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Representations on Examination Consultation Provision for Gypsies and Travellers - Site GT/09 - Temperance Hill, Woolley Moor, Question 29

Representation ID: 9737

OBJECT Mrs Joanne Maxwell

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Summary by Officer

The road being a narrow national speed limit road is a concern. I believe the traffic survey does not give an accurate reading of the traffic that uses Temperance Hill. Using visibility splays of 45 metres on a national speed limit road, based on 3 hour highways summary and an average of 30mph is an accident waiting to happen.

The green space proposed is a haven for wildlife (see photo attachments). The stream below which feeds directly into a serven trent reservoir, which contains wildlife. Ogston Reservoir is 500m away. The darkness at night is a key characteristic of the rural countryside. Additional lighting could cause issues for species such as bats.

Reports have identified that the area is sensitive to change.

No mitigation would resolve the issue of overlooking. It is important that neighbouring properties are not adversely affected by the loss of privacy, daylight and visual intrusion.

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Representation ID: 9735

OBJECT B Shaw

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I do find this proposal will have great effect on our environment and the landscape surrounding the area as well as having Ogston Reservoir nearby. I think this will effect our wildlife and the many people using the area for walking and historical interest all around our beautiful countryside.
Many of the residents have lived most of their life and I think this would disrupt people's well being. The access would also be a problem and many more vehicles would be travelling on these narrow roads, so I do think the proposal for this site would not be feasible.

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Representation ID: 9734

OBJECT S K Marsden

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I strongly object on the proposed traveller site on Temperance Hill.
Totally not in keeping with the area, a small plot of land on a narrow lane with a farm entrance straight opposite, This has been rushed trhough not giving local people in and around the area time to consider the impact this will have.

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Representation ID: 9733

OBJECT Rambler

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Impact on Landscape Quality:The site is located within an Area of Primary Sensitivity (AMES). Its key characteristics include small to medium irregular fields enclosed by hedgerows and an undulating intermediate landform with gentle slopes. The site is typical of this landscape type.
The measures suggested would have no mitigating effect. The site occupies a prominent and visible location from all directions, is adjacent to a significant footpath and can be clearly seen from higher ground.

Connections to services - Highway Impact
Temperance Hill is quite a narrow lane with poor visibility and difficult junctions at both ends. Any additional traffic, especially larger vehicles, will only make risks to traffic, pedestrians and other road users significantly worse and compromise highway safety.

The local sewerage system is fully up to capacity.

There appears to have been no consultation with the settled or traveller communities.

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Representation ID: 9721

OBJECT Hannah Cooke

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The approach to the site is at the brow of a steep hill on a very narrow, bendy road without pavement and parking on the road. Concern about increase in traffic and consequential effects on air and noise pollution, and highway safety.

Concerns about loss of privacy and impact on residential amenity

Concerns about the loss of open space and the detrimental impact on biodiversity, landscape and scenic beauty; and tourist and visitor economy. The site is part of the local history and environmental trail which is regularly used. It is a beautiful area; home to numerous wildlife. Developing here will adversely affect these natural habitats as well as disrupting the opportunity and accessibility for visitors to view nature at first hand.

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Representation ID: 9720

OBJECT Dorothy Galside

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My concerns are over the lack of amenities in the village (ie no shop, doctors or post office). In addition I am concerned over the effect on wildlife and tourism as the area is popular with walkers, cyclists and people having a day out.
One final consideration is over road safety as I have witnessed myself speeding vehicles on Temperence Hill.
In summary I feel there are more suitable locations in the area.

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Representation ID: 9718

OBJECT Mr David Wakefield

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1.The site, with associated caravans and other vehicles would have a detrimental effect on this setting. The stretch of countryside running North-South from Ashover to Wessington, following the course of the Amber Valley is recognised nationally and locally as of high value. It was designated as a Special Landscape Area and been identified as an Area of Primary Sensitivity. This proposal runs counter to both and should be resisted. The site is in a highly visible position from far and the mitigation measures would be ineffective.
2. Part of the attractiveness of the area is due to the network of narrow winding lanes with sharp bends, bounded by stone walls and hedges. These factors, however, make it unsuitable for an influx of (probably) large vehicles, which would cause traffic problems and possible dangers, especially to walkers and horse riders. The peace and tranquility would also be compromised.

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Representation ID: 9716

SUPPORT Derbyshire County Council (Mr Steven Buffery)

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Highways Comments
The site meets with the visibility criteria in both directions, and could be reasonably expected to be accessible to, and cater for, a limited number of traveller vehicles.

Landscape Appraisal
The LVIA acknowledges that this site is located in an area of 'Primary Sensitivity' as defined in the County Council's Areas of Multiple Environmental Sensitivity (AMES) study. However, the site almost presents itself as informal open space with an open frontage to Temperance Hill. Provided the recommended mitigation proposals were undertaken and there are not secondary impacts associated with highway improvement requirements, then it may be possible for this site to be developed as a Gypsy and Traveller location, without having adverse impacts on the surrounding landscape. Officers would strongly urge NEDDC to secure these requirements prior to allocation.

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

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Representation ID: 9705

OBJECT Mr Shaun Login

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At present it's an idyllic settlement with a few small cottages that are with keeping with the surrounding environment. The proposed development, with its large frontage, will be out of character with the present dwellings and completely spoil the feel of the area.

Ogston Reservoir, just down from the proposed settlement, is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and I cannot see how this proposal can have anything but a negative impact on the reservoir and the surrounding area.

We have spent may summer evenings wandering around the reservoir, watching the birdlife, and enjoying the tranquil setting. If the proposed site goes ahead then I think tranquil evenings will be a thing of the past.

The roads to the area are very narrow, and the exit to the site will be on a blind bend so there will be additional traffic problems caused by the site.

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Representation ID: 9704

OBJECT Belinda Preece

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This is a small green area of land with a public bridleway and is part of an audio trail for walks through the village. The path if used to go from Woolley Moor to Temperence Hill as it is safer than walking around the road, where there is no footpath.

There would be significant adverse effects on the landscape and would not be in keeping of the village, which is very rural.

The land slopes off into a woodland where there is a brook. The woodland would need to be removed to be able to site 3 pitches. This will also detroy the habitat for the numerous wildlife.

Temperance Hill is a rural road, which is very narrow in parts.
There is not enough space for a bus and a car to pass in certain areas of Temperance Hill.
Visibility is poor.

Where would visitors to site park without causing safety issues?

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Representation ID: 9701

OBJECT Mr & Mrs J Hughes

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Woolley Moor is in a rural area of natural beauty, close to Ogston Reservoir (SSSI), which has a huge variety of wildlife. The site overlooks the reservoir, which is within/adjacent an Area of Primary Sensitivity (AMES). The site and nearby woodland has a lot of wildlife, and Well Lane footpath running through it.

The site has properties on both sides, concern over integration and co-existence with the wider community. The Woolley Moor Audio Trail is nearby too.

The site is overlooked by neighbouring houses. The detrimental effects on the landscape character or neighbours can't be mitigated, not unless they were of abnormal height which would impact light and appearance. This would have an impact on public views.

The brook on the edge of the site is a feeder steam for the reservoir, concerns over pollution.

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Representation ID: 9698

OBJECT Mrs Linda Harper

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The site is close to the Ogston Reservoir conservation area, this is well-used tourist attraction, with an abundance of wildlife. The site is well-used has plenty of wildlife, good views, and is used as a meeting place.
Houses previously on the site were removed over concerns about sewage and contamination of the reservoir. How much will it cost to have this site built, the footpath lowered, appropriate drainage, and water and gas put on site?
A footpath runs adjacent to the site, there is a well that used to be used for drinking water. A well-used Nature Trail runs through the site. How is this going to be screened off?
Concern over safety, Temperance Hill is a fast road with no public footpath, cars parked along it, a blind corner and is narrow. Farm vehicles use the road. Increased traffic will make this more difficult and dangerous.

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Representation ID: 9696

OBJECT Mr & Mrs G & S Shelton

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The visibility splay requirements cannot be met, the site is too small and the land on either side is privately owned.
The visual impact will be horrendous, it will be seen from miles away, surrounding properties old and made of stone.
The boundary of the site slopes down to a brook which flows into Ogston Reservoir. Concern over pollution from the site and contamination of Ogston Reservoir.
The roads in the parish are all very narrow with hills and bends. The junctions on either end of the road are very risky, especially for larger, slower moving vehicles as there is a dip in the road, making it a hazardous pull out.
The site is in an area of sensitivity and within a few hundred metres of Ogston Reservoir which is a SSSI. It is known countrywide for its variety of birds, wildlife and habitat.

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Representation ID: 9695

OBJECT Mrs Beverley Hoskin

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The site is too small for 3 pitches. I fail to see how this could possibly be sustainable. It slopes down to a brook at the rear which could easily become polluted. The land is situated in the oldest, most scenic part of Woolley Moor. A traveller site would not be in keeping with the surrounding landscape.
Screening hedges would only serve to make a small plot smaller and would not be suitable on a traveller site. The site will lead to regular use of the surrounding roads, this would increase traffic.
Three pitches may only seem a
small amount but it would have a big impact on this small community which doesn't even have a shop or doctor's surgery.

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Representation ID: 9694

OBJECT Ms. Theresa Ellis

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A desktop evaluation surely wasn't a good idea in such a scenic location, someone should visit the site.
Concern over impact on Ogston Reservoir, which has an abundance of wildlife. Concern over impact on community.
Instead of smaller sites it might be more manageable to have a single large site.
A site such as the one proposed wouldn't get planning permission for housing, so why should a G/T site be allowed?
Temperance Hill is narrow in places, caravans being towed will cause congestion. There are no local amenities nearby.

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Representation ID: 9692

OBJECT Mr Christopher Marson

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The site has a well-used footpath running through it, which is part of the audio trail.
Propose mitigation hedgerows would not be in keeping with the area, would obstruct visibility on the road and block light to the neighbouring property. It would take years to grow.
The surrounding landscape is designated Derbyshire Special Landscape Area, so is sensitive to change.
Access to the site is on the brow of a hill and blind bend. Cars parked outside properties impact visibility. Additional traffic on road could cause accidents.
Concern over impact on Ogston Reservoir, local wildlife and habitats, and impact on local economy.
The site would be easily visible and would have a severe adverse impact on the landscape.

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Representation ID: 9688

OBJECT Mr Trevor Fullwood

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The impact on the landscape on Temperance Hill would be significant. The site is in an area of sensitivity, which would be sensitive to change. The proposed site is easily visible from numerous locations in the area. No amount of mitigation would hide this site or blend it into the 'Derbyshire' landscape.
The site is a well-used grassy area that links Temperance Hill to Woolley Moor. The area has plenty of wildlife.
The footpath link to the village is the only safe access between the two points as the road has numerous bends, blind hills and cars and farm traffic travelling at speed.
Access to and from the site would be onto a national speed limit road, the recent traffic survey did not take account of the actual use of the road.

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Representation ID: 9686

OBJECT Mrs Shirley Fullwood

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Temperance Hill is a small hamlet, and is linked to Woolley Moor by an audio trail and history tail which goes through the site. The path is the safest way to get to the main village. Temperance Hill is dangerous, cars travel at speed and with no pavement or lighting, the path/history trail could not be removed.
The site would be visible from numerous places. Woolley Moor is in an area of sensitivity and has different landscape characters. No amount of hedgerows would blend a traveller site into the area.
The proposal would not be in keeping with the area's character. A traveller site of 3 pitches would be an overwhelming 25% increase on this hamlet. The site is well-used and has numerous wildlife.

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Representation ID: 9684

OBJECT Mrs Nora Cupit

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The landscape appraisal shows that the area is an area of sensitivity and sensitive to change, and that developments like this should not be included. There are no possible mitigation measures.
Well Lane is a well-used path. The path is included in a heritage trail which would be directly next to the traveller site.
Since the removal of the houses on the land, there is now plenty of wildlife, overgrowth and woodland. The reservoir also attracts a lot of birds. The proposed site would impact on this wildlife.
The stream at the bottom of the site goes directly to the reservoir, and has wildlife in it. Even with mains services there is still a possibility of contamination due to seepage from the site.

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Representation ID: 9679

OBJECT Mrs Susan Bradley

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I believe that the proposed Gypsy and Traveller site on Temperance Hill, Woolley Moor would have a significant adverse effect on the landscape and wildlife in the area. The proposed site is very close to Ogston Reservoir which is home to a variety of wildlife especially birds. It is a well-known tourist attraction and also a primary area of sensitivity.

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Representation ID: 9678

OBJECT Mrs M P Hardwick

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The site in question is a small corner of grassed area bordered by a path and cottages, highly attractive and a local amenity.
The site slopes and is within very close proximity to Ogston Reservoir, in an area of great natural beauty.
The location is not appropriate and well out of keeping with the local area.
Temperance Hill itself is a narrow road and not suitable for trailer and caravan movement.
As an elderly resident it has not been easy to keep abreast of the proposals, which are geared towards reviewing on-line.

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Representation ID: 9677

OBJECT Mrs Julie Lebeter

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Objection to plans to provide a 3 pitch site for Travellers on the small grassy area just above the cottages. This is a regularly used area, and has the Woolley Moor Trail running through it. This area is full of nature and wildlife that locals and walkers enjoy.
How can the Council even contemplate placing a traveller's site in such a small area, so close to the century old cottages, and allow potential businesses there? It is a mistake to put a site near to residents and in an area of beauty. It would add nothing to the close community of Woolley Moor and the beautiful Ogston Reservoir.
The road is narrow and would bring more traffic to the area, it could bring more noise to this peaceful location. The site would not be in keeping with this locality, would dissuade visitors and devalue the area.

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Representation ID: 9674

OBJECT Ms. Helen Brown

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It is opposite a busy farm entrance (with regular use of milk tankers and tractors) on a relatively narrow minor road also serving the local primary school. Any extra vehicles from the site might cause accidents on Temperance Hill.

As a bird watcher and walker I am concerned about the disturbances to wildlife and the possible loos of the Woolley moor trail (which runs across the site).

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Representation ID: 9672

OBJECT Sheelagh Judge

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Concern over: loss of village amenity space and green open space, close proximity to an SSI and an area of woodland on the National Forest inventory.
Concern over adverse impact upon the natural habitats, fauna and flora, and wildlife.

The NEDDC have a responsibility to preserve valuable natural resources, a full evidence based assessment required by environmental conservation specialists.

It is argued that there will be an adverse impact on highway safety. It is not accepted visibility splays can be achieved.
The road is relatively narrow with bad junctions at each end of Temperance Hill. The exit from Beresford lane onto Temperance Hill is a junction with very poor visibility. The poor visibility at all these junctions makes it particularly difficult for larger vehicles and for towing vehicles to turn safely for themselves and for safety of the oncoming traffic.

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Representation ID: 9665

OBJECT Mr Rob Horton

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The site has a characterful landscape. Mitigation recommendations likely not sufficient, especially in winter.

The site is close to Ogston Reservoir (SSSI). Concern over impact on wildlife and natural habitats, on and around the site.

Lighting on the site will have an adverse impact on adjoining houses and the environment.

Concern over; impact of noise on neighbouring houses and wildlife.

Risk of contamination to the watercourse as a result of the business carried out on site.

The site will be accessed by a narrow, 60mph road with frequent bends, dips and parked cars. Many different types of vehicles use this road.
Potential road safety issues where vehicular and pedestrian usage is mixed, typically residents and walkers use the footway through the site instead of the road. Unsafe junction with poor visibility nearby.

The introduction of the site will have an adverse effect on the landscape which could impact upon local businesses.

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Representation ID: 9663

OBJECT Mr & Mrs Chaz and Kim Boreham

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GT/09 Temperance Hill is a small plot of land within a very small, quiet, picturesque community, near to the well-used and popular Ogston Reservoir (SSSI)

The topography is not conducive for the parking of any caravans and associated motor vehicles without uncharacteristic and significant alterations. Roads are not suitable for manoeuvring large vehicles. The proposal would make the roads unsafe.

Concern over impact on landscape, character, wildlife, community and flood risk.

Concern over the loss of the well-used Woolley Moor Historical and Nature Trail traverses the site.

Screening hedges are likely to ruin people's views and block light into gardens.

