Stop the Poplar Hill housing development

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This petition is to show how much opposition there is concerning the proposed application by Gladman Land to receive planning permission to build 160 homes at Poplar Hill, Stowmarket, Suffolk. 

This is a site of natural beauty. It is next to two Nature Reserves! There are many species of wildlife that inhabit this area, many are protected species. To lose this land to 160 homes will have an affect on the local wildlife and habitat, this will then affect the Nature Reserves. One of which is of Scientific Importance.

The well known beautiful landscape of rolling hills, fields and farmland, with the St Mary's Church amongst this, will no longer be seen from many view points. In the tourist documentation of this particular area, it is known for this view. People have been visiting this church since it was mentioned in the Domesday Book back in 1086, this church has been in this current form since 1300. It's views are well known. This development will ruin all those views.

This is green belt land and situated on the outskirts of Stowmarket, where there has already been a explosion of new homes built in recent years. The towns growth has already impacted the Doctors surgeries (the closest one to this development is no longer taking on new patients), the schools and other amenities are over stretched and our infrastructure cannot cope with any more homes. Especially in the Combs Ford area which this development will be in.

This area has an old style road system which cannot be changed, it is already dangerous, causes delays to road users due to the lack of space and it's congestion causes users stress and possible damage to vehicles. A small road which is used by farm vehicles, the local R.A.F, residents of the town and surrounding villages, plus lorries travelling to an from the industrial estate cannot cope with the extra traffic from 160 homes.

Please join us with our fight against this development. 

More details can be found on the dedicated Facebook group page, search for R.A.I.D (Residents Against Increasing Developments) Thank you.

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