There are many detailed points below, including policy references to evidence the reason for objections related to your streets. Remember in your letter to include the council planning reference number and to state that you OBJECT to the planning proposal, otherwise your letter won’t be counted. You can use our template to help you to compose your letter (link).
The types of things that have been highlighted as material objections for your streets include:
- Traffic congestion will increase. Congestion is already happening during (normal) school days at opening/closing times. Junction with Higham Road is very often blocked and non-movement through traffic lights causes problems and it is hard to navigate up and down the hill due to parked cars. This will be made very much worse with additional 135 homes added and the predicted 330 cars, service vehicles and trades people forced onto this route daily.
- Rushden Traffic Survey (2014) specifically stated that there should be no more development that adds congestion to this junction.
- Previous planning policies state John Clarke Way as the access point for this new estate, (i.e. East Northamptonshire District Local Plan 1996 – Rushden Strategy Statement Policy RU3 (page 140); and Three Towns Plan (ENC), 2011)
- The bypass was built to relieve in town congestion and danger.
For more detailed material objections to include, see the sections in ‘News: Material Objections’ labelled ‘Highway Safety’, ‘Children’, ‘Disability and Older Person’s Access’ and ‘Safety and Crime’ (link). You can download the template letter to insert your objections using link above.