Arlesey

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Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 543

Received: 07/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Thomas Scott

Representation:

Road and rail infrastructure not sufficient for such development. Excessive impact on Arlesey.

Full text:

Arlesey seems to be taking a grossly disproportionate load in terms of the numbers of houses proposed to be built. This will destroy the local rural community and will change the town beyond recognition - impacting on the quality of life. It also takes little account of existing development proposed for Arlesey which in itself seems excessive and badly thought through.

Further, the local infrastructure (road, rail .etc.) is not up to scratch to accommodate for such expansion. The proposed measures will not alleviate the load on the A1 and Arlesey's limited rail service - especially as the majority of new residents would be commuters. Current water supply is also not sufficient - with the local area already under stress. In addition, it also takes no account of neighbouring plans.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1078

Received: 14/08/2017

Respondent: Sue Hirst

Representation:

Current infrastructure is inadequate, traffic problems along the High Street, already expecting development from previous site allocation

Full text:

I wish to object strongly to the latest proposals to the Local Plan for Arlesey. Additional housing without adequate infrastructure is not feasible and I am not convinced that there will be a suitable road network, doctors' surgery, school, shops, transport to cater for all the extra residents in our village. The High Street is already a nightmare to negotiate at all times of the day, the school is full to the brim and the bus service to local towns is poor to say the least. On paper you may be saying that this issues will be addressed, but in reality improved provision for such services/facilities never materialise. Developments occur and then everyone suffers from a lack of adequate road structure, places at schools and doctors and poor transport links. It is the same old story and Central Bedfordshire Council should not try and hoodwink the people of Arlesey yet again.

We are already earmarked for thousands of additional dwellings (without an appropriate improvement in traffic circulation) and the proposal to build even more dwellings here is preposterous. There are plenty of other villages in Central Beds who could take some of the load and if the Council has to meet Government targets then I suggest they give Arlesey a rest and spread their proposals a bit wider and let other Council Tax payers share some of the burden of such developments. Arlesey is struggling already to accommodate the needs of all the children, elderly and sick people, car drivers, etc. and any further proposed development will result in utter shambles.

Your proposals need re-visiting and your staff need to live in the real world and not expect Arlesey residents put up with yet another attempt to "dump" on the village because it is out of sight and out of mind of the Council.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1362

Received: 20/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Roger Watson

Representation:

NLP419 is presented as a logical extension of the existing settlement, but the extent of development to the South would be around 3 km remote from existing and proposed town centres. It also greatly exceeds the 25% growth maximum which was going to be in the site allocation question 6.
Sites NLP251 and NLP419 would reduce the gap with Fairfield down to 300m.
Sites NLP419, 251, ALP441 no mention is made of the congestion on the A507 and A1 north and south of junction 10.
Site ALP441 suggest access from the High Street, which is critically congested by street parking.

Full text:

NLP419 is presented as a logical extension of the existing settlement, but the extent of development to the South would be around 3 km remote from existing and proposed town centres. It also greatly exceeds the 25% growth maximum which was going to be in the site allocation question 6.
Sites NLP251 and NLP419 would reduce the gap with Fairfield down to 300m.
Sites NLP419, 251, ALP441 no mention is made of the congestion on the A507 and A1 north and south of junction 10.
Site ALP441 suggest access from the High Street, which is critically congested by street parking.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1403

Received: 21/08/2017

Respondent: Ickleford Parish Council

Representation:

Unsustainable development which conflicts with the aims of the NPPF.

Full text:

The ministerial foreword to the NPPF states that the purpose of planning is to help achieve sustainable development, with 'Sustainable' defined as ensuring that better lives for ourselves don't mean worse lives for future generations.
The proposed developments for Arlesey in the draft Local Plan, taken with those already in planning at Arlesey Cross will add several thousand new homes. This will inevitably lead to significant increases in car journeys emanating from Arlesey, and those wishing to travel south or south-west will likely to need to drive through Ickleford. The resultant increases in traffic through are village, and the concomitant environmental impacts clearly run counter to the aims of sustainability as defined in the NPPF. There appears to be no recognition of this nor any substantive attempts to mitigate against it - the proposed relief road to the A507 (if it is ever built) will not alleviate the issue for those wishing to drive towards Luton and the M1 (south).
The issues which Ickleford will face will be further exacerbated by other CBC developments either within the draft Local Plan or already proposed in Stotfold, Fairfield, Henlow, Stondon, Shillington, Shefford and Meppershall. There is not likely to be sufficient investment in infrastructure (e.g. public transport, increased rail network capacity) to make this sustainable, and conflicts with many aims of the NPPF.
It is on these grounds that Ickleford Parish Council objects to the CBC draft local plan relating to development in those communities adjacent to our boundary.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1422

Received: 21/08/2017

Respondent: Ickleford Parish Council

Representation:

Unsustainable development which conflicts with the aims of the NPPF.

