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Representations on Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers - Site GT/09 - Temperance Hill, Woolley Moor, Question 28

Representation ID: 9736

OBJECT Mrs Joanne Maxwell

Summary:

Summary by Officer

Woolley Moor is a small category 4 settlement (NED Settlement Hierarchy Study). All points on this report put Woolley Moor at the bottom of all totals.

To travel to any convenience stores, doctors, hospitals, senior schools or any other modern day services, transport is required and goes against the requirements of having services in walking distance.

Temperance Hill is sparate hamlet, and would see a 25% increase on the 12 houses listed. The site should not dominate the nearest settlement.

The site size is also questionable. The footpath to the north is not noted, and forms part of the Woolley Moor history audio trail, which is accessed via the land. Measures would need to be taken to preserve the trail allowing access, whilst preserving the current drainage passage which runs along the north boundary wall. To the south, mitigation measures would have to be taken, not blocking light into number 13 but allowing appropriate privacy.

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Representation ID: 9732

OBJECT Rambler

Summary:

Summary by Officer

The site is unsuitable and unsustainable.

The proposed site is not in an accessible and sustainable location. Woolley Moor is a small hamlet without services and no longer has a convenience store, or post office and there are no doctors or any other services within walking distance. The nearest services are several miles away along country roads, many of which are narrow and without foot-ways.

Although there is a bus stop adjacent to the proposed site, the service, running between Matlock and Chesterfield, is limited to four buses per day at 2 hourly intervals, the last buses returning before 5pm.

Due to the lack of services and shops in the vicinity, there is also little or no opportunity for social contact with other residents or any promotion of integrated co-existence.

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Representation ID: 9730

OBJECT Ms Rachel Jagger

Summary:

...redacted...
No thank you

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Representation ID: 9703

OBJECT Belinda Preece

Summary:

Summary by Officer

Woolley Moor is a village with limited sustainability, as stated in the councils own plan. Woolley Moor has no amenities what so ever, not even a post office as suggested in the local plan.

The bus services are limited, and buses only run to Matlock which is our nearest town every 2 hours and stops at 17.42, on a weekday.
The bus service also runs to Chesterfield , again every 2 hours, with the last bus being at 16.13.




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Representation ID: 9702

OBJECT Mr & Mrs Chaz and Kim Boreham

Summary:

Summary by Officer

There are currently no amenities/services at or near the site and putting them in place is unlikely to be cost effective and sufficient when compared to other, more suitable and less rural locations. It is hard to believe, that with consideration to the massive developments currently being undertaken along the A61, that there is not a more suitable location for a site which would be supported by a more appropriate road network, access to local amenities and facilities such as schools, medical establishments, shops and transport routes. None of which are sensibly close to the proposed site of Temperance Hill.

Giving further consideration to the remoteness of the site, compared to other less rural and better suited locations, one would suggest any alterations and provision of the necessary services would be at a significant cost to the councils. Other, more appropriate locations, would be reasonably cheaper to develop.

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Representation ID: 9700

OBJECT Mr & Mrs J Hughes

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The site is not situated in an area where the principle of Gypsy/ Traveller provision has been established. In addition there is no Post Office, shop, dentist, doctor and the bus service is sporadic. There are very few employment opportunities in the village or surrounding area. In short, the sustainability of the site is highly questionable.

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Representation ID: 9699

OBJECT Mrs Linda Harper

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

There is no shops, Post Office, Doctors or Dentists so from the site they would have to use a vehicle. The limited bus service we already have, would they stop running if it becomes too dangerous!

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Representation ID: 9697

OBJECT Mr & Mrs G & S Shelton

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The only amenities are a school and a pub. There is no shop, doctors or post office. There is only a very limited bus service. The service cannot deliver a person to employment for normal working hours.

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Representation ID: 9693

OBJECT Hannah Cooke

Summary:

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Woolley Moor is a small village classified as a Level 4 settlement in the plan's settlement hierarchy. The new residents will not have easy access to health services and shopping facilities, and will be highly dependent on use of the private car. It cannot therefore be considered a suitable location to support a permanent gypsy and traveller site.

The proposed site itself is too small to accommodate 3 pitches and on pitch facilities without resulting in the unacceptable loss of important trees on the site.

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Representation ID: 9691

OBJECT Mr Christopher Marson

Summary:

Location for the site is unsuitable as Woolley Moor is a small, rural settlement, there are no amenities; no shops, doctor's surgery, post office, dentist or secondary school.
There is a limited, infrequent bus service through the village.
The site itself is not within the village. Access to the primary school from the site would be via a narrow country lane with no pavements amd only 1 street light.
Site is adjacent to residential property, concern over overlooking from surrounding properties. Privacy of all parties would be compromised.
Site is well-used, and can only be access by a pavement for residents of Temperance Hill. Other green space only reached by walking on narrow, country lanes. The safety of the resident would be compromised.
Access to the site is on the brow of a hill and blind bend. Cars parked outside properties impact visibility.

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Representation ID: 9687

OBJECT Mr Trevor Fullwood

Summary:

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Woolley Moor has no shops, post office, health care or secondary schools or other services which are required for traveller pitches. Woolley Moor is a grade 4 settlement which had limited infrastructure. The public house is more of a restaurant.
The bus service is infrequent, and has limited weekend service. This means cars are often required to access services and facilities.
The site is well-used. Mitigation measures could make the site too small to accommodate 3 pitches. Well Lane passes through the north of the site, to the rear of the site there is a steep slope to a stream. Mitigation measures would be required to protect and not overwhelm Number 13. Due to this site size would be reduced.

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Representation ID: 9685

OBJECT Mrs Shirley Fullwood

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Woolley Moor has no shops, post office, health care or secondary schools which I understand are required within walking distance by travellers. There is no employment, and the health care system at Clay Cross is at capacity.
The bus service is infrequent, with no evening or Sunday service. This means cars are often required to access services and facilities
Woolley Moor is a grade 4 settlement which had limited infrastructure.
The size of the site would be reduced once access to the footpath and a reasonable space has been allowed between 13 and the site (to protect privacy without blocking light). 3 pitches could not be safely spaced.

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Representation ID: 9683

OBJECT Mrs Nora Cupit

Summary:

I believe that the site is too small and would be a health and safety risk to the travellers and residents living on Temperance Hill. With new hedges taking up a lot of space and access remaining to the north of the site for Well Lane and the heritage trail - this would make the outline of the site a lot smaller. There is also a drainage ditch to the north of the site in the hedge.
Village to small no shops, post office, doctors and a very limited bus service - which doesn't' run into the evenings and very limited on weekends. I often have to rely on friends and family for basic provisions and transport. I understand that traveller sites had to be near such things (within walking distance) and Woolley Moor does not meet this need.

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Representation ID: 9681

OBJECT Mr Leon Asher

Summary:

After visiting the proposed site it would seem the site is too small for three pitches.
The location is totally out of character in the village of Woolley Moor so close to the SSI area of Ogston Reservoir.
Another consideration is the close proximity to the existing houses, surely this would be disadvantageous to either side.

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Representation ID: 9680

OBJECT Mrs Susan Bradley

Summary:

I also believe that the village is too small to accommodate a traveller site. There are no shops, doctors, dentists or Post Office in the village and the bus service is very limited and infrequent.

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Representation ID: 9675

OBJECT Ms. Helen Brown

Summary:

This site seems to be too small for 3 pitches given the need for sanitary facilities and the parking of vehicles.

Woolley Moor lacks many facilities such as shops/ post office/ doctors etc. and has very limited public transport. The proposed site is not even in the centre of the village. I am 75 and have to a car and drive in order to shop etc.

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Representation ID: 9671

OBJECT Sheelagh Judge

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Woolley Moor is not on an established travelling route for travellers.
The size and location of the site is inadequate, it would not provide space to run a business or graze animals.
There is poor access on foot to the primary school. The road is narrow with no pavement, no street lighting, and has a dangerous blind bend. Would be unsafe for pedestrians.
There are no services available within 2.2 miles of Temperance Hill and these are not accessible by foot.
Public transport is very limited. It does not serve the nearest shop. Accessing employment and amenities/ health care would be very difficult because of the restricted and inadequate bus service.
The site is too small to accommodate 3 pitches, or to provide off road parking for both private and business vehicles and for visitors.
On road parking would inhibit visibility and movement, and counteract mitigation measures.

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Representation ID: 9664

OBJECT Mr Rob Horton

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Site location: Concern over loss of open space and the impact on the community. The hamlet of Temperance Hill has approximately 12 houses, a 3 pitch site is expected to make up 25% of the community. Location unsuitable for a traveller site due to lack of business opportunities. A 3 pitch site in Woolley Moor does not suit the occupational needs for a traveller site.

Site size does not take account of the trees, natural drainage ditch, footway, unstable ground, and slope, highway access and visual mitigation. The usable area is considered to be 1096m2. Considering the constraints listed above the site is not viable to accommodate 3 pitches.

The proposed site has limited access to services other than Primary School. The Topic Paper incorrectly states there is a post office located 500m away, all other services are located >3km away in Stretton or Clay Cross.

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Representation ID: 9658

OBJECT Mr Andrew Crookes

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The plan isn't based on a robust assessment of need. The GTAA is not in line with planning policy, it pre-dates the changes set out in PPTS 2015 and the Housing and Planning Act 2016. It uses an outdated definition of traveller and cannot be relied upon for an accurate indication of need.
The site is not sustainable, it is next to a level 4 development. It should have been discounted at an early stage. The detailed assessments (ED44c&d) are inaccurate. There are no local amenities and the bus service is limited. There is no local employment.
The size of the site is less than the 1500m2. This is conceded by the council. It's too small to provide three pitches. Further ground area will be lost to mitigation recommendations, access roads and visibility splays.

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Representation ID: 9656

OBJECT Cllr Kevin Gillott

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The proposed site is in a rural location with 10 properties next to the site and 2 others overlooking it. It is surrounded by green fields and the site drops westward into a valley. It is some distance from the main village Woolley Moor, and as such is a distinctive hamlet of its own.

The proposal would be out of character with the rest of the area, and out of proportion with the rest of the community.

The Woolley Moor Audio Trail on the northern boundary needs preserving, and would both reduce the size of the site and add to its unsuitability.

The site is isolated, no shops, dentists, GPs or post office in Woolley Moor, and bus services are infrequent. There is no secondary school in walking distance, or accessible by public transport.

Integration with the rest of the community would be a significant challenge.

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Representation ID: 9654

OBJECT Mr & Mrs Steven and Michelle Lack

Summary:

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Woolley Moor is not a suitable option. The road network is poor.

Have you considered the potential conflict of putting two very different communities next to each other?

