Draft Housing and Employment Allocations

Ended on the 6 February 2015
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3. Alton

3.1 Housing and employment provision will continue to be accommodated on acceptable sites within the settlement policy boundary of Alton.

3.2 In addition, the Joint Core Strategy (CP10) states that, beyond existing commitments, new sites will be identified for a minimum of 700 dwellings at Alton. The site identification and allocation process will be addressed as part of the emerging Alton Neighbourhood Plan.

3.3 In addition the Joint Core Strategy (Policy CP3) also requires the provision of about 7ha of employment land in Alton. Provision is made in this Plan in Policies EMP1.1 –EMP1.2 for a minimum of 7ha of employment land.

Alton – Employment Sites to be allocated in Alton

Ref.

Location/Address

Site Area (ha.)

Provision (ha)

EMP1.1

Land at Lynch Hill

9.4

7

EMP1.2

Land at Wilsom Road

3.55

3

Employment Allocations

EMP1.1 Land at Lynch Hill

An overall site area of 8.8ha is allocated to accommodate about 7ha of employment land.

Site Map

EMP1.1 Site Map

Site Requirements:

The site will be developed in accordance with the following site specific criteria:

  • provision of satisfactory means of access;
  • provision of appropriate landscaping and screening to minimise the impact of development on the setting of Alton and the surrounding area;
  • consideration and mitigation of the impact of any development on the River Wey;
  • developers should work with the District Council to ensure that the principles of the Energy Strategy are applied wherever possible;
  • investigation of the extent and type of any contamination on the site to identify any necessary mitigation measures required; and
  • provision of a local Employment and Training Agreement prior to the implementation of development.

EMP1.2 Land at Wilsom Road

An overall site area of 3.55ha of employment land.

Site Map

Site map EMP1.2

Site Requirements:

The site will be developed in accordance with the following site specific criteria:

  • provision of satisfactory means of access;
  • provision of appropriate landscaping and screening to minimise the impact of development on the setting of Alton and the neighbouring residential area;
  • developers should work with the District Council to ensure that the principles of the Energy Strategy are applied wherever possible;
  • mitigation of potential flooding impacts (site partly in Flood Risk Zones 2 and 3); and
  • provision of an Employment and Training Agreement prior to the implementation of development.
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