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Support

Publication Draft Local Plan: Focused Consultation

Representation ID: 67165

Received: 27/11/2014

Respondent: Kingswood Residents Group

Representation:

The Kingswood Residents' Group is supportive of the current Warwick District Council Local Plan and does not wish to amend its previous representation on the May 2014 version.

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The Kingswood Residents' Group is supportive of the current Warwick District Council Local Plan and does not wish to amend its previous representation on the May 2014 version.

Object

Publication Draft Local Plan: Focused Consultation

Representation ID: 67240

Received: 10/12/2014

Respondent: Ray Bradshaw

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation:

I think this plan is unsound and not justified as it is trying to embed a large area of agricultural land into a separate commercial site which is already owned by Severn Trent and WDC. It seems that the rural fields are being reclassified as commercial land purely due to their proximity to existing commercial sites. These sites needs to be considered separately and not as a whole.

There is more than adequate commercial land available in this part of S W Warwick on the Tornament Fields site which has been available but not taken up for about 10 years. There is obviously no further demand for commercial land here. If anything there is a demand for further housing land now that the Bovis and Bellway developments on the Chase Meadow site are nearing completion. Why designate further land for commercial use when only further housing space is needed?

With so much development in this area there is a need to keep green pasture land to provide an "oxygen lung" for the Longbridge villagers and Earls Meadow and The Peacocks residents. I think commercial development of this land could well take the air pollution over the EU limits in view of the proximity of the heavy M40 traffic.

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Object

Publication Draft Local Plan: Focused Consultation

Representation ID: 67249

Received: 11/12/2014

Respondent: Baginton, Bubbenhall, Stoneleigh and Ashow Parish Council

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? No

Representation:

Conclusion
We conclude that the Atkins Study, commissioned in November 2013 by the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP), does not provide a robust evidence base and associated policy recommendations to assist in the preparation of CWLEP's Strategic Economic Plan. In fact, quite the reverse.
It is not legally compliant, it does not comply with the duty to cooperate and it is not sound.
It is not positively prepared, it is not justified, it is not effective and it is not consistent with national policy. The Gateway site should be removed from the emerging Local Plan.
A Regional Employment Study has been commissioned on behalf of the LEPs within the West Midlands area. Consequently, the findings of this Study should be considered alongside that of the regional sites study when available. Therefore, this Study cannot be considered as conclusive.
If such a regional employment site were justified, it should be considered as part of a future review of all Local Plans in the CWLEP area when several alternative sites could be compared and tested by proper Environmental Impact Assessments and Sustainability Appraisals before allocating any one particular site.

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Support

Publication Draft Local Plan: Focused Consultation

Representation ID: 67257

Received: 12/12/2014

Respondent: Bellway Homes

Agent: Hunter Page Planning

Representation:

This representation relates to land at Cubbington identified under policies H25 and H26, which is identified in the Draft Local Plan for housing and is proposed for removal from the Green Belt.
Bellway fully accepts and supports the need for strategic allocations to meet an appropriate housing requirement. The comments on H25 and H26 above make it clear that further sites will need to be identified to meet such an appropriate dwelling requirement

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Support

Publication Draft Local Plan: Focused Consultation

Representation ID: 67263

Received: 12/12/2014

Respondent: Warwickshire County Council

Representation:

Deliverability

The County Council seeks assurance that the cumulative impacts of Warwick District and Stratford on Avon District growth requirements are properly accommodated in both local plans. It is essential that a joint robust mechanism is considered to implement these cross border issues. One solution would be that joint and common infrastructure requirements are reflected in the respective Infrastructure Delivery Plans without "double dipping". Nevertheless, this is a matter for both Planning Authorities to agree a mechanism for implementation of its policy mechanism.

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I refer to both of the above consultations.

The County Council has responsibility for services across the whole of the County including: highways and transportation; schools provision; public health; waste management; community safety, libraries, support for elderly and vulnerable people and as the statutory planning authority for Minerals and Waste. In addition to these responsibilities the County Council is a principal partner of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership and has statutory a duty to cooperate on County Council matters in working with all partners in the sub-region.

Comments in response to the "Focused changes" consultation

Strategic Highways impacts assessment update
The County Council is undertaking further assessment work for impacts to test the impacts of the focused changes, and what transport mitigation is required as a result. We intend to submit this information to the District Council later this month as a final iteration of the Strategic Transport Assessment.

Highways and Transportation matters

The County Council has worked in partnership with the District Council to identify the transport impacts and mitigation requirements relating to the WDC Local Plan. A series of Strategic Transport Assessments (STA) have been undertaken, STA4 represents the latest full assessment of the Preferred Options; further addendum work has been completed to identify impacts pertaining to the focused changes to the Draft Local Plan, and the implications these have for transport mitigation and the Infrastructure Delivery Plan.



