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Maggie May

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  1. Thank you twowheelsgood as this explains the design behind this new building - to me it looks like it is an electricity generating/transformer station converted to be student accommodation! Why would you put any accommodation on this junction with trains/cars surrounding it? Surely this should be where a low level multi storey car park should be along with bike racks/hire and the transport interchange between buses/rail, etc? What has happened to the transport hub we were promised as part of the City Link Road scheme? Weren't the University going to make it compulsory that to attend
  2. I understand that Sharpe Pritchard are the solicitors acting for Herefordshire Council in the Public Inquiry into the compulsory purchase orders for the land the Council need to build the Southern Link Road. A friend has sent me a link to the home page for the papers for the Public Inquiry HERE. There are some very interesting objections that have been submitted and I must admit the Council dont seem to be saying anything new. What for example is happening about all the extra buses and safe cycle routes/20mph residential areas South Wye was supposed to be getting? Is it like the City
  3. My friend has told me that this public enquiry is due to start on 30th October and last for 7 days. Apparently something like 20 objectors to the scheme.
  4. Probably that the Council website wasn't working for this planning application at times last week? Also, if you dont know the link how would you know where to find it on the Council website? It has only been made easy for Hereford Voice readers because of the link kindly provided earlier in the post.
  5. I do think it is important that we remember what was promised for this area of Hereford City by councillors/ESG/Hereford Futures etc, as the Hereford Area Plan is supposedly being developed to determine the future of what was our "fair city". The promises of the last few years seem to have been completely empty (should I be surprised?) and instead this administration with its transport officers have well and truly created a mess of this important regeneration area and "once in a lifetime opportunity". Instead they have created further congestion/gridlock without actually building any new homes
  6. What has happened to the University accommodation going inside the City walls as originally proposed? I thought they were looking at the buildings around West Street and East Street in particular. The sites shown above were supposed to be new homes with 35% affordable housing. These sites are ideal for our aging population who need to live closer to the services they regularly need such as GPs and hospitals, as well as shops. Surely it is better for the students to live on sites a bit further out of the centre as they should be fit and able enough to walk/cycle to where their lectures/training
  7. I do think it is important that we remember what was promised for this area of Hereford City by councillors/ESG/Hereford Futures etc, as the Hereford Area Plan is supposedly being developed to determine the future of what was our "fair city". The promises of the last few years seem to have been completely empty (should I be surprised?) and instead this administration with its transport officers have well and truly created a mess of this important regeneration area and "once in a lifetime opportunity". Instead they have created further congestion/gridlock without actually building any new homes
  8. This is not just a surgery it also includes a retail element (could be a pharmacy?) and an area for "expansion". The plans also claim that this application will "increase green infrastructure" to the City Link Road. To me there is minimal "green infrastructure" being proposed when they are seeking so many car parking spaces albeit it is an improvement on the industrial expanse of tarmac where the canal basin should have gone! Another opportunity lost - this proposal bears no relation to what was being proposed as part of the whole ESG plans we were told about when this area was all to be
  9. When the proposed student accommodation is built on the old Rockfield store site it does not appear to me that there will be much room left for a well designed bus station to allow them to turn/park and avoid conflict with passengers/cyclists/taxis, etc. I choose to disagree on the location of this surgery and the quantity of car parking spaces (96). If located next to rail, bus, bike, etc why so many car parking spaces required? Morrisons is opposite so why yet another car park in this urban area? The height of this building next to the Victorian railway station just overwhelms the
  10. Sorry but I thought this area was to be a proper "transport Hub" . The bus station would relocate here, along with bike hire and a possible multi storey car park. This way buses, rail, bikes and cars would form a complete interchange. I have heard this week that the County bus station on Commercial Road is to go, but to be replaced with a multi storey car park instead. Surely this site, next to the hospital would be a much better and safer location for the new GP surgery, with easy access to the hospital (you could push a wheelchair quicker to the hospital from there than to get an ambula
  11. Looking at the still of the video at the top of this comment it appears that the different routes all pass through the area coloured red. Apparently that is all new housing proposed for the area through which this "bypass" goes. Can anyone please explain, why is it called a "bypass" if it goes through a large new housing estate? Who would want to by a house right next to a 60mph(?) road or dual carriageway? If this new road is to take 6,000 cars a day of the roads in Hereford why don't the Council build it well outside the residential areas. It would also allow more homes to be built for fu
  12. I agree that cyclists should be considerate when sharing space with pedestrians as they are the faster moving object. Logically cars should then be considerate to cyclists on the road. In my experience cycling around Hereford many road users are considerate (grey haired lady lit up like a Xmas tree) but you only need a few drivers passing too close & at speed to knock the confidence of a cyclist, and even worse knock them over. I have had a number of close passes and it can really shake you up. Along a straight stretch of flat road like the City Link Road cyclists can easily be cycling a
  13. Well I hope no one here will complain about me cycling along the footpath here as the whole pavement is "shared space" - not ideal for either pedestrians or cyclists and very poor on a brand new road construction. I understand that despite the cost of the road there is no dedicated, safe protected cycle path along the length of this road despite the Council claiming that there would be one. An opportunity lost if Hereford is to become a University City - as students are very happy to walk and cycle everywhere.
  14. Wow Denise you really have a grasp of following the money! Is this teemin and lading legal when it involves public money?
  15. How can the Council afford this road? The other City Link Road was apparently going to cost £27million but ended up costing £34million, and that road is less than half the length of this new road. What is the point of it?
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