Q1. Do you have any comments to make on the Second Interim Sustainability Appraisal Report - Appraising Options for Strategic Distribution growth (Feb 2016)?

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Comment

Sustainability Appraisal - Second Interim SA Report Appraising Options for the Provision of Strategic Distribution Growth (Feb 2016)

Representation ID: 5097

Received: 26/02/2016

Respondent: Mr Sam Weller

Representation Summary:

The Sustainability Appraisal is based on the false premise that 107 ha of new land for strategic distribution at non-rail served sites needs to be provided, and Magna Park is the best place for this. Under "Health and Wellbeing" it overemphasises the benefits of job creation and minimises the detrimental effects on Air Quality, Accessibility, and Amenity. The benefits are virtually nil, and the costs to health from poor air quality and deaths and injuries from road accidents and congestion mean that this area should not be subject to any further development.

Comment

Sustainability Appraisal - Second Interim SA Report Appraising Options for the Provision of Strategic Distribution Growth (Feb 2016)

Representation ID: 5098

Received: 29/02/2016

Respondent: MR Michael Wilcox

Representation Summary:

You are consulting on option A which you have already appoved so it is pointless.
Additionally you are using AECOM as consultant who is working for Highways England who has already approved all options so their advice is not neutral and is probably biased

Comment

Sustainability Appraisal - Second Interim SA Report Appraising Options for the Provision of Strategic Distribution Growth (Feb 2016)

Representation ID: 5102

Received: 03/03/2016

Respondent: BROUGHTON ASTLEY Parish Council

Representation Summary:

Broughton Astley Parish Council has no comments to submit, subject to ratification by the Parish Council, at the meeting to be held on Thursday 17 March 2016.

Comment

Sustainability Appraisal - Second Interim SA Report Appraising Options for the Provision of Strategic Distribution Growth (Feb 2016)

Representation ID: 5109

Received: 03/03/2016

Respondent: Mrs Julie King

Representation Summary:

Planning has already been approved for Option A even though it is contrary to the current plan. This report leans heavily towards options B & C which would obviously be the most beneficial for the Council's coffers but which would be extremely detrimental to the health and wellbeing of the residents of the wider local area. Planning was approved for Option A despite fierce opposition from local residents with extremely valid objections. What is the point of asking for local opinion if the Council is not going to listen to those opinions and put the welfare of its residents first?

Comment

Sustainability Appraisal - Second Interim SA Report Appraising Options for the Provision of Strategic Distribution Growth (Feb 2016)

Representation ID: 5110

Received: 04/03/2016

Respondent: Mr David Chapman

Representation Summary:

1. The 107 hectares identified as needed in Leicestershire do not all need to be found in the Magna Park area.
2. If all three options are accepted this would lead to a provision of 357 hectares that is well in excess of the stated need.
3. If options A & B were accepted this would also lead to an overprovision of land, 125 hectares as compared to the stated need of 107 hectares.

Comment

Sustainability Appraisal - Second Interim SA Report Appraising Options for the Provision of Strategic Distribution Growth (Feb 2016)

Representation ID: 5114

Received: 04/03/2016

Respondent: Dr I.D. v.d. Ploeg

Representation Summary:

1. 107 hectares identified as needed in Leicestershire do not all need to be found in the Magna Park area.
2. All options together lead to 357 hectares, in excess of need.
3. A&B lead to overprovision of land.
4.No need for jobs (unemployment 0.5%) and causes increased traffic pollution.
5.The country park would be smaller than land, network of walks and habitat that exists. The country park would be alongside warehouses.There will be a negative impact instead.
6.Options B and C would soak up the availability of land and deprive other locations of the opportunity to provide employment where it is needed.

Comment

Sustainability Appraisal - Second Interim SA Report Appraising Options for the Provision of Strategic Distribution Growth (Feb 2016)

Representation ID: 5115

Received: 04/03/2016

Respondent: Mrs Jaqueline Strong

Representation Summary:

The three options together provide 232 hectares more than Leicestershire's quota of 107 hectares warehouse provision.
Unemployment in area is low, (c,0.5%). The appraisal overstates the need for jobs locally.
Surely there is a need to povide jobs elsewhere in the county where needed.
This would mean inward commuting in vehicles and, if planning permission given, an increase in HGV with associated pollution, traffic hazards, litter, noise and an erosion of village life.
The country park looks like a sop to environmentalists. We already have one. The proposed addition would be surrounded by warehouses - hardly a country park!

