Question 28

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Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9202

Received: 12/01/2019

Respondent: Mrs Alexandra Crossett

Representation:

This area off Greenway is vital green space reserved for children to play on, if turned in to a traveller site children will not only loose vital safe play space but be exposed to a higher level of traffic in an area already at capacity for car movement, parking, and high traffic egress onto Derby road.

Full text:

This area off Greenway is vital green space reserved for children to play on, if turned in to a traveller site children will not only loose vital safe play space but be exposed to a higher level of traffic in an area already at capacity for car movement, parking, and high traffic egress onto Derby road.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9213

Received: 06/01/2019

Respondent: George Fox

Representation:

Summary by Officer.
Objection to the proposed Gypsy site, Woolley Moor is an idyllic, quiet village, the site proposed is a vacant grassy area. It previously had houses on it which the Council demolished. The Area is quiet and is not at all the correct location for a traveller's site.
There are no facilities in the village such as shops or a post office. There would be no benefit for the village in having this site. If the council had to use this green space. reverting to its original use would be a more acceptable option. The site is close to Ogston reservoir which is a tourist attraction.

Full text:

I would like to register my objection to the proposed Gypsy site on Temperence Hill in Woolley Moor, Woolley Moor is an idyllic quiet village location the area proposed has been vacant as a grassy area for around 50 years it originally had a row of houses on it which the the council demolished. The Area is quiet and is not at all the correct location for a travellers site. There are no facilities in the village such as shop or post office so that I can not seen any benefit for the village in having this site. I think the fact that the council has been pushing for this since May 2018 and it has only just come to the notice of the villagers is disgusting the council should be ashamed. If the council had to use this green space reverting to its original use would be a more acceptable option. The site close to Ogston reservoir which is a tourist attraction is not right. Most of the residents of this part of the village are elderly and would be traumatised by the proposal.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9220

Received: 15/01/2019

Respondent: Elspeth Cunningham

Representation:

Site too small, question whether travellers would want such a small site, poor access, low sustainability.

Full text:

Site size seems very small for a travellers site. Three pitches together with amenity block and parking spaces etc would be extremely tight on such a small area. Although the Council owns more land to the west this is not usable as it slopes steeply down to a stream so the site could not be extended. Will the travelling community really want to move to such a small site; have they been consulted? The adjacent end terrace house has several windows to the north side and privacy will be undermined. This site is in a quiet rural area on a very narrow lane which is unsuitable for articulated vehicles and for regular use from large vans. There are few amenities here and an irregular bus service so the residents would have to rely on their own transport to get about, which is not good in terms of sustainability. All in all I find the choice of this site quite bizarre as I cannot see any benefits at all to either the existing residents or to the travelling community.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9228

Received: 16/01/2019

Respondent: Mrs Anne Eastwood

Representation:

Summary by Officer.

Please dismiss this site due to affected privacy of the adjoining property. This home has several 'significant' windows along the side of what would be the shared boundary wall, only a path's width from the house. The windows are not frosted and look into actual living space.

At planning committee 18th December 2018 regarding a dwelling application, the Council's Planning Manager repeatedly stated, that as the windows of the application were "not significant" i.e. were either frosted or didn't look into actual living space, they were to be discounted as a reason for objection. Council must be consistent in policy regarding privacy and windows.

Proposed site shouldn't be so close to permanent homes.

Site contrary to policy LC9 - Provision for Traveller Sites, points f and h.

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Site GT/09 Temperance Hill, Woolley Moor, Alfreton.

Please dismiss this proposed site if for no other reason, than consideration of the privacy of the people who live in what would be the closely adjoining property.
This home has several 'significant' windows along the side of what would be the shared boundary wall, only a path's width from the house. The windows are not frosted and look into actual living space.

I attended a planning meeting at NEDDC offices on Tuesday 18th December 2018 at which the committee granted (very narrowly and controversially) an application for a 2 storey dwelling in the applicant's driveway. The very close adjoining property to the left of the proposed dwelling had one upstairs window and a side door facing that side. The bungalow to the rear of the proposed dwelling, had 2 facing frosted windows.
Adrian Kirkham (Planning Manager) repeatedly stated during the meeting, that as these windows were "not significant" i.e. they were either frosted or didn't look into actual living space, they were to be discounted as a reason for objection to the application.

I feel that this is relevant to this proposal and I trust that you will be consistent in your policy regarding privacy and windows and acknowledge that the windows of the home adjoining this proposed Gypsy site are "significant " and therefore must be given due consideration in deciding whether this is a suitable site for caravans and mobile homes, where the council would have no control over where the windows faced. This could lead to a huge breach of privacy for the adjoining dwelling.

There are many more reasons why this is not a suitable site, but my concern for the residents' privacy is the reason for my correspondence in this instance and I urge you to find another site, that isn't so close to permanent homes and won't compromise such privacy.

Development of this particular site would be contrary to policy LC9 - Provision for Traveller Sites of the NEDDC Local Plan, in particular in respect of points f and h :-

f) would unacceptably impact on the amenity of the adjoining residential property and h) would cause unacceptable nuisance to the existing neighbours by virtue of noise and other disturbance caused by on site activities because of the proximity of the existing residential property.

Thank you for considering these important points and I look forward to your response.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9230

Received: 18/01/2019

Respondent: Mr C Pratt

Representation:

I would like to register my views on the proposed gypsy site at Temperance Hill Woolley moor.

