9 months ago
How do you feel about the proposed change of use from agriculture to public greenspace?
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Would be nice to have a green space near here to enjoy as due to the traffic on Station road you always have to drive somewhere for some green space
To benefit wildlife, we would like to graze the site with cattle for a short period in early Autumn. How would you feel about this?
How do you feel about the draft layout?
What changes would you like to see to the draft layout?
I think the car park is quite small. Shercroft Close which is next to the car park is quite small and won't be able to accommodate much more parking.
Thinking about the design of the car park, which surfacing option do you prefer?
Option 3 - All gravel surface
Do you have any suggestions for changes to the draft layout?
I think respect needs to be shown to the people whos gardens back on to this. Perhaps not have the path so close to their gardens.
Benches etc and picnic areas need to be away from residential areas.
Should have dog poo bins.
Do you have any concerns about the car park? If yes, please could you suggest some solutions?
Car park is probably too small
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It would be great to get a public greenspace in a convenient location close to Cranbrook, particularly as a multi-use trial through the site is also proposed with the aim of facilitating easy access by bike or for walkers. The idea to separate cyclists and pedestrians on the trail is great.
This would be fine.
My comments with the draft layout would be that I currently tend to avoid using Station Road due to the relatively high volume of heavy goods vehicles on the small road. Perhaps some sort of traffic calming will be required on Station Road to make accessing this greenspace more attractive? Also, I was wondering how potential users from e.g. Broadclyst might get to the greenspace, particularly if trying to avoid car use, given that Station Road is unsuitable for pedestrians and leisure cyclists?
Option 2 - Part tarmac (asphalt)
A part tarmac solution is similar, I think, to the car park at Killerton, which might be a compromise between avoiding hard landscaping solutions (i.e. tarmac) whilst providing an option that would avoid the need for possible regular maintenance if the gravel car park is frequently used and develops significant potholes.
At present, the greenspace isn’t adjacent to a large area of housing, so I can understand the interest in having some sort of car park. Having said that, the development around Bluehayes should bring a larger population in very easy reach of that park. Hopefully the car park will be sufficient prior to the development of the multi-use trail.
My hopes are for:
- Protection and habitat enhancement for the dormouse population.
- Much needed walking trails and meadowland seating areas for residents and visitors.
- Intelligent use of the water present on the site, to enhance the habitat for fauna and flora.
- Additional trees suitable to enriching the habitat for bats, birds and insects.
- Detailed habitat analysis, and interventions to save declining species.
- Dogs restricted during sensitive periods and on leads at other times.
Acceptable if the impact is beneficial, so should be monitored.
We need more spaces for natural habitats and it will protect the land from developers.
If it is truly beneficial to wildlife, that's fine.
Car park may be small, but then the point is to maximise the natural habitat.
If it is not being farmed anymore then this is a good idea. Every other green field and space is being built on, so keeping this green, means that at least my grandchildren will know what a green space is.
We need to keep as much nature as possible.
Only that will will generate more traffic in that area