Comment

Sustainability Appraisal - Second Interim SA Report Appraising Options for the Provision of Strategic Distribution Growth (Feb 2016)

Representation ID: 5119

Received: 04/03/2016

Respondent: Mr Antony Osborne

Representation Summary:

The report continues to fail to realise that it sits on a border with Warwickshire. The scale of development is so big this is a Warks/Leics & wider issue - not just Harborough. It is understandable that Magna exists because of the adjacency to M1, M6, M69 & A5. But even these strategic highways have a capacity limit. Already 5-6 mile tail backs occure on B roads when accidents occur on major roads. Unless the major roads are expanded and proper controls placed on B roads, health & wellbeing will be destroyed. The report underestimates the impact.

Comment

Sustainability Appraisal - Second Interim SA Report Appraising Options for the Provision of Strategic Distribution Growth (Feb 2016)

Representation ID: 5120

Received: 04/03/2016

Respondent: Mr Shane Blower

Representation Summary:

I am very concerned about the implications of increased traffic, both HGV and commuting vehicles through Pailton, We already have problems with current heavy goods vehicles trying to negotiate chicanes and bad corners within the village.

Comment

Sustainability Appraisal - Second Interim SA Report Appraising Options for the Provision of Strategic Distribution Growth (Feb 2016)

Representation ID: 5121

Received: 07/03/2016

Respondent: Mr Boguslaw Siwecki

Representation Summary:

There is too much development in the area as a whole and there is still ample space being marketed in several "Parks" including Magna Park. Employment is needed in other parts of the country not more empty warehouses here. the provision of the country park is going to give the local community less than it has at the moment and is a contrived substitute for the natural beauty we already enjoy.
Magna Park does not need to be expanded and when option A already has been given permission why is it included in this consultation. "ALL A SHAMBLES" again

Comment

Sustainability Appraisal - Second Interim SA Report Appraising Options for the Provision of Strategic Distribution Growth (Feb 2016)

Representation ID: 5131

Received: 07/03/2016

Respondent: Dr Paul Dimmer

Representation Summary:

In general the report under-estimates the negative effects while over-estimating the positive effects.
Loss of 170 ha of agricultural land is not considered sufficient to merit a cross.
Access to the countryside exists and the rights of way are fine - as recently reported to the Ramblers Association Big Pathwatch. These footpaths are walked regularly by both organised and ad-hoc walkers. Surrounding these areas with warehouses would be to the detriment of such activity. In fact it would cease. A so-called "country park" would be no substitute. Option C Landscape & Recreation and Open Space should both be negative.

Comment

Sustainability Appraisal - Second Interim SA Report Appraising Options for the Provision of Strategic Distribution Growth (Feb 2016)

Representation ID: 5135

Received: 09/03/2016

Respondent: LUTTERWORTH TOWN COUNCIL Parish Council

Representation Summary:

Lutterworth Town Council is strongly of the opinion that a strategic overview is required as the appraisal options currently underplay the impact of traffic on Lutterworth and the surrounding villages. There are claims within the report as to the scale and volume of traffic that are not substantiated. A decision concerning these options should be determined at a higher level due to the large scales of development involved.
There is not any discussion of road improvements with Options B or C and their impact on Lutterworth and the surrounding villages.

Comment

Sustainability Appraisal - Second Interim SA Report Appraising Options for the Provision of Strategic Distribution Growth (Feb 2016)

Representation ID: 5155

Received: 13/03/2016

Respondent: Mr michael Wood

Representation Summary:

I object to all proposals to expand magna park. Traffic, light and noise pollution will all increase and will have long lasting impacts on the local villages and towns.

Comment

Sustainability Appraisal - Second Interim SA Report Appraising Options for the Provision of Strategic Distribution Growth (Feb 2016)

Representation ID: 5156

Received: 13/03/2016

Respondent: Mrs Kathleen Rowell

Representation Summary:

The identified need of 107 hectares does not need to found at Magna Park look at other existing proposals in Leicestershire already decided or awaiting decision, we do not have to have all the misery!
If both B and C go ahead there will be over provision of warehousing.
The jobs created are not needed locally and again will bring great misery to the locality in respect of traffic, pollution. Jobs should be created where there is a need.
There will be wholesale destruction of countryside and wildlife habitat, which will not be improved by these proposals

Comment

Sustainability Appraisal - Second Interim SA Report Appraising Options for the Provision of Strategic Distribution Growth (Feb 2016)

Representation ID: 5157

Received: 13/03/2016

Respondent: Mrs Ann Branston

Representation Summary:

We already have a much better Country Park in the existing countryside of fields, hedgerows and wildlife that is better than that proposed and does not have a negative impact on the environment..

There is low unemployment in the local area and bringing in jobs increases traffic & air pollution, already a local problem.

The 107 hectares identified is for Leicestershire as a whole not for the Magna Park area.

