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Developing Carterton to the east is bad idea
10:00am Wednesday 9th October 2013 in Letters
Sir – I am surprised that as a Carterton resident, Julie Edgington (September 25) does not appear to be aware of the vote taken by her town council on December 18, 2012, when the draft plan was considered.
Carterton Town Council voted unanimously (with one abstention) to reject expansion to the east. The minutes of the meeting state the following: “Although the council understands why WODC have recommended the east, the council objects to this policy, because a number of issues have been ignored, been given little priority, or completely overlooked.”
The council listed 10 objections to the development to the east, two of which were: 1. There is no room for further expansion beyond the scope of this plan. The council does not understand the logic of encroaching closer to Brize Norton village when a development to the west has much less impact on the built-up areas of neighbouring villages.
2. The site is too small for a creative development. At 34 dph it will be dense and subject to noise and light pollution from the base.
The full response is available on the town council’s website.
Developing Carterton to the east is a very, very bad plan.
Clive Homer, Station Road, Brize Norton
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