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Representation ID: 590

Received: 02/10/2013

Respondent: Westbrook Properties

Agent: CBRE Planning

Representation Summary:

Support subject to amendments
Proposed amendment(s): The reference to 'niche shopping' should be amended to simply read 'shopping', reflecting that fact that the former is only part of the retail offer in Brentwood town centre The text should be amended to include a reference to the opportunity for new residential development in the town centre, taking advantage of Crossrail and making an important contribution to housing supply.

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Policy CP6: The Baytree Centre

Representation ID: 593

Received: 02/10/2013

Respondent: Westbrook Properties

Agent: CBRE Planning

Representation Summary:

Support subject to amendments. See attached for proposed amendment(s).

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Policy CP9: Protecting the historic and natural environment and landscape character

Representation ID: 595

Received: 02/10/2013

Respondent: Westbrook Properties

Agent: CBRE Planning

Representation Summary:

Support subject to amendments
Proposed amendment(s): The final paragraph should be amended so that the words 'to protect or enhance' are substituted for 'to maintain or, where possible, enhance'. This is a more positive approach which is likely to ensure a higher standard of development in conservation areas.

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Policy CP12: Thriving Town and Local Centres

Representation ID: 597

Received: 02/10/2013

Respondent: Westbrook Properties

Agent: CBRE Planning

Representation Summary:

Support subject to amendments. Proposed amendment(s): For the avoidance of doubt, the section on the night-time economy should make clear whether it relates to all centres or solely to Brentwood town centre

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Policy CP15: High Quality Design

Representation ID: 598

Received: 02/10/2013

Respondent: Westbrook Properties

Agent: CBRE Planning

Representation Summary:

Support subject to amendments
Proposed amendment(s): We welcome the proposed policy, but recommend that additional text is added which notes that buildings which exceed the typical heights in the immediate area may be acceptable where they respond positively to the site and setting. That will ensure that the policy as it stands is not interpreted too narrowly and in a way which would prevent development coming forward which is in fact of a high standard.

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Policy DM10: Non-Retail Uses

Representation ID: 602

Received: 02/10/2013

Respondent: Westbrook Properties

Agent: CBRE Planning

Representation Summary:

Proposed amendment(s): We regard this policy as overly prescriptive, for two reasons:

1. In general terms it fails to reflect the fact that successful town centres of the size of Brentwood must offer more than simply A1 retail. At the very least the policy should make clear that a range of A uses will be acceptable in certain locations, such as the units surrounding the public realm at the Baytree Centre where A3 and A4 uses could make an important contribution to its vitality and viability.
2. Such an approach would ensure consistency with Policy DM27.

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Policy DM21: Preservation and Enhancement of Conservation Areas

Representation ID: 603

Received: 02/10/2013

Respondent: Westbrook Properties

Agent: CBRE Planning

Representation Summary:

Support subject to amendments: We recommend that criterion c is amended so that it reads (new text underlined):Where any or part demolition is proposed, the structure makes no material contribution to the character or appearance of the area, the structure makes a limited material contribution to the character or appearance of the area and the proposed replacement will make a greater material contribution or the structure is considered to make a negative contribution to the appearance of the Conservation Area

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Policy DM23 Housing Land Allocations - Major Sites

Representation ID: 605

Received: 02/10/2013

Respondent: Westbrook Properties

Agent: CBRE Planning

Representation Summary:

subject to Proposed amendment(s): For the avoidance of doubt, we recommend that the policy makes clear that the estimated capacity is for net additional dwellings.

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Policy DM25: Affordable rural housing

Representation ID: 607

Received: 02/10/2013

Respondent: Westbrook Properties

Agent: CBRE Planning

Representation Summary:

Proposed amendment(s): We support the aspiration for social inclusion, but we are concerned that it may not be possible to disperse affordable housing throughout the new development. Doing so can make management of housing stock by housing associations and other providers very difficult.
We therefore recommend that the policy is amended so that dispersal of affordable housing through new developments is not required.

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Policy DM30: Provision of Open Space in New Development

Representation ID: 609

Received: 02/10/2013

Respondent: Westbrook Properties

Agent: CBRE Planning

Representation Summary:

Subject to amendmends. Proposed amendment(s): For the avoidance of doubt, we recommend that the policy makes clear that only one of the criteria must be satisfied for a commuted sum to be acceptable. This could be achieved by adding the word 'or' at the end of each of the first two criteria.

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