Policy 6.5: Key Gateways

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Object

Draft Local Plan

Representation ID: 13123

Received: 15/02/2016

Respondent: Mr Chris Hossack

Representation Summary:

Appearance and character of the gateways is not as important as the capacity of the gateways to avoid bottles necks and congestion. Brooks Street junction at M25/A12 is already over capacity and requires significant investment from Highways England/ECC.
There needs to be direct slip road access from A12 to M25 not via the roundabout.

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Appearance and character of the gateways is not as important as the capacity of the gateways to avoid bottles necks and congestion. Brooks Street junction a M25/A12 is already over capacity and requires significant investment from Highways England/ECC.
There needs to be direct slip road access from A12 to M25 not via the roundabout.

Comment

Draft Local Plan

Representation ID: 13295

Received: 10/03/2016

Respondent: Mrs Fiona Trott

Representation Summary:

Our family owned site lies at a key gateway to the Borough from the A12, one of the two key transport corridors which are to be the focus for sustainable growth.

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Our family owned site lies at a key gateway to the Borough from the A12, one of the two key transport corridors which are to be the focus for sustainable growth.

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Support

Draft Local Plan

Representation ID: 15155

Received: 28/04/2016

Respondent: CEG Land Promotions Limited

Agent: CODE Development Planners Ltd

Representation Summary:

The Dunton Hills Garden Village site lies directly adjacent to the key gateway of the A128/A127 road junction. The master planning process required as part of policy 7.1 together with the size of the single site affords the opportunity to deliver a positive approach to the borough.

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Support

Draft Local Plan

Representation ID: 15214

Received: 03/05/2016

Respondent: Spire Hartswood Hospital

Agent: Turley

Representation Summary:

Support Policy 6.5 that aims to enhance a positive impression of the Borough, with development helping to create a distinctive and clear entry into Brentwood.

In particular, Spire supports the identification of the junction between the A12 and Road A1023 as a Key Gateway, as it represents a key entry point for vehicular traffic, travelling along the A12, and traffic entering the Borough to access Shenfield and Brentwood.

Spire's proposals to provide a new state of the art hospital at relocated site will meet all the aims and objectives of the Key Gateway policy. The proposals will seek to provide a high quality building that marks a Gateway into Brentwood from the A12.

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Comment

Draft Local Plan

Representation ID: 15290

Received: 03/05/2016

Respondent: Brentwood School

Number of people: 2

Agent: JTS Partnership LLP

Representation Summary:

The positive approach regarding gateways into Brentwood is supported however under the subheading of Highway Junctions there is too great an emphasis on landscaping. Landscaping should mainly be referred to amongst other urban context features including quality of buildings, not treated as a priority in an urban context. Suggested alternative wording:

"Within the urban area the emphasis will be to create buildings of high quality with landscaping where appropriate. Outside the urban areas and depending on character, landscaping will be encouraged to enhance the local area"

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Comment

Draft Local Plan

Representation ID: 15859

Received: 23/03/2016

Respondent: Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd

Agent: Indigo Planning

Representation Summary:

Policy 6.5 identifies Key Gateways and states that development proposals in the vicinity of these areas will contribute to enhancing a positive impression of the Borough. It should be recognised that there is a limitation to the extent to which some developments can contribute to enhancing the local area due to their nature and function.

