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Objection to development of Land South of Sutton Stop

We the undersigned petition the Council to reject the application ‘Land South of Sutton Stop’ (OUT/2021/3041) which includes the erection of up to 262 dwellings. We believe that it is over-development which will introduce traffic and air quality issues into areas which are already suffering from cumulative impact. Furthermore, we are of the opinion that this proposal undermines Coventry City Council’s policies regarding green infrastructure and the conservation areas nearby (Hawkesbury and Coventry Canal). We also believe that the site requires an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Statement, (SCR/2021/2927).

We ask for Coventry City Council to request that the applicant submits the following:
- a transport assessment and air quality assessment that includes the Longford Road–Windmill Road junction and uses the Coventry City Council’s air quality measured monitoring sites LR1 and LR2 in their model verification. Furthermore, they should include sensitive receptors at this section of the Longford Road and along Windmill Road.
- a phase 3 geo-environmental report which includes a land contamination remediation strategy and Tier 3 Detailed Quantitative Risk Assessment (DQRA). This is essential due to the history of mining and contaminated waste tipping know to have occurred in the wider area and presence of made ground on the site itself.
- further information on the stability of land on the neighbouring site (Hawkesbury Spinney and Old Tip LWS, previously the Coventry Power Station), particularly in terms of any impacts from vibration, piling and disturbance/removal of soil, etc.
- hedgehog, invertebrate and bird surveys
- a plan which reinstates the ponds which have been filled in
- a flood risk assessment which includes a more detailed study of sensitive off-site locations such as those in Alderman’s Green e.g., Canberra Road, Lancia Close and Alderman’s Green Road
- flood risk protection measures for existing properties in Grange Road and Alderman’s Green
- a full archaeological assessment which includes trial trench evaluation as there is a possibility of a deserted Medieval settlement and tile/pottery kilns being in the area.
- an Environmental Statement (ES)

Furthermore, we are extremely concerned about the cumulative impact of recent development proposals within the Longford, Exhall and Poplar wards. Therefore, we request that Coventry City Council undertakes an urgent review of its Local Plan to ensure that its allocations and policies reflect the latest environmental and public health guidelines e.g., World Health Organisation’s (WHO) new guidelines and interim targets for air quality. We also ask that the allocations within the Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council’s Borough Plan are considered and that, in future, Coventry City Council engages fully in consultation with other local authorities that have the potential to have impact on these wards. This should include:
- traffic levels
- air quality
- flood risk and flood storage
- sewage and surface water systems in the wider area
- climate change – mitigation and adaptation
- biodiversity recovery
- access to green space and sports/play facilities
- access to services e.g., GP, dentist, schools
- community facilities

This ePetition runs from 30/10/2021 to 01/01/2022.

137 people have signed this ePetition.