Dunstable

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Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 715

Received: 09/08/2017

Respondent: David Lock Associates

Representation:

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We are responding to this consultation on behalf of Trenport Investments Ltd., which is promoting land in its freehold ownership on the north-western edge of Dunstable for residential-led development.
We note that land in this area continues to be omitted as a potential growth location / site allocation in the emerging Local Plan.
This omission appears to have resulted from the heritage and landscape constraints to development in this area being overstated in the Council's site assessments (ALP 144, ALP 164 and NLP 306), whereas its accessibility to a range of facilities and the ready deliverability of development in this location have been understated in those assessments.
Very importantly, those assessments have not engaged with the detailed evidence of the site's suitability and deliverability that we presented within our representations on the Council's Development Strategy and, prior to that, on the Joint Core Strategy. Importantly, that detailed evidence is rooted firmly in technical work supporting our outline planning application for up to 650 homes in this area (CB/09/06431/OUT), which included a comprehensive Environmental Statement.
In the context of upward pressure on the overall housing requirement for Central Bedfordshire, the continued omission of a site allocation in the forthcoming Pre-Submission version of the Plan for up to 650 homes in this location would not be sound. In the event that a smaller allocation is considered to strike a better balance between the area's environmental constraints and development credentials, Trenport would be willing to support an allocation for some 150 homes in the north eastern part of the area, closest to Frenchs Avenue.
We therefore ask the Council to re-consider its omission of an allocation in this location in the light of the detailed evidence we have already supplied.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 716

Received: 10/08/2017

Respondent: Trenport Investments

Agent: David Lock Associates

Representation:

ALP144, AP164, NLP306 - Site are within acceptable range of facilities and this has been understated, willing to support an allocation of 150 homes in the north eastern part of the area, close to French's Avenue.

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We are responding to this consultation on behalf of Trenport Investments Ltd., which is promoting land in its freehold ownership on the north-western edge of Dunstable for residential-led development.

We note that land in this area continues to be omitted as a potential growth location / site allocation in the emerging Local Plan.

This omission appears to have resulted from the heritage and landscape constraints to development in this area being overstated in the Council's site assessments (ALP 144, ALP 164 and NLP 306), whereas its accessibility to a range of facilities and the ready deliverability of development in this location have been understated in those assessments.

Very importantly, those assessments have not engaged with the detailed evidence of the site's suitability and deliverability that we presented within our representations on the Council's Development Strategy and, prior to that, on the Joint Core Strategy. Importantly, that detailed evidence is rooted firmly in technical work supporting our outline planning application for up to 650 homes in this area (CB/09/06431/OUT), which included a comprehensive Environmental Statement.

In the context of upward pressure on the overall housing requirement for Central Bedfordshire, the continued omission of a site allocation in the forthcoming Pre-Submission version of the Plan for up to 650 homes in this location would not be sound. In the event that a smaller allocation is considered to strike a better balance between the area's environmental constraints and development credentials, Trenport would be willing to support an allocation for some 150 homes in the north eastern part of the area, closest to Frenchs Avenue.

We therefore ask the Council to re-consider its omission of an allocation in this location in the light of the detailed evidence we have already supplied.

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Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 4381

Received: 09/08/2017

Respondent: David Lock Associates

Representation:

ALP144, ALP164, NLP306 - access to facilities has been understated in assessment, willing to support an allocation of 150 homes in the north eastern part of the area, close to French's Avenue. Re-consider site outcome.

Full text:

We are responding to this consultation on behalf of Trenport Investments Ltd., which is promoting land in its freehold ownership on the north-western edge of Dunstable for residential-led development.
We note that land in this area continues to be omitted as a potential growth location / site allocation in the emerging Local Plan.
This omission appears to have resulted from the heritage and landscape constraints to development in this area being overstated in the Council's site assessments (ALP 144, ALP 164 and NLP 306), whereas its accessibility to a range of facilities and the ready deliverability of development in this location have been understated in those assessments.
Very importantly, those assessments have not engaged with the detailed evidence of the site's suitability and deliverability that we presented within our representations on the Council's Development Strategy and, prior to that, on the Joint Core Strategy. Importantly, that detailed evidence is rooted firmly in technical work supporting our outline planning application for up to 650 homes in this area (CB/09/06431/OUT), which included a comprehensive Environmental Statement.
In the context of upward pressure on the overall housing requirement for Central Bedfordshire, the continued omission of a site allocation in the forthcoming Pre-Submission version of the Plan for up to 650 homes in this location would not be sound. In the event that a smaller allocation is considered to strike a better balance between the area's environmental constraints and development credentials, Trenport would be willing to support an allocation for some 150 homes in the north eastern part of the area, closest to Frenchs Avenue.
We therefore ask the Council to re-consider its omission of an allocation in this location in the light of the detailed evidence we have already supplied.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 4573

Received: 22/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Linda Skelcey

Representation:

The plan states it wants to sustain local wildlife but there is a plan to develop the land next to the cemetery in Dunstable West Street where there is an abundance of wildlife including badgers. This area is currently used as allotments and we have foxes, badgers, hedgehogs and many other species. Please explain how you will look after these animals whilst devastating their habitat with housing.