Firstly I think it would significantly harm the landscape as it overlooks Ogston and also the surrounding areas.

Secondly,this is a totally unsustainable area. There are no shops, doctors or any facilities in that village . public transport is also virtually nil and if what I have heard is true Hulleys buses are about to fold.

These points should be taken into account when making a decision on this and should be removed from the proposed plan.

Full text:

I would like to register my views on the proposed gypsy site at Temperance Hill Woolley moor.

Firstly I think it would significantly harm the landscape as it overlooks Ogston and also the surrounding areas.

Secondly,this is a totally unsustainable area. There are no shops, doctors or any facilities in that village . public transport is also virtually nil and if what I have heard is true Hulleys buses are about to fold.

These points should be taken into account when making a decision on this and should be removed from the proposed plan.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9232

Received: 16/01/2019

Respondent: Ashover Parish Council

Representation:

Element assigned by Officer.

Location
Ashover Parish Council does not consider that the site is sustainable as it is a significant distance from Schools, Doctors, shops and employment opportunities etc. and has a limited bus service. NEDDC Local Plan evidence demonstrates that Woolley Moor has limited sustainability and the proposed site is on the outskirts of the village.

Full text:

North East Derbyshire Local Plan Examination Consultation - Provision for Gypsies
and Travellers The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England)
Regulations 2012 (Regulations 20 Consultation)

Ashover Parish Council considered the above consultation at its meeting held on
Tuesday 15 January 2019 and is responding to Local Plan Main Matter 15, questions 28 and 29 (relating to the location of the site and material impacts in relation to the Woolley Moor site).

Environment
Ashover Parish Council has concerns regarding the ecology of the area and requests
that an Environmental Impact Assessment is undertaken on the proposed site with full consultation to include Natural England, English Heritage and the Environment Agency.

Location
Ashover Parish Council does not consider that the site is sustainable as it is a significant distance from Schools, Doctors, shops and employment opportunities etc. and has a limited bus service. NEDDC Local Plan evidence demonstrates that Woolley Moor has limited sustainability and the proposed site is on the outskirts of the village.

Landscape
The use of this site as a traveller site would have a significant adverse impact on the
landscape. This is evidenced by NEDDC and whilst the District Council states that this would be overcome by the hedges, Ashover Parish Council does not support this view and considers that the site would be prominent in the surrounding countryside and on the landscape.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9235

Received: 17/01/2019

Respondent: Miss Bettina Sykes

Representation:

I wish to object strongly to the proposed site in this location as I feel would ruin the character of the village.
This site has a public footpath and it is used by many villagers and tourists for walking their dogs and in viewing the countryside.
Also due to increased volumes of traffic around the proposed site this would create major access and parking problems for the local residents to park their vehicles plus will generate more pollution in having additional vehicles which also leads to more traffic coming along our narrow lanes.
There has to be an easy and unrestricted access for emergency vehicles for if a major fire or other incidents happens along this lane.

Full text:

I write in connection to the local plan relating to Gypsy and Traveller site proposal at Temperance Hill, Woolley Moor.
I wish to object strongly to the proposed site in this location as I feel would ruin the character of the village.
This site has a public footpath and it is used by many villagers and tourists for walking their dogs and in viewing the countryside.
Also due to increased volumes of traffic around the proposed site this would create major access and parking problems for the local residents to park their vehicles plus will generate more pollution in having additional vehicles which also leads to more traffic coming along our narrow lanes.
There has to be an easy and unrestricted access for emergency vehicles for if a major fire or other incidents happens along this lane.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9243

Received: 14/01/2019

Respondent: Mick Philbin

Representation:

Summary by Officer.

Concern over limited access to roadway which makes site unsuitable.

Expansion in Woolley Moor already contradicted by the local plan in terms of the limited nature its sustainability. This would already indicate that the site is not suitable.

Concern over lack of facilities; shops, transport, local employment. Discrimination against an underprivileged group as Council intends to place any families or elderly persons wishing to use the site away from basic services and out of sight.

Other site with full range of facilities including access to transport links, the potential for work and access to schools and shops required.

Full text:


as a local resident I would like to comment upon the above aspect of the local plan being finally undertaken by our council.
The site proposed has a very limited access to the roadway and by the very nature of future residents, access for a variety of vehicles would be essential and this site is not suitable. If I was to propose a leisure caravan site it would be immediately refused due to access issues.

The sustainability of Woolley for expansion has already been considered and my understanding is that such an expansion is already contradicted by the local plan in terms of the limited natures of Woolley Moors sustainability. This would already indicate that the site is not suitable. This also demonstrates a lack of integrity and consistency in the local plan process.

The lack of sustainability and basic facilities such as a shop, transport, possibility of local employment and other facilities is a clear indication that NEDDC is guilty of discrimination against an underprivileged group and clearly intends to place any families or elderly persons wishing to use the site away from basic services and out of sight.
NEDDC should provide a site that has a full range of facilities including access to transport links, the potential for work and access to schools and shops. This would be provided by many other sites rather than a field in the middle of nowhere.
The council are demonstrating what a low regard they hold minority groups in and I would suggest they consider Mill lane at Wingerworth as of being a more practical site for consideration as it is much nearer basic facilities and a future.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9244

Received: 18/01/2019

Respondent: Joy Holmes

Representation:

I strongly oppose the location of the site due to, in my opinion, it will not be suitable for the proposed site.