All three options in the plan would lead to an overprovision of land

Options A + B are an overprovision of land, - 125 hectares

Options B + C would be gross overprovision.

Comment

Sustainability Appraisal - Second Interim SA Report Appraising Options for the Provision of Strategic Distribution Growth (Feb 2016)

Representation ID: 5158

Received: 13/03/2016

Respondent: J Bradley

Representation Summary:

Leicestershires requirement to provide 107 hectares does not all need to be found in the Magna Park area.
This appraisal overstates the benefits that would arise from the creation of jobs. There is little need for jobs in the local area and bringing in jobs increases and competition for labour with local businesses plus the disadvantages of increase in traffic & pollution etc. Agreeing to accept all three options will deprive other locations of the opportunity to provide employment where it would be welcomed.

Comment

Sustainability Appraisal - Second Interim SA Report Appraising Options for the Provision of Strategic Distribution Growth (Feb 2016)

Representation ID: 5159

Received: 13/03/2016

Respondent: Mr John Branston

Representation Summary:

The existing countryside of fields, hedgerows and wildlife that is better than that proposed Country Park and does not have a negative on the environment.

The local area has low unemployment; bringing in jobs will therefore increases traffic and air pollution, is already a local problem.

The 107 hectares identified is for all Leicestershire and not just for the Magna Park area.

All three options in the plan would lead to an over provision of land.

Options A + B are an overprovision of land, 125 hectares

Both Options B and C would be gross overprovision

Comment

Sustainability Appraisal - Second Interim SA Report Appraising Options for the Provision of Strategic Distribution Growth (Feb 2016)

Representation ID: 5160

Received: 13/03/2016

Respondent: Ian Lewis

Representation Summary:

Magna Park is Big Enough no further expansion is required.
Ian Lewis

Comment

Sustainability Appraisal - Second Interim SA Report Appraising Options for the Provision of Strategic Distribution Growth (Feb 2016)

Representation ID: 5176

Received: 14/03/2016

Respondent: SHAWELL Parish Meeting

Representation Summary:

There is considerable local elector objection to ANY further increase to warehouse/distribution development at Magna Park. Such development will necessarily involve increased HGV and commuting traffic and to unhealthy traffic polution. All to the detriment of local reidents. It was a travesty of democracy and localism for the Planning Committee to over turn the established Core Strategy when approving Planning Application 15/00919/FUL in January 2016.

Comment

Sustainability Appraisal - Second Interim SA Report Appraising Options for the Provision of Strategic Distribution Growth (Feb 2016)

Representation ID: 5183

Received: 14/03/2016

Respondent: Mrs Shiela Carlton

Representation Summary:

Despite acknowledging that option A (planning application 15/00919 already approved) plus option B, total 125 hectares of distribution land, exceeding the need for 107 h identified by the LSDSS, with option C considerably in excess of that, the report pre-emptively maintains all 3 options as viable. There is no need however, for any further such development in this rural area of S Leics, while other non-rail acessible sites already exist eg. Rugby Gateway, Ibstock, where there is greater need for the level and scale of jobs to be offered, while HDC area has a low unemployment rate (less than 0.2%).

Comment

Sustainability Appraisal - Second Interim SA Report Appraising Options for the Provision of Strategic Distribution Growth (Feb 2016)

Representation ID: 5192

Received: 14/03/2016

Respondent: Mrs Karen Farnsworth

Representation Summary:

The surrounding road network cannot cope with the traffic as it is. Hazardous and congested conditions on the roads will arise. There are enough warehousing units in Crick and Rugby, this will exceed the hectares stated.
More damage to the surrounding landscape, wildlife, heritage sites. Increased light pollution, noise, pollution with fumes affecting the local area will escalate, pollution is already at excessive and dangerous levels. Employment in warehousing is not needed this will encourage more traffic by employees, travelling on shift work, together with the increase of lorries at all hours. The lay-bys are already full of lorries parking.

Comment

Sustainability Appraisal - Second Interim SA Report Appraising Options for the Provision of Strategic Distribution Growth (Feb 2016)

Representation ID: 5196

Received: 14/03/2016

Respondent: Mrs Helen Heath

Representation Summary:

Why is Option A included when it has already been given permission?
There is no need to find all of the 107 hectares in Leicestershire at Magna Park itself.
Options A and B together make 357 hectares, well over the number of hectares required.
Lutterworth and its surrounding areas has little need for further job creation.
The provision of a country park would fall well short of the open land and its pathways and wildlife that we currently have.
I am sure that there are other areas where there are employment needs that would benefit from developments like Magna Park.