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Representation ID: 9662

OBJECT Cllr Barry Lewis

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The Temperance Hill proposed site at Woolley Moor is located in a countryside location, on a green field that in my view is inappropriate for a development of this nature. The location affords little access to amenities or services nearby, such as doctors, shops, chemists or post office.

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Representation ID: 9660

OBJECT Ms. Ellie Preece

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Multiple houses overlook the proposed site. Similar sites have been declined before due to this issue.
Concern over potential pollution and contamination.
Temperance Hill is a single lane road, both the bus buses and construction vehicles will not be able to fit through, or use the road properly.
Once the site is built where will the residents/visitors park? Parking on the road would impact road safety. There are also no footpaths.
There are blind spots on the road, and the junctions are difficult.
Woolley Moor has an infrequent bus service and no post office.
The site would be out of character and disrupt landscape quality.
The audio trail and the public footpath run through the site, these should be preserved, which could impact on site size.
This area also looks onto the well-used Ogston reservoir.
There is already pressure on the medical facilities in Ashover.

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Representation ID: 9659

OBJECT Mr Andrew Crookes

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The site would have an adverse impact on landscape. This impact cannot be overcome by the mitigation recommendations. The site would remain visibly prominent from the surrounding area, and would impede views across the landscape.
The site is a well-used recreation area. The footpath on the edge of the site forms part of the Woolley Moor Audio Trail.
GT/09 is in close proximity to a SSSI and is in an AMES (2010). The site is within an area of 'Primary Significance' in relation to ecological features, the historic environment and visual unity.
There would be an adverse impact upon the natural habitats and wildlife.
The visibility splays cannot be achieved satisfactorily, this should be reviewed.
Concern over on-road parking, the road is narrow and unrestricted, with no pavement.
The road is narrow with bad junctions with poor visibility. It would be unsafe to use.

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Representation ID: 9657

OBJECT Cllr Kevin Gillott

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Summary by Officer.

The road is a narrow country lane. It is a "rat run" for vehicles wishing to avoid using the A61. It is used by more than residents of Temperance Hill and is national speed limit.
When initially consulted DCC said the visibility splays for the proposed site would be inadequate to allow safe access and egress given the speed limit for the road.
It is only as a consequence of the speed survey that the Development Control officers concluded that visibility splays are likely to be adequate.
The three hour time frame for the survey was not robust enough to base such an important conclusion on. The location points of the survey give a misleading impression since vehicles are likely to increase speed after passing those points. It is difficult to determine whether adequate account was taken of the location of the boundary hedge when determining the visibility splays.

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Representation ID: 9655

OBJECT Mr & Mrs Steven and Michelle Lack

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The road network is poor, very narrow rural roads with blind junctions at each end.
The site would be overlooked and can overlook other properties.
Is there not a policy of not building on Greenfield and/or sensitive rural sites?
Concern over impact on wildlife. What is your responsibility to protect it and the environment?
There are many reasons to reject this as a suitable site.
If tourism is genuinely important to the council then you should take Temperance Hill off the list of sites for your development plan.

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Representation ID: 9653

OBJECT Mr James Whitworth

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Concern over of noise and possible disturbance to site users, and existing residents. Proposal does not take noise into consideration. Commercial vehicles entering/exiting the site will disturb nearby residents.
The proposal would not be in keeping with the local environment,
Roads unsuitable/unsafe for large vehicles like caravans to manoeuvre on. The junctions at the end of Temperance Hill are fast (national speed limit) and have poor visibility. Accidents have happened.
Radar Spot Speed Readings do not give an accurate representation due to the timings. Visibility splays are only likely to be achievable, not being achieved therefore access is unsatisfactory.
The site lies within an AMES (2012), concern over impacts on natural habitats and wildlife from business on the site.
Any mitigation to the site will have any an impact on the proposed site and Area of Multiple sensitivity and conflict with the natural landscape.

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Representation ID: 9651

OBJECT Patricia Scott

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* The site does not meet the needs of the Gypsy & Traveller population in terms is sustainability and facilities.
* The position of the site and its access would increase the danger to the Gypsy and Traveller population, other road users and pedestrians.
* The biodiversity of the local area would be compromised.
* The scale and design of the site is not in keeping with the local area.

In addition, the unadvertised notice NEDDC has given for this proposal has not allowed time to make a full response.

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Representation ID: 9650

OBJECT Mr John Lord

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A satisfactory form of development cannot be achieved here without having a detrimental effect on the quality of the landscape.
The area is a well-used attractive part of the district.
The Temperance Hill site lies within the Derbyshire Peak Fringe and Lower Derwent Landscape Character Area
The narrow, winding rural lanes typical of this landscape type are important elements of the heritage of the area, with good views, they often permit only one vehicle to pass at a time.
The area has a lot of wildlife, in particular bird species are regularly spotted.
The AMES 2010 identifies the site as lying within an area of 'Primary Significance' in relation to ecological features, the historic environment and visual unity. The adopted Local Plan 2001-2011 shows the landscape surrounding the site as lying within the locally designated Derbyshire Special Landscape Area.

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Representation ID: 9649

OBJECT Ms. Jenny Meadows

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The area is a natural habitat for wildlife, and has a stream running to Ogston reservoir also a natural habitat, these could be impacted. Nature Audio trail also passes through the site.

Tourism has grown in Woolley Moor recently, NEDDC say they want to protect and enhance the countryside and its tourism, - this doesn't seem the best way.

Road safety is a worry as both ends of Temperance Hill can be difficult to exit, ESPECIALLY WITH TOWED VEICHLES, there is very poor visibility to either side of both exits. Exit from both ends of Badger Lane is also potentially dangerous with poor visibility, the mirror was taken down on the top end.

The trail is used as an alternative to walking on the narrow, winding lane which doesn't have a pavement and poor visibility.

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Representation ID: 9647

OBJECT Mr David Boulby

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Concern over impact on the views around the village. This site would have a dramatic and devastating effect on the landscape. The site would be very visible. The area has good views, the site would have a negative impact on this.
The White Horse Inn and the View bring a huge amount of tourists into North East Derbyshire and much of this is based on the views and scenery, and they actively promote the Woolley Moor Trail and surrounding walks. This site would have a very negative effect as it cannot be hidden due to the nature of the site.
Well Lane also is a well-used footpath. The site would stop this through route altogether.
The site lies within an Area of Multiple Sensitivity (DCC 2010) as Primary Significance in relation to ecological features, historic environment and visual unity.
The proposed site would also have a significant impact on local wildlife.

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Representation ID: 9645

OBJECT Ms. Isobel Hammersley

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The site is visible from neighbouring houses, no amount of proposed hedging to screen the site will stop some properties form overlooking the site. Hedging if planted will take time to establish and even then will have no impact on the aerial view of the site. It will spoil the beautiful landscape. The Travellers would also not want to be overlooked.
The site is well-used and the Woolley Moor Trail runs across the site, concern over impact.
In winter neighbouring Handley can get cut-off. Temperance Hill being away from the main road, would fair even worse. The roads in the area are small and for lightweight traffic only. Large vehicles would not be sustainable. Temperance Hill is a narrow country lane, access to the site would be limited.
The site has a brook which runs directly into Ogston reservoir, concern over contamination and impact on wildlife.

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Representation ID: 9643

OBJECT Mr Brian Dronfield

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The site is well-used. Near accidents happen along Temperance Hill (due to its narrow, bending road lacking in pavement) and on the junctions at each end of the road. The proposed site is located on the brow of this hill, near a bend, on a poorly lit, narrow road where residents park and opposite a farm entrance which is regularly used by large/slow vehicles. The proposal would impact on the safety of vehicles and pedestrians on this road.
The footpath (Well Lane) crosses the site, which has plenty of wildlife and good views. The site has a stream and is in close proximity to Ogston Reservoir (SSSI). Concern over impact on site users, wildlife, the flora and fauna and possibly the tributary which flows (taking surface water drainage) into Ogston Reservoir. The assessment has been a purely desktop exercise, and not suitable.

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Representation ID: 9640

OBJECT Natural England (Crewe office) (Ms. Laura Alvey)

Summary:

Natural England have made comments, not objecting.

Natural England has reviewed the Gypsy and Traveller documents and proposed allocations for Gypsy and Traveller sites. We only have comments to make on question 29 relating to a satisfactory form of development being achieved with regard to water quality as follows:
We note site GT/09 is approximately 250m away from Ogston Reservoir which is designated at a national level as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Due to this, drainage issues would need to be considered at this site to protect the SSSI.

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Representation ID: 9639

OBJECT Mr Harry Carr

Summary:

Although the area is very rural that piece of land is the only "flat" grassed area near Temperance Hill. It is also the path that we use to walk into the village so that we don't have to walk on the road (which has no footpath).

I don't think the plan to put a gypsy site on it is good for the local environment - a hedge is not going to prevent the loss of space and increased noise etc, it will just hide what you have done to a beautiful place.

The road past the proposed site that we walk and cycle along is very narrow and has dangerous junctions at both ends. I think you are making it more dangerous for people using Temperance Hill by building a site which will have trucks and caravans coming and going.

This space should be left for other children to enjoy in the future

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Representation ID: 9638

OBJECT Mr & Mrs Duncan & Rachel Rose

Summary:

Sumary by Officer.

1.The proposal would be visually intrusive from short and long distance views and out of keeping with the landscape. Proposal would be on an approach road and would require extensive landscaping and tree-planting which would take time. Prior to this, the lack of privacy would be detrimental to the travellers and residents of nearby properties. The landscaping once established would be alien and draw attention to the site rather than screening.

2.Site is not close to local shops. Little public transport, and restricted employment opportunities. This would generate more traffic which is not sustainable and would be contrary to policy.

3. Development outside the village envelope would be contrary to the Council's own policy and would lead to precedent for future development proposals.

4. Traveller communities have stated they wish to have sites located on the outskirts of towns, near services and facilities. Woolley Moor site would not meet these needs.

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Representation ID: 9637

OBJECT Mr William Armitage

Summary:

This plan was put together too quickly with little regard to the environment this is very relevant in the case of the Woolley Moor site which is in an area defined as a Special Landscape area,its also next to a SSSI in the form of Ogston reservoir.The other reasons are as follows,the access from Temperance Hill is not wide enough to accommodate vehicles and trailers turning on to the site ,the scale,design and location of the proposals are inappropriate and are not in keeping with the local area.

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Representation ID: 9636

OBJECT Mrs Sally Buckley

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The site is close to Ogston Reservoir a tourist attraction and SSSI. Ogston supports a lot of habitats, as does the tributary stream which runs alongside the site. The site itself is a natural habitat for local wildlife. Any development would have an adverse effect on these habitats.

Well Lane is well-used by residents and visitors. This footpath could be closed if the development goes ahead. This is an old packhorse trail and is of historical importance.

Woolley Moor Trail runs across the site. This is a well-used history and nature trail. The proposal would have an impact on both the landscape and the school.

The site is well-used. The loss of a valuable green site with access to a well-used trail and footpath will have a negative effect on the village residents, tourists and the landscape. Surely this goes against NEDDC's vision?

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Representation ID: 9633

OBJECT Mr Kim Beresford

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The access road is unsuitable for vans and caravans etc. Use of those vehicles would be a danger to other road users and to any pedestrians.

Conversion of the site would not be practical without destroying the rare wild flowers that currently grow on the site.

The site would require substantial drainage and hard standings destroying the beauty of the rural area.

This proposal would be out of keeping with the village landscape. It would be an eyesore, would reduce the number of visitors to the area who come to enjoy the special qualities of the walks and scenery.

There are many potential sites that would be far more suitable. This location would be out of place and inappropriate.

This is a remote area with no amenities without considerable travelling. No shops, school or pubs. The roads are narrow and winding with poor visibility off the site.

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Representation ID: 9629

OBJECT Ms. Stephanie Kershaw

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Concerned over potential impacts on the local environment, landscape quality, local wildlife, surrounding housing and local farming as well as the nature reserve at Ogston Reservoir.

A 3 pitch site will dominate the local terraced cottage next door and will be completely out of character with the village.

Proposal could destroy the environment, designated as a primary level environmentally sensitive area, which brings in visitors for the local wildlife, peaceful countryside and tranquil nature.

It will intrude on the local housing and may cause traffic issues on a narrow country lane with a dangerous junction at either end and poor visibility to exit from the site.

I do not see how any additional measures or safeguards could achieve an acceptable form of development.

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Representation ID: 9628

OBJECT Mrs Kelly Margaret Broadhead

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

At peak times Temperance Hill is busy and unsafe, junctions at each end are dangerous. Parked cars and farm traffic on the road.

The site is well-used, has a bench, attracts visitors, and also has an educational history and nature trail. Well Lane footpath is well-used the main road doesn't have pavements.

The neighbouring houses will have their views disturbed, other sites have been turned down for this reason.

Other sites were also turned down due to being in a village centre and also in a sensitive area. This site according to study's found are in both of these.

The site is very close Ogston Reservoir (300metres), traveller sites cannot be within 500m of a site of special interest. The site is within an area of 'primary significance' in relation to ecological features, historical environment and visual unity (AMES 2010)

The area is a Special Landscape Area.

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Representation ID: 9626

OBJECT Mr Anthony Holloway

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

We moved to the area for the peace and tranquility it provides, and our daughter benefits so much from walking down to Ogston and back up to Temperance Hill.

The historic Well Lane footpath is a nature walk for the local schools and visitors. The stream runs into the reservoir and it is a lovely place to watch various types of wildlife.

Woolley Moor is becoming a rare village of its type being the tranquil place to live as more and more green fields are being developed.

The site is next to a number of cottages which will no doubt have a detrimental effect on their everyday lifestyles and privacy.

I strongly feel that the gypsy and traveller site will significantly impact on the sensitive landscape, the surrounding area and wonderful wildlife.

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Representation ID: 9624

OBJECT Mr & Mrs F Jackson

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Caravans will struggle on the narrow lanes around the village and surrounding area, particular to the South of the site onto the B road. This is an accident waiting to happen.

The cross road is equally as dangerous with cars travelling at speed. Heavy farm machinery and vehicles use Temperance Hill and other surrounding minor roads and have struggled in passing on the winding lane and blind hill directly north of the site. Concern over road safety.

A historic trail passes through the site, there is plenty of wildlife in the grassy area. The site is well-used.
The area is of primary significance and sensitive to change. The site would not blend in with local character.

The impact on the site would not only affect the immediate houses but would be visible from numerous locations around the village - even into Handley.

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Representation ID: 9620

OBJECT Mr John Broadhead

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The plot of land is so small and I understand below your own size guidelines, that I cannot see how given the mitigations you propose this would be suitable? Hedges and line of sight would reduce the plot size further?!
Also, you refer to a Post Office and local amenities!? There are limited amenities in the village, and there would be requirements to provide these facilities to the Gypsy and Traveller site.
The proposal is based on an office assessment rather than local knowledge?! Please can you confirm that the officers involved have actually visited the proposed site and understand the ecology and conservational value of the village and it's locality to Ogston Reservoir.

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Representation ID: 9619

OBJECT Mr Jonathan Hughes

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Woolley Moor is an area of outstanding beauty. We regularly use the narrow footpath off Beresford lane that leads up onto the proposed site. I feel that not only will it restrict access at the Temperance Hill end of the footpath (thus forcing us to walk along a busier faster road with NO footpath) but also it would become a blot on the landscape from many viewpoints. What is proposed will not be in keeping with the area's character.
Concern over impact on the village, Ogston Reservoir, visitors, and local residents.

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Representation ID: 9618

OBJECT Mr David Birkill

Summary:

* It is a well used walking track, so there is a constant flux of ramblers, residents and dog walkers, travellers might be unsettled by the amount of human traffic so close to there property.
* The site will be overlooked by the existing residents, so causing lack of privacy for the travellers, I know the plan is for hedgerows to be planted but is it feasible within the time span to provide the full privacy for all parties concerned.

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Representation ID: 9615

OBJECT K C & H A Green

Summary:

- The site maps appear to show complete use of the available space, as the surrounding landscape is farming land it is generally not accessible to the public. Loss of this open space would therefore be a lost amenity for the local/visiting population.
- The space is open on Temperance Hill for the full length of the eastern boundary, suggestions have been made to screen this with hedgerow/planting but this will obviously need access opening(s). Is it therefore possible to give effective screening without adversely affecting the general views across the landscape in which it sits.