Main reasons:

There are no medical facilities, i.e.
Doctors surgery, Opticians or Dental treatment available in the village.


The site is not close to any shops, fuel stations or public facilities.

The roads in Woolley Moor, next to the site do not have good visibility when pulling out at junctions.

Extra traffic on Temperance Hill would create considerable danger to pedestrians and ramblers/walkers who regularly use this route.

Full text:

I strongly oppose the location of the site due to, in my opinion, it will not be suitable for the proposed site.

Main reasons:

There are no medical facilities, i.e.
Doctors surgery, Opticians or Dental treatment available in the village.


The site is not close to any shops, fuel stations or public facilities.

The roads in Woolley Moor, next to the site do not have good visibility when pulling out at junctions.

Extra traffic on Temperance Hill would create considerable danger to pedestrians and ramblers/walkers who regularly use this route.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9245

Received: 21/01/2019

Respondent: Georgia Renshaw

Representation:

The value of the properties in the area will also reduce significantly, thus leaving home owners with a huge loss in their life savings. If they ever tried to sell the house.
It will also over burden the local services such an NHS and schools in the area which will worsen the service given to local residents and the children in the area. Britain has 2.7 doctors per 1000 people and chesterfield of all places will struggle with an increase in patients

Full text:

The purpose of my email is to voice my opinion on the new proposed sites for gypsies and travellers.
I live in Ashover and my family run 3 farms in the area. ...redacted...

The value of the properties in the area will also reduce significantly, thus leaving home owners with a huge loss in their life savings. If they ever tried to sell the house ...redacted...
It will also over burden the local services such an NHS and schools in the area which will worsen the service given to local residents and the children in the area. Britain has 2.7 doctors per 1000 people and chesterfield of all places will struggle with an increase in patients

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9246

Received: 14/01/2019

Respondent: Ruth Philbin

Representation:

Summary by Officer.

The site would be totally unsuitable for future residents both in terms of lack of facilities and sustainability and would show unfair treatment of a minority group by NEDDC.

The site has further serious failings in terms of access and connections with the roadway at its boundary and other services such as gas/water and sewerage. A new community would be essentially dumped out in the country at an unsuitable site, lacking in infrastructure and a future.

Full text:

With reference to the above, my home is within approximately two miles of the planned addition to the local plan.

I would therefore wish to register the following concerns and objections regarding the addition.

The site would be totally unsuitable for future residents both in terms of lack of facilities and sustainability and would show unfair treatment of a minority group by NEDDC when such a group has enough problems already without being abandoned in an area that lacks shops, transport, potential employment and many other basic facilities.

The site has further serious failings in terms of access and connection with with the roadway at its boundary and other services such as gas/water and sewerage. This again demonstrates an institutional racism by NEDDC when such facilities would be available at other sites. A new community would be essentially dumped out in the country at an unsuitable site, lacking in infrastructure and a future.

Therefore I suggest that NEDDC remove this site from the proposed plan and provide more sustainable locations.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9247

Received: 15/01/2019

Respondent: M & R. J. Jenkins & Freestone

Representation:

Summary and identification of question by Officer.


The proposed location of the site not sustainable, there are no shops, no Post Office and no Medical facilities.

Full text:

We write with regard to the recently issued consultation concerning the proposal for potentially four Gypsy/Traveller sites on land to the north of 13 Temperance Hill Woolley Moor, as referenced above.

As residents of Temperance Hill it can be seen that the proposed location of the site is not sustainable, being in the countryside on a very narrow road with no services, no running water, no electricity and no waste or sewage disposal facilities.
The road junction with the B6014 at the bottom of Temperance Hill is an extreemly bad junction, in that visibility in both directions is very limited and has been the scene of previous accidents and near misses. One would therefore be very concerned for the safety of vehicles pulling trailers and Caravans, together with other road users etc emerging onto and from the B6014.
With regard to local facilities, there are no Shops in Woolley Moor, no Post Office and no Medical facilities ie Doctor or Dental surgeries.

It is also very concerning the visual adverse impact that such a site would have, especially for the existing residents whose properties adjoin the site under review and those who own properties that not only directly face, but also overlook the site.
The landscape and the surrounding area concerned lies within the locally designated Derbyshire Special Landscape Area, that include areas of Multiple Sensitivity.
Assesment made by Derbyshire CC in Nov 2010 identifies the site as lying within an area of primary significace in relation to ecological features, the visual unity and the historic environment.
Consequently, Gypsy and Traveller accomodation are very likely to have an adverse effect on this very sensitive landscape.

Also of concern is the small Brook that lies adjacent to the site and feeds into Ogston Reservoir. Should this become contaminated then both the Wildlife, Wildfowl, Birds and Fish etc that live on and in the reservoir, will be at a huge risk.

It is therefore for the above mentioned reason that we would like to register our protest at such a scheme going ahead.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9252

Received: 21/01/2019

Respondent: Mr Timothy Godkin

Representation:

I would like to register my views on this matter as a resident of Ashover Parish. I have recently moved in to the area with my family. We were attracted to Ashover because it is quiet and tranquil. Having seen the proposal for a site minutes away from my property, I have to say that I am horrified.

It is not a case of 'not in my back yard', simply that there must be more suitable sites in the area, which would not impact on the village and surrounding areas.

