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To which part of the West Moorshire Local Plan Consultation does your comment relate?
I wish to support / I wish to object [delete as appropriate]
Please give reasons for your support or objection
I support the proposed regeneration of the former print works site in West Brayfield for a mix of uses including housing, retail and employment, with a network of new public spaces to link into the existing network of green infrastructure and public footpaths and cycle routes (Policy 5.6). This site has been derelict for three years now, and it is good to see plans to reuse it.
This development would provide much needed premises for small businesses to start up and expand, as identified in the council's Employment Study (para. 10.5). It would provide market and affordable homes to meet local needs, particularly those of young families and the elderly, as identified in the council's Housing Market Strategy (para. 3.4).
I am pleased that sustainable transport issues will be addressed in the masterplanning process, including the need to extend bus route P43 (which used to serve the print works), and the requirement for convenient walking and cycle routes through the site to connect with bus stops and existing safe routes to schools. It will be important to ensure these requirements are implemented to avoid increasing traffic on local roads.