NW/701

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Comment

Schedule of Sites Consultation Document (February 2015)

Representation ID: 1478

Received: 06/03/2015

Respondent: mr brendan stokes

Representation:

I live at St Lawrence road and to get out my drive can take up to ten minutes. the prospect of putting that number of houses on the proposed plot above is going to increase the volume of traffic on a already very busy and sometimes congested A road. A lot of people cross on foot and the increase in traffic would create more danger to the public. I feel that there are better sites to build on than the one above and will not increase traffic volume as much on a major A road through the village

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I live at number 7 St Lawrence road and to get out my drive can take up to ten minutes. the prospect of putting that number of houses on the proposed plot above is going to increase the volume of traffic on a already very busy and sometimes congested A road. A lot of people cross on foot and the increase in traffic would create more danger to the public. I feel that there are better sites to build on than the one above and will not increase traffic volume as much on a major A road through the village

Comment

Schedule of Sites Consultation Document (February 2015)

Representation ID: 1495

Received: 16/03/2015

Respondent: Mrs L Turton

Representation:

Area contains historic field patterns. Hedgerows and trees should remain intact. They cannot be replicated. They provide excellent habitat for birds and wildlife.

230 properties need access possibly from Williamthorpe Road, close to The Green, resulting in higher volumes of traffic at busy junction.

Williamthorpe Road/St Lawrence Road A6175 is main route from M1 through Clay Cross to A61. This road is busy most times but a nightmare when problems/diversions from M1.

Highway structure through North Wingfield is at capacity, adding traffic from 230 properties would result in gridlock.

Additional properties would engulf area, changing whole ethos of community.

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On March 5th 2015 I attended a public consultation with regard to the local plan for NEDDC. As a resident of North Wingfield my comments regard the sections NW/701 and NW/1603.
Regarding Plan NW/701
I understand there are proposals for 230 properties for this area of land. My comments are as follows:
1. This area of land contains historic field patterns. As such the ancient hedgerows and trees should remain intact and undisturbed for posterity. They are not something which can be replicated and are proof of farming practice from bygone times.
The hedgerows and trees within these historic field patterns provide excellent habitat for the breeding birds and other wildlife found on this site.

(ii) The proposed 230 properties for this site would require access possibly from Williamthorpe Road, as this area is very close to The Green at North Wingfield, this would result in even higher volumes of traffic at an extremely busy/bottle neck junction in North Wingfield.

(iii) The Williamthorpe Road/St Lawrence Road A6175 is the main route for traffic leaving the M1 at Junction 29 throguh Clay Cross and to the A61. This road is extremely busy at most times of the day but is a nightmare when there are problems on the M1 and traffic is being diverted from the M1.

(iv) The highway structure through North Wingfield is at capacity, to add further traffic from another 230 properties would result in gridlock.

Regarding Plan NW/1603
I understand there are 227 properties for this area of land.
My comments are as follows:

1 (i) This area of land also shows evidence of historic field patterns, as such they too are original ancient hedgerows and trees and should remain in tact and undistrubed for posperity. They are not something which can ben replicated and are proof of farming practices of bygone times. These hedgerows and trees provide valuable habitat for the wildlife found on this site.

(ii) The farm house contained within NW/1603 is an integral part of the above mentioned original farming parcel of land and it is imperitive this original structure survives so that future generations can enjoy this heritage of North Wingfield.

2 The proposed 227 properties for NW/1603 would require access possibly from Little Morton Road. The junction of Little Morton Road with St Lawrence Road is an extremely hazardous area with the current volume of traffic. To add traffic from a further 227 properties would be a nightmare scenario. Considering this junction is part of North Wingfield Conservation Area together with the Old Cross which is Grade II listed, alteration of the junction may prove problematic.

Should plan NW/701 and NW/1603 ever come to fruition, these additional properties would engulf this area of North Wingfield changing the whole ethos of a settled community.

Comment

Schedule of Sites Consultation Document (February 2015)

Representation ID: 1497

Received: 13/03/2015

Respondent: Mr and Mrs S A Payne

Representation:

Traffic horrendous. Extra traffic generates more noise, pollution, disruption in crowded road system. Will prejudice public highway safety. Noise levels already high. Will create imbalance for crowded doctors, schools. Where is work/employment?

Will threaten public right of way and spoil contours of land. Loss of countryside, agricultural land. Loss of fields and hedgerows threatens wildlife.

Will dominate, spoil village. Loss of privacy.

