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Watford Junction Draft Development Brief 2016

Watford Junction Draft Development Brief

Representation ID: 553

Received: 02/10/2016

Respondent: Nascot Residents Association

Representation Summary:

Supports measures which encourages redevelopment of the station to ensure it is safe and fit for purpose.

Full text:

The Nascot Residents Association thank the Council for being consulted on the changes to the Watford Local Plan and also on the brief for the Junction station regeneration. In particular, we very much appreciated the attendance of Catriona Ramsay at our recent meeting to inform us of key details contained within these documents.
The Nascot Residents Association fully support to desire of the Council & other agencies to encourage development which expedites the urgent need to redevelopment the station to ensure it is safe and fit for purpose to cope with the increasing number of users.
We are encouraged to see that appropriate community facilities (e.g. schools, open space) to support the large amount of housing is recognised and included.

Our main concern is that the brief says very little about how the station itself should be improved. The Council, as planning authority, needs to set out minimum standards for any new station buildings, including:
* Additional access to the station such as from the St Albans Road/Penn Road side for those approaching form the north.
* Adequate cover on all the platforms to ensure passengers are not exposed to the elements as well as all the dangers from wet surfaces that currently characterise the station platforms.
* Expanded means of entry and exit from the platforms in place of the current dangerously overcrowded tunnel.
* Improved access between the "main-line" platforms, and the currently distant Abbey Line Platform 11.
* Improved access between the "main-line" platforms and platforms 1-4, which will soon see massively expanded use when the Met Line is diverted to the Junction station.
* Increased and better provision for cycle parking to encourage more "active travelling" by bike & foot to the station and to reduce the problems arising from people driving along congested roads to the station
* Increased and better provision for cycle parking to encourage more "active travelling" by bike & foot to the station and to reduce the problems arising from people driving along congested roads to the station

Comment

Watford Junction Draft Development Brief 2016

Watford Junction Draft Development Brief

Representation ID: 756

Received: 02/10/2016

Respondent: Nascot Residents Association

Representation Summary:

encouraged to see that appropriate community facilities (e.g. schools, open space) to support the large amount of housing is recognised and included

Full text:

The Nascot Residents Association thank the Council for being consulted on the changes to the Watford Local Plan and also on the brief for the Junction station regeneration. In particular, we very much appreciated the attendance of Catriona Ramsay at our recent meeting to inform us of key details contained within these documents.
The Nascot Residents Association fully support to desire of the Council & other agencies to encourage development which expedites the urgent need to redevelopment the station to ensure it is safe and fit for purpose to cope with the increasing number of users.
We are encouraged to see that appropriate community facilities (e.g. schools, open space) to support the large amount of housing is recognised and included.

Our main concern is that the brief says very little about how the station itself should be improved. The Council, as planning authority, needs to set out minimum standards for any new station buildings, including:
* Additional access to the station such as from the St Albans Road/Penn Road side for those approaching form the north.
* Adequate cover on all the platforms to ensure passengers are not exposed to the elements as well as all the dangers from wet surfaces that currently characterise the station platforms.
* Expanded means of entry and exit from the platforms in place of the current dangerously overcrowded tunnel.
* Improved access between the "main-line" platforms, and the currently distant Abbey Line Platform 11.
* Improved access between the "main-line" platforms and platforms 1-4, which will soon see massively expanded use when the Met Line is diverted to the Junction station.
* Increased and better provision for cycle parking to encourage more "active travelling" by bike & foot to the station and to reduce the problems arising from people driving along congested roads to the station
* Increased and better provision for cycle parking to encourage more "active travelling" by bike & foot to the station and to reduce the problems arising from people driving along congested roads to the station

Comment

Watford Junction Draft Development Brief 2016

Watford Junction Draft Development Brief

Representation ID: 758

Received: 02/10/2016

Respondent: Nascot Residents Association

Representation Summary:

Very little about how the station itself will be improved which includes access issue from those approaching from the North, cover on all platforms, access between main line and platform 11, platforms 1-4

Full text:

The Nascot Residents Association thank the Council for being consulted on the changes to the Watford Local Plan and also on the brief for the Junction station regeneration. In particular, we very much appreciated the attendance of Catriona Ramsay at our recent meeting to inform us of key details contained within these documents.
The Nascot Residents Association fully support to desire of the Council & other agencies to encourage development which expedites the urgent need to redevelopment the station to ensure it is safe and fit for purpose to cope with the increasing number of users.
We are encouraged to see that appropriate community facilities (e.g. schools, open space) to support the large amount of housing is recognised and included.

Our main concern is that the brief says very little about how the station itself should be improved. The Council, as planning authority, needs to set out minimum standards for any new station buildings, including:
* Additional access to the station such as from the St Albans Road/Penn Road side for those approaching form the north.
* Adequate cover on all the platforms to ensure passengers are not exposed to the elements as well as all the dangers from wet surfaces that currently characterise the station platforms.
* Expanded means of entry and exit from the platforms in place of the current dangerously overcrowded tunnel.
* Improved access between the "main-line" platforms, and the currently distant Abbey Line Platform 11.
* Improved access between the "main-line" platforms and platforms 1-4, which will soon see massively expanded use when the Met Line is diverted to the Junction station.
* Increased and better provision for cycle parking to encourage more "active travelling" by bike & foot to the station and to reduce the problems arising from people driving along congested roads to the station
* Increased and better provision for cycle parking to encourage more "active travelling" by bike & foot to the station and to reduce the problems arising from people driving along congested roads to the station

Comment

Watford Junction Draft Development Brief 2016

Watford Junction Draft Development Brief

Representation ID: 759

Received: 02/10/2016

Respondent: Nascot Residents Association

Representation Summary:

Increased and better provision for cycle parking to encourage more "active travelling" by bike & foot to the station and to reduce the problems arising from people driving along congested roads to the station

Full text:

The Nascot Residents Association thank the Council for being consulted on the changes to the Watford Local Plan and also on the brief for the Junction station regeneration. In particular, we very much appreciated the attendance of Catriona Ramsay at our recent meeting to inform us of key details contained within these documents.
The Nascot Residents Association fully support to desire of the Council & other agencies to encourage development which expedites the urgent need to redevelopment the station to ensure it is safe and fit for purpose to cope with the increasing number of users.
We are encouraged to see that appropriate community facilities (e.g. schools, open space) to support the large amount of housing is recognised and included.

Our main concern is that the brief says very little about how the station itself should be improved. The Council, as planning authority, needs to set out minimum standards for any new station buildings, including:
* Additional access to the station such as from the St Albans Road/Penn Road side for those approaching form the north.
* Adequate cover on all the platforms to ensure passengers are not exposed to the elements as well as all the dangers from wet surfaces that currently characterise the station platforms.
* Expanded means of entry and exit from the platforms in place of the current dangerously overcrowded tunnel.
* Improved access between the "main-line" platforms, and the currently distant Abbey Line Platform 11.
* Improved access between the "main-line" platforms and platforms 1-4, which will soon see massively expanded use when the Met Line is diverted to the Junction station.
* Increased and better provision for cycle parking to encourage more "active travelling" by bike & foot to the station and to reduce the problems arising from people driving along congested roads to the station
* Increased and better provision for cycle parking to encourage more "active travelling" by bike & foot to the station and to reduce the problems arising from people driving along congested roads to the station

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