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Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 3184

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Luton Hoo Estate

Agent: AZ Urban Studio

Representation:

Site ALP052 is a logical extension to the the village of East Hyde and is a well connected, sustainable site for housing growth. It should therefore be supported by the Council.

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ALP052

The site is, as confirmed by the Council, a logical extension to the village of East Hyde. The site is in a sustainable location immediately adjacent to the Upper Lea Valley Walk which provides a direct off-highway walking and cycle connection to both Luton Airport Parkway and to Luton itself. It is a well connected sustainable location for growth.

The proposals include the establishment of an attractive central village green as a new heart for the village, as well as parking provision for 30 cars to serve the Church and Village Hall; facilities which, at present, have a lack of parking provision. These proposals are material considerations which warrant deliberation in the assessment of whether the site is suitable and deliverable for future housing provision.

Although the Parish does not have an adopted or draft Neighbourhood Plan, the landowner has been in discussion with the Parish Council in relation to the suitability of the site for housing, who have shown support of the principle of the development of the site for housing purposes.

It is also important to note that Hyde is the largest parish in Central Bedfordshire with the least amount of housing, emphasising the need for housing growth within this area.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 6185

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: St Albans District Council

Representation:

Support NLP228 rejection
However analysis of its unsuitability for development should be expanded, acknowledging urban expansion here could only reasonably be considered as part of overall SADC-led planning of Harpenden and its infrastructure requirements, would be within/would provide a separate HMA; evidence such as SADC's GB Review doesn't support development in this area
Should also refer to adverse impacts on GB purposes
Considered important that other fundamental issues are also noted in CBC's evidence
The GBS parcel makes a 'strong' contribution to most GB purposes (Parcel L5), site is part of relatively narrow but important gap between Harpenden and Luton

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See attachment for detailed comments from St Albans District Council

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