Schedule of Potential Main Modifications
Page Number 36-40, Paragraph 3.1 - 3.26, Figure 3.1, Figure 3.2, Figure 3.3
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Spatial Strategy Driving Factors
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Spatial Strategy Overarching Aims
3.10 Driven by Brentwood's Borough of Villages character, our
spatial strategy focuses on three main driving forces '
3.11 Brentwood has two key transit corridors running through the borough 'Central Brentwood Growth Corridor', with the A12, the Great Eastern Main Line to London Liverpool Street Station, and the Elizabeth Line; and the 'Southern Brentwood Growth Corridor', with the A127 and the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway to London Fenchurch Street Station.
These form key connectivity axes. Focusing growth along these axes will ensurethat future development is sustainable, maximising the benefits of transport infrastructure. While some investment to improve the transport network will be inevitable, this growth strategy ensures economies of scale are reached, with the critical mass of development making it more viable for such investment to occur.
DEVELOPING NATURALLY AND SUSTAINABLY
3.12 Given Brentwood's village feel and countryside setting, development must be mindful of the ecological sensitivity and disruption to ecosystem services. For this reason, development should take a 'design and build with nature' approach. This will not only plan for resilient and smart infrastructure but also create living environments conducive to human health.
3.13 Growing from a market town to the diverse economy it is today, future development should capitalise on this evolution to ensure a diverse balance of employment opportunities for all alongside vibrant hubs of economic and social-cultural activity to provide attractive, resilient, connected, walkable, lively and stimulating destinations with the necessary facilities and services required to sustain healthy and active communities.
3.14 These goals are supported by four strategic objectives and respective policies, as illustrated in Figure 1.1.
3.15 This section defines
our four strategic objectives . and how the align to help deliver these.
3.16 SO1: Manage Growth Sustainably, by directing development to the most sustainable locations , ensuring that the characteristics and patterns of our different settlements are protected and enhanced to provide a strong emphasis on 'sense of place', to be enjoyed by people living, working and visiting Brentwood.
3.17 SO2: Deliver a Healthy and Resilient Built Environment, one where
our design creates spaces that encourage social interaction, sustainable and healthy active lifestyles; mitigates, reduces impact or adapts to conditions of a changing climate through smart infrastructure; creates public realm and homes where both the internal and external spaces are conducive to human health.
3.18 SO3: Deliver Sustainable Communities with Diverse Economic & Social-cultural Opportunities for All, opportunities which flexibly respond to the changing economic climate and employment sector trends making citizens feel economically empowered to enjoy and benefit from the necessary community/social infrastructure that sustains inclusive, informed, vibrant, active and cohesive communities.
3.19 Deliver Beautiful, Biodiverse, Clean and a Functional Natural Environment, where our natural heritage is protected, and ecosystem services are restored, enhanced and integrated back into the built environment through multi-functional green and blue infrastructure .
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- Growth Areas
3.21 Two key growth
areas have been identified, considering our overarching aim to deliver sustainable development in transit corridors. through a process of sequential analysis and review of sites . a In the Central Brentwood Growth Corridor, we will maximise every opportunity to bring forward brownfield land for development , where appropriate, in Brentwood and Shenfield. This will take account of the arrival of the Elizabeth Line, and reflect our commitment to deliver brownfield development, in consistency with the NPPF (2018). However, brownfield land is limited ; and given the opportunity for new development to invest in infrastructure and facilities, we will grow the wider Brentwood Urban Area by providing urban extensions in places, and where Green Belt harm is minimized. This is in response to local housing needs and limited brownfield capacity, providing e xceptional circumstances to consider limited use of Green Belt In addition, opportunities to grow Ingatestone Village will be taken where contained sites can deliver an urban extension to the south, providing new housing and supporting employment.
b.In the South Brentwood Growth Corridor
we will deliver Dunton Hills Garden Village, providing new mixed-use .
A strategic allocation at M25 junction 29 (Brentwood Enterprise Park) will provide for most of the new employment land needed, bringing forward a modern business park
village in the south-west of the borough with excellent access to the M25. This will also act as a focus for a wider M25/A127 employment cluster considering existing employment uses in the area.
opportunities will be taken to effectively meet local needs, such as a residential-led, mixed-use redevelopment of existing industrial land in West Horndon , creat ing a new village centre with supporting services and facilities close to the village rail station. Developing here provides an opportunity to address conflicts arising from heavy freight traffic passing through the village. Residential-led development in the area will help strengthen the village centre and improve service provision. Significant improvements to infrastructure and services will be required to support growth within the Corridor.
with the Borough's character as a 'Borough of Villages' and is of sufficient scale to self-sustaining community in the south-east of the borough. xceptional circumstances Green Belt to allow a new settlement in this location.
c. Development in areas outside these growth areas corridors is limited, to retain the local character, Brownfield opportunities will be encouraged where appropriate schemes help meet local needs and ensure that our villages remain thriving communities, in line with policies in this Plan. Where appropriate, this includes the redevelopment of previously developed sites in Green Belt, infill while improving links to nearby villages.
3.22 The Key Diagram shows the main aspects of the spatial strategy,
set within the broader local context. This also includes some key aims of other policies in the Plan.
Merge figures 3.2 and 3.3 into 3.1 (the Key Diagram) to include the growth areas and gateways.
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To communicate how the vision, aims, objectives and policies have been positively prepared to deliver the borough's needs and aspirations
Key diagram indicates broad locations for development which is consistent with national policy