FIGHT PROPOSED DEVELOPMENTS AT THORNLY PARK UWS CAMPUS AND DYKEBAR HOSPITAL LAND

FIGHT PROPOSED DEVELOPMENTS AT THORNLY PARK UWS CAMPUS AND DYKEBAR HOSPITAL LAND

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Jennifer Reid started this petition to Renfrewshire Council

 

  1. Erosion of our Green Belt - once it’s gone it’s gone. Allowing developers in will set a precedence for other Developers to follow and destroy greenbelt.
  2. Impact on wildlife habitats - Residents widely report the abundance of wildlife on both sites. Protected species of great crested newt among others has been reported by BBC Autumn watch.
  3. Loss of widely used community facilities. UWS sport center, football pitches and sports field is widely used by the community and the importance of sport and keeping fit is regularly in the news. This loss would leave paisley south with no sports facility and therefore encourage more car usage to get to other facilities further afield.
  4. Strain on local services - St Andrews school and other local schools already at capacity. UWS site also qualifies for both primary and secondary home to school bus service supplied by Renfrewshire Council, adding yet another bill to their already stretched budget.
  5. Local roads and infrastructure can not cope with extra housing. Approx 2 cars per household . Local roads can not cope with extra traffic.  400 new houses already on hawkhead road . When these houses are complete a bottle neck at seed hill railway bridge will be have massive detrimental impact on road users .  Local roads Neilston road/causeyside street and others cannot support this amount of extra traffic that will funnel down these road. Roads that are in built up areas with no room for alterations/expansion.
  6. Environmental issues- UWS campus at top of hill . Covering fields and grass areas with hard standing will have major drainage issues for lower lying areas . Flash flooding will be more regular. Housing near Dykebar already sits in a flood plane and development of Dykebar will increase flood risk further to this area.
  7. Detrimental effect on already stretched health care facilities.Rah services already stretched (waiting times etc ), GP surgeries are reportedly full.
  8. Increased air pollution from sites with poor public transport network forcing increased car usage. R.C. aim to be carbon neutral by 2030.
  9. Loss of ancient and vintage woodland that is vital for carbon intake. These trees are in their prime for carbon intake. Woodland and individual trees also have huge water uptake from the ground. Cutting these trees down will further impact flooding in this area.

 

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