GNLP0604R

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Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18201

Received: 09/12/2018

Respondent: Mrs Jacqueline Baker

Representation:

My biggest concern is the noise and light pollution which will affect both us and the local wildlife. I regularly see both Skylarks and Linnets from my garden (both of which are on the RSPB Red list as endangered species)which would lose their habitats if this development takes place. Bats will also be affected by the light pollution as they are nocturnal; they find artificial lighting to be very disturbing. The decrease in bat numbers mirrors the ever-changing countryside.

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My biggest concern is the noise and light pollution which will affect both us and the local wildlife. I regularly see both Skylarks and Linnets from my garden (both of which are on the RSPB Red list as endangered species)which would lose their habitats if this development takes place. Bats will also be affected by the light pollution as they are nocturnal; they find artificial lighting to be very disturbing. The decrease in bat numbers mirrors the ever-changing countryside.

Support

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Representation ID: 18212

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Mr Joe Howard

Representation:

TO HAVE A STATE OF THE ART FACILITY SUPPORTING AGRICULTURE IN THIS REGION (THE COUNTIES MAIN INDUSTRY) IS VERY EXITING AND HAVING A LOCAL BASED FAMILY BUSINESS WILLING TO MAKE SUCH AN INVESTMENT IN THE AREA AND THE FUTURE OF FARMING MUST BE SUPPORTED.

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TO HAVE A STATE OF THE ART FACILITY SUPPORTING AGRICULTURE IN THIS REGION (THE COUNTIES MAIN INDUSTRY) IS VERY EXITING AND HAVING A LOCAL BASED FAMILY BUSINESS WILLING TO MAKE SUCH AN INVESTMENT IN THE AREA AND THE FUTURE OF FARMING MUST BE SUPPORTED.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18216

Received: 05/12/2018

Respondent: Mr Derek Amys

Representation:

- I think with horror at a picture of Ben Bergess HQ in Trowse and think of a similar situation at the proposed site by our village which is an attractive greenfield site containing private agricultural land also inhabited by lots of wildlife lacks a lot of representative of Ben Burgees whether there would be night staff on site and was introduced there were no plans for this. Unfortunately an unguarded night site may attract the criminal who might decide to visit the village as well. There would be severe traffic problems when leaving and entering the site would prove to be substantial causing further traffic problems. Apart from the traffic and railway line Swainsthorpe is a quiet and peaceful village. This would cease with an industrial development nearby with lots of lighting at night. I don't think there are any benefits for the village from this development. Employment wise I would imagine there would be no further staff requirements for the company as the necessary personnel would be transferred from their current HQ in Trowse.

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GNLP019R1: The prospective site for this proposed development would be situated on the minor road from swainsthorpe to mulbarton. Already this road has become a populous road linking the B1113 and A140. Swainsthorpe is often inundated with traffic and problems often occur when traffic reaches the A140 especially if an individual wishes to turn right. Obviously this development would cause further problems as the road was never designed for an exceeding amount of traffic. Also the stiting is situated in an attractive area of countryside which would certainly be despoiled the building would be on productive agricultural land and also wildlife in the area would be affected. Also the villages has not got the infrastructure to support any added pollution and the various agencies at Mulbarton are struggling to cope with demand and certainly do not require an influx of population.

GNLP0603R - At present the greenfield sites is a very productive agricultural area of land with pleasant views over the surrounding countryside. I can understand that there are sites required for building but why carve up a pleasant greenfield site when there are vacant brownfield sites surrounding Norwich. As stated in my previous comments re GNLP0191R Swainsthorpe has traffic problems due to its proximity to the busy A140 and heavily used minor road between Swainsthorpe and Mulbarton. The development would require an exit to the A140 and would produce further traffic problems especially during rush hour and certainly would prove to be a difficult entrance and exit for leaving and entering the site. The vehicles leaving and entering Church View would have to contend with the traffic along the minor road which do not always respond to the 30mph speed limit and the actual exit is situated near a narrow corner thus creating a dangerous situation lifted when cross the road on foot at this particular place I have to take great care and having spoken to people who live in church view they have informed me of several near misses.

