Fugglestone homes plan up for debate

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A MAJOR 1,250-home development for Salisbury is to go before a planning committee today.

The outline proposal for a new estate on 75 hectares of farm land north west of Fugglestone Red and Bemerton Heath includes a business park, a community centre, a primary school and a cemetery.

The application, by Persimmon Homes Ltd and Pegasus Planning Group, is recommended for approval by planning officers but it has been met with concern by many residents.

The council has received 27 letters of objection and only one in support, from Sarum Academy.

The only element of the overall proposal that Wiltshire Council’s southern area planning committee will be considering in detail tonight will be the access roads to the site from Devizes Road and The Avenue.

Concerns raised over the plan include the location of the business park close to the housing, an increase in traffic and noise and light pollution.

The site is allocated for employment and housing use within the South Wiltshire Core Strategy and officers say if the committee decided not to grant permission, an alternative site for 1,250 houses and eight hectares of employment land would need to be found elsewhere in the city.

Persimmon held several meetings with council officers and a public exhibition early last year before submitting the application.

The application will be considered at a meeting of Wiltshire Council’s southern area planning committee at Salisbury City Hall at 6pm.

l The developers have also submitted a separate application for a new 2.1 hectare cemetery with access from The Avenue.

The cemetery is supported by Wilton Town and Salisbury City councils although there are some objections, with one respondent asking for restrictions to prevent the erosion of the natural countryside while another did not object to the cemetery in principle but didn’t think it was a sensible location on such a busy junction.

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10:03am Thu 14 Feb 13

gotanybiscuits? says...

1250 homes.
Where will all these people work?
Where do they live presently?
Another 2000 cars per rush hour?
1250 homes. Where will all these people work? Where do they live presently? Another 2000 cars per rush hour? gotanybiscuits?
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1:04pm Thu 14 Feb 13

karlmarx says...

A while back they had the chance to address the problems with the A360 and The Avenue intersection and came up with the lame and dangerous set up we have there now.
Add another 1250 homes nearby and it's now a recipe for disaster.
A while back they had the chance to address the problems with the A360 and The Avenue intersection and came up with the lame and dangerous set up we have there now. Add another 1250 homes nearby and it's now a recipe for disaster. karlmarx
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12:09pm Fri 15 Feb 13

reasonedhuman says...

Karlmarx,

If you looked at the plans before commenting you would see that it includes a change to that junction and see that a roundabout will be placed there instead of the currently awful layout.
Karlmarx, If you looked at the plans before commenting you would see that it includes a change to that junction and see that a roundabout will be placed there instead of the currently awful layout. reasonedhuman
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8:43am Sat 16 Feb 13

karlmarx says...

reasonedhuman wrote:
Karlmarx,

If you looked at the plans before commenting you would see that it includes a change to that junction and see that a roundabout will be placed there instead of the currently awful layout.
Indeed, then why have two goes at getting in right instead of one?
After all, it's yours and my money they are wasting by doing now what they should have done a couple of years back.
[quote][p][bold]reasonedhuman[/bold] wrote: Karlmarx, If you looked at the plans before commenting you would see that it includes a change to that junction and see that a roundabout will be placed there instead of the currently awful layout.[/p][/quote]Indeed, then why have two goes at getting in right instead of one? After all, it's yours and my money they are wasting by doing now what they should have done a couple of years back. karlmarx
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10:32pm Sat 16 Feb 13

nesspah says...

I regularly use that junction & don't see much wrong with it but that's not my point.
These council folk always seem to leave me confused .............
The Core Strategy Plan says the physical separation of Salisbury & Wilton must be maintained. Well if they build these much needed houses and build on the Wilton MOD site then will that not have pretty much joined Wilton to Fugglestone Red ?
Karlmarx will remove my confusion.
I regularly use that junction & don't see much wrong with it but that's not my point. These council folk always seem to leave me confused ............. The Core Strategy Plan says the physical separation of Salisbury & Wilton must be maintained. Well if they build these much needed houses and build on the Wilton MOD site then will that not have pretty much joined Wilton to Fugglestone Red ? Karlmarx will remove my confusion. nesspah
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6:09am Sun 17 Feb 13

karlmarx says...

The junction is fine IF people adhere to the speed limit (see remains of Fugglestone Red roundabout + the demolition of the 'welcome to Salisbury' sign/flower bed prior to Christmas for an idea of the speeds attained on this stretch of road.
As I mentioned a while back, it's not the high speed which kills, it's the sudden stop from 80+MPH to zero in less than a nano-second that does.
That's a very valid point nesspah, one field away from unification with Wilton. Public transport at that end of Salisbury is a bit thin on the ground as well.
The junction is fine IF people adhere to the speed limit (see remains of Fugglestone Red roundabout + the demolition of the 'welcome to Salisbury' sign/flower bed prior to Christmas for an idea of the speeds attained on this stretch of road. As I mentioned a while back, it's not the high speed which kills, it's the sudden stop from 80+MPH to zero in less than a nano-second that does. That's a very valid point nesspah, one field away from unification with Wilton. Public transport at that end of Salisbury is a bit thin on the ground as well. karlmarx
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9:06pm Sun 17 Feb 13

JackyC says...

Well the cemetery will certainly have lots of additional customers on such a busy road and junction. Just what Salisbury needs a good buisness plan!!
Well the cemetery will certainly have lots of additional customers on such a busy road and junction. Just what Salisbury needs a good buisness plan!! JackyC
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