Better sites - NW 2002 road not as busy, has access, Five Pits trail, local pond. Less objection to this site. Refuse site at Little Morton Road - traffic still issue, but would get rid of 'eye sore'.



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To whom it may concern

Re: PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT IN NORTH WINGFIELD.

We are writing regarding the proposed development in North Wingfield - NW 701 and NW 1603.

After much thought and investigation we feel we cannot object strongly enough about this.

Below are some of our valid objections -

1 The traffic through this part of the village of North Wingfield is already horrendous - this was confirmed last year by the need to install more pelican crossing to enable people to cross in safety.

2 The extra traffic from another 500 houses (generally 2 cars per household) will generate more noise, pollution and disruption in an already over crowded road system. This would prejudice public and highway safety. Noise levels are already high both during the day and night.

3 The extra housing and occupants would create an imbalance for already over crowded doctors, schools etc. Where is the work/employment coming from for these people in this area or even with a small commute?

4 The plan would be threatening a public right of way through existing countryside walks and it would spoil the natural contours of the land. We would loose valuable countryside, agricultural land and open spaces.

5 The loss of fields and hedgerows would threaten a lot of the local wildlife - partridges, foxes, yellow hammers, woodpeckers etc.

6 Loosing valuable agricultural land (food) while creating more housing (mouths to feed) does not make any sense!

7 The site will dominate existing buildings - some listed buildings and spoil the village environment - will it still be classed as a village?

8 We and others will experience loss of privacy with buildings overlooking our properties.

If the need for this new housing must go ahead in North Wingfield, then we feel there are more suitable sites with better options. The other prosed site NW 2002 would appear a better setting regarding the traffic problems as the road is not as busy and there are other options for access. Also the area would be more appealing for housing having the benefit of the Five Pits trail nearby and the local pond for leisure.

We have also been told that there have been little, if any objections to this site. This means there would be less disruption and upset for existing residents.

Another option not even considered is the old refuse site at the bottom of Little Morton Road - although the traffic would still be an issue there, but it would get rid of an 'eye sore'.

As well as these valid objections, from a personnel level this has caused us and other local people a great deal of stress and upset.

We have spent several sleepless nights resulting in stress, worry and even illness. Some of our neighbours are even considering moving!

We purchased this property, thinking agricultural land would not be built on and we would enjoy a happy and peaceful retirement here with lovely open views - the purchase price reflected this. We now see our quality of life and retirement would be destroyed by this proposal. There seems to be no consideration for people who have worked hard - claiming no benefits, who purchase their own homes and fund their own retirement. Surely local hard working people should have some say over where building goes. We can see the only people benefiting from this will be the builders!

Once again if the building is necessary, we ask that the other site be more fully considered as this will cause less disruption, traffic problems and upset overall and it appears to be a better option anyway.

Comment

Schedule of Sites Consultation Document (February 2015)

Representation ID: 1596

Received: 24/03/2015

Respondent: Max Adams

Representation:

Serious concerns over development of sites NW/701 and NW/1603 due to the increase in traffic impacting on already difficult and dangerous junction between Little Morton Road and A6175.

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Please find below our comments relating to the proposed housing developments in North Wingfield and our concerns relating to development on sites NW/701 and NW/1603


We believe that the proposals for development in this location in North Wingfield will cause serious issues with the immediate highway junctions. Little Morton Road junction with the A6175 in particular is already nearing capacity, has very poor visibility and has already been subject to investigation by DCC Highways due to its poor safety record.

We understand that part of the proposals mentioned the possibility of a new junction being created on the A6175 to the north-east of the Grassmoor junction; this will presumably form the main access to the site but the secondary access which would be required to the site from Little Morton Road will inevitably have a seriously negative impact on an already dangerous and difficult junction. This, when combined with the increased traffic on the A6175 from the proposed 500 new homes, will have serious implications for residents and road users in the area.

Should there be a need for housing to be built, we believe that a site to the north of the A6175 would be less detrimental to the local highway system due to the majority of the amenities being on that side of the main road. This would mean that less vehicles would be trying to cross the main road on a daily basis and potentially less vehicles would be used to access the amenities. There are strong existing public transport links along Grassmoor road into Chesterfield which could be better utilised if development took place to the north.

We understand that there is a need for increased housing in the country but such a large development in an area of this size is disproportionate especially with the recent major increase in the size of Clay Cross; which is already increasing traffic on an already busy road.

I hope that by raising these concerns further investigation will be undertaken and development of sites NW/701 and NW/1603 for housing will be discarded.


