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Main Modifications to the North East Derbyshire Local Plan (Publication Draft), 2020

MM/004

Representation ID: 10358

Received: 12/01/2021

Respondent: Dronfield Civic Society

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? Not specified

Representation:

MM/004 states that "additional flexibility will be provided by windfalls, which are expected to provide approximately 75 dwellings per year based upon past trends. This will provide an 11% buffer in relation to the overall housing requirement of 6,600 dwellings."
It is not clear where the 11% figure comes from and windfalls have over recent years produced around 100 dwellings per year, which would significantly increase the housing supply.

Full text:

MM/004 states that "additional flexibility will be provided by windfalls, which are expected to provide approximately 75 dwellings per year based upon past trends. This will provide an 11% buffer in relation to the overall housing requirement of 6,600 dwellings."
It is not clear where the 11% figure comes from and windfalls have over recent years produced around 100 dwellings per year, which would significantly increase the housing supply.
MM/005 shows a housing supply of 6,711 over the Plan period.
There are a number of developments, not included in the 6,711 figure (Coney Green, Holmewood and the former Coalite site, totalling together 994 dwellings). This takes away the "exceptional circumstances" requirement to build on the Green Belt and the remaining four sites in the Plan should be removed.

Object

Main Modifications to the North East Derbyshire Local Plan (Publication Draft), 2020

MM/005

Representation ID: 10359

Received: 12/01/2021

Respondent: Dronfield Civic Society

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? Not specified

Representation:

MM/005 shows a housing supply of 6,711 over the Plan period.
There are a number of developments, not included in the 6,711 figure (Coney Green, Holmewood and the former Coalite site, totalling together 994 dwellings). This takes away the "exceptional circumstances" requirement to build on the Green Belt and the remaining four sites in the Plan should be removed.

Full text:

MM/004 states that "additional flexibility will be provided by windfalls, which are expected to provide approximately 75 dwellings per year based upon past trends. This will provide an 11% buffer in relation to the overall housing requirement of 6,600 dwellings."
It is not clear where the 11% figure comes from and windfalls have over recent years produced around 100 dwellings per year, which would significantly increase the housing supply.
MM/005 shows a housing supply of 6,711 over the Plan period.
There are a number of developments, not included in the 6,711 figure (Coney Green, Holmewood and the former Coalite site, totalling together 994 dwellings). This takes away the "exceptional circumstances" requirement to build on the Green Belt and the remaining four sites in the Plan should be removed.

Support

Main Modifications to the North East Derbyshire Local Plan (Publication Draft), 2020

MM/008

Representation ID: 10360

Received: 12/01/2021

Respondent: Dronfield Civic Society

Representation:

We support the Modification to make the spatial strategy less prescriptive, by taking out the requirement that over 50% of the housing growth should be accommodated in the four main towns and strategic sites.
This Modification gives flexibility to remove the Green Belt sites entirely from the Plan.
As we noted in our comments on MMs 004 and 005, there is evidence to suggest that windfalls of between 14 and 38 houses per annum have been built in Dronfield and there are further sites, including the Gladys Buxton site, coming forward, which suggest that Dronfield can still be a focus for development, without the need to build on DR1 and DR2.

Full text:

We support the Modification to make the spatial strategy less prescriptive, by taking out the requirement that over 50% of the housing growth should be accommodated in the four main towns and strategic sites.
This Modification gives flexibility to remove the Green Belt sites entirely from the Plan.
As we noted in our comments on MMs 004 and 005, there is evidence to suggest that windfalls of between 14 and 38 houses per annum have been built in Dronfield and there are further sites, including the Gladys Buxton site, coming forward, which suggest that Dronfield can still be a focus for development, without the need to build on DR1 and DR2.

Support

Main Modifications to the North East Derbyshire Local Plan (Publication Draft), 2020

MM/031

Representation ID: 10361

Received: 12/01/2021

Respondent: Dronfield Civic Society

Representation:

We strongly support the Inspector's decision to remove the Coal Aston Green Bet site (previously DR2) from the Plan.
We note the Inspector's view that "development of the site would result in a prominent extension of the built up area of Dronfield into open countryside and would have significant urbanising effect along Eckington Road
The Inspector further noted that "insufficient weight has been attributed to the harmful impact that development would have on the strategic function of the Green Belt in this location, identified in the Functionality Study as 'clearly defining settlement extent and in places maintaining expansive vistas between these urban areas'"

Full text:

We strongly support the Inspector's decision to remove the Coal Aston Green Bet site (previously DR2) from the Plan.
We note the Inspector's view that "development of the site would result in a prominent extension of the built up area of Dronfield into open countryside and would have significant urbanising effect along Eckington Road
The Inspector further noted that "insufficient weight has been attributed to the harmful impact that development would have on the strategic function of the Green Belt in this location, identified in the Functionality Study as 'clearly defining settlement extent and in places maintaining expansive vistas between these urban areas'".

Support

Main Modifications to the North East Derbyshire Local Plan (Publication Draft), 2020

MM/033

Representation ID: 10362

Received: 14/01/2021

Respondent: Dronfield Civic Society

Representation:

We strongly support the Inspector's decision to remove Eckington Site EC1 from the Plan.
The Inspector noted that "the proposed site allocation would extend in a north-south direction down the hillside with a new access off Chesterfield Road opening up views of the development. The new dwellings, access road and changes to vegetation and landform would be readily visible due to the topography of the site. Development would cause material harm to Green Belt openness and would constitute a significant incursion of the built up area into the open countryside to the south of Eckington".

