Slip End

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Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 212

Received: 16/07/2017

Respondent: Mrs Frances Burton

Representation:

Build what has already been approved and don't allow builders to sit on undefined land awaiting higher profits. Endure affordable housing is affordable for the area.

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Any development woold essential join Slip End to Luton with only the M1 as a barrier. Anot established village would be lost and become a superb of Luton, local allotments would be lost and services overstretched. Refer to local neighbourhood plan for views of local residents and do not destroy this beautiful area when there is so many disused sites in Luton. Additionally any builders who have already got planning permission should be made to build on the sites they have bought rather than sitting on the land waiting Jo achieve higher prices. Developers must develop existing sites before being granted further sites. It's greed and little evidence of affordable housing. Yes Luton needs more housing so develop what already there and convert empty industrial sites and houses already in the town or neighbouring areas. Our green land must be protected.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 237

Received: 20/07/2017

Respondent: Mr Alan Harwood

Representation:

The very real threat of local coalescence especially with Luton.
The extra load to be placed on local infrastructure especially roads by construction traffic and new residents.
The use of Greenbelt land for these projects, This need to be retained not lost!

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NLP227,ALP069,NLP386 167 & 284. these proposals are horrifying for the future of our village life. Slip End will be expanded in almost all directions and coalescence with other local villages not mention Luton would be inevitable in due course. This plan will bring it closer than ever. You make no comment on infrastructure issues but with already busy roads, the problem of speeding drivers and lack of parking how will putting up hundreds of more houses make these already serious problems any better? Why is the land selected all Greenbelt? This need to be retained at all costs for local residents to use and enjoy as they do at present. We need to encourage better walking and cycling paths on this land not smother it with concrete. Also the plan mentions that Slip End is adjacent to Luton with its railway station for transport links. If, as the plans says, there is no intention to coalesce with Luton whey should this matter? Why not improve transport links within Slip End e.g return lost bus routes.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 252

Received: 22/07/2017

Respondent: Mrs Heather Harwood

Representation:

I am absolutely horrified at the draft plan because of the loss of Slip End's village identity, the greenbelt land that surrounds the village and the obvious coalescence with Luton, which will result if this plan proceeds. This cannot happen, it is an outrageous proposal.

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I have looked at the Draft Plan and I am horrified by the proposed plans to develop the green belt land in and around Slip End. I refer to reference numbers NLP227, ALP069, NLP386, NLP167, NLP229 but to name a few. It is outrageous that no consideration is being made for the fact that Slip End will effectively be coalesencing with Luton & other surrounding "villages". Slip End will lose its village identity along with much of its greenbelt land, which provides a habitat for many types of wildlife. Slip End in my view will become one big housing estate. What will be done about parking, traffic volume, speeding, noise pollution all of which are a problem now and will only be made worse with the massive increase in proposed housing. I live in Slip End because it is a village with a community, green open spaces, pathways etc which should be preserved at all costs to enable the community to continue to make use of them and for wildlife to continue to flourish. They should not be lost in the drive to apparently develop every piece of greenbelt land.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 720

Received: 10/08/2017

Respondent: Steve Basye

Representation:

Coalescence of villages.
Lack of infrastructure.
Destruction of green belt land.

Full text:

In response to all proposed sites in Slip End (and very opposed to NLP227 and NLP239) and also land between Caddington and Slip End (NLP436 - particularly the portion of land nearer Slip End:
1. These developments are contrary to the Caddington and Slip End Neighbourhood plan.
2. The land is entirely in the Green Belt
3. There is insufficient space for road improvements to support this development, resulting in a massive increase in traffic through Slip End and Caddington, further evidenced by a traffic and highway report which demonstrated that local roads do not have capacity to support existing and already proposed developments.
4. Coalescence of Slip End and Luton - there are already planning applications that have been agreed for large development on the Slip End border of Luton, both in terms of residential flats in Newlands Road, Business Parks to the South and Leisure facilities to the South East of Slip End; further development in Slip End will decrease the buffer even further.
5. Water supply and sewerage are at capacity now and cost of upgrading would be prohibitive to this development.
6. Not an ideal site area for growth due to the flight path.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 759

Received: 11/08/2017

Respondent: mr paul impey

Representation:

I am very concerned a the proposed development of our village and surrounding area. The scale of the development is contrary to the caddington and Slip End neighbourhood plan. The area surrounding Slip End is entirely in the green belt, does this actually mean anything anymore?. The increase of traffic on the narrow country lanes will have a huge impact on the village. I believe that a traffic and highways report has shown that local roads do not have the capacity to support the proposed development. Slip End is a rural small village, keep it that way please

