Objection Ideas

Here are some random selections of ideas for objection points, in different categories.

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• New houses should be provided in areas where there is employment nearby, not in a village. Chiswell Green’s largest employer is Burston Nurseries at only 150 people


• St Albans is nearly 3 miles from the City Station with only 1 direct bus route per hour. Residents of the new development would use cars to travel to the station when car use is supposed to be discouraged


• The purpose Built National Cycle Path through Greenwood Park is seldom used for its original purpose. Will new cycle paths be better used? – I doubt it


• Adding nearly 1,000 new residents to a village of 2,800 is ridiculous. We will become a town overnight and lose our village character


• There is too much traffic already in Chiswell Green


• If we start eating into the Green Belt, where does it stop ? It’s protected for a reason


• The Green Belt is necessary for our physical health – it’s a place to exercise, to get fresh air, to get away


• My garden has lots of butterflies in it since we had the Butterfly World nearby. We need to protect their habitat.


• Allowing one development on this piece of Green Belt will diminish the value of the surrounding Green Belt most likely over to Noke Lane and result in more developments being built on this protected Green Belt land


• The public footpaths that traverse the Green Belt make the Green Belt available to everyone, for everyone’s benefit


• Perfectly good natural former agricultural Green Belt land will be paved over forever extinguishing existing indigenous species


• Our neighbouring town of Hemel Hempstead has a very effective way of dealing with parking demand. In most of its streets pavement parking is encouraged. Pavements, on both sides of the road, are wide enough for pedestrians with buggies or wheelchairs and for parked cars. As a result the roads are not cluttered by parked cars and residents have more space as houses are not packed so closely together.


Individual Categories

 

Green Belt

• The Green Belt is necessary for our mental health


• My garden has lots of butterflies in it since we had the Butterfly World nearby. We need to protect their habitat.


• The public footpaths that traverse the Green Belt make the Green Belt available to everyone, for everyone’s benefit


• If we start eating into the Green Belt, where does it stop ? It’s protected for a reason


• The Green Belt serves a necessary purpose to help to clean our air for a better environment, reduce pollution and reduce respiratory diseases


• Allowing one development on this piece of Green Belt will diminish the value of the surrounding Green Belt most likely over to Noke Lane and result in more developments being built on this protected Green Belt land


 

Biodiversity

• Perfectly good natural former agricultural Green Belt land will be paved over forever extinguishing existing indigenous species


 

Fundamental Inaccuracies And False Presumptions

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Functioning Of The Development

• St Albans is nearly 3 miles from the City Station with only 1 direct bus route per hour. Residents of the new development would use cars to travel to the station when car use is supposed to be discouraged


• The existing bus route through Chiswell Green is too far from the new development to encourage the new residents to use it


• Chiswell Green is perfectly located for people who need good access to the main road routes nearby. New residents of these houses are likely to travel by car to work, not cycle


 

Parking

• There is never enough parking for modern living outside new houses so cars from the new houses will leave their cars in Forge End and Long Fallow and walk to their homes


• In spite of a campaign to ‘Shop Local’ SADC imposed extra parking conditions and physical barriers to deter parking, e,g, raised kerbs outside the chemists and near Simmonds, 24/7 parking prohibited in the quiet little service road just down the A405 from Starbucks, excessive yellow lines in Chiswell Green Lane, Tippendell Lane and near the Chemists


• Our neighbouring town of Hemel Hempstead has a very effective way of dealing with parking demand. In most of its streets pavement parking is encouraged. Pavements, on both sides of the road, are wide enough for pedestrians with buggies or wheelchairs and for parked cars. As a result the roads are not cluttered by parked cars and residents have more space as houses are not packed so closely together.


 

Size and Location

• Adding nearly 1,000 new residents to a village of 2,800 is ridiculous. We will become a town overnight and lose our village character


• St Albans in general and Chiswell Green in particular is hugely over-subscribed for medical and dental services. An extra 800 to 1000 residents will degrade services for all


 

Traffic

• It’s so difficult to get parking to go to the chemist to get a prescription


• The queues of traffic in rush hour are dreadful


• Any time there’s a problem on M25, M1 or A414, the traffic on the Watford Road is solid


• Stanley Avenue is already a ‘rat run’ to avoid the Watford Road. Residents from the new development would automatically use Stanley Avenue instead of Watford Road making Stanley Avenue even more dangerous


• It can be so difficult to turn out onto the Watford Road from side roads as there is a constant stream of traffic


 

Public Transport

• Current bus stops along the Watford Rd. are further away than the “Guidelines for Provided for Jouneys on Foot” in 2000 which state they are best within 500m for commuters and 400m for others


• Cycling in Chiswell Green is so dangerous; there’s so much traffic and so little space for cyclists on the roads


• It’s not easy to use public transport or to cycle; the buses are infrequent and only go straight to St Albans and Luton or to Watford


• Public Transport Access to St Albans City Station is limited to one bus in each direction every hour, the 724, a long distance Limited Stop Service which has poor regularity


• Public transport is poor from Chiswell Green; a 5-minute car journey to Park Street requires an hour’s journey by bus to St Albans Abbey Station and a train back to Park Street !


 

Relationship With The Surroundings

• A sudden increase in the population of the village of a third will cause an “us/them” situation as it is not easy to integrate such a sudden large number into an existing community


• There are lots of houses in Chiswell Green that are being renovated to make them bigger to accommodate families, or knocked down and rebuilt as two to accommodate smaller family units. This is increasing the number of homes in St Albans without building any big developments


• New houses should be provided in areas where there is employment nearby, not in a village. Chiswell Green’s largest employer is Burston Nurseries at only 150 people


• We have a declining birth rate, net emmigration from the UK and more people moving away from London as they’re working from home so we don’t need so many houses now in the South East


• Chiswell Green has an aging population. Their homes are going to become available in the next 10-20 years for families to move into. To release those properties onto the open market sooner, Chiswell Green needs to provide more homes suitable for older people, or people with care needs