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Representation ID: 9652

OBJECT Mr James Whitworth

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The site is too small, the footpath and mitigation measures weren't taken into account. The site also slopes and has unstable ground. All of this reduces and the highway within the site, would mean there is only enough room for 1 pitch.
Access to services, the Post Office is stated as being 500m from the site where as it is actually 3.3km away in Ashover along with the Doctors Surgery which is not mentioned.
What is unclear is how the services at Temperance Hill have been scored when compared in relation to site GT/10, whose services, apart from the school, are only 1.5km away and scored 'Red' as opposed to Temperance Hill and which scored 'Amber'.

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Representation ID: 9648

OBJECT Ms. Jenny Meadows

Summary:

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This site is directly adjacent to residential property on one side and a well-used nature trail and footpath on the other (a site of biodiversity value).

The site is not big enough for 3 pitches if sufficient space is allocated for hedges etc. and to allow sufficient access to the well-used footpath that runs through it.

There are little to no services in the immediate area, no shops, post office etc. The nearest Doctor's surgery is in the next village and dentists are several miles away. There is limited transport available which can make it difficult for the older generation who need to rely on family and neighbours to meet their needs and for children to get to secondary schools which are several miles away.

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Representation ID: 9646

OBJECT Mr David Boulby

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The village doesn't fit the Council's criteria for site suitability. The criteria suggests that the travellers should be close to amenities, services etc that don't exist in Woolley Moor. An example is that there is no school bus.
Although Highways seem to have indicated otherwise, I would consider the poor road junctions to make the site unsuitable. The reservoir end of Temperance Hill is a known trouble spot to pull out of, due to lack of clear sight and the national speed limit meaning cars travelling on the lower road don't see people until very late. Temperance Hill is dangerous as there are no footpaths near the site and very poor street lighting.
The site is not large enough to accommodate the three pitches. With a mitigation hedgerow planted, the site is not the 1500m2 that the document states.

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Representation ID: 9644

OBJECT Ms. Isobel Hammersley

Summary:

Woolley Moor itself is a very small village with little to no local amenities; the nearest local shop is located 2-3 miles away. It doesn't have a Doctors surgery or Dentist, there are no leisure facilities or even a Post Office; it is a very remote part of Derbyshire.
There is a very limited bus service which goes through the village, but it is very infrequent, meaning that any Gypsy or Travellers located there would either have to walk miles or drive. The roads around the area are mainly country roads and one track lanes; they are not built for heavy traffic & would not sustain it.
The site being proposed is very small and too small for the number of pitches proposed. The Travellers & Gypsy's would be very tightly compacted on this space, which I am sure they would not be comfortable with.

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Representation ID: 9642

OBJECT Mr Brian Dronfield

Summary:

Sumamry by Officer.

I believe the site is NOT a suitable location to be developed and occupied by a Gypsy and Traveller site.
It is an accessible beautiful green field area with a wooded valley, stream, nature trail and amazing views over Ogston and the Derbyshire hills and it should remain so!

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Representation ID: 9635

OBJECT Mrs Sally Buckley

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Is the site is large enough for 3 pitches, especially if trees and hedges have to be planted to screen off the site, and toilet facilities built?

Temperance Hill is a narrow road, without pavements, and blind junctions at both ends. Concern over safety of caravans using the highway for access, and impact that more parked cars would have on the visibility. Farm vehicles would have more access difficulties to the farm opposite the site.

Woolley Moor is a small village (level 4 settlement) with no local services. Would it be able to support the needs of a gypsy/traveller community? There is only a very limited bus service. Existing residents have difficulty with transport.

There are houses immediately next to the site, house will overlook the site. This will impact on both parties. Would the occupants of the proposed site want to be overlooked?

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Representation ID: 9627

OBJECT Mrs Kelly Margaret Broadhead

Summary:

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Woolley moor is a small village with minimal services, a limited bus service and a primary school. Because of limited services people would mostly need to use their own vehicles and this adds traffic in to the surrounding roads.

The site is already very small and if the mitigation hedges are planted this will further reduce the area. Plus the front border would be set further back to allow for visibility splay so this would then further reduce the area.
Therefore there is not enough room for the pitches.

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Representation ID: 9625

OBJECT Mr Anthony Holloway

Summary:


The village does not have any amenities such as a post office, shop, doctors etc and the bus service which is currently limited is always under threat of being stopped.

There is a village school which is very good but is small. The secondary school is a bus journey away. The traveller sites, as I see them, usually have hard standing surfaces to put vehicles and mobile homes on which will destroy the landscape of a special area for the villages. I certainly do not see how this area is large enough to site three mobile homes comfortably.
I do have grave concerns with regards to the highway safety of the site. Pulling out on to the rural road from the site would also be dangerous due to parked cars on the road. Both junctions from leading from Temperance Hill are problematic where accidents have occurred.

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Representation ID: 9623

OBJECT Mr & Mrs F Jackson

Summary:

The site size itself is questionable, as we presume the outline is from the desktop appraisal. Consideration would need to be taken to incorporate the footpath / history trail to the north, mitigation measures at the front and to the south (taking into account the privacy and light of number 13) and the steep slope at the rear. With this in mind the site size would be reduced considerably and measures would need to be taken to ensure correct spacing between pitches.

The facilities in Woolley Moor are limited to a Public House - more of an eatery / restaurant with limited opening hours. There are no health services, high schools or shops that are listed as a requirement.
The bus service is limited especially on a weekend.

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Representation ID: 9617

OBJECT Mr David Birkill

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The Site is not large enough to sustain 3 pitches especially if mitigation hedgerows are planted, this combined with the travellers vehicles depending on family size (3 pitches,3 families with two cars each) will decrease the amount of adequate space for the travellers to live in and function.
With the potential parking spill, vehicles will be parked on a narrow road, which has limited outdoor lighting, these factors combined with lack of facilities in the village means you have to constantly travel by car to local shops, so increasing traffic movement which in turn increases chances of accident especially at night. This problem will only increase as well if the site is used for business purposes.

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Representation ID: 9616

OBJECT K C & H A Green

Summary:

- As referenced in many of the consultation documents Woolley Moor is a small community which apart from the local primary school lacks the amenities listed as desirable for the G/T communities. The nearest shops/medical facilities being some 3+ kilometres distant in Ashover or Clay Cross (also for fuel).
- The site is away from the wider main road network, the nearest access being the A61 at Clay Cross or Stretton (3k).

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Representation ID: 9612

OBJECT Stretton Parish Council represented by Charlotte Stainton

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Site just less than 1500 square metres and outside Woolley Moor. The site is on a rural lane. The site is visited by the local school as part of their nature trail. There is a bench on the site. The site has a countryside character and appearance, and feels physically separate from the village.
Woolley Moor is a Level 4 settlement, with few services and facilities. At Step 7, sites were discounted if they are situated within or next to Level 4 settlements. There is no post office in the village. The primary school is small. The site is a distance from Woolley Moor and there is no nearby main road.
The site does not have space for business activities and such activities would impact on local amenity. There is limited sources of employment in the locality. The site is in an unsustainable location.

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Representation ID: 9604

OBJECT Natalie Aldread

Summary:

No, the site is accessed via a narrow road which would be unsuitable for large vehicles and caravans. There are also limited amenities available in the immediate local area.

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Representation ID: 9602

OBJECT mr chris haines

Summary:

Having studied the plan and proposal I object with the points below.
* woolley moor has no facilities, shops, health care services, senior school etc.
* the area is extremely rural
* the site has been open for over 50 years with no demand or use by gypsies in this area.
* limited infrequent bus service which is near impossible to use.
* size of the site would be limited once hedges planted, footpath taken into account, front screening and the steep slope at the rear. The outline plan shown has not been fully assessed.

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Representation ID: 9600

OBJECT Mr Robert Fox

Summary:

Summary by Officer.


The site is too small to support the proposed number of pitches. ED-G&T2 suggests that the G&T community pitches on existing sites.
Woolley Moor is a Level 4 Settlement, and as such has very few services/facilities, site should be discounted because of this.
No safe access to amenities in the village does on foot, due to lack of pavements, lack of local amenities will cause increased use of cars, and so traffic. Children walking to the Primary School maybe unsafe due to busy roads.
Assessment criteria used to judge the appropriateness of sites wasn't applied consistently, when comparing GT/09 to other sites.
Development size inappropriate to consider for Temperance Hill area, an increase of more than 25% in the size of the nearest settlement should be rated red.
Investment to improve the facilities/services available to residents would make the village more suitable for the proposed development.

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Representation ID: 9598

OBJECT Mr & Mrs D Hinchliffe represented by John Church Planning Consultancy Limited (Mr John Church)

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Respondants are unaware of any demonstrable need for the proposed development in this particular area arising from the perceived lack of any credible, established historic demand for a facility of this nature in the rural parishes to the west of the A61.

Access to services and facilities in Woolley Moor is poor, there is a school, church and pub, but few other accessible facilities.

Sustainability Appraisal refers to a bus stop providing frequent services. This is strongly contested. Bus services are intermittent. There are a maximum of five services passing the site daily from Chesterfield and four towards Chesterfield. This number reduces on Saturdays and there is no Sunday or Bank Holiday service.

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Representation ID: 9596

OBJECT Mr Martin Lees

Summary:

Reference point "Has the site access to key services/facilities by foot?"
1). Report incorrect as no Post Office 500m from site. Nearest PO approximately 3.7km from site.
2). Nearest convenience store is approximately 3.25km
3). Majority of roads from the site have no footpaths, therefore the access via foot to key services/facilities would be dangerous with many roads at 60mph limit.
4). Inconsistent application of assessment rules to Temperance Hill site-other sites in survey reported facilities closer than at Temperance Hill and were RATED RED - Temperance Hill RATED AMBER-INCONSISTENT 6). Poor visibility exiting bottom of Temperance Hill/B6014 (60mph) junction

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Representation ID: 9593

OBJECT Mr Martin Howe

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Highways: To be able for a large vehicle to turn into the site, any drive would be at least 10m wide. This would restrict the number of pitches on site.

Addendum, q.25: GT/10 is discounted as the site has not got good accessibility to services on foot with those services being 1.5km away. Services (there is no Post Office) are more than twice as far away from GT/09 but no comment is made on accessibility.

Q.28:
GT/10 has "not good accessibility to services"
GT/09 is stated as having "some services that are near but others are further away". Whereas it is stated that GT/10 is within an Area of Primary Sensitivity this fact is left out with regard to GT/09.

