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Bearwood Action Group

Bearwood Action Group is crowdfunding

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£2,279raised of £2,500 target by 48 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,500 to Challenge Poole Council who believe more Homes & Vehicles won’t result in Traffic Chaos - we will all Walk, Cycle & use The Bus ! Won’t we ?

Bearwood Bournemouth

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Poole Council have now adopted the Local Plan. In doing so, they have removed Greenbelt Land Protection for a large part of what was Knighton Farm.

So, what does that mean for Bearwood ? We now, imminently expect, planning applications to build.

An ambitious application at Knighton Farm would see Bearwood increase in size by 1000 extra homes in the next 5 years. Further applications in Merley, Longham and Wimborne, would see that figure double to more than 2500 - all within a 3 mile radius.

That's a huge increased demand on existing infrastructure ; Roads, GP services, School places and other Essential Services.

Imagine the impact on ; Journey times, Traffic congestion, Pollution (noise and air), Accessing GP services, School places, Recreational space and our Health and Wellbeing.

Poole Council propose to mitigate the risks in these areas, by providing more cycle lanes, encouraging more people to walk and asking bus operators to lay on new services. Education & Healthcare investment remains unclear.

Clearly Poole Council will need to think again ! Far more robust measures will be required to support such large-scale development. The Community Infrastructure Levy, (a fee all developers pay to the local authority to fund infrastructure improvement) could fund this need. Alas much of this levy has been ring-fenced to regenerate Poole Town Centre.

So, we must challenge the viability of individual planning applications. We will require some expert, independent support to do that. A detailed traffic survey for example would allow us to challenge the assertion that cycle lanes, buses and more walking are realistic mitigation strategies.

Whether we like it or not, new homes will be built. The number and location of homes must be both appropriate and realistic - and so too, the investment required to support.

Your donation would help us challenge Poole Council in the right way. We appreciate your support.

Thank you

For more information regarding Bearwood Action Group and its current actvity please click the link below;

Bearwood Action Group Facebook page

For more information on the proposed development at Knighton Farm, please click the link below.

https://boppa.poole.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=_POOLE_DCAPR_255811

The recently completed independent traffic survey can be viewed here, please click the link below.

https://boppa.poole.gov.uk/online-applications/files/495A140A7BD7AC9F00B81E97409FF9E7/pdf/APP_19_00237_P-BEARWOOD_ACTION_GROUP-2287551.pdf

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  • Bearwood Action Group7 months ago
    Bearwood Action Group

    Bearwood Action Group

    7 months ago

    Hello all. Just a quick update to let you know that the transport survey commissioned by us and funded with your donations has been completed. You can read it by clicking the link now included on the home page, or by visiting our Facebook page below. https://www.facebook.com/housingdevelopmentswithoutinfrastructure/ Now filed with the planning authority, and a copy sent directly to the Highways Agency, it’s an excellent challenge. Fundraising continues in the event more work is required. But for now Thank You. Let’s see what happens next !

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  • Bearwood Action Group7 months ago
    Bearwood Action Group

    Bearwood Action Group

    7 months ago

    Firstly, let us say, Thank You for your recent donation to Bearwood Action Group. But, with time running out and a shortfall in funds, we need your help please. Not to donate (you’ve already done that) but to forward this message on to others who might be in a position to help. 32 people have donated to our cause, and for that we are grateful. But many hundreds more live in Bearwood and will be affected. Please help us to reach out to those people and ask for a small donation, before it’s too late. Once again, thank you for your support.

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  • Bearwood Action Group8 months ago
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    Bearwood Action Group

    8 months ago

    Well, thanks to all of you who have contributed, we have now reached 75% of target. Today we took the decision to commission the traffic survey and met with the subject matter expert. It’s a bit of a gamble because we haven’t quite reached our target, but time is of the essence - the application now in and a deadline for objections of the 23rd April. Could we please ask you to share this message to others who may be in a position to help. Your support has energised this small group of residents. A final push is all we now need. Best wishes.

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Page last updated on: 7/6/2019 06.50

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48

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 6, 2019

    Hope the helps

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 4, 2019

    Well done to all action supporters, need to fight this. The impact will be huge on us all..

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 2, 2019

    Balancing payment reversed. Bearwood Action Group

    £47.82

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 23, 2019

  • Robert Habgood

    Robert Habgood

    Apr 14, 2019

    Looking forward to the report, Good Luck!

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 13, 2019

    £20.00

  • Mandy Franklin

    Mandy Franklin

    Apr 11, 2019

    £2.00

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Bearwood Action Group

Bearwood Action Group

Bearwood Bournemouth

Recently formed, Bearwood Action Group, is a group of likeminded local residents, who share concerns about proposed large scale housing & industrial development in the Bearwood area. Keeping Bearwood a healthy place to live, work and play is our core aim.

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