Full text:

I am very concerned a the proposed development of our village and surrounding area. The scale of the development is contrary to the caddington and Slip End neighbourhood plan. The area surrounding Slip End is entirely in the green belt, does this actually mean anything anymore?. The increase of traffic on the narrow country lanes will have a huge impact on the village. I believe that a traffic and highways report has shown that local roads do not have the capacity to support the proposed development. Slip End is a rural small village, keep it that way please

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 760

Received: 11/08/2017

Respondent: mr paul impey

Representation:

I object to the over development proposals of the green belt land surrounding Slip End and Caddington. The area is what the English countryside is should always be, small villages linked by fields and farm land. Once the land between the villages are over developed we risk losing our villages to urban sprawl which would be completely horrendous. The balance between rural and urban needs to be kept as distinctly as possible for future generations to appreciate. People choose to live in these village locations for various reasons, just as people choose to live in towns. Don't take that away

Full text:

I object to the over development proposals of the green belt land surrounding Slip End and Caddington. The area is what the English countryside is should always be, small villages linked by fields and farm land. Once the land between the villages are over developed we risk losing our villages to urban sprawl which would be completely horrendous. The balance between rural and urban needs to be kept as distinctly as possible for future generations to appreciate. People choose to live in these village locations for various reasons, just as people choose to live in towns. Don't take that away

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1369

Received: 20/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Ryan O'kane

Representation:

Continued

Crime rate / Public safety - Reduction in policing / public sector currently, an increased population will indefinitely increase crime rates which hasn't been taken into consideration.

- Shops / schools / doctors / general amenities

Village identity lost with insurances increased / council tax increased.

- Parking space availability decreased

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I totally object the purposed plans to extend our village and making it a suburb of Luton. I will bullet poInt my concerns which many I can see no infrastructural improvements available.

- Traffic / road congestion. Already busy with commuters for work and Slip end roads used as a through road to many towns and villages, an additional 4,600 houses would increase the congestion more to unbearable levels.

- Decrease in value due to losing village premium price becoming suburb of Luton.

- Green belt / wildlife disrupted - doubling the size of the village losing public walks, allotments lose, trees / wildlife decreased.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 1464

Received: 21/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Dan Barron

Representation:

Firstly, and most importantly, I am concerned about the extra traffic that will be caused. Already on church road there is huge congestion at certain times. This is especially the case during rush hour when the traffic is often at a standstill. This causes frustration and road rage which is already unpleasant to witness.

The village is small. People like me moved here to live in a village surrounded by green belt land. These plans are contrary to the neighbourhood plan.

I am strongly opposed to these plans.

Full text:

Firstly, and most importantly, I am concerned about the extra traffic that will be caused. Already on church road there is huge congestion at certain times. This is especially the case during rush hour when the traffic is often at a standstill. This causes frustration and road rage which is already unpleasant to witness.

The village is small. People like me moved here to live in a village surrounded by green belt land. These plans are contrary to the neighbourhood plan.

I am strongly opposed to these plans.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 2813

Received: 28/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Ruth Hutchings

Representation:

The current infrastructure around Slip End cannot support an increase in dwellings on the scale proposed. Our roads in the village are already overwhelmed, available parking spaces are oversubscribed. There are options for development on a smaller scale in designated areas around Slip End which have been incorporated into the local plan for Slip End. This development is in contention with the existing community.

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The current infrastructure around Slip End cannot support an increase in dwellings on the scale proposed. Our roads in the village are already overwhelmed, available parking spaces are oversubscribed. There are options for development on a smaller scale in designated areas around Slip End which have been incorporated into the local plan for Slip End. This development is in contention with the existing community.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 3147

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Jonathan Higgins

Representation:

* This development is contrary to
Caddington and Slip End
Neighbourhood Plan

* This land is entirely in the Green Belt

* There is insufficient space for road improvements to support this
development which will result in a
massive increase in traffic through
Caddington and Slip End.

* A traffic & highway report has
demonstrated that local roads do not
have the capacity to support existing
and already proposed developments

* Water supply and sewerage are at
capacity now. The cost of upgrading is prohibitive to this development

* 30% of the area is under the flight path for Luton airport.

Full text:

* This development is contrary to
Caddington and Slip End
Neighbourhood Plan

* This land is entirely in the Green Belt

* There is insufficient space for road improvements to support this
development which will result in a
massive increase in traffic through
Caddington and Slip End.

