Sustainability Appraisal & Strategic Environmental Assessment - Appendix F - Airedale

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Object

Supporting Documents of the Draft Bradford District Local Plan - Preferred Options (Feb 2021)

Representation ID: 11482

Received: 24/03/2021

Respondent: Tracy Mosley

Representation:

I would like to share my concerns regarding section 5.8.33. Here it is mentioned that the four Baildon primary schools are under capacity. By what extent? Detail is not provided. I would regard this as both an oversight and essential information considering the claimed major positive effect on the education SA objective for these proposed development areas.

Ref to the assessments of sites BA1/H, BA2/H, BA4/H, BA5/H & BA6/H

Full text:

Thank you for providing such a detailed document regarding the future planning of Baildon. I understand the need for additional housing and the difficulties in determining suitable sites. It is truly unfortunate timing to receive such a document whilst in the grip of the Covid pandemic as I believe this will have a wide ranging impact on the availability of brownfield sites in the medium term which may significantly improve the number of sites that Bradford Council could be in a position to consider for future housing developments.
Overall I was very disappointed to read these proposals, particularly in relation to the lack of protection to the green belt, ancient woodland (protected by TPO) and also the use of land which has a history of flooding. The council has shown a complete disregard to our green spaces.These ought to be protected without exception.
I would like to share my concerns regarding section 5.8.33. Here it is mentioned that the four Baildon primary schools are under capacity. By what extent? Detail is not provided. I would regard this as both an oversight and essential information considering the claimed major positive effect on the education SA objective for these proposed development areas.

I would like to make specific remarks to the following:

BA1/H Stubbings Road
I would like to object to this proposal. Whilst this site is in close proximity to local primary school provision, since there is a proposal to build five dwellings, I believe this "major positive effect" is insignificant in comparison to the destruction of 100% greenfield site, with its proximity to a Local Wildlife Site (LWS) which is also an area of Ancient Woodland (protected by TPO) and Priority Habitat.

BA2/H West Lane (1), BA5/H Meadowside Road and BA6/H West Lane (2)
I would like to object in the strongest possible terms to these sites being considered for development. Whilst I understand the pressure to develop land for housing, I believe that more brownfield sites will become available once the effects of the Covid pandemic have been fully realised. Also, the document states that these sites have the potential to deliver a major positive effect for residents on the education SA Objective. This is only the case if there is ample exisiting provision. Currently there is not.

BA4/H Green Lane
I have grave concerns regarding this proposal on the grounds of flooding. This area of Baildon frequently floods and I would urge the council to consider the wider implications. Development here could lead to worsening flood risk in particular if mature trees are damaged/removed.

I respectfully request that these points be considered in light of any planning decisions.