Barton-Le-Clay

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Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 169

Received: 17/08/2017

Respondent: Triad Planning & Design Ltd

Agent: Triad Planning & Design Ltd

Representation:

ALP082
We would like to object to the following:-
The Central Bedfordshire and Luton Green Belt Study
The methodology of assessment with particular regard to the Stage 1 appraisal document
The evaluation of our clients site with specific objection to disparity of assessment with other sites in the locality

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ALP082
We would like to object to the following:-
The Central Bedfordshire and Luton Green Belt Study
The methodology of assessment with particular regard to the Stage 1 appraisal document
The evaluation of our clients site with specific objection to disparity of assessment with other sites in the locality

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Support

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 2146

Received: 25/08/2017

Respondent: Central Bedfordshire Council Assets

Agent: Woods Hardwick Planning Ltd

Representation:

Please see full representations

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CBC Assets welcome the positive feedback detailed in the site assessment. Barton le Clay is classified as a Minor Service Centre and benefits from a number of services including nurseries, lower schools, health facilities, retail facilities, restaurants, public houses and recreation facilities. It is well serviced and as such is a sustainable location for new development. However, the assessment notes that in the past ten years there has been 71 new dwellings, a growth rate of 3.5%. Further, current unimplemented permissions total 10 dwellings, a growth rate of a further 0.48%. This is low level of growth for a settlement of this size and is no doubt reflective of the fact that the settlement is surrounded by Green Belt.

The Initial Settlement Capacity Study has found that Barton le Clay has medium capacity for growth but this would require the lifting of Green Belt restrictions. The Draft Plan recognises the requirement for a review of Green Belt to support potential allocations on land that is currently subject to this designation.

The Assets Team welcomes this approach as it provides robust justification for releasing Green Belt land. The Green Belt review has assessed various parcels of Green Belt around Barton le Clay and the site and the adjoining land is noted under ref: BC4a.

The conclusions for this parcel are split into two and reflect the different land uses that exist i.e. the football club and its associated facilities and the agricultural land to the south. The conclusions in relation to the northern section is that the land makes a relatively weak contribution towards the purposes of designating Green Belt. The land further to the south makes a moderate contribution. Overall, this is a reasonable conclusion as the 'triangle' of land is enclosed by Luton Road to the east and the A6 to the west, which in itself is a defensible barrier for Green Belt land to the west.

As noted in the assessment, it is proposed to develop the existing football site for housing and to use the land to the south for leisure/recreational facilities which are considered appropriate uses in the Green Belt and do not have to demonstrate very special circumstances.

The sound supporting evidence provides justification for releasing land for new housing. This is further complimented by the fact that Barton le Clay is a Minor Service Centre which is well served by existing facilities. It has not experienced any significant growth over the past ten years and therefore has capacity for further development. Other settlements have experienced significant growth over that period which has placed pressure on services. Further appropriate development in Barton le Clay will balance growth in the area.

In considering the planning balance, CBC Assets is promoting the site on the basis that the site makes a weak contribution in Green Belt terms, is well located in relation to the settlement's key infrastructure and services, can be accommodated well into the receiving landscape. These factors coupled with the need for significant housing growth provide the very special circumstances to justify taking the site forward for consideration as an allocation and therefore support the conclusions that the LPA has reached in the plan making process to date in relation to this site.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 2156

Received: 25/08/2017

Respondent: Central Bedfordshire Council Assets

Agent: Woods Hardwick Planning Ltd

Representation:

See full representation

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CBC Assets welcome the positive feedback detailed in the site assessment for Site NLP123. Barton le Clay is classified as a Minor Service Centre and benefits from a number of services including nurseries, lower schools, health facilities, retail facilities, restaurants, public houses and recreation facilities. It is well serviced and as such is a sustainable location for new development. However, the assessment notes that in the past ten years there has been 71 new dwellings, a growth rate of 3.5%. Further, current unimplemented permissions total 10 dwellings, a growth rate of a further 0.48%. This is low level of growth for a settlement of this size and is no doubt reflective of the fact that the settlement is surrounded by Green Belt.

The Initial Settlement Capacity Study has found that Barton le Clay has medium capacity for growth but this would require the lifting of Green Belt restrictions. The Draft Plan recognises the requirement for a review of Green Belt to support potential allocations on land that is currently subject to this designation.

The Assets Team welcomes this approach as it provides robust justification for releasing Green Belt land. The Green Belt review has assessed various parcels of Green Belt around Barton le Clay and the site and the adjoining land is noted under ref: BC4a.

The conclusions for this parcel are split into two and reflect the different land uses that exist i.e. the football club and its associated facilities and the agricultural land to the south. The conclusions in relation to the northern section is that the land makes a relatively weak contribution towards the purposes of designating Green Belt. The land further to the south makes a moderate contribution. Overall, this is a reasonable conclusion as the 'triangle' of land is enclosed by Luton Road to the east and the A6 to the west, which in itself is a defensible barrier for Green Belt land to the west.

