Milton Bryan

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Support

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 431

Received: 03/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Nigel David

Representation:

Pleased to see ALP335 ALP336 ALP337 have not been selected.

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Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1079

Received: 14/08/2017

Respondent: Milton Bryan Parish Meeting

Representation:

Development within Milton Bryan would be detrimental to the character and appearance of the village, Green Belt issues, site allocations should not go forward.

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Dear Sirs,
On the basis of the information submitted in "Central Bedfordshire Local Plan 2015-2035 (Draft Plan 2017)" I have made reference to the following sections of this document to provide you with "Local-Resident" feedback.

7.6.12 The Proposed Growth Locations
8.2.1 Implementation
9. Development in the Green Belt
9.5.1
9.5.2
9.6.1
N.B.
1August2017 - Email
Washed over - settlements that are entirely washed over by the greenbelt, has no settlement envelope or infill boundary. Milton Bryan Constitutes as being entirely washed over by the Greenbelt.
MatthewGutteridge
Planning Officer
Local Plan Team
Regeneration and Business Directorate

19.3 Historic Landscapes and Development
19.3.2
19.6 Conservation Areas
19.6.1
19.6.2
19.6.3


Area Status - Milton Bryan
* Is a designated (July 1971) Conversation Area within Bedfordshire.
* The General Area Guidance is to Ensure the protection of locally important green spaces with the presumption against new development.
* Has all the attributes of a quintessential English Village; a Church, a Pub, Cricket Ground, a Village Hall and Village Pond.
* The Village comprises of 2 hamlets Church End and South End. The whole Parish is set on the Greensand Ridge and lies within an Area of Outstanding Beauty.
* Is currently is made up of approximately 65 residential dwellings.

Area 5 (Local Plan) Possible Future Housing Development
Whilst it is noted that, at this stage, housing development under and within the "Local Plan" has not been sanctioned to take place within Milton Bryan, I am informed by your Local Plan Team-Regeneration and Business Directorate that;
The National Planning Policy Framework for example states at paragraph 88 that:
'When considering any planning application, local planning authorities should
ensure that substantial weight is given to any harm to the Green Belt. 'Very
special circumstances' will not exist unless the potential harm to the Green
Belt by reason of inappropriateness, and any other harm, is clearly
outweighed by other considerations'
It would be up to the land promoter (in this case Bedford Estates) to decide whether they wanted to submit a planning application at all, and if they did then it would also be up to them to decide what form this application might take.
It is very clear to the local community, by the actions already undertaken by Bedford Estates their expressed intention is to proceed outside the mandate of the "Local Plan" with a planning application covering the following sites not including and approved within "Central Bedfordshire Local Plan 2015-2035 (Draft Plan 2017)" namely:-
ALP335Leys Farm 1 0.9974 hectares (24 dwellings)
ALP336Leys Farm 2 1.2127 hectares (29 dwellings)
ALP337Leys Farm 3 1.0789 hectares (25 dwellings)
In determining all planning applications the local authority makes a decision in accordance with the relevant national and local policy. National policy would include the National Planning Policy Framework. Until the Local Plan is adopted the local policy used to determine planning applications would include the current adopted plan, which at this time is the North Core Strategy and Development Management Policies document (2009) for Milton Bryan.

Currently "Central Bedfordshire Local Plan 2015-2035 (Draft Plan 2017)" does not document the need or requirement for any future housing development within Milton Bryan and to allow any such a housing development outside the plan completely goes completely against not only the spirit of the Plan but also the integrity of the Plan.

* I therefore formally request that due note is taken and recorded to ensure any future planning application for housing development on Leys Farm is Not Approved as required by Central Bedfordshire Council own Polices and National Planning Polices.
* It should also be noted any development would neither preserve nor enhance the character or appearance and would likely cause substantial harm to The Milton Bryan Conservation Area

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 2518

Received: 27/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Debra Barker

Representation:

I support the Council's decision to rule out the 3 proposed Milton Bryan sites at Leys Farm. The proposals would more than double the size of the village. Such high-density housing would not relate well to the existing settlement. In particular, Site ALP337 lies within the village's designated Conservation Area and includes 'Important green space', 'Important hedgerow' and 'Important view' (Conservation Area, Mid Beds District Council, 22 Feb 2006). This is a crucial feature of the village at Church End. Maintaining it will preserve the character of Milton Bryan. High density housing (as proposed) would destroy this.

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I support the Council's decision to rule out the 3 proposed Milton Bryan sites at Leys Farm. The proposals would more than double the size of the village. Such high-density housing would not relate well to the existing settlement. In particular, Site ALP337 lies within the village's designated Conservation Area and includes 'Important green space', 'Important hedgerow' and 'Important view' (Conservation Area, Mid Beds District Council, 22 Feb 2006). This is a crucial feature of the village at Church End. Maintaining it will preserve the character of Milton Bryan. High density housing (as proposed) would destroy this. The hedgerows in front of sites ALP335 and ALP336 are also key to the character of Milton Bryan. The village lacks the necessary infrastructure to support further development, for example: no schools; no distributed gas pipe system; no street lights; no shops; no public services; frequent water cut-out/stoppages; limited and narrow road infrastructure.
(NB: I clicked 'comment' because I did not know if 'support' would mean support for the proposed development rather than support for the Council's decision not to select the sites for further consideration of the Local Plan. If it was the latter then I would like my comments to be registered as 'support' for the Council's rejecting of the proposals.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 6837

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Bedford Estates

Agent: Savills

Representation:

These representations set out the views of the Estate on the proposed policies and growth strategy for the District. The Estate has an interest in several sites across the district. These are set out as follows:
* Leys Farm, Milton Bryan (sites A,B,C);
* Land off London End, Woburn (site C);
* Leighton Street, Woburn (sites A, B);
* Land off Newport Road, Woburn (site D); and
* Land at Ridgmont

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