A303 Sparkford to Ilchester Dualling

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A303 Sparkford to Ilchester Dualling

Received 09 October 2018
From Symonds & Sampson on behalf of Mr John Plested


Dear Sir,

Please see my comments below on behalf of John Plested of [redacted].

Horse Ménage - With the proposed improvements to the A303 moving the road north and therefore closer to the farm buildings, my client is anxious that the ménage may be unusable. Until the construction commences unfortunately nobody will be able to ascertain the potential impacts on the school and as such if at this time it is unable to be used for its intended purpose we would expect Highways England to relocate the school to a more suitable location.

Sound Proofing - Due to the proximity of the road being adjacent to the stables and residential dwelling, we would ask if Buffalo fencing can be installed on top of the proposed bunds at a height of 3m.

Fence - The existing fence located to the south bordering the current position of the A303 is constructed from concrete posts with high tensile stock fencing and barbed wire above. We would ask that the same type of fence is installed on the new boundary.

Water Troughs - There are 2 water troughs which require relocation from the southern boundary to the land being retained.

Turning Area – If possible we would like a concrete panel of railway sleeper wall to surround this area and the addition of a bin as the existing area contains a significant amount of rubbish in the hedge and ditch.

Proposed Track – In order to reduce speed and vehicular movements we would like to see the maintenance and access track constructed from a stone/gravel type surface rather than concrete.

If you would like to discuss any of the above, please feel free to contact me.

Yours faithfully,

Greg Ridout