Draft Housing and Employment Allocations

Ended on the 6 February 2015
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9. Villages North of the South Downs National Park

9.1 Housing provision will continue to be accommodated on acceptable sites within the Settlement Policy Boundaries of villages outside the South Downs National Park.

9.2 In addition, the Joint Core Strategy (CP10) states that, beyond existing commitments, new sites will be identified for a minimum of 150 dwellings at other villages outside the National Park. Sites have already been granted planning permissions in Headley, Medstead and Ropley Dean for a total of 26 dwellings and a resolution has been made to grant planning permission for 37 dwellings at Bentley. Where permissions have been granted the appropriate amendment to the settlement policy boundary is shown below. Additional provision is made in this Plan in Policies VL1.1 to VL1.10 for 77 dwellings and additional dwellings will be provided via the Bentley Neighbourhood Plan to bring the overall village total to about 50 dwellings.

Bentley

9.3 Housing provision in Bentley is to be included as part of the housing provision identified by the Joint Core Strategy (CP10) for a minimum of 150 dwellings at other villages outside the National Park. Bentley will account for about 50 dwellings as a proportion of this overall provision (there is already a resolution to grant planning permission for 37 dwellings). The site identification and allocation process for the residual element will be addressed as part of the emerging Bentley Neighbourhood Plan. This includes consultation on various housing sites. However, in order to provide certainty for the delivery of the overall numbers identified in the JCS the potential housing sites are also listed as part of this consultation document.

9.4 The employment site allocated in the saved East Hampshire District Local Plan: Second Review Policy IB1, adjacent to Bentley Industrial Centre, will remain.

Villages North of the South Downs National Park - Housing Sites identified in Bentley

The following sites are included as part of the current consultation stage of the Bentley Neighbourhood Plan. It is envisaged that developments beyond the one that already has a resolution to grant planning permission will be at a scale of around 8-12 dwellings. Final numbers for the various sites will depend on a detailed consideration of the characteristics of each site in conjunction with the delivery of the vision of the Bentley Neighbourhood Plan. The site map gives an indication of what we currently understand to be the Neighbourhood Plan Group’s position with the addition of a possible site at Rectory Lane.

SHLAA Ref.

Location/Address

Site Area (ha)

Net Dwellings

BEN009

Land east of Hole Lane

1.0

8-12

BEN013*
(split from BEN005)

Land west of Hole Lane
(Resolution to grant planning permission)

1.93

37

BEN014

The Glebe Hole, School Lane

0.4

8-12

BEN015

Ashfield, Hole Lane

0.9

8-12

BEN16

Land south of Hole Lane

1.1

8-12

Possible additional site:
BEN011

Land west of Rectory Lane

1.1

8-12

Site Map:

Sites map: Bentley

Policy VL1 Villages North of the South Downs National Park Housing Allocations

The following sites are allocated for housing development:

Ref.

Location/Address

Site Area (ha.)

Net Dwellings

Bentworth

VL1.1

Land at corner of School Lane and Ashley Road, Bentworth

0.4

6

Farringdon

VL1.2

Land at Crows Lane, Upper Farringdon

(Current planning application)

0.6

8

Headley Down

VL1.3

Land at Headley Nurseries, Glayshers Hill, Headley Down

0.4

10

Holt Pound

VL1.4

Land adjacent to Linden, Fullers Road, Holt Pound

0.4

8

VL1.5

Land adjacent Stream Cottage, Holt Pound

0.2

5

Medstead

VL1.6

Land rear of Junipers, South Town Road, Medstead

0.8

10

VL1.7

Land east of Cedar Stables, Castle Street, Medstead

(Current planning application)

0.5

8

Ropley

VL1.8

Land adjacent to Bullfinches, Park Lane, Ropley

(Current planning application)

0.8

7

VL1.9

Land at corner of Dunsells Lane and Gilbert Street, Ropley (Current planning application)

0.6

10

VL1.10

Land off Hale Close, Ropley

0.2

5

The number of dwellings shown for each site is indicative and based on known site characteristics and density considerations.

The following sites have been granted planning permission:

Planning Application Ref

Location/Address

Site Area (ha.)

Net Dwellings

25030/003

Land south of Headley Fields, Headley

0.9

7

50313/001

Land north of Towngate Farm House, Wield Road, Medstead

0.5

4

55307/001

Land southwest of Dean Cottage, Bighton Hill, Ropley Dean

1.2

15

Bentworth

Housing Allocation

VL1.1 Land at corner of School Lane and Ashley Road, Bentworth

Land at Ashley Road in Bentworth is allocated for residential development for about 6 dwellings on 0.4ha.

