Have your say on Sedgemoor's travel infrastructure

Bridgwater Mercury: Have your say on Sedgemoor's travel infrastructure Have your say on Sedgemoor's travel infrastructure

RESIDENTS are being asked for their views on a new planning document regarding travel infrastructure in Sedgemoor.

Sedgemoor District Council is consulting on a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) on Travel Planning.

It will ensure proposed developments contribute to sustainable travel by requiring travel plans to be approved before planning permission is granted, and ensuring these are delivered and monitored. For more details visit www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/travelplanning

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8:27pm Fri 17 Aug 12

MINIME2 says...

Not another survey ? how much will this cost us the council tax payers ? Do the council listen to our views ? There is only one answer to the road infrastructure a by pass which ahould have been built many years ago.
Not another survey ? how much will this cost us the council tax payers ? Do the council listen to our views ? There is only one answer to the road infrastructure a by pass which ahould have been built many years ago. MINIME2
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8:30pm Fri 17 Aug 12

grisleyreg says...

Sedgemoor ask our views then totally ignore them i.e. The Meads,
So why bother
Sedgemoor ask our views then totally ignore them i.e. The Meads, So why bother grisleyreg
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8:58pm Fri 17 Aug 12

smithy99 says...

I would like to provide some serious constructive feedback on the proposal I have read so far, however.... the feedback form provided is asking for so much personal information prior to you even writing any feedback.

I just don't trust any council or government agency with any of my personal details. It is such a shame... why over complicate things?

It requires information such as not only your home address but your full name and address of where you work, Job title, nationality, disability, your own tel number and many other things.

I am sure they had to employ a whole team of workers in the council just to come up with the feedback form!

I just want to comment and not to give over every personal bit of information prior to my views.

What a political correctness shambles of a process which I am sure will hinder a fair number of people from having their say.
I would like to provide some serious constructive feedback on the proposal I have read so far, however.... the feedback form provided is asking for so much personal information prior to you even writing any feedback. I just don't trust any council or government agency with any of my personal details. It is such a shame... why over complicate things? It requires information such as not only your home address but your full name and address of where you work, Job title, nationality, disability, your own tel number and many other things. I am sure they had to employ a whole team of workers in the council just to come up with the feedback form! I just want to comment and not to give over every personal bit of information prior to my views. What a political correctness shambles of a process which I am sure will hinder a fair number of people from having their say. smithy99
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9:37pm Fri 17 Aug 12

MINIME2 says...

smithy99. Your right what you say. The form sholud just ask for a simple comment. A bypass , more roundabouts more traffic lights , rid the main roads of parking etc. Why do they want to know so much personal info ?
smithy99. Your right what you say. The form sholud just ask for a simple comment. A bypass , more roundabouts more traffic lights , rid the main roads of parking etc. Why do they want to know so much personal info ? MINIME2
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10:29am Sat 18 Aug 12

awayswing says...

I completely agree with the above two comments.I found it very dfifficult to access the form and when I did I would have given more information about myself than on traffic conditions in Bridgwater.
Not to worry though, as it looks as though Big Brother is watching over us.
I completely agree with the above two comments.I found it very dfifficult to access the form and when I did I would have given more information about myself than on traffic conditions in Bridgwater. Not to worry though, as it looks as though Big Brother is watching over us. awayswing
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1:11pm Sat 18 Aug 12

rich1973 says...

Traffic light bottom of wills road so we can turn right nightmare most of the time trying to get out.
Traffic light bottom of wills road so we can turn right nightmare most of the time trying to get out. rich1973
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3:12pm Sat 18 Aug 12

MINIME2 says...

riich1973. Brilliant idea !!! They seem to forget about all the extra traffic when they build new houses.
riich1973. Brilliant idea !!! They seem to forget about all the extra traffic when they build new houses. MINIME2
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8:43pm Sat 18 Aug 12

the voice of common sense says...

Change all the traffic lights in Bridgwater into roundabouts and install roundabouts at both ends of Parkway and Bower lane, bottom of Rhode lane, Wills road and Danesborough road, problem solved.

As a second alternative just turn off the lights completely and let the drivers sort it out for themselves.
Change all the traffic lights in Bridgwater into roundabouts and install roundabouts at both ends of Parkway and Bower lane, bottom of Rhode lane, Wills road and Danesborough road, problem solved. As a second alternative just turn off the lights completely and let the drivers sort it out for themselves. the voice of common sense
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8:51pm Sat 18 Aug 12

jimee says...

