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There seems to be an awful lot of hardscaping punctuated here and there by a few trees and plants; this would seem to contradict acknowledgement of the impending environmental catastrophe, the council regularly reminds us it claims it's awareness of. Since it's difficult to see from the diagrams, I would also question what type of hardscaping is being used? Slab pavings of any type will no doubt sink, slump and loosen very quickly; town centre and Coal Orchard being just two examples of this. From the drawings, there appears to be either no, or difficult, access to the riverfront for those of limited mobility. Will the new Taunton Town Council be financing and performing the maintenance of the new landscaping?

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They are pretty but over the last 14 years we have seen plenty of typical pictures but the project to date does still not have the feel of the pictures. It is also a waste of time it these schemes are set around the architecture. It has NO character, my granchildren drawings of there house has more character than those already on the site. You should not be proud of the square boxes that are spring up, they are only suitable to an industrial site not a prime site in the County Town. So try again, in 14 years you should have been able to think of o lot better than what you now have got so please pull your finger out and remember it is the county towns prime site and do not fall into the trap of squeezing as much in as yoy have done at the Brewhouse site and make it overpowering. Thank you. Mr M Cook

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Shared cyle /pedestrian paths are a dangerous nightmare. Its all too formal with too much paving. We all know it's never maintained at a decent level over time. Seating on grass areas equals muddy feet and bald areas. Not enough trees to create shade. Box hedging? Ugh.

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The Northern Boulevard representation shows lots of flights of steps. This is unsuitable for older people and the disabled. The area needs to be easily accessible to all those using it. There do not seem to be any litter bins in the representations. Will there be plenty to take all the rubbish generated by the public using the area? The surrounding area already suffers from a lot of discarded litter around the Cricket Ground. The representations do not fully explain if the path South of the river, behind the Cricket Ground will be widened to accommodate a wider cycle lane and pedestrian lane. The path is presently very narrow behind the Cricket Ground. The increase in cyclists and pedestrian traffic generated by the development would suggest it is very necessary.

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Not liking tall buildings at eastern edge

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