Thank you.

Comment

Schedule of Sites Consultation Document (February 2015)

Representation ID: 1645

Received: 25/03/2015

Respondent: mr elliott gaunt

Representation:

Do not build houses as proposed, the village is not big enough and would not cope with the increase in the village population and you are ruining what is a well known and sought after road to live on. The traffic, congestion and pollution and also the lack of facilities of doctors dentists and schools would not cope with this and shouldn't have to change.

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Having only bought my house on Little Morton Road less than 12 months ago I feel the need to express my concern at the proposed planning that we have been notified of. I object completely at the idea of it and feel the road is busy enough as it is with the current population of North Wingfield and creating a further large amount of properties will only add too this and increase of congestion, pollution and impact on safety. Little Morton Road is a well sought after neighbourhood and does not need ruining by putting a ridiculous amount of houses off of it. We bought our house based on the views and the countryside feeling we get from it and paid a large amount of money for this which will be ruined should your proposal go ahead. The ground is already prone to flooding in the fields and could create a multitude of problems for the houses and existing residents of Little Morton Road. Having a relative that works for the highways agency for Derbyshire he has also commented that this road is already too busy and wouldn't like an increase of traffic. Having a young child also we feel that the increase of traffic will affect his growing up when it comes to walking to and from school and enjoying everyday life because of the amount of cars that potentially will be created. There is currently a public footpath that runs off Little Morton Road that goes through the fields where you are proposing to build and it is a well known public footpath that is used by many walkers and families. Given the amount of houses that you are proposing you may build and the current population of the village there is not enough schools, doctors and facilities to stretch to a further vast amount of people and no space to increase these. On closing I would like to stress my concern and unhappiness in your intentions and do know from speaking with neighbours that everyone feels as strong and will not let this occur without a fight.

Comment

Schedule of Sites Consultation Document (February 2015)

Representation ID: 1797

Received: 25/03/2015

Respondent: Mr John & Lynn Bailey

Representation:

These fields are the most pleasant and picturesque views in North Wingfield, used regularly by walkers. Development would be to the detriment of the character of the whole village.

High density starter home style houses will be a total misfit to this particular area of North Wingfield.

Little Morton Road and St Lawrence Road are very congested areas at many times of the day.

A large number of new houses will increase demands on local schools and services.

If new building has to take place, the most suitable area to us would appear to be the NW2002 site.

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It is with some dismay that we read of the proposed development of new properties at NW701 and NW1603 (Little Morton Road - St Lawrence Road, North Wingfield). These fields and the others heading over towards Tibshelf are probably the most pleasant and picturesque views in the whole of North Wingfield, a source of pleasure for all. These fields are used regularly by walkers and people exercising their dogs. The excellent vista could also be considered a public amenity towards the centre of the village which all people are free to use. To have this destroyed would be to the detriment of the whole village and its character and charm spoiled for ever.

We understand that the type of properties being considered are of the high density - starter home style. This will be a total misfit to the rest of the properties around this particular area of North Wingfield and more suited to similar developments in another area of the village.There is also the problem of access should this occur, as both Little Morton Road and St Lawrence Road are very congested areas at many times of the day. Any new junctions, roundabouts, traffic lights would only have a negative impact.

Whilst we appreciate that new properties need to be built, a large number of new houses will, of necessity, increase the demands on local schools and surgeries in particular. At the moment these seem to be full to capacity and you would be unable to build new classrooms at Parkhouse School. There is also a huge waiting time to see local doctors at the moment (5 to 6 weeks at Blue Dykes, Clay Cross for routine appointments). Have these issues been taken into consideration?

If new building has to take place, the most suitable area to us would appear to be the NW2002 site, which is adjacent to where similar high density development schemes have been recently undertaken and the topography of the land less interesting.

Comment

Schedule of Sites Consultation Document (February 2015)

Representation ID: 1825

Received: 26/03/2015

Respondent: Peter Brett Associates LLP

Representation:

The boundaries indicated on the North Wingfield Future Development Potential Plan are incorrect as the land ownership goes up to the highway boundary on Williamthorpe Road and Williamthorpe Close, (as indicated in red on the submitted plan). This ensures that highway access is directly available onto Williamthorpe Road (A6175).
The site is immediately available and is considered deliverable for housing within the plan period.

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Comment

Schedule of Sites Consultation Document (February 2015)

Representation ID: 1862

Received: 25/03/2015

Respondent: Mr Niel Lewis

Representation:

Little Morton Road is already at capacity and access is very difficult, and particularly problematic for pedestrians, especially in relation to the Primary School.