Full text:

The ministerial foreword to the NPPF states that the purpose of planning is to help achieve sustainable development, with 'Sustainable' defined as ensuring that better lives for ourselves don't mean worse lives for future generations.
The proposed developments in the draft Local Plan, taken with those already in planning will add several hundred new homes. This will inevitably lead to significant increases in car journeys, and those wishing to travel south or south-west will likely to need to drive through Ickleford. The resultant increases in traffic through are village, and the concomitant environmental impacts clearly run counter to the aims of sustainability as defined in the NPPF. There appears to be no recognition of this nor any substantive attempts to mitigate against it to alleviate the issue for those wishing to drive towards Luton and the M1 (south).
The issues which Ickleford will face will be further exacerbated by other CBC developments either within the draft Local Plan or already proposed in the towns and villages near to north Herts. There is not likely to be sufficient investment in infrastructure (e.g. public transport, increased rail network capacity) to make this sustainable, and conflicts with many aims of the NPPF.
It is on these grounds that Ickleford Parish Council objects to the CBC draft local plan relating to development in those communities adjacent to our boundary.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1473

Received: 21/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Judith Bougas

Representation:

ALP279
London Row is very narrow and parked up on both sides. Most terrace houses who use street parking have two vehicles and it is very difficult for vehicles to get through. Traffic has to pass single file down the middle of the road. It's unsuitable for two way traffic. Decision makers should visit this street on an evening to see the parking congestion and resulting access problems. Development will have a hugely negative impact on residents of London Row in terms of noise and air pollution from construction traffic, as well as new residential traffic accessing any development.

Full text:

ALP279
London Row is very narrow and parked up on both sides. Most terrace houses who use street parking have two vehicles and it is very difficult for vehicles to get through. Traffic has to pass single file down the middle of the road. It's unsuitable for two way traffic. Decision makers should visit this street on an evening to see the parking congestion and resulting access problems. Development will have a hugely negative impact on residents of London Row in terms of noise and air pollution from construction traffic, as well as new residential traffic accessing any development.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 2044

Received: 25/08/2017

Respondent: Linden Homes Strategic Land

Agent: Woods Hardwick Planning Ltd

Representation:

See full representation

Full text:

These representations are submitted on behalf of Linden Homes Strategic Land ('Linden'), who are promoting a site on the western edge of Fairfield (Reference ALP439), but which lies within the Parish of Arlesey, as detailed in the Call for Sites submission. Separate representations have been submitted on the Draft Local Plan ('DLP') itself and also in response the Settlements Capacity Initial Study.

Linden objects to the conclusion reached by the Council in respect of this parcel of land that it was ruling it out at Stage 1B of the Assessment process due to the perception that coalescence between Fairfield and Arlesey would result from its development.

The Call for Sites Submission for Site ALP439 included a concept plan illustrating how it might be developed. This indicated that housing would be restricted to the two fields immediately adjoining Fairfield, with the additional field to the west shown as permanent open space, including allotments, for use by local residents. The existing balancing pond currently located on the southern of the two fields adjoining Fairfield was also indicated as being relocated to the western field.

A development based on this concept plan would still leave the width of two large open fields between the extended Fairfield and the existing built edge of Arlesey, a distance of approximately 500m. A substantial landscaping framework has also been indicated around the outside of the housing land to mirror the approach taken with the existing development and this would further reinforce the separation between Fairfield and Arlesey.

Linden would also highlight that the Draft Local Plan indicates support for strategic site NLP419 for approximately 2,500 dwellings on land between Arlesey and Fairfield, which rather undermines this position of concern in relation to coalescence as such a scheme would substantially reduce the gap between the two even with the provision of new landscaping.

The Settlements Capacity Initial Study concluded that Fairfield has medium capacity to support new development, thus between 50 and 500 dwellings. It also acknowledges that there are constraints to the north, east and south of the village that could restrict development, whereas the land to the west is unconstrainted and therefore more readily deliverable.

