Site Assessment Pro Formas

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Sites 474-698

Site ID: 269

269
land adjacent to Wood Farm, Wood End Rd, Kempston, MK439BD.
Housing

2.84

50

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

xx The site is more than 0.5 miles from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

+ No capacity issues

Access from north (Wood End Lane) frontage of site. There are approx. 4 bus services (2 routes) per hour stopping within 150m of the site. The site is within 500m of the start of a mostly off-road cycle route to Bedford town centre. Pedestrians: There is no footway on the side of both roads that the development would front on to. A new footway that side of the road or a pedestrian crossing to the existing footway would be needed.

Likely to require contaminated land assessment and remediation if required.

proximity to working farm is only concern

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 270

270
Land off Bedford Road, Stagsden
Housing

1.19

15-20

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

xx Development would be in flood zones 3a or 3b.

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

No traffic congestion along the A422 in the vicinity of the site and the scale of development is unlikely to have an impact. The closest bus stop is 350m south of the proposed access on Bedford Road and has hourly services for routes 41 and 830. The nearest footpath is approximately 100m to the southwest. A segregated cycle lane is located approx 150m to the northeast. A new section of footway to connect to the existing footway (located to the southwest) is required - this is feasible in terms of space available. Provision of a connection to the nearby segregated cycle route should be considered

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 271

271
Land adjacent to High View, Wick End, Stagsden
Housing

0.27

4-5

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

+ No capacity issues

Existing access may be suitable for a small number of dwellings, however it appears to pass through a private dirt road - confirmation of ownership required. No significant congestion in the vicinity of along the nearby A422. The closest bus stop is 550m south of the site, but there are no footpaths to reach it. No footpaths present along Wick End outside the site and no cycle paths in the vicinity. Provide confirmation of access arrangements. Investigation into footway connectivity

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns whilst near farm there are residentials around

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(2)Site ID: 281

281
land adjacent to Rookery Road / The Lane, Wyboston, Beds.
Housing

2.31

25

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

The site is a greenfield area located at the west side of Rookery Road in the village of Wyboston approximately 10 miles north-east of Bedford town centre. The frontage of proposed access is opposite 53 Rookery Road, an adopted and unclassified single carriageway of 30mph. The carriageway width varies but is approximately 5.0m. There is no footway immediately outside the site, however a footway of varying width between 1m – 1.6m is present on the east side of Rookery Road. There is no cycling route in the vicinity, although Rookery Road is very quiet. The closest bus stop is 350m from the site with 112 Ivel Sprinter stopping twice a day heading to St Neots / Biggleswade while the second closest 800m away serves the 905 connecting Bedford and Cambridge approximately twice per hour. The development only proposes residential use. A Transport Assessment would be needed to assess the overall impact of the developments in the area as the cumulative impact could be quite large on the local highway network. Improvement of pedestrian and cycle access would be needed - provision of a pedestrian crossing and designated cycle path.

No answers chosen.

commercial noise sources to south east

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 282

282
168 Kimbolton Road, Bedford. 0.2787ha.
Housing

0.27

4 -5

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

+ The site is within or adjoining the urban area UAB.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

0 The proposal appears to have no impact on heritage assets and their significance.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not on best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

Access E boundary / Kimbolton Road. Closest cycle route is 2.4 km+, however, Kimbolton Road and the surrounding area seem relatively safe to cycle. 1 bus per hour. Improvements to the surface of the footway and vegetation clearance.

No answers chosen.

residential area no noise sources no concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 283

283
34 Northill Rd Cople Bedford MK44 3TU
Housing

0.36

8

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

xx Protected species recorded on the site

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

++ The site is within a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

Access using existing single access onto Northill Road, but widened to become a two-way access. Traffic through Cople can be moderate at times, but the size of this development is unlikely to make a significant contribution to that. The number 74 bus to Bedford stops within 250m of the house on a mainly hourly (sometimes half-hourly) basis. There is an adequate pavement along the frontage of the site linking to the village, bus stops, pubs etc. There is no specific cycle connectivity however cycling towards the A421 via Cardington connects to a traffic-free cycle route on the edge of Bedford taking you towards the centre. Better cycle signage directing residents towards the traffic-free cycle path starting on the outskirts of Bedford would be beneficial.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 284

284
389 And Former Lidl Site 393 - 401 Bedford Road Kempston Bedford, Bedfordshire
Housing

0.58

63 C2 units

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

+ The site is within or adjoining the urban area UAB.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

N/A in UAB

No answers chosen.

+ The site is not on best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Access to the site is feasible from both Bedford Road and Manor Drive. There are three bus stops close to the site, one outside of the site in the south and the other two in a radius of 150m. The footway in Manor Drrive is around 2m and in Bedford Road around 1.8m. There is no provision for cyclists. A Transport Assessment (TA) will be required to identify the impact of traffic and for satisfactory facilities for both pedestrians and cyclists. Re-design or potential convert to signalise junction of the roundabout Bedford Road/Manor Drive/High Street suggested to mitigate the increase of traffic in the area.

No answers chosen.

main noise sources is road traffic on this site, previous applicatins have failed due to this

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 285

285
Land to the rear of Perch Heights, Carlton Road, Felmersham, Bedford MK43 7JH
Housing

1.01

14-20

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not on best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

0 The site is located within a source protection zone but the proposed use is unlikely to be a risk to water supplies.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Access onto Carlton Rd. It is not specified where on the frontage the access would be, ideally it should be towards the west of the site where the road visibility is significantly better. Traffic between Felmersham and the A6 can be moderate to busy at times, however 20 homes is unlikely to significantly change this. Bus stops in Felmersham are within 500m and have approx. 1 service per hour each direction (Rushden-Bedford). No pedestrian access and a pavement is not feasible as no other nearby footways to connect to within Felmersham. No specific cycle access but there are lots of quiet roads in the area that could be suitable for cycling, allowing access to local villages. Vehicular access should be towards the west of the northern frontage to provide better visibility at the new junction.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 286

286
Wilden High Street, to the west of Brook Farm (70) MK44 2QD
Housing

1.34

Up to 20

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

xx Protected species recorded on the site

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 289

289
Long Close (east of Brook Farm 70 High Street Wilden)
Housing

0.02

1

No answer given.

Below
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

0 The proposal appears to have no impact on heritage assets and their significance.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

Access directly onto High Street to the south or via 'Owlswick' to the east, linking to High Street. Via Owlswick would be better as it uses an existing access onto the main road, whereas a new direct access to High Street would likely be too close to the existing access for Owlswick. Wilden does have some moderate traffic around midday, but one additional house would not be expected to affect this. There is a bus stop within 600m with four daily services to Bedford and Great Barford. Pavement exists on High Street with a dropped curb to cross onto Owlswick. Adequate pedestrian access from the village to Owlswick already exists, but a small amount of work would be needed to extend it along Owlswck to the site. There are no nearby cycle routes, but there are several quiet roads which could be used for cycling into Bedford, as well as rights of way which could be used more for leisure. The vehicle access should be via Owlswick onto the High Street rather than directly onto High Street to prevent 2 junctions being too close together.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 328

328
20 Lovell Road Oakley Beds MK43 7RZ
Housing

0.58

Up to 20 dwellings

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

0 The site is located within a source protection zone but the proposed use is unlikely to be a risk to water supplies.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Access onto Parrott Close. There is relatively high congestion in Oakley so measures to encourage cycle use towards Oakley should be considered. There is a pair of bus stops at the end of Parrott Cl 150m from the site, with the number 51 bus providing a service to Bedford and Oakley every 30 minutes. A new and well-paved pavement leads directly from the site. Whilst a generally well-connected site, cycle connectivity is very poor and there is significant congestion nearby. Encouraging cycling into Oakley by designating the path on Lovell Rd as a cycle/pedestrian path could help solve both problems.

No answers chosen.

predominant concern is railway noise

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(3)Site ID: 332

332
Land at New Road / Woodpecker Close, Great Barford, Bedfordshire
Housing

3.81

100

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Vehicular access will be off New Road which presents no problems. Some moderate traffic in the area along New Road at peak times which could be worsened by the development and neighbouring proposed sites. The nearest bus stop is 400m away where the 27 bus provides 4 daily services to Bedford. However another stop approx 1km away provides a half-hourly service between Bedford and Cambridge. There is currently no pedestrian or cycle connectivity, however a connection to Woodpecker Close could provide this. There is also an access point to the Sandy-Bedford cycle track nearby, accessible via some quiet roads. Include a connection to Woodpecker Close to provide pedestrian and cycle connectivity. Better signpost the route to the nearby access point of the Sandy- Bedford cycle track.

No answers chosen.

some concern from noise from industrial at New Road

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 342

342
Land at Home Road / Gibralter Corner, Kempston. (East site)
Housing

7.00

200 (gross site area 7.2 ha)

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site location is west from the Home Road and South from the Green End Road in Kempston, around 3 miles south-west of Bedford town centre. Access to the site is feasible from Home Road. Traffic generation from the potential residential development would generate an increase in traffic movements in Home Road, Green End Road, Ridge Road and in junction Home Road/Ridge Road. The closest bust stop is approximately 330m from north the site in Ridge Road. There are no public rights of way or formal cycleways way serving the site. A Transport Assessment (TA) will be required to identify the impact of traffic in Ridge Road as well as in the Home Road/Ridge Road junction. Potential signalisation of the Home Road/Ridge Road give way junction may required. Development of the footway across Home Road in the frontage of the site required as well as creation of a pedestrian access via Ibbett Close.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 343

343
Land at Home Road / Gibraltar Corner, Kempston (West)
Housing

1.06

28

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

The site is located on the western side of Home Road at Gibraltar which is in between Kempston Church End and Wootton. The site is approximately 3.2 miles west of Bedford town centre. The proposed development will be accessed via Home Road which has a 30mph speed limit. The proposed access is approximately 225m walking distance from the nearest bus stop on Ridge Road. The footway width is 1.2m with 0.5m verge on the access side of the carriageway for a part of the site and for the rest of the site there is no public rights of way. There is no formal cycleways way serving the site. The proposal would need to ensure a footway is constructed linking the proposed access with the existing footway roughly 20m to the south in order to access public transportation facilities.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 345

345
Land at New Road, Harrold, Bedfordshire (Approx. 2.43ha)
Housing

2.41

68

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is located on New Road at Priory Farm approximately 10 miles northwest of Bedford town centre in the Village of Harrold. Two access point are available to the site, one from New Road and one for pedestrians only from the eastern side of the site to the High Street. The surface of this second access would need to be improved as part of the development. No significant congestion issues in the vicinity, however the potential development could have a moderate impact, particularly with the adajcent site 365. The closest bus stop is 100m east of the site in High Street. There are no footways outside the site in New Road, though there are good footways along High Street and cycling is possible by using the road surface. A Transport Assessment will be required to identify the impact on surrounding transport networks, including examining cumulative impacts of this site and the adjacent 365. Improved bus transport service with regular frequency. The proposal will require a road to adoptable standards for both sites in accordance with Bedford Borough Council's highway standards in terms of accommodating the carriageway/footway widths and the required radius kerbs. Consider marking on-street cycle lanes. The proposed pedestrian access should be improved and a minimum of 2.0m in width to link with the existing footway on High Street.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 348

348
Land lying to the South of Bedford Road, Roxton.
Housing

1.70

68

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Access to the site is feasible from Bedford Road and High Street road. There is ditch outside of the site and any access to it would need to take this into account. The proposal is not expected to have a significant impact on the overall highway network. However this section of (Old) Bedford Road and the use of the site will be intensified in comparison to existing use. The nearest bus stops with bus shelter present are located on Bedford Road opposite the junction with Park Road approximately 500m from the site. There is, in Bedford Road, a shared footway/cycleway of approximately 1.0-1.4m in width with verges either side of the shared facility. In view of the current national speed limit along (Old) Bedford Road, Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) will apply in respect of determining the visibility splays and the Stopping Sight Distance (SSD). If separate accesses are proposed for each property then as well as the required vehicular sight lines subject of a speed survey, pedestrian visibility splays of 1.8m x 1.8m are also required at the back of the highway boundary on both sides of each access. Bedford Road forms part of the National Cycle Network Route 12 and links with National Cycle Network Route 51 to the south through Great Barford. Hence there is scope to widen the existing 1m shared footway/cycleway along Bedford Road and also outside the site.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 351

351
Land north of School Lane, Roxton. Gross Site Area: 1.55ha
Housing

1.53

43

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

++ The site is within a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The access to the site is proposed between the west side of boundary with no. 15 School Lane and the open space on the west side. The nearest presence of bus stops with bus shelters are located on Bedford Road opposite the junction with Park Road approximately 485m west of the site. The carriageway width of School Lane at this section is approximately 5.6m and immediately outside the site there is a footway of width of 1.8m with grass verges to the east. On the opposite side of site there is also a footway of 1.8m in width. There is no provision for cyclists Although the speed limit on School Lane is 30mph, it is a classified road; therefore the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) will apply in respect of determining the visibility splays and the Stopping Sight Distance (SSD). The proposal will also require a road to adoptable standards in which case the geometry of the design of the road need to be in accordance with Bedford Borough Council’s(BBC’s) highway standards and must be accommodated within the curtilage of the site boundary. The parameters of the adoptable road include widths of carriageway/footways and also radius kerbs of the required junction. There is a scope to introduce a public transport provision for a bus service or an extension to an existing bus service through Park Road and School Lane to ensure that the walking distance to a bus stop is less than 400m in distance. A TA will be required to identify the impact of traffic on the highway and it will introduce improvements for sustainable measures for pedestrians, cyclists and for public transport.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Majority of the site falls in MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 353

353
Land at Pavenham Road / Town Lot Lane, Felmersham
Housing

1.85

50

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

0 The site is located within a source protection zone but the proposed use is unlikely to be a risk to water supplies.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

The site is located west of Pavenham Road in the village of Felmersham approximately 7 miles northwest of Bedford town centre and just below the River Great Ouse. Access to the site is feasible from Pavenham Road via an upgrade of the access track. No traffic data in the vicinity however the proposed development is unlikely to cause significant issues. The closest bus stop is on The High Road approximately 300m from the site. There are no footways or cycle paths along the frontage of the site. Cycling is possible only by using Pavenham Road. Pedestrian mitigation likely not feasible given the distance from any other footways and narrowness of Pavenham Road north of the site.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(2)Site ID: 355

355
Land at Roxton Road, Great Barford, Bedfordshire. Gross site area: 4.067 ha.
Housing

3.99

113

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

xx Protected species recorded on the site

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

x The majority of the site is within flood zone 2.

