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Figure 7.2: Housing Land Allocations

Representation ID: 15959

Received: 13/05/2016

Respondent: Simply Planning

Agent: Simply Planning

Representation Summary:

The Stondon Massey Scrap Yard site should be identified within the emerging Local Plan as a significant brownfield site suitable for housing. As a large brownfield site within the Green Belt the site is acceptable for housing provided that the proposed development does not have any greater impact on the openness of the Green Belt.

The site is over 3ha and is too large to be left to be treated as a windfall site. The potential housing that could be accommodated should be assessed at the Local Plan stage so that it can be assessed whether other greenfield Green Belt sites are required for release.

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Draft Local Plan

Figure 7.2: Housing Land Allocations

Representation ID: 15960

Received: 13/05/2016

Respondent: Simply Planning

Agent: Simply Planning

Representation Summary:

Potential to include site 104 at Stondon Massey for housing development, the site currently covering 3.2 hectare is a heavily used, heavily trafficked site and is an eyesore in the Green Belt. Very close parallels can be drawn between site 104 and Thorby Priory (site 18) which was given a resolution to grant planning permission in July 2015. The Council's Green Belt Assessment of the Thorby Priory is almost identical to this site.

It was accepted that the resulting development would be relatively isolated and require residents to use private cars however it was accepted that the current uses generate a significant amount of traffic.

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Representation ID: 15961

Received: 13/05/2016

Respondent: Simply Planning

Agent: Simply Planning

Representation Summary:

The Council's Green Belt Assessment of the site 104 assessed a larger site of 8.3 ha and identifies that the site currently has a low visual amenity, low tranquillity and is a mix of uses. The assessment finds that the site is not contained as the site lies away from the village of Stondon Massey and has no defined boundaries. We object to this description as the boundaries of the site are the current industrial and storage uses which are clearly defined. Whilst separate from the settlement of Stondon Massey it is within easy reach and currently provides a heavily used industrial/sui generis site. The Green Belt Assessment accepts that development of the site would not cause surrounding towns to coalesce.

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