calls for halt to Isleport Business Park expansion in Highbridge
petition has been launched online in opposition to proposals to
expand a Highbridge business park.
here earlier this month how plans are being drawn up to create
the Isleport 2 Business Park.
District Council has started
consultation on the scheme, and said that it could create
up to 1,000 new jobs.
nearby resident Claire Goldie has started a petition here
to halt any future expansion, which it's claimed would be 'detrimental'.
petition states: "This planned development is strongly linked
to Hinkley Point, a nuclear power station. The development of
this area will be detrimental to animals and the vast amount of
surrounding wildlife that live here."
only will it increase noise pollution, road traffic and human
waste, but will create an eye sore upon entering the town of Highbridge."
area has already had development and as residents we have all
experienced massive increases in traffic which has made it a dangerous
area for both elderly and children. Please let's stop this now."
District Council is considering the long-term expansion of the
business park and has identified three potential development sites
covering around 65 hectares of land - but says no specific plans
have yet been formally submitted.
those to have signed the petition is Linda Hogarth, who says:
"We do not need another business park as there are enough
under-utilised sites in the area and we need to start prioritising
the other life systems that we share the planet with."
resident, James Clancey, adds: "I live in Highbridge close
to this proposed site. The last thing we need is more noise, more
traffic and whatever Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station intend
to do which the council will not disclose."