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Representations on Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers - Site NW/2301T - Dark Lane, North Wingfield, Question 20

Representation ID: 9719

OBJECT J.L. Heathcote

Summary:

Summary by Officer

In the last couple of years the traffic has increased considerably, there are cars, vans, motorbike pick up trucks and horse trailers going up and down Dark Lane every day, with potential safety issues regarding existing drives, and the junction with Cromford Close.
The Bottom and Top of Dark Lane is not wide enough for 2 cars to pass. The Top is only a dust track!
Walkers use the track to get to the Five Pits Trail , so if any traffic is coming from the small holding it can't be seen till it actually comes round the corner - dangerous for walkers.
Also we have pony and traps and numerous horses going up and down Dark Lane, which is being used as a training track.
The proposed site would mean more cars and more traffic using Dark Lane.

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Representation ID: 9714

SUPPORT Derbyshire County Council (Mr Steven Buffery)

Summary:

Landscape Comments
The site is relatively small and unlikely to have any significant landscape or visual effects.

Flood Risk Comments
There are no flood risk issues associated with the proposed use of the site.

Highways Comments
Due to its small scale, no highways comments are made on this site.

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Representation ID: 9690

OBJECT Mr M Ife

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

-Possible land contamination, supported by EO.
-It is an inappropriate development, which is outside the area of the local.
-Highway and public safety, reported several times by DCC.
-The development in the countryside.
-There is no means of rubbish disposal/ parcel/postal deliveries.
-There is no mains water, mains sewer or septic tank on site.
-There is no electricity on site. They use generators which causes noise and disturbs residents.
-There is no natural gas to the site.
-The access does not meet the Equality Act 2010, a design and access statement should be undertaken to consider all needs, since the distance to a surfaced highway is 350metres.
-There will be a significant increase in the volume of vehicle movement along Dark Lane. This increase will pose a risk to pedestrians many of who are elderly along the road and track/footpath 14.

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Representation ID: 9673

OBJECT Joan Hardy & Roy Hatton

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Location site: The proposed site will be near an G/T existing site, with a public footpath in between, which already brought more traffic to Dark Lane. The proposed site already appears in use. There is already a building on the site that may have asbestos.

Concerns over access, lane is a single, unmade track, also designated as a public footpath. There is a blind bend in the track, and it is already well-used. There is no street lighting and cars parked along it. Access would be difficult.

Utilitiesn and Services: Council waste collectors do not go to the existing site, how will rubbish be removed? How will sewage be removed or contained? Concern over contamination of nearby stream and impact on wildlife and nature.

Concern over impact on environment.

Would enforcement be carried out to regulate the site

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Representation ID: 9634

OBJECT Mrs & Mr Rachel & Ian Hammond

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Summary by Officer.


The traffic on Dark Lane has significantly increased. Any additional dwellings on Dark Lane will only result in a further increase in traffic.

Proposed site has no residential planning consent at present, however is already in use, there had been no move to remove them. I have no faith NEDDC will ensure only 3 families live on the site. Concern that if permission is granted, the number living on the site will exceed the proposed number and the District Council will do nothing.

Permission by a private resident on this site was refused by the Council. Surely the same objections still exist. It does seem a case of double standards.

A quiet residential area is not the right place for a Gypsy and Traveller site. There are more suitable brownfield sites in the District that should be considered as an alternative to Dark Lane.

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Representation ID: 9621

OBJECT Ms. S Penarski

Summary:

I understand that NEDDC are proposing to make the pitches which exist at the above location without planning permission, but still within the enforcement timescales, official.
This in my opinion would be extremely unwise for the following reasons.
1. There are three pitches in question, if regularised will lead to more. If it is seen how easy it was to force the issue on these three, more will follow as sure as night follows day.
2. This type of site is in an entirely inappropriate location.

Planning enforcement is the simple solution to the problem, preventing the situation becoming a bigger insoluble problem.