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Access directly onto Roxton Road, some moderate traffic in the area at peak times which could be worsened by the development. There are a pair of bus stops within 250m where the 905 bus provides a half-hourly service between Bedford and Cambridge. There is a pavement running along the Roxton Road frontage of the site which can easily provide pedestrian accessibility, there is is a pedestrian crossing on Roxton Rd outside the site. There is a shared pedestrian/cycle path approx 500m further up Roxton Road which forms a route to St Neots - there is also access to the Sandy-Bedford cycle track nearby. Better signpost the route to the nearby access point of the Sandy-Bedford cycle track. Consider extending the shared cycle/pedestrian path on Roxton Rd so that it links with the site.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

Does not pose risk

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 359

359
Land on the east side of River Lane, Milton Ernest, Bedford. Gross Site Area: 4.169 ha.
Housing

4.06

60 (taking account of flood zone)

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

? Part of a site is within flood zone 2 or 3 but the area proposed for development is in flood zone 1.

? Potential access requiring mitigation

+ No capacity issues

See also site 530. Access is proposed via Parkside. This should be suitable however it would be best to implement a priority junction for what would then be a spur of Parkside. No significant traffic congestion in the area, and this development is unlikely to have anymore than a moderate impact. There are bus stops approximatly 100m away where the number 50 bus provides a roughly hourly service between Bedford and Rushden. There is a pavement on Parkside which should be continued onto the site, however it currently lacks a dropped kerb at a crossing point. There is a shared cycle/pedestrian path alongside the A6 approx 100m away towards Clapham. Implement a priority junction on Parkside as existing to allow uninterrupted traffic flow between Radwell Road and the site. Continue the existing pavement into the site and include dropped kerbs.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns beyond southern agricultural which would not be insurmountable

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 362

362
Land on the north side of Grange Lane, Bromham. Gross Site Area: 0.724 ha.
Housing

0.72

20

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not on best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

0 The site is located within a source protection zone but the proposed use is unlikely to be a risk to water supplies.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

This site is a small part of site 1228. The site is located north of Northampton Road and Grange Lane in the Bromham area approximately 3.5 miles west of Bedford town centre. Access to the site is feasible via Grange Lane without issues. No traffic data available in the immediate vicinity, however the proposal could cause some issues on Grange Lane as well as at the junctions of Northampton Road/Grange Lane and Grange Lane/Springfield Drive. The closest bus stop is 180m east of the site in Springfield Drive and another one 350m west of the site on Northampton Road. Shared cycle path/footway directly from the southwest of the site. Assessment required of the impact of the development on the junctions of Northampton Road/Grange Lane and Grange Lane/Springfield Drive for potential traffic increase.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 364

364
Peach Tree Cottage West End Little Staughton North Bedfordshire MK44 2BP
Housing

0.64

C3 16 - 20 plus Houses

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

No answers chosen.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

The site is located on the north side of a road to the west of Colmworth Road, west of the village of Little Staughton approximately 10 miles north of Bedford town centre. The site entrance provides easy access into the development and away from the main house. The Site is fully enclosed and does not obstruct the view from other peoples property or the site lines. The closest bus stop is 450m east of the site on Grays Grove Road. However, there are no footways serving the site or anywhere in the vicinity. Cycling is possible only on-road. Size of development unlikely warrants required footpath mitigation. Consider marking on-street cycle lanes.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 365

365
Mansion lane Harrold MK43 7BN
Housing

0.39

To be ascertained through council guidance. Looking to sell to developer.

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is located on Mansion Lane approximately 10 miles north-west of Bedford town centre in the Village of Harrold. Two access points are available to the site, one from Mansion Lane and one for pedestrians only from the southwestern corner of the site to the High Street. Mansion Lane access likely to be ok for a small number of homes. No significant congestion issues in the vicinity, however the potential development could have a moderate impact, particularly with the adjacent site 345. The closest bus stop is 100m south of the site in High Street. There are no footways outside the site in Mansion Lane and cycling is possible by using the road surface. A Transport Assessment will be required to examine cumulative impacts of this site and the adjacent 345. Improved bus transport service with regular frequency. Consider marking on-street cycle lanes.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 366

366
10 Great North Road, Chawston, Beds MK44 3BE. See previous Call for Sites Site No. 483
Employment

34.07

No answer given.

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

xx Development would be in flood zones 3a or 3b.

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site can at present only be reached from the A1 Great North Road southbound carriageway. There may be safety concerns regarding the proposed access point onto a busy dual carriageway. There is a Highways England scheme to improve the A428 between Black Cat and Caxton Gibbet that will affect the current site, and it appears future site access will instead be onto a new 'service road' as opposed to directly onto the A1. There appears to be no bus stop facilities in the near vicinity of the site. The site lacks accessibility to footways and there is no provision for cyclists in the immediate vicinity. The roundabout would require traffic modelling with all developments included in order to ascertain whether it has the capacity for further loading of traffic generated by the development. The new adoptable roads must be designed to commercial specification as for an industrial road. There appear to be no bus stop facilities in the near vicinity of the site, however Bedford Road is a bus route and this service should be considered for extension into the site to provide good accessibility for public transport. There is no provision for cyclists, and given the scale of development then consideration for satisfactory facilities for cyclists should be given and identified in the TA, however opportunities may be limited.

No answers chosen.

road noise from A1

Area of mineral working about to be restored consists of lakes and lower land areas adjacent to river.

No answers chosen.

Part of the site falls within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(5)Site ID: 369

369
127 Cotton End Road, Wilstead, Bedford, Beds, MK45 3DD
Housing

0.37

4 or 5

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

The site is located at the property no. 127 Cotton End Road (North side) between the junctions of Chapel Lane and Northwood Lane. Cotton End Road is a single carriageway road with footways of approximately 1.2m in width on either side at this location and carriageway width of approximately 5.5m. The existing vehicle access is suitable for up to 5 dwellings. Cotton End Road and the surrounding area have moderate/high traffic congestion during peak hours. The current eastbound and westbound bus service to Wilstead operating Monday to Saturday (exc Bank holidays) is no. 44 by Grant Palmer Limited. In addition, Stagecoach also operates no. 81 between Bedford, Elstow, Clophill, Silsoe, Barton-le-Clay and Luton. There is also limited Sunday service in operation for both services. There is no provision for cyclists, however given the 30mph speed limit and built environment with frontages on-road cycling is possible. The footways on either side of Cotton End Road are 1.2m approximate in width and verge at the rear of footway. This would need to be upgraded to at least 1.8m given that there will be an increase in pedestrian activity.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 370

370
57 Wood Lane Cotton End Bedford Mk45 3 AP
Housing

1.71

35/50

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

+ No capacity issues

Similar comments as for site 20. Access via a new access point onto Wood Lane. No traffic congestion in the area. There are bus stops within 300m where the 9A and 9B buses combined give a service to both Bedford and Hitchin approx. every 30 minutes. Both potential access points have adequate pedestrian access. There is a shared pedestrian/cycle path towards Bedford on High Road 200m from the site. Extend the shared cycling/pedestrian path along the pavement on Wood Lane and Manor Way to directly connect to the site. Provide pedestrian access at all proposed access points.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(2)Site ID: 371

371
Land Adjacent To Wootton Upper School And Arts College, Hall End Road, Wootton, Bedfordshire
Housing

6.51

81

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is a Greenfield site and located in the village of Wootton approximately 6 miles south-west of Bedford town centre. The sites proposed access is along Hall End Road and is reportedly considered acceptable by BBC highways through application 19/00894/MAO. There is moderate traffic congestion along Hall End Road and the development could worsen this. The nearest bus stop is located 550m away on Cause End Road. Acceptable footway is located on the opposite side of Hall End Road and it is also considered a bicycle friendly route. Provide crossing to the footway on the opposite side of Hall End Road. A Transport Assessment would be required to assess the impact of this scale of development on the local highway network.

No answers chosen.

school to be considered

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 372

372
From 50 to and including 90 Bedford Road, Stagsden, Bedford, MK43 8TP and former builders yard premises.
Housing

0.89

27

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

No answers chosen.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

xx Development would be in flood zones 3a or 3b.

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

The developer proposes a new access cul-de-sac and a shared access drive from Wick End, which is very narrow and with no footways - however, vehicle access appears feasible. No traffic congestion along the A422 in the vicinity of the site and the scale of development is unlikely to have an impact. The closest bus stop is just outside the site with hourly services for routes 41 and 830. There is a footway present outside the site, however this requires partial clearing. Nearest segregated cycle path is 500m to the northeast. A secondary pedestrian access should be provided on the Bedford Road perimeter, where there is an existing footway. This footway should be cleared to ensure it is the required width. Provide on street signed connectivity to existing segregated cycle path.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 398

398
Land at Colesden Road, Chawston, Bedfordshire.
Housing

1.36

12

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

xx The site is more than 0.5 miles from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

The site is currently likely greenfield as is much of the surrounding area. The development only proposes residential use. 4 access points are indicated, onto Colesden Road, which is a narrow two-way single carriageway with 40 mph speed limit. There are no footpaths or cycle paths along the road and no opportunities to connect to other footpaths nearby. The closest bus stop is on Colesdon Road with the 112 running twice per day. There is no potential to link to other footpaths in the surrounding area likely to be feasible, given the scale of the proposed development. Cycle connectivity to Colesdon Rd which is classed as cycle friendly suggested.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 399

399
Adjacent to Thurleigh Road, Milton Ernest
Housing

3.79

10-25 in line with the needs of the village

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

xx The proposal has the potential to cause very high harm (which may reach the level of substantial harm) to a heritage asset. Development with this level of impact will be removed from further consideration unless it can be demonstrated that the harm can be avoided, mitigated or outweighed by substantial public benefits.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

The site is located on the south side of Thurleigh Road in the village of Milton Ernest approximately 5 miles north of Bedford town centre. Access to the site is feasible from the northeast corner of the site from Thurleigh Road. There is no significant traffic in the area. The closest bus stop is 650m west from the site on Rushden Road. There are six bus routes in the area, 22, 50, 825, 828, 830 and VL14. There is no footway serving the site and cycling is possible only on-road. A Transport Assessment would be required to identify the impact of traffic in the network and satisfactory facilities for both pedestrians and cyclists. Consider marking on-street cycle lanes.

No answers chosen.

twinwoods business park may be a source of noise

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 406

406
The Old Chapel House, Riseley Road, Keysoe, Bedfordshire MK44 2HT
Housing

0.66

4

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

++ The site is within a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

Access from Riseley Road. No specific footway or cycle connectivity but the rural location reasonably allows for cycling on most local roads. Bus stop east on B660 served by route 28A. Scale of development unlikely warrants cost of mitigations/improvements

No answers chosen.

no noise issues

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 412

412
108 Milton Road, Clapham, Bedford, Mk41 6AS
Housing

0.33

10 new homes

New space circa 1600 square meters

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Access will be as existing, however for this size of development it will need to be widened and paved. Little traffic in the area and a development of this size is likely to make a difference, however in conjunction with other neighbouring ones may contribute to congestion. There is a bus stop 50m away where the number 50 bus provides an hourly service to Bedford. There is a pavement directly outside the site. There is no cycle connectivity however the pavement on Milton Road is wide and well paved so could easily become a shared path. A Transport Assessment is required to assess cumulative impacts of this site and others proposed in the vicinity. Widen existing access point to make it more suitable for a development of this size. Suggest upgrading the pavement on Milton Road to a shared path.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns twinwoods health centre possibly a source but not irresolveable

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(2)Site ID: 413

413
65A Renhold Road Wilden Bedford MK44 2PX
Housing

0.86

8

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

0 The proposal appears to have no impact on heritage assets and their significance.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

xx The site is more than 0.5 miles from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

The site is located on the south side of Renhold Road in Wilden area approximately 4.5 miles northeast of Bedford town centre. Access to the site is feasible via the extant access to the north of the site, leading to Renhold Road. There is no significant traffic congestion in the area. There is a bus stop on the other side of the road approximately 70m east from the site entrance. There is a green verge in the frontage of the site, but there is no formal footway. Cycling is feasible on-road. A footway and crossing facilities for pedestrians required to allow for safe access to the bus stop on the other side of Renhold road.

