UPDATE Wednesday 9th May:Attended this evening and unfortunately the environment wasn’t suitable for video. The representatives were very helpful and forth coming with information. All the information on display will be available on their consultation website after tomorrow www.consultation-online.co.uk/ennstonepipeworks/home. Get your feedback in by the deadline of the 23rd May, contact details in this post.
Myself and other residents I met there asked where would the road access be to the development. The answer was that at the moment the only road entrance/exit is via St. Lukes road. But we were informed that the newer road into the current industrial site from Lightmoor Village (the left turn after you drive down past Round House Park) would be a preference for them but currently they don’t have permission to use it. They have been in negotiations with BVT (They probably mean the Joint Venture – BVT & Home and Communities Agency) for two years regards use of that road as an entrance for this new development, nothing has been agreed as from what we heard.
Would a BVT or Joint Venture representative like to leave a comment below to expand on this for residents reading this?
The size of the development proposal is based on their research/calculations that the road traffic increase can be coped with by the local road network along St. Luke’s road and surrounding network.
There is a kids playground in the proposal but no other residents facilities the gentleman I spoke to advised that any requirement for a school or doctors etc would come under a separate ‘section’ number(can’t recall the number). So at the moment it’s just a playground.
There is 25% affordable housing and these are denoted by oranges roofs in the pic below. I find it strange that they are in clusters compared to how BVT designate affordable housing with our village.
As a reminder this is not a planning application this is pre-application process to get local community and groups feedback to then try to feed that into the actual planning application they make. To quote their material now:
The proposed timescale for this is as follows:
- Feedback to be received on the preliminary options for the site by 23rd May 2012
- Plans for the site to be reconsidered
- Amendments to be made
- Planning application to be submitted in June 2012
There are a number of ways you can feedback your views by 23rd May to David Wilson Homes on this proposal. The feedback you give will be fed back into their planning process before they submit their application.
Telephone: 0800 298 7040
Fax: 01962 893 883
Post: Remarkable Engagement, The Pump House, Garnier Road, Winchester, SO23 9QG
Provide your Name, Address, Postcode, Email, Telephone and let them know if you wish to be kept up to date.
If you wish to discuss this with your local councillors click their names to be taken to their details on the Telford & Wrekin website. Cllr Clive Mollett and Tracy Hope. Clive often attends the LVRA meetings and was there last night and I can’t comment on Tracy as I don’t know anyone from the village that’s had any contact with her.
That’s the end of my update. Please feel free to also leave a comment below or on our Facebook page Lightmoor Life, Lightmoor Village but any comments on our pages will NOT get fed into the official feedback to David Wilson Homes. Please use the official channels to have your view count.
I received a ‘Dear Resident’ letter from David Wilson Homes about their proposed redevelopment of the former Ennstone Pipeworks industrial site that borders Lightmoor Village to build up to 450 homes. They wish to engage with the local community regarding this proposal and in the process of starting a pre-application consultation programme. The aim of this is to inform local people such as us, neighbouring residents, interest groups and councillors. Taking people’s feedback and where possible putting this into the final proposals.
David Wilson Homes is holding a public exhibition of its preliminary proposals before it submits it’s planning application. This exhibition will take place at
‘The Annex’, The Travellers Joy Public House,
Between Wednesday 9th May 3.30pm and 7.30pm.
Visitors will be able to view the scheme and comment on the proposals prior to the submission of a formal planning application. There will also be members of their project team to answer any queries.
If you cannot attend or have further questions you can contact Simon Tuffin on 0800 298 7040 or visit the project’s website (not too much to it at time of writing this) www.consultation-online.co.uk/ennstonepipeworks/home but from 10th May will have more to view.
My initial view of this from reading their May 1st Press Release and looking at the smaller image outlining the proposed development it will be interesting to learn if there are any facilities for residents and most importantly the young. It’s hard to tell if space to the right of the pool area could be a playground area for young people or space for ball games. Up to 450 homes without any facilities or playground areas for young people I think we all know would not be a good idea. I appreciate we are in a unique position here as opposed to a single developer who’s completely got control and wishes to maximize return on their investment. But we’ve seen with just 350 or so houses in our village with a wide green space for balls games that young people still need a proper playground to provide an engaging and safe environment for them to play on as opposed to on the streets where the level & speed of traffic don’t make a good match.
I’ve scribbled on the image below, see edge of Myford on the left and Woodlands Park further below.
In the second image see industrial view of the area. Red dot is the Travellers Joy pub and the purple dot is our Woodlands Park.
Third image is a rough outline of Lightmoor Village I created for the blog ‘About Me’ page last year. It built using google maps so you can move around and zoom in like any other google map.
This map is a rough outline of the area Lightmoor Village covers.