• Public consultation for Wakefield City Centre plans.
    On Fri 30th Aug a 4 hour consultation was held to showcase new City Centre plans, and invite feedback, as most residents work full-time. this is not good enough. The Council Leader stated "It is essential that residents and businesses in the city centre contribute to the long-term plans, it is their city and we must understand their dreams and aspirations. Town and city centres play a huge part in our five year Economic Strategy and this is your opportunity to tell us what you want." We need to know what the plans are for: - air quality that effects the health of our kids - public transport and provisions for cyclist - public spaces, parks and more trees - climate change Their are many problems in the City Centre that need resolving: - linking the 2 shopping centres - the future of Wakefield market and the new market hall - empty units in out of town retail parks - empty police station - empty ABC cinema - empty units on Smyth Street - former council building Chantry House empty - litter, graffiti and derelict buildings With hundreds of new homes, expansion of Wakefield College and a thriving arts scene, Wakefield should be bustling, however it's desolate, with little to no police presence and increasing social problems. Sign the petition and share it as wide as possible, to have your say and demand that Wakefield Council hold a full consultation for residents, businesses and visitors, advertised in newspapers, on social media, posters and leaflets. Thank you.
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  • Action for Twyford Road/LidL roundabout
    Many drivers find it takes far too long to get onto the roundabout from the M & S Exit and end up making a ''mad dash'' for it making it dangerous for everyone using the roundabout. Proper road markings would give drivers clearer indication which lane they should be in. The roundabout has heavy use. There are two exits using the M3 and M27 and another also using the Motorway plus the train station and the Airport. Tailbacks are causing frustration. An accident occurred with a truck and bicycle a while back and we feel its now time to take action for the safety of everyone who uses it. i.e. pedestrians, bicycles, disabled wheelchair users, HGV and other vehicles. This roundabout was deemed 'dangerous' by a County Councillor in 2016 and yet nothing has been done. We are now awaiting a response from HCC and Mimms Davies, our local MP>
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  • Protect Stamford's Green Space - Save Cherryholt Meadows
    The development of this land will be against the wishes of the residents of Bowman’s Mews, Cherryholt Road, Priory Road, Adelaide Street and others close by, whose quality of life will be negatively impacted by the proposed development, on an area of precious public open green space. Stamford Town Council, Stamford Protect Our Green Space and the Stamford Civic Society are also calling for the application to be rejected and will be lodging their own letters of objection with SKDC, as will many residents. Our reasons for objection are as follows – LOSS OF IRREPLACEABLE GREEN SPACE The development of this site will cause a significant loss of well-used green space within our community. Green space in Stamford is precious and must be safeguarded for future generations. SKDC policy states that all existing open spaces including allotments, parks, equipped play space, sports pitches and informal natural open space, route ways and corridors should be protected IMPACT ON CONSERVATION AREA Stamford was the first town in the country to create a conservation area in 1967 and it has this to thank for the fact that over the following 47 years much of its historical architectural heritage has been retained. The proposed development site borders the very edge of the conservation boundary and any developed should improve or enhance the conservation area and not detract from it. INCREASED FLOOD RISK Part of the proposed site is a flood risk area, by the river Welland. National and local planning policy states that development on flood risk areas should be avoided wherever possible. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT There will be a significant negative impact on local wildlife and other flora and fauna. South Kesteven District Council policy states that the Council will protect biodiversity and work in partnership with all relevant stakeholders to facilitate the conservation, enhancement and promotion of the biodiversity and geological interest of the natural environment throughout the District. IMPACT ON ST.LEONARD’S PRIORY Development on this site would be detrimental to the setting and outlook of the 800 year old St.Leonard’s Priory, a grade 1 listed building, and a key part of Stamford’s heritage. Most locals visit the priory via the path from Cherryholt Rd to avoid the busy Priory Rd, and usually walk the path in the meadow to better take in the views of the Priory, and extend their walk. A development here would stop this practice and have a real impact on the enjoyment, and visitor numbers to the Priory. IMPACT ON HIGHWAYS SAFETY The additional traffic flows caused by this development will exacerbate existing safety issues for residents most particularly where traffic joins Priory Rd from Cherryholt Rd. Given the existing safety concerns over this junction we propose that this be examined by LCC Highways Officers and the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership. IMPACT ON RESIDENTS AMENITIES / OVER-DEVELOPMENT For many nearby residents, particularly those in Bowman’s Mews there will be significant loss of amenity particularly due to: - Overlooking & loss of privacy - Shading / loss of daylight - Overdevelopment and over-overcrowding of the site, out of character in the area.