* A traffic & highway report has
demonstrated that local roads do not
have the capacity to support existing
and already proposed developments

* Water supply and sewerage are at
capacity now. The cost of upgrading is prohibitive to this development

* 30% of the area is under the flight path for Luton airport.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 3193

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Luton Hoo Estate

Agent: AZ Urban Studio

Representation:

The development of site ALP069 for housing provision would enable a continuation of the settlement to the southeast, adjacent to existing built form. The site has the same contribution to the Green Belt as site NLP167 which has notably passed this stage of the assessment.

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ALP069

As noted in the Council's assessment, this site is seen as a logical extension to the village due to its proximity to the residential area. The proposals to develop this site for housing would enable a continuation of the settlement to the southeast adjacent to existing built form, without causing coalescence between the villages of Slip End and Pepperstock. The site is in a highly sustainable location on the periphery of the existing village.

Within the Central Bedfordshire and Luton Green Belt Study, the site was included within the same land parcel reference (ref. SE1) as that of site NLP167 - a site which has notably passed the current stage of the call for sites assessment. The assessment form for site NLP167 at section 14 states that the site makes only a 'relatively weak, weak or no contribution' to the Green Belt whilst for site ALP069, section 14 of the assessment form states that the site is within an area that provides a 'moderate contribution' to the Green Belt. There is therefore a clear misapplication of the assessment criteria given that the Central Bedfordshire and Luton Green Belt Study concludes that the two sites have the same contribution to the Green Belt.

Notwithstanding the fact that the site alone cannot provide 100+ homes to Luton HMA, the site would sit alongside other similar sized housing sites in the immediate area to contribute to the overall housing targets. It is misleading and leads to poor planning outcomes to search for single 100+ sites to contribute to Luton HMA, when, for example, 3 x 35 unit sites in close proximity would have exactly the same contribution.

Although the site is not earmarked for development in the draft Caddington and Slip End Neighbourhood Plan, the landowner has an outstanding objection to the decision not to identify the site for development in the Neighbourhood Plan and will take that forward through the Neighbourhood Plan process. It is also important to note that other sites elsewhere in the borough which have not received support from the relevant Neighbourhood Plan have passed stage 1E of the process.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 3209

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: D & SH Brown

Agent: AZ Urban Studio

Representation:

The site is effectively infill development and is an exclusion from site NLP436 which has passed this stage of the assessment. The site would form a logical extension to this large-scale housing development and should be considered an integral part of that wider area development

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NLP240

This site is part of the village of Woodside and is bordered to the north and east by existing development (Woodside Caravan Park). The site is, at present, underused.

The proposals have been appropriately-scaled to the size of the site and the village and do not extend beyond the adjacent the Caravan Park - it is therefore effectively infill development. The site is well-connected to Slip End and to Luton, and is therefore a sustainable location for growth.

Moreover, the site is an exclusion from site NLP436 which has passed this stage of the process under the assessment of 'Caddington' proposals. The land is bordered by site NLP436 to the northeast and southeast and would form a logical extension to this large-scale housing development and should be considered an integral part of that wider area development. In this context the site is far from isolated, and will be a beneficial component of a wider large scale sustainable housing led development.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 3211

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: D & SH Brown

Agent: AZ Urban Studio

Representation:

The site sits adjacent to existing residential development to the southwest and southeast and will provide a sustainable location for additional housing.

Within the Central Bedfordshire and Luton Green Belt Study, the site was included within the same land parcel reference (ref. SE2) as that of the southern part of site NLP436 - a site which has notably passed the current stage of the call for sites assessment.

The site should therefore have progressed past stage 1E of the assessment.

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NLP239

As noted in the Council's assessment, the site is located to the north of Slip End and can be seen as a logical extension to the settlement as it is adjacent to a residential area and does not extend too far away from the village. The site sits adjacent to existing residential development to the southwest and southeast and will provide a sustainable location for additional housing.

Within the Central Bedfordshire and Luton Green Belt Study, the site was included within the same land parcel reference (ref. SE2) as that of the southern part of site NLP436 - a site which has notably passed the current stage of the call for sites assessment. As site NLP239 has failed to pass stage 1E of the assessment due to its contribution to the Green Belt and site NLP436 has the same contribution to the Green Belt and has passed this stage of the call for sites assessment, it is clear that there has been a misapplication of the criteria between varying sites.