GNLP0604R - I think with horror at a picture of Ben Bergess HQ in Trowse and think of a similar situation at the proposed site by our village which is an attractive greenfield site containing private agricultural land also inhabited by lots of wildlife lacks a lot of representative of Ben Burgees whether there would be night staff on site and was introduced there were no plans for this. Unfortunately an unguarded night site may attract the criminal who might decide to visit the village as well. There would be severe traffic problems when leaving and entering the site would prove to be substantial causing further traffic problems. Apart from the traffic and railway line Swainsthorpe is a quiet and peaceful village. This would cease with an industrial development nearby with lots of lighting at night. I don't think there are any benefits for the village from this development. Employment wise I would imagine there would be no further staff requirements for the company as the necessary personnel would be transferred from their current HQ in Trowse.

Support

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18219

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Mr Liam Hinchley

Representation:

We must support a local company prepared to invest in the future of farming in our farming county

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We must support a local company prepared to invest in the future of farming in our farming county

Support

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18221

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: mr Jimmy Wright

Representation:

A company that is dedicated to serving farming should be close to it's customers in the farming area. So moving an Agricultural dealership out of the city surely is a sensible move and must be supported.

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A company that is dedicated to serving farming should be close to it's customers in the farming area. So moving an Agricultural dealership out of the city surely is a sensible move and must be supported.

Support

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18227

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Mr James Medler

Representation:

Such an investment from a local company must be supported for the good of the Agricultural Industry in Norfolk and its economy.

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Such an investment from a local company must be supported for the good of the Agricultural Industry in Norfolk and its economy.

Support

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18228

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Mr Ian Marshall

Representation:

Agriculture is so important to our county we must support in any way we can.
This development will support the farming community for years to come.
Very sensible to locate an Agri business in the area it is supporting

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Agriculture is so important to our county we must support in any way we can.
This development will support the farming community for years to come.
Very sensible to locate an Agri business in the area it is supporting

Support

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18232

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Mrs Karen Gibbons

Representation:

We must support Agricultural businesses in our farming county

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We must support Agricultural businesses in our farming county

Support

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18235

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Mr Sean Thurston

Representation:

Having previously lived in South Norfolk for most of my life any development on the A140 corridor must be encouraged and supported. A local company looking to make a large investment in that area must only be good for that area's economy and future outlook.

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Having previously lived in South Norfolk for most of my life any development on the A140 corridor must be encouraged and supported. A local company looking to make a large investment in that area must only be good for that area's economy and future outlook.

Support

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18248

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Miss Hannah Overton

Representation:

The Agricultural Industry is so important to our County we need to support a local company willing to invest in the future of farming in Norfolk.
It seems so sensible having a such a Business close to the farmers it serves.

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The Agricultural Industry is so important to our County we need to support a local company willing to invest in the future of farming in Norfolk.
It seems so sensible having a such a Business close to the farmers it serves.

Support

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18255

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Mrs Julie fuller

Representation:

Living in South Norfolk and travelling along the A140 daily i fully support this development.
South Norfolk badly needs companies willing to invest and develop to secure the future employment and economy of this area.
This type of investment is badly needed in this area and could hopefully be a great statement to encourage other businesses to do the same.
It seems so sensible to have a farming business located in area close to its customer base rather than a congested city site.

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Living in South Norfolk and travelling along the A140 daily i fully support this development.
South Norfolk badly needs companies willing to invest and develop to secure the future employment and economy of this area.
This type of investment is badly needed in this area and could hopefully be a great statement to encourage other businesses to do the same.
It seems so sensible to have a farming business located in area close to its customer base rather than a congested city site.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18264

Received: 05/12/2018

Respondent: Andy Drew

Representation:

having looked at the Greater Norwich Local Plan, I am appalled at the consideration being given to the massive developments considered in the village of Swainsthorpe. I refer to applications GNLP0191R, GNLP0603R and GNLP0604R. The amount of traffic using the A140 is horrendous, especially at peak times, to add further traffic to this artery into Norwich is scandalous and must be seriously reconsidered. I trust this potential problem will be given due attention, bearing in mind the other developments at Long Stratton, Diss, Hempnall, Flordon, Caistor St Edmunds and Stoke Holy Cross which will all result in further traffic feeding in to the A140.

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having looked at the Greater Norwich Local Plan, I am appalled at the consideration being given to the massive developments considered in the village of Swainsthorpe. I refer to applications GNLP0191R, GNLP0603R and GNLP0604R. The amount of traffic using the A140 is horrendous, especially at peak times, to add further traffic to this artery into Norwich is scandalous and must be seriously reconsidered. I trust this potential problem will be given due attention, bearing in mind the other developments at Long Stratton, Diss, Hempnall, Flordon, Caistor St Edmunds and Stoke Holy Cross which will all result in further traffic feeding in to the A140.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18269

Received: 05/12/2018

Respondent: Debs Johnson

Representation:

I strongly object to loosing green fields and the wildlife that goes with it to a tractor car park.
The impact of traffic on the A140 will cause more chaos and potentially more accidents.
Emergency vehicles will have difficulty getting down the A140 especially with heavy plant slowing to turn in and out of Church Road.