No answers chosen.

would consider eastern use

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 414

414
31 Hall End Road, Wootton
Housing

0.84

15

15000 sq ft

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is located in the outskirts of Wootton. Access is only feasible from Hall End Road, for all users. Hall End Road at this point is very narrow (~6m wide) which might cause some vehicle access issues. At the site, the developer adopted highway frontage of about 50m to mitigate this. There is no footpath in the vicinity, not much open space on the side of the road next to the development. Hall End Road is a quiet, bicycle-friendly road. There are no designated cycle routes in the vicinity. The closest bus stop is 200m away, used by bus 68 to Bedford twice per day and a bus 53 bus stop to Bedford, 1.1km away and travelling approximately 3 times per hour. On-road cycle route could be signed although the route might be too narrow. There is space on the opposite side of the road where potentially a cycle route or a footpath could be constructed linking to footpaths to the north and south on Hall End Road. The cost of this might be prohibitive.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 415

415
Plot 1 North Lodge Farm Goosey Lodge Wymington Northants NN10 9LU
Housing

2.08

To be confirmed

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

xx The site is more than 0.5 miles from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Current access passes through existing industrial estate from Wymington Lane to the West. If Goosey Lodge Estate access is used, access would require minimal work. However, if the site requires vehicle access North to Bedford Road (A6), more changes to the highway are required. Moderate traffic peaks occur at lunchtimes and PM, scale of development not known to comment on impact. There are no footways in the surrounding area. The stretch of the A6 to the north has a footway on its southern side. The closest bus stop is 650m North of the site close to the crossing between Wymington Lane and A6. While there are no official cycling routes in the area, the rural landscape contains unofficial paths through the fields which could be improved to provide a link to the A6.

No answers chosen.

noise and odour from Goosey Lodge

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 416

416
Green End Farm Little Staughton Bedford MK44 2BU
Housing

0.85

17

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

Access onto Green End, light traffic in the area. 4 bus services per day to Bedford from a stop approx 50m from the site. There is a narrow but good quality pavement on Green End opposite the site, but a pedestrian crossing would be needed to access it from the site. No specific cycle connectivity but there are several quiet roads and bike-friendly rights of way in the area. Pedestrian crossing on Green End connecting the site to the pavement on the opposite side of Green End.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 423

423
Land adjacent to Herdsman Cottage site 1
Housing

1.23

To be determined by planning

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

+ No capacity issues

Access via currently unpaved track onto Coplowe Lane, a single track road. No significant traffic in the area. Bus stops are approx. 700m from the site, but there are only three buses per day and no footpath between the site and the bus stop. There is no footway access to the site and construction of a path to Bletsoe is no possible without very large investment and construction work to widen Coplowe Lane, including significant earthworks and plant removal. Coplowe Lane is very narrow and would require additional passing places to cater for the added traffic. Pedestrian and cycle access to the site is not feasible due to the width of the road between the site and Bletsoe village/bus stop

No answers chosen.

no noise issues

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 424

424
Land adjacent to Herdsman Cottage site 2
Housing

2.39

To be determined by planning

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

+ No capacity issues

Access is from Coplowe Lane frontage of site. Although there is no significant traffic in the area, Coplowe Lane is very narrow and unlikely to properly support additional traffic without the installation of additional passing places as a minimum. A bus stop is 300m from the site, but there are only 3 services per day and no path to the stop. Due to the width of Coplowe Lane, the addition of pedestrian and cycle links is not feasible without large-scale, expensive engineering works. Coplowe Lane would require additional passing places to cater for added traffic. Pedestrian and cycle access is not feasible due to the width of the road between the site and Bletsoe village/bus stop.

No answers chosen.

no noise issues

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 425

425
Swan Works Box End Road Bromham Beds, MK43 8LT
Housing

No answer given.

8

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

0 The proposal appears to have no impact on heritage assets and their significance.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

No answers chosen.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

0 The site is located within a source protection zone but the proposed use is unlikely to be a risk to water supplies.

xx Development would be in flood zones 3a or 3b.

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Mo objections subject to provision of: - access to acceptable standards including visibility splays - improvements to pedestrian route into Bromham - testing of Box End Rd / Bromham bypass slip road junction

Likely to require contaminated land assessment and remediation if required.

adjacent site would need to be considered

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 426

426
Swan Works Box End Road Bromham Beds, MK43 8LT
Housing

4.09

105

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

0 The site is located within a source protection zone but the proposed use is unlikely to be a risk to water supplies.

xx Development would be in flood zones 3a or 3b.

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

The site located in Box End Road in Bromham, approximately 3.8 miles from the Bedford city centre. The proposed development will be accessed via Box End Road which has a 30mph speed limit. The closest bus stop located in the north of the site, around 450m away. There is a footway of 1m on Box End Road, but there is not any the formal cycleways way serving the site. A Transport Assessment (TA) will be required to identify the impact of traffic and for satisfactory facilities for both pedestrians and cyclists. Given the proposal, a road to adoptable standards is required in accordance with Bedford Borough Council's highway standards. Demolition of the current properties on the site will be needed.

No answers chosen.

adjacent site would need to be considered

No answer given.

Does not pose risk

No answers chosen.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 428

428
Land adjacent to 156 High Street Riseley Bedford MK441DR
Housing

0.69

7 retirement bungalows

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

xx Protected species recorded on the site

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

The site is located on the east side of High Street in the village of Riseley, approximately 10.3 miles north of Bedford town centre. Access to the site is feasible via High Street via the southwest corner of the site. The High Street has moderate traffic congestion. The nearest bus stop is located approximately 50m south from the site entrance. There is no footway directly serving the site however there is a 1.5m footway on the other side of High Street. Cycling is possible on-road. An informal crossing point on High St to tie into the existing footway opposite the front of the site.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 429

429
Meadow House Norfolk Road TURVEY Beds MK438DU
Housing

2.88

25

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

+ No capacity issues

The development is located on agricultural land in the north east part of the village of Turvey. Access is indicated to be provided via Norfolk Road, a single carriageway of about 4m width. The appropiateness of this access will need to be confirmed. No traffic data is available for Norfolk Rd, however Bedford Rd to the south does not appear to be congested. There is a medium quality, slightly narrow footpath on both sides of the road. There are no cycle paths in the vicinity but Norfolk road is a quiet residential road. The closest bus stop is about 350m from the site serving bus route 41 which connects to Bedford/Northampton once per hour. Confirm vehicle access is possible in marked location. The quality of the footpath could be improved. Widening would also be useful as it does not appear to be 2m or over. IT is noted that this may not be feasible due to the width of the road. On the opposite side there is a fair amount of grassy area that could be used to widen the pavement

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(3)Site ID: 430

430
The Close High Street Swineshead Bedford MK44 2AA
Housing

0.39

4

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Vehicle access to High St could be provided with minimal works. High St and the surrounding areas have some moderate congestion peaks and occasionally severe congestion 500m West of the site. The closest bus stop is adjacent to the site, with bus route 28, VL13 and VL14, low levels of service. The closest cycle route is more than 3km to the East, in Wood End. The road is narrow with a footway on one side, which is <1m wide. Going West from the site, there is no room for expansion on either side of the road. Going in the East direction there is room for the footway to be made wider than 2m, allowing for prams and wheelchairs. Alternatively, this could become a cycle or shared cycle-friendly path.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 431

431
Land to the north of Top End, Renhold, Bedfordshire, MK41 0LS.
Housing

3.94

25

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is located north of Top End Road in the village of Renhold approximately 5.5 miles northeast of Bedford town centre. Access to the site will be from Top End Road. Some moderate traffic along Top End Road, however traffic generation from the potential development would likely not cause significant issues. The nearest bus stops are south on Top End Road approximately 200m in distance. Most of the frontage of the site has footway of 1m and cycling is possible only by using the road. Improve footways along site frontage for pedestrians and consider marking onstreet cycle lanes along Top End Road.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 432

432
Land off Elstow Road Bedford (Approx. 0.3 ha)
Housing

0.29

14

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

+ The site is within or adjoining the urban area UAB.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

0 The proposal appears to have no impact on heritage assets and their significance.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

N/A in UAB

No answers chosen.

+ The site is not on best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

x Serious access constraint wider impacts

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Access is proposed via an existing private road linking to Elstow Road. This private road would need to be widened, repaved, have a pavement installed and no longer be used by the neighbouring car hire centre as parking for it to be feasible. Moderate traffic congestion in the area. Bus stops 100m away provide four services per hour into the centre of Bedford, and less frequent services to Hitchin, Luton and Shortstown. There is currently no pedestrian access so a pavement will have to be included with the proposed access road.The Bedford- Sandy cycle path has an access point approx. 800m from the site, accessible via mostly quiet residential roads. The private road linking to Elstow Road would need to be widened, repaved, include a pavement and not be used for parking for this site to be feasible. This probably is possible but would be very difficult.

Likely to require contaminated land assessment and remediation if required.

noise from nearby depot

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 433

433
Land off Wood Lane, Cotton End, Bedford MK45 3AP.
Housing

0.78

20

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

+ No capacity issues

Access onto Wood Lane. A small section (approx 50m) of Wood Lane would need to be widened and have pavements installed to adequately serve the development. There is no traffic congestion in the area. There are bus stops within 800m which provide a service between Bedford and Hitchin approx. every 30 minutes. There is no pavement on Wood Lane at the site entrance, however there is space to implement one and connect to the existing pavement further down Wood Lane. There is a shared pedestrian/cycle path on High Road approx. 500m away. Extend the existing pavement on Wood Lane further along to reach the site entrance. Extend the shared pedestrian/cycle path on High Road along Wood Lane to directly connect to the site.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(3)Site ID: 435

435
Thurleigh Farm Centre Cross End Thurleigh Bedfordshire MK44 2EE
Housing

1.56

9-11

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

xx The site is more than 0.5 miles from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

+ All or a majority of the site is previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

The site is located north of Cross End Road in the village of Thurleigh approximately 8 miles north of Bedford town centre. There is an existing vehicular access from Cross End which would be suitable for the development. No significant congestion in the vicinity and the proposal would not cause significant problems. The nearest bus stop is located 750m west from the site on Cross End Road. There are no footways serving the site and mitigation to connect to nearby footways is not feasible given distance and number of dwellings proposed. Also no cycle access, and Cross End does not appear to be cycle friendly. Footway connectivity not feasible given the scale of the development and the distance from other footways.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 436

436
Technology House 239 Ampthill Road Bedford MK42 9QQ
Housing

3.07

250+

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

+ The site is within or adjoining the urban area UAB.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

N/A in UAB

+ All or a majority of the site is previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not on best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

There are two existing access points onto Ampthill Road which have previously been used for a large office car park, so will be suitable for this number of homes. There is moderate traffic congestion in the area, however given the sites previous use, the repurposing to residential is unlikely to have any significant impact. There are bus stops approximatly 100m eithier side of the site where there are three services per hour of the number 3 bus, in addition to less frequent services of the number 42, 68 and 44 buses. There is a wide, wellpaved footpath directly outside the site accessible via both access points. There is a bus lane directly outside the site which is also signed for use by cyclists. Pedestrian access as existing is good, however it would be ideal if a new pedestrian access were created in the centre of the site.

Likely to require contaminated land assessment and remediation if required.

concerns include rail noise, commercial activity to north including supermarket and EMR

No answer given.

Does not pose risk

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 441

441
Bromham Grange Northampton Road Bromham MK43 8PB
Housing

0.40

6

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not on best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

0 The site is located within a source protection zone but the proposed use is unlikely to be a risk to water supplies.

xx Development would be in flood zones 3a or 3b.

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

Access from Northampton Road. Footways serve the site but are overgrown and need improvements, including a shared cycle and footway opposite the site. Bus stops in close proximity. Some congestion within Bromham but scale of development would not exacerbate significantly. Clear footway on southern side of Northampton Road or provide crossing to northern footway which is in better condition.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(2)Site ID: 442

442
Land at back of post office Church End Thurleigh Bedford Title No BD224855
Housing

4.18

Not known but in excess 25

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

The site is located on the west side of Mill Hill in the village of Thurleigh, approximately 5.3 miles north of Bedford town centre. The access point is located to the south of Mill Hill. There is no significant traffic congestion in the vicinity. The nearest bus stop is located approximately 100m from the site entrance, on High Street. There is no formal footway along the site frontage, however a connection could be provided to the footway opposite in the NE, which may also need widening. Cycling is only possible using quiet roads in the vicinity. Provide a crossing for pedestrians to reach the opposite footway and the bus stop. Consider marking on-street cycle lanes through Thurleigh.

No answers chosen.

consider palmer motorsport

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 443

443
The Polhill Arms 265 Wilden Road Salph End Renhold Beds. MK41 0JP
Housing

0.16

40 to 45

No answer given.

Below
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

xx Protected species recorded on the site

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

0 The proposal appears to have no impact on heritage assets and their significance.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is located south of Wilden Road in the village of Renhold approximately 5.5 miles northeast of Bedford town centre. Access to the site is feasible from Wilden Road. Traffic generation from the potential development may have a moderate impact on Wilden Road as well as to the junction of Wilden Road/Brickfield Road. The closest bus stops are within a radius of 450m, one in Hookhams Lane and one in Church End Road. The frontage of the site has a footway of 1m and cycling is possible only by using the road. Improve footway provision along site frontage for pedestrians and consider marking on-street cycle lanes along Wilden Road.

