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Object

North East Derbyshire Publication Draft Local Plan (Reg 19)

Representation ID: 6918

Received: 10/03/2018

Respondent: Mrs Jane Singleton

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? No

Representation Summary:

Council officers have amended the summary to approximately 100 words.
Rep refers to para 6.9
Building houses in the right places is central to what Local Plans should be trying to achieve. You have chosen a Regeneration Strategy. Housing should be directed towards the Regeneration Sites identified in this Plan, close to where there is employment land.

However, it is unsound to apply the Regeneration Strategy across the whole of NE Derbyshire because there are some areas like Dronfield where there is no proposal to bring employment land on stream during the Plan period.

The Callywhite Lane site in Dronfield is undeliverable, 'costs unknown', therefore to apply the 330 OAN to the northern parts of the NE Derbyshire District, like Dronfield and allocate 475 houses on that basis is unsound, increasing out-commuting which is already high.

This is against employment objectives of NPPF, which seeks to reduce car journeys in particular.

Change suggested by respondent:

Build the houses in the Regeneration Areas where there is likely to be employment provision. Don't apply the Regeneration Strategy across the whole area.

More local employment land would be needed to support Dronfield's allocation of 475 houses. The Callywhite Lane 'Regeneration Area' is tokenistic, and used as a poor excuse to give Dronfield high housing allocations. It is B8 storage/warehousing employing few. The vision for a Business Park may never happen as it involves reclaiming a former tip - 'owner unknown' and building a bridge over the main railway line.
This Plan is hypocritical and contrived. Brownfield land which is available for residential development has been left out of the Plan until after the Plan period. Callywhite Lane which the Plan suggests is unlikely to be developed until after the Plan has housing allocated in Dronfield within the first ten years. How is that credible?

An unsound strategy for parts of the District which is contrary to the NPPF in terms of increased commuting levels.

Full text:

Rep refers to para 6.9
Building houses in the right places is central to what Local Plans should be trying to achieve. You have chosen a Regeneration Strategy. Housing should be directed towards the Regeneration Sites that have been identified in this Plan, close to where there is employment land.

However, it is unsound to apply the Regeneration Strategy across the whole of NE Derbyshire because there are some areas like Dronfield where there is no proposal to bring employment land on stream during the Plan period.

The Callywhite Lane site in Dronfield is undeliverable, 'costs unknown', therefore to apply the 330 OAN to the northern parts of the NE Derbyshire District, like Dronfield and allocate 475 houses on that basis is unsound as it will further drive up out-commuting which is already high.

This is against objectives to provide employment where people live and it is contrary to the NPPF which seeks to reduce car journeys in particular.

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