Site Map

Site map VL1.1

Site Requirements:

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

  • linear frontage development along School Lane in keeping with the characteristics of the village;
  • implementation of appropriate measures to reduce traffic impacts of the development on adjoining residential roads;
  • developers should work with the District Council to ensure that the principles of the Energy Strategy are applied wherever possible; and
  • provision of a heritage statement to assess the impact of the development on the nearby Bentworth Conservation Area.

Farringdon

Housing Allocation

VL1.2 Land at Crows Lane, Upper Farringdon

Land at Crows Lane in Upper Farringdon is allocated for residential development for about 8 dwellings on 0.6ha.

Site Map

Site map VL1.2

Site Requirements:

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

  • linear frontage development along Crows Lane in keeping with the characteristics of the village;
  • implementation of appropriate measures to reduce traffic impacts of the development on adjoining residential roads;
  • appropriate landscaping and landscape enhancement to take account of the impact of development and its proximity to the South Downs National Park;
  • provision of a heritage statement to assess the impact of the development on the nearby Upper Farringdon Conservation Area;
  • provision of any mitigation measures required to minimise the impact of development on of existing woodland, mature trees and hedgerows within the site;
  • developers should work with the District Council to ensure that the principles of the Energy Strategy are applied wherever possible; and
  • inclusion of existing Public Rights of Way.

Headley Down

Housing Allocation

VL1.3 Land at Headley Nurseries, Glayshers Hill, Headley Down

Land at Headley Nurseries in Headley is allocated for residential development for about 10 dwellings on 0.4ha.

Site Map

Site map VL1.3

Site Requirements:

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

  • provision of vehicular access to the site via Glayshers Hill;
  • implementation of appropriate measures to reduce traffic impacts of the development on adjoining residential roads;
  • provision of a Screening Assessment as the site lies within 5km of the Wealden Heaths Phase SPA and could potentially have a significant impact on the ecological integrity of the SPA. The Screening Assessment is should to ascertain whether the provision of adequate measures to avoid or mitigate any adverse effects is required;
  • developers should work with the District Council to ensure that the principles of the Energy Strategy are applied wherever possible; and
  • provision of any mitigation measures required to minimise the impact of development on of existing woodland, protected trees, mature trees and hedgerows within the site.

Housing Site with Planning Permission

Planning Application Ref: 25030/003
Land south of Headley Fields, Headley
Site Area: 0.97ha
Number of dwellings: 7

Site Map

Site map: Headley Fields

Holt Pound

Housing Allocations

VL1.4 Land adjacent to Linden, Fullers Road, Holt Pound

Land adjacent to Linden, Fullers Road in Holt Pound is allocated for residential development for about 8 dwellings on 0.4ha.

Site Map

Site map VL1.4

Site Requirements:

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

  • linear frontage development along Fullers Road in keeping with the characteristics of the village;
  • implementation of appropriate measures to reduce traffic impacts of the development on adjoining residential roads;
  • provision of a comprehensive Flood Risk Assessment to address any measures required to mitigate any potential impacts of surface water flooding including avoiding built development in low lying areas;
  • provision of on-site SUDS;
  • provision of appropriate landscaping and landscape enhancement to take account of the impact of development and its proximity to the South Downs National Park;
  • provision of a Screening Assessment as the site lies within 5km of the Wealden Heaths Phase SPA and could potentially have a significant impact on the ecological integrity of the SPA. A Screening Assessment is therefore required to ascertain whether the provision of adequate measures to avoid or mitigate any adverse effects is required;
  • provision of any mitigation measures required to minimise the impact of development on of existing woodland, mature trees and hedgerows within the site;
  • provision of a noise assessment due to close proximity to A325;
  • developers should work with the District Council to ensure that the principles of the Energy Strategy are applied wherever possible; and
  • inclusion of existing Public Rights of Way.

VL1.5 Land adjacent Stream Cottage, Fullers Road, Holt Pound

Land adjacent to Stream Cottage, Fullers Road in Holt Pound is allocated for residential development for about 5 dwellings on 0.2ha.

Site Map

Site map VL1.5

Site Requirements:

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

  • linear frontage development along Fullers Road in keeping with the characteristics of the village;
  • implementation of appropriate measures to reduce traffic impacts of the development on adjoining residential roads;
  • provision of a comprehensive Flood Risk Assessment is necessary due to the proximity to Flood Zones 2 and 3, and include measures required to mitigate any potential impacts of surface water flooding including avoiding built development in Flood Zone 3 and low lying areas;
  • provision of on-site SUDS;
  • provision of a Screening Assessment as the site lies within 5km of the Wealden Heaths Phase SPA and could potentially have a significant impact on the ecological integrity of the SPA. The Assessment should ascertain whether the provision of adequate measures to avoid or mitigate any adverse effects is required;
  • provision of any mitigation measures required to minimise the impact of development on of existing woodland, mature trees and hedgerows within the site;
  • developers should work with the District Council to ensure that the principles of the Energy Strategy are applied wherever possible; and
  • inclusion of existing Public Rights of Way.