Likely to require contaminated land assessment and remediation if required.

would need to consider PH noise

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 444

444
Land at Oakcroft Stagsden Bedford MK43 8SF
Housing

1.91

48

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

x Serious access constraint wider impacts

+ No capacity issues

Existing access to the site is via Oakcroft, however this access is likely not sufficient for the number of dwellings proposed. No significant congestion in the vicinity of the site along the nearby A422, however data for High Street is not available. The closest bus stop is 200m away on High Street, with footways on both High Street and Oakcroft leading to it. The bus stop in question has hourly services for routes 41 and 830. There are no designated bicycle lanes or cycling friendly roads in the site's proximity, however cycling is possible using the road surface. Determine whether vehicle access constraints can be overcome or an alternative access location can be provided.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(3)Site ID: 445

445
LAND AT STAGSDEN ROAD (SOUTH), BROMHAM WEST OF A428
Housing

2.73

40

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

xx Protected species recorded on the site

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

xx Development would be in flood zones 3a or 3b.

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Vehicle accessibility requires entrance to site on A422. Moderate traffic peaks on Stagsden road by the roundabout. Closest bus stop 470m East of site on Stagsden road, bus stop providing on route 41, 830, A2 and G provinding overall 1+ bus per hour. A shared footway/cycleway opposite the site on the A422 provides accessibility. Width is limited though, lower than 2m. Providing footways on the site side of the A422 or A428 and crossings to tie into existing provision, widening of the existing pedestrian footways could be possible. Improvements to existing shared footways around the A428/A422 roundabout.

No answers chosen.

only consideration is road noise

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 446

446
18A The Lane, Wyboston, Bedford, MK44 3AP
All other types

2.42

60

2 Hectares

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Currently a storage and business site, adjacent to the A1 (dual carriageway) with site access onto The Lane. The development proposes residential and employment use. The width of The Lane at this section is varied and approximately 5.6m and good quality footway is present on the opposite side of site albeit is less than the standard minimum of 2m in width. There is no cycle lane or quietway in the vicinity and although the roads in the area are generally low traffic, The Lane sometimes sees some congestion due to it's connection to the A1. The closest bus stop is approximately 200m from the site with 905 connecting Cambridge and Bedford stopping twice per hour and monthly W9 and W10 services. A Transport Assessment would be needed to assess the overall impact of the developments in the area as the cumulative impact could be quite large on the local highway network. Improvement of pedestrian and cycle access would be needed - provision of designated cycle path and potentially widening of the footpath

No answers chosen.

noise fom A1

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 447

447
Land at Wootton Park Farm Hall End Road Wootton Bedfordshire MK43 9HT
Housing

17.24

430-515 houses @ 25-30 dph.

Type and size of the employment facilities could be determined to meet local need.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

x Serious capacity constraint

The site proposes three accesses, via existing road to the north of the site on the western boundary of Wootton Upper School to Hall End Road, via adjoining land to the east to Cranfield Road and via an access to the north east of the site which provides access to Church Row and Jenkyn Road. This provides good access, however, the site is likely to generate a large amount of traffic, which, along with significant traffic already generated by the school, could cause congestion and safety issues on the existing road network. Hall End Road / Church Road and Cranfield Road are both on a bicyclefriendly route, but there are no designated cycle lanes. There are no footpaths on the short access roads that would connect the new development and Hall End Road and Church Road, but are footpaths on the other side of Hall End Road / Church Road and Cranfield Road. A Transport Assessment would be required to understand the impact on the local highway network as together with the other nearby sites in the vicinity, significant traffic generation can be expected. On the access roads directly off Hall End Road and Church Road, footpaths should be added with crossing facilities on Hall End Road / Church Road and Cranfield Road.

No answers chosen.

school to the north would need to be considered

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 448

448
Land to the rear of 6 Grange Court Bromham Bedford MK43 8PF
Housing

0.26

c5

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not on best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

0 The site is located within a source protection zone but the proposed use is unlikely to be a risk to water supplies.

xx Development would be in flood zones 3a or 3b.

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

Located just west of Site 441 - comments related to both sites. Access from Northampton Road. Footways serve the site but are overgrown and need improvements, including a shared cycle and footway opposite the site. Bus stops in close proximity. Some congestion within Bromham but scale of development would not exacerbate significantly. Clear footway on southern side of Northampton Road or provide crossing to northern footway which is in better condition.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 449

449
Land off Molivers Lane Bromham Bedfordshire MK43 8LE
Housing

20.96

Approx 250. This site is available in parts if a smaller site is required or as part of a phased development.

The type and size of the employment facilities could be determined to meet local need.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not on best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

0 The site is located within a source protection zone but the proposed use is unlikely to be a risk to water supplies.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is located north of Northampton Road and Chestnut Avenue in the Bromham area approximately 3.5 miles west of Bedford town centre. The existing access to the site is to the southeast of the site which provides access to Molivers Lane, with a secondary potential access from Northampton Road. The scale of the development could cause cause significant traffic generation, however there is no current traffic data available for nearby roads. The closest bus stop is located approximately 400m east of the site on Springfield Drive. There is no footway and no formal cycle track on the approach to the site, however Molivers Lane has footways on both sides, and nearby roads are quiet and conducive to cycling. There is the potential for further access to be provided through adjoining agricultural land to the south of the site. A Transport Assessment would be needed to assess the impact of the development on the highway network. Construction of footways/pedestrian access to link to existing facilities would be required.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Entire site falls within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 450

450
Former PoW Camp The Baulk Clapham Bedford MK41 6AA
Housing

1.69

Approx 32 dwellings. This site is available in parts if a smaller site is required or as part of a phased development.

The type and size of the employment facilities could be determined to meet local need.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

xx The site is more than 0.5 miles from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

No answers chosen.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

x Serious access constraint wider impacts

+ No capacity issues

Access is proposed onto The Baulk, however this is a PRoW with no right of way for vehicular traffic, not a highway. No traffic in the area. There is a bus stop just over 1km away however it has very irregular services. The only pedestrian access is The Baulk, a PRoW - however if this is used for vehicular access as proposed then there would then be no pedestrian access. There is no specific cycle connectivity however there are several paved PRoWs in the area which would be suitable for cycling. The Baulk is poorly surfaced and currently has no right of way for vehicular traffic. For this development to be feasible, The Baulk would need to become an adopted public highway with assoicated improvements in paving, width and maintenance. However even if this were possible, it would then remove the only pedestrian access available. The extent of the works required would be very large and require consultation with the council and highway authorities.

Likely to require contaminated land assessment and remediation if required.

some industrial activity immediately to the south east of the site

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 451

451
Prospect Place Odell Road Sharnbrook Bedford MK44 1JL
Housing

0.28

5

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

Access is proposed off Odell Road, which should not be an issue. No significant congestion of note in the vicinity, and nothing a development of this scale would impact. Suitable footway on the opposite side of the road and wide verge on the site's side which could easily accommodate one. No designated cycle routes nearby, however the road is wide and suitable for cycling. Nearest bus stop is 130m to the northeast, with services roughly half hourly. Provide footway or shared footway/cycle path along the site's frontage. Alternatively mark on-street cycle lanes and provide crossing to footpath opposite for pedestrians.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 452

452
Land at Chapel Farm Church Road Colmworth Bedford MK44 2JX
Housing

3.65

52

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

Access onto Church Road with a new access point. No traffic in the area. Bus stops within 100m of the site but only approx. 4 services per day per direction. Also no indication 'on the ground' that bus stops exist (only shown on maps), these should have signs at the very least. Pavement exists on Church Road but is <1m wide. No cycle connectivity but there are some gravel PRoWs in the area which combined with quiet roads makes cycling to St Neots possible. Widen pavement along frontage of the site. Give a visible marker of the bus stops on Church Road, e.g. a sign on the lamp post.

No answers chosen.

commercial activity to the North of the site may have an impact on development

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 453

453
Land at Chawston Lane, Chawston, Bedfordshire, MK44 3BH (see location plan)
Employment

8.26

No answer given.

Up to 6000 square metres

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

x The majority of the site is within flood zone 2.

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is currently greenfield and employment, while the proposal aims to convert it to employment only. The site would be accessed from Chawston Lane to the North, a one lane single carriageway with no footpath or verges on either side of the road. Depending on the type of employment proposed, the small width of the road could become an issue. Chawston Lane currently connects to the A1 approximately 150m East of the site entrance. However, as part of a scheme from Highways England to improve the A428 between Black Cat and Caxton Gibbet, this junction will be closed off and a new link road connected to the A1 providing a new safer access via Roxton Rd roundabout. There are a number of dirt paths through the fields, suitable for cycling, in the vicinity. The closest bus stop is 500m from the site with 112 Ivel Sprinter stopping twice a day heading to St Neots / Biggleswade while the second closest 1km away serves the 905 connecting Bedford and Cambridge approximately twice per hour. A Transport Asssessment would be needed to assess the impact of the development on the local highway network. Improvement of pedestrian and cycle access would be needed - provision of a footpath and designated cycle path.

No answers chosen.

employment use may impact on resiential amenity

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 454

454
Land opposite College Cottages, Kimbolton Road, Pertenhall, MK44 2AZ
Housing

0.20

3

No answer given.

Below
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

xx The site is more than 0.5 miles from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

Access east onto Kimbolton Rd. No traffic in the area. There is a bus stop 500m away but it is not clearly marked, only has 4 services per day, and there is no pedestrian connection between it and the site. There is no pedestrian or cycle access to the site, although lots of quiet roads which could be used for cycling. Importantly, there is no pedestrian connection to the bus network or any other local services. Scale of development unlikely warrants cost of mitigations/improvements

Likely to require contaminated land assessment and remediation if required.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(51)Site ID: 455

455
Manor Farm, Duloe
Housing

12.1

300

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

? The site is within the impact risk zone of an SSSI / Natura 2000 site

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

? Part of a site is within flood zone 2 or 3 but the area proposed for development is in flood zone 1.

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Access from Duloe Road frontage of both site parcels. The 29 bus service running once a day serves the site, located just east or west of the site on Duloe Rd. The site has no footways or cycle connections, however the road is relatively straight to the east and provides a link into Eaton Ford. Traffic data indicates there may be some issues with the numbers of vehicles associated with this new development running along Duloe Road. The road is signed as unsuitable for HGVs. Potential upgrades may be required to Duloe Road, given the size of the development and the existing ban on HGVs. Implementing a footway and or installing passing places for vehicles is advised. Check highway ownership. Location/distance signage for cyclists.

No answers chosen.

A1 road noise to be considered and impact of housing road use on existing

No answer given.

Low risk

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 457

457
Land adjacent to Bromham Grange, Northampton Road, Bromham, Bedford MK43 8PB
Housing

0.95

c25

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not on best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

0 The site is located within a source protection zone but the proposed use is unlikely to be a risk to water supplies.

xx Development would be in flood zones 3a or 3b.

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

Larger version of site 751/19. The site is located north of Northampton Road and Grange Lane in the Bromham area approximately 3.5 miles west of Bedford town centre. Access from Northampton Road. Footways serve the site but are overgrown and need improvements, including a shared cycle and footway opposite the site. Bus stops in close proximity with the 25 providing an hourly service between Bedford and Great Denham. Some congestion within Bromham but scale of development would not exacerbate significantly. Clear footway on southern side of Northampton Road or provide crossing to northern footway which is in better condition. Upgrade of the bus facilities outside of the site. Potential marking on-street cycle lanes.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Entire site falls within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 458

458
Opposite Row Farm, Keysoe Row East, Keysoe, Bedford MK44 2JD
Housing

4.41

To reflect existing local context.

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is located west of Keysoe Row E in Keysoe Village approximately 9.5 miles north of Bedford town centre. Access to the site is feasible off Keysoe Row E, which is a 30mph speed limit road.There is no traffic data available for Keysoe Row E however nearby roads do not appear to have significant congestion. The closest bus stop is located 950m southwest of the site on Kimbolton Road. There is a green verge in the frontage of the site, but there is not a concrete footway and no other footways in the vicinity. Cycling is feasible only along the road, with connections possible to other cycle-friendly roads in the vicinity. Footway connectivity not feasible given the scale of the development and the distance from other footways. Improved bus service with a closer bus stop, regular frequency and Real-Time information needed.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 459

459
Situated to the South/East of The Butts/Rotten Row and adjacent to garden of 21 Rotten Row, MK44 1EJ
Housing

1.69

Approximately 30

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

? Part of a site is within flood zone 2 or 3 but the area proposed for development is in flood zone 1.

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is located on the east side of The Butts road in the village of Riseley, approximately 10.0 miles north of Bedford town centre. The site vehicular access is proposed off The Butts, which is a national speed limit road, just south of the property no. 21. The nearest bus stop is located approximately 450m east from the site entrance on High Street. No footways serve the site directly but pedestrian access can be achieved from College Dr. Cycling is feasible on-road. The proposal would require a road to adoptaed standards in which case the geometry of the design of the road need to be in accordance with Bedford Borough Council’s (BBC) highway standards. A comprehensive scheme can be implemented to include widening of the carriageway, provision of at least 2m footways and safe pedestrian crossing points and subject to reduction of the speed limit on The Butts being approved by BBC. Improve pedestrain access routes from College Drive with lighting and signage.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 460

460
Land east of Orchard Lane, Harrold, Bedfordshire
Housing

4.41

88

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

xx Development would be in flood zones 3a or 3b.

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is located on the east side of Wood Road and Orchard Lane in the village of Harrold approximately 9 miles north-west of Bedford town centre. The proposed point of vehicular access off Wood Road is indicated to be opposite of properties no’s 21/23. The traffic in the vicinity and at the junction of Orchard Lane/High Street is not significant without the development, though the development may have a moderate impact. The nearest bus stop facilities are located on High Street approximately 560m in distance from the site. There is an adequate footway from the southwesterly corner of the site on Orchard Lane. There is no formal cycle track outside the site however cycling is possible using the road surface. The scale of development would require a Transport Assessment which will need to assess the impact on surrounding transport networks including the junction of Orchard Lane with High Street. Consider marking on street cycle lanes and increasing bus service frequency.

