Land East of Carsons
Drive, Great Cornard, Sudbury
Planning Application No:
I have read with utter dismay that Babergh Council are favourably
considering the planning application for the land east of Carsons Drive.
I wish to object most strongly to this.
A hundred. And. Seventy. Houses.
But this is not an addition to the community of one hundred and seventy
people. This is an addition of around 500 people.
500 people who will probably own over 200 cars. So at least 200 more cars
will be trying to use the junctions at either end of Sheepshead Road - this
has been estimated at 1000+ traffic movement A DAY. The A134 junction has
been identified already as a hazardous and dangerous junction by Suffolk
Where will their children go to school, with the prospect of closure of the
My main concern however is the destruction of historic sites, with
Gainsborough's landscape views being covered in concrete and brick in
the name of 'progress'. Abbas Hall, of which we should all be proud as a
Grade 1 listed building should be, as it is now, its vista unscarred - not
overwhelmed by an
estate. This area is one of Special Landscape Interest. Does that mean
Over the years Great Cornard has grown from a quiet satellite village to an
overdeveloped area, with much unsympathetic building in an attempt to
address a shortage of housing. This shortage no longer exists; new houses
are remaining unsold, while the population has been assured that there will
be no more inappropriate development. This is one chance to say 'no'. Let us
preserve what historic connections we have, let's not dishonour our historic
predecessors, let's try to find ways to enhance the area by replacing bad or
unused sites in Great Cornard with good.