Notwithstanding these comments made refuting the suggestion of coalescence on the basis of the existing concept plan included in the Call for Sites Submission, Linden have also prepared an alternative smaller-scale scheme (Drawing no. P17-1739_001 enclosed) on part of the southern field adjoining the built up area of Fairfield that would have even less of an impact in terms of reducing the gap between it and Arlesey.

This is included with these representations and indicates around 32 dwellings with the scheme based upon the principles outlined below:

Access would be provided via an extension to Livingstone Way. As a consequence, the existing pumping station would be relocated elsewhere within the wider parcel, which would be a benefit to existing residents by moving this further away from them.

Housing is proposed to be set back from, but overlooking the Bridleway running north - south adjacent to the existing western built edge of Fairfield. This would enable it to be retained on its existing alignment with the path potentially enhanced as part of the scheme. The indicative layout of the dwellings proposed would be a logical extension of the existing built form at Fairfield. The scheme would also utilise the existing levels of the site to add interest and character.

A children's play area is proposed to be incorporated within the scheme, providing a benefit to both existing and proposed residents. It is understood that there is a desire from the Parish Council to see new play facilities delivered in Fairfield.

The existing attenuation basin in the north-west corner of this field would be enlarged to accommodate any additional runoff from the resulting increase in impermeable area. The remainder of the field would provide open space and landscaping, with the existing mature planting along its western boundary providing a substantial screen reinforcing the separation between Fairfield and Arlesey with the development proposed having no impact on this.

To conclude, Linden would request that this site is reconsidered for allocation in the Submission version of the Local Plan, particularly in light of the separate comments made on the Draft Local Plan itself regarding the need to reduce the reliance on new settlements and major urban extensions and allocate more deliverable small and medium scale sites as part of the growth strategy to ensure delivery of the high housing target over the Plan period.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 2459

Received: 27/08/2017

Respondent: T Hirons

Representation:

I object to this.

Full text:

I object to this.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 2460

Received: 27/08/2017

Respondent: j Donnelly

Representation:

I object to this.

Full text:

I object to this.

Support

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 3237

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Hunterhill Estates Ltd

Agent: Hunterhill Estates Ltd

Representation:

The site is effectively waste land used for Horses and is most suitable for residential development at this time meeting the various criteria set out in the Draft Local Plan and the Draft Neighbourhood Plan for Arlesey.

Full text:

ALP279
Stage 1A & 1B Assessment - No comment
Stage 1C Assessment - Further information on the Critical Infrastructure Requirements will be supplied when requested.
Stage 1D Assessment - Land described as Greenfield. It is currently used for horses and garden land attached to the residential dwelling. Demolition of existing dwelling would not be a problem.
Stage 1E Assessment - No comment.
Stage 2 Suitability - 17 & 18 Community - Arlesey Neighbourhood Plan is nearing completeion and includes this site within it's area suitable for development.There has been full Community Consultation as well.
Cumulative Impact - 20 - Arlesey has been identified as suitable for considerable additional development in the emerging Local Plan.
Transport and Access to Services - 28 - There is an excellent train station within the village comfortably within walking and cycling distance of the site.
29 - The site is accessible from London Row which is an adopted highway.
School Capacity - 30 - Your notes refer to Lower School Places at Ampthill which is obviously an error. There is an existing Lower School in Arlesey.
Environmental Health - 34 - There are no known Contamination problems on the site.
35 - Adjoining uses - The site is suitably separated from the High Street and noise would not be a significant problem.
Environmental Constraints - Landscape Character 36 - West Drive is a long way from the site and is a narrow Drive with one dwelling along it's route after which bollards prevent vehicular movement.It is hard to detect any apparent Character attached to West Drive.
This site would provide some dwellings without interfering adversely with the Character of Arlesey.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 4253

Received: 14/08/2017

Respondent: Ms Alison Biggs

Representation:

Oppose the addition of yet another 2000 homes in Arlesey.
Please read my representation as this is only a summary.
We already are having 1400 built why 2000 more?