No answers chosen.

some industrial directly to the east of the site would need to be considered as noise sources

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 461

461
15 Ford Lane, Roxton, MK44 3EL
Housing

1.07

15 to 30 dwellings

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

x Serious capacity constraint

Access would be on Ford Lane, a single track road with a verge and level differences. Single track road with no passing places along the site frontage, would impact on walking and cycling. The 905 bus stops approx 1km from the site and runs twice an hour. There is no footpath, however the site is within 300m of the start of an off-road cycle route to Great Barford along the River Great Ouse. Paved shared footway routes are available alongside Bedford Rd providing routes to Great Barford town centre and north to Roxton Garden Centre. There could possibly be space for a footway on Ford Lane connecting the site to the existing footway 120m away. This would however come at a cost, may require land acquisition, would mean that the road is still only single track, and not improve cycle connectivity.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

Adjacent to allocated minerals extraction site.

No answers chosen.

Entire site falls within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 462

462
land east of 26 ford lane, roxton, mk44 3el
Housing

0.78

15 to 30 dwellings

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

x The majority of the site is within flood zone 2.

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Access from north (Ford Lane) frontage of site. There are 3 hail and ride bus services on Park Rd (approx 650m away).Within 800m are stops on Bedford Rd which has the twice hourly 905 service. The site is within 300m of the start of an off-road cycle route to Great Barford along the River Great Ouse. Paved shared footway routes are available alongside Bedford Rd providing routes to Great Barford town centre and north to Roxton Garden Centre. There is no footway to the site access. The existing footway ends some 100m to the west on the norther side of Ford Ln. Continuing the footway and or installing a passing place for vehicles is advised. Check highway ownership.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

Adjacent to allocated minerals extraction site.

No answers chosen.

Entire site falls within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 468

468
Land on High Street Upper Dean Bedfordshire
Housing

0.84

10

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

The site is located east of High Street in the village of Dean and Shelton approximately 14.5 miles north of Bedford town centre. Access to the site is possible via High Street. No traffic data is available for the High Street however the proposal is unlikely to cause significant issues. The nearest bus stop is 130m south of the site, however the frequency of the bus route 28 is once a day. There are no footways or formal cycle lanes outside of the site. Cycling is possible only by using the road surface. Pedestrian footway development along High Street in front of the site connecting to footways to the south. Consider marking on-street cycle lanes. Improved bus transport service with regular frequency and Real-Time information.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 469

469
Land at Silver Street, Stevington
Housing

1.68

20

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

xx Protected species recorded on the site

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

0 The site is located within a source protection zone but the proposed use is unlikely to be a risk to water supplies.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

+ No capacity issues

The site is located on the east side of Silver Street in the village of Stevington, approximately 5.8 miles northwest of Bedford town centre. The proposed access is to the north of the site, a short distance from the entrance to Dane Hill Farm (on the opposite side of the road), which seems acceptable. No significant traffic congestion in the vicinity. The closest bus stop is located 1.2km northeast of the site on Park Road. There are neither footways in the vincinity of the site, nor formal cycle tracks. Cycling is possible using quiet roads in the vicinity. No footpaths in the vicinity and construction along Silver St to Stevington not feasible for this number of homes. If this were to be mitigated, extension of bus route 25 and a new bus stop close to the site would be necessary.

No answers chosen.

possible agricultural noise

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 470

470
Paddock South Side of The Avenue, Bletsoe, Bedforshire
Housing

0.61

C3, 25 dwellings per hectare, subject to design and feasibility work equating to between 15 and 18 dwellings

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

The site is located close to the junction of A6/The Avenue in the village of Bletsoe and lies approximately 8 miles north of Bedford town centre. Access on the site is feasible from The Avenue. There is minimal traffic in the vicinity and the proposed development would likely not cause any issues on The Avenue or at the junction of A6/The Avenue. The closest bus stop is approx 100m from the site on the A6. The footway on the other side of The Avenue is around 2m outside of the site. There are no formal cycleways serving the site, however cycling is possible by using the quiet roads in the vicinity. Consider marking on-street cycle lanes on The Avenue. Provide pedestrian crossing to footway on the opposite side of The Avenue and at the junction of The Avenue with A6 to facilitate safe access to the bus stops. Improved bus service with regular frequency and Real-Time information.

No answers chosen.

no noise issues

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.

 

Site ID: 474

474
The Old Stables Keysoe Row East MK44 2JB
Housing

0.54

5

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

++ The site is within a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

Access from Keysoe Row. No footway or cycle connections. Bus stop to the west approx 615m served by the infrequent 28A and 29 routes. No congestion issues. Proposed access may interfere with Public right of way running to the east of the site. Scale of development unlikely warrants cost of mitigations/improvements

No answers chosen.

potenital noise from nearby farm but other residential is closer

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 475

475
South of Lovell Road, Oakley
Housing

2.26

Up to 60

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

0 The site is located within a source protection zone but the proposed use is unlikely to be a risk to water supplies.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Potential access as a new arm to the roundabout on Lovell Rd. There is some congestion in and around Oakley but the site is in a good location for PT and walking. There is a bus service to Bedford every 30 minutes within 150m of the site (number 51 bus) and a good pavement with zebra crossing directly outside the site. No cycle connectivity but redesignating wider pavements in the area as cycle/pedestrians paths could improve this. Heavy traffic in the area means that more should be done to encourage other forms of transport. Upgrading some pavements in the area to cycle/pedestrian paths will encourage greater cycling, particuarly along Lovell Rd and Station Rd.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Entire site falls within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 476

476
Park Farm West End Stagsden Bedford MK43 8SZ
Housing

0.40

Total 4 Category C3 homes (more if Council requires).

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

xx The site is more than 0.5 miles from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

+ No capacity issues

Low highway congestion surrounding area and nearby A422 Newport Pagnell Road, to the North of the site. No pedestrain or cycle access. Currently no access onto Stagsden West End Road. The closest bus stop is a 3km drive to the West, in Astwood. The road is very narrow with no pedestrian footway. However, there is land >1m wide next to the road. This could be formalised as a pedestrian footway. Alternatively, this could be designated as a shared pedestrian and cycle path.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 479

479
South of Sandy Road, Willington
Housing

2.87

Up to 50

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Access would be off Sandy Road. The development will likely increase traffic congestion past the numerous junctions with Wood Lane/Barford Road/Bedford Road/Station Road and hence make either entering or leaving these junctions more difficult. The nearest bus stops are located on Bedford Road and Station Road both approximately 300m west of the site. There is a footway of approximate width of 1.0m with a verge of 1.0m opposite the site along Sandy Road. Barford Road from the west of the junction with Wood Lane is part of the Thatcher’s Way cycle route. A Transport Statement will be required to identify the impact of development on the highway with mitigation measures, focussing on the safety impact on nearby junctions. Footways along Sandy Road should be widened and a crossing provided. On street cycle connectivity could be marked along Sandy Road to connect to the Thatcher's Way cycle route.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Entire site falls within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(3)Site ID: 481

481
Former Playing Field Land, Aircraft Research Association, Manton Lane, Manton Industrial Estate, BEDFORD MK41 7PF
Employment

1.57

No answer given.

7500sqm

Above
Site selection criteria

+ The site is within or adjoining the urban area UAB.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Access directly onto Manton Lane. There is moderate traffic in the area and the size of this development could cause a small increase in congestion. The nearest bus stops are 900m away where the number 6 bus provides five services per hour between Bedford and Brickhill. There is a pavement on Manton Lane however it requires crossing the road to access it from the site. There is no specific cycle connectivity however there are some quiet roads nearby that can be used for cycle access. Create a clearly marked crossing point for pedestrians on Manton Lane to connect the site to the existing pavement on the opposite of Manton Lane.

Likely to require contaminated land assessment and remediation if required.

aircraft research association and other industrial units in vicinity could result in unnacceptable noise levels

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 482

482
The Old Orchard Church Lane Oakley Beds MK43 7RP
Housing

0.34

Up to 5

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

++ The site is within a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

No answers chosen.

+ The site is not on best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

0 The site is located within a source protection zone but the proposed use is unlikely to be a risk to water supplies.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The current access point is very overgrown with tall trees and is therefore not easily visible from the road (Church Lane). There is significant traffic in the area but good PT and pedestrian connections could improve could help mitigate impact from the site. There is a bus service to Bedford every 30 minutes within 150m (number 51 bus) and a pavement on Church Ln opposite the site. Improving cycle connectivity in the area could help reduce the congestion seen. On other roads in Oakley where the pavements are wider it may be possible to change some to cycle/pedestrian paths in aid of this. For this location specifically, a clearly marked crossing point for pedestrians would be beneficial to connect the site to the existing pavement.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 490

490
Land adjoining Little Staughton Road Colmworth
Housing

1.34

not known

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

+ No capacity issues

A new access point would be needed on Little Staughton Road, including removal of the hedge around the new junction to improve visibility. There is no significant traffic congestion in the area. There are bus stops 100m away with approximately 5 services per day to Bedford. There is a narrow pavement on the opposite side of Little Staughton Road, which can possibly be accessed without a crossing as the road looks quiet. There is no specific cycle connectivity however there are many quiet roads in the area which could be used for cycling. Consider putting in a pedestrian crossing on Little Staughton Road if the development is more than a couple of houses and widening footpath on opposite side of the road.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 491

491
Land off Bedford Road, Priory Farm, Bedford Road (A428) Turvey Bedfordshire MK43 8BE
Housing

1.27

30

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

The development is located on agricultural land about 1 mile to the east of the centre of Turvey. Access is indicated to be provided via A428 Bedford Road, a single carriageway of about 6.3m width. A428 does not show any sign of congestion throughout the week. There is a medium quality footpath on the opposite side of the road but none on the side of the development. This also acts as a shared cycle path. The closest bus stop is at the eastern corner of the site serving bus route 41 which connects to Bedford/Northampton once per hour. The quality and width of the footpath could be improved. Provision of a crossing to the adjacent footpath or a new footpath along the frontage of the site.

No answers chosen.

pumping works needs to be considered

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 493

493
Land north of The Cottage, Green End, Pertenhall, MK44 2AZ
Housing

0.43

10

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

xx The site is more than 0.5 miles from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Access will be using Green End on the east frontage of the site. No problems accessing the highway but Green End is a narrow single track road with few passing places. Other than that there are no clear signs of congestion in the local area. There is a bus stop 350m away but no pedestrian link to it and it is not clearly marked. There is no direct pedestrian or cycle access to the site however there are extensive cross-country public footpaths nearby and quiet roads which could be used for cycling. Additional passing place on Green Lane to cater for the increase in traffic. Improved visibility of the bus stop on the B660 such as signs and/or road markings. Improvements to nearby public footpaths.

No answers chosen.

agricultural intensity to the south west is a potenital amenity issue

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 494

494
Land Adjacent Greenlands, 1 Birchfield Road, Great Barford, Bedford MK44 3HH
Housing

0.35

4

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Access will be directly onto Birchfield Road, a single track road. Given the nature of the road it is likely there is currently a low level of traffic in the area and the road is unlikely to suffer from congestion, however no clear data is available. If the development were to proceed however, passing places and a widened section of Birchfield Road where the site is may be needed. There are bus stops within 650m where the 905 bus provides a half-hourly service between Bedford and Cambridge. There is no pavement or other pedestrian connectivity and Birchfield Road has a very small verge limiting the possibility to walking on the road. There is no direct cycle connectivity however within about 1km there is a shared path on Roxton Road, and an access to the Bedford-Sandy cycle track. There is no clear opportunity for pedestrian access to the site. Pedestrian access could only be achieved by walking along the carriageway of Birchfield Road, however this is narrow with high hedges either side which could make it dangerous to walk along, and there is not enough space to add in a pavement. Given the number of dwellings this is likely to be unfeasible to provide suitable mitigation.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 495

495
Farmyard at Victoria Farm, The Moor, Carlton
Housing

0.14

4

No answer given.