The affected fields are ancient field patterns.

The open fields and hedgerows provide a refuge for fauna and flora.

Public footpaths in this area, an essential alternative to walking in the built environment.

Light pollution would result in an areas not currently lit.

There are more suitable sites which don't use attractive green arable land. Valuable agricultural land would be lost forever. There are other preferable sites with less impact on land as NW1603 and NW701.

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North East Derbyshire Local Plan - North Wingfield Parish

Thank you for providing me with the opportunity to respond to the proposals in the draft Local Plan
for North East Derbyshire - North Wingfield. My comments relate to the proposal(s) to provide land
for 457 houses in 'plots' NW1603 (227 properties) and NW701 (230 properties);
Highways. Little Morton Road is already at capacity. The road is very busy with local and through
traffic, and despite the road having a 30 mph speed limit this is often ignored. Its junction, at the
bottom of the road, with Church Lane is very difficult for motor vehicles but more importantly it's
even more problematic for pedestrians, particular those with young children attending Parkhouse
Primary School. The junction with St Laurence Road (at the Gate Inn) is at best difficult and at
worse, dangerous, particularly for vehicles turning right from Little Morton Road.
Even with s278 agreements, between Derbyshire Highways and a potential developer, to improve
the junction, I believe it would be difficult due to the close proximity of the Gate Inn and the old
waymark cross. Also if through traffic was encouraged to use Church Lane it is equally hard to exit,
again turning right at its junction near the church, and as with Little Morton Road, traffic queues
back down the road.
Visibility is difficult in a couple of locations on Little Morton Road, for example, near Little Morton
Farm, near the junction with Fairfield Drive and near the junction with Church Lane. The road width
is limited on Little Morton Road which would make it difficult to realign and widen. Footways are
essential on the road and there are a number of registered common land parcels, where of course
development isn't permitted.
Historical Field Patterns. The fields in the plots NW1603 and NW701 are ancient field patterns.
Compare the early 20th century County Series 6 inch maps and in particular the Sanderson 25 miles
around Mansfield map from 1835 with a modern day 1:10,000 map where the field patterns have
changed very little. There are a number of old strip farmed fields, ancient hedgerows, old trees and
watercourses still on their original natural lines. These are a very important part of our agricultural
past and should not be in the gift of this generation to change this forever.
Bio-diversity. The open fields, hedgerows, trees, watercourses, unimproved grass land, field
margins / headlands all provide a refuge for both fauna and flora. The green belt is being eroded
and as a result we're now exponentially losing wildlife and plant life to development. This land
provides an excellent buffer between existing housing along Little Morton and the Elvaston Estate.
Rights of Way. There are a number of public footpaths in this area, including definitive paths
recorded on Derbyshire's Definitive Map and Statement, and those not recorded on the definitive
map but used daily by members of the public. These are green paths and ancient routes and they
provide an essential alternative to walking in the built environment. I have used these paths for
many years and I'd like my children, and everyone else to be able continue to use these green paths
rather than a tarmacked diversion between timber fences through a housing estate.
Light pollution. There are no lights between Little Morton Road / Williamthorpe Road and
Holmewood and Lower Pilsley apart from the current surrounding streets and houses. This creates a
buffer zone and a break from street and residential lighting, you can see the stars and there's no
'orange' glow in this area, it would be nice to keep this as it is.
Finally I understand the need for more housing, however, as a whole in North East Derbyshire and
indeed in North Wingfield there are more suitable sites which don't use green arable land crisscrossed
with hedgerows, trees and watercourses. Agricultural land is at premium and if
development happens then that's it - lost forever. As I've alluded to, there are other sites prime for
development which don't impact on the land as they do in plots NW1603 and NW701.

Yours sincerely
Neil Lewis

Comment

Schedule of Sites Consultation Document (February 2015)

Representation ID: 1870

Received: 26/03/2015

Respondent: Mrs Joanne Standen

Representation:

My greatest concern with regards to the proposals is the impact this would have on an already very busy road and be even more dangerous for pedestrians.

The fields behind our home are abundant with wildlife

The areas itself is also used regularly with ramblers and dog walkers

I am certain there are much better areas where build could take place which would have less of an impact.

I do hope, that these plans will be more closely investigated especially on road congestion before anything is finalised.

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I wish to inform you of our objections to the proposals with reference to the above.

We bought our property in 2000. We purchased this property because of it's prime location, open fields and views to the rear.

