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Local Plan 2015-2030 Preferred Options for Consultation

S1: Spatial Strategy

Representation ID: 298

Received: 13/09/2013

Respondent: Castle Point Borough Council

Representation Summary:

Castle Point Borough Council wishes to raise objections to the proposals set out in Brentwood's draft Local Plan as follows:

1. Insufficient evidence has been provided to demonstrate that it is not possible to meet the objectively assessed need for housing in Brentwood Borough's area. Implications for the Thames Gateway South Essex Housing Market Area arise as a result of under-provision of housing in Brentwood. Failure to accommodate sufficient growth
in Brentwood will force people to look for homes elsewhere in Essex with good connectivity to London. This will place increased pressure on the Thames Gateway South Essex housing market, which includes Castle Point, as well as Brentwood's neighbours Basildon and Thurrock.
2. A failure to properly consider matters of Sustainability is also an issue affecting the robustness of the proposals set out in the Brentwood draft Local Plan.
3. Potential impacts on European Sites have not been assessed.

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Policy CP10: Green Belt

Representation ID: 299

Received: 13/09/2013

Respondent: Castle Point Borough Council

Representation Summary:

Brentwood Borough Council has not carried out a Green Belt Review to determine whether Green Belt boundaries could be revised to accommodate growth whilst maintaining the strategic purpose of the Green Belt. Green Belt is not a physical constraint but a policy designation that can be reviewed in accordance with paragraphs 83 to 85 of the NPPF in order to support the delivery of
sustainable development. Therefore, it would appear that there is no evidence to justify the proposed under-provision of housing in Brentwood.

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Sustainability Appraisal

Representation ID: 301

Received: 13/09/2013

Respondent: Castle Point Borough Council

Representation Summary:

1. Failure to properly consider matters of Sustainability is also an issue affecting the robustness of the Brentwood draft Local Plan. A Sustainability Appraisal of the draft LP did not accompany the Committee Report, and has only recently been published in August 2013. This raises questions about the procedural soundness of the draft Local Plan, and potentially means that the draft Local Plan does not represent the most sustainable strategy for Brentwood.

2. Potential impacts on European Sites have not been assessed.

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S2: Amount and Distribution of Residential Development 2015-2030

Representation ID: 3371

Received: 13/09/2013

Respondent: Castle Point Borough Council

Representation Summary:

Insufficient evidence has been provided to demonstrate that it is not possible to meet the objectively assessed need for housing in the Brentwood area. The draft Local Plan only makes provision for 233 homes per annum. This has implications for the Thames Gateway South Essex Housing Market Area as a result of the failure to accommodate sufficient growth in Brentwood, this will force people to look for homes elsewhere in Essex with good connectivity to London. Placing increased pressure on the Thames Gateway South Essex HMA, which includes Castle Point, as well as Brentwood's neighbours Basildon and Thurrock.

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