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Representation ID: 9591

OBJECT Ms. Nicola Bird

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Woolley Moor is small village with few services close by. Although it is in close proximity to a primary school, it is not near a secondary school or places of employment, there are no shops, post offices, doctors or dentists nearby and the transport links are limited, thus making it more difficult to access these services. The location of the site is unsustainable. Settlement designated as Level 4. Concern over traveller communities feeling isolated, which could be detrimental to their health and well-being.

I do not feel that the site is big enough to sustain 3 pitches. The site stated as 1500sqm, I believe it is nearer 1000sqm. As there are no boundaries currently in place, whatever boundaries are could make the site smaller.

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Representation ID: 9589

OBJECT Ms. Karen Bowling

Summary:

Summary by Officer.
Concern over impact on the highway safety, the road is narrow with parked cars. The site will increase traffic, including larger vehicles. Both junctions leaving Temperance Hill have restricted vision. Traffic incidents have happened.

Previous cottages demolished due to sewage concerns. A traveller sites would not be in keeping with the surrounding landscape.

Woolley Moor is a Level 4 settlement.

The villages has few services, as shops, post office, doctors or dentist etc., and an infrequent bus service. There is a primary school. Most people use cars for transportation.

The site is not large enough to support three pitches, utility buildings and space for parking. Especially if hedgerows are planted as this would encroach on the site.

There would be no space for grazing land should this be a requirement.

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Representation ID: 9587

OBJECT Mrs J Lebeter

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Woolley Moor is a rural village with no shops, services, health care facilities etc. within a walking distance, and a limited bus service, which does not run into the evenings, limited on a Saturday and no service on a Sunday. Residents often use cars for transport.

Concerns over the size of the site, a screen would need to be erected to provide privacy for neighbouring properties and the site users. Access would need to be provided down the path of Well Lane which is part of the Woolley Moor walking and audio history tour.

To the north of the site there is a drainage ditch which feeds directly to the stream below. The rear of the site slopes quickly and is quite steep. All this points would indicate the site would actually be reduced in size considerably.

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Representation ID: 9585

OBJECT Mr Luke Bowling

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The village has very few amenities, only a primary school and pub. It doesn't have a shop, supermarket, dentist, doctor's surgery, nursery/child minder, secondary school, village hall, frequent bus service or post office.

The settlement is designated by the Council as Level 4. The current level of services/amenities fails to support the residents in the area at present, and would therefore be unable to support an increase in the number of residents.

The proposed site is on narrow, poorly lit, ill-maintained country lane which is not covered by services such as gritting and has parked cars located at one side. Junctions either side of the road emerge onto national speed limit roads and have poor visibility. Traffic incidents have occurred.

Increased traffic from proposal may involve larger vehicles/ caravans, these would impact highway safety on Temperance Hill and its junctions.

Disappointed about lack of notification of consultation to residents of Woolley Moor.

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Representation ID: 9582

OBJECT mrs nicola haines

Summary:

* Woolley Moor has limited facilities and is a grade 4 settlement which has limited facilities. I have tried catching a bus from Temperance Hill and the service is limited.
* No shops or health facilities.
* Limited Employment opportunities.
* No local senior school.
* site size seems too small from a safety aspect once mitigation measures have been applied. Site size not appropriate to image outline due to sloping of land, closeness of neighbouring property and footpath.

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Representation ID: 9580

OBJECT Ms. Rosanna Horton

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

1. Unsuitability of site for businesses:
The site is not suitable for businesses to run from, the site does not meet Planning Policy for Traveller Sites guidelines because of its size, location, proximity to other properties, proximity to a SSSI and Wildlife.

2. Lack of local amenities:
Woolley Moor has poor accessibility by foot to services. The settlement does not have any services except for a primary school, there is no post office, medical centre, or shops. The Addendum identifies Stretton as the nearest location for other local services, but this is not on a bus route from Woolley Moor. Public transport servicing the village is limited.

3. Site size is not justified or appropriate:
Site size is disproportionate, representing 25% increase in residences. The site is too small to accommodate 3 pitches, the Council state the overall plot size is 1500sqm, but don't take account of footpaths and screening hedges planting.

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Representation ID: 9577

OBJECT Mrs & Mr Rose & Harold Carr

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

We have seen how development destroys the countryside and believe that Temperance Hill is too sensitive and beautiful for this to happen.

Development at this location is against the vision in the Council's corporate plan to protect and enhance the landscape and to encourage tourism in the area.

The site has no access to local services (as there aren't any). There are very few buses, they are so infrequent cars need to be used.

The proposed site would be the major site on what is a very small run of mostly terraced cottages - surely this is not sensitive development?

Is the site really big enough for 3 pitches and parking for towing vehicles? There appears to be some movement of the land in that area, stability works would be needed to make it suitable this would impact on the environment even more?

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Representation ID: 9575

OBJECT Ms. Heather Coxon

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Woolley Moor is a picturesque countryside hamlet with extremely limited facilities (Primary School) an extremely limited bus service. The council's full plan seems to indicate that a 'level 4' settlement (Woolley Moor listed) would not have any form of development. With regard to the policy specifically for 'Gypsy and Traveller sites in the Countryside', every point seems to completely contradict the situation in this area and even the desktop appraisal agrees with my assessment. I fail to see how mitigation can have any effect in protecting the natural habitat, tourism and scenery. I park where I presume the entrance to the proposed site would be, as there is no other on street parking that is either safe nor over someone's drive on Temperance Hill. Other walkers are also parked on the street or using the site.

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Representation ID: 9571

OBJECT Ms. Holly Carr

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Woolley Moor is an inappropriate location. It is a small village and Temperance Hill itself has only 9 cottages, these would dominated by the proposal.

The size of the site is not justified or appropriate as the placement of 3 family sites would require the whole of the area to be used and could not be reasonably obtained without the removal of shrubbery at the edge and back of the site.

Site would not be in character and would impact on the sensitive landscape of surrounding area. Precedent of planning permissions being dismissed for this reason.

There are very few services and facilities in the village, no post office no doctors and an irregular bus service, a primary school and pub.

Putting the site here would disrupt the landscape, character, and history of the area, adding danger to road safety and inconveniencing both locals and visitors.

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Representation ID: 9569

OBJECT Ms. Sarah Dawson

Summary:

Summary by Officer.


Poor access public transport access to Woolley Moor.

The village is small and has no facilities. Even the local pub at the bottom of Temperance Hill closed due to lack of business. The nearest shop, the Jet petrol station, is an hours walk away along a road without pavement. Additionally there is no local doctor or dentist nearby.

The local bus service is infrequent and not suitable to be able to access nearby towns. They would need their own transport. Cars could park on the roadside outside the development due to insufficient space on the pitches provided.

There is a steep slope behind the proposed site going to the brook, is this a safe environment for young children?

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Representation ID: 9567

OBJECT Mr & Mrs Paul & Helen Fearn

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The proposed allocation is not justified or appropriate in terms of its location or access to services and facilities and the site size. The area is rural with limited services:

Bus runs on a limited service, however a bus stop is on the proposed entrance to the site and would need be difficult to relocate due to the visibility street parking.
Woolley Moor has one pub but no other amenities, no post office.
The nearest doctors' surgeries are at Ashover or Clay Cross and they are both already overstretched, same for dentists.
Shops and health facilities are not within walking distance and with a limited public service, it can be challenging.
There is a primary school, but there is no early years provision and the nearest secondary schools over 4 miles away and not within walking distance.
Most people commute to work.

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Representation ID: 9565

OBJECT Mr Joe Hayes

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Woolley Moor is not a suitable for proposal, it is a level 4 settlement. There is no Post Office, shops, health provisions or secondary school and a limited bus route. These factors would making it difficult for travellers to access services, or retain employment.

Site not large enough for manoeuvring trailers or to provide space for amenity areas and parking, especially if boundary hedgerows are put in.

There will be an impact upon the highway. The lane is already busy, this poses an increased health and safety risk for residents travelling to and from the site.

There no footpath along the lane and only one streetlight. Cars parked along the lane adjacent to the houses restricting visibility. The proposed site is on the brow of a hill which has poor visibility for oncoming traffic with poor road junctions at both ends of the lane.

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Representation ID: 9563

OBJECT Ms. Anne Hayes

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Woolley Moor is not a suitable for proposal, it is a level 4 settlement. There is no Post Office, shops, health provisions or secondary school and a limited bus route. These factors would making it difficult to access services/ facilities, or retain employment.

Site not large enough for manoeuvring trailers or to provide space for amenity areas and parking, especially if boundary hedgerows are put in.

There will be an impact upon the highway. The lane is already busy, this poses an increased health and safety risk for residents travelling to and from the site.

There no footpath along the lane and only one streetlight. Cars parked along the lane adjacent to the houses restricting visibility. The proposed site is on the brow of a hill which has poor visibility for oncoming traffic with poor road junctions at both ends of the lane.

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Representation ID: 9561

OBJECT Mr & Mrs Rutherford

Summary:

With regard to question 28, (services / facilities in village and size of site) we would like to point out that Woolley Moor is a very small village with no shops, doctors or dentists. There is an infrequent bus service with only a few buses on very limited routes.

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Representation ID: 9559

OBJECT Ms. Jill Fox

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Well-used Woolley Moor Trail goes through the propose site, and is part of an audio walk.
Site is has a brook, ancient hedgerows and lots of wildlife.

Site is well-used and in close proximity to the peak district and Ogston Reservoir.

Site too small, slope going towards the brook. If additional screening hedges are planted as stated these will further reduce the available area for the proposed 3 pitches.

Woolley Moor has few facilities or services, there is no post office, no local shops, no doctor, dental practice or vets. Bus service is limited and unless you have access to your own transport there is no way to access services. Site users would have problems in day to day activities.

The site is in the centre of the village, significantly impact on the way this area is used by local people.

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Representation ID: 9554

OBJECT Mr Geoff Hayes

Summary:

Summary by Officer.


Woolley Moor is not a suitable for proposal, it is a level 4 settlement. There is no Post Office, shops, health provisions or secondary school and a limited bus route. These factors would making it difficult to access services/ facilities, or retain employment.

Site not large enough for manoeuvring trailers or to provide space for amenity areas and parking, especially if boundary hedgerows are put in.

There will be an impact upon the highway. The lane is already busy, this poses an increased health and safety risk for residents travelling to and from the site.

There no footpath along the lane and only one streetlight. Cars parked along the lane adjacent to the houses restricting visibility. The proposed site is on the brow of a hill which has poor visibility for oncoming traffic with poor road junctions at both ends of the lane.

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Representation ID: 9552

OBJECT Robin Low

Summary:

Summary by Officer.


Woolley Moor does not have any medical services, communal or shopping services. Report incorrect, there is not a post office within 500m. There is a lack of local amenities and a limited local bus service, could be reduced further in the future.

