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Middle Woodford field entrance refused planning permission
A NEW track to a field in Middle Woodford has been refused planning permission following objections from people who live nearby.
Access to the field, opposite Woodford Mill, is currently through a driveway shared with houses next to the site.
But applicant Guy Rasch said it is no longer practical and he has applied for a new entrance and farm track to be put in along the C42.
The application was discussed at a meeting of Wiltshire Council’s southern area planning committee at Salisbury City Hall on Thursday. Mr Rasch said: “While I’m aware of concerns expressed by the local community, I strongly believe that the proposals represent an overall improvement to highway safety.”
He arranged for a survey to be carried out before the meeting to assess the speed and the volume of traffic using the road.
But residents said the survey was inaccurate as it only counted four buses, when there are usually about 44 buses that pass through each week. They also said the measuring equipment was placed on a bend, which is not recommended as it is at an angle and cannot accurately record speed.
Concerns were also raised about drainage and mud running onto the road from the field. Cllr Richard Britton said: “We owe it to the community to reflect their concerns.”
The application, which had been recommended by planning officers for approval subject to conditions, was refused.
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