Tilsworth

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Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 2079

Received: 25/08/2017

Respondent: Mr G Tawell

Agent: Kirkby Diamond

Representation:

Please see attached letter

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Please see attached letter

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Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 2126

Received: 25/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs L Mitchell

Representation:

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Support

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 3794

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Sam Franklin

Agent: Mr Sam Franklin

Representation:

ALP308
This site offers a sustainable location for development close to the settlement with good access to services locally. Part of the site is brownfield in character.

The site adjoins the village envelope but is not within the Conservation Area. The site offers a discreet development opportunity without significantly affecting views into the village and would have a very limited impact, if any, on the setting of heritage assets.

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ALP308
This site offers a sustainable location for development close to the settlement with good access to services locally. Part of the site is brownfield in character.

The site adjoins the village envelope but is not within the Conservation Area. The site offers a discreet development opportunity without significantly affecting views into the village and would have a very limited impact, if any, on the setting of heritage assets.

Comment

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 4665

Received: 11/08/2017

Respondent: Mrs Lindsay Box

Representation:

NLP134, NLP314, ALP308, ALP309
further housing in Tilsworth would need a lot of addiotnal infrastructure. Village is over capacity

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NLP134, NLP314, ALP308, ALP309
I support the decision to exclude these sites from the local plan. I agree with the published assessment Any further housing would need massive additional infrastructure including new schools and medical facilities. The existing road system through the village and the approaches to it are already over capacity.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 4673

Received: 11/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Maurice Box

Representation:

NLP134, NLP314, ALP308, ALP309
Tilsworth - no exceptional circumstances exist to take these sites out of the Green Belt
bus service has been reduced.

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NLP134, NLP314, ALP308, ALP309 I support the decision to exclude these sites from the local plan. There are no exceptional circumstances to exclude these sites from green belt and furthermore the bus service identified in the technical assessment of the village has been reduced to hourly and does not run late hours.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 4726

Received: 22/08/2017

Respondent: Mr and Mrs L Malhotra

Agent: Mr Jeremy Peter

Representation:

NLP360 - Tilsworth
site should be reconsidered for approval
could be considered for employment and/or residential development
can be taken out of the Green Belt in relation to North of Houghton Regis
well related to the road network and Houghton Regis/Dunstable
the site is more related to Houghton Regis North than Tilsworth

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Ref: NLP360 - Land west of A5 and north of A505
I have been instructed by the owners of the land to write and formally object to the Preliminary site assessment in relation to the above site that proposes to exclude the site from further consideration (found in appendix D - Preliminary Site Assessment Results). In accordance with paragraph 8.1.1 of the Site Assessment Technical Document, this is a formal representation to request that the Council reconsiders the exclusion and instead considers the site for allocation as either a mixed-use site for employment and residential purposes or as solely that for employment or residential purposes.
The site was put forward in the call for sites 2016 for a mixed-use development but could be considered solely as residential or employment in that location. To recap, the representation stated that the site is well located to take advantage of the recent release of land from the Green Belt for the north of Houghton Regis effectively the strategic allocation known as Houghton Regis North 2 (HRN2). It was considered that the development of this unconstrained site (apart from its arbitrary Green Belt status) would add to the regeneration of the area given its close proximity to the HRN2 development and its relative closeness to the Houghton Regis/Dunstable conurbation coupled with the excellent roadside connections to the A5 and A505 and the recently completed A505/M1 link road.
However, the conclusion of the site assessment was to exclude the site from further consideration on the basis that the "Site fails at Stage 1B. Site is poorly related to Tilsworth and is detached from the settlement."
According to the Site Assessment Technical Document Appendix C - Site Assessment Criteria, the Stage 1B assessment is described as the stage where the site is ruled out because it is not well related to existing settlements and is of an insufficient size to be self-contained. It also rules out sites which would cause coalescence of existing towns and villages. For the purposes of the assessment, a self-contained site is defined as a site which will provide 1,500 homes or more.
Whilst it is acknowledged that the site is not large enough to be considered self- contained, it is considered that to determine the site is not related to an existing settlement is wrong and not appreciative of the context of the site and developments that are occurring close by. The site may be in the Parish of Tilsworth, but it will be more closely related to the expanded settlement of Houghton Regis, especially when HRN2 is developed.
The framework plan for the HRN2 approved application CB/15/00297/OUT, shows clearly how the new community comprising up to 1,850 dwellings, primary school, employment land, local centre with various retail and commercial uses, as well as community uses are being provided. The plan shows that the development extends all the way up to the new roundabout with the A5/A505/M1 link. Site NLP360 if located directly on the opposite side, adjacent to the proposed employment site area for CB/15/00297/OUT. It is contended that given this material context, the NLP360 would be related to this expanded settlement and would therefore satisfy the relevant criteria for Stage 1B.
One of the core principles of the National Planning Policy is for planning to proactively drive and support sustainable economic development to deliver homes, business and industrial units, infrastructure and thriving local places that the country needs. Every effort should be objectively to identify and then meet the housing, business and other development needs of an area, and respond positively to wider opportunities for growth. Plans should take account of market signals, such as land prices and housing affordability and set out a clear strategy for allocating sufficient land which is suitable for development in their area, taking account of the needs of the residential and business communities.
Another core principle is to promote mixed use developments, and encourage multiple benefits from the land in urban and rural areas, whilst another is to actively manage patterns of growth to make the fullest possible use of public transport, walking and cycling, and focus development in locations which are or can be made sustainable.
It is considered that the allocation of this site for development, either as a mixed development site or solely employment or residential site would fulfil these core principles of providing land in a soon to be, very sustainable location. Whilst a mixed-use site would provide a sustainable mix of uses in close proximity to HRN2 thereby complementing and contributing to it, its sole allocation as an employment or residential use would also be a sustainable and complementary alternatives. Whilst it is noted that site NLP360 has not been included in the employment site, it is contended that the cumulative impact of allocating a site as an employment site so close to an existing permission that will be built out, must be considered a sustainable option for allocation. The site is available and there are no constraints to its development, apart from its arbitrary designation in the Green Belt.
It is also noted that both the main site assessment technical documents for housing and employment both state that each site has been considered in isolation on its own merits. Decisions about the cumulative impact of multiple sites on an area will be made later in the plan process when deciding on which sites should be located. Such decisions will be supported in evidence including a sustainability appraisal. The allocation as a mixed use, residential or employment site would be a sustainable use of the land, given the HRN2 development.

For these grounds, it is considered that Central Bedfordshire should revise its conclusion and allocate the site for a mixed use or employment use.
Please come back to us if we can provide any further information.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 4738

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Sam Franklin

Agent: Mr Sam Franklin

Representation:

ALP309
An ideal for a small scale frontage infill development that would minimise traffic generation through the village centre.

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ALP309
An ideal for a small scale frontage infill development that would minimise traffic generation through the village centre.

Object

Site Assessment Forms (Housing)

Representation ID: 4753

Received: 29/08/2017

Respondent: Mr Sam Franklin

Agent: Mr Sam Franklin

Representation:

ALP308
This site offers a sustainable location for development close to the settlement with good access to services locally. Part of the site is brownfield in character.

The site adjoins the village envelope but is not within the Conservation Area. The site offers a discreet development opportunity without significantly affecting views into the village and would have a very limited impact, if any, on the setting of heritage assets.

Full text:

ALP308
This site offers a sustainable location for development close to the settlement with good access to services locally. Part of the site is brownfield in character.

The site adjoins the village envelope but is not within the Conservation Area. The site offers a discreet development opportunity without significantly affecting views into the village and would have a very limited impact, if any, on the setting of heritage assets.