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Representation ID: 9613

OBJECT Stretton Parish Council represented by Charlotte Stainton

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Site GT/09 has a rural character, it is located in an Area of Primary Sensitivity (AMES). This should have resulted in the site being discounted.
Landscape mitigation needed on the site. Likely that an area smaller than 1500sqm would be available for pitches.
Landscape Appraisal was purely a desk-top exercise, however it concludes the area is sensitive to change, and that proposals that don't represent local context will have an adverse effect on the character of this sensitive landscape.
Measures to mitigate potential adverse effects are recommended. Protection of the hedge rooting area and new hedgerows will reduce the available development area, ownership of existing hedge unknown.
Woolley Moor Trail passes across the site, this was not acknowledged, concern over impact.
Concern about the suitability of the sewage system. Concern over: impact on roads, loss of amenity for existing residents, impact on character and surface water run-off.

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Representation ID: 9609

OBJECT Mr Ian Sleeman

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

My first objection would be on the grounds of this area being a site of covering natural beauty. Concern over impact on wildlife and the Derbyshire countryside. This proposal will result in the destruction of fields, hedgerows and trees which are habitats.

My second objection is safety. Temperance Hill is steep, no street lighting and has no footpath. During winter the road will become quite slippery due to ice and leaf fall. Businesses on the site will increase traffic which will make the road unsafe for drivers and pedestrians.

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Representation ID: 9608

OBJECT Ms. Jeannie Tan

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

My first objection would be on the grounds of this areas being a site of natural beauty and is also a birdwatching site and should be kept as such - a protected site.
Concern over impact on wildlife and the depleting Derbyshire countryside. This proposal will result in the destruction of fields, natural hedgerows, which are habitats.

My other objection is the safety of the surroundign area. Temperance Hill is steep, no street lighting and has no footpath, it also has a blind spot to traffic travelling on the road. Businesses on the site will increase traffic which will make the road unsafe for drivers and pedestrians. During winter the road will become quite slippery due to water, ice and leaf fall.

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Representation ID: 9605

OBJECT Natalie Aldread

Summary:

No, access to the site is via a narrow road. The surrounding roads are also narrow and the increase in traffic, particularly with larger vehicles, could cause traffic problems. The proximity of the site to the local primary school is concerning from a health and safety point of view. The site is also located close to a Site of Special Scientific Interest at Ogston Reservoir occupation of the site by gypsy and travellers is likely to have an adverse impact on the local natural landscape.

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Representation ID: 9603

OBJECT mr chris haines

Summary:

I would ask you to consider my points and remove this proposed site from the local plan.

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Representation ID: 9601

OBJECT Mr Robert Fox

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Woolley Moor Trail would need to be protected, this would reduce the size of the site, concerns over child safeguarding issues.
The site will be overlooked and widely visible throughout the area, and not in keeping with surrounding properties. Woodland insufficient screening to hide the site in winter. Mitigation hedgerows will reduce the size of the site, if they are too tall, residents could feel isolated.
Planned vehicle access will be onto Temperance Hill would cause increased traffic. The likely place for vehicular access would be shared with pedestrians using the public footpath, parked cars are often on the road, concern over pedestrian safety.
Larger vehicles passing parked cars could result in damage to the vehicles
Speed readings and visibility splays should follow safety guidelines (access and junctions).
Invest in road safety and visibility would make the village more suitable for the proposed development.

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Representation ID: 9599

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

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The site does not have good access onto the highway (as stated in the Sustainability Appraisal para 3.17.2), two difficult junctions with poor visibility nearby. Nearby road is national speed limit. No speed survey readings have been taken at the entrances to Temperance Hill. Visibility on the roads surrounding the site is poor, this impacts on safety, extra traffic from the site will exacerbate this. The development fails to meet required standards from a highway point of view.
Special Landscape Area wraps around Woolley Moor.

The site will impact the visual amenity, character and function of the Special Landscape Area. The site is easily visible form the surrounding area. Ogston Reservoir is in close proximity.
There will be an unacceptable impact on the setting, privacy, peace and quiet of the closest properties. Lack of realistic mitigation opportunities and restricted site area exacerbates this.

Impact on setting, privacy and peace and quiet of closest households.

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Representation ID: 9597

OBJECT Mr Martin Lees

Summary:

1).As Lepus Consulting Report confirms the site is "unlikely to be able to be brought forward without adverse effects on landscape character". To add to the Lepus report (which was desk-based), if in locality to proposed site, the proposed site can be seen and would form part of the landscape from numerous public footpaths, roads (Ashover New Road / Handley Lane) and residential dwellings due to topography of land.
2). Land is classed as a "Primary Significance" under AMES and by definition should be "Protected".
3)Site is part of locally designated as "Derbyshire Special Landscape Area"

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Representation ID: 9594

OBJECT Mr Martin Howe

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Assessment process: Topic Paper, 2.3 and 5.6 refer to preference of Gypsy and Travellers to run businesses from residential sites, but no caveat is attached to these points.

Highways: required line of sight cannot be achieved due to topography.

Addendum:
The proposed site at Temperance Hill is overlooked, and will overlooked nearby properties and rear gardens, compromising privacy. Does not appear in assessment.

Area of primary sensitivity. Mitigation will change the landscape character. Other sites have been discounted for having a 'visually prominent frontage'.

Conclusion: Proposed site is on a narrow rural road with a visually prominent frontage in an Area of Primary Sensitivity directly adjoining private housing on the outskirts of a non-sustainable village which (apart from a Primary School) has no services within walking distance.
The site fails to reach the criteria set by NEDDC and, is unsuitable to the local population and the intended travelling community.

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Representation ID: 9592

OBJECT Ms. Nicola Bird

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Concerns in relation to highway safety, the road is narrow with bad junctions. Traffic from the site would impact these roads. DCC Highways only say that visibility splays are likely achievable.

Concern over impact on visual and acoustic privacy, both for neighbouring properties and site users. The neighbouring houses overlook the site and visa versa. If hedges are planted it could reduce the visibility when entering and exiting the site entrance also having an impact on highway safety.

The site is in an AMES (DCC 2010), due to its ecological features, historic environment and visual unity. The site is a green space, used daily. The site is close to Ogston Reservoir (SSSI). The Woolley Moor Trail, a historical and nature trail, runs across the site and is well-used. Concern over loss of green site and impact on tourism.

Lepus report identifies adverse effects on landscape character.

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Representation ID: 9590

OBJECT Ms. Karen Bowling

Summary:

Summary by Officer.
This proposed site is situated on a rural lane overlooking Ogston Reservoir (SSSI), which has diverse habitats and wildlife.

The site slopes down to a tributary stream which feeds into the Reservoir, and has a lot of wildlife.

The historic Well Lane footpath runs alongside the land, it is part of the Woolley Moor Trail, and is well-used as it's safer than walking on the road which is narrow and has no footpath.

Making reference to the conclusion of 'A Landscape Appraisal' by Lepus Consulting (paragraph quoted)

Site is in breach of NPPF (paragraphs listed).

The site will be overlooked by neighbouring properties and will impact on resident's lifestyles.

Proposed screening hedges will take time to grow, and who will maintain them? Once grown they'll impact the sensitive landscape and reduce light into neighbouring properties, whilst also reducing visibility on the site entrance.

Concern over impact on tourism.

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Representation ID: 9588

OBJECT Mrs J Lebeter

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The site is accessed by a national speed limit road, also used by heavy farm machinery. I cannot see how the road could be surveyed over a 3 hour period in the afternoon. On road parking hamper the view of the road, especially from the farm entrance and brow of the hill.

The site and watercourse is well-used by local wildlife and people. The site is close to highly visited Ogston Reservoir.

An audio tour goes through the site.

The newer developments in the area are all in keeping.

Mitigation measures would have to take into account access for the travellers and appropriate screening for number 13. No amount of mitigation would stop the view from the farm above the site.

The landscape itself would be great effected, the area is recognised as an area of sensitivity. The land appraisal states it would be sensitive to change.

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Representation ID: 9586

OBJECT Mr Luke Bowling

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The proposed site is located in a sensitive location (woodland, habitats etc.) and should be ruled out.

The proposed site and neighbouring environments are natural habitats for wildlife. The site slopes to a tributary stream to the nearby, well-used Ogston reservoir (SSSI).

The proposal would fail to safeguard local wildlife, fail to improve the local natural environment and would negatively impact on the areas Green Infrastructure and biodiversity values. The proposal is against National Policy.

The adverse effect on the character of this sensitive landscape by the proposal is evidenced in the technical note.

The proposed mitigation measure of planting hedgerows will be unsuitable, and create an ongoing maintenance issue. It will also impact on road visibility, and the area's character.

The hedges will impact on neighbouring properties, such as by reducing natural light. The site would be overlooked by surrounding properties and area and visa versa.

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Representation ID: 9584

OBJECT Mr & Mrs L & A Walker

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The Sustainability Report acknowledges the site is in an area of "primary sensitivity" and development of the site "could alter the landscape character of the local area."

The site falls within the Derbyshire Peak Fringe and Lower Derwent Landscape. the Technical Note notes the site and its environs are surrounded and abutted by a Special Landscape Area (SLA), and share the same characteristics. The area should be protected.

In regards to mitigation, the site is an open, green space, and has a seat. Nearby hedges and walls are low and contribute to the open character of the area, a screening hedge would be out of keeping with this. It would be inappropriate adjoining the highway. The site can be seen from Ashover Hay (SLA). The proposed mitigation would be ineffective. The site is a gap in the settlement of the hamlet of Temperance Hill/Beresford Lane.

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Representation ID: 9583

OBJECT mrs nicola haines

Summary:

* even with mitigation measures site would be viewed from numerous points around the village and consideration would need to be taken as number 13 uses adjacent windows for light.
* Would not blend in with the character of the area - the houses (both new and old) are of Derbyshire stone and a traveller site would not be inconspicuous.
* area is of primary sensitivity
* land is greatly used by wildlife such as badgers, owls, bats, foxes etc
* Woolley Moor history trail passes through the north of the site. Which was not even picked up on reports.

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Representation ID: 9581

OBJECT Ms. Rosanna Horton

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

1. The site is in close proximity to Ogston Reservoir, an SSSI.

2. The site would have a detrimental impact on the environment.
ED44C identifies that the proposal would have adverse effects on the area's landscape character. The mitigation set out would only go some way to alleviating the detrimental impact and wouldn't alleviate it enough to development suitable. Technical note insufficient.

3. There is likely to be noise pollution which will affect other local residents and vice versa. Any effective mitigating factors would not be appropriate and would not blend in to the local environment.

4. Highway network issues:
Visibility unlikely to be achievable due to screening hedges.

There will be an adverse impact on highway safety on Temperance Hill. There are bad junctions at each end of the road. The road is also narrow and would be adversely affected if further vehicles are parked on the road.

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Representation ID: 9578

OBJECT Mrs & Mr Rose & Harold Carr

Summary:

Summary by officer

The road junctions to and from Temperance Hill are challenging to say the least, we really don't like pulling out of either end of Temperance Hill in our car to join the main roads.

We see lots of wildlife on the proposed site when we are walking on the proposed site and sitting on the seat adjacent to it, this is clearly a natural habitat for many species and needs to be protected.

All in all this site does not appear to be a suitable place to develop, there must be more suitable locations to site the required developments that do not destroy precious green field sites.
We respectfully ask you to remove Temperance Hill from the list of sites for your development plan.

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Representation ID: 9576

OBJECT Ms. Heather Coxon

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

GT/09 is situated in a area of Primary Sensitivity according to the Areas of Multiple Environmental Sensitivity Study. It's also on high ground and could be viewed from many locations including the reservoir (SSSI) as well as by residents and tourists.

Access to the site would be unsafe. Temperance Hill is as a cut through to Matlock and is extremely busy during 'rush hour' morning and afternoon traffic. This coupled with the adjacent farm entrance and that both the north and south junctions are treacherous as they are blind bends both ways on a national speed limit road would mean a significant risk of a serious accident.

Area sensitive to change. Not one of the houses has really changed for hundreds of years.

Against government policy which protects the green belt and countryside in terms of planning applications.

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Representation ID: 9574

OBJECT Mr Martin Pearson

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Woolley Moor is a dispersed village where development proposals should be considered very carefully. Proposal would overwhelm the character of the village, and damage the landscape and be easily visible.

The surrounding hedgerows would not have the height or ability to hide or enclose the proposed site.

The surrounding drainage systems could not support the site due to existing problems every rainfall. Surrounding roads inadequate, and would not be ideal routes for large vehicles to commute through, they are not wide enough or stable enough for passing traffic.

Impact on local landscape, which would be viewable from all angles.

Site close to Ogston Reservoir.

Proposed site on a narrow rural road, directly opposite a farm access, with cars parked along the side. The road is far too narrow to provide access to both the properties and presents a risk to road users. Proposed site not big enough to allow for off-road parking.

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Representation ID: 9573

OBJECT Mr Ian Lucas

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Proposal is out of character in a small rural settlement. Concerns over whether a safe access can be created onto Temperance Hill. The road has bends and changes of elevation as well as parked cars. Vehicles that are likely to want to access or egress the site will include cars and vans with trailers or caravans attached. This could be a serious safety hazard.

There are also very limited local amenities.

The proposal is likely to have an adverse impact on the environment and wildlife. ED44D eliminated most sites other sites on these grounds, see point 2.11. What is different about this location?

At point 2.13 you raise concerns with proposed sites being overlooked by adjacent houses. Does this not also work in reverse where the site overlooks existing homes?

Your own document recognises environmental problems, abstract from 2.17. It does not identify what these mitigating measures might be.

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Representation ID: 9572

OBJECT Ms. Holly Carr

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Woolley Moor is located within an area of primary sensitivity according to the AMES Study. This site should not have been taken forwards, reports states adverse effects on the landscape character of area. Goes against national policy. The mitigation plans to grow hedges is unsatisfactory and would not be effect, and would simply reduce visibility for the access.

The site backs onto the brook at leading directly to Ogston Reservoir, concern over impact on reservoir and wildlife.

Concern over privacy, site would overlook neighbouring properties and visa versa.

The site is well-used, and a community amenity which would be lost. Footpath used as a way of access to the village centre avoiding the dangerous corners and junctions surrounding the site.

Bus stop and parked cars would also be a safety issue, in regards to visibility. Roads are dangerous and survey was not appropriate.

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Representation ID: 9570

OBJECT Ms. Sarah Dawson

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

There is a historic footpath (Well Lane), the construction of the proposed site would make it unusable. Ogston Reservoir (SSSI) is close to the site. The site is well-used.

Concern over noise, smells and vehicular comings and goings from business on the site, and impact on neighbours. Concern over pollution entering the reservoir via the brook that runs adjacent to the proposed development. The reservoir is our drinking water.

If hedging is planted to afford the occupants privacy, possibility of these making paths unsafe, hedges could take years to grow.

The proposal is not in keeping with the neighbouring properties that would overlook it.

Site is recognised as an area of sensitivity, various wildlife on the site.

The road is already narrow, if space is limited onsite for parking, then any surplus vehicles parked on the road are at risk of damage.

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Representation ID: 9568

OBJECT Mr & Mrs Paul & Helen Fearn

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Temperance Hill sits within a Special Conservation area bordering Ogston Reservoir (SSSI). This area is of National Importance for Wildlife, this information was sited on a planning application in 2009.

Woolley Moor trail passes through the site. Site is well-used and has a lot of wildlife. Site borders Linacre Brook, which drains into Ogston Reservoir (public drinking water), concern over contamination/ pollution and impact on wildlife and health.

The landscape would need to be altered to accommodate the site.

Site has no connection to the main sewers, this could not be achieved without crossing a number of private gardens and land, sewerage system is already at capacity and needs regular maintenance.

Site would not be in keeping with the surrounding area.

Concern over impact on views and tourism.

Surrounding roads narrow, heavily used and unsuitable, concern over risks to safety. Access to site would be poor.