Full text:

I have been handed a notice from Stainton Planning regarding a proposed Travellers site at Temperance Hill, Woolley Moor.
I would like to register my views on this matter as a resident of Ashover Parish. I have recently moved in to the area with my family. We were attracted to Ashover because it is quiet and tranquil. Having seen the proposal for a site minutes away from my property, I have to say that I am horrified. ...redacted... It is not a case of 'not in my back yard', simply that there must be more suitable sites in the area, which would not impact on the village and surrounding areas.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9253

Received: 16/01/2019

Respondent: Lisa Woodal

Representation:

Summary by Officer.

I feel that the area in question is totally unsuitable for use as a traveller/Gypsy site. The site would not be in keeping with the surrounding area of our beautiful, well-kept, very small, rural village.

The site would not be sustainable for Gypsy travellers. Woolley Moor is a very small, very rural village and there are no shops of any kind, Post Office, Community Centres, doctors surgeries, dentists, secondary schools or places for employment. The buses run very infrequently which makes it hard to get out of the village.

Full text:

LOCAL PLAN OBJECTION RELATING TO GYPSY TRAVELLER SITE AT TEMPERANCE HILL, WOOLLEY MOOR.
I am responding to Local Plan Main Matter 15, questions 28 & 29.
I feel that the area in question is totally unsuitable for use as a traveller/Gypsy site. The site would not be in keeping with the surrounding area of our beautiful, well-kept, very small, rural village. It would have a significant adverse impact on the landscape. The site could not be screened by a native hedge as suggested as it would not get tall enough to stop the site being visible from the road and surrounding properties. Native hedges are also deciduous so for at least 6 months of the year you would be able to see through it. It would have a heavy, negative impact on the privacy and lives of the residents who are immediately situated next to the site.
As Woolley Moor is very 'hilly' and a popular place for walkers, the site would have a significant harm to public views across the landscape. It would be on view from a vast number of places in the vicinity.
Drainage is an issue and I am concerned that all kinds of 'waste' will go into the stream next to the site which will then carry pollutants into the reservoir which is home to rare species of birds and other wildlife.
The road (Temperance Hill) is not suitable to carry any more traffic. If you face the road from the proposed site there are blind spots created from crests in the road both ways, particularly to the left and it would not be safe for pedestrians to have more vehicles on the road as there is only a short stretch of causeway.
Running alongside of the proposed site is an audio trail, a public footpath, a short causeway with a post box, bench and a bus stop. There are also badger setts and evidence of other wildlife living in the bushes and trees such as foxes, nesting birds of various species and newts in the river - all of which would be disturbed if the site was created.
We have a large conservation area 0.2 miles away from the proposed site around Ogston reservoir, the village is popular with walkers, wildlife enthusiasts, holidaymakers (the village has several holiday accommodation businesses), and visitors to the local pub and plant nursery.
The site would not be sustainable for Gypsy travellers. Woolley Moor is a very small, very rural village and there are no shops of any kind, Post Office, Community Centres, doctors surgeries, dentists, secondary schools or places for employment. The buses run very infrequently which makes it hard to get out of the village.

It is in my opinion that the site should be withdrawn from proposal to be included in the Local Plan on account of all the above reasons.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9256

Received: 17/01/2019

Respondent: Rosie Wilson

Representation:

Summary and Element by Officer.

Woolley Moor lacks infrastructure, services and facilities. An existing footpath for walkers and ramblers runs across site.

Full text:

This is a letter of objection
I have 5 points which makes me make the above statement.
1.
The proposed site at Woolley Moor is in an area of natural beauty. Its also only a stones-throw away (1 minute walk) from the beautiful Ogston Reservoir. This is a site listed of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and has gained a reputation as one of the premier inland sites in the country to watch and record birds roosting and the migration passage.
2.
The site is also next to a stream which feeds the reservoir and therefore pollution is an absolute danger. This stream also can rise quickly is there is a downpour of rain.
3.
There is an existing footpath for walkers and ramblers running across the site.
4.
This site is on temperance hill which is a narrow road with three very difficult and dangerous junctions. One junction has very difficult visibility, one has major gradient issues dipping down before a dip upwards to a narrow right or left turn. And the third is at a very difficult T junction where visibility is often restricted by other vehicles and in bad weather is avoided by the locals due to its danger. Cars often find these lanes very narrow and difficult especially if passing traffic, especially for example when the Tractors and large farm vehicles from the many farms (one which is directly opposite the proposed site). To propose to encourage travellers and Gypsys with their mobile homes is a very bad idea and one which could cause many accidents.
5.
Finally, as a local resident of Woolley Moor I feel it needs to be said that this village has little if no infrastructure for a travellers/Gypsy site. We don't not have any of the normal amenities to offer Travellers or Gypsies. We have no post office, bank or shop of any kind. It is a car journey to Clay Cross or Matlock or Alfreton for these services.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9258

Received: 22/01/2019

Respondent: Mr Ben Cooke

Representation:

Highway safety, size of site too small, no services near site.

Full text:

The impact of highway safety on Temperance hill. The road where the site is is very narrow and has parked cars along it which make it very difficult to manoeuvre past. Also it is very difficult to see oncoming traffic on the hill because of the topography of the land which makes the road quite dangerous particularly with the blind junction to the left at the bottom of the hill. I often go running in Woolley Moor and Temperance hill is always a road where I have to stop and squash into the side due to cars coming and not seeing me until the last minute. The lack of street lights and cats eyes also makes the road difficult to drive on and see parked cars at night. I fear that the increase in traffic that the above proposal could bring would make accidents far more common on Temperance hill and a much more dangerous place to be for walkers.