Unfair to travellers, only meaningful amenity in the area is a school in a location with limited travel links.

The site only has space for 3 pitches, it would be a struggle to build a community.

Topography makes potential 3 pitches questionable. If the pitches are too small then vehicles will be parked on the narrow road, this would have a significant impact on access to surrounding properties and routes.

Concern over suitability of access to the site, nearby junction is visually limited and at worst dangerous due to the speed of traffic using this route as a cut through.

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Representation ID: 9547

OBJECT Mr Nicholas Maxwell

Summary:

The site is not within walking distance to any key services such as doctors, post office, shops, secondary school - the list goes on. NEDCC own plan lists Woolley Moor as a 'level 4' settlement' which it seems is an area unable to support its population already. I'd have to question the size as 3 pitches on this plot seems extremely unlikely, especially from a safety point of view.

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Representation ID: 9544

OBJECT Jo Ashby

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

1.Assessment wrong, there is no Post Office within the village. There used to be a Post Office, however this has not been the case for a number of years.

2.The village is small and cannot sustain this growth. It has no shops, doctors, dentist, pharmacy, secondary school, post office.

3. Bus routes to and from the village are very infrequent and limited. The existing service maybe further reduced in the future.

4. There would be increased traffic within the village. There is already a dangerous junction, the additional traffic would increase the risk of a collision.

5. There is a bench on the site. If removed, this would reduce the facilities in the area.

6. Site is not big enough for 3 pitches.

7. The road is a narrow and twisting road. In my opinion adding buildings/pitches and traffic would place safety at risk.


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Representation ID: 9542

OBJECT Mr Graham Lunn

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The area in question was deemed not fit for purpose as a dwelling area by the local authority. This resulted in the houses that were on the plot of land being demolished and returned to a natural landscape that has since been inhabited by local wildlife. Building toilet and shower blocks on the site, would be a contradiction of NEDDC's own rules.

Site is too small: introducing toilets and showers plus three mobile/static units space will be of a premium. Three families on site will mean three cars or vans will be on the site. Also would not be enough outdoor space for any children to play as the road is narrow and busy most of the time with large vehicles.

The village in Woolley Moor is very small and has no amenities such as shops, post office, doctors or dentist and only a very limited bus service.

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Representation ID: 9540

OBJECT Ms. Pauline Britland

Summary:

Summary by officer

-Woolley Moor is a rural hamlet with few amenities.
-The bus service is infrequent making access difficult
-The site is small and too close to neighbouring properties.

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Representation ID: 9538

OBJECT Mrs Pam Knighton

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Woolley Moor is hamlet in Derbyshire. It has no shops, Doctor's Surgery or Post Office. It has also a very infrequent bus service. The supermarkets are between three and five miles away.

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Representation ID: 9531

OBJECT Ms. Christy Cooke

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Woolley Moor is a rural hamlet with few amenities. You have to travel out to get anything meaning more cars on these already busy and fast rural roads.
The bus service is infrequent making access difficult try getting to Matlock or beyond a mission in itself and sometimes can be quite isolating.
The site is small and too close to neighbouring properties and overlooked by the farmhouse on the hill giving little privacy over the site.

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Representation ID: 9529

OBJECT Mr Terry Bradley

Summary:

Woolley Moor is a small village with very few or no amenities. The bus service is very infrequent and there are no shops, Post Office, Doctors or Dentists. This makes the proposed site on Temperance Hill, Woolley Moor very impractical.

The site is also very small and I believe that it would be very difficult to accommodate three pitches plus a toilet/shower block plus parking for various vehicles. As the proposed site would be on a country lane there would not be any street parking available.

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Representation ID: 9524

OBJECT Mr Nick Johnson

Summary:

Q28
No facilities in village except Primary School
No employment opportunities
Site Size questionable. Would need to lose trees/woodland/footpath and potentially look at the land stability as slopes aggressively to the rear.

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Representation ID: 9522

OBJECT Mr Luke Barton

Summary:

I use the area with my children and from my understanding apart from the school there are no facilities in the village. We have visited the public house on occasion to find it closed, even this has limited opening. There are no shops or facilities within walking distance.
Location would not be in keeping with the local area and visible from many directions, roads and houses particularly in the Winter when trees/bushes are bare.

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Representation ID: 9518

OBJECT Ms. Rachel Eyre

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The site is too small for 3 pitches, to include the caravans, their towing vehicles and any other amenities that would be required for a permanent site.
There are no facilities in Woolley Moor. No shops, post office, doctors, dentist or secondary schools.
There is only an infrequent limited bus services.
Site is not in the centre of the village and in a sensitive area.
The site is not circular or horseshoe shaped which many gypsies and travellers prefer.

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Representation ID: 9516

OBJECT Mrs Elizabeth Cooke

Summary:

Summary by Officer

The site is not large enough to support 3 pitches especially as necessary screening hedgerows will reduce the area available!

The site itself is not level, has poor drainage and a history of being boggy.

Woolley Moor is a small village lacking in services and would not be able to support the needs of a Traveller site. There are no shops, Post Offices (despite the report!), Doctors/Dentist surgeries or Secondary schools within 2 miles and bus transport is limited.

Potential for further employment within the local area is also very limited due to its lack of infrastructure.

I have grave concerns regarding the impact on Highway safety on Temperance Hill. I question whether safe visibility splays can be fully achieved - narrow road, no speed restriction, brow of hill, cars parked, no pavement, only 1 street light.

The road junction of Temperance Hill onto the B6014 has poor visibility both ways.

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Representation ID: 9514

OBJECT Mr James Maxwell

Summary:

Summary by Officer.
Woolley Moor is classed by NEDDC as a level 4 settlement, generally small in scale and lacking in services and facilities. The village has no services other than a primary school, and an extremely limited bus service. The Post Office referenced is incorrect. The area falls outside of Ashover GP boundaries, and the Clay Cross surgeries are oversubscribed. Further population would put unnecessary strain on the area.
Desktop site measurements are incorrect. The site is actually 1350m2, this includes the footpath to the north. The Council's report doesn't consider trees on the site, privately owned hedges, and the drainage passage than carries rain water down to the stream. This brings the size down even further.

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Representation ID: 9512

OBJECT Ms. Janice Williams

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The location of the site is not sustainable as Temperance Hill is a residential location with no industry apart from farming and with few amenities. Temperance Hill is away from the main village, the proposal would increase the housing stock by 25%. This is an unreasonable increase in population in a rural area.
The village has limited sustainability, additional traffic and noise would have implications on health and wellbeing. The site is adjacent to existing housing and would have an impact on quality of life.
Buses only hourly; secondary school and leisure fracilities some distance away; no shop or post office and the doctor is difficult to access by public transport. There are few employment opportunities.

I do not believe the site is of sufficient size for 3 premanent vans, due to drainage ditch, path to the north, trees, space for additional vehicles, screening, sanitary facilities and storage.

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Representation ID: 9511

OBJECT Mr Victor R Paling

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Proposed site occupies the top half of a small field which slopes steeply to a brook on its western side. Council owned land should be used to meet the demand of affordable housing in Woolley Moor.

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Representation ID: 9508

OBJECT Ms. Eileen Bagshaw

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

It was difficult to find information regarding the proposal. The LA has a duty to consult, I would have expected them to provide easier access to the information. This is against the need to 'promote peaceful and integrated co-existence between teh site and the local community'

Site will be too small, once access, screening from adjacent properties, building of a toilet block, and compliance with fire regulations have been taken into account, two pitches probably the most you could fit in.

Woolley Moor has no shops, doctors, post offices, dentists or secondary schools, and there is very limited access to local buses. Possible concern over integration of travelling community into the area.

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Representation ID: 9506

OBJECT Ms. Patricia Marsh

Summary:

Summary by Officer.
There are no amenities and facilities in the area. The village does not have any of the following: no shop, no post office, no high school, no doctor's surgery, no dentist. The bus service is infrequent and unreliable. There are no buses in inclement weather, or on Sundays or Bank Holidays. The journey is circuitous.

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Representation ID: 9504

OBJECT Ms. Susan Howe

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Woolley Moor is not sustainable it has a primary school but no other facilities or services within 3Km and does not comply with the required criteria as set out in the assessment process.

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Representation ID: 9502

OBJECT Ms. Glynis Ward

Summary:

Summary by Officer.
Objection to proposal:
The lack of services to the site including electricity, water, sewerage.
Proposal will not benefit residents on Temperance Hill or Woolley Moor. It is unlikely that the Gypsy and Traveller community would integrate with the existing population.

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Representation ID: 9500

OBJECT Ogston Bird Club (Mr John Parlby)

Summary:

It is our suggestion that the site is quite simply not sustainable, which will have a knock-on, deleterious effect on the management of the site by its occupants and by the providers of local services and in turn upon the ecology of the local environment. It is apparent that the infrastructure of the local village and the region generally, will not sustain the addition of this proposed site. We believe that there are fallacious assumptions in the proposal. There is a significant distance between the site and essential facilities including upper schools (over 4 miles away), places of employment, medical facilities, a post office and shops (nearly 3 miles). In addition, we believe that the road by which the site is served is inadequate for additional residents. We seriously doubt if a fire engine could obtain ready access.

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Representation ID: 9498

OBJECT Mrs Brenda K Holmes

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Woolley Moor has a limited bus services, no buses on a Sunday or evenings, they have also recently dropped 2 services on a Saturday. Reliance on others for shopping, doctors, dentists and hospital as Woolley Moor does not have a shop or any other facilities.
Temperance Hill is a hamlet with 12 houses, 3 pitches for travellers would mean a 25% increase, this would dominate the area.
The site size is too small, not consideration has been taken into account for the fact the hedge on the boundary with number 13 is privately owned. This and the well lane path would reduce the site size. The site slopes significantly at the back, and is unstable.
A hedgerow or fence as a boundary would affect the light into number 13, the site would also overlook the house and garden and visa versa.

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Representation ID: 9496

OBJECT Ms. Rebecca Nichols-Green

Summary:

Undue pressure on local services, due to its proximity to Woolley Moor, a small settlement that the scale of such sites would dominate. The established community has made it overwhelmingly clear that is doesn't want these three pitches. Woolley Moor is lacking the infrastructure required, i.e. no post office, dentists, doctors, secondary schools or even a shop.
-no regular bus services.
-ability to clear away excess rubbish to the area that is already a problem around the reservoir.

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Representation ID: 9493

OBJECT Mrs J Lowe

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The facilities in the village are non-existent - we have no shops, doctors, dentists, post office or any other local facility. The village has a small primary school and nothing more. We have a limited bus route with infrequent buses. Reliance on other to get to appointments and shopping. I read that it is a grade 4 settlement which NEDDC consider with limited infrastructure for residents.