Having spent considerable thousands recently renovating our home, to increase it's value and predominantly make this our "forever" home, imagine our distress when details of a proposed plan to build 457 homes at the bottom of our garden dropped through our letter box.

With 230 proposed homes built behind our property we can wave goodbye to our lovely views, open fields and expect a good decrease in our homes value.

My greatest concern with regards to the proposals is the impact this would have on an already very busy road. This road, especially at rush hour and school run times is exceptionally busy not just with cars but HGV lorries using this route to meet the A38. With another 400 homes in this area this would only increase congestion and be even more dangerous for pedestrians.

Also the fields behind our home are abundant with wildlife and this would be a shame if this was to be effected - the government are spending money on trying to keep our natural green areas and this proposal seems to be working towards the opposite.

The areas itself is also used regularly with ramblers and dog walkers and as a local resident, responsible dog owner and worried parent I do feel that with dog fouling a major problem in North Wingfield (especially on route to school!) i do believe any change to remove these dog walking routes would only increase the problem.

I am certain there are much better areas where build could take place which would have less of an impact.

I do hope, that these plans will be more closely investigated especially on road congestion before anything is finalised.

Comment

Schedule of Sites Consultation Document (February 2015)

Representation ID: 1933

Received: 19/03/2015

Respondent: Miss Louise Gascoyne

Representation:

Proposals would:
represent an outward extension of built development into the open countryside and would result in a visual intrusion to the detriment and apearance of the character of the whole area;
cause irreversible loss of a substantial area of best & nmost versitile agricultural land, and would not maintain the green belt or protect other environmental factors of particular importance to local communities;
cause highway safety, noise and discturbance issues;
Affect privacy of neighbours and right to enjoy a quiet and safe environment.

Local services and facilities are inadequate
No evidence has been provided to substantiate the growth figures

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Comment

Schedule of Sites Consultation Document (February 2015)

Representation ID: 2009

Received: 24/03/2015

Respondent: Mr Chris Godfrey

Representation:

I would like to register my opposition to the planned building of houses in the countryside behind Little Morton Farm adjacent to Little Morton Road.

It will spoil the idyllic countryside and will cause traffic problems up to St.Lawerence Road which is already a very difficult junction as it now stands. Traffic flow will increase to very unsafe levels with new commuters to and from M.1.
Also the planned building of even more houses throughout N.Wingfield and Clay Cross will even multiply the afore mentioned reasons for not building.

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I would like to register my opposition to the planned building of houses in the countryside behind Little Morton Farm adjacent to Little Morton Road.

It will spoil the idyllic countryside and will cause traffic problems up to St.Lawerence Road which is already a very difficult junction as it now stands. Traffic flow will increase to very unsafe levels with new commuters to and from M.1.
Also the planned building of even more houses throughout N.Wingfield and Clay Cross will even multiply the afore mentioned reasons for not building.

Comment

Schedule of Sites Consultation Document (February 2015)

Representation ID: 2010

Received: 26/03/2015

Respondent: Mrs Patricia Markham

Representation:

Objection to proposal for housing on fields behind Little Morton Road. The planned access to this development would cause a significant detrimental effect on the traffic currently using Little Morton Road. It would also create a safety concern at the junction with St Lawrence Road.

The effect of building such a development would also have a dramatic effect on the wildlife, including bats.

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Comment

Schedule of Sites Consultation Document (February 2015)

Representation ID: 2014

Received: 18/03/2015

Respondent: Mrs Liza Mottershaw

Representation:

The site map includes 0.5acres which is owned by myself. No one has contacted us regarding proposed planning on this site. We were given planning permission for a ménage. We also rent 7 acres on the proposed site to graze sheep, this income would be lost.

Access and increased traffic is a concern. The predicted traffic increase as stated by the DIAMOND network assignment tool states that the increase for the A6175 would be 109%. Traffic queues up Little Morton Road and Church Lane in the mornings.

The present GP does not have capacity for 494 more dwellings. Hardwick CCG has not stated that it intends to fund another surgery.

Why does the Council not use its own land at the bottom of Little Morton Road, rather than agricultural land?

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Comment

Schedule of Sites Consultation Document (February 2015)

Representation ID: 2025

Received: 24/03/2015

Respondent: Mr & Mrs R Bexton

Representation:

Oppose proposed development of 500 homes on green belt off Little Morton Road, North Wingfield. There are a lot of homes for sale and under construction in the area. I would like to see evidence of the demand for such large amounts of housing. Concern about traffic impact and pressure on health and education services.