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  • Publish full feasibility report on Cumberland Basin road options
    There is considerable public confusion and concern over the three options proposed for the Cumberland Basin road network in Bristol. In the current Bristol City Council consultation it is stated: "In 2018, Bristol City Council commissioned Arup, Alec French and JLL to undertake an initial feasibility study to consider approaches for reconfiguring traffic movements across the Western Harbour. A number of approaches were considered against their ability to provide transformative growth and regeneration opportunities, whilst also considering the impact on the local environment and on traffic flow. From this initial assessment, three road network approaches have been looked at in more detail." The three chosen options all list considerable weaknesses including: environmental harm to the river and riverbank, community severance (areas being ‘cut off’ from each other by busy roads), harm to historic assets, harm to iconic views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, changing the cycle route from a rural to a heavily-trafficked area, increased heavy traffic alongside the Nova Scotia and Pump House pubs, and increased air pollution. Local residents and businesses are also fearful about the future of their homes and premises. Given the importance of this for the future of the city, we urge Bristol's Mayor and Council to publish the full feasibility report.
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  • No to Flodigarry and Balmaqueen Fish Farms
    Flodigarry and Balmaqueen is situated within the Trotternish peninsula on the Isle of Skye. There are two proposed large scale fish farm developments planned within 1 mile of each other on the east coast of Trotternish This stretch of water is home to many local marine mammals, some of which include dolphins, porpoise, whales, basking sharks and common seals of which there is a colony on Flodigarry Island just 1km away from one of the proposed sites. Otters are residents on this coast and various species of birds nest on the island. Cetaceans, sea mammals, birds and fish will all be intoxicated by the discarded chemical, material and biological waste from the farms, which will also have a serious impact on our seas. There is also a potential for entanglement of birds and marine mammals in the netted compounds of these farms. Pollution through siltation from the proposed farms is worrying causing unnatural and concentrated damage to the seabed and fossil beds of the area. Acoustic Deterrent Devices adds to underwater noise pollutions which is known to cause behavioural problems in marine mammals. They affect various types of cetaceans that are sensitive to the noise and these effects could be fatal. Concerns over smell, particularly with an onshore wind direction, will be unpleasant to not only the local population, but also any visitors, potentially having a negative impact on returning visits, especially when the inevitable salmon deaths occur as seen all too regularly on fish farms around Skye The special qualities and natural beauty this part of the island has to offer does not only aid the wellbeing of residents, but from an economic perspective, this area contributes greatly for the increase in popularity of the Island’s main industry - Tourism. Please help us take a stance and save our waters!
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  • Keep the Romsey Parklet on Mill Road!
    The temporary closure of Mill Road railway bridge has shown us a glimpse of how the area could be. The street has been transformed from a traffic-logged vector into a place for eating, drinking, and community activities. Cycling and walking, have become safer, and sitting outside a cafe or restaurant no longer means breathing endless exhaust fumes. The Parklet is the first foray into a long list of physical changes to Mill Road that could permanently transform it into one of Cambridge's best urban outdoor spaces. Since construction, it has been almost permanently filled by those adding custom to local businesses, or just stopping by to relax and chat on a sunny summer evening. Just as local businesses are realising the potential of such quickly erected street furniture - the primary concern now being that they want it in front of their shop front instead - it would be a huge lost opportunity to rip it out again. Obviously, the closure of Mill Road bridge to motor traffic and the resulting serene street environment has helped the Parklet's success. But an extension past the bridge closure would allow a test of the concept on an open street. If traffic can still be discouraged from Mill Road by one or multiple Parklets whilst the road is open, then we can begin to analyse the impact on the surrounding road network, and on Mill Road itself. In summary - keep the Parklet, even for just a few more months. It's good for the community, it's good for businesses, and it's the first step to transforming Mill Road from traffic-logged vector, to a clean and vibrant public space.