Although the site is not earmarked for development in the draft Caddington and Slip End Neighbourhood Plan, it is important to note that other sites elsewhere in the borough which have not received support from the relevant Neighbourhood Plan have passed stage 1E of the process. Further, it is important to note that this site was not identified at the time of preparation of the Neighbourhood Plan, and is therefore necessarily not considered within that process. It is an opportunity for sustainable housing development and should be considered now through the plan making process.

Support

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 3580

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Sam Franklin

Agent: Mr Sam Franklin

Representation:

NLP 284
There are few constraints to development in this location and whilst the site is within the Green Belt, there is good access and services to the site that could enhance development.

Full text:

NLP 284
There are few constraints to development in this location and whilst the site is within the Green Belt, there is good access and services to the site that could enhance development.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 3753

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Legal & General Capital

Agent: Savills

Representation:

Whilst LGC supports the thrust of this policy, it is concerned that the capped restriction of 80% on stair-casing runs contrary to the Government's agenda of supporting home ownership.

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Central Bedfordshire Local Plan Representations
Introduction

This representation is submitted on behalf of our client, Legal and General Capital (LGC), to the (Regulation 18) consultation of the Central Bedfordshire Local Plan (CBLP) and the associated Technical Report and Site Assessment Results.

LGC are the owners of 18 hectares of land to the east of Slip End, in the south of the Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) administrative area and to the west of M1 Junction 10, and are working in collaboration with the Luton Hoo Estate (LHE) who own an adjoining 1.65 hectares of of land. This combined circa circa 19.6 hectare site is being promoted as a residential led extension to the village of Slip End of circa 300 units, referred to in these representations and supporting documents as 'Slip End East'.

The full representations comprise:
* covering letter;
* plan confirming combined LGC and LHE land holding;
* separate representation forms responding to:
* specific individual policies of the Draft Local Plan, notably those relating to the spatial strategy, housing growth location options and other more detailed policies;

* specific technical reports, notably the Settlement Capacity Initial Study, Central Bedfordshire and Luton Green Belt Study, Sustainability Appraisal, Luton HMA Growth Options Study; and,

* the Site Assessment Technical Document conclusions relating to NLP227 and ALP069

* Technical reports supporting the representation forms, namely:
* Green Belt Study by Allen Pyke Associates;

* Landscape Appraisal by Allen Pyke Associates; and,

* Access and Transport Review by Odyssey Markides.

* Slip End East Vision Document by LDA.

Summary
The representations broadly support the Local Plan spatial strategy and its efforts to plan positively for the long term future of Central Bedfordshire, particularly the need to release Green Belt land within the Luton HMA (Area A) through both strategic sites and the expansion of larger towns and villages within the Green Belt to deliver circa 8,000 homes overall, of which 2,000 are to be delivered through the extension to inset Green Belt villages.

LGC are, however, concerned that even if all the potential growth options within Area A- south are taken into account, the CBLP is at risk of falling significantly short of providing for enough housing within the Luton HMA.

LGC are also concerned that the Local Plan is quite conceptual in nature, setting out key growth location options and a wide ranging housing target without identifying individual sites for allocation. LGC submit that a further round of public consultation should be completed before, and separate to, the Regulation 19 Consultation, in order to help ensure that it is likely to be found 'sound'.

The LGC/LHE site at 'Slip End East' is in full accordance with the housing growth location option of expanding larger villages within the Green Belt, delivering a wholly sustainable development of circa 300 homes through a sensitive extension to the village, benefiting from potential to expand the existing community facilities, with minimal Green Belt impacts and including the provision of a substantial area of green open space.

The proposals would be compatible with the option of a strategic site to the West of Luton, or could equally provide part of an alternative spatial strategy if progressed alongside a strategic site to the North of Luton.

Our representations to the specific policies are as attached.

Attachments:

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 3917

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Kevin Collins

Representation:

NLP227 - I note that this site is not being supported or taken through to the next stage of plan preparation. I would comment that I endorse this decision as this green belt site would constitute a high risk of coalescence, contrary to the emerging Neighbourhood Plan anf NPPF green belt policy

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NLP227 - I note that this site is not being supported or taken through to the next stage of plan preparation. I would comment that I endorse this decision as this green belt site would constitute a high risk of coalescence, contrary to the emerging Neighbourhood Plan anf NPPF green belt policy

Support

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 3958

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Central Bedfordshire Council Assets

Agent: Woods Hardwick Planning Ltd

Representation:

CBC Assets welcome the findings set out within the assessment of site ref: NLP167.

