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Cog Planning – Phase 2

Planning Ammendments

No doubt you have all seen the new outline planning application by Taylor Wimpey in respect of phase 2 at Cog. Phase 1 was for 350, and phase 2 is for 190 ie a total of 540. This is obviously in accord with the LDP even though the allocation is for 500 the planning authority can allow a 10% margin.

What does worry me is:

1. That they have left a very large area of land to the south of this new application ( 2016/01520/out ) which could mean additional development in the future possibly taking the numbers closer to 700

2. That part of the hedgerow along Swanbridge Road is to be removed to create a footpath /cycleway, this appears to be against the Biodiversity statements in the LDP which states that any new development should positively contribute to biodiversity by maintaining and enhancing features such as woodland and hedges, If one looks at the plans in the application there is no real need to dig up the hedgerow along Swanbridge Road , it would be far better to locate the footpath/ cycleway inside the existing hedgerow, not only saving a mature hedgerow where there are protected fauna and flora, but also make it much safer for the pedestrians and cyclists.

We need to let the residents know what is happening, and get as many people as possible to write to the Council objecting, BUT we have only got to the 21st of August ( funny how this all came to light in the summer holiday period )


Steve Thomas


Saving Sully Group


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