered, hence why residents are still registering their complaints.
I would like confirmation after the Consultation , which ends on 15/2/19 as to whether this has actually been withdrawn in full permanently.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9481

Received: 08/02/2019

Respondent: Bellway Homes Limited (East Midlands)

Agent: Pegasus Group (East Midlands Office)

Representation:

Summary by Officer

An access to site GT/06 would require vehicles to turn right from the A61 in to the site from a position within the right turning lane of the ghost island provided to shelter vehicles turning right in to Hanging Banks. This would be unsafe and lead to unacceptable impacts on highway safety. For that reason, Derbyshire County Council were correct to say that access to site GT/06 could not be safely provided and North East Derbyshire District Council are correct to withdraw their promotion of the site. Bellway support that position, agreeing that site GT/06 cannot be safely accessed from the A61, for the reasons cited in the attached ADC Infrastructure Report.

Full text:

Examination Consultation on Gypsy and Traveller Documents and Proposed Sites
I am instructed on behalf of Bellway Homes (East Midlands) to make representations to the above consultation.

Bellway Homes have a substantial housing development under construction to the west side of Derby Road (A61) in Wingerworth. This site benefits from outline planning permission (ref:14/00763/OL) and all reserved matters and conditions have since been discharged. The site is currently under construction. The site benefits from a single point of access to Derby Road in the form of a ghost island T-junction.

The proposed allocation GT/06 - Greenway (Hunloke Estate, Wingerworth), subject to this consultation, is located on the east side of Derby Road (A61), broadly opposite the access to the Bellway Homes site. Whilst there are no fixed details for the vehicular access to GT/06, it is clear that access would need to be from Derby Road, as there is insufficient land available to the Greenway frontage to facilitate vehicular access.

Bellway homes have concerns that there is likely to be a conflict between their approved access and the required access to GT/06.

It is noted that the Council, upon advice from Derbyshire County Council in their capacity as the Highway Authority, have since acknowledged this point and have withdrawn site GT/06 from the plan. Bellway Homes are supportive of this action and concur that there is a conflict between their access and the accessibility of GT/06. To ensure that the Inspector has adequate justification to support the removal of this allocation, Bellway Homes have commissioned a full assessment of their access and the lack of opportunity to obtain a safe access from Derby Road to the GT/06 site. This work has been carried out by ADC

Infrastructure and copy is attached to this letter.

In summary, Bellway Homes is fully supportive of this removal of the allocation of GT/06 on
highway safety grounds, for the reasons cited in the attached ADC Infrastructure Report.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9497

Received: 31/01/2019

Respondent: E Wallace

Representation:

I would like to make my opposition known to the proposed Gypsy and Travller Site on the A61 at Wingerworth. It is not the right place for a site for many reasons, a few are listed below:
-a very congested road.
-a new housing estate opposite the site approx. 300 new homes.
-even more congestion on the roads due to at least 2000 new homes being built in a radius of 2 miles.

Full text:

See Attachment.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9526

Received: 10/02/2019

Respondent: M Chapman

Representation:

I wish to object to the proposal of a gypsy / traveler site on Greenway wingerworth GT/06 due to the additional traffic it would cause. It has always busy on this road but the recent addition of multiple new housing developments will make it worse in the future and to add a entrance for the proposed traveller site on a fast busy bend on a hill would no doubt cause a fatal or serious accident in the future

Full text:

I wish to object to the proposal of a gypsy / traveler site on Greenway wingerworth GT/06 due to the additional traffic it would cause. It has always busy on this road but the recent addition of multiple new housing developments will make it worse in the future and to add a entrance for the proposed traveller site on a fast busy bend on a hill would no doubt cause a fatal or serious accident in the future

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9528

Received: 11/02/2019

Respondent: Mr & Mrs Ian & Dawn Hart

Representation:

Access to the proposed site - the only suitable access to the site would have to be from the main A61 Derby Road. We would stress that if you pursue the plans to situate the site on this piece of land you would be putting even greater strain on the already congested A61 Derby Road. The proposed site is situated at the bottom of a steep hill with a bad bend at the bottom. There is already a junction for the new Bellway Housing Development being created, which is directly opposite the proposed Gypsy/Traveller site. The road is treacherous in winter and to add another junction to this stretch of road would be dangerous.

Loss of green space - this speaks for itself, we cannot keep losing our green spaces.

Disruption and noise nuisance - the proposed site has several houses situated close by.

Full text:

Regarding the proposed site for a Gypsy/Travellers on the corner of land adjacent to the A61 and Greenway, please find below concerns raised by us if you are considering this piece of land for the site:

* Access to the proposed site - the only suitable access to the site would have to be from the main A61 Derby Road. We would stress that if you pursue the plans to situate the site on this piece of land you would be putting even greater strain on the already congested A61 Derby Road. The proposed site is situated at the bottom of a steep hill with a bad bend at the bottom. There is already a junction for the new Bellway Housing Development being created, which is directly opposite the proposed Gypsy/Traveller site. The road is treacherous in winter and to add another junction to this stretch of road would be dangerous.
* Loss of green space - this speaks for itself, we cannot keep losing our green spaces.
* Disruption and noise nuisance - the proposed site has several houses situated close by.