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CBC Assets welcome the findings set out within the assessment of site ref: NLP167. As the assessment notes, the site has been promoted through the Neighbourhood Plan process. The Caddington & Slip End Neighbourhood Plan area was designated in March 2013 and since then the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group has engaged extensively with the local community and the Plan. The Plan has progressed to a point where consultation was held in Summer 2016 on the Draft Plan prior to its submission to Central Bedfordshire Council.

The Draft Plan includes the site as a proposed allocation (Proposal CS15). The Neighbourhood Plan highlights the following:
* There will be a need to expand the adjoining lower school to accommodate growth over the Plan period;
* This is the most suitable site in Slip End to accommodate residential development (an assessment reinforced by the site assessment results accompanying the Draft Local Plan);
* The site can deliver housing as well as making land available for the expansion of the adjoining school;
* The site is therefore suitable as an allocation.

There has been significant public engagement on the Plan and it is understood that there is no reason why the Neighbourhood Plan will not be submitted to Central Bedfordshire Council for examination.

The site is designated as Green Belt but as the assessment considers, the particular part of the Green Belt makes only a moderate contribution to the purposes of designating Green Belt. The development of the site itself makes very little contribution. It relates well to the existing settlement pattern and will not expand the settlement pattern further to the south west or the south east.

Slip End is classified as a Large Village in the Settlement Hierarchy and the Initial Capacity Study accompanying the Draft Plan concludes that it has Medium to Low Capacity for development (Low without Green Belt release). The study highlights key issues such as school capacity being limited and the lack of medical facilities. These are the same issues identified in the Neighbourhood Plan and further supports the site as being suitable as an allocation. The site is identified as the most suitable location for new development in Slip End and adjoins the school, therefore supporting the case for releasing the site from the Green Belt. The site is sustainable in all aspects being within walking distance to local facilities and local bus stops providing services into Luton.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 4148

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Legal & General Capital

Agent: Savills

Representation:

See attached concerning land at Slip End.

Full text:

Central Bedfordshire Local Plan Representations

Introduction

This representation is submitted on behalf of our client, Legal and General Capital (LGC), to the (Regulation 18) consultation of the Central Bedfordshire Local Plan (CBLP) and the associated Technical Report and Site Assessment Results.

LGC are the owners of 18 hectares of land to the east of Slip End, in the south of the Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) administrative area and to the west of M1 Junction 10, and are working in collaboration with the Luton Hoo Estate (LHE) who own an adjoining 1.65 hectares of of land. This combined circa circa 19.6 hectare site is being promoted as a residential led extension to the village of Slip End of circa 300 units, referred to in these representations and supporting documents as 'Slip End East'.

The full representations comprise:
* covering letter;
* plan confirming combined LGC and LHE land holding;
* separate representation forms responding to:
* specific individual policies of the Draft Local Plan, notably those relating to the spatial strategy, housing growth location options and other more detailed policies;

* specific technical reports, notably the Settlement Capacity Initial Study, Central Bedfordshire and Luton Green Belt Study, Sustainability Appraisal, Luton HMA Growth Options Study; and,

* the Site Assessment Technical Document conclusions relating to NLP227 and ALP069

* Technical reports supporting the representation forms, namely:
* Green Belt Study by Allen Pyke Associates;

* Landscape Appraisal by Allen Pyke Associates; and,

* Access and Transport Review by Odyssey Markides.

* Slip End East Vision Document by LDA.

Summary
The representations broadly support the Local Plan spatial strategy and its efforts to plan positively for the long term future of Central Bedfordshire, particularly the need to release Green Belt land within the Luton HMA (Area A) through both strategic sites and the expansion of larger towns and villages within the Green Belt to deliver circa 8,000 homes overall, of which 2,000 are to be delivered through the extension to inset Green Belt villages.

LGC are, however, concerned that even if all the potential growth options within Area A- south are taken into account, the CBLP is at risk of falling significantly short of providing for enough housing within the Luton HMA.

LGC are also concerned that the Local Plan is quite conceptual in nature, setting out key growth location options and a wide ranging housing target without identifying individual sites for allocation. LGC submit that a further round of public consultation should be completed before, and separate to, the Regulation 19 Consultation, in order to help ensure that it is likely to be found 'sound'.

The LGC/LHE site at 'Slip End East' is in full accordance with the housing growth location option of expanding larger villages within the Green Belt, delivering a wholly sustainable development of circa 300 homes through a sensitive extension to the village, benefiting from potential to expand the existing community facilities, with minimal Green Belt impacts and including the provision of a substantial area of green open space.

