Updated 26th March
The Inspector has recommended that
H47 – Land south of Wasperton Lane and East of Sandy Way should not be allocated as a Development site in the New Local Plan. To see where this site is click here
We need to complete the democratic process by commenting on the WDC website – more information about that will follow.
News of this has been circulated by WDC on an e-mail copied below
Warwick District Local Plan Main Modifications consultation will run from Friday 17th March – Friday 5 May, 2017
The Local Plan Examination Hearings were formally closed by the Inspector, Mr Kevin Ward on 15th December. The Inspector stated that main modifications are required to make the submitted plan sound. The Inspector, in liaison with the council, has prepared Main Modifications to the new Local Plan for public consultation. These set out changes, additions or deletions to make the Local Plan ‘sound’ and describe how the district’s housing and employment needs will be met and the infrastructure that will be required to support development. The Main Modifications can be viewed and commented upon via the Council’s website: click here All responses should be received no later than 4.45pm on Friday 5th May 2017.
The National and Local Policies that govern the Gladman Application are :- NPPF – National Planning Policy Framework (here to download or here for 6 page extract) WDC Local Plan WDC emerging New Local Plan BNDP - Barford Neighbourhood Development Plan. There is a Planning Application W/16/1293 proposing 10 houses at Barford Grange. (Far end of Westham Lane - west of the by-pass) Comments on this application are encouraged Click here to view one of the comments already received. Paragraph 55 of the NPPF gives guidelines on promoting sustainable development in rural areas
Click NPPF para 55 to view
The following are valid grounds for comment Compliance with national or local planning policies Design / appearance / layout, Loss of privacy, Loss of daylight / sunlight Noise / smell and disturbance from the proposal Traffic generation and access Economic benefit
The following cannot be taken into account Impact on property values Boundary or other legal disputes Loss of view Restrictive covenants Commercial competition between traders Damage to property caused by building work Access for maintenance Matters of decency or taste The government needs to satisfy the demand for new houses and so have adopted an approach in favour of Development. To counter this, we need to state that Local and District need has been met and the local infrastructure cannot support the additional houses. The new occupants would need to travel for work and social facilities and this would make the development unsustainable.
The Mineral plan is being monitored but the situation is not expected to change for the next few months
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