Full text:

As a resident of Arlesey I realise with a rail link to London it has the potential for growth but why should we have to have 2000 more homes when CBC have already allowed the building of 1400? Arlesey has enough to contend with in the next few years with all the future changes. We didn't want as many as 1400, the number 1000 was the original number quoted but CBC have approved 1400 & now you want to add 2000 more with the fairy tale addition of a country park trying to make it all more palatable but we already have cycle paths, we already have walking areas, we already have outdoor facilities, we can already walk the woods past the Green Lagoon, we can already walk across the escarpment to look over the Blue Lagoon why would we want it all changed? It's not acceptable. We as residents need to be considered & the impact that this will have on what was once village life will become unbearable. With the addition of 1400 new homes with affordable housing, with cycle paths, with walkways, with the potential of 4000-4500 more people, with the potential of 5500 - 6000 more cars, with more congestion etc etc why would we want/need 2000 more homes in addition to what CBC have already committed us to?
You go on about the new rail link, the upgrade of the A1 & so on, you try living here now in rush hour, you try living here now with the numbers of cars & with all the new builds you are intending in & around Arlesey, Biggleswade etc & with Herts council building thousands in & around Baldock etc where are all these cars going to go? Very few people use rail links & even if they do what do they do they drive to the station to park their car, very few cycle, very few walk so all the rail links in the world won't take the congestion on our roads away.
I for one & I'm sure there are many more thinking the same do not want any more houses added to the number we have already been forced to have. Seems like we have no say it what goes on in & around our own area & also as tax payers our lives & the reason we came to live in what is a lovely beautiful place is all going to be taken away & it is going to become another over populated, over built area & not only that the wildlife that depend on all the beautiful green fields, hedgerows & landscape will be gone forever. Instead of beautiful English countryside to be enjoyed by many there is going to be a metropolis with one village/town being a stones throw from the next & countryside will be a thing of the past. A man made country park will NEVER take the place of open, natural countryside where the animals & birds & people can enjoy nature as it should be.
I have taken the time to write this to oppose the 2000 houses plus country park intended for Arlesey but I should imagine like all other efforts to ensure our voices are heard will fall on deaf ears but at least I know I have tried.
It is all so very sad.
I know CBC have to have their 5 year housing plan & their Government figure of 35,000 has to be met so why are CBC building 55,000? You have already approved in the region of 30,000 so why are you looking to create even more than the required number? This is not acceptable to the residents of Central Beds ..... extending villages making them into towns, extending towns to make them bigger & bigger & now intending to create more towns, more villages? When is it all going to end?
Think this country needs to think about over-population with not enough to sustain its needs.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 4703

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Miss Christine Sherriff

Representation:

ALP439 will join Arlesey to the Fairfield development, making the two communities indistinguishable.

NLP419 covers a huge area that will almost join Arlesey to Stotfold and Letchworth Garden City. One area encompasses the Green and Blue Lagoons, which are an intrinsic part of Arlesey's identity, providing places of recreation.

Building 2000 houses in addition to the 1400 already planned will have a huge impact on the character of the community. The interests of Arlesey residents must be considered when new developments are planned. Smaller infill developments would provide new housing whilst protecting the existing community and the character of Arlesey.

Full text:

ALP439 will join Arlesey to the Fairfield development, making the two communities indistinguishable.

NLP419 covers a huge area that will almost join Arlesey to Stotfold and Letchworth Garden City. One area encompasses the Green and Blue Lagoons, which are an intrinsic part of Arlesey's identity, providing places of recreation.

Building 2000 houses in addition to the 1400 already planned will have a huge impact on the character of the community. The interests of Arlesey residents must be considered when new developments are planned. Smaller infill developments would provide new housing whilst protecting the existing community and the character of Arlesey.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 4937

Received: 25/08/2017

Respondent: Tetlow King Planning

Agent: Tetlow King Planning

Representation:

Concerns land to the rear of 197 Hitchin Road, Arlesey.

Full text:

On behalf of our client, Tetlow-King Planning is instructed to make a representation on the Central Bedfordshire Draft Local Plan. It is considered that our client's site is suitable for residential development. The representation seeks to comment on the soundness of the Draft Local Plan, with reference to our Client's site situated on the land to the rear of 197 Hitchin Road, Arlesey. The representation demonstrates that the failure to allocate out clients site in the next draft of the plan in spring 2018 known as the pre-submission plan would be unjustified. In order for the next stage of the Draft Local Plan to be found sound, our client's land should be allocated for finalised version.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 4990

Received: 25/08/2017

Respondent: Linden Homes Strategic Land

Agent: Woods Hardwick Planning Ltd

Representation:

ALP439

included a concept plan on how it could be developed,
housing would be restricted to two fields,
failure on coalescence is undermined by NLP419 Growth Location,
land to the west is unconstrained,
prepared to submitted an alternative, smaller scale scheme on the southern field adjoining the built up area of Fairfield,
incorporation of a children's play area,
remainder of field would provide open space,

Full text:

These representations are submitted on behalf of Linden Homes Strategic Land ('Linden'), who are promoting a site on the western edge of Fairfield (Reference ALP439), but which lies within the Parish of Arlesey, as detailed in the Call for Sites submission. Separate representations have been submitted on the Draft Local Plan ('DLP') itself and also in response the Settlements Capacity Initial Study.

Linden objects to the conclusion reached by the Council in respect of this parcel of land that it was ruling it out at Stage 1B of the Assessment process due to the perception that coalescence between Fairfield and Arlesey would result from its development.

The Call for Sites Submission for Site ALP439 included a concept plan illustrating how it might be developed. This indicated that housing would be restricted to the two fields immediately adjoining Fairfield, with the additional field to the west shown as permanent open space, including allotments, for use by local residents. The existing balancing pond currently located on the southern of the two fields adjoining Fairfield was also indicated as being relocated to the western field.

A development based on this concept plan would still leave the width of two large open fields between the extended Fairfield and the existing built edge of Arlesey, a distance of approximately 500m. A substantial landscaping framework has also been indicated around the outside of the housing land to mirror the approach taken with the existing development and this would further reinforce the separation between Fairfield and Arlesey.

Linden would also highlight that the Draft Local Plan indicates support for strategic site NLP419 for approximately 2,500 dwellings on land between Arlesey and Fairfield, which rather undermines this position of concern in relation to coalescence as such a scheme would substantially reduce the gap between the two even with the provision of new landscaping.

The Settlements Capacity Initial Study concluded that Fairfield has medium capacity to support new development, thus between 50 and 500 dwellings. It also acknowledges that there are constraints to the north, east and south of the village that could restrict development, whereas the land to the west is unconstrainted and therefore more readily deliverable.

Notwithstanding these comments made refuting the suggestion of coalescence on the basis of the existing concept plan included in the Call for Sites Submission, Linden have also prepared an alternative smaller-scale scheme (Drawing no. P17-1739_001 enclosed) on part of the southern field adjoining the built up area of Fairfield that would have even less of an impact in terms of reducing the gap between it and Arlesey.

This is included with these representations and indicates around 32 dwellings with the scheme based upon the principles outlined below:

Access would be provided via an extension to Livingstone Way. As a consequence, the existing pumping station would be relocated elsewhere within the wider parcel, which would be a benefit to existing residents by moving this further away from them.

Housing is proposed to be set back from, but overlooking the Bridleway running north - south adjacent to the existing western built edge of Fairfield. This would enable it to be retained on its existing alignment with the path potentially enhanced as part of the scheme. The indicative layout of the dwellings proposed would be a logical extension of the existing built form at Fairfield. The scheme would also utilise the existing levels of the site to add interest and character.

A children's play area is proposed to be incorporated within the scheme, providing a benefit to both existing and proposed residents. It is understood that there is a desire from the Parish Council to see new play facilities delivered in Fairfield.

The existing attenuation basin in the north-west corner of this field would be enlarged to accommodate any additional runoff from the resulting increase in impermeable area. The remainder of the field would provide open space and landscaping, with the existing mature planting along its western boundary providing a substantial screen reinforcing the separation between Fairfield and Arlesey with the development proposed having no impact on this.

To conclude, Linden would request that this site is reconsidered for allocation in the Submission version of the Local Plan, particularly in light of the separate comments made on the Draft Local Plan itself regarding the need to reduce the reliance on new settlements and major urban extensions and allocate more deliverable small and medium scale sites as part of the growth strategy to ensure delivery of the high housing target over the Plan period.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 4991

Received: 25/08/2017

Respondent: Linden Homes Strategic Land

Agent: Woods Hardwick Planning Ltd

Representation:

ALP439

included a concept plan on how it could be developed,
housing would be restricted to two fields,
failure on coalescence is undermined by NLP419 Growth Location,
land to the west is unconstrained,
prepared to submitted an alternative, smaller scale scheme on the southern field adjoining the built up area of Fairfield,
incorporation of a children's play area,
remainder of field would provide open space,

Full text:

These representations are submitted on behalf of Linden Homes Strategic Land ('Linden'), who are promoting a site on the western edge of Fairfield (Reference ALP439), but which lies within the Parish of Arlesey, as detailed in the Call for Sites submission. Separate representations have been submitted on the Draft Local Plan ('DLP') itself and also in response the Settlements Capacity Initial Study.