Medstead

Housing Allocations

VL1.6 Land rear of Junipers, South Town Road, Medstead

Land to the rear of Junipers in Medstead is allocated for residential development for about 10 dwellings on 0.8ha.

Site Map

Site map VL1.6

Site Requirements:

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

  • provision of vehicular access to the site via Junipers on South Town Road;
  • safeguarding of an element of the site to provide an extension to the cemetery;
  • implementation of appropriate measures to reduce traffic impacts of the development on adjoining residential roads;
  • provision of any mitigation measures required to minimise the impact of development on of existing woodland, mature trees and hedgerows within the site;
  • developers should work with the District Council to ensure that the principles of the Energy Strategy are applied wherever possible;
  • provision of a comprehensive Flood Risk Assessment to address any measures required to mitigate any potential impacts of surface water flooding including avoiding built development in low lying areas; and
  • provision of on-site SUDS.

VL1.7 Land east of Cedar Stables, Castle Street, Medstead

Land to the east of Cedar Stables in Medstead is allocated for residential development for about 8 dwellings on 0.5ha.

Site Map

Site map VL1.7

Site Requirements:

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

  • provision of vehicular access to the site via Trinity Hill
  • implementation of appropriate measures to reduce traffic impacts of the development on adjoining residential roads;
  • developers should work with the District Council to ensure that the principles of the Energy Strategy are applied wherever possible; and
  • provision of any mitigation measures required to minimise the impact of development on of existing woodland, mature trees and hedgerows within the site.

Housing Site with Planning Permission

Planning Application Ref: 50313/001
Land north of Towngate Farm House, Wield Road, Medstead
Site Area: 0.5ha
Number of dwellings: 4

Site Map

Site map: Towngate

Ropley

Housing Allocations

VL1.8 Land adjacent to Bullfinches, Park Lane, Ropley

Land at adjacent to Bullfinches, Park Lane in Ropley is allocated for residential development for about 7 dwellings on 0.8ha.

Site Map

Site map VL1.8

Site Requirements:

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

  • linear frontage development along Park Lane in keeping with the characteristics of the village;
  • implementation of appropriate measures to reduce traffic impacts of the development on adjoining residential roads;
  • provision of any mitigation measures required to minimise the impact of development on of existing woodland, mature trees and hedgerows within the site;
  • provision of a comprehensive Flood Risk Assessment to address any measures required to mitigate any potential impacts of surface water including avoiding built development in low lying areas;
  • provision of on-site SUDS;
  • developers should work with the District Council to ensure that the principles of the Energy Strategy are applied wherever possible; and
  • inclusion of existing Public Rights of Way.

VL1.9 Land at the corner of Dunsells Lane and Gilbert Street, Ropley

Land at the corner of Dunsells Land and Gilbert Street in Ropley is allocated for residential development for about 10 dwellings on 0.6ha.

Site Map

Site map VL1.9

Site Requirements:

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

  • provision of vehicular access to the site via Dunsells Lane;
  • implementation of appropriate measures to reduce traffic impacts of the development on adjoining residential roads;
  • provision of any mitigation measures required to minimise the impact of development on of existing woodland, mature trees and hedgerows within the site;
  • provision of a comprehensive Flood Risk Assessment to address any measures required to mitigate any potential impacts of surface water including avoiding built development in low lying areas;
  • collaboration with the District Council to ensure that, as far as possible, the principles of the Energy Strategy are applied wherever possible; and
  • provision of on-site SUDS.

VL1.10 Land off Hale Close, Ropley

Land off Hale Close in Ropley is allocated for residential development for about 5 dwellings on 0.2ha

Site Map

Site map VL1.10

Site Requirements:

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

  • provision of vehicular access to the site via Hale Close
  • implementation of appropriate measures to reduce traffic impacts of the development on adjoining residential roads;
  • collaboration with the District Council to ensure that, as far as possible, the principles of the Energy Strategy are applied wherever possible; and
  • relocation of the existing allotments.

Housing Site with Planning Permission

Planning Application Ref: 55307/001
Land southwest of Dean Cottage, Bighton Hill, Ropley Dean
Site Area: 0.95ha
Number of dwellings: 15

Site Map

Site map: Bighton Hill
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