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Representations on New Local Plan Options - Q9. Do you have any comments regarding the proposed policy approach for Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground?
COMMENT Mr John L. Marlow
Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground is a nuisance to residents in surrounding villages through excessive noise. It should be regarded as ripe for housing development.
COMMENT Mr John Martin
Plans for the development of this site should include a large manufacturing facility rather than just more car storage space. Manufacturing, linked to the motor industry if this site is to continue with its connections with the motor industry would provide a significant number of jobs.
COMMENT Leciestershire County Council (Mrs Sharon Wiggins)
The County Highway Authority would have concerns if increased usage of the Proving Ground were to severely affect the safe and efficient operation of the local road network serving the site, which is essentially rural in nature. It would wish to see any site allocation policy address this issue, and to seek to ensure that appropriate mitigation measures are secured.
COMMENT Cllr Rosita Page
Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground has been allowed to grow out of proportion without effective policies to control traffic and development.
Whilst supporting economic prosperity, the NLP must effectively manage future development and enforce present activities to protect the community from adverse effects.
COMMENT Sport England (Steven Beard)
Is there evidence of need otherwise for this site to be used and developed as a sports venue particularly motorsport.
COMMENT Mrs Angela Lomas
Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground is underused. However, any plans would have to be very sensitively thought through.
SUPPORT MR Michael Wilcox
This facility is brown field underdeveloped and under utilised
COMMENT ARNESBY Parish Council (Terry Cane)
Arnesby Parish Council would support the development of a strategic plan for Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground which involved consultation with all surrounding parish councils. Any development would need to include improved local infrastructure including roads and public transport.
COMMENT Mr David Jones
Any significant development would require to significant improvement to the local roads to facilitate heavy goods vehicles and , when auctions are held, a steady stream of fast cars driven through nearby country lanes.
Whilst the main runway is in place there is always the possibility that proposals for large scale commercial use of the of airfield could be revived.
COMMENT mr chris faircliffe
a large brown field site with great potential for mixed development.
COMMENT mr chris faircliffe
a good site for housing
SUPPORT mr Peter Mellalieu
COMMENT Historic England (Claire Searson)
A policy here should include provision for the protection of heritage assets, including the significance of the airfield itself as a non-designated heritage asset as well as assets within the adjacent villages.
COMMENT Mr Lewis Freeman
The whole area would have to be re-developed as far as the traffic infrastructure is concerned. It is a long way from any reasonable road system and the roads in that area are subjected to heavy goods vehicles and when auctions are on, a steady stream of fast cars being driven through country lanes.
COMMENT Nicholas Jenkins
Agree: local residents should be protected unlike, it would appear, those in Lutterworth & villages around Magna Park
COMMENT Kay Wilson
I support the concept of protecting local residents from the adverse effects of development