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Question 39 - Red Sites

Representation ID: 9048

Received: 15/03/2019

Respondent: Balsall Common Village Residents Association

Representation Summary:

We support the fact that Grange Farm, Balsall Common site has not been selected as it is productively farmed Green Belt land with no defensible boundaries, and if selected would have left it open to urban sprawl towards Birmingham and loss of the Meriden Gap.

We question why the triangle of land off the A452 between Park Lane and Lavender Hall Lane Balsall Common to be used by HS2 as a works compound for 6 years has not been chosen as a site, and believe this should be included.

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We support the fact that Grange Farm site has not been selected as it is productively farmed Green Belt land with no defensible boundaries, and if selected would have left it open to urban sprawl towards Birmingham and loss of the Meriden Gap.

We question why the triangle of land off the A452 between Park Lane and Lavender Hall Lane Balsall Common to be used by HS2 as a works compound for 6 years has not been chosen as a site, and believe this should be included.

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Question 3 - Infrastructure Requirements at Balsall Common

Representation ID: 9056

Received: 15/03/2019

Respondent: Balsall Common Village Residents Association

Representation Summary:

We welcome the much needed infrastructure improvements for Balsall Common, but the proposals are too vague and do not give residents the confidence they will be adopted effectively. The proposed primary school must be built before the housing as the existing school is at breaking point and cannot cope with any more pupils.
The by-pass has received mixed response, and appears to be merely an access road for the Barratts farm site. Through traffic must be regulated to ensure its directed on to the by-pass away from the centre of Balsall Common to also enable the Centre to be improved.

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We welcome the much needed infrastructure improvements for Balsall Common, but the proposals are too vague and do not give residents the confidence they will be adopted effectively. The proposed primary school must be built before the housing as the existing school is at breaking point and cannot cope with any more pupils.
The by-pass has received mixed response, and appears to be merely an access road for the Barratts farm site. Through traffic must be regulated to ensure its directed on to the by-pass away from the centre of Balsall Common to also enable the Centre to be improved.

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Question 6 - Site 3 - Windmill Lane

Representation ID: 9063

Received: 15/03/2019

Respondent: Balsall Common Village Residents Association

Representation Summary:

The site is a considerable distance from amenities and is unsustainable in terms of travel, which will lead to greater car usage resulting in further traffic congestion and problems over parking both at the Railway Station and in Balsall Common Centre. The large removal of land from the Green Belt has not been fully assessed, and it also fails to fully assess the impact of large scale development on the listed ancient Windmill which is an important heritage site.

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The site is a considerable distance from amenities and is unsustainable in terms of travel, which will lead to greater car usage resulting in further traffic congestion and problems over parking both at the Railway Station and in Balsall Common Centre. The large removal of land from the Green Belt has not been fully assessed, and it also fails to fully assess the impact of large scale development on the listed ancient Windmill which is an important heritage site.

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Question 8 - Site 22 - Travellion Stud

Representation ID: 9066

Received: 15/03/2019

Respondent: Balsall Common Village Residents Association

Representation Summary:

Have concerns over such large scale development in this rural area and the impact of traffic onto single track country lanes.
All access/egress must be via the A452 roundabout near the George in the Tree.

Full text:

Have concerns over such large scale development in this rural area and the impact of traffic onto single track country lanes.
All access/egress must be via the A452 roundabout near the George in the Tree.

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Question 9 - Site 23 - Lavender Hall Farm

Representation ID: 9067

Received: 15/03/2019

Respondent: Balsall Common Village Residents Association

Representation Summary:

Brown Field development should always be a priority over Green Field, and as a Brown Field site we support its development.

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Brown Field development should always be a priority over Green Field, and as a Brown Field site we support its development.

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Question 10 - Green Belt Changes

Representation ID: 9072

Received: 15/03/2019

Respondent: Balsall Common Village Residents Association

Representation Summary:

We do not support this.The proposal is unjustified and will lead to uncontrolled piece meal development. Its removal from the green belt will therefore further erode the Meriden Gap by encouraging unsustainable development on it.
It is also contrary to the Atkins Green Belt Report 2016 which rated the area's importance highly.

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We do not support this.The proposal is unjustified and will lead to uncontrolled piece meal development.Its removal will therefore further erode the Meriden Gap by encouraging unsustainable development on it.
It is also contrary to the Atkins Green Belt Report 2016 which rated the area's importance highly.

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