Full text:

We strongly support the Inspector's decision to remove Eckington Site EC1 from the Plan.
The Inspector noted that "the proposed site allocation would extend in a north-south direction down the hillside with a new access off Chesterfield Road opening up views of the development. The new dwellings, access road and changes to vegetation and landform would be readily visible due to the topography of the site. Development would cause material harm to Green Belt openness and would constitute a significant incursion of the built up area into the open countryside to the south of Eckington".

Support

Main Modifications to the North East Derbyshire Local Plan (Publication Draft), 2020

MM/009

Representation ID: 10363

Received: 13/01/2021

Respondent: Dronfield Civic Society

Representation:

The Society welcomes the less prescriptive approach to the spatial strategy, with the removal of the need for "the majority (over 50%) of new housing development" to be focussed on the four level 1 towns and the three strategic sites. This gives flexibility to remove the remaining Green Belt sites from the Plan.

Full text:

The Society welcomes the less prescriptive approach to the spatial strategy, with the removal of the need for "the majority (over 50%) of new housing development" to be focussed on the four level 1 towns and the three strategic sites. This gives flexibility to remove the remaining Green Belt sites from the Plan.

Object

Main Modifications to the North East Derbyshire Local Plan (Publication Draft), 2020

MM/030

Representation ID: 10364

Received: 13/01/2021

Respondent: Dronfield Civic Society

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Representation:

MM 030 and MM032
Dronfield's Neighbourhood Plan, which was published after the Inspector's Interim Report, recognises the value that the community places on the open countryside around the town and the contribution it makes to the character and quality of life. The community wishes to retain the Green Belt which surrounds the town. This was recognised in the Inspector's report on the Neighbourhood Plan when he stated that this was an issue "that has great significance for the local community".
The Council should recognise the strength of feeling around the protection of the Green Belt, bearing in mind that there are other brownfield locations available for development in the District.
The Neighbourhood Plan Policies ENV1and ENV2 seek to protect and enhance the character of the valued local landscape.
Site DR1should be removed from the Plan.

Full text:

MM 030 and MM032
Dronfield's Neighbourhood Plan, which was published after the Inspector's Interim Report, recognises the value that the community places on the open countryside around the town and the contribution it makes to the character and quality of life. The community wishes to retain the Green Belt which surrounds the town. This was recognised in the Inspector's report on the Neighbourhood Plan when he stated that this was an issue "that has great significance for the local community".
The Council should recognise the strength of feeling around the protection of the Green Belt, bearing in mind that there are other brownfield locations available for development in the District.
The Neighbourhood Plan Policies ENV1and ENV2 seek to protect and enhance the character of the valued local landscape.
Site DR1should be removed from the Plan.

Support

Main Modifications to the North East Derbyshire Local Plan (Publication Draft), 2020

MM/020

Representation ID: 10365

Received: 13/01/2021

Respondent: Dronfield Civic Society

Representation:

The Society welcomes the change in wording in paragraph 1 of Policy SS10:North East Derbyshire Green Belt to remove " and where the potential harm to the Green Belt is clearly outweighed by other material planning considerations".
This should add to the protection afforded to the Green Belt and further reduce the need to take Green Belt land for development in the future.

Full text:

The Society welcomes the change in wording in paragraph 1 of Policy SS10:North East Derbyshire Green Belt to remove " and where the potential harm to the Green Belt is clearly outweighed by other material planning considerations".
This should add to the protection afforded to the Green Belt and further reduce the need to take Green Belt land for development in the future.

Object

Main Modifications to the North East Derbyshire Local Plan (Publication Draft), 2020

MM/026

Representation ID: 10366

Received: 13/01/2021

Respondent: Dronfield Civic Society

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Representation:

We welcome the changes to Policy SS2 to remove the land north of Eckington Road, Coal Aston, the land at Eckington South and the reduction in the size of the development proposed for the land off Shakespeare Crescent Dronfield (DR1).
We are, however, disappointed that the Inspector did not go further and remove the whole of the Shakespeare Crescent site and the site at Stubley Lane (DR2) from the Plan.
The less prescriptive approach set out in MM009 means that there is no need to keep sites DR1 and DR2 in the Plan and they should be removed.
Sites in Killamarsh, KL1 and KL2, should also be removed.

Full text:

We welcome the changes to Policy SS2 to remove the land north of Eckington Road, Coal Aston, the land at Eckington South and the reduction in the size of the development proposed for the land off Shakespeare Crescent Dronfield (DR1).
We are, however, disappointed that the Inspector did not go further and remove the whole of the Shakespeare Crescent site and the site at Stubley Lane (DR2) from the Plan.
The less prescriptive approach set out in MM009 means that there is no need to keep sites DR1 and DR2 in the Plan and they should be removed.
Sites in Killamarsh, KL1 and KL2, should also be removed.

Object

Main Modifications to the North East Derbyshire Local Plan (Publication Draft), 2020

MM/064

Representation ID: 10367

Received: 13/01/2021

Respondent: Dronfield Civic Society

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Representation:

MM062 and 064
We are disappointed that the wording of Policy LC2 has been amended to take out the words "at least" in the requirements for affordable housing.
The amendment is made "for clarity". We would suggest there is nothing unclear about the previous wording.
We would also suggest that this change represents a weakening of the position of the Council to provide necessary affordable housing.
The wording of the Policy should revert to its original.

Full text:

MM062 and 064
We are disappointed that the wording of Policy LC2 has been amended to take out the words "at least" in the requirements for affordable housing.
The amendment is made "for clarity". We would suggest there is nothing unclear about the previous wording.
We would also suggest that this change represents a weakening of the position of the Council to provide necessary affordable housing.
The wording of the Policy should revert to its original.

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