Keepmoat submitted plans today for the development of 26 Bungalows on Cambo Green in Blakelaw. I will be joining local residents in objecting to the scheme as planned.
Cambo Green is a well used green space located within a densely populated residential area. The site was previously partially developed and whilst I have no objections to the principle of developing on the previous footprint I do object to the scale of the planned development of 26 bungalows which will take up the entire green leaving nothing for local residents. This will have a negative impact on local residential amenity and a detrimental impact on the quality of life of the residents who live adjacent to the green as well as the wider community who use the green as an open public space.
The planned development would also remove well used off street parking which had been an issue in the area until curtilage was installed around the green to accommodate the need for more parking. This has not been taken to account in the proposed plan and would leave existing residents with insufficient parking space.
Keepmoat’s plan should be considered in the context of the wider development plan for Blakelaw. Springfield Road is to be developed as is likely Sherif Leas and Roundhill Avenue in the future. All of these sites are adjacent to or very near Cambo Green. This plan, if approved, would result in the overdevelopment of an already densely populated area. This issue is significantly amplified when looked at in the context of the wider Blakelaw development plan.
Cambo Green is so called because there is a green – there always has been – and any development of the site should take this into account and consider the impact on the quality of life of the local residents that I am elected to represent.
I am in favour of bringing new housing schemes to Blakelaw. We need more houses and we desperately need more bungalows. However, new schemes should not impact on the quality of life of existing Blakelaw residents as this one would which is why I am objecting to this plan.
You can view the plans here and you can local residents objecting to the scheme online.