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Representation ID: 9473

OBJECT Mr & Mrs Ian & Marion Ford

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The location of the proposed site already has caravans plus a building with an asbestos roof in situ.
It is situated directly across from the present site which was adopted in 2009.

The access to the site is a small un-adopted narrow, unlit lane (no passing points, cars often parked on it) with a blind spot at a 90 degree bend. This lane is well-used and leads onto playing fields, whistle wood and the 5 pits trail. The road is unsafe.

As far as we are aware there are no electricity, gas, water or drainage supplies. The proposed site slopes down to a stream. Is this likely to become contaminated by waste?

Hedges have been removed and the playing fields have at times been used for grazing without regard for the environment. Concern over impact on wildlife.

Consultation process poor.

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Representation ID: 9441

OBJECT Mrs Christine Reynolds

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

There is already Gypsy and Traveller development on Dark Lane. Original planning conditions have not be carried out or enforced.

The lane remains hazardous for pedestrians, with inappropriately parked cars on it.

Consideration needs to be given to the impact of increased traffic from the site on local residents and area.

Concern over visual impact on adjacent houses, and impact on property prices. Measures need to be in place to ensure a planning application is complied by. Consideration needs to be given to the scale, design and location of the development so the area is not adversely impacted.

Current site is greenfield, brownfield should be used first. Concern over impact on environment and nearby wildlife.

Concern over effects on drains and sewerage

Site has been occupied illegally already.

Concern over impact on surrounding facilities and services of additional residents.

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Representation ID: 9439

OBJECT Mrs Gail Ford

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

There is already Gypsy and Traveller development on Dark Lane. Original planning conditions have not be carried out or enforced.

The lane remains hazardous for pedestrians, with inappropriately parked cars on it.

Consideration needs to be given to the impact of increased traffic from the site on local residents and area.

Concern over visual impact on adjacent houses, and impact on property prices. Measures need to be in place to ensure a planning application is complied by. Consideration needs to be given to the scale, design and location of the development so the area is not adversely impacted.

Current site is greenfield, brownfield should be used first. Concern over impact on environment and nearby wildlife.

Concern over effects on drains and sewerage

Site has been occupied illegally already.

Concern over impact on surrounding facilities and services of additional residents.

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Representation ID: 9437

OBJECT Mrs Phyllis Beresford

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

There is already Gypsy and Traveller development on Dark Lane. Original planning conditions have not be carried out or enforced.

The lane remains hazardous for pedestrians, with inappropriately parked cars on it.

Consideration needs to be given to the impact of increased traffic from the site on local residents and area.

Concern over visual impact on adjacent houses, and impact on property prices. Measures need to be in place to ensure a planning application is complied by. Consideration needs to be given to the scale, design and location of the development so the area is not adversely impacted.

Current site is greenfield, brownfield should be used first. Concern over impact on environment and nearby wildlife.

Concern over effects on drains and sewerage

Site has been occupied illegally already.

Concern over impact on surrounding facilities and services of additional residents.

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Representation ID: 9435

OBJECT Mr Brian James

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

There is already Gypsy and Traveller development on Dark Lane. Original planning conditions have not be carried out or enforced.

The lane remains hazardous for pedestrians, with inappropriately parked cars on it.

Consideration needs to be given to the impact of increased traffic from the site on local residents and area.

Concern over visual impact on adjacent houses, and impact on property prices. Measures need to be in place to ensure a planning application is complied by. Consideration needs to be given to the scale, design and location of the development so the area is not adversely impacted.

Current site is greenfield, brownfield should be used first. Concern over impact on environment and nearby wildlife.

Concern over effects on drains and sewerage

Site has been occupied illegally already.

Concern over impact on surrounding facilities and services of additional residents.

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Representation ID: 9426

OBJECT North Wingfield Community Group (Representiative of )

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

There is already G&T development on the proposed site, without permission.

The site is part of an 'Ancient Enclosure - Fossilised Strip System' and therefore requires preservation and protection.