The size of the site is very small and seems no way near big enough for 3 pitches. As a teacher at Stretton Handley Primary School we often do nature walks and have games and picnics on the site and we tend to do so in small groups as the size of the site is very small and not big enough for a full class. I certainly cannot see how 3 pitches could fit on there?

Woolley Moor is a tiny village/hamlet which has little to no services. There is no shop, no post office, no doctors surgery or dentist and no secondary school. Also as a tiny place there is very little public transport. Without your own car it is very difficult to get around without relying on lifts from neighbours and friends. I grew up in Woolley Moor and found it very difficult to go anywhere with shops as a teenager as buses were very limited and unreliable. I often relied on lifts from family in order to get to doctors appointments etc.
I have looked at the bus timetable now in 2019 and there are even fewer buses as when I was growing up. Surely this would make the site excluded from services which everyone would need and so would not support the needs of a gypsy and traveller site. I currently know of many people in the village who cannot drive and so rely on the good will of neighbours to give them lifts to appointments and take them shopping.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9260

Received: 23/01/2019

Respondent: Karen Edwards

Representation:

Site too small
Footpath and trails
Lack of services
Access difficult

Full text:

The size is too small to house 3 sites and make room for the appropriate sanitation (e.g toilets and waste disposal) The cost setting up and maitaining the site would not be worth it to make just 3 sites.
Public footpath is running down the side of the site, this part of the Woolley Moor trail, a historical and nature trail that is used by the local school as part of there educational curriculum.
There is a lack of services no shops, post office or doctors.
Access to the site is on minor roads making access with large vans difficult and dangerous.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9265

Received: 25/01/2019

Respondent: Mr Julian Turner

Representation:

Poorly planned site, with no consideration to local residents, size of pitches for the travellers and overall welfare of the landscape and wildlife in the area.

Full text:

Woolley Moor itself has no services except a small primary school and certainly none of the main services listed as required within walking distance.

The land is directly onto a national speed limit, narrow lane which is used by heavy farm machinery with a blind hill to the north of the site. I am unsure why this is deemed safe for pedestrians(with no pavements), motorists and the travellers themselves.

Having looked at the outline size of the site, i believe that it would be far too small to house 3 pitches once hedgerows had been planted to take into account the path to the north of the site and the boundary which belongs to number 13 in the south.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9268

Received: 26/01/2019

Respondent: Mr Barry Fullwood

Representation:

The site is too small for the proposed 3 pitches. You would need to take into account the footpath on the heritage trail in the north and appropriate hedging next to number 13.
Having lived in Woolley Moor before moving just a few miles away, I can confirm that Woolley Moor has no access (within walking distance or in the immediate area) to facilities such as doctors, shops, larger schools etc. This was the main reason for me moving from the village to an area with these readily available.

Full text:

The site is too small for the proposed 3 pitches. You would need to take into account the footpath on the heritage trail in the north and appropriate hedging next to number 13.
Having lived in Woolley Moor before moving just a few miles away, I can confirm that Woolley Moor has no access (within walking distance or in the immediate area) to facilities such as doctors, shops, larger schools etc. This was the main reason for me moving from the village to an area with these readily available.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9270

Received: 27/01/2019

Respondent: Mr Graham Collins

Representation:

Limited local amenities, small site inadequate for the task.

Full text:

This would seem to be an unlikely site for a permanent traveller's site. There are very limited local amenities - no local shops, limited public transport, medical facilities several miles away and no local secondary school. The site is so small it is unclear how the recommended 3 permanent utility buildings, space for 3 permanent caravans and 3 mobile together with car parking could be fitted in. It is unclear how vehicular access could safely be provided with such a small frontage onto the road, especially as it is intended only to use the front of the site because of unsuitable sloping to the rear.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9272

Received: 23/01/2019

Respondent: Babette Green

Representation:

Summary by Officer

Is there enough space for 3 plots there, is it safe with a steep slope behind and direct access to the brook if there are young children in the families. If there is limited space due to entrance road and apron then will there be room to park vehicles or will they have to be left on the road.

There is a bus stop but the service is very infrequent and not convenient to be able to access a nearby town, or to access a station for onward travel. They would need other forms of transport.

The village is so small. There are no shops, post office, doctor, dentist nearby, in fact the nearest shop ( Jet petrol station) is an hours walk along a narrow unlit road with fairly fast traffic. The local pub at the bottom of Temperance Hill closed due to lack of business.

Full text:

I am writing this email in response to Matters,Issues and Questions raised in the local plan main matter 15 in relation to question 28( services/facilities in village and size of site) and question 29 ( impact on landscape/access)

Myself and my partner live in this area and have done for the last 14 years, it has wonderful footpaths, wildlife and history in its roots. We need a car to work as there is no access to train connections at normal business hours and so we use Temperance Hill on a regular basis.
We have Ogston reservoir on our doorstep which is a SSSI site, no powered craft are allowed on the water( apart from the safety boat) when they are sailing, the fishing club are bank fishing only( fish are stocked regularly ). Both clubs help in the management of the shrubs along the shoreside.

My objections to the proposed traveller site are both from our and their point of view.