Linden objects to the conclusion reached by the Council in respect of this parcel of land that it was ruling it out at Stage 1B of the Assessment process due to the perception that coalescence between Fairfield and Arlesey would result from its development.

The Call for Sites Submission for Site ALP439 included a concept plan illustrating how it might be developed. This indicated that housing would be restricted to the two fields immediately adjoining Fairfield, with the additional field to the west shown as permanent open space, including allotments, for use by local residents. The existing balancing pond currently located on the southern of the two fields adjoining Fairfield was also indicated as being relocated to the western field.

A development based on this concept plan would still leave the width of two large open fields between the extended Fairfield and the existing built edge of Arlesey, a distance of approximately 500m. A substantial landscaping framework has also been indicated around the outside of the housing land to mirror the approach taken with the existing development and this would further reinforce the separation between Fairfield and Arlesey.

Linden would also highlight that the Draft Local Plan indicates support for strategic site NLP419 for approximately 2,500 dwellings on land between Arlesey and Fairfield, which rather undermines this position of concern in relation to coalescence as such a scheme would substantially reduce the gap between the two even with the provision of new landscaping.

The Settlements Capacity Initial Study concluded that Fairfield has medium capacity to support new development, thus between 50 and 500 dwellings. It also acknowledges that there are constraints to the north, east and south of the village that could restrict development, whereas the land to the west is unconstrainted and therefore more readily deliverable.

Notwithstanding these comments made refuting the suggestion of coalescence on the basis of the existing concept plan included in the Call for Sites Submission, Linden have also prepared an alternative smaller-scale scheme (Drawing no. P17-1739_001 enclosed) on part of the southern field adjoining the built up area of Fairfield that would have even less of an impact in terms of reducing the gap between it and Arlesey.

This is included with these representations and indicates around 32 dwellings with the scheme based upon the principles outlined below:

Access would be provided via an extension to Livingstone Way. As a consequence, the existing pumping station would be relocated elsewhere within the wider parcel, which would be a benefit to existing residents by moving this further away from them.

Housing is proposed to be set back from, but overlooking the Bridleway running north - south adjacent to the existing western built edge of Fairfield. This would enable it to be retained on its existing alignment with the path potentially enhanced as part of the scheme. The indicative layout of the dwellings proposed would be a logical extension of the existing built form at Fairfield. The scheme would also utilise the existing levels of the site to add interest and character.

A children's play area is proposed to be incorporated within the scheme, providing a benefit to both existing and proposed residents. It is understood that there is a desire from the Parish Council to see new play facilities delivered in Fairfield.

The existing attenuation basin in the north-west corner of this field would be enlarged to accommodate any additional runoff from the resulting increase in impermeable area. The remainder of the field would provide open space and landscaping, with the existing mature planting along its western boundary providing a substantial screen reinforcing the separation between Fairfield and Arlesey with the development proposed having no impact on this.

To conclude, Linden would request that this site is reconsidered for allocation in the Submission version of the Local Plan, particularly in light of the separate comments made on the Draft Local Plan itself regarding the need to reduce the reliance on new settlements and major urban extensions and allocate more deliverable small and medium scale sites as part of the growth strategy to ensure delivery of the high housing target over the Plan period.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 4992

Received: 21/08/2017

Respondent: Ickleford Parish Council

Representation:

Combined impact of proposed sites and those already submitted.
Traffic increase
Traffic increase and environmental impacts counter to sustainability aims of NPPF
No recognition of impacts or attempts to mitigate traffic towards Luton from M1
Combined impacts with proposals in towns/villages near to north Herts.