The size of the site seems too small to accommodate 3 traveller pitches. The privacy of number 13 would need to be taken into consideration, without blocking the windows and light to the cottage and also the access path which is the Woolley Moor heritage trail on the north side. The rear of the site slopes greatly as if follows all the gardens in the row of cottage. These would make the proposed site a lot smaller than planned.

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Representation ID: 9491

OBJECT Mr Keith Broom

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Highway: I walk up the pavement from Ogston and down the footpath of Well Lane to avoid the dangerous, narrow road without any pavement, on a bend and on a brow of a hill which continues north from the proposed site. Vehicles from the site would seriously increase the risk of road traffic accidents, particularly if a bus pulled up to the bus stop in front of the site.

Landscape: The views from the site are stunning. The proposal would discourage walkers due to the loss of this green space and the increased traffic. It would also effect the birds and wildlife in the area.

Pollution and Noise: Concern over business use to bring noise which would affect wildlife, local residents and discourage walkers. The area is boggy and drains into a stream, a tributary of Ogston Reservoir. Pollutants from business could contaminate Ogston Reservoir (SSSI) and impact on wildlife.

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Representation ID: 9489

OBJECT Mr & Mrs F Moseley

Summary:

Woolley Moor is only a small village, with no shops, post office (as detailed on one report), doctors or any other services that are listed as requirements. The only service within walking distance would be the small primary school. The impact on the Temperance Hill hamlet would be significant with a 25% increase with the proposed site which would dominate the area.
The bus route passing though the village is infrequent and limited with no buses into the evenings and extremely limited on the weekends.
The increase of traffic, often large towing vehicles and a unit, on such small country lanes would also cause an issue at junctions and the roads. The site is situated on a narrow lane, with a blind hill to the north side of the site. In personal opinion accidents (car & pedestrian) waiting to happen.

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Representation ID: 9486

OBJECT Dr Nicholas Coxon

Summary:

Not in keeping with local area and landscape as per independent assessment (Lepus) Mitigation measures wouldn't protect the landscape.
Limited facilities - school/limited bus service
Site size questionable for 3 pitches, expecially when access road is needed plus footpath to north and surrounding woodland.

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Representation ID: 9484

OBJECT Dr Andrew Cooke

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

ED44D assessment 22,25:

22: The proposed pitches at Temperance Hill is highly significant, the addition of three pitches would represent a statistically significant increase in the accommodation points in Temperance Hill, and in Woolley Moor. Score should be red.

25: There is a post box close to the site, but the nearest post office is in Ashover. Moreover, while there are some local services (shops, village hall) in Stretton these services are very basic. Residents of Temperance Hill have to travel further to Clay Cross to access main grocery shops that stock all essential items. They also have to travel this far for basic medical services. The site is not within walking distance of any key services. Score should be red.

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Representation ID: 9483

OBJECT Mrs & Mr Heather and John Carr

Summary:

Summary by Officer.


Woolley Moor is a small rural community of approximately 106 households, with a primary school and a country inn. This includes outlying farms and houses. Temperance Hill is a small hamlet within Woolley Moor, on a narrow country lane with a row of 9 mainly terraced small cottages behind which our cottage lies. The proposed site will become the main point of focus on the Hill, a massive 25% increase in the number of properties; it will dominate the small cottages.
There are no doctors, dentists, shops, secondary school or PO in the village and a limited bus service. There are few employment opportunities in the area.

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Representation ID: 9479

OBJECT Michael Snr, Elizabeth, Michael Jnr Kerry

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

NEDDC in the past has been approached by various parties (some from within the village) to purchase the land for the specific use of providing affordable housing for young people of the village, but were flatly rejected.

Objections:
-The site is far too small for the planned three pitches and will NEDDC control the site should more visiting caravans appear?
-There are no nearby facilities - Shops, Doctors, Dentists, General amenities etc...
-It would be more appropriate to sell the land and allocate the money raised on local services? By selling the land, local businesses have the opportunity to build affordable properties to house younger members of the village who wish to remain in the area.

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Representation ID: 9476

OBJECT Mr Mark Finney

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Temperance Hill is a wholly unsuitable choice of site. Residents on the site should not be disadvantaged by location. The site suffers from a severe lack of essential services; meaning it is not inclusive for a large demographic. There is a limited bus service with no evening services.
Surrounding roads, unlit secondary gritted lanes with no footpaths in the direction of the village and on the double bend. Public footpath adjacent to the site is steep, muddy, and crosses a small bridge making it inaccessible to some, especially in winter.
Village is remote, with no shops, doctors, dentists, post office, chemist, opticians or other essential services other than a pub and a junior school. There is no provision on the site itself for safe play, and the surrounding area is restricted to a lane, houses, and private fields.

Being a remote area there is little chance of permanent or casual labour in the immediate area.

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Representation ID: 9470

OBJECT Mr Mat Walker

Summary:

I do not believe that the proposal is sustainable for the below reasons;

The councils own local plan states that 'Woolley Moor is a village with limited sustainability' the proposed site itself isn't even with the village
There aren't any local shops,
There aren't any local doctors
There are very few places of employment
The bus service is also very poor

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Representation ID: 9468

OBJECT Ms. Judith Creswick

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Woolley Moor is a small rural settlement lacking in public services. There is at least an 8 mile return journey to access a doctor and post office and much further afield for shops and a dentist.
I understand there are concerns around the accuracy of the measurements of the size of the site relating to Government and NEDDC recommended plot size. Please could confirmation be provided on this point? In addition please could you clarify the consultation process and whether the guidelines for such have been followed?

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Representation ID: 9466

OBJECT Lucie Maycock & Paul Helliwell

Summary:

The area you are proposing to use for the site is very small and would not be large enough to house three pitches as outlined in the proposal, and would become smaller when the hedgerows introduced. There is also very limited services, shops, doctors, schools, transport, etc in this area. I myself struggle to access services and amenities near by and have to travel a fair distance for shops and many services. Public transport is even more difficult without any regular bus routes near by. My final point on this matter is regarding access to the site. The roads in the area are very small and it would be a hazard having people parking and more traffic in that area, peoples safety would be impacted. The junctions in this area are also tricky especially for large vehicles, which I assume would be relevant to the site.

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Representation ID: 9464

OBJECT Mrs Vernie E Hughes

Summary:

Summary by Officer.


Hedging planned for screening the site would take a long time to grow to a suitable height, may block out some light and make the site smaller. Fire regulations regarding the distance between mobile or wooden static homes would render useful area even smaller. Too small for three pitches?

The village is small and has no amenities, i.e shops, post office, doctor, dentist and a limited, infrequent bus service.

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Representation ID: 9460

OBJECT Ms. Alison Lunn

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The scale and design of the area for this development appears to be in adequate for the proposed site, given that the interim planning is for three units. The size of the plot doesn't appear to be sufficiently large enough to accommodate three units and toilet/shower/laundry facilities too. In addition, I would also suggest that there isn't sufficient parking for the dwelling units either.

The proposed site is in a small village with no amenities and limited bus service. The Woolley Moor Trail is an historical and nature trail used by local school children for their geography and history studies. The development would destroy this invaluable educational tool.

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Representation ID: 9459

OBJECT Mrs Doreen Ashton

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

I understand that the site is expected to house three pitches for caravans plus motor vehicles. Considering also the room that is required around each pitch to meet fire regulations plus a border around the site for accessibility, the site in my opinion would not be large enough for three pitches. I also understand that hedges wood be planted around the edges of the site to allow some privacy, this would also reduce the available space.

Suitability of location with regard to facilities and services.

Woolley Moor has a small primary school and a pub/restaurant. No shop, post office, junior school, doctor, dentist or chemist, and a very limited bus service.

I found it particularly tedious trying to find relevant information from NEDDC.

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Representation ID: 9455

OBJECT Mr Alan Fisher

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Woolley Moor is a small settlement with one small primary school and a public house only. There are no services or facilities. The nearest post office and doctors is in Ashover. The nearest small town with supermarkets is Clay Cross. By NEDDC 's own criteria, the services are unsustainable.

The site is not suitable for three residential caravans, Enforceable Fire regulations for similar sites demand a minimum fire break between each caravan of 5 metres. Also for accessibility a border from the perimeter of the site will be required, turning circle also necessary on the site. A proposal to plant hedgerows would reduce the available area further

A narrow lane is the only access to the site, the lane has limited vision at both end, unsuitable for larger vehicles, and cars parked on the roadside create a potential hazard.

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Representation ID: 9453

OBJECT Mr John Robson

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

-The village is a relatively small community. Given its size and population, although only 3 pitches are being proposed, this can have a greater impact on that community compared to if it were to be located in a more populated area.
-Looking at the size of the site, one wonders whether it is sufficient for the suggested 3 pitches in any case.
-There are no services and amenities in the village - just the church and primary school. No shops, GP, etc.
-There is only a limited bus service.

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Representation ID: 9451

OBJECT Alex Holmes

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Woolley Moor itself is isolated. The village contains no shops, doctors' surgery, post office or any other facilities that surely would be required when evaluating an area to house people. Also, public transport has been reduced greatly over recent years, and I'm sure it will become even more infrequent over time.

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Representation ID: 9448

OBJECT Miss Nicola Hall

Summary:

Access dangerous on national speed limit road
No facilities in Hamlet except primary school and limited bus service
Site size significantly reduced as footpath required for access as well as distance from end property and woodland to rear of site

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Representation ID: 9445

OBJECT Mr & Mrs David & Rosemary Redgate

Summary:

The site is unsuitable for the purpose proposed for a number of reasons:
There are no facilities e.g. Post Office, Shops, Doctors, Dentists.

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Representation ID: 9443

OBJECT Mr Harry Briddon

Summary:

Summary by Officer

Concern over:
- We often use this particular stretch of land for dog walking and enjoying views of Ogston reservoir
- The Village is too small to cope with anymore residents - No Shop, Post Office, Doctors etc.

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Representation ID: 9432

OBJECT Mrs Deborah Ward

Summary:

Summary by Officer.
The site will not be sustainable, due to the lack of local facilities; shop, post office, doctors and secondary school.
The size of the site is too small for the proposed number of pitches, the proposed access, screening and the steep gradient of the site leaves the useable area even smaller.

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Representation ID: 9430

OBJECT Mrs Iris Bothamley

Summary:

Summary by Officer

Is the site actually large enough to house 3 pitches? My understanding of Gypsy and Travellers is that they like to travel in extended family groups, so probably 5 or 6 pitcehs would be more suitable and this site cannot accommodate that.

There are no shops, post offices, doctors or dentists in the village.

