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  1. Mark Sharpe says:

    ref:13/00797/FULM Site AP1
    I live on Measham road and have been contacting Jim Wilmott and Dean Flower at NWLDC Planning Enforcemant since September 3rd 2016 with regard to construction start times and traffic. The site regularly accepts deliveries at 07.00 in the morning and on several occasions staff have been working pre 8am which Mr Wilmott advises me is not allowed.
    He claims he has visited the site and telephoned the construction company several times but it still goes on.
    This morning 31/10/16 lorries were parked outside our houses from 7am and at one point there were five tipper lorries parked on the road making it difficult for traffic to pass due to the reduced width of the road. I have reported every incident but nothing seems to be done.
    I also contacted Jenny Davies at NWLDC planning and was told that there are no plans to improve Measham Road even though the Highways dept has said “Measham  Road  fronting  the  site  is  not  currently  suitable  to  cater  for  the  development  and would require improvement works. Concern is raised regarding the minimal bus 
    service in Appleby Magna which would lead 
    residents to rely heavily on the  private car”.
    This has been said for both sites AP2 which is complete and AP1. Measham Riad is a narrow road and vehicles have to give way to each other constantly. Please report any problems you experience to NWLDC Planning Enforcement.
    Thankyou, Mark.

    • Mark Sharpe says:

      I emailed Dean Flower at NWLDC planning enforcement again this morning with this email……..
      Good morning Dean
      Unfortunately another tipper lorry arrived AGAIN this morning 7th November 2016 before the agreed time of 08.00am. It arrived at 06.45am and parked on Measham Road along side the cones outside of the site which you told me had been put there to prevent the deliveries parking there. It left at 07.20am and returned at 07.55am.
      Can you confirm to me that wheel washing facilities are also in place on the site which also forms part of the planning permission?
      All of these incidents have and will continue to be reported to the Appleby Environmental Group.
      You or Mr Wilmott told me previously that the site manager has contacted the delivery companys and told them not to arrive at the site pre 8am and not to park on Measham Road. That also forms part of the planning permission.
      Regards, Mark Sharpe

  2. Mark Sharpe says:

    I emailed Dean Flower at NWLDC planning enforcement AGAIN this morning with this email

    Good morning Dean
    Unfortunately things are still happening on Measham Road Appleby Magna.
    A lorry loaded with building materials arrived at 7.20 this morning and was allowed to park outside the site where the cones are until 8.00 am (40 mins) after a site worker had spoken to him. Whilst the lorry was waiting the driver proceeded to remove the loads securing devices, straps etc and was allowed onto the site at 8.00 am. This caused congestion on Measham Road which forced several vehicles to turn around and some to drive on the freshly dug earth by the site entrance. The double decker school bus which comes along Measham Road every morning at around 7.45 was delayed by 15 mins as it could not get pass the lorry until 8.00 am when the lorry entered the site.
    It is my understanding that a stipulation of the planning permission is not only no deliveries or work to be commenced pre 8.00 am but also no delivery lorries should be parking on Measham Road. Clearly this lorry driver was not told he could not park on Measham Road.
    Regards, Mark Sharpe.

  3. Mark Sharpe says:

    It has come to my attention that NWLDC is planning an housing development on the current mobile home site at the rear of Measham Road in Appleby Magna following a residents meeting which was held on the 25/10/18 at the Best Western Hotel.
    The current mobile home site containing 8 homes and a toilet/shower block is to be moved onto the site of the Scouts Headquarters at the rear of Measham Road and the land that the mobile homes were situated on will have residential homes built on it. It is not clear at this time if the land is to be sold to a private developer or will be built on buy the council ie social housing.
    Along with the ongoing developments in our once peaceful village and the threat of the HS2 on our doorsteps our village has lost that quaint village feeling.
    What on earth is happening to this village?

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