Policy WC3: Employment Areas

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Object

North East Derbyshire Publication Draft Local Plan (Reg 19)

Representation ID: 7303

Received: 04/04/2018

Respondent: D Bullers

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? No

Representation Summary:

The long term protection of the Wreakes Lane and Gunstones site as an employment zone is unsustainable. Most of the workforce commute in from outside the district. The steady stream of large HGV on small roads through a residential area contributes to pollution and noise. NPPF 7 (Sustainable development) & 17 (reusing brownfield land) 30 (sustainable transport)
The site contains dated factory buildings which are unlikly to be upgraded to meet modern standards for energy efficiency when the current occupier relocates the remains production facilities to a modern clean food factory. NPPF 161

Some productionlines are reported to have shut

Change suggested by respondent:

Re designate and safeguard site for long term change of use to mixed commercial/residential use such as care facility/residential/medical facilities and office use.

As site is located within a few hundred metres of town centre thus reducing vehicle movements and pollution as walkable for most people. NPPF 37+38 (sustainable transport)

Full text:

The long term protection of the Wreakes Lane and Gunstones site as an employment zone is unsustainable. Most of the workforce commute in from outside the district. The steady stream of large HGV on small roads through a residential area contributes to pollution and noise. NPPF 7 (Sustainable development) & 17 (reusing brownfield land) 30 (sustainable transport)
The site contains dated factory buildings which are unlikly to be upgraded to meet modern standards for energy efficiency when the current occupier relocates the remains production facilities to a modern clean food factory. NPPF 161

Some productionlines are reported to have shut

Object

North East Derbyshire Publication Draft Local Plan (Reg 19)

Representation ID: 7310

Received: 03/04/2018

Respondent: Mrs Christine E Johnson

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? No

Representation Summary:

Policy / para identified by Council Officer.
Policy WC3: Employment Areas
The Plan is contradictory in that it designates the Norwood Industrial Estate as a key northern site, yet it highlights the difficulties in expanding and accessing the undeveloped part of it. There are significant historical contamination issues in respect of part of the site and it is acknowledged, in previous draft plans, that this site is unpopular - probably because of that contamination.

In this event any 'new' workers moving to the area will have to seek jobs elsewhere, thus increasing commuting on unsuitable, overcrowded roads.

Change suggested by respondent:

Remove the Norwood site from the local plan as being totally unsustainable development, acknowledge the unsuitability of it as a key site, and significantly reduce the housing requirement for Killamarsh.

Full text:

The Plan is contradictory in that it designates the Norwood Industrial Estate as a key northern site, yet it highlights the difficulties in expanding and accessing the undeveloped part of it. There are significant historical contamination issues in respect of part of the site and it is acknowledged, in previous draft plans, that this site is unpopular - probably because of that contamination.

In this event any 'new' workers moving to the area will have to seek jobs elsewhere, thus increasing commuting on unsuitable, overcrowded roads.

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