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  • Save Metropolitan Open Land in Whitton
    - Metropolitan Open Land is important to all Londoners as they are a resource for biodiversity, act as a green lung, and promote wellbeing in general by providing open views. - It will be located far from the point of identified need; Fulwell & the Hamptons. In Whitton and Twickenham, there is a surplus of school places. - The school's existing Hampton Site is large enough to accommodate the school on one site (in a new purpose-built building). However, the Council wants to sell that land for housing. - The planning committee was told by officers and the applicant that they effectively had the choice of either giving the school planning permission or it would be closed down. They were also told incorrectly that expanding existing schools have to be fully funded by the borough (without any reference given to Basic Need mechanism where the Government pays the majority of the cost). - Location is wholly unsuitable for a school due to dangerous access being at the foot of a 1850s narrow humped back bridge, and the school placed next to a noisy railway line. - Dangerous main entrance shared with a landscapers/builders yard that has HGV traffic arriving and departing at the same time as pupils. - Being located outside its main 80% catchment area which will result in extra congestion and pollution, as the A316 cuts off Whitton from the rest of Richmond Borough and there are only two highly congested crossing points for road traffic. - The sixth form is an over-development of MOL as there is already a massive oversupply of sixth form / tertiary education places in the borough. - Land allocated to playing fields are excessive and if the scheme goes ahead the size of these needs to be reduced and more land handed over as an extension to Heathfield Recreation Ground as compensation. - Insufficient bus services are being provided; Transport for London wanted funding for a lot more bus services but these were negotiated down by the Government. This will result in more pupils traveling to school by car than projected in the Travel Plan. - The Hospital Bridge Road site is burial land and the London Plan policy 7.23 seeks to protect it. This was not addressed by Richmond Council. This proposal will result in Hounslow losing around a third of her burial supply. - The proposed building does not meet modern energy efficiency standards which will increase pollution and cost the school more in running costs. - The applicant has not carried out the requests in the GLA Stage 1 Report by not seriously looking at sites in Hounslow, reducing the footprint of the school buildings or the carpark, and other issues such as the use of render rather than brick. - Hounslow Council requested conditions to make the bridge safer and for there to be cycle lanes and extra crossings added to the road around the site etc (as the site borders their Borough). These were hidden from the planning committee and were not mentioned in the Officers Report.
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  • Cafe Velo - Save Our Decking Area
    1. It adds a valuable seating area to the cafe and the loss would result in a much reduced income for the business. 2. The outside area is sloped & in icy/wet weather it is dangerous. 3. It has been much admired by passersby, who have commented on how much nicer & inviting it has made the area. 4. We have recently won Cycling UKs best cycling cafe of the year & this has contributed towards it.
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  • Save The Green Man, Hixon
    Because it will involve the demolition of a local pub that is an ACV and hub of community activity.
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  • Help us create a community, living and working in an urban garden of Eden.
    There are two plans for Camley St. The Camden Council plan is business as normal, displacing existing companies and moving in more digital business and expensive houses. The Community plan is to retain the existing business integrating them with new companies to create a unique urban development focused on sustainable food co-located with up to 1,000 genuinely affordable homes
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  • Plan Bee..........Reclaim the Limehouse Triangle for the Community
    The local community surrounding the Limehouse Triangle continue to object to the development that the council want to build on this small green triangle of land. The land forms part of a green corridor from Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park to Limehouse Basin. Originally a designated green initiative by Tower Hamlets Council as part of their biodiversity plan for the Borough in 2000. This was wholly supported by Mayors Joe Ramanoop and Denise Jones, funded by the Council, Metropolitan Police and in kind by local businesses. It received the support of the local Council Housing Office, the Council Regeneration Team, Tower Hamlets Environment Trust and Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park via Terry Lyle. This project was a huge success. In 2015 residents noticed that the council had started to neglect the site. (All details on the website). Draw your own conclusions ....we are not naive! We agree more social housing is needed, we are non-partisan. We agree, but not at a cost to the existing community’s quality of life, health and wellbeing and certainly not at a cost to the environment and bio diversity. This little green triangle nurtures and enhances! Air pollution and Low Omissions are high on the Mayor of London’s agenda, all political parties are concerned about it too! In fact, in April 2017 the London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced a 2019 date for the introduction of London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone, however, Tower Hamlets Council plan to take away one of the few urban green spaces from the Locksley Estate community; Limehouse Triangle! This community is located metres away from one of East London’s busiest arteries, the A13, so the need for green space and clean air is of the greatest importance. When it’s gone, it’s gone but we have a Plan Bee! Support us! Support the environment! Support Plan Bee!
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  • Stop Hitchcocks Expansion
    Dear Mr Radford, We, the members of the communities of Uffculme and Willand, strongly object to the proposed expansion of Hitchcocks Business Park [32 hectares (80 football fields) of agricultural/Greenfield land]. We have objections on four grounds: (1) The plan stands in stark contrast to county and national policies to avoid building on Greenfield land and contrasts bluntly to recent promises of working towards a zero emissions economy. (2) The plan would contribute to a permanent change to the character of the local area: from rural tranquillity to an industrial landscape. Especially when combining this plan with the proposed development of 70 hectares [175 football fields] at junction 27; (3) It would negatively impact on road safety; with special concern for the junctions leading to and from Uffculme School, and (4) It would unquestionably have a negative impact on community health and wellbeing with an additional 700 cars and 60 lorries going in and out of Hitchcocks with their fumes, light and noise. Thank you for taking these objections into account when you make your final decision regarding the Application. Yours sincerely, The people of Uffculme and Willand.
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