Main Changes to Local Plan 2030

Policy S15 - Finberry North West (MC22)

Page 90 Policy S15 Parag 4.167

Response to 2266, 2627 and 2358

Amend supporting text to Policy S15 - Finberry North West as follows:

4.167 A green spine consisting of open space and a cycle route will form a key design feature for development on this site. It will connect with the green spine that is currently being implemented and provide clear desire lines and direct access to the countryside and beyond. A local children’s play space area will be delivered along this green spine to provide accessible play for the new residents of this area. The Masterplan will also need to demonstrate how public rights of way and bridleways will be incorporated within the Green Spine.

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Southern Water’s assessment has revealed that additional sewerage infrastructure would be required to serve the proposed development. The development will therefore be required to make a connection to the nearest point of adequate capacity in the sewerage network. Early liaison should take place with the service provider in this regard.

Amend Policy S15 – Finberry North West as follows:

Policy S15 - Finberry North West

Finberry north-west is allocated for up to an indicative capacity of 300 residential dwellings and 8,500sqm of B1- 8 employment floor space. Development proposals for this site will be implemented in accordance with an agreed masterplan that has been jointly agreed between all the landowners and the Borough Council which will set out how;

a) Residential development is delivered in a way that provides:

  • A continuation of the current scheme in terms of the design, scale, layout, materials used and style of build.
  • A gradation of average densities across the site with high density development framing the central area through to lower density development where the scheme will mark a soft transition to the countryside.
  • Affordable housing in line with Policy HOU1 of this Local Plan in a way that is suitably integrated with the general market housing offer.

b) Employment space is delivered to cater for a mix of small and medium sized uses that provides an extension to the currently planned central area. The masterplan will also establish how not less than 10 live/work units are provided with flexible ground floor space, adjacent to the central area.

c) Landscaping and open space shall be provided in a way that:

  • Provides connectivity and legibility with what is currently being planned.
  • Delivers a ‘green spine’ – a strategic corridor and cycle route through the site that is complemented by a local children’s play space.
  • Provides a suitable buffer for the development where it adjoins the countryside

d) Suitable ecological and flood alleviation measures are delivered.

e) Provide a connection to the nearest point of adequate capacity in the sewerage network, in collaboration with the service provider

Development on this site shall also provide appropriate financial contributions towards the delivery of Highway England’s scheme for a new M20 Junction 10a.