Masterplan Questionaire

The Burwell Masterplan Online Questionaire is still available online here:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BurwellMasterplan

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8 Responses to Masterplan Questionaire

  1. Jennifer Hickey says:

    I have lived in Burwell for the past 11 years. What I like about the Village is that it still has a
    Village feel, with the perfect balance of shops and organisations.
    If the village is developed to the sum of 2,600 new houses, not only will we loose our community
    as it is, we will become yet another overgrown mini Town,with no personality.
    We do not have good access routes in and out of Cambridge(I have to leave home at 7am in order to get into work in Cambridge for 9am due to the gridlocked traffic at quy!).I couldn’t imagine how bad this would get. We already have a new housing estate in Bottisham which is
    growing rapidly. This is adding to the already highly irritating Traffic congestion .
    My other concern is for the Families who live in the existing properties adjacent to the proposed
    development. Their property values would be reduced. They would have to live with the noise, and dust for years of their lives. We have beautiful wildlife around Burwell. Partridges often come
    into my garden, different varieties of birds, hedgehogs etc. These animals come from the fields around us. They make the area a pleasant place to live,and they too have their home here .
    . I understand that the Country is short of homes, but our
    Village and the Villages around us would be highly effected by this, aspecially the traffic through the High Street, Issacson Road, Exning Road, Swaffham Prior, Bulbeck, and Quy. We don’t even have any rail links here to ease the congestion.
    Please take the time to digest my views.

    Thank you, Jen Hickey (Copperfield Way)

    • Jennifer Hickey says:

      Please note email address is ;treacle765@hotmail.co.uk
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    • Alan Kirk says:

      I totally agree with Jen Hickey about the disasterous Burwell “MasterPlan” and now the
      “Vision” for Burwell ,( a vision of hell ) . why must our land be covered in more and more concrete, , while there are vaste swathes of now defunct sites all over the country.
      We are told to recycle our waste and yet when it comes to land use we act as though we have
      an endless supply of land.
      We are told we need growth , yes economic growth , not the physical growth of urban sprawl.
      There is no need for more houses to be built in Cambridgeshire. . The University should be about spreading knowledge not creating a “Greater Cambridge ” as Walter Herriot envisaged
      in the 70’s & 80’s.
      Our industrial revolution created the most complex machinery ever produced , as technology changes we should put to good use the communities that used to produce the old technologies., not let them wither on the dole and their communities decay.(there are 40,000 empty houses in Lancashire).
      There is too much housing development in Burwell , My back garden is totally overlooked by the houses built in neighbouring gardens (in Newmarket Road)(3/4 of a kilometer of hedges were removed to build these houses) and now they want to build on Melton Farm right opposite my front , completely obliterating the open countryside.Quite apart from the pollution and extra traffic in the village.
      My proposal is to keep Melton Farm and its acreage , develop the existing buildings there as a farm shop outlet for the village (most farm shops are only accessible by car) that everyone in the village can benefit by, we must have alternatives to supermarkets.
      It is quite right for the old cardboard factory to be redeveloped and a scandal it has not been done years ago.
      People like Ruskin fought for our heritage years ago and we should do the same.

  2. Jennifer Hickey says:

    I have lived in Burwell for the past 11 years. What I like about the Village is that it still has a
    Village feel, with the perfect balance of shops and organisations.
    If the village is developed to the sum of 2,600 new houses, not only will we loose our community
    as it is, we will become yet another overgrown mini Town,with no personality.
    We do not have good access routes in and out of Cambridge(I have to leave home at 7am in order to get into work in Cambridge for 9am due to the gridlocked traffic at quy!).I couldn’t imagine how bad this would get. We already have a new housing estate in Bottisham which is
    growing rapidly. This is adding to the already highly irritating Traffic congestion .
    My other concern is for the Families who live in the existing properties adjacent to the proposed
    development. Their property values would be reduced. They would have to live with the noise, and dust for years of their lives. We have beautiful wildlife around Burwell. Partridges often come
    into my garden, different varieties of birds, hedgehogs etc. These animals come from the fields around us. They make the area a pleasant place to live,and they too have their home here .
    . I understand that the Country is short of homes, but our
    Village and the Villages around us would be highly effected by this, aspecially the traffic through the High Street, Issacson Road, Exning Road, Swaffham Prior, Bulbeck, and Quy. We don’t even have any rail links here to ease the congestion.
    Please take the time to digest my views.

    Thank you

  3. David Wilson homes were quick off the mark with a consultation meeting on the 16th May. All systems go then? : (

    Didn’t manage to attend but hope someone who did might post some information. There seemed to be a lot of playing fields included in the proposal posted through my door. Hope we can have some public walk on and play tennis courts at least…..

    • Alan Kirk says:

      David Wilson Homes have options on some land between Toyse Lane and Howlem Baulk but were very evasive when questioned about the ownership of the land.They have shown playing field and sports pitch areas on their plans. So we would have a sports centre in one place , sports pitches and playing fields in other spots dotted around the village and a clapped out swimming pool in another. What a complete mess and shambles.
      At this moment there is considerable ongoing development of housing in the village .So why do we need even more housing and this gigantic scale that will destroy the village.
      Burwell used to have a brick factory , cardboard factory , a bus company , many more shops and pubs than there are now. The only potential area for business premises is in Reach road
      but that has been left for so long renovation may be impossible , and access by road presents
      problems for potential businesses.
      So we have a village full of houses , a school overfull , third rate play and sports facilities and
      worst of all no where to provide work for all the children when they grow up. What a brilliant piece of planning.
      Yes Burwell is just an urban commuter and dormitory area for Cambridge as far as East Cambs council is concerned. Oh yes , and also they get £4,000 per house from the government for every new house they put up on the new development . l

  4. And don’t you just love the way the government will now give people up to 120K interest free, to be paid back whenever, towards buying a new build house? (Students now have to pay competitive interest rates on their loans) All backed by us tax payers. I think we can expect to see inflated prices for new houses…..

  5. Tim Lodge says:

    Having seen the disruption caused by vehicles attending sporting events such as football & cricket in nearby villages, I think we should consider where the vehicles will park for those attending sporting events on the proposed sports pitches behind Baker Drive. The entry to these pitches appear to be from Ness Road and this is where the congestion would be caused.

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