Full text:

The ministerial foreword to the NPPF states that the purpose of planning is to help achieve sustainable development, with 'Sustainable' defined as ensuring that better lives for ourselves don't mean worse lives for future generations.
The proposed developments in the draft Local Plan, taken with those already in planning will add several hundred new homes. This will inevitably lead to significant increases in car journeys, and those wishing to travel south or south-west will likely to need to drive through Ickleford. The resultant increases in traffic through are village, and the concomitant environmental impacts clearly run counter to the aims of sustainability as defined in the NPPF. There appears to be no recognition of this nor any substantive attempts to mitigate against it to alleviate the issue for those wishing to drive towards Luton and the M1 (south).
The issues which Ickleford will face will be further exacerbated by other CBC developments either within the draft Local Plan or already proposed in the towns and villages near to north Herts. There is not likely to be sufficient investment in infrastructure (e.g. public transport, increased rail network capacity) to make this sustainable, and conflicts with many aims of the NPPF.
It is on these grounds that Ickleford Parish Council objects to the CBC draft local plan relating to development in those communities adjacent to our boundary.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 5005

Received: 21/08/2017

Respondent: Ickleford Parish Council

Representation:

Combined impact of proposed sites and those already submitted.
Traffic increase
Traffic increase and environmental impacts counter to sustainability aims of NPPF
No recognition of impacts or attempts to mitigate traffic towards Luton from M1
Combined impacts with proposals in towns/villages near to north Herts.

Full text:

The ministerial foreword to the NPPF states that the purpose of planning is to help achieve sustainable development, with 'Sustainable' defined as ensuring that better lives for ourselves don't mean worse lives for future generations.
The proposed developments for Arlesey in the draft Local Plan, taken with those already in planning at Arlesey Cross will add several thousand new homes. This will inevitably lead to significant increases in car journeys emanating from Arlesey, and those wishing to travel south or south-west will likely to need to drive through Ickleford. The resultant increases in traffic through are village, and the concomitant environmental impacts clearly run counter to the aims of sustainability as defined in the NPPF. There appears to be no recognition of this nor any substantive attempts to mitigate against it - the proposed relief road to the A507 (if it is ever built) will not alleviate the issue for those wishing to drive towards Luton and the M1 (south).
The issues which Ickleford will face will be further exacerbated by other CBC developments either within the draft Local Plan or already proposed in Stotfold, Fairfield, Henlow, Stondon, Shillington, Shefford and Meppershall. There is not likely to be sufficient investment in infrastructure (e.g. public transport, increased rail network capacity) to make this sustainable, and conflicts with many aims of the NPPF.
It is on these grounds that Ickleford Parish Council objects to the CBC draft local plan relating to development in those communities adjacent to our boundary.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 5649

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Axiom Developments

Agent: Bidwells

Representation:

It should be noted that there has been a number of changes following the initial submission of the
Arlesey East site to incorporate comments from Central Bedfordshire Council, key stakeholders and the
recommendations from the technical assessments. The most significant amendment was a reduction in
the extent of land. The Site being promoted by our client comprises approximately 205 hectares and can
still accommodate approximately 2,000 dwellings, 3 hectares of employment land and associated
infrastructure and development. The delivery of the site is now considered to be much simpler due to the
significant reduction in landowners. see attachment

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Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 6085

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Taylor Wimpey

Agent: Turley

Representation:

Our client's landholding at Arlesey comprises 2.34 hectares of land currently used as
paddocks. The site immediately adjoins the existing settlement to the west and is
adjoined to the north and east by the Arlesey Cross allocation. Upon completion of the Arlesey Cross development the site will comprise an isolated fragment of land
surrounded on all sides by development.

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Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 6137

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: North Hertfordshire District Council

Representation:

We note that Arlesey is categorised as a Minor Service Centre in the settlement hierarchy in your draft Local Plan. It is identified as having the potential for medium to high capacity in the Settlements Capacity: Initial Study (July 2017) and could accommodate 2,000 dwellings and 3ha employment land.
From reviewing the Site Assessment Technical Document Appendix D: Preliminary Site Assessment Results (July 2017), the combined site sizes (across seven sites) to be considered further equate to 59 hectares. see attachment

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Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 6267

Received: 24/08/2017

Respondent: Valuetype Ltd

Agent: Savills

Representation:

Valuetype Ltd is the owner of the site known as Hampden House in Arlesey. As part of these representations, we highlight the availability of this site for housing development.

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Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 6316

Received: 25/08/2017

Respondent: Arlesey Town Council

Representation:

In summary of the representations contained within this letter ATC considers there to be serious flaws in the process by which the sites have been proposed for development, which undermines the principles behind the draft plan itself. An overriding lack of consistent links between the site assessments and the site allocations proposed within draft Local Plan is evident, and it is the Town Council's opinion that Site NLP419 is neither sustainable nor warranted.

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