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Representation ID: 9566

OBJECT Mr Joe Hayes

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Development could have adverse effects on the local landscape, Lepus report support this.

Site lies within a designated area identified as having ecological and historic sensitivities and should be protected.

Site is a well-used open space, with diverse wildlife and natural habitats, is close to Ogston reservoir (SSSI).

Proposed site adjacent to a water course could potentially lead to contamination of drinking water (Ogston Reservoir).

Well Lane is a safe, well-used path linking Temperance Hill to the centre of the village, losing this would increase the health and safety hazards.

Woolley Moor Trail crosses site.

Development will increase traffic, thereby raising the landscape impact. Increase noise and pollution will be evident.

Site likely overlooked by neighbouring properties. Screening hedges would impact on light into nearby properties and access safety.

Site is in a village and in a sensitive area, precedent for beign discounted.

Concern over impact on tourism in the area

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Representation ID: 9564

OBJECT Ms. Anne Hayes

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Development could have adverse effects on the local landscape, Lepus report support this. Site lies within a designated area identified as having ecological and historic sensitivities, it should be protected. Site is a well-used open space, with diverse wildlife and natural habitats, is close to Ogston reservoir (SSSI). Concern over noise and pollution.

Proposed site adjacent to a water course could potentially lead to contamination of drinking water (Ogston Reservoir).

Well Lane is a safe, well-used path linking Temperance Hill to the centre of the village, losing this would increase the health and safety hazards. Woolley Moor Trail crosses site.

Site likely overlooked by neighbouring properties. Screening hedges would impact on light into nearby properties and access safety.

Site is in a village and in a sensitive area, precedent for beign discounted.

Concern over impact on tourism in the area

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Representation ID: 9562

OBJECT Mr & Mrs Rutherford

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The site will have an adverse impact on the landscape and ecology of this beautiful location.
Area has lovely scenery and wildlife in.

Ogston reservoir (SSSI) in close proximity to the site. There is a well-used bench at the proposed site to rest, take in the scenery and watch the birds.

Concern over the visual impact of a gypsy/traveller site, this would be detrimental to the amenity of the area. Concern that the site could not be successfully screened, trees would need to be tall, would take years to grow and would potentially block light. Trees are not effective screens in the winter months. Also access to the site could not be screened.

Surrounding roads are often winding, narrow and unpaved making access to main routes and surrounding villages potentially dangerous both for vehicles and pedestrians.

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Representation ID: 9560

OBJECT Ms. Jill Fox

Summary:

Summary by Officer.


Access to and from the site is onto a narrow poorly lit road at the top of a hill, with a busy junction with poor visibility.

Site could make the road more unsafe for other cars and pedestrians. Well Lane is used as a shortcut to avoid the road which has a blind corner and no footpath.

Concern over potential pollution and contamination from business on the site, site is within a few hundred yards of Ogston reservoir and opens directly onto a brook which runs into the reservoir.

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Representation ID: 9556

OBJECT Mr Geoff Hayes

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Development could have adverse effects on the local landscape, Lepus report support this. Site lies within a designated area identified as having ecological and historic sensitivities, it should be protected. Site is a well-used open space, with diverse wildlife and natural habitats, is close to Ogston reservoir (SSSI). Concern over noise and pollution.

Proposed site adjacent to a water course could potentially lead to contamination of drinking water (Ogston Reservoir).

Well Lane is a safe, well-used path linking Temperance Hill to the centre of the village, losing this would increase the health and safety hazards. Woolley Moor Trail crosses site.

Site likely overlooked by neighbouring properties. Screening hedges would impact on light into nearby properties and access safety.

Site is in a village and in a sensitive area, precedent for beign discounted.

Concern over impact on tourism in the area

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Representation ID: 9553

OBJECT Robin Low

Summary:

Summary by Officer.


Impact on Landscape character would be significant, site in close proximity to a SSSI, which is a tourist attraction with lots of wildlife and good views.

Site well-used by tourists and local people due to views. Historical trail and nature trail crosses site. Wildlife on site.

Existing housing near site, concern over privacy and being overlooked (local residents and travellers). Screening possible, but effectiveness questionable, difficult and would take time.

Possible business on site, potential impact on the surrounding Landscape and population. Does this not pose a risk of environmental pollution whether that is noise or a worst waste? Concern over run-off effecting stream and Ogston Reservoir.

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Representation ID: 9549

OBJECT Cllr Andrew Cooper

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The sustainability of the site would be difficult to achieve due the remoteness of the site.

There would be a negative impact on the unspoilt countryside, there would be views onto the site from a variety of sources, local rural road network, public rights of way and from property boundaries.

The area and landscape character would be adversely effected.

The highways evaluation is not totally correct, needs testing to see if visibility splays can be achieved in order to protect highway safety.

There are unanswered questions about the proposed site, even in the many reports there seems to be various comments that give me enough reason to question whether or not this site is in the correction location.I.e. would not be expected to, alter the landscape character of the local area, negligible impact on the designated biodiversity features, the site is within an area of primary sensitivity.

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Representation ID: 9548

OBJECT Mr Nicholas Maxwell

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Access cannot be achieved due to adjacent farm road and cars parked along the side by tourists/visitors. To put this site here wouldn't allow parking on the road, this could damage tourism.

The junction to the North is a 4 way one with limited visibility. The south entrance is dangerous particularly to the east as there is a blind hill.

After reading the Lepus report it states the area is an area of 'Primary Significance' in relation to ecological features, the historic environment and visual unity. It's also within the Derbyshire Peak Fringe and Lower Derwent Landscape Character Area as well as the Wooded Slopes and Valleys Landscape Character Type. Their own conclusion states there would be an adverse impact.

The site would block the footpath to the North. This would mean no access to and from the village by foot. Road has no pavement, this is not safe.

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Representation ID: 9546

OBJECT Mrs & Mr Maria & Michael Feighery

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

We think that a 3 pitch site, having the widest frontage on the road would dominate the small terraced cottage next door. It would not be in character with a very small rural development like Woolley Moor. We know the area currently brings in visitors and walkers who enjoy the peaceful countryside and the wildlife. We think this development would have a major negative effect on the environment as well as overlooking and intruding on the privacy of nearby properties.
Traffic issues would be significant. We feel sure that there would be many slow-moving vehicles and trailers. These would represent a serious hazard on a narrow country lane with dangerous junctions at either end and a dip in the road which conceals approaching vehicles.

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Representation ID: 9545

OBJECT Jo Ashby

Summary:

1. The Council has ruled out other sites because they were located in a European designated conservation site. The site on Temperance Hill is in close proximity to Ogston reservoir which is a site of special scientific interest.

2. The Councils assessment states a hedge along the road could be planted, is this going to be of sufficient height to immediately provide privacy? Or will this only be achieved over a number of years?

3. Development of any kind is going to have an adverse impact on the landscape character and wildlife within the area.

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Representation ID: 9543

OBJECT Mr Graham Lunn

Summary:

Summary by officer.

The local school uses this area for nature walks and are taught to appreciate the fauna and wildlife. The area known as the Woolley Moor Trail runs through the site, used by local people and visitors even others schools from outside the area visit this abundance of flora and fauna.

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Representation ID: 9541

OBJECT Ms. Pauline Britland

Summary:

Summary by officer

-The surrounding country lanes are narrow and often without any grass verge making it dangerous for pedestrians. When I house sit for my daughter I have no transport and am very wary of venturing from her property on foot.
-The site is too close to neighbouring properties.
-It is in close proximity to Ogston Reservoir which is a local beauty spot and nature reserve. People travel to the reservoir from a wide area to enjoy leisure pursuits and experience the peace and tranquillity of the location.

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Representation ID: 9539

OBJECT Mrs Pam Knighton

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Temperance Hill is a very narrow road, but it connects the Matlock/Stretton road and Clay Cross road and is therefore a well-used thoroughfare. The site in question is at the top of a steep incline and adjacent to two very sharp corners. It is also directly opposite a farm access. If a few cars of the local residents are parked it is often difficult to manoeuvre.

The bus also uses this road. The site in question is used by locals and school children. It also runs down to a small brook which drains into Ogston Reservoir. Should this water supply become contaminated the impact t on the reservoir would be disastrous and particularly as Ogston supplies a large area of Derbyshire.

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Representation ID: 9537

OBJECT Ms. Nicola Walker

Summary:

I am writing to express my concerns regarding the proposed site in Woolley Moor to be allocated as a potential location in the local plan.

Woolley Moor is a small village with no post office, shop, doctor, or other facilities.

The access to the site is on a single track road with limited visibility at the junction with the road B6014.

A water course runs behind the proposed site which directly feeds into Ogston Reservoir. My concerns are if any pollution from the site gets into here it would contaminate the reservoir.

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Representation ID: 9536

OBJECT Ms. Julia Watson

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The area is beautiful and so quiet and peaceful with the reservoir and heritage trail and bird watching all on this site. It is a haven for the local wildlife and many animals are regularly seen on this site.

There are no amenities at all

There is no pavement and the road is narrow with a slight hill from one direction to obscure visibility and a bend in the road from the other direction.

Surely pollution from noise and light is going to impact on this small community and wildlife habitat in a very detrimental way.

As a small hamlet of 12 houses I was under the impression that any extra development was not supposed to increase the population by more than a certain percentage. This would be an increase of at least 25%.

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Representation ID: 9535

OBJECT Ms. Janet Douglass

Summary:

I am concerned about the location of the planned Traveller site in Woolley Moor due to the proximity of the site with water courses that run directly into Ogston Reservoir. If appropriate mains water and sewage drainage is not installed for human habitation on this site I am concerned about the long term pollution to the Reservoir. This would certainly be a health hazard and would be a wider public concern.
I believe this should be a primary consideration for you in the consultation process and I would want to see how you propose to prevent contamination and pollution over the long term to the Reservoir.

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Representation ID: 9533

OBJECT Ms. Elizabeth Barroeta

Summary:

My friends and god daughter live in Woodland Cottage, which I always enjoy visiting due to its secluded hide away location. When I heard of the proposal for the site, I was most concerned as it will impact so badly on the privacy of the cottage.
There is also a danger as the exit from the site will have poor visibility from both sides, due to the bends and dip in the road to the left, and parked cars on the right. This is particularly pertinent when considering the types of vehicles (caravans or trailers) which would be using the site.

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Representation ID: 9532

OBJECT Ms. Christy Cooke

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The surrounding country lanes are narrow and often without any grass verge making it dangerous for pedestrians. There is no route into Clay Cross which is fully paved. I have numerously been forced into the verge or clipped by wing mirrors by cars; not safe and something you would not attempt after dark as it's too dangerous.

It is in close proximity to Ogston Reservoir which is a local beauty spot and nature reserve. People travel to the reservoir from a wide area to enjoy leisure pursuits and experience the peace and tranquillity of the location. There are a lot of birds and other wildlife - there is a resident hare which shows his face now and again. The habitat of theses animals will be under threat.

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Representation ID: 9530

OBJECT Mr Terry Bradley

Summary:

Temperance Hill is a country lane which is quite narrow, the junctions at both ends of Temperance Hill are very difficult to negotiate,

The site would also be in close proximity to Ogston Reservoir which is a recognised area of Sensitivity. If the site was concreted over to accommodate the pitches etc. it would have an adverse effect on the landscape and would not be in keeping with the area.

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Representation ID: 9527

OBJECT Ms. Marie Theuil

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

I do not think this proposal is a good idea. It is a very tiny village and this could be a lot of extra people. There are no facilities and it will bring a lot of extra traffic on the small road. I think it could cause accidents.

It is also a very and peaceful area. We also have a caravan and I know that they do not have thick walls and the sound from inside travels a long way. The noise from this new place will make enjoying the garden difficult.

There are also lots on animals and lovely quiet walks and a lot more people would spoil that for all the visitors who come to the lake in summer to watch the birds.

Can you please make sure that this location is not included in your plans for development.

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Representation ID: 9525

OBJECT Mr Nick Johnson

Summary:

Q29
Landscape seriously compromised and confirmed by Desk appraisal (Lepus).
No mitigation measures could blend in the site with its natural surroundings.
Access safety questionable as on National Speed limit road with adjacent access and limited vision both North and South.
Potential for noise pollutions during the development of site and also after if indeed businesses are run from site. Even if not the case any development could cause noise and light pollution of some sense.

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Representation ID: 9523

OBJECT Mr Luke Barton

Summary:

I cant see how the landscape quality can be protected as the site would need various woodland, grassland clearing as well as ground levelling particularly to the rear which slopes aggressively.
Air and Noise pollution would increase significantly from any form of development as the area is extremely tranquil with wild birds the main contributor to sound.
The junctions on Temperance Hill are very dangerous and I've had numerous near misses at both ends. I also park here when using the site as there is no alternative on street parking that is safe.

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Representation ID: 9521

OBJECT Ms Caroline Ludlum

Summary:

Summary by Officer

There are no facilities in the village except the school.

The area is a known beauty spot where walkers and bird watcher visit the reservoir and surrounding area.

The road is not of sufficient quality and size to enable access onto and off the site by heavy vehicles.

The proposed site is not large enough to allow the easy access for emergency vehicles and cannot enable maximum use of the site in accordance with intended capacity and fire safety standards.

Residents of adjacent cottages have to park on the roadside which restricts access to land for larger vehicles.

The need for lighting on the site for safety would pollute the surrounding area. Even the planting of potential large hedges around the site would then further reduce the permitted size of the plots with regards to safety.

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Representation ID: 9520

OBJECT Mrs Elizabeth Cooke

Summary:

Summary by Officer

The site has been a valued outdoor green space, and a valuable natural habitat.

Well Lane has local historical significance, is part of the Woolley Moor Trail and a vital path linking Temperance Hill to the village.

The Landscape Appraisal states 'unlikely to be able to be bought forward without adverse effects on the landscape'

The suggested mitigation - planting hedges would in itself affect the sensitivity of this landscape. This would affect the amount of light to both the site and the neighbouring property. The planting of hedges would further add to questionable safe visibility splays.

An increase in vehicles is likely to extend noise and pollution into the countryside.

Within an Area of Multiple Sensitivity as Primary Significance.

Why has site been awarded green on Compatibility (16 on Appendix 5 - addendum)?

Close proximity to Ogston SSSI and Boar Farm Meadows (LWS). Development will upset flora and fauna which help maintain and enhance these special sites.

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Representation ID: 9519

OBJECT Mr G P Ramshaw

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

No development of this kind if appropriate and in keeping with the local area.
Access from Temperance Hill is already difficult and would be made more so b the additional amount of traffic that would ensure form the building and use of such a site in this location. Toads in this area are narrow and the increase in traffic would exacerbate already difficult conditions. There is not capacity within local utility network for more pressure on water, sewerage, gas or drainage and any increase in provision of these facilities would cause immense disruption.
Consultation poor.

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Representation ID: 9517

OBJECT Ms. Rachel Eyre

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Site would cause adverse effects on the landscape, not in keeping with the immediate or surrounding area. Possible impact on wildlife and habitats.
Loss of well-used green space for the area. Beyond the proposed site there are no pavements. Losing this area would leave residents isolated.
Impact on the Woolley Moor Trail which runs through the site.
Highway Safety would be compromised as the proposed site would be on a narrow, lane with poor visibility, and bad junctions. Site would have poor access.
Site would overlook adjacent properties and be overlooked too. The visual and acoustic privacy both for the people living on the site and those adjacent would be compromised.
Site would not be aesthetically compatible with the local environment.
Site would impact on tourism.

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Representation ID: 9515

OBJECT Mr James Maxwell

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Ogston Reservoir (SSSI) in close proximity. The site well-used and has a lot of wildlife (see photo attachments). Site used as access to the main village. Well Lane passes through the site, and is of historical significance.

Council's road survey not fully effective due to timings being for four hours and not a full day. Road is national speed limit, site should have 215m visibility buffer at access, this isn't achievable. Nearby bus stop exacerbates this. This is a potentially serious accident waiting to happen.

Area recognised from tranquillity and as such noise and air pollution could be impacted on by the development and potential businesses on the site. Stream at the bottom of the site leads to reservoir, concern over possible contamination and impact on wildlife and drinking water.

