Village of Haddenham

Dollicott Concerns

Home » News » Dollicott Concerns

Various objections have been expressed by local residents about the proposed planning application for the Dollicott site.

One of the most prominent concerns has been the issue of increased traffic movements and its impact on the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and residents living close by.

A detailed analysis of the transport impact of the proposed Dollicott development has recently been compiled by Trevor Ellis.

His report clearly indicates the potential hazards to vulnerable pedestrians even with the present level of traffic, and that to deliberately sanction any significant increase of traffic would be irresponsible.

Some have argued that Chapter Six of the draft Neighbourhood Plan understates these hazards in discussing the proposed Dollicott development site — the proposed mitigation of restricting the site to extra care dwellings would still result in significant extra traffic along Dollicott and through the junctions at either end, unless vehicular access is restricted to that through the airfield site only.

Trevor Ellis' report draws the following main conclusions:

1. The existing road has a number of hazards for vulnerable road users, especially pedestrians and cyclists

2. These hazards would be considerably increased by the additional traffic that will be generated by the proposed development

3. The junctions at either end of the road length are both poor in terms of sight lines, and both have issues of many parked cars. These factors make negotiating the junctions hazardous. Again this will be considerably exacerbated by the increase in traffic caused by the proposed development

4. The additional traffic will be a significant increase on the existing levels on this route, and will change the character of Townsend Green which is a conservation area, with a very distinctive character, and which provides a much-used amenity for the whole village.

You can read the entire report by clicking on the PDF located below the images on this page

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Board Games Club
Haddenham Webteam: Tue 20 Feb 11:00pm

This Sunday the 25th February the first Board Games Club will take place at the Airfield Pavilion, 2pm — 4:30pm Discover a world of gaming with an extensive board game collection! From classic family favourites to modern gems like Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride and more. There will be have a wide variety of games for younger children too, so bring the whole family...

P1042164
Haddenham Webteam: Mon 19 Feb 7:30pm

Are you a relatively new resident in the village?Have you discovered the delights of Snakemoor yet — Haddenham's own little nature reserve, located on the West (Thame side) of the railway station?It's a wonderful area to walk and enjoy the countryside on our doorstep. And as you will see from the recent photographs kindly supplied by Gill Harvey, Spring is very much in sight. There...

Junior School Logo
Haddenham Webteam: Mon 19 Feb 2:30pm

A Proposal to Federate Haddenham Community Infant School and Haddenham Community Junior School from Autumn Term 2024Our Vision:Our vision for the Federation is to deliver an environment across the two schools where all pupils can thrive, by developing the existing close physical and working relationships between the schools.ProposalThe Governing Boards of Haddenham Community Infant...