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I strongly object to loosing green fields and the wildlife that goes with it to a tractor car park.
The impact of traffic on the A140 will cause more chaos and potentially more accidents.
Emergency vehicles will have difficulty getting down the A140 especially with heavy plant slowing to turn in and out of Church Road.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18304

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Mrs Corinne Boyce

Representation:

GNLP0604R - I object because an industrial site in a small village is totally inappropriate. The site covers the area of Swainsthorpe village itself and the industrial nature of such a development in totally unreasonable in a small village. High pollution and noise will be unbearable and access to and from the A140 for existing residents of the village will be almost impossible with demand made by large agricultural vehicles to and from the site from the A140.

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GNLP0191R- I object because swainsthorpe is a small village with no facilities and cannot sustain a development of this size. This would mean a large increase in traffic through the village and great difficulty in getting onto the A140.

GNLP0603R - I object to this development because if the dangerous bend on Church Road which this housing will access from Church Views. There would be considerable increase in traffic through the village and make getting onto the A140 a lot more difficult than it is already. There are other sites in South Norfolk which are more suitable.

GNLP0604R - I object because an industrial site in a small village is totally inappropriate. The site covers the area of Swainsthorpe village itself and the industrial nature of such a development in totally unreasonable in a small village. High pollution and noise will be unbearable and access to and from the A140 for existing residents of the village will be almost impossible with demand made by large agricultural vehicles to and from the site from the A140.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18335

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Mr Stuart Shearing

Representation:

The idea of relocating the HQ of a major Agricultural Distributor to a small Norfolk village is absolutely ridiculous.
The A140 is already at a standstill at rush hour without however many more traffic movements of heavy plant, turning left and right this development would bring.
Concur with every other objector regarding the environmental impact this development would have on the centre of the village as well.

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The idea of relocating the HQ of a major Agricultural Distributor to a small Norfolk village is absolutely ridiculous.
The A140 is already at a standstill at rush hour without however many more traffic movements of heavy plant, turning left and right this development would bring.
Concur with every other objector regarding the environmental impact this development would have on the centre of the village as well.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18364

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Mr Nick Bartholomew

Representation:

I do not believe that the Ben Burgess proposal is approprite for a small village. it is not be in keeping with the surroundings and it would be a blot on the landscape. An industrial development should be in an industrial area not in a village off the A140.

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I do not believe that the Ben Burgess proposal is approprite for a small village. it is not be in keeping with the surroundings and it would be a blot on the landscape. An industrial development should be in an industrial area not in a village off the A140.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18369

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Matt Baker

Representation:

Stop the ruining the countryside, develop on brownfield sites not greenfield sites.

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Stop the ruining the countryside, develop on brownfield sites not greenfield sites.

Support

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18372

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Mr Danny Duffield

Representation:

Being involved in Agriculture it it so important for the main industry of our county to be supported for the future of us all.
Technology and machinery will ensure us being to food producers.
Farmers need more support than ever to keep working and this type of investment in the future of the farming industry is just what we need in the county

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Being involved in Agriculture it it so important for the main industry of our county to be supported for the future of us all.
Technology and machinery will ensure us being to food producers.
Farmers need more support than ever to keep working and this type of investment in the future of the farming industry is just what we need in the county

Support

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18374

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Mr Brian Duffield

Representation:

A company serving Norfolk farming since 1931, wish to invest in the county and the future of Norfolk agriculture for the next 80 odd years MUST be supported

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A company serving Norfolk farming since 1931, wish to invest in the county and the future of Norfolk agriculture for the next 80 odd years MUST be supported

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18376

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Mr Rowan Naker

Representation:

By building houses here it will destroy natural habitats and will release vast amounts of toxic fumes and gases. We should be trying to keep natural habitats not getting rid of them. Also lots of people like to walk their dogs, go for a walk, or go for a run around this field. This will simply not be possible due to the construction.