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We write on behalf of our client, Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd (SSL), to submit
representations in relation to the draft Brentwood Local Plan, currently out on
consultation.
SSL currently operate a supermarket at William Hunter Way. As a result, they are keen to be involved in the Local Plan process.
Brentwood Draft Local Plan 2013-2033
Policy 4.2 states that provision will be made for 7,240 new homes to be built in the borough between 2013-2033. SSL welcome this proposed housing target which will help to address the borough's housing needs.
Policy 6.5 identifies Key Gateways and states that development proposals in the vicinity of these areas will contribute to enhancing a positive impression of the Borough. It should be recognised that there is a limitation to the extent to which some developments can contribute to enhancing the local area due to their nature and function.
Figure 6.1 identifies the location of these Key Gateways however it is of such a scale that it is not possible to clearly identify their boundaries. Each "Key Gateway" shown in this figure covers a wide area of land. A "Key Gateway"
should be a specific defined entrance or link, not an extensive wider area. This
figure should be amended accordingly.
It appears that the SSL site forms part of one of the Key Gateways. Given its
function as a supermarket and car park, much of which is set back from William
Hunter Way, SSL object to the store being included in the Key Gateway boundary and the boundary should be amended accordingly.
The boundary of the Brentwood Town Centre Conservation Area currently includes the southern frontage of William Hunter Way. This boundary should be
amended to exclude this area as there are no factors of special architectural or historic interest in this area that merit protection.
The requirements of Policy 10.3 in relation to Sustainable Construction and Energy are overly prescriptive. Whilst sustainability should be encouraged, policy should not be so prescriptive that it could comprimise the viability of new developments. Smaller scale developments such as extensions and small
refurbishements are unlikely to be able to achieve these targets. As such, a
flexible approach should be applied. The requirement to submit a Water Sustainability Assessment should be deleted as it places yet another unnecessary burden on developers.
There are a number of prescriptive design policies. These design policies should reflect the guidance set out in the NPPF on design in terms of contributing positively to making places better for people.
The requirement to provide a thorough site and context appraisal for all developments is excessive. Any assessment of a development proposal against
policy should be proportionate to what is being proposed.
Policy 10.8 states that new development proposals are expected to provide functional on-site open space and/or recreational amenities or where appropriate, financial contribution towards new or improved facilities nearby with the amount and type of provision required being determined according to the size, nature and location of the proposal. The wording of this policy suggests that all development will be required to make some provision regardless of what type of development is proposed. Provision of open space or recreational amenities is not always appropriate or necessary in order to make development acceptable. As such, this policy should be re-worded to make clear that in the provision of open space will be required where Regulation 122 compliant.
We trust that these representations will be taken into account in the next iteration of the Local Plan, however should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me or my colleague Helen McManus.

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Support

Draft Local Plan

Representation ID: 15862

Received: 11/05/2016

Respondent: Sammi Developments Ltd

Agent: Phase 2 Planning and Development Ltd

Representation Summary:

This policy, which recognises the important role gateways providing an opportunity to provide a positive impression of the Borough, is supported. The Brook Street Roundabout (M25/A12/A1023 interchange) is recognised as being a key gateway and the representation site can make a positive contribution towards enhancement of this gateway. It is a suitable size for large Head Quarter Operations and users that require a large footprint of building, which cannot typically be accommodated within town centres, due to the more limited size of available sites.

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Comment

Draft Local Plan

Representation ID: 15922

Received: 12/05/2016

Respondent: West Horndon Parish Council

Representation Summary:

Policy 6.5 of the Draft Local Plan states that "Locations around rail stations should contribute to these aims through the delivery of higher density development to meet local needs in central sustainable locations". As noted above, the proposal for 500 houses near to West Horndon Station on sites 020 and 021 would close to double the size of the village. Any development needs to include a range of property types to create a sustainable and balanced community. It is also noted that at present, West Horndon village has a specific character which will need to be protected. Densities and styles will need to reflect and complement the existing village, to create a seamless transition between the "new" development and the "old" village.

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Comment

Draft Local Plan

Representation ID: 15994

Received: 11/05/2016

Respondent: Essex County Council

Representation Summary:

Unclear what this policy is seeking to achieve with regards highway junctions and rail stations. The policy identifies the following `aims', which need clarification. These aims are identified as `enhance a positive impression'; `understanding of the Borough's character' and distinctive and clear entry'.
Highway Junctions - identifies that local area landscaping should be prioritised, but this should not be to the detriment of highway safety or capacity, especially if mitigation is required to accommodate the planned growth.

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Support

Draft Local Plan

Representation ID: 16106

Received: 16/05/2016

Respondent: EA Strategic Land LLP

Agent: Iceni Projects Limited

Representation Summary:

Rail stations are considered a key gateway to the Borough and therefore the utilisation of surrounding sites to deliver sustainable development throughout the plan period should be considered, alongside the opportunity to deliver higher density development in the short term.

In line with paragraph 30 of the NPPF the Council should support a pattern of development which facilitates the sustainable modes of transport. The Council's proposed spatial strategy encourages this and therefore the policy can be considered positively prepared or justified as the most appropriate strategy.

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Support

Draft Local Plan

Representation ID: 16154

Received: 16/05/2016

Respondent: Crest Nicholson Eastern

Agent: Bidwells

Representation Summary:

Support. The policy seeks contributions from development proposals in the vicinity of key gateways into the Borough in order to provide opportunities to enhance a positive impression of the Borough. Nag's Head Lane is within close proximity of the Brook Street junction (M25/A12) and development of this allocated site would provide an excellent opportunity for enhancements to be funded or included within the scheme. Details may be agreed at a later stage of the planning process.

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