In bad weather, when snow is on the ground transportation in the village in particularly bad.

I do not think the site will be able to provide the necessary facilities needed for the proposed accommodation and as such is not a suitable site.

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Representation ID: 9429

OBJECT Ms Olive Riley

Summary:

Summary by Officer

All changes I have witnessed to Woolley Moor have been to the good of this small community, a new school and further Council housing.
I feel I must protest however that the additional of a Gypsy site, though small, can not enhance our village; its siting being alongside the remaining stone properties that were not submerged by the building of Ogston Reservoir, when we lost a pub and many cottages.

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Representation ID: 9427

OBJECT Mr & Mrs Duncan & Ann Nimmo

Summary:

We object to the plans for several reasons:
very close to the beautiful Ogston Reservoir, which is well known for its natural habitat for birds and wildlife and a tourist attraction,
the roads in the area are all of a country lane type and we worry the problems and safety issues that the extra traffic could cause,
there are no amenities in Woolley Moor such as doctors, shops etc to support a larger community,
taking away from local people a site which is well used at present by dog walkers, ramblers and tourists.

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Representation ID: 9422

OBJECT Mr Ian Cooke

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The size may be 0.15 hectares on a scale plan, this does not account for the footpath, nor the mitigation recommendation re planting hedgerows on the roadside and adjacent property for privacy. Gypsy and Traveller guidance and the Fire Service recommends an open boundary around the perimeter of the site for safety reason. This reduces the site size.

Woolley Moor is a very small village. Due to the size and layout of the village with housing immediately adjacent and opposite the proposed site, I would consider the site to be classed as within the centre of the village.

Concern over proximity to adjacent property and blocking of the view and light. The site is also overlooked by the opposite farm house located 10m higher.

Woolley Moor is a level 4 settlement, which is lacking in facilities, services and amenities, the bus service is limited, no nearby GP practices, and no post office.

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Representation ID: 9421

OBJECT Mrs Susan Lang

Summary:

The proposed allocation is not appropriate in terms of its location as it does not have adequate access to services and facilities. There are no local shops and the nearest doctor's surgery is a significant distance from the proposed site. There is no opportunity within the village of Woolley Moor for employment as it is in the middle of the countryside and the proposed site lies just outside of the village itself. It is recognized that local transport by bus is very limited therefore travelling to shops, doctors and dentists would be difficult for the travelers.

More details about Rep ID: 9421

Representation ID: 9419

OBJECT Mr & Mrs Keith & Karen Purvis

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

1. Concern over means of access, availability of transport modes and distance from services. The site is accessed by narrow roads with no footways, and sits on the brow of a hill. Dangerous access. Woolley Moor is a small hamlet and all major services are a considerable distance from the proposed site
2. No easy access to GB and health services
3. No integrated co-existence between site and community due to lack of services and shops. There may not be need for a site as the 2014 needs assessment is out of date.
4. Very limited bus services, no services or shops other than school
5. Ground conditions and levels of land - sloping ground which can increase risk of runoff into brook and reservoir.
6. Visual and acoustic impact on privacy and characteristics
7. Children on site - play area needed
8. Site size is too small

Lack of community engagement

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Representation ID: 9417

OBJECT Mr Sean Mahony

Summary:

I do not believe that the site is sustainable given the almost complete lack of amenities as evidenced by NEDDC's own Local Plan. The site is not suitable for the proposed occupancy due to its compact size and isolation. Any development would have a substantial negative impact on the landscape and environment and would not complement the existing built environment.

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Representation ID: 9413

OBJECT Mr Ian Ward

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

NEDDC Local Plan process has not been transparent, it has altered its criteria for traveller sites and left the Woolley Moor community only limited time to comment on its proposals.

The village of Woolley Moor has limited sustainability with few services, no shops or post office, declining bus services, constant pressure on the church and church hall as a meeting place plus very few employment opportunities.
Temperance Hill has only ten properties in its close neighbourhood so three gypsy/traveller pitches is hugely disproportionate to this small group and with some elderly residents who should not be subject to the friction and disturbance caused by this proposal.

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Representation ID: 9411

OBJECT Mrs Lynne Strain

Summary:

Firstly, may I say, Woolley Moor is a small village, mainly farming community. As such, we have very few amentieies. For example, we don't possess a shop or a post-office; we have a small primary school and a church which is in danger of closing due to lack of funds. Dental and medical facilities are only available by travelling to Clay Cross or Matlock (or Ashover) in the case of doctors but this is made even more difficult by a very restricted bus service. Even the most basic of provisions would have to be provided by a trip to Clay Cross or Matlock.

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Representation ID: 9409

OBJECT Mrs A Pedley

Summary:

Summary by Officer

We have to drive for out shopping, doctors, post office etc and other community facilities and putting a large development as proposed would add unnecessary journeys by car to the rural road network, which in my opinion would be unsustainable.

I also have concerns regarding the cost to the council of extending utilities out to such a rural place, and I think alternatives must exist in larger settlements where there are schools and play facilities.

My understanding is that these sites must have certain local amenities which are not available in this area.


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Representation ID: 9407

OBJECT Mrs P Anne Allsop

Summary:

The village does not have a post office, shop, doctor, dentist, anything. There are a few buses but none on some days. Bad weather, never any.

More details about Rep ID: 9407

Representation ID: 9400

OBJECT P Bradley

Summary:

I am writing about the proposed Gypsy Traveller Site. I think the site would be too small for three caravans, also the road is very narrow and it is opposite the farm entrance.

More details about Rep ID: 9400

Representation ID: 9397

OBJECT Mr John Ward

Summary:

Summary by officer

We have few facilities with only school, church, one pub, employment opportunities are also much diminished with the demise of smaller farms, & closure of the lime stone quarry in nearby Milltown & various coal mines a few miles to the north and east.

The site is not sustainable in terms of local facilities; bus services are infrequent (as can be seen from current timetable). The village has no shops, post office, doctors, secondary schools. Employment opportunities are limited. The site is not near any land zoned for employment, would not be suitable for travellers wishing to run a business.

More details about Rep ID: 9397

Representation ID: 9395

OBJECT Mr Victor W Lebeter

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The village has no shops or facilities apart from the pub, access to services and facilties would have to be by vehicle.

Concern over potential risk of fire related tragedy based on site size, the footpath that runs along one side and the house on the other side.

More details about Rep ID: 9395

Representation ID: 9393

OBJECT H Hopkinson

Summary:

The site itself is not large enough, not level and slopes steeply to a water course which feeds the reservoir except in summer which it dries up completely. The village has not shops, post office, doctor or dentist.

More details about Rep ID: 9393

Representation ID: 9391

OBJECT Mr Michael Tannert

Summary:

The local area is sparsely populated with few houses and few farms. There are no local shops, no doctors or dental surgeries, no post office or secondary school. From this aspect alone I feel this site to be unsuitable.

More details about Rep ID: 9391

Representation ID: 9388

OBJECT Donna Lucas-Yates and Kathryn Lucas-Yates

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Amenities
There are limited local amenities in the village. Other than the primary school there are no shops, post offices, doctors or dentists. There is a very limited bus service which is infrequent during the daytime and even less so in the evening.
The location of this site is not sustainable as amenities are a significant distance away including places of employment. The Local Plan evidence states that Woolley Moor is a village with limited sustainability.

Proposed Site
Location, scale and design are not appropriate to the quaint rural hamlet of Woolley Moor. The area of land is far too small for proposed 3 pitches.
No information about how site would be maintained and the cost in doing so including refuse collection and implementation of utilities, services and the necessary maintenance and upkeep.
Precedence of rejected planning applications.

Consultation process
Significant lack of consultation
Insufficient evidence

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Representation ID: 9386

OBJECT Ms. Kim Hunter

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The site is small and will be made even smaller by the planting of hedges to protect the local environment and adjacent houses. Surely the gypsy and traveller community require larger spaces to accommodate their amenities.

There are no shops, doctors, dentists, pharmacists, senior schools and other amenities within a 2+ miles radius and contrary to your study there is not a post office in the village. All of the said amenities can only be reached by car as to walk there is dangerous along narrow windy roads with no pavements. The bus service operates infrequently and has been in danger of being suspended altogether due to lack of use.

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Representation ID: 9385

OBJECT Mr & Mrs John & Ruth Blackhurst

Summary:

Woolley Moor is only a hamlet, with no basic facilities available for travellers.

More details about Rep ID: 9385

Representation ID: 9380

OBJECT Mr Russell Hind

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Consultation has been poor - residents of Woolley Moor did not receive correspondence.

Site assessment report does not demonstrate an understanding of the local area and landscape and how the impact of such a site will affect the village and the community.

The site is considered large enough to accommodate the proposed three pitches, yet when measuring it, it falls way short of the actual size as outlined in the government's recommendations. If the measurement is to be achieved, then this would cut into the Well Lane public footpath.

The site is located on the edge of the village and is not sustainable - the amenities are poor: there are no shops, no doctors or dental surgeries, a very limited infrequent bus service and a lack of policing are all evident in Woolley Moor.

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Representation ID: 9378

OBJECT Mrs Christine Brocksopp

Summary:

The site is small.Good practice Guide 2008 states that "Smaller pitches must be able to accommodate an amenity building, a large trailer, drying space for clothes and parking for at least one vehicle" ,
not allowing for emergency vehicles, and other necessities such as a play area for children, animals and workspace. The road is narrow. Larger caravans and waste collectors might find it difficult to manoeuvre in and out.
The site is isolated. Current residents choose to live there to enjoy the isolation but it leaves the travellers with no choice but to drive to access many amenities.

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Representation ID: 9376

OBJECT Ms. Catherine Hind

Summary:

Summary by Officer.
The site is green space and well used. Woolley Moor is a small village with limited facilities, we have no shops, no post office, no doctors surgery, limited bus services and this is unlikely to ever change in the future. In winter the roads into the village are often the last ones to be gritted or cleared and the side lanes usually don't get touched, making this area quite isolated during adverse weather.

I would like to ask if this site would be a choice of the travelling community and have they been consulted bearing in mind the above, would they want to live on a site that probably only just meets the minimum for space required for their plots with barely any space for living, running a business, parking, areas, caravans and space for children and privacy.

More details about Rep ID: 9376

Representation ID: 9374

OBJECT Mr Bruce Hunter

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

This site is inappropriate for this use. The government's own doctrine was that locating these sites in rural areas was not suitable and contrary to the council's assessment of the area. There is no post office within 500 yards and no shops within several miles and very limited public transport and no secondary school, dentists, doctors etc.

Part of the governments guidance clearly states that 'the scale of such sites does not dominate the nearest settled community' The proposed site is for three pitches, the adjacent properties on temperance hill totals nine properties which in dwellings and areas makes the proposal 25% which is hardly going to be the small impact which the government requires.