Below
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

xx Protected species recorded on the site

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

++ The site is within a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is located off The Moor in the village of Carlton approximately 9 miles north-west of Bedford town centre. Access would be the existing farmyard access onto The Moor. Occassional moderate traffic in Carlton but a development this size should not make much of a difference. There is a bus stop 50m away where the 25 bus provides an hourly service between Bedford and Rushden. There is a pavement on The Moor however it is only on the opposite side of the road, the road is quiet though so should be easy to cross. There is no specific cycle connectivity however many local roads are quiet and would be suitable for cycling. Improving the footpath between Carlton and Harrold and upgrading it to a shared pedestrian/cycle path would greatly improve cycle connectivity, as well as making walking to the facilities in Harrold far more attractive.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 496

496
Land at The Marsh, Carlton, Bedfordshire
Housing

0.78

23

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is located off The Marsh in the village of Carlton approximately 9 miles north-west of Bedford town centre. Access onto The Marsh is narrow and will need widening to provide enough visibility for a new junction. The Marsh is a single track road with no passing places so a development of this size could cause localised congestion issues. There is a bus stop within 300m which provides an hourly service to Bedford. The Marsh has a very narrow and incomplete pavement. There is no specific cycle connectivity however many local roads are quiet and would be suitable for cycling. Widening and general improvements to the pavement on The Marsh, particularly along the east of the road, will greatly improve pedestrian connectivity. It is likely that The Marsh would have to be widened at the point of the new access to provide enough visibility.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Entire site falls within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 499

499
Land off The Moor, Carlton, Bedfordshire
Housing

1.03

25

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is located west of The Moor in Carlton approximately 8.5 miles northwest of Bedford city centre. Access to the site is feasible from The Moor close to The Marsh/The Moor/High Street junction. There is no traffic data available for The Moor, however the development could cause moderate local issues on both The Moor and the junction near the site. The nearest bus stop is 75m west of the site. There is no footway directly outside of the site, but there is a 1.8m footway on the other side of the road. Cycling is possible on quiet roads in the vicinity. Access will require a road to adoptable standards in respect of carriageway width, footway width and required radius kerb. Improving the footpath along The Moor and providing a crossing to enable access from the site. Consider marking on-street cycle lanes.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Majority of the site falls in MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 501

501
Land to the south of 9 The Avenue Bletsoe MK44 1QH
Housing

1.02

5 or more

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

+ No capacity issues

The site is located close the junction of A6/The Avenue in the village of Bletsoe and lies approximately 8 miles north of Bedford town centre. The existing access point onto The Avenue is narrow and may not meet highways requirements. There is minimal traffic in the vicinity and the proposed development would likely not cause any issues on The Avenue or at the junction of A6/The Avenue. The closest bus stop is approx 130m from the site on the A6. The footway on the other side of The Avenue is around 2m outside of the site. There are no formal cycleways serving the site, however cycling is possible by using the quiet roads in the vicinity. Access pinch point appears too narrow to facilitate safe vehicle and pedestrian access at present. Access may be possible via negotiation with adjacent landowner of site 470 (or if land is in same ownership). Consider marking onstreet cycle lanes in The Avenue. Provide pedestrian crossing to footway on the opposite side of The Avenue and at the junction of The Avenue with the A6 to facilitate safe access to the bus stops. Improved bus service with regular frequency and Real-Time information.

No answers chosen.

no noise issues

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(2)Site ID: 503

503
Land off Pavenham Road, Carlton
Housing

3.73

90

Range from 500sqft to 10,000sqft depending on the demand from local people for business space such as offices, workshops etc

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is located south of Pavenham Road in Carlton approximately 8 miles northwest of Bedford city centre. Access is possible via the Pavenham Road, which is a 30mph road. The secondary access off the Causeway does not appear wide enough for vehicle access, though could provide a pedestrian/cycle link. There is some congestion in the vicinity at peak times, and potential development could exacerbate this, especially on Pavenham Road and at the Pavenham Road/Felmersham Road junction. The nearest bus stop is 350m north of the site on The Causeway with less that four services per hour. There are no footways or formal cycle lane outside of the site. Cycling is possible on quiet roads in the vicinity. Potential signalisation of the Pavenham Road/Felmersham Road and Pavenham Road/The causeway junctions could partially mitigate any traffic issues that could arise from the development. This should be investigated as part of a Transport Assessment which will be required to identify the impact of traffic and suggest satisfactory facilities for both pedestrians and cyclists. Given the development will generate an increase of pedestrians in the vicinity, then at least a minimum of 1.8m of footway is required from the site to the access the bus stops on The Causeway.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 504

504
land between C44 and A421, Roxton
Housing

6.30

140 to 180

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is located on the west side of Bedford Road opposite the junction with High Street in the village of Roxton in Bedfordshire approximately 10 miles east of Bedford town centre. Access to the site is feasible from Bedford Road which is an adopted and classified type C road of national speed limit which is 60mph for a single carriageway road. The nearest bus stops with bus shelter present are located on Bedford Road opposite the junction with Park Road approximately 650m from the site. There is a shared footway/cycleway outside the site along Bedford Road of approximately 1.6m in width with grass verges either side of the footway of varying widths between 1m – 1.7m. Reduce the current speed limit on Bedford Road from 60mph to 30mph through the process of a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO). A Transport Assessment (TA) will be required to identify the impact of traffic and for satisfactory facilities for both pedestrians and cyclists. Adopted parking standards would need to be adhered to in order to provide appropriate levels of car parking on site. It appears that the visibility splays of 4.5m x 215m cannot be provided. However given the alignment of Bedford Road and assuming the approval of speed reduction to 30mph by BBC, the visibility splays of 4.5m x 90m can be achieved provided that the existing boundary hedges/vegetation are set back behind the visibility splays. The existing bus service should be extended nearer the site with provision of bus stops and bus shelters. A pedestrian crossing island is required on Park Road at the junction with Bedford Road.

No answers chosen.

road noise would need to be considered as would B8 use

No answer given.

Does not pose risk

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 505

505
Camford Works Ampthill Road Bedford
Housing

7.36

990

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

+ The site is within or adjoining the urban area UAB.

x The site is adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

N/A in UAB

No answers chosen.

+ The site is not on best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Access will be via the Ampthill Road/Eastville Road signalised junction already used for access to Morrisons and Aldi. Although this is a large junction given the scale of the development further assessment is required. A new junction for secondary access could be beneficial to lessen the burden. There is moderate traffic congestion in the area which could be impacted by this scale of development. There are several bus stops along the Ampthill Rd frontage of the site where the number 2 bus provides three services per hour, and less frequent services are provided by the number 44, 68 and 42 buses. There is a wide and well-paved pavement running along the Ampthill Road frontage in addition to a bus lane which is signed for use by cyclists. Further assessment should be undertaken of the impact of the proposed development on the existing Ampthill Rd/Eastville Road junction. Consider including a secondary vehicular access point to lessen the burden on the existing junction.

Likely to require contaminated land assessment and remediation if required.

concerns include rail noise, commercial activity to north including supermarket and EMR

No answer given.

Does not pose risk

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 506

506
Dean Grange Farmhouse Upper Dean Cambridgeshire PE28 0LT
Housing

0.36

1-4

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

? Part of a site is within flood zone 2 or 3 but the area proposed for development is in flood zone 1.

? Potential access requiring mitigation

+ No capacity issues

Access onto High Street. Potential visibility problem for the entrance as it joins the road on a relatively sharp corner. The best location for vehicle access would be in the NE corner of the site, furthest away from the bend in the road. No traffic in the area. Bus stop approx 350m away but only 3 services per day. No pedestrian access at present - closest footway is on the opposite side of High St approx 20m to the south. No specific cycle connectivity but the rural location reasonably allows for cycling on most local roads. Pedestrian access would require extension and possible widening of existing pavement along High St to the south and provision of a pedestrian crossing. Given the site can only accommodate 1-4 houses, feasibility may be an issue.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 507

507
Land north of The Cottage, Green End, Pertenhall, MK44 2AZ
Housing

0.43

10

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

xx The site is more than 0.5 miles from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Access will be using Green End on the east frontage of the site. No problems accessing the highway but Green End is a narrow single track road with few passing places. Other than that there are no clear signs of congestion in the local area. There is a bus stop 350m away but no pedestrian link to it and it is not clearly marked. There is no direct pedestrian or cycle access to the site however there are extensive cross-country public footpaths nearby and quiet roads which could be used for cycling. Additional passing place on Green Lane to cater for the increase in traffic. Improved visibility of the bus stop on the B660 such as signs and/or road markings. Improvements to nearby public footpaths.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 509

509
Land north of 4 Kimbolton Road, Pertenhall, MK44 2AZ
Housing

0.56

8

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

xx The site is more than 0.5 miles from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

Access using existing access East of site on B660 Kimbolton Road. Direct access and other roads within 1km show low traffic during peak periods. <1 bus per hour 550m North from the site - number 28. No footway serves the site or runs in proximity. An off road cycle-friendly path is 600m North from the site. Scale of development unlikely warrants cost of mitigations/improvements

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 510

510
Land East of Vicars Close, Biddenham
Housing

0.53

5 dwellings

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

+ The site is within or adjoining the urban area UAB.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

N/A in UAB

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

0 The site is located within a source protection zone but the proposed use is unlikely to be a risk to water supplies.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Access will be onto Vicars Close, a single track road. There is often moderate traffic on Main Road (which Vicars Close joins), however the size of this development is unlikely to make either of these problems worse. There are bus stops within 400m where the 41 bus provides an hourly service between Northampton and Bedford. Vicars Close is a single track road with no pavement, however the road itself is signposted as a public footpath due to low traffic levels. There is an off-road cycle path approx 750m from the site. Pedestrian access should be provided along Vicars Close, where there is adequate space for a suitable footway.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(3)Site ID: 511

511
Louis Park, Bedford Road, Milton Ernest, Bedford. MK44 1RJ
All other types

5.28

Unknown

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

? Part of a site is within flood zone 2 or 3 but the area proposed for development is in flood zone 1.

? Potential access requiring mitigation

+ No capacity issues

The current access would be suitable for a small development (up to 20 homes). A larger development would require a larger access point. No significant traffic congestion in the area. There are bus stops 300m away where the number 50 bus provides an approximatly hourly service between Bedford and Rushden. There is a shared cycle/pedestrian path directly outside the site along the A6/Bedford Rd frontage. The location of the access point is suitable, however the size and form of the access itself will depend on the size of the development. Any medium or large development would require a wider junction. Connect the site to the existing shared path.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns beyond western agricultural which would not be insurmountable

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 512

512
18A The Lane, Wyboston, Bedford, MK44 3AP
Housing

2.42

60

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Currently a storage and business site, adjacent to the A1 (dual carriageway) with site access onto The Lane. The development proposes residential and employment use. The width of The Lane at this section is varied and approximately 5.6m and good quality footway is present on the opposite side of site albeit is less than the standard minimum of 2m in width. There is no cycle lane or quietway in the vicinity and although the roads in the area are generally low traffic, The Lane sometimes sees some congestion due to it's connection to the A1. The closest bus stop is approximately 200m from the site with 905 connecting Cambridge and Bedford stopping twice per hour and monthly W9 and W10 services. A Transport Assessment would be needed to assess the overall impact of the developments in the area as the cumulative impact could be quite large on the local highway network. Improvement of pedestrian and cycle access would be needed - provision of designated cycle path and potentially widening of the footpath.

No answers chosen.

noise from A1

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 513

513
Land north of Lovell Road, Oakley
Housing

0.74

23

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

0 The site is located within a source protection zone but the proposed use is unlikely to be a risk to water supplies.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

The site is located on land North of Lowell Road between Oakley and Clapham. Access would be provided via Lowell Road, an adopted and classified road comprising of a 6.4m wide single carriageway with grass verge outside the site but footway on the opposite side. Lowell Road normally carries light traffic. The footpath on the other side of the road is fairly wide but not of the best quality.There is no cycle path in the vicinity and the closest bus stop is 150m away from the site entrance, serving buses 25 and 51, three times per hour. Cycle connection improvements would be recommended as well as improvement of the pedestrian facilities, such as improving the quality of the footpath, but at the least providing safe crossing from the development.

No answers chosen.

predominant concern is railway noise

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 514

514
Land off Brookfield Church Lane Pavenham MK43 7PT
Housing

0.50

5

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

0 The site is located within a source protection zone but the proposed use is unlikely to be a risk to water supplies.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is located on the west side of Church Lane in the village of Pavenham approximately 6 miles northwest of Bedford town centre. Access to the site is feasible from Brookfields road. There is no significant traffic congestion on High Street. The nearest bus stop is located 150m south of the site on High Street. No footways serve the site. Cycling is possible on-road Cycle/ped signage would be recommended as well as improvement of the pedestrian facilities.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 515

515
Land to the east of Ravensden Church End, Bedford
Housing

6.32

90

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is located on the east side of Church End in the village of Ravensden approximately 4.5 miles northeast of Bedford town centre. Access to the site is feasible via Church End. Church Lane experiences moderate traffic congestion. The nearest bus stop is located 50m from the site access point. There are footways on both sides of Church lane and cycling is possible on-road. A Transport Assessment will be required to identify the impact of traffic and satisfactory facilities for both pedestrians and cyclists. Another access point on the south east corner of the site should be considerated for the proposal of that size. The proposal will require roads to adoptable standards in accordance with Bedford Borough Council's highway standards in terms of accommodating the carriageway/footway widths and the required radius kerbs.

No answers chosen.

no residential noise concerns but retail or employment likely to harm amenity

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(2)Site ID: 516

516
Land Adjoining Colmworth Road, Little Staughton
Housing

4.61

120

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is located on the west side of Colmworth Road, west of the village of Little Staughton approximately 10 miles north of Bedford town centre. Access to the site is feasible from the northwest corner of Colmworth Road. Current traffic congestion is already moderate in the area, north of the site towards Green End village. The nearest bus stop is located adjacent to the site on Colmworth Road with low service frequency. There are no footways serving the site at the frontage, but there is a 1.6m footway on the other side of the road. Cycling is possible on-road only. A Transport Assessment will be required to identify the impact of traffic and satisfactory facilities for both pedestrians and cyclists. Improve bus services with regular frequency. The proposal will require a road to adoptable standards in accordance with Bedford Borough Council's highway standards in terms of accommodating the carriageway/footway widths and the required radius kerbs. A potential second access point in the southeast corner of the site would be necessary. Potential to include footways within the site and investigate cycle lanes on Colmworth Road.

No answers chosen.

early morning noise from dairy

No answer given.