The proposals would be compatible with the option of a strategic site to the West of Luton, or could equally provide part of an alternative spatial strategy if progressed alongside a strategic site to the North of Luton.

Our representations to the specific policies are attached

Attachments:

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 4399

Received: 26/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Chris Barnett

Representation:

As a resident of Caddington for the past 30 years I am horrified that Central Beds are even considering such a huge development plan for the areas around Slip End, Woodside and Caddington for the following reasons (not in any order of priority as I consider that they are all important!).
This draft local plan is in direct contradiction of the Caddington and Slip End Neighbourhood Plan.

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22nd August 2017
To whom this may concern with regards to Planning in Central Bedfordshire,
As a resident of Caddington for the past 30 years I am horrified that Central Beds are even considering such a huge development plan for the areas around Slip End, Woodside and Caddington for the following reasons (not in any order of priority as I consider that they are all important!).
This draft local plan is in direct contradiction of the Caddington and Slip End Neighbourhood Plan.
The land for the proposed development is entirely on 'Green Belt' land, is there no other 'Brown' area that may suited for this development, that does not destroy rural village life.
On the proposed 'plan' there is insufficient space for road improvements, and having recently been disrupted by a much smaller building development at Chaul End, one can only imagine the volume and time scale of the disruption with a development of this size to a much larger community which would involve not just Caddington and the surrounding villages but commuters to and from Harpenden and Luton, to name just a few. The local roads in Caddington are frequently blocked when there are 'incidents' on the M1 and despite the council making attempts, there are constant traffic issues which add to the deterioration of the local roads, more recently the constructing of 'traffic calming' at the junction in Caddington, caused many an angry exchange and delay to frustrated drivers! This will in effect multiply with the addition of the homes and 'facilities' included in this development!
A traffic and highway report has effectively demonstrated that the local roads do not have the capacity to support existing road users, just ask anyone on the 'school run', it would therefore suggest that it would not have the capacity to support any proposed increase in traffic either.
The water supply and sewerage facilities are working at capacity now with little or no room for development without major costs, which would prove prohibitive to this size of development.
The proposed building of 4600 homes! While there is an understanding that this would generate some economic growth for Luton the positioning of the 'homes' is directly next to the motorway and with all the noise, light and air pollution means that occupiers would be at risk. With the expansion development of Luton airport, with car parks and more direct route to the motorway this adds to the noise and air pollution of the area and this development puts the homes directly under the flight path, another example of intolerable noise/air pollution for the occupiers of said homes?

The main reason people purchased properties in a village location is simply that- a village location and I believe that this proposed development would destroy any rural village life in one fell swoop! By implication the price of property will fall and this area will become less desirable if the plans to make these villages a conurbation of Luton-had I wanted to live in Luton I would have bought property there!
Research has shown that people thrive in natural and rural environments with 'green areas' and that village environments are to be envied, they provide many resources to teach communities about nature and wildlife, to support residents, elderly and the young alike and while sadly it is not available to everyone it is also not everyone's choice to live in such an environment either. It is to be noted that some areas are at present attempting to accommodate more 'open space' in order to provide some 'green and pleasant land' for residents in some of the more densely populated areas.
The families purchasing the homes may have small children, where are they to be educated when schools have been closed down and places not available, similarly with the dental and medical practises, where it is known that these are all over prescribed right now, as with the local police force who will have an extended area to police. Where are the resources to fund the extra requirements?
With a development of this size, or any size, there is an element of destruction of wild life and its habitat, yes, provision could be made but this would take years to allow the habitat to grow to maturity and for wild life to return, if indeed it did, all too often destruction is the end of some wild life.
If this proposal is to 'go ahead' what is the time scale of the works, for how many months/years would residents of the villages concerned, have to tolerate the pollution and disruption created by the building works, the construction of the roads, infrastructure and destruction of the countryside!
Being aware that there are some developments that are already in progress it is hoped that this development may be considered further with a view to preventing the destruction of our village life and environment.

Yours sincerely.

Chris Barnett(Mrs)

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 4725

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Sam Franklin

Agent: Mr Sam Franklin

Representation:

NLP 284
There are few constraints to development in this location and whilst the site is within the Green Belt, there is good access and services to the site that could enhance development.