As noted in the assessment, it is proposed to develop the existing football site for housing and to use the land to the south for leisure/recreational facilities which are considered appropriate uses in the Green Belt and do not have to demonstrate very special circumstances.

The sound supporting evidence provides justification for releasing land for new housing. This is further complimented by the fact that Barton le Clay is a Minor Service Centre which is well served by existing facilities. It has not experienced any significant growth over the past ten years and therefore has capacity for further development. Other settlements have experienced significant growth over that period which has placed pressure on services. Further appropriate development in Barton le Clay will balance growth in the area.

In considering the planning balance, CBC Assets is promoting the site on the basis that the site makes a weak contribution in Green Belt terms, is well located in relation to the settlement's key infrastructure and services, can be accommodated well into the receiving landscape. These factors coupled with the need for significant housing growth provide the very special circumstances to justify taking the site forward for consideration as an allocation and therefore support the conclusions that the LPA has reached in the plan making process to date in relation to this site.

Support

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 3092

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: GPS Estates Ltd

Agent: Woods Hardwick Planning Ltd

Representation:

Please See Comments Attached

Full text:

Please See Comments Attached

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 4260

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: GPS Estates Ltd

Agent: Woods Hardwick Planning Ltd

Representation:

See attached concerning ALP252

Full text:

Please see comments attached

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 4271

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Mr R. Beechener

Agent: Aragon Land & Planning Ltd

Representation:

See attached concerning land at Faldo Farm, Barton Le Clay.

Full text:

see attached

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Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 5013

Received: 25/08/2017

Respondent: Central Bedfordshire Council Assets

Agent: Woods Hardwick Planning Ltd

Representation:

NLP123

would require lifting of Green Belt restrictions,
land to the south will be used for leisure/recreational facilities,
is well located to existing infrastructure,
accommodate well into the receiving landscape

Full text:

CBC Assets welcome the positive feedback detailed in the site assessment for Site NLP123. Barton le Clay is classified as a Minor Service Centre and benefits from a number of services including nurseries, lower schools, health facilities, retail facilities, restaurants, public houses and recreation facilities. It is well serviced and as such is a sustainable location for new development. However, the assessment notes that in the past ten years there has been 71 new dwellings, a growth rate of 3.5%. Further, current unimplemented permissions total 10 dwellings, a growth rate of a further 0.48%. This is low level of growth for a settlement of this size and is no doubt reflective of the fact that the settlement is surrounded by Green Belt.

The Initial Settlement Capacity Study has found that Barton le Clay has medium capacity for growth but this would require the lifting of Green Belt restrictions. The Draft Plan recognises the requirement for a review of Green Belt to support potential allocations on land that is currently subject to this designation.

The Assets Team welcomes this approach as it provides robust justification for releasing Green Belt land. The Green Belt review has assessed various parcels of Green Belt around Barton le Clay and the site and the adjoining land is noted under ref: BC4a.

The conclusions for this parcel are split into two and reflect the different land uses that exist i.e. the football club and its associated facilities and the agricultural land to the south. The conclusions in relation to the northern section is that the land makes a relatively weak contribution towards the purposes of designating Green Belt. The land further to the south makes a moderate contribution. Overall, this is a reasonable conclusion as the 'triangle' of land is enclosed by Luton Road to the east and the A6 to the west, which in itself is a defensible barrier for Green Belt land to the west.

As noted in the assessment, it is proposed to develop the existing football site for housing and to use the land to the south for leisure/recreational facilities which are considered appropriate uses in the Green Belt and do not have to demonstrate very special circumstances.

The sound supporting evidence provides justification for releasing land for new housing. This is further complimented by the fact that Barton le Clay is a Minor Service Centre which is well served by existing facilities. It has not experienced any significant growth over the past ten years and therefore has capacity for further development. Other settlements have experienced significant growth over that period which has placed pressure on services. Further appropriate development in Barton le Clay will balance growth in the area.