Comment

Sustainability Appraisal - Second Interim SA Report Appraising Options for the Provision of Strategic Distribution Growth (Feb 2016)

Representation ID: 5200

Received: 15/03/2016

Respondent: Mr Neil Ridley

Representation Summary:

No account of other logistics and distribution park developments close to the area have been considered. The option presented provide significantly more space that the report states is required. The impact of traffic, noise etc are not fully considered. An option of no further expansion at Magna Park has not been fully considered.

Comment

Sustainability Appraisal - Second Interim SA Report Appraising Options for the Provision of Strategic Distribution Growth (Feb 2016)

Representation ID: 5205

Received: 15/03/2016

Respondent: mr christopher dodd

Representation Summary:

The proposal is in breach of HDCs previous commitment not to allow further expansion of the site and is in itself far too big and will have a number of impacts on the local surroundiings, roads, villages and people.

Comment

Sustainability Appraisal - Second Interim SA Report Appraising Options for the Provision of Strategic Distribution Growth (Feb 2016)

Representation ID: 5207

Received: 15/03/2016

Respondent: Maureen Perkins

Representation Summary:

15/00865/OUT & 15/01531/OUT
The further unnecessary development of the area around Magna Park is not required. The increased volume of heavy traffic and workers vehicles will magnify the exhaust pollution, noise pollution already being suffered by local residents. There is no unemployment in this area. The loss of farm land, animal habitats etc destroyed all for what? An expansion that is not wanted or needed as Magna Park is big enough already. It will cause us to be grid locked in our own town. No green spaces, more flooding and total misery. HDC DON'T listen to the residents and are dictatorial.

Comment

Sustainability Appraisal - Second Interim SA Report Appraising Options for the Provision of Strategic Distribution Growth (Feb 2016)

Representation ID: 5209

Received: 15/03/2016

Respondent: Mr john Blower

Representation Summary:

Magna Park is too big already. If we need more warehousing provision in Leicestershire there must be other areas more suitable. Noise pollution, light pollution and atmospheric pollution increases are totally unacceptable if the expansions are given the go ahead. We need our local Council to protect people living in the area against such applications.

Comment

Sustainability Appraisal - Second Interim SA Report Appraising Options for the Provision of Strategic Distribution Growth (Feb 2016)

Representation ID: 5215

Received: 15/03/2016

Respondent: Suzanne Hayto

Representation Summary:

The report claims there will be provision of a country park. Does no-one see the irony of creating a country park after standing by watching the destruction of hectares and hectares of a 'natural' county park which contains wildlife and fauna the likes of which takes decades to try and recreate. This is so wrong.

Comment

Sustainability Appraisal - Second Interim SA Report Appraising Options for the Provision of Strategic Distribution Growth (Feb 2016)

Representation ID: 5216

Received: 15/03/2016

Respondent: Ms Kerry-Anne Browne

Representation Summary:

107 ha Leicestershire need doesn't all need to be found in Magna Park area
If all 3 options are ok-ed 357 ha = total; such is above the stated need
If options A & B are ok-ed an overprovision of land is likely; 125 ha opposed to the stated need of 107 ha
The benefits of new job creation are Over The Top(OTT)
There's no need for new jobs in the Magna Park area (unemployment is circa 0.5%); new job creation increases competition & disadvantages local villages because of the increase in traffic, pollution & noise.
Existing walk bridleways wildlife & open views will suffer negatively by warehouses

Comment

Sustainability Appraisal - Second Interim SA Report Appraising Options for the Provision of Strategic Distribution Growth (Feb 2016)

Representation ID: 5223

Received: 15/03/2016

Respondent: Mr Scott Munton

Representation Summary:

The inaccuracies to properties on page 16 under the heading Health and Wellbeing/ Nature of Effects and Sensitivity of Receptors.
All three options are not required as this would be an overprovision of the required 107 hectares required in Leicestershire.
Country Park not comparable to existing countryside.
Low employment in Lutterworth development should be encouraged where jobs are needed (NPPF).

Comment

Sustainability Appraisal - Second Interim SA Report Appraising Options for the Provision of Strategic Distribution Growth (Feb 2016)

Representation ID: 5224

Received: 15/03/2016

Respondent: Mr David Burton

Representation Summary:

As Option A has already been given permission at Magna Park, no further development should be considered there as to do so would increase provision significantly beyond the maximum of 107 hectares. Other areas, where there is a genuine need for local jobs, should provide any additional capacity required beyond that available under Option A. This would reduce commuter journeys and will be much better for the environment than allowing even more growth at Magna Park.

The scoring system is flawed. The country park offered under C, which will be surrounded by massively intrusive warehousing, will NOT enhance the current landscape.