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We wish to strongly oppose the proposed housing development of 500 homes on green belt land off Little Morton Road, North Wingfield. There are currently 200 houses for sale in the local area a number of which have been on the market for a considerable amount of time. We would like to see evidence of the demand for such a large number of homes in the area as there is currently a very large housing development under construction on the former Bywaters plant 1 mile away from this proposed site.
On average each house will have 2 cars - this means that there is the potential to put an extra 1000 cars on the road in the local area - this will put a huge strain on the existing infrastructure. I understand that there are plans to widen Little Morton Road but this will not alleviate the number of cars on the road.
There is currently a small GPO surgery in the area which is already at full stretch - building a large number of extra homes in the area will mean that the current medical services will not be able to produce a good service and therefore the whole community will suffer.
Also a large number of potential buyers of the new homes will have children of school age. There are not enough school places in either primary, junior or secondary education to accommodate the potential number of children requiring a high standard of education.

Comment

Schedule of Sites Consultation Document (February 2015)

Representation ID: 2043

Received: 19/03/2015

Respondent: Mr & Mrs A Grattage

Representation:

We would like the Council to reconsider potential sites NW/1603 and NW/701 as this will have a damaging effect on the people living on Little Morton Road. The areas are agricultural fields with established hedgerows and many habitats.
We feel our properties are at risk of flooding.
Little Morton Road is already a busy road and it is difficult to get out of our drives and at the junction at the top. New houses will increase the traffic.
We believe there are other sites in North Wingfield that would cause less impact on countryside and roads:
1. present Primary School will be available from June 2015
2. former shop/garage on Williamthorpe Road

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Comment

Schedule of Sites Consultation Document (February 2015)

Representation ID: 2149

Received: 26/03/2015

Respondent: Mr Nicholas and Avis Lacey

Representation:

We strongly object to proposed development on several grounds:
-loss of agricultural land.

- public rights of way,regularly used by walkers/horse riders.
- loss of wildlife.
-Increase in sprawl. If we do need more housing there are plenty of former industrial areas which could be utilised.

-Road access. The route to either site is already very difficult.

- Additioal strain on local services, especially health and educatione.

If these houses are really needed, build them somewhere where they will not result in the loss of precious farmland or cause an intolerable strain on roads and local services.

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I wish to respond to the proposals in the draft Local Plan for North East Derbyshire - North Wingfield.
My comments relate to the proposal(s) to provide land for 457 houses in 'plots' NW1603 (227 properties) and NW701 (230 properties).

We strongly object to the proposed development on several grounds, firstly the loss of agricultural land.
Whilst I'm sure it makes financial sense to sell off precious farmland for more money than could be expected from farming it, once it's gone, it's gone for ever. If a number of houses are built on a field it's highly unlikely that they would ever be demolished to restore the land to its agricultural use. We need to keep our potential to grow our own food locally rather than import it for ecological reasons. A time may come when farmers find it more worthwhile to farm locally but once the land has gone we don't have that choice.

The fields involved also have many public rights of way and are regularly used by walkers and horse riders who would have to travel further afield for their leisure activities, adding to the daily congestion on the roads. To lose this precious facility as well as the wildlife associated with it is a huge loss for the community.

We should not be increasing the sprawl of towns like Chesterfield by concreting over large areas of land unnecessarily. There is already a huge amount of house building going on nearby and the question arises, exactly how many new houses do we need? If we do indeed need more housing there are plenty of former industrial areas which could be utilised for it, which usually already have good road access because of their former use.

Road access is one of the major arguments against the above proposals. 500 new houses could easily mean at least 500 more cars per day attempting to get into town or to the M1. The route to either from Little Morton Road is already very difficult and involves either using Church Lane or the top of Little Morton Road as a right turn onto St Lawrence Road. Traffic at the bottom of Little Morton Road is already a nuisance with many drivers ignoring the 30mph speed limit. Turning right out of Church Lane can take a lot of time and lead to great frustration at peak times. Turning right by the Gate Inn is nigh on impossible at peak times so personally I use the Church Lane route. Both routes already cause a problem for pedestrians, especially children and the elderly who already have a difficult time crossing the road.
St Lawrence Road and Williamthorpe Road are already very congested and navigating round the parked cars and other vehicles, particularly with the numerous large lorries now making their way to the warehouses and other depots which have sprung up in recent years because of the proximity to the motorway.

