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UPAVON PARISH COUNCIL PUBLIC MEETING WHISTLEDOWN FARM DEVELOPMENT 04 JUNE 2014.

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1 UPAVON PARISH COUNCIL PUBLIC MEETING WHISTLEDOWN FARM DEVELOPMENT 04 JUNE 2014

2 AGENDA (1) Introduction – Paul Cowan. Aim Overview of Plan: What we know. What we think we know. What we don’t know – and would like to!

3 AGENDA (2) Analysis of Residents’ Statements and Concerns. Q&A Forum. Way Ahead. AOB

4 AIM OF MEETING To draw up a Parish Council position regarding the Outline Planning Application for the development of the Whistledown Farm site, in order that we will be able to make coherent comment to the County Council Development and Planning Department by 19 th June 2014.

5 OVERVIEW OF PLAN (1) What We Know: Outline Planning Application – 14/04237/OUT: Development on the Chicken Farm (Brown Field) Site and on Green Field Site. Up to 45 properties to be built, with majority on Brown Field Site (34) and remainder on Green Field Site (11). 60% of properties ‘Open Market’, 40% of properties ‘Affordable Housing’.

6 OVERVIEW OF PLAN (2) What We Know: Outline Planning Application – 14/04237/OUT: Main vehicular access to development from A342, close to current bungalow residence. Intent to develop footpath from development, eastwards to Chapel Lane/Jarvis Street, in order to provide access to village centre. Intent to develop footpath from development, north to join up with Rushall path, in order to provide a safe pedestrian route to Rushall School - TBC.

7 OVERVIEW OF PLAN (3) What We Think We Know: Gleaned from conversations ‘in the margins’: Affordable properties – 30% ‘Joint Ownership’, 70% ‘Social Housing’ ie - rental properties. Therefore, approximately: 27 Open Market. 13 Social Housing. 5 Joint Ownership. Properties will be 2, 3, and 4 bedroom. Approximate split - 31%:36%:33%. Therefore, approximately: 14 x 4 bedroom. 16 x 3 bedroom. 15 x 2 bedroom.

8 OVERVIEW OF PLAN (4) What We Don’t Know (but would like to!): Details beyond Outline Plan. Timelines. House design – eg detached, semi- detached, terraced, single storey, two storey, flats, etc. Numbers of bedrooms – Open Market: Affordable. Gardens. Garages. Off-road parking (allocated). Public parking (non allocated). Communal areas. Play facilities.

9 COMMENTS MADE TO WCC – SUMMARY (1) Contrary to development guidelines detailed in 2006 Village Design Statement (VDS). Issues with sewerage system. Questions over housing requirements in WCC Housing Core Strategy and the justification to extend development on to Green Field Site. Proximity of planned housing to existing properties. Privacy issues. Objection to any development on Green Field Site - recently cultivated.

10 COMMENTS MADE TO WCC – SUMMARY (2) ‘Destruction’ of view from Public Right of Way towards Rushall and the AONB. Lack of any employment opportunities in the local area > requirement to commute. No obvious pedestrian routes from the Cemetery to the centre of the Village. Size of proposed development is disproportionate to the size of the Village. Additional pressure on local services and amenities - schools, surgery, etc.

11 COMMENTS MADE TO WCC – SUMMARY (3) Traffic problems - particularly on A342. Question over ‘Artificial Pond’ - particularly as resident children are expected. Children’s play areas – size and location. Question whether there is any significant local demand for housing derived from social or employment factors.

12 LOCAL RESIDENTS’ ISSUES - DISCUSSED IN FEB 14 Footpaths. Access. Noise. Privacy of residents. Overlooking. Vista – towards AONB. Lighting – and mitigation. Play areas. Parking.

13 DEFERRAL - DETAILS Upavon Parish Council has been granted a deferral for comment until 19 th June However, the statutory consultation period on the website will continue to read the 5th June and the ability to submit comments via the Council’s website will disappear after this date. Any comments should thereafter be directed to: quoting the case officer (Rachel Yeomans) and the planning reference number (14/04237/OUT).

14 PLANNING MEETING Question and Answer Forum

15 PLANNING MEETING Way Forward

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