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Representation ID: 9513

OBJECT Ms. Janice Williams

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Landscape: Proposed site is in an area of exceptional rural beauty. Site identified as an area of primary significance. Due to topography the site would be impossible to screen, hedges wouldn't work. Site would negatively impact on character and landscape. Well-used historic footpath and audio trail, cross the site.

Highways: Temperance Hill is a narrow rural lane with bottle necks, cars parked on the road, this makes this worse, existing unsafe junctions. Larger vehicle use this road. Proposed site would impact on road safety. Access would have poor visibility. The hilly, narrow nature of the road would make visibility buffers in both directions impossible.

Concern over risk of pollution from the site due to stream running close to the site and into Ogston Reservoir(SSSI), businesses run on the site could cause run-off and contamination. Sewerage and grey water would have to be dealt with adequately.

Possible impact on wildlife.

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Representation ID: 9510

OBJECT Mr Victor R Paling

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Many of the roads in the area are narrow and twisty, pavements are not always provided. Though traffic has a 7.5 ton weight restriction. Roads often used by horse riders. Proposal could impact on road safety.
The area is popular with walkers and bird watchers from neighbouring towns. It is near Ogston Reservoir (SSSI).
Woolley Moor is not a preservation area, but the District Council have building regulations which safeguard the amenity value and character of the village. Would the mobile homes be compatible with these regulations? Concern over possible contamination of Ogston reservoir from run-off on the site from possible businesses.

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Representation ID: 9509

OBJECT Ms. Eileen Bagshaw

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The site would be overlooked by adjacent properties, even with screening.

Nearest settlement is the hamlet of Woolley Moor, the area is quiet, the site will likely increase noise levels, this would be in addition to increased traffic flow. Temperance Hill is very narrow, there is limited off road parking, visiting cars park on the road. There are no footpaths. An increase in traffic would make the roads more hazardous.

Proposal will impact the character of the immediate area. Local landscape is sensitive. The site would be visible from the local roads and from those using the well-used Woolley Moor Audio Trail, which runs down the boundary of the site. Disturbance to wildlife would impact on the audio trail. The site is frequented by walkers, and screening will not mitigate adverse impacts on the character of the area.

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Representation ID: 9507

OBJECT Ms. Patricia Marsh

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Ogston reservoir (SSSI) and the surrounding area are an ecologically sensitive and fragile landscape which supports a diverse range of birds. There are ancient hedgerows, many species of trees, fine examples of stone walls and an abundance of wildlife and their habitat.
Proposed site is a green space in close proximity to Ogston Reservoir. The only access to the site is a winding narrow lane that ends at the reservoir.
The area is well-used by walkers, and the site has good views and a rich history, including the well and Well Lane. There are well trodden paths and the Woolley Moor Nature Trail. People travel for miles to enjoy this unspoilt countryside.
Any development will have a detrimental impact and will be visible for miles in all directions.
This unique area should be maintained. Change will have an adverse effect on the delicate balance in this environment.

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Representation ID: 9505

OBJECT Ms. Susan Howe

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Proposed site is next to a row of private house which will overlook and be overlooked.

Concern over potential business of site being established without planning consent of environmental regulation.

Site is within an Area of Primary Sensitivity. Council comment themselves that proposals are unlikely to go ahead without adverse effects. Proposed alterations to the site in mitigation will also have adverse effects.

Site is on a narrow country road with very limited visibility to the north, which will create a hazard for traffic.
The road is a prominent access to Ogston (visually prominent frontage). The Council have used the term 'visually prominent frontage' as part of the reason for discounting another site nearby.

Assessment rushed through without proper consideration.
Too many issues arise regarding availability of services, highways, location of adjoining properties and the sensitive nature of the area, all of which make the development of the proposed site highly questionable.

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Representation ID: 9503

OBJECT Ms. Glynis Ward

Summary:

Summary by Officer.
Objection to proposal:
-The potential for site pollution and damaging in the ecology of the wild area and the steep bank and Linacre Brook which is only a short distance to Ogston Reservoir.
-The landscape and the visual impact together with the loss of a local amenity green space.
-Highways access to the site and at the relevant junctions which can be difficult with a car and exacerbated with towing a caravan or trailer.

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Representation ID: 9501

OBJECT Ogston Bird Club (Mr John Parlby)

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Ogston Reservoir, an SSSI, is an area of pristine natural beauty and cleanliness conducive to the wellbeing of its varied fauna and flora. It is well-used. The area has a lot of wildlife, including several threatened species, including Schedule One species under the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981).
The area is a very scenic landscape and must be maintained as such in perpetuity for the wellbeing of residents and visitors and for the conservation of the wildlife. The proposed site if going ahead will certainly detract from this.
The stream at the rear of the proposed site drains into the River Amber (and reservoir). Business use could cause the pollution of the stream, and thus surrounding area. This would impact on the surrounding wildlife.
The appearance of the landscape will be damaged by the development. It would not be in keeping with the surrounding area, not matter how well screened.

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Representation ID: 9499

OBJECT Mrs Brenda K Holmes

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Woolley Moor is an area of sensitivity and tranquillity and after reading your reports the area would be sensitive to any changes. I am at a loss as to why was this site is being proposed.

The grass area contains wildflowers, and wildlife.

The access to the site would increase traffic on the narrow lane and be a danger to motorists and pedestrians as there is no pavement. A traffic survey has been done, however I do not believe this took everything into account (parked cars, heavy farm machinery, commuters etc.) Road is on a hill and has fast moving cars on it.

This area is not an area of unused grass or wasteland; it is a well-used green space.

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Representation ID: 9495

OBJECT Ms. Rebecca Nichols-Green

Summary:

Summary by Officer
Relationship to surrounding environment and in such a sensitive location. It would not be in keeping with the surrounding land use and detrimental due to the following factors:
-Area is popular with bird watchers, walkers and tourism. Perfect for picnics and admiring the fabulous views
-Increasing holiday makers to the area helping with the local economy for holidat lets etc.
-Reservoir and surrounding area attracts wildlife to the area.
-Large vehicles will impact on narrow roads, parked cars, no pavement and little street lighting, especially at the end of Temperance Hill and the extremely tight bend leading down to the entrance of South Hill Lane.

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Representation ID: 9494

OBJECT Mrs J Lowe

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Site has great history, the Woolley Moor Trail and Well Lane path crosses the site. The nearby cottages feature in the audio trail and were some of the first houses in Woolley Moor. The site is well-used.
The site attracts a lot of wildlife, including badgers. The reservoir is extremely close and attracts birds and bird watchers.
The site would overlook and be overlooked by number 13, the boundary hedges and low fencing between the 2 cottages would also mean that my property would have a clear view of the site and vice versa.
Woolley Moor is an area of rural sensitivity, which would be sensitive to changes on the landscape and area.
Temperance Hill has 12 houses, with 3 traveller pitches this would be a 25% increase on this small hamlet, which reports have classed as separate to Woolley Moor.

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Representation ID: 9490

OBJECT Mr & Mrs F Moseley

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The area including Well Lane has significance in the area, with even NEDDC supporting the heritage tail which runs along the edge of the site, incorporating the adjacent houses. Schools and visitors to the area use this trail regularly, trail also gives safe access from the hamlet to the main village.
Screening hedges would take years to become suitable, and the area would still be overlooked by adjacent houses and the farm above. Plus the hedges would take up space on the site, reducing site size. Fitting 3 pitches on the site would be a health and safety risk to residents and travellers.
The site is rural and in an area of sensitivity. When looking at other sites that have been turned down due to "housing green space" or "part of woodland", "has footpaths or access tracks" & "sensitive locations", we cannot understand why this has been put forward.

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Representation ID: 9488

OBJECT Mr Alan Taylor

Summary:

The proposed site would degrade the recognised beauty of the landscape. The report to NEDDC by Lepus consultants in Landscape Appraisal of GT/09 emphasises the adverse effect upon the character of this LCT - a sensitive landscape.
Residents immediately adjacent to the site will be unacceptably affect by the introduction of the level and nature of development planned for the site.
The quality of life for all residents of Temperance Hill and the main village would be negatively affected by visual impact and through changes within their environment. Similarly, the many visitors to the area pursuing their outdoor leisure activities will see this proposal as not in keeping with a recognised beautiful location.

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Representation ID: 9487

OBJECT Dr Nicholas Coxon

Summary:

Landscape quality will be compromised, grassland and woodland enjoyed by many locals, tourists and wildlife lost.
Air/noise pollution would increase.3 pitches and families plus potential on site businesses would be a significant increase in air, noise and indeed light pollution to this small Derbyshire hamlet.

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Representation ID: 9485

OBJECT Dr Andrew Cooke

Summary:

Summarised by Officer.

ED44D assessment 3, 11, 19, 20:

3. The land is very susceptible to surface water flooding. Confirmed by muddy nature of Woolley Moor Trail. Score should be amber/red.

11. No suitable or safe access can be made to the transport network from the site. Highway comments inconclusive. Score should be red.

19. Agree with the landscape appraisal; satisfactory form of development cannot be achieved. Given the topography of the area, any development on the proposed site would have an impact on the local landscape that would be very difficult to mitigate (e.g., even the planting of trees could have an adverse visual impact on the current landscape). Score should be red.

20. Woolley Moor Trail passes through site. Score should be red.

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Representation ID: 9482

OBJECT Mrs & Mr Heather and John Carr

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The proposed site infringes the Primary Sensitivity designation given to this area.
Concern over potential impact on brook and Ogston Reservoir.
Surrounding properties will be directly overlooked by the site.
Surrounding roads dangerous and unsuitable. The road is narrow and blind in areas, more traffic will decrease safety. Access onto the site unsafe.
Increase of traffic from the site will be a danger and will add to the current problem of parking, which reduces it to a single lane road at this point with reduced visibility and lack of passing space.
The site will alter the landscape character of the local area, a hedge would not disguise this. Furthermore a hedge will cause more visibility issues for emerging traffic from the site.
Concern over impact on wildlife and sensitive surrounding environment.
The proposed site goes against National and Local Policy.
Historically important footpath runs through the site.

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Representation ID: 9480

OBJECT Michael Snr, Elizabeth, Michael Jnr Kerry

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

-Visual aspect on a sensitive area where visitors/tourists come to view wildlife in their undisturbed natural habitat.

-The old well (Well Lane footpath) could become contaminated from surface drainage.

-Wooley Moor Trail crosses the site. How will this be accommodated?

-Proximity to Ogston reservoir (SSSI). The old Local Plan designated the area as of "Special Landscape Area."

-Adverse effect on adjacent properties which are in very close proximity.

-Access to and from the site onto a narrow lane.

-Potential contamination of Ogston Reservoir via the stream at the rear of the site.

-We have holiday cottages and feel that this would impact on our business which has been serving tourism successfully for the past 26 years.

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Representation ID: 9477

OBJECT Mr Mark Finney

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

With regards to Environment and Scenic impact the site is surrounded by green belt. In view of this it is important when considering this site to provide provision for removal of business waste, vehicle parking and trailer storage, space for business materials storage, pollution control for any site that drains into Ogston reservoir (SSSI), natural and effective screening of the site in order that light to the neighbouring properties is not compromised, and the footpath is still accessible.

Temperance Hill is a dangerous road for pedestrians, there is no pavement in the direction of the village and on the double bend.

Vehicles parked outside or near the site will reduce driver visibility at a dangerous double bend immediately next to the site.

Temperance Hill would suffer restrictions to business use due to its location; this excludes some people from becoming residents as it reduces their choices of earning a living.

Concern over impact on the community.

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Representation ID: 9475

OBJECT Mr Jonathan Garside

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Effect on tourism. Area has developed into an outstanding one for leisure and recreation. There are many walks and trails; the village is pretty. The proposal may have an adverse effect on bringing visitors into the area. The proposal to use bushes to cover some of the Site will make little or no difference.

Lack of facilities, there are no shops, Post Office, or Doctors in the village. There is also a limited bus service and internet access via 4G is poor.

The road near to the proposed Site is often used as a 'rat run' to get to Clay Cross. Cars accelerate up the hill and do not slow down once they have reached the brow of the hill, next to the site. In addition Agricultural vehicles and equipment frequently use the roads.

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Representation ID: 9474

OBJECT Mr & Mrs David & Jane Winterbotham

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Objection to site:-
-The peaceful local countryside currently attracts many visitors, who enjoy walking near the reservoir and seeing a wealth of wildlife, including many species of birds. We believe the proposed traveller site location would disrupt and potentially destroy the existing environment.

-The proposed site will directly overlook Woodland Cottage and impinge on their privacy. It will also affect the row of cottages next door to the proposed site in the same way.

-The country lanes in the surrounding area are very narrow and dark at night and the inevitable increase in the volume in traffic would make them far more dangerous than they already are.

-We don't believe the proposed site has the benefit of mains drainage which would be essential for this type of development.

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Representation ID: 9471

OBJECT Mr Mat Walker

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The site is outside the village settlement area and shouldn't be developed (image 1 and 2), any development on this site will have a significant adverse impact on landscape, the plot also has a public footpath through it. North side of the site inappropriate for development.

Concerns about the watercourse that flows through the proposed development site and into Ogston reservoir (Image 3), an SSSI, supply of drinking water, and well-used amenity, with lots of wildlife. Carsington reservoir that Ogston supplies is the ninth largest reservoir in the country and is significant water supply. Concern over contamination of the water course and impact on wildlife.

Concerns about surrounding infrastructure. Access visibility is poor, there are usually residents parked cars on this road and with the gradient of the road visibility will be poor. The majority of Temperance Hill is single carriageway and not suitable for large vehicles/caravans.

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Representation ID: 9469

OBJECT Ms. Judith Creswick

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The sensitivity of the area is recognised by DCC, the site is an area of Primary Significance (ecological features, historical environment and visual unity).
Area's views sensitive to change. A network of PROWs is in close proximity to the site. Concern over adverse impact on landscape. There is no formal boundary around the site and the planting of trees/hedges isn't adequate.
Concern over suitability of access (lane is narrow and winding, with cars parked on the side). The junctions at each end have restricted visibility. Additional traffic would impact current residents and property access. Traffic and pedestrian safety potentially compromised.
Concern over contamination of the stream on site Ogston reservoir (SSSI and drinking water).
Sewage and surface water for the site would be need to be plumbed into main utilities.
Previous dwellings on site were demolished partly due to concern about contamination and run-off, this needs investigating.

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Representation ID: 9467

OBJECT Lucie Maycock & Paul Helliwell

Summary:

The area for the proposed site has been recognised as an area of Sensitivity for birds wildlife and habitats. The impact on the area from the site would be significant to the environment and wildlife and potentially damaging. There are many people who use the area such as walkers, ramblers and many more. The natural habitats for wildlife would be disturbed by this site and the Woolley Moor Trail used by local and visiting schools and many more would be impacted. Ogston Reservoir and surrounding areas is a well known tourist attraction and would be negatively impacted by the near by site. The site would also be in very close proximity to a number of houses. Would the travelers liked to be overlooked? The hedge rows you propose to grow would take years to reach the hight required to block visibility, this would also then impact the light for neighboring properties.

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Representation ID: 9463

OBJECT Mrs Vernie E Hughes

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Site is on Temperance Hill which is a well-used open space amenity, with a variety of flora and fauna and wildlife, which could be impacted.

Well Lane footpath, goes through the site and is of historical value.

Woolley Moor Trail crosses the site, and is well-used by local children and schools from other areas.

Concern over traffic from future residents. Development of the site could make unsafe roads, with no pavements, worse. G&T development would add to the danger to pedestrians who walk on these roads.

Temperance Hill overlooks Ogston Reservoir. The site in question would compromise the appearance of a well-integrated old country lane. Ogston Reservoir is home to a variety of wildlife and is a well-known tourist attraction.

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Representation ID: 9461

OBJECT Ms. Alison Lunn

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The infrastructure isn't designed to cope with construction traffic, the roads accessing the site are narrow and winding. There's potential for hedges and walls to be damaged by construction vehicles. Could be increased hazards to local residents and road users given the blind spots that these roads are prone to.

Concern over increased chance of pollution to the stream that runs parallel with the site, which runs into Ogston Reservoir. Concern over impact on wildlife. Area is a bird watcher's paradise with over 200 species of birds. In addition leisure activities on the reservoir could be greatly impacted by suggestions of pollution.