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The plan states it wants to sustain local wildlife but there is a plan to develop the land next to the cemetery in Dunstable West Street where there is an abundance of wildlife including badgers. This area is currently used as allotments and we have foxes, badgers, hedgehogs and many other species. Please explain how you will look after these animals whilst devastating their habitat with housing.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 4715

Received: 22/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Jonathan Flory

Representation:

Please see attachment for comments regarding a site submission related to NLP038, NLP432 in Dunstable

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NLP038
NLP432

Please see attached letter and sketch drawing

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 4817

Received: 22/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Linda Skelcey

Representation:

We object to more houses being built in the centre of Dunstable. There is no projected support for those of us already living there. [Text redacted] The government said they had to be built and that's it. Amazing shortsightedness. The NHS can't serve the needs of the current population without adding thousands more to the mix.

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We object to more houses being built in the centre of Dunstable. There is no projected support for those of us already living there. [Text redacted] The government said they had to be built and that's it. Amazing shortsightedness. The NHS can't serve the needs of the current population without adding thousands more to the mix.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 5783

Received: 25/08/2017

Respondent: Woodside Unit Trust

Agent: CBRE

Representation:

WUT support the general principles of the plan and determine it to represent a considered and measured strategic approach to future development within Central Bedfordshire. WUT are keen to ensure the continued policy support of the Woodside Industrial Estate as a premier industrial destination within Central Bedfordshire and the wider region, in order to continue to protect and enhance this area over the next Plan period and beyond.

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Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 5786

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Cemex UK Properties

Agent: Carter Jonas LLP

Representation:

The development potential of the Site was assessed by the Council as part of the Site Assessment Technical
Document (reference NLP306) and identified as having an indicative capacity of 347 dwellings. However, the
Council's assessment found that whilst the Site passed Stage 1 of the assessment framework as being suitable
for housing, it was excluded at Stage 2 on the basis that the Site would have a negative impact on the setting
and character of the area and would not be able to demonstrate less than substantial harm to the nearby
Maiden Bower Scheduled Ancient Monument (SAM). see attachment

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Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 5787

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Cemex UK Properties

Agent: Carter Jonas LLP

Representation:

We disagree with the conclusions as set out in the assessment, and we suggest the Site would make a logical
extension to Dunstable and make efficient use of existing services and deliver a "wide choice of high quality
homes, which widen opportunities for home ownership and create sustainable, inclusive and mixed
communities" (National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), paragraph 50). see attachment

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Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 6227

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Cemex UK Properties

Agent: Carter Jonas LLP

Representation:

Extensions to existing villages and towns with good connectivity such as Dunstable provide easy access to
everyday services, help to balance and integrate the social, economic and environmental needs of the
community and meet the needs of existing and future generations. We therefore suggest the Site should be
allocated which would assist in delivering sustainable growth.
We content that the release of this land from the Green Belt is robust and a new long term boundary will be
set, formed by the Maiden Bower SAM.

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Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 6683

Received: 09/10/2017

Respondent: Claydon Land Developments Ltd

Agent: DLP Planning Ltd

Representation:

We disagree with the Council's assessment of the site, principally as a presumption has been made that the whole of the site will be developed, which is false. As the submitted indicative Masterplan (contained within the submitted Vision Statement) illustrates, the proposed development of the site would include a significant buffer area/gap to the village of Totternhoe, hence the Green Belt purposes will not be harmed to the extent expressed in the Council's assessment.

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Support

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 6735

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: NHS Property Services Ltd

Agent: Iceni Projects

Representation:

The site was excluded from the previous Call for Sites Assessment (ID: NLP498) as the Planning Authority considered that the site would not accommodate ten dwellings or more. As confirmed above, the site is 'brownfield land' and should have been assessed against a minimum threshold of five dwellings. Notwithstanding this, the above representation confirms that the site is capable of delivering more than ten dwellings (c.16 units), and should therefore be progressed to the next stage of assessment. I trust that these representations, constraints plan and conceptual masterplan, provides you with sufficient information to consider this for residential development

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