The site falls well below the 1500sq metres of useable area once the topography, footpath, hedges and a suitable turn in area has been taken into account, the useable site is less than 900 sq metres.

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Representation ID: 9372

OBJECT Ms. Chloe Guest

Summary:

Due the elevated position of Temperance Hill, the houses next to the site are visible from the paths along Ogston reservoir (and the reservoir itself). The addition of caravans would not be in keeping with the colours or shapes of the stone buildings or surrounding countryside of the special landscape area, and would therefore have a negative impact on the landscape character, visible from Ogston. As Ogston and its associated footpaths are advertised to visitors to the Peak District, it is realistic to conclude that the visible traveller site would affect tourism in the area.

More details about Rep ID: 9372

Representation ID: 9370

OBJECT Ms. Cher Maxwell

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

There are no facilities such as shops, health care, hospitals and other amenities. All of which are in neighbouring larger towns. The bus route is extremely limited on a weekend, with no service on a Sunday.

Having used the proposed site for dog and personal exercise, I cannot understand how this area can accommodate 3 pitches for travellers. Mitigation measures would have to be taken into consideration along the residents side in the South, the north of the site has a footpath which is part of the Woolley Moor trail which I have followed as a visitor to the area. The front of the site would also need to be screened as per reports to provide the travellers with additional privacy. I have noted that some sites also require facilities for travellers such as storage and amenity areas. All of which would reduce the size considerably.

More details about Rep ID: 9370

Representation ID: 9367

OBJECT Ms. Nancy Walters

Summary:

The village has no shops post office doctors and very few buses.
To propose a gypsy site so close to neighbouring houses in an area of natural beauty would be wrong and will spoil the area for residents and all who visit this beauty spot.

More details about Rep ID: 9367

Representation ID: 9366

OBJECT Ms. Jackie Collingwood

Summary:

Due to lack of facilities/buses in the village the inhabitants of the site will have to travel by car for shopping etc which will also increase the traffic.

More details about Rep ID: 9366

Representation ID: 9356

OBJECT Tom & Celia Kelly

Summary:

The site is too small for provision for 3 pitches.

There is no Doctor, Dentist , Post Office or shops in the village.

More details about Rep ID: 9356

Representation ID: 9354

OBJECT Mr Matthew Bee

Summary:

This is a well-used route to the area of natural beauty that is ogston reservoir and towards many other Derbyshire attractions.

There are better situated sites with better road access between the villages of clay cross, tupton, Wingerworth, birdholme, hasland, grassmoor, North Wingfield and even Holmwood all having far greater access and amenities that travellers would require. Based on the plan policy I've quoted below I believe these sites should be considered far more suitable.

Policy SS9 (Development in the Countryside) will be granted for sites for travellers including gypsies and travelling show people where the proposed development meets criteria a, b, c, d. Section 3 also quoted.
(Officer comment: quote is from Policy LC8: Provision for Traveller Sites, sections 2 and 3)

More details about Rep ID: 9354

Representation ID: 9350

OBJECT Miss Angela Wood

Summary:

The village has no shops, post office, doctors surgery, dentist or any other amenities.

More details about Rep ID: 9350

Representation ID: 9345

OBJECT Miss Samantha Shaw & Mr Russell Stevenson

Summary:

This is a very small village with no shops, post offices, doctors or dentist.

More details about Rep ID: 9345

Representation ID: 9341

OBJECT Katrina & Brian Towndrow

Summary:

The hamlet of Woolley Moor has
no shop
no doctors
no dentists
soon to be no buses

And the site is to close to private houses

More details about Rep ID: 9341

Representation ID: 9339

OBJECT Mr Andrew Naylor

Summary:

Woolley Moor has no amenities with no shop, post office, doctor, dentist etc to support any residents on the site and I would hope that a more appropriate location could be found.

More details about Rep ID: 9339

Representation ID: 9330

OBJECT Mrs Natalie Braisby

Summary:

As a regular visitor to Temperance Hill I cannot see how the size is capable of fitting 3 pitches safely and in compliance to the area. The site as per reports would have to given mitigation measures, described as hedging, this would reduce the size considerably, given the privacy of number 13, heritage trail in the north and the screening from the main road. The size only seems suitable on a desk top plan.
The village itself has no amenities and a limited bus service which I have never used due to the fact it is so limited.

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Representation ID: 9325

OBJECT Brackenfield Parish Council (Mrs C Hedley)

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The proposal would see the development of an attractive greenfield site, in an unsustainable, unsuitable and predominantly rural location. It is not in accordance with established national and local planning policies. For these and other important reasons, the site should not be allocated for this purpose.

Woolley Moor is a small hamlet with no services. It is some distance from any main settlement, and could not be considered to be in reasonable walking distance to these. The hamlet is not served by a regular bus service. The car is the only realistic transport option to access essential services such as shops, schools and jobs.

Parish Councilors are very concerned about community engagement undertaken. The efforts to engage and communicate with the community to gauge their views and opinions on the development have been inadequate and not in accordance with planning rules.

More details about Rep ID: 9325

Representation ID: 9324

OBJECT Mr Andrew Marsh

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

I don't believe that the location is sustainable. Woolley Moor is a small settlement a significant distance from shops, doctors, dentists and a post office.

I would like to question the size of the site. I believe it to be less than 1,500 square meters. If so it would fall short of the Government and NE Derbyshire recommended plot size. Site needs to be independently measured.

I am concerned about the consultation process and whether the guidelines for such have been followed. I live only a few hundred meters from the site and received no notification from NE Derbyshire. The residents have had to work out themselves how to access the information. Additionally I don't believe that sufficient time / communication has been given to residents to properly consider the proposals and evidence provided.

More details about Rep ID: 9324

Representation ID: 9321

OBJECT Stephen & Lindsey Johnson

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The site is quite remote with no nearby shops or community centre, public transport being infrequent. Site is not suitable for development.

More details about Rep ID: 9321

Representation ID: 9319

OBJECT Mrs Jane Hardwick

Summary:

Summary and question identified by Officer.

The proposed site is not in a sustainable location. There are no shops or post office within walking distance. The bus service is very poor and it would be almost impossible to get to any doctors surgery or hospital by public transport.

The consultation process has been very poor and very rushed. The best sites have not been put forward and the period in which to comment is now too short for residents to do the thorough research necessary.

I would also take issue with the methodology of the way that projected numbers of sites needed in the future has been undertaken, so it may be that the Council are trying to provide more sites than needed anyway.

More details about Rep ID: 9319

Representation ID: 9312

OBJECT Ms Claire Archibald

Summary:

The site is on a fast country road with no lighting. It is extremely dark at night with no pavement or safe means of getting out of the site on foot. This makes it really dangerous for any proposed residents. I wouldn't walk down the road even by day due to the lack of pavement. There are also no local amenities. There is no shop, doctor or other facilities that would reasonably be needed by people staying on site. This leaves residents of the travellers site stranded on site with no safe means of access or egress other than by vehicle

More details about Rep ID: 9312

Representation ID: 9311

OBJECT Ms Eileen Nuttall

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Woolley Moor is very small, little more than a hamlet with no shops, post office, doctor or dentist and there are no services e.g. electricity or water on the site.

The Council did not officially inform us of this proposal, the only way I heard was from a friend living in a nearby village.

More details about Rep ID: 9311

Representation ID: 9304

OBJECT Ms. Justine Wieteska

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

There are no facilities at all in Woolley Moor making it unsuitable and also an extremely limited public transport facilities.

More details about Rep ID: 9304

Representation ID: 9301

OBJECT Neville and Eleanor Taylor

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

We do not want a green area lost forever. We are only a small village and strive to maintain it's beauty and open spaces gradually whittled away. I live where I can see walkers, cyclists and visitors walking past my house on Beresford Lane and it is wonderful to be greeted and to hear of the appreciation they share with us.

Please help to defend and maintain the beauty and idyllic way of life in Woolley Moor and the continuation to encourage visitors to share in it.

More details about Rep ID: 9301

Representation ID: 9298

OBJECT Dr Brian Morris

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

GT/09 is unacceptable for development due to its small size and sensitive location.

Site near Ogston reservoir (SSSI). Water course running along the rear of GT/09 drains directly into the reservoir. The waste discharged from outfall from trailers may contaminate stream and reservoir.

Woolley Moor is a village with limited sustainability; no services or facilities. The site visible from nearby properties. Concern over visual and acoustic privacy for both current residents and potential site users.

Site too small to accommodate large vehicles such as static home, touring caravan and a utility building together with parking for vehicles, as well as for visitors. Small sites such as this may quickly become overcrowded. Surrounding roads may become congested.

Currently little or no lighting on Temperance Hill - additional lighting would be a distraction and nuisance for current residents; night wildlife could be adversely affected.

Landscape adversely affected.

More details about Rep ID: 9298

Representation ID: 9294

OBJECT Ann Wallhead

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Objection to site:
Other than the village school there are no facilities within the village, no post office, shop, doctors and the bus services are very limited.

More details about Rep ID: 9294

Representation ID: 9292

OBJECT Mrs Tracey Moore

Summary:

We visit Woolley Moor, Ashover and surrounding areas with our family to visit family and friends. We often visit Woolley Moor, visit the country inn and walk. Personally we believe that the site would need attention with hedging, fencing etc which would make the site a lot smaller than the above plan. The village has no facilities - shops, doctors etc and is of a rural location. We feel that the site allocation would not be justified in this area as would not meet the needs of travellers.

More details about Rep ID: 9292

Representation ID: 9291

OBJECT Dave & Pam Sorrell

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Objection to site. Woolley Moor is a beautiful village, with a primary school, which causes increased traffic at school times. It's very small, no shops, doctors, dentist, or post office.

More details about Rep ID: 9291

Representation ID: 9289

OBJECT Mr A Hardwick

Summary:

Summary by officer

Residents have not received enough information or time to consider this proposal

It is not a suitable location because:
1 It is a rural location in a Special Landscape Area and would therefore cause significant, demonstrable harm to the landscape.

2 The site is very close to the important Ogston Reservoir which is very well used by birdwatchers, walkers, picnickers and the Sailing Club. Visual harm, noise and light pollution would be caused to these facilities and the knock on effect of harm to the tourist industry affecting lettings of holiday cottages and therefore use of pubs in the wider area of Woolley Moor and Ashover.

3 The required entry splays would be very difficult to achieve and would endanger road users.

4 The proposed site is not in a sustainable location. There are no community facilities, shops or post office (other than the C of E Church)within walking distance.