Concern over impact on the natural features of the landscape.

Having inspected the site, it is fundamentally inadequate for the proposed development, and will have significant impact on the local environment.

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Representation ID: 9458

OBJECT Mrs Doreen Ashton

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Temperance Hill is a narrow lane and would be unsuitable for larger towing vehicles, also with cars belonging to the cottages parked on the roadside, this would be a hazard when entering and leaving the site.

The area is home to a large variety of wild life not to mention it's natural beauty and I feel that this could be affected.

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Representation ID: 9457

OBJECT Mr William T Watton

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Proposed location is in a prominent position. Development would spoil the rural landscape.
How many permitted users at a time?
Concern over increase in traffic on the narrow, fast, lane, concern over increased risk to cyclist and walkers. A precondition for should be a reduced speed limit.
Concern over impact on water which discharges into the nearby Ogston reservoir, and impact on water purity and wildlife.
Concern over provision and maintenance of utilities and services, especially waste collection and disposal. Concern over site maintenance.
What is the maximum period for permitted stay on the site before they're deemed a permanent resident? Conversely what's the minimum permitted stay? This potential impacts local services and infrastructure such as schools and medical services, knock-on effect on local residents.
There should be no adverse cost impact on the community.

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Representation ID: 9456

OBJECT Mr Alan Fisher

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Site is within Derbyshire Peak fringe and Lower Derwent landscape Character Area (LCA) and the Wooded Slopes and Valleys Landscape character type (LCT) and is identified within an area of Multiple Sensitivity (DCC 2010) as Primary Significance in relation to ecological features, historic environment and visual unity.

Lepus report concludes that development is unlikely to be able to be brought forward without adverse effects on the landscape character and visual amenity.

Report indicates hedgerows would help filter potential views from and into the site, this ignores effect on available site area.

Audio and visual trail around Woolley Moor goes through the site, this and the site is well-used. The site will have a detrimental visual effect on nature of the village.

Since this proposal regular wildlife has been monitored, yielding foxes, owls, badgers and various birds such as woodpeckers, jays, nuthatch, thrush etc

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Representation ID: 9454

OBJECT Mr John Robson

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

-The site is very open. This poses two main problems; security for those occupying the site and the impact on the appearance of the area.
-Potential detrimental effects on the immediate neighbouring houses and the close proximity of these which overlook the site.
-Preservation of the local historical significance and points of interest such as The Woolley Moor Trail is important.
-Road safety. Increased traffic on Temperance Hill will introduce an additional hazard and therefore increase risk of accident.
-The site and the views of the surrounding landscape from here are currently enjoyed by local residents and visitors alike.
-Proximity to Ogston Reservoir. Potential impact on this well-known tourist attraction and area for water sports, fishing and the wildlife to be found here.

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Representation ID: 9452

OBJECT Alex Holmes

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The site is unspoilt and has a lot of wildlife. Concern over impact on wildlife. There is a brook located at the bottom of the lane which leads to Ogston Reservoir, concern over effects of pollution on the environment and tourism.

My main issue is that villagers use that area on a daily basis. I myself exercise my dog, picnic (weather permitting) and let my children play on that area of land every week when we visit. If it were a secluded waste ground or unused area then it would be more justified, but to take an area of land which tax payers use daily and suddenly make it "off limits" and it become home to various vehicles and caravans, I disagree.

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Representation ID: 9450

OBJECT Mr L D Greensmith

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Development of the site will have a detrimental effect on the local rural landscape, wildlife and habitats. The visual impact, even for such a `small` site will be considerable from all angles and views far and wide. This is a relatively unspoilt area and village and such a site for caravans and accompanying vehicles will be totally out of character with the local area.
In close proximity to Ogston Reservoir (SSSI), a well-used amenity that attracts tourists.
The Woolley Moor Trail (historical and nature trail) passes through the site and is well-used.
Historically, is used to be an old packhorse trail, heading to an old well.
The road and access onto it is unsafe. It doesn't need extra traffic.
Site offers more benefits to people in its current form.
To suggest the site could be screened by hedging implies it will have a detrimental impact.

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Representation ID: 9449

OBJECT Miss Nicola Hall

Summary:

Landscape seriously effected would lose much of woodland to the rear/north as well as safe access for residents/tourists. Mitigation wouldn't be able to support the sensitivity of the area, anyone visiting the site can see this.
Woolley Moor Trail (Historical walk) would be lost again damaging tourism to the area.
Highways have not completed a robust survey on a national speed limit road with an adjacent farm access track and public footpath.
Air and noise pollution could be seriously effected due to travellers running a business on site. Area is so peaceful any form of development could change this.

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Representation ID: 9447

OBJECT Mrs U A Whyman

Summary:

I feel this development would have a substantial negative affect on the village.

The area in question has been used as a play area for children, and a place where residents can exercise their dogs for a number of years, and I feel taking this away would seriously impact the lives of the residents.

I also feel the plans for this site are in a bad location, as there really isn't the space to locate the three proposed sites, and the access in and out of this site would be in a very dangerous location, due to the uphill blind bend approaching this area.

This combined with the environmental impact on wildlife, would make me want to urge you to reconsider this development.

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Representation ID: 9446

OBJECT Mr & Mrs David & Rosemary Redgate

Summary:

The site is unsuitable for the purpose proposed for a number of reasons:
Temperance Hill is a narrow country lane and extra vehicles (likely to be towing) would be a concern. There are no pavements along much of this road.
If mitigation hedgerows are planted it would reduce the size of the site to an area possibly unable to accommodate 3 pitches.
A tributary stream to Ogston reservoir which flows to the west of the proposed site is a natural habitat for newts, crayfish, frogs, toads, etc. This ecosystem would probably be adversely affected. There are badgers, foxes and many significant birds in this area.
The Stretton Handley School History and Nature Audio Trail which is well used by the local school passes by this proposed site on Well Lane.
The site lies within an Area of Multiple Sensitivity Primary Significance in relation to ecological features.

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Representation ID: 9444

OBJECT Mr J A L Monaghan

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Has the site been professionally valued on the basis of housing development i.e affordable homes and if so please advise?
How much will NEDDC charge travellers in rent and will council tax be levied on the occupants of the site and how will this be collected?
What is the arrangement re-compensation to the existing householders regarding noise, disturbance and likely pollution etc?
What arrangements will NEDDC undertake to ensure schooling for the children(school full), health, provision of services, and jobs?
Will there be a restriction on the number of homes/dwellings allowed on the site, how will this be monitored?
How will the open watercourse be maintained to ensure no pollution reaches Ogston reservoir, and what arrangements undertake re rubbish collection?
Will there be a maximum time limit on occupation?
Will there be a site warden?

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Representation ID: 9442

OBJECT Mr Harry Briddon

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Concern over:
- We do not wish to overlook onto a potentially "Built up" area and presumably neither would the travellers want to be overlooked at all times?
-Safety Issue on the road users coming up Temperance hill, pulling In or Out of the site. The clear site line isn't sufficient.
-There is a potential risk of causing contamination to Ogston reservoir as the local water course feeds naturally into Ogston.
-Effecting local wildlife surrounding Ogston reservoir due to contamination / Noise.

Questions from members of the Ogston sailing club:
-How do you propose to deal with Drainage, Power, Water, Gas Supplies to and from the site?
-Do you plan on using a Generator for Power? If so this wouldn't be acceptable as it would create Noise & Air pollution.

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Representation ID: 9433

OBJECT Mrs Deborah Ward

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

New road safety issues would be created and existing one aggravated by the existence of this site and the extra traffic. Temperance Hill is not subject to a 30 or 40 mph speed limit and visibility splays would need to be wider. All surrounding roads ware country lanes without pavements or street lighting. Several junctions around the village have restricted visibility, particularly the southern end.

Hopefully there would be a requirement for any pitch not to stand nearer the road than the existing buildings line, created by the existing stone cottages. The site currently has a very rural character and this should be retained.

Concern over potential pollution of the nearby water course feeding Ogston drinking water reservoir.

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Representation ID: 9431

OBJECT Mrs Iris Bothamley

Summary:

Summary by Officer

Temperance Hill is not a suitabe site. Developing here would destroy a beautiful green space that is home to many wild species of plants, birds and animals. It is a site used by locals and visitors to walk, park and enjoy the views. Developing this site would definitely have a negative effect on its landscape and views. I believe there is a history and nature trail which was published by the local school and runs through the site. Surely developing such an area would spoil this trail and affect the use of it by the school children?

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Representation ID: 9428

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: 9425

OBJECT Mrs Susan Lang

Summary:

There will be a detrimental impact on the landscape quality and one which would not be overcome by planting hedges. It lies close to a dedicated SSI. Visually it would detract from the natural beauty of the countryside. Walkers enjoy and take great interest in the walks and natural wildlife habitat. There are no utility services currently. The access to the local highway network is concerning as the road is so narrow and visibility is poor as it is on the hill. Drainage and any harmful substances arising from operations on site down the hill are a matter of concern.

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Representation ID: 9424

OBJECT Mr Ian Cooke

Summary:

Summary by Officer

Desktop report concludes adverse effects on the landscape character type and the visual amenity of receptors.

The site is a path running for wildlife. Ogston Reservoir is in close proximity, an SSSI site due to the diverse environment with many wild bird species. This was not identified in the desktop assessment.

Access onto the site would be dangerous, an accident waiting to happen. There is a bend on the brow of the hill to the north; parked cars to the south; no maximum speed limit. The farm regularly has milk tankers arriving.

DCC Highways speed survey was not robust enough, due to the time of day it was undertaken and the length of the three hour survey.

The nearby Well Lane is of historical importance, the site is also on the Woolley Moor Trail and Audio Trail.

The site could impact Woolley Moor's tourism.

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Representation ID: 9420

OBJECT Mr & Mrs Keith & Karen Purvis

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The site is within an Area of Primary Sensitivity (AMES), it is also within the Derbyshire Peak Fringe and Lower Derwent Character Area. The Woolley Moor Trail and Audio Trail crosses the site, as does Well Lane which is of historical and cultural significance. There are good views and Ogston Reservoir is nearby. Some of the nearby local hedges are up to 500 years old, there is a varied ecology. Suggested mitigation measures would have no effect, the harmful impact on the local landscape cannot be mitigated.

sewerage system is at capacity and could not cope.

Access down narrow country lanes without footway. Dangerous.

Adjoining uses are residential and farming. Proposed site could cause hazard to farming stock.

Water runoff into the brook, which is a potential pollution risk. Noise pollution concern based on number of vehicles visiting the site. This could change the characteristics of the area.

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Representation ID: 9418

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: 9416

OBJECT Dr Michael Woodcock

Summary:

See full representations attached

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Representation ID: 9415

OBJECT Paul Stevens & Yvonne Sommer

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The site is not suitable for this purpose - especially in terms of its relationship to the house next door. There is a planning obilgation to provide visual and auditory concealment of such sites and this will not be possible due to the intimate shared boundary, the site's proximity to the main road, and the site being overlooked on two sides from above. The site is open to the road. To provide a safe boundary along this aspect, I estimate a loss of a strip of land 2-3 metres wide - significantly reducing the plot size.

Landscape appraisal offers mitigation procedures, but such provision will be impossible as they would need to be over 3 metres high in order to fulfil the requirements of the LG guidelines.

The landscape appraisal suggests that any mitigation will markedly impact the woodland.

NEDDC has followed a faulty process in formulating this Examination.

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Representation ID: 9414

OBJECT Mr Ian Ward

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The road onto which the site has access is unsuitable for any more traffic, it is narrow in places, requiring vehicles to slow almost to a stop when larger vehicles are involved. The junctions at either end are difficult for various reasons. More traffic and large vehicles will significantly increase the risk of accidents at this junction.
The proposed site would have an adverse impact on local landscape, being very visible from the highway footpaths and surrounding hills.
The site should also be recognised for is value as a local green space amenity.
There are no services on site, electricity, water and sewer connections.
There has to be concerns of pollutants spreading from the site into the wild area on the steep slope down to Linacre brook which feeds into Ogston Reservoir. These issues extend to an increased threat to wildlife and ecology of the site and surrounding area.

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Representation ID: 9412

OBJECT Mrs Lynne Strain

Summary:

Summary by Officer

Ogston Reservoir is in a conservation area, where people travel to view the many different types of birds and wildlife.

The Woolley Moor Trail is used regularly to take school children to view this historical and natural surroundings across this proposed site and on to the reservoir to view the birds (herons).

My biggest concern to all of this, is one of safety. Firstly, there are very few public footpaths, and street lighting is negligible. In winter, during the snow, the village is frequently cut off for days because the surrounding lanes are impassable and cannot be accessed.

All of the highways around this site all bring this proposal into question. The village primary school is only minutes away on what is a very narrow lane. Safety of children is paramount.

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Representation ID: 9410

OBJECT Mrs Margaret Gill

Summary:

Summary by Officer.
Council is relying on a traveller accommodation needs assessment from 2014, which does not appear to have been updated since then, it is based on 2007 guidance that has since been withdrawn. NEDDC SDL review 2018 classifies Woolley Moor as a Level 4 settlement with limited sustainability in the settlement hierarchy. This site should not be considered when it should have been discounted at step 1 in the selection process.
There is an error in the NEDDC description of the village, there is not a post office with 500 metres. The village does not have a post office or a shop. The nearest shop is at Stretton 3.2 km from the site, and this is a petrol station shop not a store which sells food for main meals. There are no amenities within easy walking distance, the bus service is limited. Proposed site is greenfield, and within an Area of Primary Sensitivity (AMES). Proposal should be refused.

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Representation ID: 9408

OBJECT Mrs A Pedley

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The area has a valued local character which will be significantly harmed is a site outside of the settlement boundary causing unacceptable encroachment into the countryside.

Rural landscape will be harmed. The addition of built intrusions of caravans, vehicles and boundary treatments would completely ruin the landscape quality. The location is inapproppriate. Many people walk with dogs on the public rights of way, which means the site is overlooked so inhabitants would lack privacy and it would spoil the local character as the views from near and far would be greatly diminished. It will harm the landscape by introducing man-made structures into a very rural location.

The narrow lanes could not accommodate the large HGVs associated with traveller families.

I also believe that the residential amenity will be adversely impacted.

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Representation ID: 9406

OBJECT Mrs P Anne Allsop

Summary:

Site is close to Ogston Reservoir which is a tourist attraction, besides being a bird sanctuary with wild birds geese and ducks.

Used for local people for walking, the beautiful views. There is a well on Well Lane uise for drinking water. It was once a packhorse trail, both very historical.

I would not like to see any buildings whatsoever on the pretty site.

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Representation ID: 9405

OBJECT S Marsden

Summary:

I wish to object to the proposed travellers site on Temperance Hill Woolley Moor.
Firstly I use this road on an almost daily basis enroute to Clay Cross, the junctions at both ends are very blind and the parked cars make for blind overtaking on a very narrow road, also a farm entrance on the road opposite the land and the tractors that go with it make for impassable stretches on the road, I also feel the small area of green land is no way suitable for any planning, why years ago where the people who lived in houses there rehomed in Woolley Moor itself? As for the consultation process NEDDC has in no way followed guidelines in giving residents time to consider such plans and the impact it will have.

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Representation ID: 9402

OBJECT Mr Simon Shaw

Summary:

I am writing to object to the new traveller site off Temperance Hill Wolley Moor.

The main points against the site are as follows
1. adverse impact on the landscape of mobile homes in an area of outstanding beauty
2. wildlife. This area is a haven for rare birds, badgers and many more mammals.
3. The land, of which a third is not usable due to being a bog. The road access is narrow and not suitable for more regular business traffic.
4. Services. There are no shops in the area and a very limited bus service
5. Council. The NEDDC have tried to put this through at the last minute and not even said why the site was proposed.

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Representation ID: 9401

OBJECT Mr Peter Bradbury

Summary:

Having been informed of the local plan to install a traveller site at Temperance Hill, Woolley Moor. I would like to register my opposition to this proposal.
My reason is that this site is an area of unspoilt natural beauty which is popular as a walk with local residents and visitors alike.
The additional traffic caused by the use of the area as a traveller site would make using the road as part of a walk very dangerous. It would be a tragedy to destroy an area of beauty.