Does not pose risk

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(2)Site ID: 517

517
Land to the rear of 1-2 The Paddocks Great Barford Bedford MK44 3EW
Housing

0.72

Up to 20

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

There is an existing access point onto Green End Road, however it will need to be widened. Some moderate traffic in Great Barford on occasions however nothing that a development of this size will make worse. There are bus stops within 450m where the 905 bus provides a half-hourly service between Bedford and Cambridge. There is a pavement directly outside the site, however the site access is narrow so land aquisition may be needed to widen it enough for a pavement. There is no specific cycle connectivity but Great Barford is on the national cycle network giving fairly easy connections to Bedford and St Neots. The existing access point is very narrow and will need to be widened to accommodate two-way traffic plus a pavement on at least one side.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 518

518
Land at Wootton House, Wootton
Housing

1.91

47

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

x Serious access constraint wider impacts

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The development is at Wootton House just South of Hall End Road, North of site 447. The proposal suggests residential use only. Access not indicated on the proposal, only that mitigation will be required. Closest road is a small access road off Church Row / Jenkyn Road, only suitable for one-way traffic, with no cycle provision or footpath, nor enough space on the road for new provision. There is good PT connection to Bedford, with bus 53, 53A, 68, C1 and C5 stops within 400m distance running 4 times per hour overall. Significant widening of the existing access road or a new access road to Hall End Road would be required and likely not feasible with the space available

No answers chosen.

playing field only concern

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 519

519
Land to the south east of Wymington Road, Podington
Housing

1.38

TBC although it is anticipated it could accommodate between 30-50 dwellings if developed in its entirety

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

Access using existing access West of site on Wymington Road; rural. Direct access and other roads within 1km show no congestion. 2-3 buses per day 600m from the site in Podington - number 25. There is no footway and limited scope for new infrastructure. No cycling routes in the site's vicinity. Scale of development unlikely warrants cost of mitigations/improvements

No answers chosen.

noise from agricultural use may harm amenity

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 520

520
Land Off Church Lane Pavenham MK43 7PU
Housing

5.08

50-70

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

0 The site is located within a source protection zone but the proposed use is unlikely to be a risk to water supplies.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is located on the west side of Church Lane in the village of Pavenham approximately 6 miles northwest of Bedford town centre. Access to the site is feasible from Church Lane. There is no traffic congestion on High Street. The closest bus stop is 290m south of the site on High Street. The are no formal footways serving the site. Cycling is possible on-road. A Transport Assessment will be required to identify the impact of traffic and satisfactory facilities for both pedestrians and cyclists. Improved bus transport service with regular frequency. The proposal will require a road to adoptable standards in accordance with Bedford Borough Council's highway standards in terms of accommodating the carriageway/footway widths and the required radius kerbs. Consider marking on-street cycle lanes.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(2)Site ID: 521

521
Land East of Oakley Road, Bromham (adjacent to no. 52 Oakley Road).
Housing

3.56

80

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

xx Protected species recorded on the site

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

0 The site is located within a source protection zone but the proposed use is unlikely to be a risk to water supplies.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is located east of Oakley Road in the Bromham area approximately 4 miles west of Bedford town centre. Access to the site is feasible from Oakley Road, which is a 30mph road. The potential development could cause significant problems for congestion on the local road network. The closest bus stop is located 350m south of the site. There are no footways or formal cycleways serving the site. Cycling is possible by using the road surface. A Transport Asssessment would be needed to assess the impact of the development on the highway network. Improvement of pedestrian and cycle access would be needed - provision of a footpath and on road cycle markings along Oakley Road.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 522

522
The Caravan and Camping Site Church Hill Ravensden Bedford MK44 2RL
Housing

0.57

12

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

Site adjacent to site 164, and similar number of dwellings proposed (12), therefore same score and comments. Site adjacent to site 164 , and very similar number of dwellings proposed (12), therefore same score and comments.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 523

523
Land to the east of Wymington Road, Podington
Housing

2.53

TBC although it is anticipated it could accommodate between 35-50 dwellings if developed in its entirety

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

Site adjacent to site 519, and very similar number of dwellings proposed (50 max), therefore same score and comments.

No answers chosen.

Dependent on adjacent premises and whether they have housing permitted, if not noise from the agricultural use may harm amenity

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 524

524
Land to the South West of The Interchange Retail Park and North of the A421, Kempston Bedford Bedfordshire MK42 7AZ
Employment

3.32

No answer given.

Circa 11,250 across all uses, dependant on proposal. Total site area approx. 33,050sqm

Above
Site selection criteria

+ The site is within or adjoining the urban area UAB.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

x The majority of the site is within flood zone 2. , xx Development would be in flood zones 3a or 3b.

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is located West of The Interchange Retail Park and North of the A421 in Kempston, 2.1 miles southwest from the centre of Bedford. Access to the site is feasible from the southwest arm of the B530/Polo Field Way roundabout. The access to the site will happen mostly by car. Possible development of the site could cause moderate problems at the B530/Polo Field Way roundabout. There is public transport 500m from the site's access point. There are no provision of footways and cycle track in the vicinity of the site. A Transport Assessment (TA) will be required to identify the impact of traffic in the B530/Polo Field Way roundabout and satisfactory facilities for both pedestrians and cyclists.

Likely to require contaminated land assessment and remediation if required.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 525

525
Land North of Old Rectory, Bletsoe
Housing

0.52

5

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

The site is located north of the village Bletsoe, on The Avenue approximately 8 miles north of Bedford town centre. The site is accessed from The Avenue through an existing access and has been assessed by Cotswold Transport Planning as suitable which we agree with based on our review. There is minimal traffic in the vicinity and the proposed development would likely not cause any issues on The Avenue. The closest bus stop is 220m north of the site on Coplowe Lane. There are no formal footways or cycleways serving the site, however cycling is possible by using the quiet roads in the vicinity. Pedestrian footway development along The Avenue in front of the site to connect to existing footways in Bletsoe. Consider marking on-street cycle lanes on The Avenue. Improved bus service with regular frequency and Real-Time information.

No answers chosen.

potentially commercial buildings nearby would need to be considered

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 526

526
Crowhill Farm Ravensden Road Wilden Bedford MK44 2QS
Housing

1.00

20

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

0 The proposal appears to have no impact on heritage assets and their significance.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

No answers chosen.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Access is suitable and there are two access points; one to existing dwellings within the site and the second the main access to Crowhill Farm and commercial units. On either side of the site there is moderate congestion in Wilden and Ravensden, respectively. There is a bus stop in Ravensden, roughly 800m to the West of the site (bus route 27, with <1 bus per hour). While there are no official cycle routes close to the site, there is an abundance of informal paths through the fields, which could potentially be formalised i.e route 14. Ravensden Road has no formal footway, but most stretches have strips of land running alongside the road that could provide a footway.

No answers chosen.

consider nearby commercial sources

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 527

527
Land to the West of Vicarage Lane, Podington
Housing

1.50

TBC although it is anticipated it could accommodate between 26-43 dwellings if developed in its entirety

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is located on the west side of Vicarage Lane in the village of Podington approximately 15 miles northwest of Bedford town centre. The access point of the site could be created on Vicarage Lane, which is an unclassified road of 30mph speed limit. There appears to be a lack of bus stops in the village, but the bus service is through High Street and would stop outside the church on High Street opposite Vicarage Lane. The approximate distance of the bus stop is 350m. There are no footways serving the site, nor cycle route. Cycling is possible on-road. The access point of the site should be specified in the frontage of the site. It is necessary a substantial scheme of highway improvements including provision of footways, widening of the carriageway, improved access to public transport and bus stop facilities and also pedestrian crossing points for the proposed development to be achievable.

No answers chosen.

noise from garden centre and school would need to be considered

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(2)Site ID: 528

528
Land off School Lane, Roxton
Housing

3.64

50/60 Dwellings

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

++ The site is within a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is located on the north side off School Lane in the village of Roxton in Bedfordshire approximately 10 miles east of Bedford town centre. The closest bus stop located in Bedford Road opposite the junction with Park Road approximately 500m west of the site. There is no presence of footways along the frontage of site on School Lane. There is no provision for cyclists. Although the speed limit on School Lane is 30mph, it is a classified road; therefore the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) will apply in respect of determining the visibility splays and the Stopping Sight Distance (SSD). A Transport Assessment (TA) will be required to identify the impact of traffic on the highway as well as mitigations measures. The carriageway will need to be to 5.5m with 2.0m footways either side of the carriageway where it is possible. For the development of this scale to consider a bus service route then the carriageway should be widened to 6m to accommodate manoeuvring for buses. The TA should identify a consideration for satisfactory facilities for both pedestrians and cyclists, specially in School Lane.

No answers chosen.

generally no concerns but should consider school noise

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Entire site falls within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 529

529
Glebe Farm Solar Park, Podington
Housing

25.78

Up to 600 dwellings - not proposed to be fully developed - view in context of Sharnbrook Garden Village if this comes forward.

TBC

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

xx The site is more than 0.5 miles from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

x Serious access constraint wider impacts

x Serious capacity constraint

The land could accommodate up to 600 dwellings although it is not proposed that it should be fully developed and should be viewed in the context of the proposed Sharnbrook Garden Village if this comes forward. In isolation the site scores poorly on all fronts. The site is 1.8 miles from Podington, where there is the closest access to public transport (bus stop). The site is far from any infrastructure and the access roads are not fully paved.

No answers chosen.

rail noise and santa pod noise would affect

No answer given.

Does not pose risk

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(3)Site ID: 530

530
Land south of Parkside, Milton Ernest MK44 1RG
Housing

4.24

Up to 80 dwellings

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

No answers chosen.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

No answers chosen.

? Potential access requiring mitigation

+ No capacity issues

Access is proposed via Parkside. This should be suitable however it would be best to implement a priority junction for what would then be a spur of Parkside. No significant traffic congestion in the area, and this development is unlikely to have anymore than a moderate impact. There are bus stops approximatly 100m away where the number 50 bus provides a roughly hourly service between Bedford and Rushden. There is a pavement on Parkside which should be continued onto the site, however it currently lacks a dropped kerb at a crossing point. There is a shared cycle/pedestrian path alongside the A6 approx 100m away towards Clapham. Implement a priority junction on Parkside as existing to allow uninterrupted traffic flow between Radwell Road and the site. Continue the existing pavement into the site and include dropped kerbs.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 531

531
Odell Solar Park, Odell
Housing

28.55

Up to 700 dwellings - not proposed should be fully developed - should be viewed in context of Sharnbrook Garden Village if this comes forward.

TBC

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

0 The proposal appears to have no impact on heritage assets and their significance.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

xx The site is more than 0.5 miles from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

x Serious access constraint wider impacts

x Serious capacity constraint

The development is located on a current solar farm North of Odell, next to SantaPod Solar Farm and Raceway. Access is indicated to be provided onto a dirt track crossing the site. However, the developer indicates that the road infrastructure proposed for the Sharnbrook Garden Village appears to include an upgraded access route which would connect directly with their site. Therefore, development of the land, which is only submitted within the context of the adjacent proposals, would be served by any new and upgraded highways. There are no cycle paths or bus stops in the vicinity. A Transport Assessment should be developed to assess the impact of the development on the road network, including an assessment of the cumulative impact of this with the neighbouring Sharnbrook Garden Village. It should be ascertained that the upgraded access route would include appropriate pedestrian and cycle facilities. Bus connection should be provided to the site / vicinity. Site cannot be delivered in isolation without significant mitigations and access improvements.

No answers chosen.

adjacent to santa pod

No answer given.

Low risk

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 532

532
Land to the north west of Forty Foot Lane, Podington
Housing

34.78

800 + dwellings - not proposed should be fully developed -should be viewed in context of Sharnbrook Garden Village if this comes forward

TBC

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

xx The site is more than 0.5 miles from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

x Serious capacity constraint

The site is located west of Airfield Road in the village of Sharnbrook approximately 9 miles north of Bedford town centre. Access to the site at present is via Forty Foot Lane, however access to the proposed development would be achievable via neighbouring proposed Sharnbrook Garden Village (see site 1002). Detailed assessment would be required of the impact of this scale of development and Sharnbrook Garden Village on the neighbouring highway network. There are no bus stops within a radius of 1.2km from the site entrance. There are no footway or cycleways outside the site at present. The size of the proposed development needs careful examination and further investigation for future construction. In this context traffic, modelling will need to be undertaken as part of the required Transport Assessment which will identify the impact and it will include sustainable transport measures. Given the number of homes proposed, it is likely that more than one access point will be necessary.

No answers chosen.

santa pod and rail line noise sources

No answer given.

Does not pose risk

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 533

533
The Vicarage Thurleigh Road Milton Ernest MK44 1RF
Housing

0.23

4

No answer given.

Below
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

No answers chosen.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

Access as existing onto Thurleigh Rd, but widened. Some moderate traffic nearby but the scale of proposed development is unlikely to cause a problem. There is an hourly bus service to/from Bedford 330m from the site. There is a pavement directly outside the site linking to the village centre and bus stops, but is narrow at approximately 1m wide. Twinwood Rd nearby provides a quiet cycle route to Clapham which is the nearest place with facilities such as food shops. Scale of development unlikely warrants cost of mitigations/improvements

No answers chosen.

twinwoods business park may be a source of noise

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(4)Site ID: 534

534
The Vicarage Church End Kempston MK43 8RH
Housing

0.25

3

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

No answers chosen.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

S boundary Church End. 1 bus per hour approx 650m to the south east. Shared cycle / footways on Cemetery Rd towards Kempston to the east of the A6 roundabout. Improvements to footways on Church End could be investigated but proposed development unlikely warrants extensive improvements.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Entire site falls within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 535

535
The Vicarage 15 Vicarage Lane Wilstead MK45 3EU
Housing

0.45

6

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

No answers chosen.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

+ All or a majority of the site is previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

+ No capacity issues

Pedestrian access already in place at the end of Vicarage Lane. Moderate congestion peaks in nearby Luton Road and A6. The closest bus stop is located 230m from the site, on Luton Road, with route 44 and 81 providing 2 buses per hour overall. Vicarage Lane has a footpath on only one side of the street, which is roughly 1m width. Once on Luton Road, the footpath gets slightly wider, but there is room for a potential expansion providing pedestrian and/or cycle path.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(2)Site ID: 536

536
Land And Buildings On The North East Side Of The Lane, Wyboston, Bedfordshire, MK44 3AP
Housing

1.87

Up to 56 homes.