In considering the planning balance, CBC Assets is promoting the site on the basis that the site makes a weak contribution in Green Belt terms, is well located in relation to the settlement's key infrastructure and services, can be accommodated well into the receiving landscape. These factors coupled with the need for significant housing growth provide the very special circumstances to justify taking the site forward for consideration as an allocation and therefore support the conclusions that the LPA has reached in the plan making process to date in relation to this site.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 5017

Received: 25/08/2017

Respondent: Central Bedfordshire Council Assets

Agent: Woods Hardwick Planning Ltd

Representation:

NLP123

would require lifting of Green Belt restrictions,
land to the south will be used for leisure/recreational facilities,
is well located to existing infrastructure,
accommodate well into the receiving landscape

Full text:

CBC Assets welcome the positive feedback detailed in the site assessment. Barton le Clay is classified as a Minor Service Centre and benefits from a number of services including nurseries, lower schools, health facilities, retail facilities, restaurants, public houses and recreation facilities. It is well serviced and as such is a sustainable location for new development. However, the assessment notes that in the past ten years there has been 71 new dwellings, a growth rate of 3.5%. Further, current unimplemented permissions total 10 dwellings, a growth rate of a further 0.48%. This is low level of growth for a settlement of this size and is no doubt reflective of the fact that the settlement is surrounded by Green Belt.

The Initial Settlement Capacity Study has found that Barton le Clay has medium capacity for growth but this would require the lifting of Green Belt restrictions. The Draft Plan recognises the requirement for a review of Green Belt to support potential allocations on land that is currently subject to this designation.

The Assets Team welcomes this approach as it provides robust justification for releasing Green Belt land. The Green Belt review has assessed various parcels of Green Belt around Barton le Clay and the site and the adjoining land is noted under ref: BC4a.

The conclusions for this parcel are split into two and reflect the different land uses that exist i.e. the football club and its associated facilities and the agricultural land to the south. The conclusions in relation to the northern section is that the land makes a relatively weak contribution towards the purposes of designating Green Belt. The land further to the south makes a moderate contribution. Overall, this is a reasonable conclusion as the 'triangle' of land is enclosed by Luton Road to the east and the A6 to the west, which in itself is a defensible barrier for Green Belt land to the west.

As noted in the assessment, it is proposed to develop the existing football site for housing and to use the land to the south for leisure/recreational facilities which are considered appropriate uses in the Green Belt and do not have to demonstrate very special circumstances.

The sound supporting evidence provides justification for releasing land for new housing. This is further complimented by the fact that Barton le Clay is a Minor Service Centre which is well served by existing facilities. It has not experienced any significant growth over the past ten years and therefore has capacity for further development. Other settlements have experienced significant growth over that period which has placed pressure on services. Further appropriate development in Barton le Clay will balance growth in the area.

In considering the planning balance, CBC Assets is promoting the site on the basis that the site makes a weak contribution in Green Belt terms, is well located in relation to the settlement's key infrastructure and services, can be accommodated well into the receiving landscape. These factors coupled with the need for significant housing growth provide the very special circumstances to justify taking the site forward for consideration as an allocation and therefore support the conclusions that the LPA has reached in the plan making process to date in relation to this site.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 5434

Received: 24/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Alan Irwin

Agent: Phillips Planning Services Ltd

Representation:

NLP114

Assessment undertaken previously by Inspector, proximity to nearby Listed Buildings wasn't an issue
Conservation Area considered to be issue, concern raised re: dwelling scale/height, tress could be retained, no harm to landscape/AONB
Scope within Inspectors comments to redesign scheme to fit with local character
Smaller scheme with lower ridgeline would overcome concerns
Barton has medium capacity, therefore a sustainable settlement, good location for new development
Site adjacent to built-up settlement, within short walk to services/public transport nodes, surrounded by housing/mature planting, not visible from highway/public land, constitutes sustainable pattern of development
No harm to GB, recycling derelict land

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Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 5525

Received: 25/08/2017

Respondent: Taylor Wimpey

Agent: Turley

Representation:

Land east of Barton-le-Clay
NLP158
See attachment for detailed comments for the above submission



Site has potential to be a strategic extension to existing settlement, anticipated site capacity of 1000 dwellings
Assessment concluded site had a medium deliverability, subject to only 6 secondary constraints - Listed Building/Priority Habitat Inventory/Locally Identified Sensitive Landscape/G1/2/3 agricultural land/Flood Zone 2/surface water flooding
These issues are addressed in the attachment

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See attachment for comments made on behalf of Taylor Wimpey in respect of the Draft Local Plan and land in Barton

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Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 6497

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Natural England

Representation:

Other growth areas
Examining the Parish Maps and Site Assessments, there are additional potential sites that do not appear to be described in the headline growth options:

Barton-le-Clay extensions. Our advice on North of Luton growth area (above) applies to sites ALP418 Land north of Higham Road/east of Bedford Road / NLP382 Barton-le-Clay Northern Extension (~1.3K dwellings) and NLP158 Land to the East of Barton le Clay (~800 dwellings).

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Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 6704

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Chancery Land Options

Agent: DLP Planning Ltd

Representation:

Unlike other proposals, the land advanced by Chancery Land Options at Barton le Clay/Gravenhurst is in the control of a single entity and can be focussed so as to ensure early delivery. We have presented these as a series of options depending on the scale of growth the Council is willing to consider.
see attachment

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