Sustainability Appraisal & Strategic Environmental Assessment - Appendix F - South Bradford Urban Area

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Object

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

Representation ID: 18408

Received: 24/03/2021

Respondent: The Emerson Group

Agent: Mrs Gen Kenington

Representation Summary:

The site has been assessed against the Council’s 17 sustainability appraisal objectives. The Sustainability Appraisal ‘status’ of SE/126 refers to the site as ‘Alternative.’ It is not clear what the meaning of ‘alternative’ is in this context. Given that the Draft Local Plan falls significantly short of meeting the identified housing requirement, due to the lack of inclusion of a 35% uplift, The Local Plan needs to identify a significant amount of additional sites. Site SE/126 is a suitable ‘alternative’ site that should be identified and included as an allocation.

The scoring of SE/126 against the SA objectives includes the majority of positive scores, including major positive effects against the social cohesion, health, and education objectives. In particular the site scores positively against the socio-economic themed objectives and the location of the site in relation to transport links, educational facilities and employment areas. This is reflective of the accessibility of the site to numerous services and facilities, as well as the proximity of the site to a bus priority corridor (A641). Additional detail of the sustainability and accessibility of the site is contained in the Promotion Document enclosed at Appendix 1.

Full text:

Please find attached a response to the Draft Local Plan Preferred Options in relation to rejected site SE/126 Hudson View, Wyke on behalf of our client The Emerson Group.

On behalf of our client we object to the rejection of site SE/126 in the Draft Local Plan.

The Draft Local Plan needs to identify additional sites in order to plan for and meet the housing requirement of 2,300 dwellings per annum in the District.

An uplift to the housing requirement applies to the South East Bradford sub area, which is an important part of the District and Regional City of Bradford. Applying the 35% uplift in South East Bradford using the same proportional distribution as the adopted Core Strategy results in the requirement for an additional 3,012 dwellings to be distributed to Bradford South East.

The allocation of Site SE/126 will contribute to this significant shortfall of housing sites.

Given the acute and intense need for housing, exceptional circumstances exist in order to deliver the housing requirement, including Green Belt releases. Site SE/126 is a logical site for Green Belt release with low to moderate potential impact, located adjacent to the urban edge, in a location where the Green Belt is drawn tightly against the existing settlement edge. The site is well related to the adjacent urban form, even more so given the development of Appleton Academy which abuts the north eastern edge. The site is therefore contained by the well-established boundary of the woodland to the south west, Appleton Academy to the north east and existing residential development off Hudson View to the south east.

The site is located in Flood Zone 1, at lowest risk of flooding.

Site SE/126 has been rejected on the grounds of impact on an Ancient woodland; landscape impact; and due to access over a railway tunnel. It is not considered that any of these reasons either individually or in combination justify the rejection of this site. Appropriate design and landscaping can address the potential landscape impact and provide a buffer adjacent to the Ancient woodland, and suitable engineered design can ensure the access off Hudson View over a railway tunnel is appropriate. We are confident these rejection reasons can be mitigated through design and engineering layout.

The site has no ownership constraints and is deliverable. Jones Homes, which is part of the Emerson Group, have entered into a legal agreement with the landowner and both are keen to see this site come forward for development.

The site has no known viability issues and could deliver the full S106 requirements and other planning obligations in the Draft Local Plan.

There are no environmental constraints associated with the site, and the development of this site would fit with the current urban structure of Wyke and the wider South East Bradford sub area.

The site constitutes a logical extension to the well-served and well-located south western edge of Wyke, abutting the existing settlement edge.

The allocation of this site is needed to contribute to the identified significant shortfall of housing allocations in the Bradford South East sub area due to the lack of uplift having been applied to the District’s urban centres, which logically includes the edge of urban centres.

There is a strong case for the inclusion of site SE/126 in the Bradford Local Plan.

Object

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

Representation ID: 28172

Received: 24/03/2021

Respondent: Hallam Land Management

Agent: Mrs Gen Kenington

Representation Summary:

We disagree with the major adverse effect against the Water Resources objective (Objective 5) for Site SE47/H.

The site is scored negatively due to the ‘presence of a waterbody’, which is the watercourse that traverses the site. This should not result in an adverse rating. The existing watercourse has been incorporated into the Masterplan, as part of the green infrastructure strategy, that provides a habitat rich environment. This should be seen as a positive effect or neutral.

Full text:

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please find the attached representation to the Preferred Options Draft Local Plan in relation to the Holme Wood South Urban Extension, prepared on behalf of Hallam Land Management. For the avoidance of doubt this submission is in support of the following preferred sites:

SE19/H
SE46/H
SE47/H
SE48/H
SE37/E

Please could you acknowledge receipt of the attachment.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Object

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

Representation ID: 28173

Received: 24/03/2021

Respondent: Hallam Land Management

Agent: Mrs Gen Kenington

Representation Summary:

We agree with the major positive scores awarded to the Housing, Accessible Services, Social Cohesion, Education, Employment and Economy objectives for the SUE (Objectives 11, 12, 13, 17, 18 and 19). However, we there is an error in the scoring of the individual site scores against the Education Objective for sites SE46/H, SE47/H and SE48/H which all incorrectly state that the nearest secondary school is Tong Leadership Academy, when in fact the nearest Secondary School is Tong High School, located to the immediate west of Holme Wood South as indicated on the Opportunities and Constraints Plan at Appendix 1. These scores need revisiting.

Full text:

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please find the attached representation to the Preferred Options Draft Local Plan in relation to the Holme Wood South Urban Extension, prepared on behalf of Hallam Land Management. For the avoidance of doubt this submission is in support of the following preferred sites:

SE19/H
SE46/H
SE47/H
SE48/H
SE37/E

Please could you acknowledge receipt of the attachment.

I look forward to hearing from you,