Chippenham residents join forces against homes plan

This Is Wiltshire: Chippenham residents join forces against homes plan Chippenham residents join forces against homes plan

About 80 people attended a meeting to voice concern about proposed housing developments near Birds Marsh in Chippenham.

Those meeting in Langley Burrell on Monday formed a residents’ association and a committee of 12 members will meet on Tuesday to produce a neighbourhood plan and research the impact of developments.

Robert Hitchins Ltd plan to submit an outline planning application to Wiltshire Council this month for 500 houses between Birds Marsh and the B4069 by Langley Burrell.

These would adjoin the 750 houses above Hill Corner Road that North Chippenham Consortium already have outline planning permission for.

Nick Cox, chairman of the newly formed Langley Burrell association, said: “We would encourage all villages around North Wiltshire and the folk of Chippenham to join the fight to save our countryside.”

Public consultation on Wiltshire Council’s Chippenham Site Allocations Plan is planned for November.

Mr Cox can be contacted at nicholas.cox@tiscali.co.uk.

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1:28pm Sat 7 Jun 14

jezercalne says...

The nimbys are on the march again. Has it occurred to them that if others had objected in the past they would not be living where they are today?
The nimbys are on the march again. Has it occurred to them that if others had objected in the past they would not be living where they are today? jezercalne
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2:55pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Furious123 says...

In 1539 or thereabouts? You obviously don't know this area, more very old and beautiful houses than modern. Very silly comment.
In 1539 or thereabouts? You obviously don't know this area, more very old and beautiful houses than modern. Very silly comment. Furious123
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9:42am Mon 9 Jun 14

kimcrawley says...

Furious123 wrote:
In 1539 or thereabouts? You obviously don't know this area, more very old and beautiful houses than modern. Very silly comment.
Trouble is most of the beautiful houses have become second/holiday homes for the wealthy. We should treble the council tax for these 'homes' and use the extra revenue to build homes on existing and brownfield sites.
It's a pity these under occupied homes were not subject to the bedroom tax.
[quote][p][bold]Furious123[/bold] wrote: In 1539 or thereabouts? You obviously don't know this area, more very old and beautiful houses than modern. Very silly comment.[/p][/quote]Trouble is most of the beautiful houses have become second/holiday homes for the wealthy. We should treble the council tax for these 'homes' and use the extra revenue to build homes on existing and brownfield sites. It's a pity these under occupied homes were not subject to the bedroom tax. kimcrawley
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9:59am Mon 9 Jun 14

Frederick116 says...

bring on the developement I say, the nimbys have got no chance
bring on the developement I say, the nimbys have got no chance Frederick116
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2:41pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Stanley Baxter says...

We shall see when they are built. If they aren't needed they will stand there empty. If they are needed the new residents will be moving in as the guys are still laying the tarmac.

I hope a lot of them will be shared ownership to give people a start in owning their first home.
We shall see when they are built. If they aren't needed they will stand there empty. If they are needed the new residents will be moving in as the guys are still laying the tarmac. I hope a lot of them will be shared ownership to give people a start in owning their first home. Stanley Baxter
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5:38pm Mon 9 Jun 14

jezercalne says...

The UK desperately needs more housing. That area is a prime example of where it should be built. It's not attractive, and as far as I can see there can be no serious objections.
The UK desperately needs more housing. That area is a prime example of where it should be built. It's not attractive, and as far as I can see there can be no serious objections. jezercalne
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10:21pm Mon 9 Jun 14

HarryP0312 says...

NIMBYs away! Hopefully the development will accelerate the linkage of the A350 across to a much-needed second river crossing somewhere near Monkton Park and on to join the A4 London Road - to the relief of all who suffer central Chippenham's congestion, unsuitable heavy vehicles and rat-run traffic.
NIMBYs away! Hopefully the development will accelerate the linkage of the A350 across to a much-needed second river crossing somewhere near Monkton Park and on to join the A4 London Road - to the relief of all who suffer central Chippenham's congestion, unsuitable heavy vehicles and rat-run traffic. HarryP0312
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