A proposal by Chalkdene Developments LLP, for the development of 42 dwellings on the Land East of Rhee Spring (BA4) has been made public (see their Consultation website). The Neighbourhood Plan, having now been approved by NHDC, has been considered during the planning process.
As this land is not part of the Green Belt it is not subject to Local Plan approval and timetable. At the present time, planning permission has not been granted by the NHDC Planning Committee.
The developer has referred to the Neighbourhood Plan and has tried to comply with its policies by
o Proposing energy efficient homes
o Providing good walking and cycling connections
o Making arrangements to limit the impact of construction activity on local residents.
The developer has also met with the BBPlan committee and we have had the opportunity to ask for further improvements such as –
o Better planting and a softer edge where it meets the open space to the East
o Improvements to the visual impact on Royston Road
o High quality design in line with the Neighbourhood Plan.
BBPlan have compiled a draft Response to formal planning application BA4 regarding the consultation for the above site. The consultation period closed on 16th July 2021.
Please note that this draft Response was not intended to replace individuals submitting their views directly to the council. It is imperative that all views are submitted by as many residents as possible. This draft response was designed to augment those responses.