What does this mean for Lancaster?
Number of houses: To put the size of the proposed garden village in context, Galgate contains just 1200 houses, but Bailrigg garden village is planned to have at least 3500 and possibly as many as 5000 houses!
Houses and congestion : Traffic from Bailrigg garden village would affect both the A6 and Ashton Road leading to major congestion at the Pointer Roundabout making existing problems worse. Residents from Bowerham, Primrose, Scotforth, Moorlands, Ashton Road, Stodday and Glasson Dock would all be affected and just imagine the rat runs and disruption it would cause,
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Air Quality: There will be further deterioration of air quality and particulate pollution from stationary and slow moving traffic along the A6 Scotforth Road, Greaves Road and through the inadequate city centre road network.
Flood Risk: This comes from hard standing run off from additional houses and road infrastructure as a result of the garden village.
Loss of Amentity: The destruction of the natural and historic environment between Lancaster and Galgate. Increased pressure on the Lancaster Canal, which is already fragile, but an essential wildlife corridor. Loss of amenities.