The STA work has identified broad areas which require mitigation schemes, as identified in the attached image (n.b. some isolated schemes will fall outside these broad areas). The attached image contains a plan identifying the Strategic Transport broad locations and a revised schedule for the associated infrastructure.

The schemes identified through this process have been developed to a stage appropriate to the level of strategic modelling assessment and mitigate the impacts of Local Plan transport demands to a level deemed to be acceptable. A complete, current list of mitigation requirements identified in STA4/STA4 addendum is attached. This forms the latest position in terms of highway mitigation requirements to inform the Infrastructure Delivery Plan.

It should be acknowledged that the schemes proposed within the STA modelling have not been subject to any detailed design, costing or safety review at this stage. Furthermore, it should not be assumed that the schemes recommended through the studies are fixed and will be delivered in the form described within the reports. Rather it is intended that the schemes proposed are outline schemes which may change through further optimisation and detailed design that will precede their delivery. Scheme development will be informed through both the planning process for individual sites and through scheme development undertaken by the County Council. This position is documented with the STAs and acknowledged by the District Council.

Deliverability

The County Council seeks assurance that the cumulative impacts of Warwick District and Stratford on Avon District growth requirements are properly accommodated in both local plans. It is essential that a joint robust mechanism is considered to implement these cross border issues. One solution would be that joint and common infrastructure requirements are reflected in the respective Infrastructure Delivery Plans without "double dipping". Nevertheless, this is a matter for both Planning Authorities to agree a mechanism for implementation of its policy mechanism.

Comments on the proposed policy changes

It is for the District Council to determine and explain the sustainable deliverability of the Local Plan and in particular in relation to the changes for the proposed Europa Way sites. For clarification I refer to proposed changes to:
Para DS9; DS11; D14; and Policies Map: 2 Leamington, Warwick and Whitnash - amend remove employment allocation E1 at Land North of Gallows Hill.

Additional comments on Public health matters

We suggest that when the District Council commence its Development Management Documents', consideration be given for limiting new planning permissions in areas where there is already high concentration of hot-food takeaways and licensed premises.

Gypsies and Travellers Preferred Options Consultation Land at Stratford Road, Warwick

We support the District Council's proposal to allocate sustainable and affordable sites to meet the permanent residential needs of this District's Gypsy and Traveller Community and Travelling Show People through the Local Plan process. The current consultation sets out an alternative site option that is potentially suitable to take forward as an allocation in a Development Plan Document.

The County Council supports the District Councils' commissioned evidence through the Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (GTAA) for Warwick District, undertaken by Salford University. The report was published in November 2012 and demonstrates a need for 31 permanent pitches to be provided over a 15 year period, 25 within the first five years and in addition, 6-8 transit pitches over the full 15 years.

The District Council has identified land off Stratford Road at Warwick, which currently lies within a 'cordon sanitaire' around the Sewage Treatment Works. Our records indicate that the site is outside the cordon sanitaire and therefore could be suitable. We suggest that further discussions should take place with the Environment Agency and Severn Trent to identify the extent and limitations of the cordon sanitaire.

Other matters we wish to comment on

Schools
The County Council has a statutory duty to ensure sufficient school places and this includes Academies within its planning. We seek assurance and certainty regarding the deliverability of supporting school infrastructure to meet the growth of the Local Plan and in particular that these matters are prioritised in the R123 list.

Delivering the Local Plan
The CIL Guidance published by the Government in June 2014 states that a Charging Authority, should be able to explain how their proposed rates will contribute towards the implementation of the relevant plan, and support development across their area.

Consequently, we welcome discussions regarding the delivery of the Local Plan and governance arrangements for passing on CIL monies to the County Council to enable us to deliver identified infrastructure in a timely manner.

We would be happy to discuss our comments with you. Please contact Mark Ryder on 01926 412811 should you wish to discuss any aspect.

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Support

Publication Draft Local Plan: Focused Consultation

Representation ID: 67265

Received: 12/12/2014

Respondent: Warwickshire County Council

Representation:

Other matters we wish to comment on

Schools
The County Council has a statutory duty to ensure sufficient school places and this includes Academies within its planning. We seek assurance and certainty regarding the deliverability of supporting school infrastructure to meet the growth of the Local Plan and in particular that these matters are prioritised in the R123 list.

Delivering the Local Plan
The CIL Guidance published by the Government in June 2014 states that a Charging Authority, should be able to explain how their proposed rates will contribute towards the implementation of the relevant plan, and support development across their area.

Consequently, we welcome discussions regarding the delivery of the Local Plan and governance arrangements for passing on CIL monies to the County Council to enable us to deliver identified infrastructure in a timely manner.

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I refer to both of the above consultations.

