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Teddington & Alstone Parish Council Feedback to Tewkesbury Garden Town Charter Draft Document

Teddington & Alstone Parish Council Feedback to Tewkesbury Garden Town Charter Draft
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Page 8
• Development Map cuts off Eastern side to accommodate text.
• It fails to include existing development, resulting in false perception of (usable) space.
• North West section crosses railway line – Does this mean the existing bridge plans will
be re-submitted?
• Are the most easterly areas, south of the A46 and either side of the B4079, still
intended for employment? This would be highly unsuitable as it will bring heavy traffic
very close to the AONB. Industrial/ commercial parks would spoil the setting of what
is one of the area’s greatest attractions.
• Siting industrial areas closer to the M5 and rail links would have
benefits to both infrastructure and the environment.

Page10
• Agree that Tewkesbury Town’s role should be protected and enhanced but how will
historic villages and their landscape be protected when some are already being
overwhelmed by new development, for example Pamington?

Page 14
• Only minimum 10% Biodiversity Net Gain targeted – disappointing in view of existing
agricultural relative monoculture.

Page15
• “The A46 to become a more attractive route for walking and cycling.” Given the existing
and proposed development it’s difficult to see how this can be achieved without rerouting.
• “Delivery of a strategic traffic solution to reduce existing congestion & support housing
and economic growth.” Can this realistically be achieved other than by re-routing?

Page 16
• “New Employment areas to South of A46” – not further explained. Implied within the
boundaries?

Summary – While the draft Charter contains many laudable aims it lacks enough
meaningful examples of how these can be achieved.


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