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19/1647/FUL | Construction of 200 dwellings, means of access, public open space and associated infrastructure (Amended Scheme). | Land Off Ikea Way Ikea Way Exeter Devon
  • Total Consulted: 69
  • Comments Received: 54
  • Objections: 53
  • Supporting: 0

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Ms Natalia Pinto (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Sun 18 Oct 2020

It is not what was agreed in the beginning and the place where the "possible" Muga is to be placed is not safe and far from the rest of the estate

Mr Patrick Tompsett (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Sun 18 Oct 2020

The proposed location of the MUGA is unsuitable for it's purpose. Being tucked away in the corner it seems to defeat the point of being a place for children to socialise and will only contribute to increasing the anti-social behaviour issues we are currently facing. It is important to take into account the needs of the families currently living or wishing to move to Newcourt and that includes green spaces and recreational areas large enough to accommodate the growing number of children (both younger children and teenagers) who need somewhere to play/socialise.

Mrs Judy Cretney (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Sun 18 Oct 2020

I object strongly to the plans to site a "potential" (!) MUGA for Newcourt in the land bordering the A379 and the Avocet railway line.

This siting has very clear and obvious risks of sport equipment ending up on the road and railway line. The site is sequestered away from housing and anti social behaviour is inevitable without overlook.

This is still no actual commitment from the developer to support the community in providing a MUGA.

My comments from 2/1/20 still stand.

I object to the removal of the MUGA from the plans 19/1647/FUL for the following reasons: -

- Exeter City Council have reneged from the original planning permission given for a MUGA in 2013.

- There are NO outdoor facilities for secondary age children in the large community of Newcourt.

- There has been a vocal local demand for a MUGA in Newcourt.

- What has happened to the council's vision to encourage and ensure physical activity and sport in young people in Exeter? This has been shown to have a positive impact on mental health and in reducing antisocial behaviour.

Please do not allow houses to replace a much needed and promised multi use games area.

Comment submitted date: Thu 02 Jan 2020

I object to the removal of the MUGA from the plans 19/1647/FUL for the following reasons: -

- Exeter City Council have reneged from the original planning permission given for a MUGA in 2013.

- There are NO outdoor facilities for secondary age children in the large community of Newcourt.

- There has been a vocal local demand for a MUGA in Newcourt. (Why has the deadline for comments been set during the Christmas holidays, when families are busy/ away??)

- What has happened to the council's vision to encourage and ensure physical activity and sport in young people in Exeter? This has been shown to have a positive impact on mental health and in reducing antisocial behaviour.

Please do not allow houses to replace a much needed and promised multi use games area.




Mrs Rebecca Lashbrook (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Sun 18 Oct 2020

Our area is already suffering from a high level of anti social behaviour, mainly due to the fact there are no facilities for young teens to use. To build more houses and make a smaller MUGA which is my opinion is clearly an unsafe location between a duel carriage way and train lines, is disgusting. There needs to be consideration given to the local residents, more facilities are needed, not houses.

Mrs Chelsea Roughton (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Sun 18 Oct 2020

Muga to be reinstated in original place as per 2014 agreement

Dr Sally Robertson (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Sun 18 Oct 2020

Please return to the original CONFIRMED COMMITMENT to a larger MUGA within this development

Dr Jennifer Catto (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Sun 18 Oct 2020

I wish to object to this application on the basis of the poorly thought out location for the MUGA. The young people of Newcourt need somewhere to be able to safely spend time. The proposed location for the "potential MUGA" is unacceptable as it is in the furthest corner of site, sandwiched between a railway and a busy road. This needs to be brought into the main development and located closer to the other houses and to Ikea.

Mr Alexander Hutson (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Sun 18 Oct 2020

I object to the proposed plans based on the removal of the MUGA and green space areas at the southern corner of the development compared to previous plans, as well as the ambiguous reference to a "potential" MUGA in a new location in the latest plan. Newcourt has seen a dramatic rise in antisocial behaviour recently, particularly from groups of youths and pre-teens who would most benefit from a MUGA in the area. There is absolutely NOTHING for them to do here, and this is the perfect opportunity to enforce the requirement for the developer to remedy this problem by stipulating the MUGA must be built (whilst I am sure they would still be able to turn a tidy profit from the site despite having to do so). I also object to the removal of the green-space in the plan - at a time when climate change is front and centre in the political and social sphere, the decision to reduce the amount of green space that would encourage ecological diversity in the area quite frankly beggars belief.

Mr Geoff Miller (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Sun 18 Oct 2020

No issue with the houses but the change to the MUGA proposed in the first application is unacceptable. What an unsafe place to put it! Ridiculous

Ms Carolyn Worfolk (Objects)

Comment submitted date: Sun 18 Oct 2020

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the above application. Exeter Cycling Campaign welcomes the comments from the developer regarding compliance with the NPPF in terms of delivery of sustainable walking and cycling.
We have the following observations about the development and object on point 1 below.
1) Whilst adequate cycle parking is promised it is not clear if it is provided in appropriate locations that will facilitate easy use of cycles. Cycle storage should be secure and located at or near the front of properties, making cycle use as, or more, convenient than car use if the Travel Plan is to be delivered. There is also no indication of any non-standard cycle provision in communal cycle sheds that would enable storage of mobility scooters/ hand cycles/cargo bikes etc.
2) Strong consideration should be given to ensuring that the cycle link along Old Rydon Lane remains overlooked by housing. This will improve safety and the perception of safety for more vulnerable users.
3) During development, all measures should be taken to ensure that the Old Rydon Lane cycle route remains open and accessible to cycle users and pedestrians. People using the path for commuting to work and school should be afforded the same courtesy as motor vehicles users during works, with clear signages of any required diversions and avoidance of "Cyclists Dismount" signage.
4) The proposed pedestrian link at the south of the site that will provide access to the play and into exiting housing area should be included. There will be a clear desire line from the new development to this play area and easy access by parents with buggies, children on scooters etc. for play and meeting school friends should be provided.

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