The County Council has responsibility for services across the whole of the County including: highways and transportation; schools provision; public health; waste management; community safety, libraries, support for elderly and vulnerable people and as the statutory planning authority for Minerals and Waste. In addition to these responsibilities the County Council is a principal partner of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership and has statutory a duty to cooperate on County Council matters in working with all partners in the sub-region.

Comments in response to the "Focused changes" consultation

Strategic Highways impacts assessment update
The County Council is undertaking further assessment work for impacts to test the impacts of the focused changes, and what transport mitigation is required as a result. We intend to submit this information to the District Council later this month as a final iteration of the Strategic Transport Assessment.

Highways and Transportation matters

The County Council has worked in partnership with the District Council to identify the transport impacts and mitigation requirements relating to the WDC Local Plan. A series of Strategic Transport Assessments (STA) have been undertaken, STA4 represents the latest full assessment of the Preferred Options; further addendum work has been completed to identify impacts pertaining to the focused changes to the Draft Local Plan, and the implications these have for transport mitigation and the Infrastructure Delivery Plan.



The STA work has identified broad areas which require mitigation schemes, as identified in the attached image (n.b. some isolated schemes will fall outside these broad areas). The attached image contains a plan identifying the Strategic Transport broad locations and a revised schedule for the associated infrastructure.

The schemes identified through this process have been developed to a stage appropriate to the level of strategic modelling assessment and mitigate the impacts of Local Plan transport demands to a level deemed to be acceptable. A complete, current list of mitigation requirements identified in STA4/STA4 addendum is attached. This forms the latest position in terms of highway mitigation requirements to inform the Infrastructure Delivery Plan.

It should be acknowledged that the schemes proposed within the STA modelling have not been subject to any detailed design, costing or safety review at this stage. Furthermore, it should not be assumed that the schemes recommended through the studies are fixed and will be delivered in the form described within the reports. Rather it is intended that the schemes proposed are outline schemes which may change through further optimisation and detailed design that will precede their delivery. Scheme development will be informed through both the planning process for individual sites and through scheme development undertaken by the County Council. This position is documented with the STAs and acknowledged by the District Council.

Deliverability

The County Council seeks assurance that the cumulative impacts of Warwick District and Stratford on Avon District growth requirements are properly accommodated in both local plans. It is essential that a joint robust mechanism is considered to implement these cross border issues. One solution would be that joint and common infrastructure requirements are reflected in the respective Infrastructure Delivery Plans without "double dipping". Nevertheless, this is a matter for both Planning Authorities to agree a mechanism for implementation of its policy mechanism.

Comments on the proposed policy changes

It is for the District Council to determine and explain the sustainable deliverability of the Local Plan and in particular in relation to the changes for the proposed Europa Way sites. For clarification I refer to proposed changes to:
Para DS9; DS11; D14; and Policies Map: 2 Leamington, Warwick and Whitnash - amend remove employment allocation E1 at Land North of Gallows Hill.

Additional comments on Public health matters

We suggest that when the District Council commence its Development Management Documents', consideration be given for limiting new planning permissions in areas where there is already high concentration of hot-food takeaways and licensed premises.

Gypsies and Travellers Preferred Options Consultation Land at Stratford Road, Warwick

We support the District Council's proposal to allocate sustainable and affordable sites to meet the permanent residential needs of this District's Gypsy and Traveller Community and Travelling Show People through the Local Plan process. The current consultation sets out an alternative site option that is potentially suitable to take forward as an allocation in a Development Plan Document.

The County Council supports the District Councils' commissioned evidence through the Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (GTAA) for Warwick District, undertaken by Salford University. The report was published in November 2012 and demonstrates a need for 31 permanent pitches to be provided over a 15 year period, 25 within the first five years and in addition, 6-8 transit pitches over the full 15 years.

The District Council has identified land off Stratford Road at Warwick, which currently lies within a 'cordon sanitaire' around the Sewage Treatment Works. Our records indicate that the site is outside the cordon sanitaire and therefore could be suitable. We suggest that further discussions should take place with the Environment Agency and Severn Trent to identify the extent and limitations of the cordon sanitaire.

Other matters we wish to comment on

Schools
The County Council has a statutory duty to ensure sufficient school places and this includes Academies within its planning. We seek assurance and certainty regarding the deliverability of supporting school infrastructure to meet the growth of the Local Plan and in particular that these matters are prioritised in the R123 list.

Delivering the Local Plan
The CIL Guidance published by the Government in June 2014 states that a Charging Authority, should be able to explain how their proposed rates will contribute towards the implementation of the relevant plan, and support development across their area.

Consequently, we welcome discussions regarding the delivery of the Local Plan and governance arrangements for passing on CIL monies to the County Council to enable us to deliver identified infrastructure in a timely manner.

We would be happy to discuss our comments with you. Please contact Mark Ryder on 01926 412811 should you wish to discuss any aspect.

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