The site area and nearby brook is a vital habitat; hedgerows for many bird species and bat community and insects.

Walkers use Dark Lane, could be at risk due to an increase in traffic. Access onto site poor; the road is narrow and you can't turn around on it, access to the existing site already dangerous. Emergency vehicles would have restricted and difficult access should it be required.

Updated LAA Assessment, regarding bats, we as residents know fully well that there is a considerable population of bats in the area.

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Representation ID: 9392

OBJECT Mr & Mrs R & J Clark

Summary:

Our main concern is the increase in traffic to the site. This access is already used by horse drawn vehicles, motor cycles, vans, horse boxes, forty ton articulated lorries, heavy low loaders with plant equipments and agricultural machinery.

There is no separate provisions for pedestrians, as this is a well used route leading to country walks and the Five Pits Trail.

Our next concern is drainage, there are no existing foul drains on the site, this is a worry as the land falls to the Brook, which could lead to pollution of the watercourse.

To grant this planning would have adetrimentaleffect on the present environment.

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Representation ID: 9352

OBJECT Ms. Ann Milner

Summary:

Summary by Officer

Having more pitches could potentially cause problems and be a danger to members of the public using the site's single access track, which is a public right of way.

Numerous vehicles already use the track to get to the travellers site. Some of these drivers are careful, but others go very fast with little consideration to the residents on Dark Lane and the vehicles coming from Cromford Close.

Allowing more travellers pitches will increase the amount of vehicle using the track, during the day, night and early morning.

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Representation ID: 9351

OBJECT Ms. Ann Passeri

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

There is already G&T development on the proposed site, without permission.

The site is part of an 'Ancient Enclosure - Fossilised Strip System' and therefore requires preservation and protection.

The site area and nearby brook is a vital habitat; hedgerows for many bird species and bat community and insects.

Walkers use Dark Lane, could be at risk due to an increase in traffic. Access onto site poor; the road is narrow and you can't turn around on it, access to the existing site already dangerous. Emergency vehicles would have restricted and difficult access should it be required.

Updated LAA Assessment, regarding bats, I do know that there is a considerable population of bats in the area.

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Representation ID: 9307

OBJECT Mr Peter March

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Objection to site. Access and exit would be to / from either Williamthorpe Close or Elyn Ave onto A617 a very busy rd leading to M1. Both these roads are through a residential estate leading to Dark Lane ,the surface of this is already being damaged by the increase of traffic to the existing gypsy site. Footpath 14 is an unmade track, and is not suitable. Footpath already unsafe, extending the site will make this worse.
Compatibility. This site should not be considered ,the gypsy site opposite was refused planning permission for several projects; retrospective planning permission was granted subject to conditions none of which have been carried out ,nor has the local council enforced them.

The proposed site is in green space surrounded by local farmers lands and is clearly visible.

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Representation ID: 9255

OBJECT Ms. Jennifer March

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

North Wingfield already has a gypsy/traveller site, occupants of this existing site have been refused planning permission yet continue to build/extend the site, all visible from my house. Council hasn't taken any action to enforce their planning refusal.

Residents unaware of assessment for gypsy/traveller site until February 2019. Site already occupied by caravans, none have planning permission. Site currently used for horses, would have a visual impact on surrounding area. Compatibility.

Poor access, cars parked on both sides of the road, poor visibility on Dark Lane, Elyn Ave and Footpath both unsuitable.

Suitability formally waste/unused strip of land, some light engineering work on site, possible asbestos contamination.

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Representation ID: 9193

SUPPORT Mr Skye Hayes

Summary:

Water issues and waste is there responsibility

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Representation ID: 9190

OBJECT Mr John Kirby

Summary:

The approach road is an unsurfaced track, any extra traffic could take mud onto Dark Lane posing a danger to road users.
Would the approach road be surfaced and extra lighting provided.

More details about Rep ID: 9190

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