Pending MDDC Decision
Proposal: Erection of 200 dwellings, formation of new access, provision of phase of link road, primary school site, open space, landscaping and associated works
Location: Land at NGR 302103 108277, (West Of Willand Road), Cullompton, Devon
Willand Parish Council did not object to this planning application but raised concern about the traffic impact on the B3181 through the village. Residents are already experiencing an increased traffic flow through the village and accessing the main road from the side roads at peak times is taking more time than a year ago. The planned and potential housing developments at Uffculme and Willand will create additional traffic through the village. The problems already experienced with the access to Junction 28 of the M5 at Cullompton means it is likely that people going north from this development will use the B3181 to Junction 27. The increased lorry transport journeys from Willand and Uffculme business parks and the identified minerals traffic from the north will aggravate traffic flows at Waterloo Cross roundabout, and the potential major development at Junction 27 will add to the problems.
It is urged that before any permissions are considered or granted that transport assessments should be carried out to assess the full cumulative potential impact on the road through Willand and to the North.