Full text:

NLP 284
There are few constraints to development in this location and whilst the site is within the Green Belt, there is good access and services to the site that could enhance development.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 4895

Received: 21/08/2017

Respondent: MR david goodridge

Representation:

Development contrary to Caddington and Slip End neighbourhood Plan
Land entirely in Green Belt
Insufficient space for road improvements to support development, will increase traffic through Caddington and Slip End.
Traffic and Highway report demonstrated existing local roads do not have capacity to support existing and proposed developments.
Water supply and sewerage at capacity and cost of upgrade prohibitive.
30% of site under flight path

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Sites NLP436,NLP174,NLP422,NLP436,NLP240,NLP230,NLP227,NLP386,NLP380,NLP284,ALP110,ALP069

the plan includes a proposed development to build up to 4,600 houses on "land west of Luton" between the parishes of Caddington and Slip End.
I object to this proposal on the following grounds:
1. The development is contrary to the Caddington and Slip End neighbourhood plan;
2. The land is entirely in the green belt;
3. there is insufficient space for road improvements to support this development which will result in a massive increase in traffic through Caddington and Slip End;
4. a traffic & highway report has demonstrated that the existing local roads do not have the capacity to support existing and already proposed developments;
5. water supply and sewerage are at capacity now. The cost of upgrading is prohibitive;
6. 30% of the site is under the Luton airport flight path.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 5090

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Legal & General Capital

Agent: Savills

Representation:

NLP227 and ALP069

Please see attached covering letter for comments regarding these two sites in relation to:

It's reasoning for removal from the Green Belt,
Support from the SA and Settlement Capacity Study,
Can withhold more homes than assessment suggests,
Would not cause coalescence due to definition not including hamlets such as Pepperstock,
No valid reason to fail the sites.

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Please see attached

Attachments:

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 5170

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Legal & General Capital

Agent: Savills

Representation:

Promotion of site at Slip End for approximately 300 homes

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Central Bedfordshire Local Plan Representations

Introduction

This representation is submitted on behalf of our client, Legal and General Capital (LGC), to the (Regulation 18) consultation of the Central Bedfordshire Local Plan (CBLP) and the associated Technical Report and Site Assessment Results.

LGC are the owners of 18 hectares of land to the east of Slip End, in the south of the Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) administrative area and to the west of M1 Junction 10, and are working in collaboration with the Luton Hoo Estate (LHE) who own an adjoining 1.65 hectares of of land. This combined circa circa 19.6 hectare site is being promoted as a residential led extension to the village of Slip End of circa 300 units, referred to in these representations and supporting documents as 'Slip End East'.

The full representations comprise:
* covering letter;
* plan confirming combined LGC and LHE land holding;
* separate representation forms responding to:
* specific individual policies of the Draft Local Plan, notably those relating to the spatial strategy, housing growth location options and other more detailed policies;

* specific technical reports, notably the Settlement Capacity Initial Study, Central Bedfordshire and Luton Green Belt Study, Sustainability Appraisal, Luton HMA Growth Options Study; and,

* the Site Assessment Technical Document conclusions relating to NLP227 and ALP069

* Technical reports supporting the representation forms, namely:
* Green Belt Study by Allen Pyke Associates;

* Landscape Appraisal by Allen Pyke Associates; and,

* Access and Transport Review by Odyssey Markides.

* Slip End East Vision Document by LDA.

Summary
The representations broadly support the Local Plan spatial strategy and its efforts to plan positively for the long term future of Central Bedfordshire, particularly the need to release Green Belt land within the Luton HMA (Area A) through both strategic sites and the expansion of larger towns and villages within the Green Belt to deliver circa 8,000 homes overall, of which 2,000 are to be delivered through the extension to inset Green Belt villages.

LGC are, however, concerned that even if all the potential growth options within Area A- south are taken into account, the CBLP is at risk of falling significantly short of providing for enough housing within the Luton HMA.

LGC are also concerned that the Local Plan is quite conceptual in nature, setting out key growth location options and a wide ranging housing target without identifying individual sites for allocation. LGC submit that a further round of public consultation should be completed before, and separate to, the Regulation 19 Consultation, in order to help ensure that it is likely to be found 'sound'.

The LGC/LHE site at 'Slip End East' is in full accordance with the housing growth location option of expanding larger villages within the Green Belt, delivering a wholly sustainable development of circa 300 homes through a sensitive extension to the village, benefiting from potential to expand the existing community facilities, with minimal Green Belt impacts and including the provision of a substantial area of green open space.

The proposals would be compatible with the option of a strategic site to the West of Luton, or could equally provide part of an alternative spatial strategy if progressed alongside a strategic site to the North of Luton.

Our representations to the specific policies are as follows.