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By building houses here it will destroy natural habitats and will release vast amounts of toxic fumes and gases. We should be trying to keep natural habitats not getting rid of them. Also lots of people like to walk their dogs, go for a walk, or go for a run around this field. This will simply not be possible due to the construction.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18378

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Mrs. Kathryn Holdsworth

Representation:

1: These fields are used daily by walkers from the local community, and provide valuable support to local wildlife. The close proximity to nature in our daily lives has a positive influence on the wellbeing of myself and my family, and is the main reason we chose to live here.


2: Hold - ups on the A140 are commonplace, and the impact that more traffic; particularly heavy, slow moving vehicles, would have on traffic flow, in itself makes the proposed project unfeasible.


3: Swainsthorpe is a beautiful rural village, and the proposed development would make it an eyesore.

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This large industrial development is completely inappropriate for a small rural village. The site will vastly overshadow Swainsthorpe, and can only have a detrimental effect on the quality of life of the village residents. These fields are used daily by walkers from the local community, and provide valuable support to local wildlife. The close proximity to nature in our daily lives has a positive influence on the wellbeing of myself and my family, and is the main reason we chose to live here. I have no doubt that fellow residents are similarly effected. Other factors that lead me to object to this proposal are the impact of extra traffic on the A140. This single carriage road cannot support the existing traffic, hold - ups are commonplace, and the impact that more traffic; particularly heavy, slow moving vehicles, would have on traffic flow, in itself makes the proposed project unfeasible. My other point of objection is the visual impact of such a development. Swainsthorpe is a beautiful rural village, and the proposed development would make it an eyesore.

Support

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18380

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Mr Anthony Seaman

Representation:

We all know how important Agriculture is to this county and it's economy.
The pressure we as farmers will be under to produce enough food to feed us all.
The only way this will be achieved is through modern machinery and state of the art technology. We need developments and investments like this to keep Norfolk leading the way in Agriculture.

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We all know how important Agriculture is to this county and it's economy.
The pressure we as farmers will be under to produce enough food to feed us all.
The only way this will be achieved is through modern machinery and state of the art technology. We need developments and investments like this to keep Norfolk leading the way in Agriculture.

Support

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18383

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Mrs Annabelle Conway

Representation:

Living in South Norfolk and travelling along the A140 daily i would be really please to see significant investment in the local area.
It makes sense for an Agricultural company to be close to the customers it serves.

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Living in South Norfolk and travelling along the A140 daily i would be really please to see significant investment in the local area.
It makes sense for an Agricultural company to be close to the customers it serves.

Support

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18385

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Mr Simon Conway

Representation:

Lovely to see a long established Norfolk company willing to invest in South Norfolk. The local economy will certainly benefit from such investment.

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Lovely to see a long established Norfolk company willing to invest in South Norfolk. The local economy will certainly benefit from such investment.

Support

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18392

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Mr Dean Baker

Representation:

Agriculture is so important to this county,it is important we support a company willing to invest in its future.

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Agriculture is so important to this county,it is important we support a company willing to invest in its future.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18394

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Mr Kit Circuit

Representation:

Would destroy beautiful countryside.

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Would destroy beautiful countryside.

Support

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18395

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Mr David Keeler

Representation:

We must support a company looking to invest in the future of farming in our county. Having a supplier to farmers located within and around the customers it supports just makes so much sense rather than being in the city or an industrial area.
Having driven along the A140 regularly i would certainly say it is an area that would benefit from this significant investment.

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We must support a company looking to invest in the future of farming in our county. Having a supplier to farmers located within and around the customers it supports just makes so much sense rather than being in the city or an industrial area.
Having driven along the A140 regularly i would certainly say it is an area that would benefit from this significant investment.

Support

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18399

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Mr Daniel Gibbons

Representation:

Agricultural Engineers are vital for farmers, it makes sense for them to be close to their customers and not in the city or an industrial area.
nice a company want to invest in the local area.

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Agricultural Engineers are vital for farmers, it makes sense for them to be close to their customers and not in the city or an industrial area.
nice a company want to invest in the local area.