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Representation ID: 9398

OBJECT Mr John Ward

Summary:

Summary by Officer.
Since Ogston Reservoir was built the site has been used as a grassed area of public open space, which has been a valuable play area for children and families on temperance Hill and walkers.
Many surrounding roads have no pavement or street lighting and are winding country lanes, making pedestrian or cycling to facilities in nearby villages a safety issue.
Any business on this site would potentially be a pollution risk because of its proximity to the watercourse to the west of the site which feeds the drinking water reservoir.
Highway access would be an issue. Any site entrance is on the brow of the hill which bends away in both directions and is further limited by parked cars. In summer months and Bank Holidays the B6014 is very heavily used by motorcycles.
The site would adversely affect the character of the sensitive landscape and adjacent properties.
Unaware of ecological surveys carried out.

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Representation ID: 9396

OBJECT Mr Victor W Lebeter

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

It is an area of ornithological specific scientific interest which extends beyond the Ogston Reservoir location in this recreation area, and into the only recreational public space adjacent to Temperance Hill hamlet.

The road is no more than three metres wide, with no pavement and frequented by walkers/ramblers. Undulating lane with blind spots. Access to the main road at the cross roads is a danger.

The site is adjacent to existing cottages (1800s) this would be detrimental to the landscape and an intrusion into the rural nature of this part of Woolley Moor. Temperence Hill hamlet was deemed to be of such an importance, to be left unscathed in 1958 when the reservoir was built and the village relocated to its present location.

There is a steep and dangerous incline to the rear of the area which leads to a stream, this could pose a health and safety risk.

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Representation ID: 9394

OBJECT H Hopkinson

Summary:

The site is in a beautifully landscaped are very close to Ogston reservoir and of special scientific interest, attracting a variety of wildlife and tourists. The site has a public footpath to one side used daily by visitors and dog walkers, also there is the Woolley Moor Trail (historical and nature trail) which runs across the site used regularly by local school children and children from other areas.
Of historical importance is Well Lane footpath with an old well once used for drinking water and an old pack-horse trail.
The site is adjoining neighbouring houses, separated by a small fence, travellers would be most uncomfortable so closely overlooked, screening by hedging would compromise safety on the highway.
Entry to the site is not suitable for large vehicles as the lane is very narrow and the junctions at the top and bottom of the lane are extremely dangerous.

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Representation ID: 9390

OBJECT Mr Michael Tannert

Summary:

Sumary by Officer.

The site proposed is adjacent to 5 or 6 stone cottages, which they overlook. A hedge is not a solution as it would require to be at least 2metres high and would completely block the light to the first cottage.

Temperance Hill is a narrow lane which is diminished even further by parked cars outside the cottages. This will only be exacerbated by vehicles parking in front of the site which isn't big enough to accommodate them.

The site itself will be highly visible from all aspects as it lies in a valley. This will have a deleterious affect.

The site itself falls away to a brook which discharges directly into Ogston Reservoir which supplies drinking water. Concerns about pollutants finding their way into the ground, stream and reservoir.

Ogston Reservoir (SSSI) is an area noted for its outstanding beauty and is famous for its wildlife, in particular birds.

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Representation ID: 9389

OBJECT Donna Lucas-Yates and Kathryn Lucas-Yates

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The Highway
Temperance Hill is a narrow, fast moving and dangerous road; vehicles are often parked on this road; large vehicles would have difficulty navigating on and off the site, all compromising safety.

Landscape
The site would have an adverse effect on the landscape. It is well-used and in proximity to the Ogston reservoir, which attracts tourists. The area is a SSSI with a variety of wildlife.
The Woolley Moor trail runs across this site and is used every day.
Well Lane Footpath of historic value.
Neighbouring houses adversely impacted by loss of views. Proposed hedging would take time to be established and would only be effective from a ground point of view and not from an elevated position.

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Representation ID: 9387

OBJECT Ms. Kim Hunter

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The site is a well-used open space, and is part of the Woolley Moor audio trail. The site is full of wildlife and contains a stream which feeds Ogston Reservoir (nearby SSSI), a source of drinking water. Site could threaten the wildlife habitats.

Woolley Moor is an area of sensitivity, the site would not be in keeping with the landscape character. There are residential houses adjacent to the site and the planting of hedges would not mitigate privacy concerns or impact on landscape. Due to the width of access needed, the site will be fully visible from the road.

Access to the site will be hazardous and dangerous. Since the removal of a traffic mirror, increased traffic has been forced onto Temperance Hill because residents no longer turn right out of Badger Lane on to Ashover New Road.

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Representation ID: 9384

OBJECT Mr & Mrs John & Ruth Blackhurst

Summary:

We feel firstly that there is a highways issue, given the relatively large size of travellers' vehicles generally, and the ability of a small road to cope with that.
A walk, known as The Woolley Moor Trail, goes across the proposed site, and this is regularly used by school children from many schools. It would be difficult to countenance any continuation of this great facility, should the proposal succeed.
The site would impact adversely the landscape around an area, where Ogston Reservoir predominates, and where the conservation of many forms of wild life is likely to become adversely affected.

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Representation ID: 9382

OBJECT Ms. Clare Kinney

Summary:

Summary by Officer

I am concerned that the planned site will have drastic consequences for the local environment and landscape, access to local roads, air and water quality and land stability.

The proposed 3 pitch site will dominate the nearby small cottage and row of terraced houses and destroy the local character. A massive influx of population will endanger an area designated as a primary level environmentally sensitive area and threaten the bird life on the nearby reservoir, the wildlife in general and the tranquil character of the place. The site will undermine the privacy of Woodland Cottage and will cause traffic problems on the lane, which already has hazardous junctions at either end. It is currently entirely unclear what additional measures or safeguards (hedges?) could preserve the character of this small, sheltered, beautiful area.

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Representation ID: 9381

OBJECT Mr Russell Hind

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Woolley Moor is a dispersed rural settlement where development proposals should be considered very carefully: the proposed site would ruin the character of the village and in terms of aesthetics to the surrounding properties and countryside landscape.

There is an inadequate drainage and utility systems in place. Utility supplies to the immediate area will not cope with more residents; furthermore Ogston Reservoir could be polluted by runoff.

Temperance Hill is a narrow lane, junctions on either side do not have suitable visibility splays to carry additional traffic and furthermore they will not support the regular use of trailer traffic. Even a small increase in traffic on this lane will potentially cause accidents.

Well Lane public footpath is well used and of historic value.

Given the pretty countryside location and the sensitivity of the site, wildlife will be disrupted and potentially harmed.

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Representation ID: 9379

OBJECT Mrs Christine Brocksopp

Summary:

The effect on landscape quality will be severe. The site is typical of the area, a field surrounded by hedging and stone walling. A stream runs north-south to the west of the site, in the adjacent valley, which restricts any expansion. Housing already present, consist of single dwellings to the south of the site, so this site would change the character of the area completely. The potential site presents a very different visual aspect in an area known for its appeal to visitors generally including walkers and users of the audio trail.

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Representation ID: 9377

OBJECT Ms. Catherine Hind

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The site itself stands on a pretty rural lane with stone cottages and a farm, the lane is narrow and at each end extreme care has to be taken when pulling out due to the limited visibility.

The level of wildlife and bird life in this area is large with ogston resevoir at the bottom of the hill, attracting a lot of visitors. Over the land itself we see foxes, badgers and stoats.

Concern over privacy for the adjacent residents and the travellers, and as it's an area of natural beauty what kind of screening would provide the level needed without taking away this and limiting natural light.

This is a village green space used by the community. The area adds to the history of the village.

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Representation ID: 9375

OBJECT Mr Bruce Hunter

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

There is a water source within the site which feeds into Ogston reservoir which is an important drinking water source for the region.

The site is part of the Woolley Moor audio nature trail and is well used by the local community and school, use of this land for a traveller site would be a huge loss of a local well used amenity. This site is rare community owned green space that is regularly used by dog walkers, children, bird watchers. It is located only a few hundred metres from Ogston reservoir which is a site of special scientific interest. It has been accredited with over 240 species of birds, some of which are very rare.

Concern over poor access onto the site, and fast, narrow and dangerous surrounding roads. More development will exacerbate this. Can the council confirm that a risk assessment has been carried out?

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Representation ID: 9373

OBJECT Ms. Chloe Guest

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Landscape Appraisal notes that there appear to be no public rights of way within the site, however there appears to be a footpath within the boundary of the site which passes across the north side. Consideration for this path has not been accounted for in the documentation.

The presence of this footpath, paired with the house on the south side overlooking the site, plus the site being visible from Ogston reservoir, arguably contradicts the LLA site assessment point 16 that states the site will provide a fair amount of privacy.

Concerns around the contradiction of achieving visibility splay while also suggesting that a hedgerow should be planted alongside the road. A hedge would block the visibility splay and make access dangerous, yet it is needed to mitigate effects on landscape character. These do not appear to be possible together, thus making the site unsuitable for development.

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Representation ID: 9371

OBJECT Ms. Cher Maxwell

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Woolley Moor is in an area of sensitivity and has been documented as such on reports. Areas classed as this are sensitive to change. One report states that the site is "not best line of fit", so I question why this site is still being considered.

Cars travel at speed along Temperance Hill, which is also regularly used by farm traffic. There is no pavement to the north of the site which also includes a blind hill on approach to the proposed site. The combination of a car travelling at speed with limited view of exiting vehicles from the site is an awaiting accident.

This grassed area is well used.

No amount of mitigation would alter the impact that this site would have on the landscape and surrounding area. The site would be viewed and vise versa from numerous locations.

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Representation ID: 9368

OBJECT Ms. Nancy Walters

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Objection , based on the historical importance of the footpath/ bridle way which runs through the proposed site,leading to the old well that was used for drinking water for Woolley Moor and Temperance Hill,which is also a haven for wildlife. The local primary school use the area for nature walks. The pathway is used by local people,ramblers dog walkers and children going to school.
The water course that runs along the bottom of the proposed site and the pollution it may have, being that it runs directly into Ogston reservoir with its wildlife,ducks,geese, great crested grebe. The pollution will only get worse with the proposed site.
The site is the only green space for children of Temperance Hill to play and kick a ball around its much to dangerous to play on the narrow lanes.

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Representation ID: 9365

OBJECT Ms. Jackie Collingwood

Summary:

This site is near a visitor attraction (Ogston reservoir), the views of the countryside will be spoiled by the presence of mobile homes. As yet I have not seen a mobile home that enhances the landscape. The look and presence of the site could deter visitors and local walkers.
The local school uses the surrounding area and site for educational walks and for collecting items for collages. The site is also used by local walkers. This may have to cease due to presumed restrictions of site access.
Since the site will be used for travellers that must mean an increase of regular movement of large vehicles on narrow country lanes. Quiet country roads will be much busier and less safe.

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Representation ID: 9359

OBJECT Trevor & Julie Howard

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The landscape and the surrounding area concerned lies within the locally designated Derbyshire Special Landscape Area, which include areas of Multiple Sensitivity.
The site lies within an area of primary significance in relation to ecological features, visual unity and historic environment. The proposal would likely have an adverse effect on this sensitive landscape.

Also of concern is the small Brook that lies adjacent to the site and feeds into Ogston Reservoir. Should this become contaminated then the Wildlife that live on and in the reservoir, will be at a huge risk.

It would affect local businesses in tourism.

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Representation ID: 9355

OBJECT Tom & Celia Kelly

Summary:

Road Safety could be compromised on Temperance Hill due to access.

We have concerns how this proposed site will impact upon the local environment- the wildlife and habitats and its close proximity to the Ogston Reservoir which is a site of special scientific interest and well known tourist attraction.

There is currently a historical and nature trail that runs across the proposed site and is used daily by dog walkers and ramblers and regularly used by local schoolchildren and those from other areas.

The utility services to nearby houses and farms could be adversely affected by the close proximity of such a site.

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Representation ID: 9349

OBJECT Miss Angela Wood

Summary:

My main concerns are as follows:
1) the proposed site is use daily by people walking dogs and rambling including local school children and children from other areas using the Woolley Moor trail which runs across the site
2)there is an historical importance to the Well Lane footpath with an old well once used for drinking water and an old pack horse trail. Would this be impacted on with the numbers of vehicles onsite.
3) the site is in very close proximity to a Site of Special Scientific Interest with a sensitive habitat for birds, ducks , geese and numerous other forms of wildlife.
4) Temperance Hill itself is a very narrow road often causing problems for vehicles travelling in opposite directions, particularly when vehicles are parked on this road.

More details about Rep ID: 9349

Representation ID: 9344

OBJECT Miss Samantha Shaw & Mr Russell Stevenson

Summary:

We are very concerned with regards to the access to the site, the lack of local amenities in the area and also the screening of the site, for the neighbouring houses and also for the travellers.

More details about Rep ID: 9344

Representation ID: 9340

OBJECT Katrina & Brian Towndrow

Summary:

The site is very close to Ogston reservoir with the rear part of the site running down a steep slope to a small stream. After a few hundred metres the small stream empties into the reservoir.
Any harmful material left at the top of the hill if only for a few days could soon reach the reservoir.
This could have life threatening consequences, if only for the wildlife.

The Woolley Moor Trail which runs parallel with the right side of the site is used by the local school and has historical interest because it is also part of an old pack-horse trail.

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Representation ID: 9338

OBJECT Mr Andrew Naylor

Summary:

I cycle along Temperance Hill regularly and enjoy the views which I am concerned will be diminished by the proposed site. I am also concerned that the site may have an effect on the highway compromising safety.
The site is in close proximity to Ogston reservoir, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest being home to a variety of wildlife including migrating birds, ducks, and geese. As such, it is a local tourist attraction. The site is likely to have an adverse effect on the SSSI and reduce the enjoyment of the many tourists and visitors who frequently come to the area.

More details about Rep ID: 9338

Representation ID: 9331

OBJECT Mrs Natalie Braisby

Summary:

In summary, I believe that this site would be damaging to the landscape and be contradictory to the policies of North East Derbyshire Council who want to maintain green space which is typical of the derbyshire countryside.

More details about Rep ID: 9331

Representation ID: 9328

OBJECT CHRISTIANA Boden & Mr Crowder

Summary:

If this site went ahead it would be a big detriment to the school.
Also the wildlife and the lovely green pastures would be disturbed.
Therefore would you please think about this before making a decision.
It would be out of character as well with the surrounding area.

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Representation ID: 9326

OBJECT Brackenfield Parish Council (Mrs C Hedley)

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Site is in a prominent and visible location in an area that is it predominately rural in character. It is an area of recognised important and attractive landscape character and appearance and identified as an Area of Primary Sensitivity (AMES).

It is recognised by NEDDC that the proposal would have a negative impact on the landscape and is not in keeping with the character of the surrounding area.

Proposal represents urban encroachment into a rural, historic and attractive landscape.

Parish Council disagrees that these impacts can be mitigated.

Proposal is contrary to national and local policies that seek to conserve landscape.

The proposal would be harmful to highway safety. Access would be dangerous. Road already has reduced visibility which does not meet highway standards. Any additional traffic will exacerbate this.

Local sewerage system is fully up to capacity. Any further development could totally overload the system.

More details about Rep ID: 9326

Representation ID: 9323

OBJECT Mr Andrew Marsh

Summary:

Summary by Officers.

Concerned over potential run off from the site, particularly as there is a stream adjacent to the site which runs directly in Ogston Reservoir (SSSI), and used for drinking water. Sewage and surface water would need to be plumbed to main utilities.

Previous dwellings on site demolished due to concerns about contamination, reference to relevant water authority required.

Use of site would have an adverse impact on the landscape and character. The proposal isn't in keeping with the local environment. Development would harm public views over the landscape (footpaths and an audio trail nearby). Hedges wouldn't overcome these issues. Concern over impact on biodiversity.

Safety concerns over road, Temperance Hill is a narrow lane with junctions at each end. Both junctions have reduced visibility.

More details about Rep ID: 9323

Representation ID: 9320

OBJECT Stephen & Lindsey Johnson

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Pavements and street lighting are in short supply and especially in winter the roads can be dangerous with hidden bends. To walk anywhere (other parts of the village) require some element of walking on lanes with no footpaths. With this considered the site in question offers an area for the public to get off the road. Concern over loss of this, and safety reasons.