I thought we already had a by-pass...the M5.
Get rid of the traffic lights and put some decent roundabout in to keep the traffic moving.
I thought we already had a by-pass...the M5. Get rid of the traffic lights and put some decent roundabout in to keep the traffic moving. jimee
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8:51pm Sat 18 Aug 12

the voice of common sense says...

I have briefly looked at the travel structure document, what a beauty!

It must have taken thousands of person hours to produce something as user unfriendly and unintelligible as this.

Jobsworth, well done on this masterpiece
I have briefly looked at the travel structure document, what a beauty! It must have taken thousands of person hours to produce something as user unfriendly and unintelligible as this. Jobsworth, well done on this masterpiece the voice of common sense
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7:15pm Sun 19 Aug 12

BaldyLocks says...

Stop single occupancy car use for journeys under 3 miles between the hours of 07:00 and 19:00.
Problem solved, no charge or thanks required.
Stop single occupancy car use for journeys under 3 miles between the hours of 07:00 and 19:00. Problem solved, no charge or thanks required. BaldyLocks
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10:14pm Sun 19 Aug 12

BaldCarl2 says...

BaldyLocks wrote:
Stop single occupancy car use for journeys under 3 miles between the hours of 07:00 and 19:00. Problem solved, no charge or thanks required.
That would be easily enforceable.
And if it was, the town centre would really be dead.
[quote][p][bold]BaldyLocks[/bold] wrote: Stop single occupancy car use for journeys under 3 miles between the hours of 07:00 and 19:00. Problem solved, no charge or thanks required.[/p][/quote]That would be easily enforceable. And if it was, the town centre would really be dead. BaldCarl2
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10:15am Tue 21 Aug 12

KeepCombwichRural says...

Why do they bother spending tax payers money on surveys and consultations?! They're torn up and thrown away if tempted by £millions from developers, as recently proved by the spectacular dumping of Combwich in favour of £94million from EDF.

I'm all for the much needed re-generation of this town but to have Hinkley C with it's 750 daily HGV movements (not to mention all the extra cars and buses to get 5000 people to site), a 100 acre eco park at The Meads, a town centre Tesco, new hospital, 2000+ new houses, the proposed Eastover development, a solar panel park at Durleigh, new factory for Mulberry and National Grid ALL developing and building at the same time, Bridgwater will not only come to a stand-still, it'll be backing up to the M5. And imagine if there's roadworks for utilities!!

Don't get me wrong, I'm very exciting about have all this going on - it will be a fantastic boost to this area's economy but have they seriously looked at the whole picture and how all this traffic is going to flow?
Why do they bother spending tax payers money on surveys and consultations?! They're torn up and thrown away if tempted by £millions from developers, as recently proved by the spectacular dumping of Combwich in favour of £94million from EDF. I'm all for the much needed re-generation of this town but to have Hinkley C with it's 750 daily HGV movements (not to mention all the extra cars and buses to get 5000 people to site), a 100 acre eco park at The Meads, a town centre Tesco, new hospital, 2000+ new houses, the proposed Eastover development, a solar panel park at Durleigh, new factory for Mulberry and National Grid ALL developing and building at the same time, Bridgwater will not only come to a stand-still, it'll be backing up to the M5. And imagine if there's roadworks for utilities!! Don't get me wrong, I'm very exciting about have all this going on - it will be a fantastic boost to this area's economy but have they seriously looked at the whole picture and how all this traffic is going to flow? KeepCombwichRural
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1:29pm Tue 21 Aug 12

Hombre says...

Has anybody read anyting other than the Mercury report?
Having a quick look, it seems that new developments will require planning consent for any road changes, which will include a fee to the developer. From that I think that if a new estate is built, housing or industrial, any changes to the existing roads may need planning permission.
This is across Sedgemoor, so not just Bridgwater.
Confused? I am!
Has anybody read anyting other than the Mercury report? Having a quick look, it seems that new developments will require planning consent for any road changes, which will include a fee to the developer. From that I think that if a new estate is built, housing or industrial, any changes to the existing roads may need planning permission. This is across Sedgemoor, so not just Bridgwater. Confused? I am! Hombre
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5:50pm Tue 21 Aug 12

jimee says...

MINIME2 wrote:
riich1973. Brilliant idea !!! They seem to forget about all the extra traffic when they build new houses.
Why don't they build some houses in other bits of Sedgemoor like Axbridge and Highbridge. There is more to Sedgemoor than Bridgwater.
[quote][p][bold]MINIME2[/bold] wrote: riich1973. Brilliant idea !!! They seem to forget about all the extra traffic when they build new houses.[/p][/quote]Why don't they build some houses in other bits of Sedgemoor like Axbridge and Highbridge. There is more to Sedgemoor than Bridgwater. jimee
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