Object

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18406

Received: 10/12/2018

Respondent: Ros Callis

Representation:

As per JCS - Other village -proposal is not very limited infill
Proposal says it will support services in Swainsthorpe although there are none
As per NPPF - Does not reflect and retain local character
As per JCS -Does not protect and enhance character of the area
As per GNLP -Development should be on brownfield/industrial site not greenfield
Loss of green, open space
Loss of productive arable land
As per GNLP - does not reduce need to travel for staff/customers
Destroys landscape
Congestion on A140 - compromises safety/increases pollution
A140 access during construction
Increased traffic on A140 delays emergency vehicles

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The Joint Core Strategy (JCS) states, as an 'Other Village' very limited infill can occur without affecting the form and character of the village although settlements may be considered to deliver the smaller sites in the NPA allowance. It states that no such sites have been indentified in Swainsthorpe. The Ben Burgess proposal is not very limited infill but a large industrial development in a field in a tiny village. It would destroy the character of Swainsthorpe and the natural beauty of the landscape to the detriment of the local environment/Tas Valley Area.

The proposal states it will support local services, however, there are none in Swainsthorpe.

NPPF - Proposal does not reflect and retain local character - it would be a large, noisy industrial site in a tiny,rural village.

JCS - Proposal does not protect and enhance the individual character and culture of the area - development would destroy, not protect, rural green fields, harm wildlife and the countryside. Destroy views to Grade 2 listed church.

GNLP states it will maximise development on brownfield sites and protect valuable landscapes on greenfield sites. There are alternative brownfield/industrial sites available, for example, along the A47 or possibly Colman's site in Norwich.
Proposed development is situated in a dip in lowest part of the fields - surface water lies on the field during winter months/wet weather.
Loss of productive arable land - field has been farmed for generations.
Loss of green, open space enjoyed by many villagers for recreational purposes such as walking. Cycling and walking on the roads in Swainsthorpe can be dangerous due to limited pavements and traffic travelling at dangerous speeds along narrow, uneven roads with blind bends.
A140 is a main route for tourists and visitors to the South Norfolk area and this section of the A140 is attractive. Beautiful views across these fields from Church Road as well as the A140. The road from Harford roundabout looking across the fields towards Caistor St Edmund, past Dunston golf course and then through the wooded area is incredibly attractive - once past this area it would be disappointing to then ruin it with a huge industrial site rather than the current beautiful, natural landscape which, once destroyed by this development, can never be retrieved.

GNLP states the need to reduce environmental impact contributions to climate change and air pollution - locations need to reduce the need to travel. This proposal contradicts this. It will increase the need to travel by car/van for the high numbers of staff and customers due to poor public transport/convenience reasons. Volumes of delivery lorries and agricultural vehicles on the A140 will increase. As a consequence, this will increase pollution and contribute to poorer air quality (as well as generate noise and light pollution) and have an adverse impact environmentally and socially.

Highway safety - Increased traffic on A140 from this development, especially lorries and agricultural machinery, will create tailbacks and congestion and compromise road safety. Traffic from large housing developments in Long Stratton will add to this. It is already extremely difficult to turn right from Church Road onto the A140 during rush hour. I have to turn left onto the A140, which is almost as difficult, and swing round in the Caistor turning to then get back onto the A140 to travel to work.
To travel by public transport it is necessary to cross the A140 at some point. Even with an island on this road it does not feel safe standing in the middle of the A140 with lorries and cars thundering along past you.
It is also very dangerous at present to turn right from the A140 onto Church Road due to the excessive amount of traffic and narrowness of the turning lane. This can be extremely frightening especially when lorries are approaching in front of you and from behind. Any increase in traffic volumes, such as created by the Ben Burgess proposal, would make all of these situations even more dangerous.

Access for vehicles and staff during construction of the proposed site would cause a potential hazard on the A140.

The A140 is the main route for a high number of emergency response vehicles. Sirens can be heard many times throughout the day and any increase in traffic from the Ben Burgess site would delay these vehicles potentially putting lives at risk.

Support

New, Revised and Small Sites

Representation ID: 18420

Received: 11/12/2018

Respondent: Mr Andrew Murdo

Representation:

We must support the local Agricultural industry, it is so important to Norfolk's economy. With all the uncertainty of Brexit and the effect on its economy a company that is willing to invest in the future must be encourage and supported.
Local jobs,local company.
Having the location of an Agricultural Business in the area it is intended support make sense economically and environmentally. It is totally the right place rather than in the city or an industrial area.

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We must support the local Agricultural industry, it is so important to Norfolk's economy. With all the uncertainty of Brexit and the effect on its economy a company that is willing to invest in the future must be encourage and supported.
Local jobs,local company.
Having the location of an Agricultural Business in the area it is intended support make sense economically and environmentally. It is totally the right place rather than in the city or an industrial area.