Residents will be receiving these letters regarding the development of the Northern part of the Foxbridge site as part of the ‘New Eastern Villages and due to the current situation there are no plans for a Public Exhibition.
Whilst we have accepted the principle of the ‘New Eastern Villages and the benefits which the Southern Connector Road will bring, the problem with the current applications / consultation documents at Foxbridge is that neither addresses the policy requirement for a Primary School.
We do not want to see the education provision at Foxbridge delivered at Redlands as this would encourage unwelcome car journeys against the ‘Measures to Minimise Rat running’ policy and the delivery of the Southern Connector Road which are designed to stop those journeys through the village of Wanborough and beyond.
Whilst this is not yet a planning application, it is nonetheless helpful if residents views can reflect these concerns.
The new community of Foxbridge (about the same size as Wanborough) should deliver a Primary school as both a policy requirement but also in terms of place-making. If this is not delivered then they will have built an isolated housing estate with no heart and car journeys will be encouraged/necessary.
We all have other worries, but when you have time please let Danescroft know what you think?
Your Ridgeway Ward Councillor.