From a locals point of view

We are very concerned about pollutants seeping into the brook which has direct unhindered access to our drinking water reservoir, these pollutants may be derived from the construction or products worked on by new occupants.

We are concerned about traffic on the road as it is narrow and quite blind as you drive up the hill, may have issues with vehicles pulling out or if further cars are parked at roadside if not enough room on pitches. If hedging is planted will it be on frontage to afford occupants some privacy, will it overgrow the pavement and force walkers into the road and as such increase their danger. Every morning there are dog walkers that use this road.
Would the people in neighbouring stone houses wish to overlook a traveller site, would the traveller site be in keeping with the nearby properties- I am sure if I wanted to put a park home type dwelling in my garden or put a couple of touring caravan pitches in my garden the council would have something to say about it

We see Ospreys, badgers,foxes, buzzards,red kites,Ravens,herons,woodpeckers all around this area and the woodland below proposed site provides shelter. There is an osprey nesting site within a few hundred yards. It is a recognised area of Sensitvity and as such should not be disturbed.

We use the historic footpath Well Lane and this would prevent us from doing so in the future.

Would the travellers be carrying out business from the site as that is unfair on surrounding neighbours and the village as noise, smells and vehicular comings and goings does not allow for peace and quiet.

Even the local pub Napoleon Inn at the bottom of Temperance Hill closed due to lack of business, the village is so small and has no facilities.

From the travellers point of view

Would they want to be overlooked as the neighbouring stone properties are in very close proximity, it could take many years for an indigineous hedge to grow to a suitable height.

Is there enough space for 3 plots there, is it safe with a steep slope behind and direct access to the brook if there are young children in the families. If there is limited space due to entrance road and apron then will there be room to park vehicles or will they have to be left on the road- creating a risk of being hit due to narrowness of road.

There is a bus stop but the service is very infrequent and not convenient to be able to access a nearby town, eg Alfreton or to access a station for onward travel. They would need other forms of transport.

There are no shops, post office, doctor, dentist nearby, in fact the nearest shop ( Jet petrol station) is an hours walk along a narrow unlit road with fairly fast traffic.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9274

Received: 19/01/2019

Respondent: Clare and Ian Blaskey

Representation:

We wish to object to the above proposal on several grounds:
1- the consultation is rushed and this shows disrespect for both the process and the environment together with those who are affected by it .
2- ingress and egress are unsafe and create a traffic hazard
3- the actual size of the site is reduced and not as per the plans
4- scale , location etc are unsuitable
5- wildlife including birds , insects , animals whose habitat this forms part of would be adversely affected both day and night .
6- the hundreds of years of history of the site must be respected

Full text:

We wish to object to the above proposal on several grounds:
1- the consultation is rushed and this shows disrespect for both the process and the environment together with those who are affected by it .
2- ingress and egress are unsafe and create a traffic hazard
3- the actual size of the site is reduced and not as per the plans
4- scale , location etc are unsuitable
5- wildlife including birds , insects , animals whose habitat this forms part of would be adversely affected both day and night .
6- the hundreds of years of history of the site must be respected

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9279

Received: 24/01/2019

Respondent: Lesley Coombes & David Bradley

Representation:

Summary by Officer.

Village infrastructure- there is little- No shops, doctors, post office and an infrequent bus service

I am disappointed by the lack of thought that has recommended this site as its location is visible far beyond its direct location (It can be clearly seen from several aspects by several miles) and therefore has a direct impact on the wider local community and hamlets surrounding the site.

Full text:

I writing in response to the "Matters, Issues and Questions (MIQ's) raised in the local plan, Main matter 15 in relation to question 28 (Services/facilities in village) and question 29 (impact on landscape and access). To lodge our objections and concerns to the proposed plan and wish this to be considered as part of your consultation.

As local residents we only found out about the proposal some 2 weeks ago and our first reaction was shock and incredulity that this site was being considered for this purpose for the following reasons:
* Traffic and access- the roads in this area are designed for occasional light traffic. We are already experiencing significant problems due to small developments in the area. This has vastly increased traffic volumes of all types(delivery drivers, trades men and visitors).The road conditions and width are just not designed for even small increases. Particularly where the roads are multiple use (With no pavements or refuges for walkers, cyclists, dog walkers, children, horse riders) and as such poses a real threat to safety of all concerned. Drivers do not slow down for narrow roads with multiple user types and road conditions are such (Width and camber) with in places poor visibility in relation to speed and light that we are deeply concerned that this will become a real problem should this development proceed. To be frank a vehicle such as flatbed truck may well cause road blockages.(This happens with just the occasional tractor!).
* The environment- This is an area of beauty and in close and visible proximity to a site of special scientific interest at Ogston. Not only for those of us who live locally and walk our dogs/enjoy views (Spectacular sunsets and sunrises and is a regular route for our dog walks) and wild life but for many people who come from outside of the area to watch the birds (Particularly at migration time when we experience the regular spectacle of geese, swans and ducks in the early morning and evening flying).It is of great concern therefore that any further use has the potential for not only visibly spoiling the beauty of the area but actually contaminates ground aquifers and causes wider environmental impacts on wildlife and vegetation(Particularly the toads/frogs- it is special to see them in the spring). We are also concerned regarding the proximity to well used footpaths in terms of impact of enjoyment of beauty but potential impacts on walkers and their dogs (And horses). Some of the footpaths are ancient and receive visitors who walk the old pack horse trails. This is likely to cause disturbance of privacy to any potential residents. And increase the likely hood of noise nuisance to all residents existing and new.
* Village infrastructure- there is little- No shops, doctors, post office and an infrequent bus service

I am disappointed by the lack of thought that has recommended this site as its location is visible far beyond its direct location (It can be clearly seen from several aspects by several miles) and therefore has a direct impact for all the above reasons on the wider local community and hamlets surrounding the site.