I would imagine that many of the residents of such proposed new housing will be making their way to the M1 to travel to work as there don't appear to be 500 new jobs forthcoming in Chesterfield, unless you count the low-paid type offered by supermarkets and so forth. If the anticipated residents of these houses are expected to come from within the Chesterfield area already, the infrastructure is still required to get them to where ever they already work.

An additional 500 houses will put excessive strain on local services. It would probably mean at least 1,000 more patients for the two local doctor's surgeries, which I doubt could absorb them. The pressure on local schools is also a problem, unless new schools, as well as new surgeries, are also planned. Emergency services may also struggle to cope.

To sum up, if these houses are really needed and not just an opportunity for profit in the current political climate by the land owners, build them somewhere where they will not result in the loss of precious farmland or cause an intolerable strain on roads and local services.

Comment

Schedule of Sites Consultation Document (February 2015)

Representation ID: 2316

Received: 25/03/2015

Respondent: Mrs Carol A Williams

Representation:

Object to development:
1. Already large built-up area
2. Little Morton Road cannot cope with further traffic
3. Difficult turning off Fairfield Drive, and onto St Lawrence Road
4. Natural stream running under Little Morton Road, which causes flooding.
5. Pit shafts under area, which have caused subsidence problems.
6. Large sewerage pipe at bottom of field
7. School has too many children to staff ratio.
8. Only 2 doctor's surgeries; difficult getting an appointment.
9. Development would spoil view of a beautiful natural area. Existing houses would go down in value.
10. I understand that Council will acquire part ownership of some houses. What and whom for? Children safety and well being is of utmost importance.

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Comment

Schedule of Sites Consultation Document (February 2015)

Representation ID: 2357

Received: 26/03/2015

Respondent: Historic England

Representation:

Site NW/701 could affect the setting of listed buildings and the conservation area.

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Comment

Schedule of Sites Consultation Document (February 2015)

Representation ID: 2506

Received: 26/03/2015

Respondent: Campaign to Protect Rural England

Representation:

Site considered generally detrimental to the rural identity of the settlement or its countryside surroundings

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Comment

Schedule of Sites Consultation Document (February 2015)

Representation ID: 2550

Received: 24/03/2015

Respondent: Mrs M Leivers

Representation:

I am objecting to the houses that may be built on Little Morton Road.

I have trouble crossing the road to the Wingfield Post office because of the traffic, especially when the motorway is shut. How will we manage with the extra traffic from the new houses.

We had a lot of subsidence down Little Morton Road when the pits were working. You could hear them shot blasting, it made real damage to our bungalow and other properties around us.

These houses may have a huge effect on our already overcrowded services and have a dangerous effect on our roads.

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Comment

Schedule of Sites Consultation Document (February 2015)

Representation ID: 2551

Received: 05/03/2015

Respondent: Mr Leivers

Representation:

I object to building 400+ houses:

Junction at top of Little Morton Road is bottleneck, as well as some neighbouring streets. How will these roads cope with more housing?

There are a series of mine shafts running under this area from several pits.

Flooding caused by bad underground drains 7 years ago. Also the water pressure to my property is very low.

How to cater for extra people using doctors where you cannot get appointment for days and getting in and out of the car park is dangerous.

The footpath next to little morton farm will become a concrete rat-run.

Full text:

I have been a resident of little morton rd for 55 years and to build about 400 + house on this street is madness . Here are my objections

The junction at the top of the road (gate inn !! very very !! bad visibility for pulling out onto main M1 trunk rd ) is a bottle neck now ,also if you go down the road and on to church lane top of wingfield hill is also a bottle neck (again M1 trunk rd) junction of chesterfield rd on to st lawrence rd (again M1 trunk rd) complete night mare to get out of these junctions morning and knock off times it can take up to 10 mins to get out you imagine 400+house = up to 1000 cars extra on these junctions how do we cope with that

Also i claimed for subsidence 20 years ago as there is a series of mine shafts running under this area from several pits (parkhouse pilsley holmewood etc) I have still got report from NCB about my property .Anyone can see that some of the properties down this road already have subsided

Also flooding caused by bad underground drains 7 years ago i complained to council about my front garden flooding result was new drains diverting of my property Also the water pressure to my property is very low and complained to waterboard but pressure cant go up anymore.

Also how do you cater for extra people using doctors which you cant get an appointment for days and also getting in and out of the doctors car park 1 car in 1 car out causes traffic congestion on st lawrence road jc and little morton rd junction which is a accident waiting to happen Also the public footpath next to little morton farm used all day everyday and a pleasant walk to the general public will be come a concrete rat run just like the footpaths on elvaston rd estate full of dog mess and litter.

