This time it is a consultation, not an application! But expect a formal application soon.
As you may be aware, a Bromford consultation, prior to them submitting a planning application is underway. The plan is to build 110 houses on AONB land behind Delavale Road and Mercia Road in Winchcombe.
We totally understand that you may have misgivings about submitting your thoughts to a pre-planning consultation and indeed there are pros and cons to this.
If, however you feel that it’s in the best interest of Winchcombe to offer your thoughts, we have put together a number of responses to each of Bromford’s questions for your consideration.
We would request that you DON’T just replicate what we’ve suggested, but add you own words to some of the bullet point answers for each question.
If you decide to offer your comments on this, the deadline given by Bromford is Friday 5th March 2021.
You may email your comments to them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Best wishes and thank you for your continued support.
Rupert Chislett (Chair)
The questions presented are set out below with some options of responses we feel are appropriate:
Q1: Are you in favour of new housing in Winchcombe?
- I’m only in favour of new housing in Winchcombe on brownfield and infill sites.
- No house building on AONB land.
- Only build houses to meet identified local needs.
- No houses to be built to satisfy further requirements of the wider Tewkesbury Borough.
- If larger scale Winchcombe development is deemed necessary by Tewkesbury Borough it should not be in the AONB.
- Brownfield sites should be considered first.
- The examination of the Tewkesbury Borough Local Plan is still in progress.
- This land and these houses are not in the Adopted Winchcombe Neighbourhood Plan.
- Only local need housing should be considered within the AONB and this should be based on up-to-date housing needs evidence.
- House building within the AONB should not meet the wider needs of Tewkesbury Borough.
- The plan is too urban for this location.
- It proposes 110 houses on a site with a draft allocation of maximum 80 houses.
- The housing density is far too high especially for AONB.
- The plan is not sustainable with the only exit for vehicles and pedestrians being at the north end of the site.
- All development in the AONB should enhance and improve the setting of the AONB; this does not.
- (say what you want here, your opportunity to let them know how you feel)
- e.g. I strongly object to these proposals.