Please accept this as our objection to the use of this site for this purpose.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9281

Received: 23/01/2019

Respondent: Leslie Burns

Representation:

Question identified by Officer

The small hamlet of Woolley Moor does not have sufficient services and is beyond walking distance from any main settlement. The site proposed cannot comply with Good Practice for Designing Gypsy and Traveller Sites as issued by The Department for Communities and Local Government.

This is not a sustainable development and cannot comply with principles of planning. It would be against the wishes of the local communities. It is contrary to local planning policy which seeks to conserve such an Area of Primary Sensitivity (AMES).

Full text:

As a resident near Woolley Moor I am writing in response to the Matters, Issues and Questions (MIQ) raised in the NEDDC Local Plan Main Matter 15 in relation to the question 28 (services/facilities in village and size of site) and question 29 (impact on landscape/access).

I urge you to reject the idea of a gypsy and traveller site on Temperance Hill, Woolley Moor for the following obvious reasons:

1) There will be an increased safety risk due to more parked vehicles on the highway impeding lines of sight for drivers. Oncoming vehicles from the adjacent bends in this narrow road are already difficult to see when cars are parked outside the existing houses next to the site.

2) The small hamlet of Woolley Moor does not have sufficient services and is beyond walking distance from any main settlement. The site proposed cannot comply with Good Practice for Designing Gypsy and Traveller Sites as issued by The Department for Communities and Local Government.

3) The harmful impact on our local landscape cannot be ignored. This would be a loss of attractive greenfield space. The site would be close to a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), namely Ogston Reservoir. It would be an urban encroachment on a historic rural area.

4) The adjacent rural housing would overlook the caravans and the existing residents would lose a valuable play area for children. We see this activity when we walk through the area with our dog.

This is not a sustainable development and cannot comply with principles of planning. It would be against the wishes of the local communities. It is contrary to local planning policy which seeks to conserve such an Area of Primary Sensitivity (AMES).

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9282

Received: 23/01/2019

Respondent: Mr Richard Preece

Representation:

Summary by Officer.

Objection to site:
-Woolley Moor has no nearby services and facilities.
-Proposed site far too small for the intended 3 Pitches, cars will park on roads.
-Land was given to the council to be used as a place of natural beauty, for local children young and old to play.

Full text:

I am writing in response to the Matters, Issues and Questions raised in the local plan main matter 15 in relation to question 28 ( Services / facilities in village and size of the site) plus question 29 ( impact on landscape / access )

Please consider my objections for the planned site above.

1) For the new people and family residing and visiting, there are no local shops.
2) For the new people and family residing and visiting, it is far to travel to the shops and places of frequent use impacting on the carbon footprint.
3) For the new people and family residing and visiting may find it hard to park as the road is very narrow, have the planners taken into consideration of off the road parking and what type of traffic is used at this time and what is to be expected.
4) To use common sense the proposed site is far too small for the intended 3 Pitches in relation to point 3.
5) It is believed there will be a impact on the sewer system as it is to capacity at this moment in time.
6) Has a report been undertaken on the adverse effects to adjoining properties such as noise pollution, blot to the landscape not being of normal village construction, impact on wildlife.
7) We believe the land was given to the council to be used as a place of natural beauty, for local children young and old to play.
8) ...redacted...

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9284

Received: 22/01/2019

Respondent: Mrs Kathryn Beckett

Representation:

The proposed site is extremely small being bordered at the rear by a steep bank leading to a brook containing fish which leads into Ogston Reservoir. To the left there are stone cottages many of which have no parking facilities and therefore have to park on the lane outside their homes.
Woolley Moor is a small village, it has no shops or post office and has a highly infrequent bus service. The nearest GP Surgery is Ashover and the nearest dentist is Clay Cross. The nearest Minor Injuries Unit are at Darley Dale or Ripley with the nearest A & E being at Calow near Chesterfield.

Full text:

I am writing in response to the Matters,Issues and Questions raised in the local plan main matter 15 specifically questions 28 and 29.

For the past 35 years my husband and myself have lived at................Handley. We have raised three children here and have therefore spent many enjoyable hours walking in and around Woolley Moor.

I would like initially to refer to point 28.
The proposed site is extremely small being bordered at the rear by a steep bank leading to a brook containing fish which leads into Ogston Reservoir. To the left there are stone cottages many of which have no parking facilities and therefore have to park on the lane outside their homes.
Woolley Moor is a small village, it has no shops or post office and has a highly infrequent bus service. The nearest GP Surgery is Ashover and the nearest dentist is Clay Cross. The nearest Minor Injuries Unit are at Darley Dale or Ripley with the nearest A & E being at Calow near Chesterfield.