Potential impact on wildlife, especially owls. The tree line that runs down the back of the site is makes up part of the territory of pair of Tawny Owls. Light pollution and urbanisation are of a concern, as development would add to light and noise pollution. It is also a concern to think that a established territory would be under threat.

More details about Rep ID: 9320

Representation ID: 9318

OBJECT Mrs Jane Hardwick

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Site is a rural location in a Special Landscape Area and it would be impossible to disguise the site sufficiently, so would therefore cause significant, demonstrable harm to the landscape. I assume that the entire area would need to be concreted ruining the rural nature of the area and causing harm to the environment.

The site is very close to Ogston Reservoir which is very well used. Visual harm, noise and light pollution would be caused to these facilities, impacting the tourist industry affecting holiday lets and use of pubs in the wider area. Pollution from the site may get into the water course and into Ogston Reservoir.

It would be difficult to pull caravans and large vehicles into the site and it would make a dangerous exit and entrance. It would be very difficult to achieve the necessary splays.

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Representation ID: 9313

OBJECT Ms Claire Archibald

Summary:

Temperance Hill is an ecologically sensitive site which needs protection from development. It is above the Ogston Reservoir and I would be really concerned about the potential for pollution to enter the waterway from use of the site. It is a peaceful and tranquil site used by ramblers and inhabited by lots of wildlife and wildflowers and deserves protection. The Woolley Moor trail which runs across the site is used by lots of local residents as well as tourists/people from further afield. The area links into larger walking routes used regularly by local walking groups.

More details about Rep ID: 9313

Representation ID: 9310

OBJECT Ms Eileen Nuttall

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

The site is in a beautiful area and clearly visible, it is close to Ogston reservoir (SSSI), which attracts wildlife and is a well known tourist attraction.

The site is in daily use by walkers and visitors enjoying the views.

The Woolley Moor Trail, a historical and nature trail, runs across the site and is regularly used.

Well Lane footpath, the old well and an old packhorse trail are of historical importance.

The site is close to neighbouring houses, concern over privacy. Screening by hedging create an eyesore.

Concern over impacts on road safety of Temperance Hill. The junction at the bottom of the hill is difficult due to the narrow lanes and a dip in the road makes it difficult to see traffic approaching from the left.

More details about Rep ID: 9310

Representation ID: 9309

OBJECT Melanie & Richard Green

Summary:

The potential area is in close proximity to Ogston Reservoir. This area attracts many tourists.
This area has an historical importance and a nature trail running through the site, children from local schools visit to look at the local wildlife.
There isn't any local amenities in the surrounding area. No shops etc. The highway is down to only one vehicle in many of the local roads to and from Temperance Hill.
There aren't any street lights and locals have to use torches in the winter whilst out walking and due care and attention has to be considered when walking in the surrounding lanes where the locals walk their dogs and ride their horses.
Everyone's safety has to be taken into account.
This would also have an adverse effect on the views around Woolley moor and Ogston.

More details about Rep ID: 9309

Representation ID: 9306

OBJECT Mr Jon Doar

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Objection to site:
1. Access and surrounding roads; roads surrounding the proposed site are narrow and heavily used by regular farm vehicles, horse riders and holiday caravans. Site and additional traffic could cause potential safety issues.
2. The proposed location of the site is very much part of the surroundings and in keeping with their rural character. Concern over impact of site on wildlife and environment.
3. Provision of services: Services are usually at the limit of capacity. Where available, drains and fresh water supplies are barely of sufficient capacity to meet existing demand. Very careful consideration must be given to any nearby water sources / wells / bore holes
4. Given the possible impact on the area, more time and more readily accessible information is essential to the process.

More details about Rep ID: 9306

Representation ID: 9305

OBJECT Ms. Justine Wieteska

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

This site is extremely close to a local primary school where safety is already a concern with traffic. Further traffic from travellers would increase the risk

This particular area is an area of outstanding natural beauty and scientific interest and a safe haven for many species making it a particularly sensitive area. Personally I have seen nesting herons and other bird species. The area is a safe haven for Twite, Gadwall, Pochard, Golden eye and various hawks and falcons not to mention ewes in lamb, deer, badgers, foxes etc which would all diminish with this proposed site.

A nature trail runs across this proposed site which is used by families and children from both the local school and others.

To sum up a totally inadequate and small area of land to facilitate the travelling community

More details about Rep ID: 9305

Representation ID: 9300

OBJECT Neville and Eleanor Taylor

Summary:

Summary to Officer.

The proposed area is unsuitable for dwellings being above a water course that feeds the reservoir that in turn feeds Carsington reservoir. It is likely to become contaminated.

Temperance Hill is already made single track by parked cars and more vehicles would turn a blind bend into a danger area. Refuse lorries and Hulleys buses (although few and far between incidentally) find it difficult.

A lot of traffic comes down Beresford Lane - another single track lane - from the school twice a day and the turning left onto Temperance Hill to meet the B6036 is already difficult due to the bend in the road, the wall, and in the morning, the low sun in winter. At the other end of Temperance Hill by the reservoir, it is a leap of faith to turn right due to very limited vision.

More details about Rep ID: 9300

Representation ID: 9299

OBJECT Dr Brian Morris

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Agricultural environment; undulating hills and slopes surrounding a valley holding Ogston reservoir - a haven for wildlife locally. The impact of a site on this landscape where most properties are old stone cottages would be a massive degradation of this sensitive environment.

Concerns of damaging outflow draining via the boundary stream into Ogston reservoir.
There is currently no mains water on this site and access would require the agreement of local landowners.

Access to the local highway network at either end of Temperance Hill is compromised in both instances by poor views of traffic travelling at speed from the left.

The water level in the boundary stream rises significantly following heavy rain.
More large vehicles would bring a worsening in air pollution locally.
Possible increased noise pollution is a concern. The site is far too close to current homes to be viable.

More details about Rep ID: 9299

Representation ID: 9297

OBJECT Mrs Caroline Wakefield

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Objection to site due to problems of sewerage disposal and litter, especially since this new proposal is rather close to the Ogston Reservoir. Whenever the water level is low one can see a line of litter and detritus along the water's edge which wild animals and birds can pick up. Litter is not only confined to the reservoir for general household refuse in the countryside round us is common. My fear is that a gypsy and traveller site in the area, without very good facilities and proper management would exacerbate the problem even further.

More details about Rep ID: 9297

Representation ID: 9295

OBJECT Ann Wallhead

Summary:

Summary by officer.

The road system around the village is made up of narrow country lanes and safety would be compromised by even more traffic using the system.

The site would be opposite a busy farm entrance, tractors, trailers and milk tankers would be regularly up and down Temperance Hill, again further road traffic would cause congestion problems.

There is still a large badger population in this area, when planning is being considered for anything I am very aware that the Wildlife Trust are against any disturbances to the local wildlife and I fear that the addition lights and noise etc. would cause this. This piece of land is also regularly used by the local Primary School.

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Representation ID: 9293

OBJECT Mrs Tracey Moore

Summary:

We would ask you to consider carefully the points above. As tourists / visitors to the area it is rare to find such an unspoilt location as this which is used by visitors to the area like ourselves and village residents.

More details about Rep ID: 9293

Representation ID: 9290

OBJECT Dave & Pam Sorrell

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Objection to site.
Development would have a real effect on the highway and compromise safety, as the road is very narrow and winding.

The Woolley Moor Trail - runs across the site, and is used regularly by local school children.

It is very close to Ogston Reservoir. where there is a variety of birds ducks and geese, and wildlife. which attracts many tourists and bird watchers.
The site is very popular with dog walkers and ramblers, admiring the beautiful views.

More details about Rep ID: 9290

Representation ID: 9285

OBJECT Mrs Kathryn Beckett

Summary:

Temperance Hill leads to Ogston Reservoir which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The reservoir has recorded over 200 species of birds and is home to an abundance of wildlife. Understandably the area therefore attracts many birdwatchers, tourists and hiking groups.
Despite there being a suggestion that a hedge (which would make the site even smaller) may be planted the site is visually prominent and can be overlooked by passers by or from other nearby locations.

More details about Rep ID: 9285

Representation ID: 9283

OBJECT Mr Richard Preece

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

Objection to site:
-Road narrow, have the planners taken into consideration of off the road parking and what type of traffic is used at this time and what is to be expected.
-Impact on the sewer system, already at capacity.
-Concern over impact on adjoining properties such as noise pollution, blot to the landscape not being of normal village construction, impact on wildlife.
-Site would deter local people from using the nearby path, thus making it a no go area.

More details about Rep ID: 9283

Representation ID: 9280

OBJECT Leslie Burns

Summary:

Question identified by officer.

There will be an increased safety risk due to more parked vehicles on the highway impeding lines of sight for drivers. Oncoming vehicles from the adjacent bends in this narrow road are already difficult to see when cars are parked outside the existing houses next to the site.

The harmful impact on our local landscape cannot be ignored. This would be a loss of attractive greenfield space. The site would be close to a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), namely Ogston Reservoir. It would be an urban encroachment on a historic rural area.

The adjacent rural housing would overlook the caravans and the existing residents would lose a valuable play area for children. We see this activity when we walk through the area with our dog.

More details about Rep ID: 9280

Representation ID: 9278

OBJECT Lesley Coombes & David Bradley

Summary:

Summary by Officer,

Traffic and Access: the roads in this area are designed for occasional light traffic, already experiencing significant problems due to small developments in the area. Road conditions and width not designed for even small increases. Roads multiple use, this increases the threat. Poor visibility in relation to speed and light, could be exasperated.

Environment: This is an area of beauty and in close and visible proximity to a site of special scientific interest at Ogston. Many people come to the area for its wildlife. Concerns about visibly spoiling the beauty of the area and contamination to ground aquifers and wider environmental impacts on wildlife and vegetation. Concerned regarding proximity to footpaths in terms of impact of enjoyment of beauty and on walkers. Some of the footpaths are ancient. Likely to cause disturbance of privacy to any potential residents. And increase the likelyhood of noise nuisance.

More details about Rep ID: 9278

Representation ID: 9273

OBJECT Babette Green

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

We are concerned about pollutants seeping into the brook which has direct unhindered access to our drinking water reservoir.

We are concerned about traffic on the road as it is narrow and quite blind as you drive up the hill.

Issues of overlooking as the neighbouring stone properties are in very close proximity.

Would the site be in keeping with the nearby properties?

We see Ospreys, badgers, foxes, buzzards, redkites, Ravens, herons, woodpeckers all around this area. It is a recognised area of Sensitivity and as such should not be disturbed.

We use the historic footpath Well Lane and this would prevent us from doing so in the future.

Concerns about business use from the site.

More details about Rep ID: 9273

Representation ID: 9271

OBJECT Mr Graham Collins

Summary:

By the council's own admission the proposed development would have a negative effect on a landscape of Primary Significance for multiple environmental sensitivities. The road safety aspects of the proposal are questionable. For some reason the site GT/09 has been unfairly treated compared to many other proposed sites with fewer problems.

More details about Rep ID: 9271

Representation ID: 9269

OBJECT Mr Barry Fullwood

Summary:

A bad decision to ruin the rural hamlet of Temperance Hill which is an area of special sensitivity, history and wildlife.
A site which is too small after "mitigation" - with direct access onto a National Speed limit road?
Why is this grass land being taken away from the village and resident users?

More details about Rep ID: 9269

Representation ID: 9266

OBJECT Mr Julian Turner

Summary:

I notice other sites have been turned down as they are in your words "housing green space" "have footpaths and access tracks" "part of woodland" "part of green verges and trees" and "sensitive locations" - all of the above apply to this land (which in my opinion is too small once measures have been taken) on Temperance Hill.

More details about Rep ID: 9266

Representation ID: 9261

OBJECT Karen Edwards

Summary:

Loss of grass area
Effect on wildlife
Close proximity to stream and reservoir
Has ecological assessment been done.

More details about Rep ID: 9261

Representation ID: 9259

OBJECT Mr Ben Cooke

Summary:

Site is overlooked. Sensitive location. Accessible green space. Woolley Moor Trail runs by site - educational and environmental area. Loss of natural habitats and area of natural beauty.

More details about Rep ID: 9259

Representation ID: 9257

OBJECT Rosie Wilson

Summary:

Summary and Element by Officer.

Site next to a stream, could be pollution. This stream could flood.

Site is in an area of natural beauty, and close Ogston Reservoir. Site is near a SSSI, which is well-known for wildlife.
This site is on a narrow road with three difficult and dangerous junctions. One junction has very difficult visibility, one has major gradient issues dipping down before a dip upwards to a narrow right or left turn. And the third is at a very difficult T junction where visibility is often restricted by other vehicles and in bad weather is avoided by the locals due to its danger. Unsuitable for travellers and Gypsy's with their mobile homes, could cause many accidents.

More details about Rep ID: 9257

Representation ID: 9254

OBJECT Lisa Woodal

Summary:

Summary by officer

The site would have a significant adverse impact on the landscape and public views across it.

It would have a negative impact on the privacy of adjacent residents.

The site could not be screened by a native hedge as it would not get tall enough to stop the site being visible.

Drainage is an issue and I am concerned about waste going into the stream which will then carry pollutants into nearby Ogston reservoir. Also concerned about impact on surrounding wildlife. There are also badger setts and evidence of other wildlife living in the bushes and trees.

Temperance Hill is not suitable to carry any more traffic, there are blind spots, and it would not be safe for pedestrians as there is only a short stretch of causeway.

Running alongside the site is an audio trail, a public footpath, a short causeway.

More details about Rep ID: 9254

Representation ID: 9248

OBJECT M & R. J. Jenkins & Freestone

Summary:

Summary and identification of question by Officer.

The proposed location of the site is not sustainable, being in the countryside on a very narrow road with no services, no running water, no electricity and no waste or sewage disposal facilities. Poor roads surrounding the site, potentially dangerous.

Concern over visual impacts, in particular on those in surrounding properties.

The landscape and surrounding area lies within the locally designated Derbyshire Special Landscape Area, that includes areas of Multiple Sensitivity. Site lies within an area of primary significance in relation to ecological features, visual unity and historic environment. Development could have an adverse effect on landscape.

Site feeds into Ogston Reservoir. Contamination could impact on nearby wildlife.

More details about Rep ID: 9248

Representation ID: 9231

OBJECT Ashover Parish Council (Mrs S Atkinson)

Summary:

Element assigned by Officer.

Environment
Ashover Parish Council has concerns regarding the ecology of the area and requests that an Environmental Impact Assessment is undertaken on the proposed site with full consultation to include Natural England, English Heritage and the Environment Agency.

Landscape
The use of this site as a traveller site would have a significant adverse impact on the landscape. This is evidenced by NEDDC and whilst the District Council states that this would be overcome by the hedges, Ashover Parish Council does not support this view and considers that the site would be prominent in the surrounding countryside and on the landscape.

More details about Rep ID: 9231

Representation ID: 9225

OBJECT Derbyshire Wildlife Trust (Libby Duggan-Jones)

Summary:

Summary by Officer.

No objection to the site in principle; concerns listed below:

Site comprised wholly of amenity grassland (low intrinsic ecological value). Evidence of badger activity, but no badger setts identified on site.
An (non-EIA) ecological impact assessment should be undertaken to accompany any planning application.
Development would likely result in loss of grassland. Southern hedgerow and northern trees should be retained, and woodland to west adequately protected.
Human disturbance could impact on woodland.
Drainage should be carefully considered to ensure pollution impacts to the stream and potentially Ogston Reservoir are fully assessed.
Unlikely to be any ecological constraints significant enough to prevent development of the site, however development has the potential to be detrimental to the adjacent woodland and cause a minor loss of foraging habitat for local wildlife.
Mitigation/compensation measures may be necessary to achieve this.

Site in 'Area of Primary Sensitivity', due to the landscape character of the site and surrounding area, rather than ecology.

More details about Rep ID: 9225

Representation ID: 9221

OBJECT Elspeth Cunningham

Summary:

Serious effect on landscape, green area gone for ever, high cost per pitch, poor access, possible land stability issues.

More details about Rep ID: 9221

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