We, the undersigned, petition the Council to withdraw their support for a further 3,000 houses at Buckover, and to better protect Thornbury from further major speculative housing developments
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Planning consent has now been granted for over 1,600 new houses around Thornbury since 2011, representing a 31% increase in the size of the town, with two thirds still to be built. This represents a huge strain on infrastructure, congestion, town centre parking and facilities such as Doctor’s surgeries.
We, therefore, believe that Thornbury has already committed to take more than its share of new housing to meet the need in the area and should not be forced to accept more large developments for the duration of the Joint Spatial Plan (i.e. to 2036). This includes Buckover, which is clearly no more than an extension of Thornbury.
Not only does the Buckover site present an intolerable additional quantum of houses for Thornbury, but it is proposed on a site that bisects the busy A38 which is also the designated relief road for the M5. It would turn Thornbury into a dormitory / commuter town for Bristol resulting in unsustainable levels of population, congestion, pollution and Co2 emissions.
We also believe that Thornbury needs much more robust protection from speculative development and call on the Council to redraw the green belt around the town’s existing developments.
Submitted by Colin Gardner
Open from 18 Feb 2019 to 18 Aug 2019
Signatures: 691 [Go to signatures]
Colin Gardner, the e-Petition Creator, joined by:
- Mr Jonathan McEachern on 05 Aug 2019
- Mrs GILLIAN DUNKLEY on 05 Aug 2019
- Mrs michael Dunkley on 05 Aug 2019
- Mrs EVE SAVERY on 05 Aug 2019
- Mrs sybil DUNKLEY on 05 Aug 2019
- Mrs Patricia Hillier on 03 Aug 2019
- Mr Philip Jones on 02 Aug 2019
- Mr Steve Palmer on 11 Jul 2019
- Mr David Baker on 10 Jul 2019
- Mrs Viki Baker on 10 Jul 2019