More details about Rep ID: 9289

Representation ID: 9284

OBJECT Mrs Kathryn Beckett

Summary:

The proposed site is extremely small being bordered at the rear by a steep bank leading to a brook containing fish which leads into Ogston Reservoir. To the left there are stone cottages many of which have no parking facilities and therefore have to park on the lane outside their homes.
Woolley Moor is a small village, it has no shops or post office and has a highly infrequent bus service. The nearest GP Surgery is Ashover and the nearest dentist is Clay Cross. The nearest Minor Injuries Unit are at Darley Dale or Ripley with the nearest A & E being at Calow near Chesterfield.

More details about Rep ID: 9284

Representation ID: 9282

OBJECT Mr Richard Preece

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Objection to site:
-Woolley Moor has no nearby services and facilities.
-Proposed site far too small for the intended 3 Pitches, cars will park on roads.
-Land was given to the council to be used as a place of natural beauty, for local children young and old to play.

More details about Rep ID: 9282

Representation ID: 9281

OBJECT Leslie Burns

Summary:

Question identified by Officer

The small hamlet of Woolley Moor does not have sufficient services and is beyond walking distance from any main settlement. The site proposed cannot comply with Good Practice for Designing Gypsy and Traveller Sites as issued by The Department for Communities and Local Government.

This is not a sustainable development and cannot comply with principles of planning. It would be against the wishes of the local communities. It is contrary to local planning policy which seeks to conserve such an Area of Primary Sensitivity (AMES).

More details about Rep ID: 9281

Representation ID: 9279

OBJECT Lesley Coombes & David Bradley

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Village infrastructure- there is little- No shops, doctors, post office and an infrequent bus service

I am disappointed by the lack of thought that has recommended this site as its location is visible far beyond its direct location (It can be clearly seen from several aspects by several miles) and therefore has a direct impact on the wider local community and hamlets surrounding the site.

More details about Rep ID: 9279

Representation ID: 9274

OBJECT Clare and Ian Blaskey

Summary:

We wish to object to the above proposal on several grounds:
1- the consultation is rushed and this shows disrespect for both the process and the environment together with those who are affected by it .
2- ingress and egress are unsafe and create a traffic hazard
3- the actual size of the site is reduced and not as per the plans
4- scale , location etc are unsuitable
5- wildlife including birds , insects , animals whose habitat this forms part of would be adversely affected both day and night .
6- the hundreds of years of history of the site must be respected

More details about Rep ID: 9274

Representation ID: 9272

OBJECT Babette Green

Summary:

Summary by Officer

Is there enough space for 3 plots there, is it safe with a steep slope behind and direct access to the brook if there are young children in the families. If there is limited space due to entrance road and apron then will there be room to park vehicles or will they have to be left on the road.

There is a bus stop but the service is very infrequent and not convenient to be able to access a nearby town, or to access a station for onward travel. They would need other forms of transport.

The village is so small. There are no shops, post office, doctor, dentist nearby, in fact the nearest shop ( Jet petrol station) is an hours walk along a narrow unlit road with fairly fast traffic. The local pub at the bottom of Temperance Hill closed due to lack of business.

More details about Rep ID: 9272

Representation ID: 9270

OBJECT Mr Graham Collins

Summary:

Limited local amenities, small site inadequate for the task.

More details about Rep ID: 9270

Representation ID: 9268

OBJECT Mr Barry Fullwood

Summary:

The site is too small for the proposed 3 pitches. You would need to take into account the footpath on the heritage trail in the north and appropriate hedging next to number 13.
Having lived in Woolley Moor before moving just a few miles away, I can confirm that Woolley Moor has no access (within walking distance or in the immediate area) to facilities such as doctors, shops, larger schools etc. This was the main reason for me moving from the village to an area with these readily available.

More details about Rep ID: 9268

Representation ID: 9265

OBJECT Mr Julian Turner

Summary:

Poorly planned site, with no consideration to local residents, size of pitches for the travellers and overall welfare of the landscape and wildlife in the area.

More details about Rep ID: 9265

Representation ID: 9260

OBJECT Karen Edwards

Summary:

Site too small
Footpath and trails
Lack of services
Access difficult

More details about Rep ID: 9260

Representation ID: 9258

OBJECT Mr Ben Cooke

Summary:

Highway safety, size of site too small, no services near site.

More details about Rep ID: 9258

Representation ID: 9256

OBJECT Rosie Wilson

Summary:

Summary and Element by Officer.

Woolley Moor lacks infrastructure, services and facilities. An existing footpath for walkers and ramblers runs across site.

More details about Rep ID: 9256

Representation ID: 9253

OBJECT Lisa Woodal

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

I feel that the area in question is totally unsuitable for use as a traveller/Gypsy site. The site would not be in keeping with the surrounding area of our beautiful, well-kept, very small, rural village.

The site would not be sustainable for Gypsy travellers. Woolley Moor is a very small, very rural village and there are no shops of any kind, Post Office, Community Centres, doctors surgeries, dentists, secondary schools or places for employment. The buses run very infrequently which makes it hard to get out of the village.

More details about Rep ID: 9253

Representation ID: 9252

OBJECT Mr Timothy Godkin

Summary:

I would like to register my views on this matter as a resident of Ashover Parish. I have recently moved in to the area with my family. We were attracted to Ashover because it is quiet and tranquil. Having seen the proposal for a site minutes away from my property, I have to say that I am horrified.

It is not a case of 'not in my back yard', simply that there must be more suitable sites in the area, which would not impact on the village and surrounding areas.

More details about Rep ID: 9252

Representation ID: 9247

OBJECT M & R. J. Jenkins & Freestone

Summary:

Summary and identification of question by Officer.


The proposed location of the site not sustainable, there are no shops, no Post Office and no Medical facilities.

More details about Rep ID: 9247

Representation ID: 9246

OBJECT Ruth Philbin

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The site would be totally unsuitable for future residents both in terms of lack of facilities and sustainability and would show unfair treatment of a minority group by NEDDC.

The site has further serious failings in terms of access and connections with the roadway at its boundary and other services such as gas/water and sewerage. A new community would be essentially dumped out in the country at an unsuitable site, lacking in infrastructure and a future.

More details about Rep ID: 9246

Representation ID: 9245

OBJECT Georgia Renshaw

Summary:

The value of the properties in the area will also reduce significantly, thus leaving home owners with a huge loss in their life savings. If they ever tried to sell the house.
It will also over burden the local services such an NHS and schools in the area which will worsen the service given to local residents and the children in the area. Britain has 2.7 doctors per 1000 people and chesterfield of all places will struggle with an increase in patients

More details about Rep ID: 9245

Representation ID: 9244

OBJECT Joy Holmes

Summary:

I strongly oppose the location of the site due to, in my opinion, it will not be suitable for the proposed site.

Main reasons:

There are no medical facilities, i.e.
Doctors surgery, Opticians or Dental treatment available in the village.


The site is not close to any shops, fuel stations or public facilities.

The roads in Woolley Moor, next to the site do not have good visibility when pulling out at junctions.

Extra traffic on Temperance Hill would create considerable danger to pedestrians and ramblers/walkers who regularly use this route.

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Representation ID: 9243

OBJECT Mick Philbin

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Concern over limited access to roadway which makes site unsuitable.

Expansion in Woolley Moor already contradicted by the local plan in terms of the limited nature its sustainability. This would already indicate that the site is not suitable.

Concern over lack of facilities; shops, transport, local employment. Discrimination against an underprivileged group as Council intends to place any families or elderly persons wishing to use the site away from basic services and out of sight.

Other site with full range of facilities including access to transport links, the potential for work and access to schools and shops required.

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Representation ID: 9235

OBJECT Miss Bettina Sykes

Summary:

I wish to object strongly to the proposed site in this location as I feel would ruin the character of the village.
This site has a public footpath and it is used by many villagers and tourists for walking their dogs and in viewing the countryside.
Also due to increased volumes of traffic around the proposed site this would create major access and parking problems for the local residents to park their vehicles plus will generate more pollution in having additional vehicles which also leads to more traffic coming along our narrow lanes.
There has to be an easy and unrestricted access for emergency vehicles for if a major fire or other incidents happens along this lane.

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Representation ID: 9232

OBJECT Ashover Parish Council (Mrs S Atkinson)

Summary:

Element assigned by Officer.

Location
Ashover Parish Council does not consider that the site is sustainable as it is a significant distance from Schools, Doctors, shops and employment opportunities etc. and has a limited bus service. NEDDC Local Plan evidence demonstrates that Woolley Moor has limited sustainability and the proposed site is on the outskirts of the village.

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Representation ID: 9230

OBJECT Mr C Pratt

Summary:

I would like to register my views on the proposed gypsy site at Temperance Hill Woolley moor.

Firstly I think it would significantly harm the landscape as it overlooks Ogston and also the surrounding areas.

Secondly,this is a totally unsustainable area. There are no shops, doctors or any facilities in that village . public transport is also virtually nil and if what I have heard is true Hulleys buses are about to fold.

These points should be taken into account when making a decision on this and should be removed from the proposed plan.

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Representation ID: 9228

OBJECT Mrs Anne Eastwood

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Please dismiss this site due to affected privacy of the adjoining property. This home has several 'significant' windows along the side of what would be the shared boundary wall, only a path's width from the house. The windows are not frosted and look into actual living space.

At planning committee 18th December 2018 regarding a dwelling application, the Council's Planning Manager repeatedly stated, that as the windows of the application were "not significant" i.e. were either frosted or didn't look into actual living space, they were to be discounted as a reason for objection. Council must be consistent in policy regarding privacy and windows.

Proposed site shouldn't be so close to permanent homes.

Site contrary to policy LC9 - Provision for Traveller Sites, points f and h.

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Representation ID: 9220

OBJECT Elspeth Cunningham

Summary:

Site too small, question whether travellers would want such a small site, poor access, low sustainability.

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Representation ID: 9213

OBJECT George Fox

Summary:

Summary by Officer.
Objection to the proposed Gypsy site, Woolley Moor is an idyllic, quiet village, the site proposed is a vacant grassy area. It previously had houses on it which the Council demolished. The Area is quiet and is not at all the correct location for a traveller's site.
There are no facilities in the village such as shops or a post office. There would be no benefit for the village in having this site. If the council had to use this green space. reverting to its original use would be a more acceptable option. The site is close to Ogston reservoir which is a tourist attraction.

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Representation ID: 9202

OBJECT Mrs Alexandra Crossett

Summary:

This area off Greenway is vital green space reserved for children to play on, if turned in to a traveller site children will not only loose vital safe play space but be exposed to a higher level of traffic in an area already at capacity for car movement, parking, and high traffic egress onto Derby road.

More details about Rep ID: 9202

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