NO to the proposed Distribution Centre at the Esso site next to Milton Hill House Hotel

NO to the proposed Distribution Centre at the Esso site next to Milton Hill House Hotel

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Rowstock Residents Association started this petition to Vale of White Horse District Council (Planning Committee)

Equation Properties Limited are proposing to build a gigantic Warehouse and Distribution  Centre next to Milton Hill House Hotel on the old Esso Research site. For over a decade this site has been left to return to nature, is in a rural location and surrounded by open countryside and woodland.

PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO FOR A VIEW OF THE SITE, SURROUNDING COUNTRYSIDE AND TO SEE HOW CLOSE IT IS TO Q GARDENS FARMS SHOP, HOMES AND MILTON HOUSE HOTEL.

We, the Residents and Businesses of Rowstock and surrounding areas, object to the application to build a gigantic distribution Centre next to Milton Hill House Hotel  (Planning number P21/V1171/FUL) on the basis of:

1) It is a massive over development of the site
2) This is a rural area unsuitable for warehousing
3) The heavy goods traffic generated and resultant noise and pollution will be detrimental and a danger to our physical and mental health.

Details of this planning application can be seen at https://data.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/java/support/Main.jsp?MODULE=ApplicationDetails&REF=P21/V1171/FUL

If this development is approved then the volume of heavy goods vehicles travelling to and from this site will cause untold damage to local communities. The roads serving this site are single carriageway and not designed for anything other than local rural traffic and pedestrians.

According to the applicant the worse case scenario is that 2000 HGV movements will be generated by the site per 24 hours every day of the week. This equates to an HGV passing our homes every 30 seconds of every minute, each hour of the day and throughout the night. This is a 675% increase in volume compared to the current level of local HGV movements. The volume of traffic will destroy the quality of life and mental health of the thousands of people living alongside the A4130, A4185, A417 and living in the nearby villages of Rowstock, Steventon,  Milton and Harwell as well as being a danger to cyclists and pedestrians. The road North to the A34 passes many homes situated directly alongside the road as well as many small local businesses whilst the road to the South (and the likely route to and from the A34 for all southbound HGV's) will pass directly through the small village of Rowstock where large lorries will have to negotiate the small roundabout located in the centre of this residential location.

With nearby Milton Park, Signia Park and other brownfield sites near to Didcot already able to provide facilities that are more suitable for this type of development (all of which have safe and proper direct access to the A34) this speculative development is unnecessary and unsuitable for this rural location. To allow this to be constructed would be dangerous for the local community and environmentally malicious.

For those  who may not be familiar with the location of this site a video can be seen via the link below which shows the area of this site. Surrounding and within the site itself are hundreds of mature trees and hedgerows most of which will be removed and replaced with large concrete structures. As you will see from the video linked to below the site itself is surrounded on every side by open countryside and nature has already started to reclaim this site and restore it to it's rightful state.

Watch at  http://essosite.rowstockresidents.co.uk or search YouTube for Esso Research Old Site

WITH YOUR SUPPORT AND SIGNATURE, HELP US STOP THIS SPECULATIVE, UNNEEDED AND DANGEROUS PLANNING APPLICATION. PRESERVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE AND COUNTRYSIDE THAT WE ARE SO LUCKY TO BE SURROUNDED BY.

 

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