Proposed surgery would be disaster
In response to the Beaconsfield Advertiser front page story ‘Surgery fears over Hall Barn proposal’, January 8 edition. WELL done with your article on this in this week’s Advertiser.
This is probably the most major development in the heart of Beaconsfield Old Town for 20 years and it should be of a standard to enhance the architectural heritage of this conservation area rather than cause detriment to it as, unfortunately, this application does.
I strongly object to this poor quality application. The design is out of keeping with the locality, harms residents and public amenities and changes the nature, detrimentally, of this neighbourhood, which is in a conservation area.
The application also demolishes parts of grade II listed buildings, and urbanises a green and quiet space.
As a Beaconsfield resident, my enjoyment of the locality will be severely impaired, as will those of neighbouring residents, the public and tourists, especially those in Malthouse Square and those using the public lane to the east which has been in public use for many decades.
The proposed development is clearly out of keeping with the locality, and will greatly exacerbate the current, notorious, parking problems and will create a traffic hazard for users of Hall Barn Medical Centre, especially the disabled, aged and mums with children.
It is clear the application proposes a design and form completely out of keeping with the locality in a conservation area and the design, layout and proposed usage will cause major loss of amenities to the residents, neighbourhood, street scene and public, including that of a public lane to the east.
It also exacerbates a notorious local parking and traffic problem significantly.
There is complete uncertainty around pollution of the site, which is not explained and is potentially an existing hazard to the residents and public, including any children that may enter the site now and also the workers and residents of the proposed development.
The failure to provide an Access Statement explaining these critical issues in straightforward terms exacerbates the uncertainty, avoids public scrutiny, and precludes approval.
For these reasons the application should be refused.
DENNIS ELSEY Address supplied