To prevent gypsy/traveller site at Birchwood Crescent, Grangewood.

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This petition is to oppose the shortlisting & possible subsequent planning application for a travellers site at Birchwood Crescent, Grangewood, Chesterfield.

We oppose the proposal for the following reasons:

LOCATION - The proposed site is in the middle of a residential area overlooked on 3 sides by long standing residents, many of them elderly & vulnerable. 

There is limited space available (possibly only enough for 2 pitches) & the cost of making the site viable for so few occupants would be better spent on a larger site elsewhere.

The site is a flood zone of medium to high risk.

Chesterfield Borough Council have only shortlisted garage sites in residential areas and we believe there are more suitable locations within the Borough.

A 16 pitch site already exists 2.5 miles away.

ACCESS - We feel safety will be compromised especially at peak times as the site entrance sits on a bend & is situated between 2 busy junctions.

HEALTH PROVISION - The GP provision for this site proposal is one of the worst performing in the Midlands area.

We would urge all members of the community opposed to this site to sign this petition. 

Many thanks.



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