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Representation 436 on Preferred Options Local Plan by Mrs Lilian Munby

Support / Object: OBJECT
Document Link: Preferred Options Local Plan - Sustainable Settlements, Langham, SS11: Langham
Representation: The proposed size of development in School Road takes no account of the amount of traffic that would be engendered by so much density of new housing and the hazards it would present in a road that contains two schools.The primary school is already oversubscribed. The sewage system and drains generally are not coping with the demands being made upon it right now The bus service has always been poor, and has recently deteriorated further.

Original submission

Dear Sirs

Planning for Langham

I have lived in Langham since 1972.

I accept that there is a need for affordable housing in Langham, especially for local young people. However, the Planning Committee's proposals are completely out of proportion to the size of the village and its inadequate infrastructure.

The proposed size of development in School Road takes no account of the amount of traffic that would be engendered by so much density of new housing and the hazards it would present in a road that contains two schools.

The primary school is already oversubscribed. The sewage system and drains generally are not coping with the demands being made upon it right now. There was unprecedented flooding of School Road on the date of the referendum on the European Union. There has been a marked rise in the number of sewage vehicles around the village which bears witness to the fact that the system is not coping adequately at the moment. Further housing would intolerably worsen these existing problems.

The bus service has always been poor, and has recently deteriorated further.

We came to live in Langham all those years ago because of its special rural character. I would not be the only resident to deplore its destruction.

I do not understand why Langham has been singled out for such huge development, when far less demand is being made on other villages.

Some new AFFORDABLE housing is needed, but not the huge amount of so-called "development" that is being proposed .

Yours faithfully

Lilian C. Munby (Mrs)


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