Attachments:

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 5191

Received: 14/09/2017

Respondent: Mrs Elizabeth Higgens

Representation:

Objections to sites in Slip End on infrastructure, air quality, tranquillity and green belt grounds

Full text:

See attachment

Attachments:

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 5212

Received: 15/09/2017

Respondent: Mr Nick Burgess

Representation:

Objection to NLP207 on neighbourhood planning, green belt, infrastructure and environmental impact grounds

Full text:

See attachment

Attachments:

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 5225

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Legal & General Capital

Agent: Savills

Representation:

Please see attached comments regarding Slip End site assessments

Full text:

Central Bedfordshire Local Plan Representations

Introduction

This representation is submitted on behalf of our client, Legal and General Capital (LGC), to the (Regulation 18) consultation of the Central Bedfordshire Local Plan (CBLP) and the associated Technical Report and Site Assessment Results.

LGC are the owners of 18 hectares of land to the east of Slip End, in the south of the Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) administrative area and to the west of M1 Junction 10, and are working in collaboration with the Luton Hoo Estate (LHE) who own an adjoining 1.65 hectares of of land. This combined circa circa 19.6 hectare site is being promoted as a residential led extension to the village of Slip End of circa 300 units, referred to in these representations and supporting documents as 'Slip End East'.

The full representations comprise:
* covering letter;
* plan confirming combined LGC and LHE land holding;
* separate representation forms responding to:
* specific individual policies of the Draft Local Plan, notably those relating to the spatial strategy, housing growth location options and other more detailed policies;

* specific technical reports, notably the Settlement Capacity Initial Study, Central Bedfordshire and Luton Green Belt Study, Sustainability Appraisal, Luton HMA Growth Options Study; and,

* the Site Assessment Technical Document conclusions relating to NLP227 and ALP069

* Technical reports supporting the representation forms, namely:
* Green Belt Study by Allen Pyke Associates;

* Landscape Appraisal by Allen Pyke Associates; and,

* Access and Transport Review by Odyssey Markides.

* Slip End East Vision Document by LDA.

Summary
The representations broadly support the Local Plan spatial strategy and its efforts to plan positively for the long term future of Central Bedfordshire, particularly the need to release Green Belt land within the Luton HMA (Area A) through both strategic sites and the expansion of larger towns and villages within the Green Belt to deliver circa 8,000 homes overall, of which 2,000 are to be delivered through the extension to inset Green Belt villages.

LGC are, however, concerned that even if all the potential growth options within Area A- south are taken into account, the CBLP is at risk of falling significantly short of providing for enough housing within the Luton HMA.

LGC are also concerned that the Local Plan is quite conceptual in nature, setting out key growth location options and a wide ranging housing target without identifying individual sites for allocation. LGC submit that a further round of public consultation should be completed before, and separate to, the Regulation 19 Consultation, in order to help ensure that it is likely to be found 'sound'.

The LGC/LHE site at 'Slip End East' is in full accordance with the housing growth location option of expanding larger villages within the Green Belt, delivering a wholly sustainable development of circa 300 homes through a sensitive extension to the village, benefiting from potential to expand the existing community facilities, with minimal Green Belt impacts and including the provision of a substantial area of green open space.

The proposals would be compatible with the option of a strategic site to the West of Luton, or could equally provide part of an alternative spatial strategy if progressed alongside a strategic site to the North of Luton.

Our representations to the specific policies are as follows.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 5818

Received: 10/08/2017

Respondent: Steve Basye

Representation:

Coalescence of villages.
Lack of infrastructure.
Destruction of green belt land.

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In response to all proposed sites in Slip End (and very opposed to NLP227 and NLP239) and also land between Caddington and Slip End (NLP436 - particularly the portion of land nearer Slip End:
1. These developments are contrary to the Caddington and Slip End Neighbourhood plan.
2. The land is entirely in the Green Belt
3. There is insufficient space for road improvements to support this development, resulting in a massive increase in traffic through Slip End and Caddington, further evidenced by a traffic and highway report which demonstrated that local roads do not have capacity to support existing and already proposed developments.
4. Coalescence of Slip End and Luton - there are already planning applications that have been agreed for large development on the Slip End border of Luton, both in terms of residential flats in Newlands Road, Business Parks to the South and Leisure facilities to the South East of Slip End; further development in Slip End will decrease the buffer even further.
5. Water supply and sewerage are at capacity now and cost of upgrading would be prohibitive to this development.
6. Not an ideal site area for growth due to the flight path.