18 ACCESS ROAD - WD/2015/0090/MAO
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TEENSEY - Would you believe that this is the proposed access for a site where 70 houses are to be serviced. The car seen here is just about to go up the hill that has another development on the other side of the road, leading down into the village. The cumulative effect of additional housing all over Sussex is wearing our roads much quicker without the funding to repair them. Hardly sustainable in United Nations terms, and is likely to lead to what amounts to Corporate Manslaughter charges against ESCC, including WDC via the APS committee, should there be a fatality at this location arising from a breach of any of the corporation's duty of care failures. What is needed is new roads that serve new housing developments, not old networks that cram multiple entrances onto what would be classed as substandard roads. That is short sighted planning the hallmark of Pothole Politics, that many councils are guilty of through long term mismanagement. If they had wanted more artery clogging vehicles at this location, Wealden and East Sussex County Councils should have arranged for a bypass many years ago. Not a chance of that for their myopic management, who had to be told they needed to pass more planning applications by the Government, before they wiped the fog from their complacent lenses.
WD/2015/0090/MAO - CONDITION 18 - ACCESS ROAD TO A271 GARDNER STREET
18. The new access shall be in the position shown on the submitted plan and laid out and
constructed in accordance with the attached HT407 form/diagram and all works
undertaken shall be executed and completed by the applicant to the satisfaction of the
Local Planning Authority prior to occupation of the development hereby permitted.
CYCLISTS - It is the bike rider and motorcyclist who is most at risk, something that WDC's APS committee may not give due weight to, since they are all at an age where cycling is not something they participate in. Very recently a cyclist went down a pothole near here and had his leg run over by a following car. Pothole Politics, is allowing house building and more access to old roads in the full knowledge that is will cause problems for all of those using those roads. This is a possible Article 8 violation in the making.
LATIMER, THAKEHAM, CLARION (GROUP) - LIST OF PERSONS INVOLVED IN THE DEVELOPMENT
Peter Rawlinson - Gleeson Strategic Land
Ben Rainbow - Arboricultural & Biodiversity Officer
Steve Tuhey - Managing Director, Thakeham Client
Richard White, Director of Land and Planning at Latimer & Clarion Housing Group
LATIMER DEVELOPMENTS - Previously: William Sutton Developments Limited
Christopher John Hatfield
Ruth Margaret Cooke
David Simon Fordham
Austen Barry Reid
Rupert Owen Sebag-Montefiore
Mark Christopher Rogers
David Anthony Lewis
Southern Water - Nick Claxton Team Manager – Flood Risk Management & Revai Kinsella, Principal Drainage Officer
DOWNHILL ALL THE WAY - The entrance that this picture is taken from is part way up the hill looking down into the village. The picture below is looking the other way up the hill in the direction of the other proposed access that in our view is an accident black spot in the making. The best way of taking the strain off our villages is to bypass them with new roads that are sympathetic to retaining the character of England.
UPHILL TO TRAGEDY - The new entrance that this picture is taken from is part way up the hill looking up out of the village in the direction of Windmill Hill and Hastings. Unsuspecting motorist will be heading blind toward an access for up to 70 houses and impatient mums and dads trying to cut into the busy traffic stream during the rush hours.
The picture above is looking the other way down into the village that is grid locked at many times of the day. The very least we need here is double yellow, or no stopping lines to keep the traffic moving such as to prevent unplanned stops and potential accidents.
WD/2015/0090/ HERSTMONCEUX VILLAGE CONDITIONS A - Z INDEX
MORE LOAD - This is another new entrance on the other side of the same hill that prevents good visibility as you come out of the village and as you come into the village around a bend in the road. Herstmonceux is long overdue for a bypass. The more houses are crammed in the more a bypass will be needed. But where and how. Some villages are not suitable for such development. Herstmonceux is one of them. If villages like this are to continue to be built up, at the very least it would need double yellow lines on Gardner Street, but preferably a bypass. Polegate was in a similar situation years ago, leading to the dual carriageway bypass that has now taken the passing traffic away.
WD/2015/0090/MAO - GLEESON DEVELOPMENTS LTD
This application is not only contrary to Wealden's Local Plan, but is considered by many to be downright dangerous. The A271 is a narrow country road that is already overloaded - with many traffic jams in the village high street causing motorists serious delays on occasion. The increase in traffic from a dense residential development at this location is nothing short of madness.
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