Public Open Spaces

Ended on the 8th March 2019
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APPENDIX 5

Public Open Space

Calculation Examples

A development proposal is submitted to the Council for 100 dwellings. It is established that the 100 dwellings will be made up of the following (based on Housing Mix Guidance):-

50 x 3 - bed houses (50 x 3 = 150 residents)

30 x 2 - bed houses (30 x 2 = 60 residents)

15 x 2 - bed houses (15 X 2 = 30 residents)

5 x 1 - bed flats (5 x 1.5 = 8 residents)

Total = 248 residents

In accordance with the standards, the developer would therefore be expected to make provision for the following:

Total residents 248 x 5.47 = 1.35 Ha (Overall requirement for open space).

1000

Amenity Green Space 1.35 Ha x 17% = 0.24Ha Parks and Gardens 1.35 Ha x 35% = 0.47Ha Natural Areas 1.35 Ha x 35% = 0.47Ha Allotments              1.35 Ha x 7% = 0.09 Ha Children's / youths 1.35Ha x 6% = 0.08Ha

However, it should be noted that the above requirements set the basis for negotiating appropriate on –site requirements. This would then be considered in the context of the site in question as well as current position in the locality of the intended development and an acceptable combination of sizes and types of provision would be negotiated.

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