Point 29.
Temperance Hill leads to Ogston Reservoir which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The reservoir has recorded over 200 species of birds and is home to an abundance of wildlife. Understandably the area therefore attracts many birdwatchers, tourists and hiking groups.
Despite there being a suggestion that a hedge ( which would make the site even smaller) may be planted the site is visually prominent and can be overlooked by passers by or from other nearby locations.
I trust these comments will be taken into account and my objection to the proposal noted.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9289

Received: 21/01/2019

Respondent: Mr A Hardwick

Representation:

Summary by officer

Residents have not received enough information or time to consider this proposal

It is not a suitable location because:
1 It is a rural location in a Special Landscape Area and would therefore cause significant, demonstrable harm to the landscape.

2 The site is very close to the important Ogston Reservoir which is very well used by birdwatchers, walkers, picnickers and the Sailing Club. Visual harm, noise and light pollution would be caused to these facilities and the knock on effect of harm to the tourist industry affecting lettings of holiday cottages and therefore use of pubs in the wider area of Woolley Moor and Ashover.

3 The required entry splays would be very difficult to achieve and would endanger road users.

4 The proposed site is not in a sustainable location. There are no community facilities, shops or post office (other than the C of E Church)within walking distance.

Full text:

I wish to comment on the proposed site GT/09 at Temperance Hill, Woolley Moor and I feel it is an inappropriate location.

I don't feel that residents have received enough information or time to consider this proposal


It is not a suitable location because:
1 It is a rural location in a Special Landscape Area and would therefore cause significant, demonstrable harm to the landscape.

2 The site is very close to the important Ogston Reservoir which is very well used by birdwatchers, walkers, picnickers and the Sailing Club. Visual harm, noise and light pollution would be caused to these facilities and the knock on effect of harm to the tourist industry affecting lettings of holiday cottages and therefore use of pubs in the wider area of Woolley Moor and Ashover.

3 The required entry splays would be very difficult to achieve and would endanger road users.

4 The proposed site is not in a sustainable location. There are no community facilities, shops or post office (other than the C of E Church)within walking distance.

For these reasons I urge you to remove GT/09 Temperance Hill from the list of proposed sites.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9291

Received: 24/01/2019

Respondent: Dave & Pam Sorrell

Representation:

Summary by Officer.

Objection to site. Woolley Moor is a beautiful village, with a primary school, which causes increased traffic at school times. It's very small, no shops, doctors, dentist, or post office.

Full text:

I am writing in response to the MATTERS,ISSUES AND QUESTIONS (MIQ'S) raised in the local plan main matter 15 in relation to question 28 - SERVICES/FACILITIES IN VILLAGE AND SIZE OF SITE. and question 29, IMPACT ON LANDSCAPE/ACCESS.
I feel very strongly that permission for the proposed gypsy and traveller site at Woolley Moor should not be given.
I am a farmer in Handley, and own 2 plots of land Nr Handley Church, one being on Temperance Hill.This would have a real effect on the highway and compromise safety, as the road is very narrow and winding.
Woolley Moor is a beautiful village, with a primary school, which causes increased traffic at school times. It is very small, no shops, doctors, dentist, or post office.
The Woolley Moor Trail - runs across the site, and is used regularly by local school children.
It is very close to Ogston Reservoir. where there is a variety of birds ducks and geese, and wildlife. which attracts many tourists and bird watchers.
The site is very popular with dog walkers and ramblers, admiring the beautiful views.
My wife and I have lived in this beautiful area for 35 years, and strongly object to this proposal.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9292

Received: 28/01/2019

Respondent: Mrs Tracey Moore

Representation:

We visit Woolley Moor, Ashover and surrounding areas with our family to visit family and friends. We often visit Woolley Moor, visit the country inn and walk. Personally we believe that the site would need attention with hedging, fencing etc which would make the site a lot smaller than the above plan. The village has no facilities - shops, doctors etc and is of a rural location. We feel that the site allocation would not be justified in this area as would not meet the needs of travellers.

Full text:

We visit Woolley Moor, Ashover and surrounding areas with our family to visit family and friends. We often visit Woolley Moor, visit the country inn and walk. Personally we believe that the site would need attention with hedging, fencing etc which would make the site a lot smaller than the above plan. The village has no facilities - shops, doctors etc and is of a rural location. We feel that the site allocation would not be justified in this area as would not meet the needs of travellers.

Object

Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers

Representation ID: 9294

Received: 22/01/2019

Respondent: Ann Wallhead

Representation:

Summary by Officer.

Objection to site:
Other than the village school there are no facilities within the village, no post office, shop, doctors and the bus services are very limited.

Full text:

I am writing in response to the Matters, Issues and Questions raised in the local plan, main matter 15 in relation to question 28( services/ facilities in village and size of site) and question 29( impact on landscape/access) I would like to strongly object to the council considering a traveller site in the sleepy village of Woolley Moor. I have lived in this area, Fallgate which is less than a mile from Woolley Moor, all my life and am very familiar with the area.
Firstly, other than the village school there are no facilities within the village, no post office, shop, doctors and the bus services are very limited.The road system around the village is made up of narrow country lanes and safety would be compromised by even more traffic using the system.
Secondly, the site would be opposite a busy farm entrance, tractors, trailers and milk tankers would be regularly up and down Temperance Hill, again further road traffic would cause congestion problems.
When at Primary School, I used to go badger watching locally, there is still a large badger population in this area, when planning is being considered for anything I am very aware that the Wildlife Trust are against any disturbances to the local wildlife and I fear that the addition lights and noise etc. would cause this. This piece of land is also regularly used by the local Primary School.
I submit my objection with the hope that this site will be deemed unsuitable and rejected.