The next development due is now being decided this coming week for another 52 new homes with only 27 parking spaces on council garages behind the Broadway. The developer is supposed to be contributing 17k towards healthcare but that is nothing really.
Parking in streets surrounding the Broadway in both the Broadway ward and Alderton ward is terrible in places. This is commuter parking and has been overlooked (but solutions promised) for years. With these developments thing will only get worse.
Most of these developments will be opposed but have already been discussed at stages for years. The 2008 town centre consultation highlights all the development potential and this latest one just falls in line. So whilst we will see opposition towards it that opposition will be more of a compromise than an outright defence against it.
I would like to see proper levy's put in place to towards these developers and councils act at this point to deal with long standing issues for existing residents so improvements are ensured at the time of the planning decision.
The same issues that applied to the Churchill development apply here and more.
Personally I would vote against this development if I were on the panel, not compromise with little adjustments just outright block it and I hope that our councillors do that in this instance.
Sort out existing issues before creating new ones unless you can guarantee long standing promises are met first.