Comment

Schedule of Sites Consultation Document (February 2015)

Representation ID: 2552

Received: 24/03/2015

Respondent: M Kirsopp

Representation:

I object to the building down Little Morton Road. There will soon be no green fields at all in North Wingfield.

Also more traffic cannot get out of the road at the top now and it is dangerous at the bottom to turn up Church Lane.

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Comment

Schedule of Sites Consultation Document (February 2015)

Representation ID: 2554

Received: 19/03/2015

Respondent: Mr KR Thompson

Representation:

Objection to building houses on fields behind Little Morton Road, North Wingfield.

Concreting over our lovely countryside, destroying historic fields, hedgerows. trees and wildlife.

The exit at junction of Little Morton Road and St Lawrence is dangerous already. More houses will make this worse.

Property on left side going down from Gate Inn flood under the floors, gardens hold water, also fields behind with clay sub soil, ditches each side of Little Morton Lane were filled in.

Will the Council get more money from the Government for every house built?

The meeting at the NW Centre was a waste of time and money.

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Comment

Schedule of Sites Consultation Document (February 2015)

Representation ID: 2555

Received: 25/03/2015

Respondent: Mr Mark Finney

Representation:

I wish to object to proposed development at NW1603 and NW701, which will have detrimental impact on the local community.

1. Increase of traffic, congestion and safety issues regarding access
2. Local amenities cannot accommodate this development. No mention of new schools in local plan - schools already full to capacity. Healthcare: at present it takes a week to get an appointment at the GP.
3. Ground stability: There is clear evidence of mining subsidence, for example, 75 and 77 Little Morton Road have sunk due to subsidence.

This greenfield site should remain as it is, and be farmed as it has been in the past, growing crops and supporting wildlife.

Development would cause loss of privacy and will devalue my property.

Full text:

I wish to strongly object to the proposed development of land at North Winfield, your ref:: NW1603 and NW701 as it is my view that this will have a serious detrimental impact on the local community.
My specific objections are as follows:-
1. INCREASE OF TRAFIC, CONGESTION AND ACCESS
I believe that the proposed development will increase the amount of traffic causing more congestion and have safety issues regarding the proposed access onto Little Morton Road.
At the moment at peak times it can take between five and ten minutes to access the A6175 from Little Morton Road, which is the main road between Clay Cross and the M1 Motorway. With a proposed increase of 457 houses and at least 1 car per household and one car being able to leave Little Morton Road at approximate intervals of 15 seconds, this will increase congestion times by over one hour.
With development of land at Clay Cross and 980 new homes this will only further increase congestion from the proposed development at North Wingfield.
Furthermore, the road access from the proposed site onto Little Morton Road are in dangerous positions, on blind corners, and would increase the risk of accidents to traffic, cyclists and pedestrians.
2. LOCAL AMENITIES
2.1 SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION
With the development of land at the Avenue, Wingerworth the ex Bywater site at Clay Cross, and the proposed development at Holmewood would see an extra 1800 houses in this area, without the development at North Wingfield. With no mention of new schools in your local plan and with Tupton Hall, Hasland Hall, and Tibshelf School, already full to capacity, further development at North Wingfield will only add to the lack of educational facilities in the area.
2.2 HEATH CARE
At present it takes approximately one week to get an appointment at the local doctors. With an increase of 457 houses this can only have a detrimental effect on local residents in the area. Likewise, there no dentists in North Wingfield, the nearest being at Clay Cross. Again, with the increase of housing planned in Clay Cross this will have the same detrimental effect to people in North Wingfield.
3. GROUND STABILITY
There is clear evidence of mining subsidence at the proposed site. This can be seen at properties 75 and 77 Little Morton Road, which have sunk due to the subsidence and therefore make it an unsafe site to develop.
 
In Addition , from a personal point of view, I would like to object to the planned proposal.
It it my opinion that this greenfield site, should remain as it is, and be farmed as it has been in the passed, growing crops and supporting wildlife.
I have no objection to the brownfield sites, such as the Avenue at Wingerworth or Bywaters at Clay Cross, that have been left as derelict industrial sites.
I have lived at Little Morton Road for 25 years and feel that if the proposed development goes ahead it would cause, lose of privacy, as we would be seriously over looked from the new development. Also, the lack of view will seriously devalue my property.
In conclusion, I believe that the infrastructure of North Wingfield cannot sustain this proposed development and should therefore be rejected.