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Comment

Tiptree Neighbourhood Plan

Representation ID: 7609

Received: 30/06/2020

Respondent: Mr P. Hughes

Representation:

Country Park not needed. No space IN Tiptree for it anyway. Costs would exceed benefits in all likelihood. Plenty of similar amenities around already. Therefore I object to that element of the plan.

Full text:

There is mention in the Tiptree Neighbourhood Plan of the establishment of a Country Park.
I don't think this is a sound idea, as there isn't space for one of meaningful dimensions within the Parish boundary.
Therefore, if there IS to be one developed NEAR Tiptree, it will be outside the Parish boundary, and therefore -presumably- will fall under the auspice of CBC, ECC or some 3rd party NFP-type organisation, such as Essex Wildlife Trust for example.

Beyond that point, careful consideration should be given to the impact of visitors to any putative Country Park. In my experience of -for example- Thorndon CP, Hylands Park, Weald Park, Cudmore Grove CP & others, people flock to these places in huge numbers. I don't think anywhere near Tiptree could accommodate the traffic that would be created by the existence of such a facility.

Further, there are several places not that far from Tiptree that locals could visit easily if their desire to experience a country park is strong. For example, Park Road Nature Reserve could be considered to be a small CP. There is a reserve at Fingringhoe (run by EWT I believe); Cudmore Grove CP on Mersea Island; Abberton Reservoir & surrounding lands could easily be construed as being a CP - to highlight just a few. All except Park Road Reserve have facilities. With them in such close proximity, it is difficult to see why a CP is needed in/near Tiptree, and/or how it would be of major benefit to the community compared with the cost of establishing & maintaining it.

Therefore, on balance, I feel obliged to object to this element of the plan.

Comment

Tiptree Neighbourhood Plan

Representation ID: 7639

Received: 05/08/2020

Respondent: Essex Bridleways Association

Representation:

The non-policy actions on page 47 should also reflect the need to include all user groups; for example within ‘Countryside and Green Spaces’ we ask that the third point is reworded thus: ‘to negotiate public access for as many user groups as possible to Local Wildlife Sites…’ and for the fourth point ‘to establish a country park in the Tiptree area accessible to all user groups’.

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The non-policy actions on page 47 should also reflect the need to include all user groups; for example within ‘Countryside and Green Spaces’ we ask that the third point is reworded thus: ‘to negotiate public access for as many user groups as possible to Local Wildlife Sites…’ and for the fourth point ‘to establish a country park in the Tiptree area accessible to all user groups’.

Support

Tiptree Neighbourhood Plan

Representation ID: 7663

Received: 10/08/2020

Respondent: Mrs Susan Allen-Shepherd

Representation:

Tiptree has strong need of a country park where simple country recreation can be guaranteed. Existing sites can no longer support the population and many of them are in private ownership. It is important to negotiate new facilities that do not just depend on long term common usage.

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Tiptree has strong need of a country park where simple country recreation can be guaranteed. Existing sites can no longer support the population and many of them are in private ownership. It is important to negotiate new facilities that do not just depend on long term common usage.