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News - Template letter/email to oppose the Burnfoot Road planning application, as seen in Chatterbox

The Director of Development and Housing Services

Renfrewshire Council

Renfrewshire House

Cotton Street, Paisley PA1 1JD

November 2022

Insert address below

Option 1 : Cut out this form, insert address and sign – drop off in collection box in the village shops and pubs.

Option 2 : Send an email copy of this form to You can send an email for each household member from the same email address – they will each count as separate objections as long as you write the different name at the bottom of the email.

19/0766/PP | Residential development including formation of access, landscaping and associated works. | Site between Garpel Burn and St Joseph's Nursing Home, Burnfoot Road, Lochwinnoch

I wish to object to the above planning application for the following reasons:

1. The proposed development is on a site that Renfrewshire Council reported and recognised in 2013 as ‘very difficult to integrate with the existing settlement, therefore not suitable for development’. It is urban in character and will never be a true part of the village.

2. Contrary to a previous council denial that this land was within the regional park, it is proven that this land is within the park. Development of this land for housing is therefore not permitted.

3. Since the planning application was submitted, SEPA have revised their guidance as a result of climate change and this land should not now be developed for housing. It will worsen the impact of flooding on the village.

4. The proposed development would overload the infrastructure of the village, examples being drainage and sewerage systems. This will increase the known health hazard when the sewerage delivery system is overloaded.

5. The development will be car dependent and has poor links to public transport, this is in contravention to current planning policy and National Planning Framework 4.

6. The proposed development has a single point of vehicle access including emergency vehicles. This access is in the SEPA predicted flood zone and is known to be impassable due to flooding.

7. The ecological survey is out of date and the site is currently inhabited by protected species. Further survey work must be undertaken.

Yours sincerely,

Print name : Sign :

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