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

+ All or a majority of the site is previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is located at the rear of 68 The Lane in the village of Wyboston approximately 10 miles north-east of Bedford town centre. The carriageway width of The Lane at this section is approximately 5.4m and there is footway present on the north side of The Lane albeit less than the standard minimum of 2m in width. The width of footway to the west of the access is 1.7m whilst to the east of the access is 1.1m in width. There is designated cycle path in the vicinity and the closest bus stop is 400m from the site with 112 Ivel Sprinter stopping twice a day heading to St Neots / Biggleswade while the second closest 550m away serves the 905 connecting Bedford and Cambridge approximately twice per hour. A Transport Assessment would be needed to assess the impact of the development on the local highway network. Improvement of pedestrian and cycle access would be needed - widening of a footpath and provision of designated cycle path.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 537

537
31 Hall End Road Wootton MK43 9HJ
Housing

0.69

15

15000 sq ft

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

On the same site as 414, covering most of the site. The site is located in the outskirts of Wootton. Access is only feasible from Hall End Road, for all users. Hall End Road at this point is very narrow (~6m wide) which might cause some vehicle access issues. At the site, the developer adopted highway frontage of about 50m to mitigate this. There is no footpath in the vicinity, not much open space on the side of the road next to the development. Hall End Road is a quiet, bicycle-friendly road. There are no designated cycle routes in the vicinity. The closest bus stop is 200m away, used by bus 68 to Bedford twice per day and a bus 53 bus stop to Bedford, 1.1km away and travelling approximately 3 times per hour. On-road cycle route could be signed although the route might be too narrow. There is space on the opposite side of the road where potentially a cycle route or a footpath could be constructed linking to footpaths to the north and south on Hall End Road. The cost of this might be prohibitive.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(3)Site ID: 566

566
Land off Bedford Road, Willington.
Housing

2.32

Up to 46 dwellings

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is located between on the north side of Bedford Road and at the north-east junction with Balls Lane in the village of Willington approximately 4.5 miles east of Bedford town centre. The existing point of access is along Balls Lane. There is limited traffic congestion recorded in the vicinity and the proposal will likely have a limited impact on the highway network in comparison with the traffic flow along Bedford Road. The nearest bus stops are located outside the site on Bedford Road. Footways on both sides are also present albeit that are less than the standard of 2.0m in width. Barford Road from the west of the junction with Wood Lane is part of the Thatcher’s Way cycle route. Footways along Bedford Road should be widened and on street cycle connectivity could be marked along Bedford Road to connect to the Thatcher's Way cycle route.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Entire site falls within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 578

578
Land east Of Vicars Close, Biddenham
Housing

0.46

12

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

+ The site is within or adjoining the urban area UAB.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

++ The site is within a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

0 The site is located within a source protection zone but the proposed use is unlikely to be a risk to water supplies.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Access will be onto Vicars Close, a single track road. There is often moderate traffic on Main Road (which Vicars Close joins), however the size of this development is unlikely to make either of these problems worse. There are bus stops within 400m where the 41 bus provides an hourly service between Northampton and Bedford. Vicars Close is a single track road with no pavement, however the road itself is signposted as a public footpath due to low traffic levels. There is an off-road cycle path approx 750m from the site. Pedestrian access should be provided along Vicars Close, where there is adequate space for a suitable footway.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(2)Site ID: 579

579
Land north of Chawston Lane, Chawston
Housing

3.86

100

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is currently greenfield and employment, while the proposal aims to convert it to employment only. The site would be accessed from Chawston Lane to the North, a one lane single carriageway with no footpath or verges on either side of the road. Depending on the type of employment proposed, the small width of the road could become an issue. Chawston Lane currently connects to the A1 approximately 150m East of the site entrance. However, as part of a scheme from Highways England to improve the A428 between Black Cat and Caxton Gibbet, this junction will be closed off and a new link road connected to the A1 providing a new safer access via Roxton Rd roundabout. There are a number of dirt paths through the fields, suitable for cycling, in the vicinity. The closest bus stop is 500m from the site with 112 Ivel Sprinter stopping twice a day heading to St Neots / Biggleswade while the second closest 1km away serves the 905 connecting Bedford and Cambridge approximately twice per hour. A Transport Asssessment would be needed to assess the impact of the development on the local highway network. Improvement of pedestrian and cycle access would be needed - provision of a footpath and designated cycle path.

No answers chosen.

consider commerical use to the east

No answer given.

Does not pose risk

Entire site falls within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 581

581
Land south of Mill Road, Mill Road, Coffle End, Sharnbrook
Housing

1.38

32

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

? Part of a site is within flood zone 2 or 3 but the area proposed for development is in flood zone 1.

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is located on the south side of Mill Road in the village of Sharnbrook approximately 7.4 miles north of Bedford town centre. Access to the site is feasible from Mill Road, which has a speed limit of 30mph. Mill Road experiences some traffic congestion. A bus stop is located directly north of the site. There is an existing footway immediately fronting the site, although this appears to be less than 2m wide. No footways are present on the opposite side. There are no formal cycle tracks but cycling is possible on-road. The proposal will require a road, constructed to adopted standards, in accordance with Bedford Borough Council's highway standards. This includes accommodating the carriageway/footway widths and the required radius kerbs. Consider marking on-street cycle lanes. Crossing facilities for pedestrians to reach the bus stop on the other side of the road should be proposed.

No answers chosen.

rail noise

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Entire site falls within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 582

582
Land west of Stoke Mill, Mill Road, Coffle End, Sharnbrook
Housing

0.85

20

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

? Part of a site is within flood zone 2 or 3 but the area proposed for development is in flood zone 1.

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

The site is located on the south side of Mill Road in the village of Sharnbrook, approximately 7.2 miles north of Bedford town centre. Access to the site is feasible from Mill Road, which has a 30mph speed limit. Mill Road experiences some traffic congestion. The closest bus stop is located approximately 499m from the site access point. There is 1m footway serving the site. Cycling is possible on-road. Widening of the existing footway outside of the site required. Consider marking on-street cycle lanes.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 583

583
Land east of Stoke Mill, Mill Road, Coffle End, Sharnbrook
Housing

2.49

52

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

? Part of a site is within flood zone 2 or 3 but the area proposed for development is in flood zone 1.

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

The site is located on the south side of Mill Road in the village of Sharnbrook approximately 7.1 miles north of Bedford town centre. Access to the site is feasible via Mill Road, which has a 30mph speed limit. Mill Road experiences some traffic congestion. The closest bus stop is located 500m west from the site. A 1m footway exists outside of the site on Mill Road and there are no formal cycle tracks. Cycling is possible on-road. A Transport Assessment will be required to identify the impact of traffic on Mill Road as well as at the Mill Road/A6 roundabout. The proposals will require a road to adopted standards in accordance with Bedford Borough Council's highway standards in terms of accommodating the carriageway/footway widths and the required radius kerbs. Widening the existing footway serving the site is required. Consider marking on-street cycle lanes.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Entire site falls within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 584

584
Land south of Mill Road,,Coffle End, Sharnbrook
Housing

6.72

84

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

? Part of a site is within flood zone 2 or 3 but the area proposed for development is in flood zone 1.

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

Site 582, 583 and a part of 581 are included in this proposal. The sites are located on the south side of Mill Road in the village of Sharnbrook, approximately 7.2 miles north of Bedford town centre. Accesses to the sites are feasible via Mill Road, which is a 30mph speed limit road. Mill Road and the Mill Road/A6 roundabout experince some traffic congestion. The closest bus stop is located within a radius of 500m from the sites. A 1m footway exists outside of the sites on Mill Road and there are no formal cycle tracks. Cycling is possible onroad. A Transport Assessment will be required to identify the impact of the proposals on Mill Road as well as the Mill Road/A6 roundabout. The proposals will require a road, constructed to adopted standards, in accordance with Bedford Borough Council's highway standards in terms of accommodating the carriageway/footway widths and the required radius kerbs. Widening of the existing footway outside of the sites is required. Consider marking on-street cycle lanes.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Entire site falls within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 585

585
Land adjoining the former grain store, Station Road, Turvey Station, Turvey, Bedford
Housing

0.55

Approximately 20 (C2 use class) units

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

x Serious access constraint wider impacts

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is located on the east side of Newton Lane in the village of Turney approximately 6.7 miles west of Bedford town centre. Site access will apparently be via Station Rd, however is dependent upon construction of "approved Class C2 Retirement Community scheme (LPA Ref: 19/01956/MAF)". The requirement for the construction of this scheme may pose a significant constrait to this development if it does not progress,a dn it is not clear if access routes will be sufficient to support traffic generated by an additional 20 homes. There is no significant traffic congestion in the area. The closest bus stop is located approximately 350m north of the site on Bedford Road. There nearest footway is to the north along Station Rd and the nearest shared cycleway begins approximately 300m north and runs along the A428 Bedford Rd Access to the site is dependent on construction of an existing approved scheme, however proposals to provide access to this scheme along the same route need further examination. Footways are necessary to connect the site with Station Road and the bus stop.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 588

588
Land north of Roxton Road, Great Barford
Housing

0.47

5

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Access off Roxton Road as existing. Will need to be widened. Some moderate traffic in the area however a development of this size is unlikely to worsen it. There are bus stops within 400m where the 905 bus provides a half-hourly service between Bedford and Cambridge. There is a pavement directly outside the site and a pedestrian crossing nearby on Roxton Road, it must be ensured that a pavement is constructed alongside the vehicular access to the site. There is no specific cycle connectivity however the national cycle network runs through the village of the Gt Barford giving easy and mostly off-road or quiet road connections to St Neots and Bedford. Widen the existing access point to allow two-way traffic plus a pavement connecting the site to the existing footway on Roxton Road. Possibly redesignate the pavement along Roxton Road as a shared cycle/pedestrian path to link up with the shared path further up Roxton Road (starting at the junction with Addingtons Road).

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 590

590
Land at Barford Road, Willington, Bedfordshire, MK44 3QP
Housing

2.02

33

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is located fronting onto the north side of Barford Road in the village of Willington approximately 4.5 miles east of Bedford town centre. Access to the site is feasible one private access point off Barford Road in the middle frontage of site. The proposal will intensify the use of the site and hence intensify Barford Road and there would be impact also on the immediate junction with Bedford Road/Sandy Road, where there is moderate traffic congestion at peak times. The nearest bus stops are located on Bedford Road and Station approximately 380m west of the site. There is a footway of approximate width of 1.2m with varying width of verge behind footway south of the property no. 23 Barford Road up to the junction with Station Road. Barford Road is part of the Thatcher’s Way cycle route. The site fronts onto both Barford Road and the position of the access need to be identified so that the required sight lines on both sides of the access can be achieved together with sufficient spacing between opposite and adjacent junction spacing from existing accesses. There is scope to convert the verges to footway and/or widen the existing footway to a minimum of 2.0m in width subject to land being adopted highway.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Part of the site falls within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 601

601
Land East of Bedford Road / Oldways Road, Ravensden, Bedford, MK44 2RD
Housing

2.47

70

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

No answers chosen.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

No answers chosen.

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is located on the south side of Oldways Road and east side of Bedford Road, west of the village Ravensden approximately 4 miles north of Bedford town centre. Access point of the site located in Oldways Road, which is a 40mph speed limit road. There is no significant traffic congestion on Oldways or Bedford road. The closest bus stop is located approximately 150m from the northwest corner of the site. There is a 1m footway on Oldways Road and 1.4m footway on Bedford Road adjacent to the site. Cycling is possible on-road. Speed restriction on Oldways Road to be investigated. A Transport Assessment will be required to identify the impact of traffic and satisfactory facilities for both pedestrians and cyclists. The proposal will require a road to adoptable standards in accordance with Bedford Borough Council's highway standards in terms of accommodating the carriageway/footway widths and the required radius kerbs.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(2)Site ID: 602

602
Land east of Hookhams Lane, Salph End, Renhold
Housing

5.93

Circa 100 dwellings, but the scale if flexible and to be discussed with the Council.

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

? Part of a site is within flood zone 2 or 3 but the area proposed for development is in flood zone 1.

x Serious access constraint wider impacts

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Access is dependant on a live application to the west (19/02194/MAO) on Hookhams Lane requiring demolition of an existing residential property (see site 680 below); however a search of the Bedford planning portal indicates that this was refused in Oct 2020. There is moderate congestion in the area during peak times, which this development would contribute to. The closest bus stop is 450m North on Hookhams Lane, with bus line 27, which offers a service of 1 bus per hour. A shared cycle route is just 160m south of the site entrance. Access does not currently appear possible given the rejection of planning permission for demolition of the existing property to the west. Footway would require widening and improving to meet required standards. Connection should be provided to shared cycle path to the south of the site.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

Does not pose risk

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 603

603
Land on the north west of Hall End Road, Wootton
Housing

4.04

90

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

xx Protected species recorded on the site

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site would access Hall End Road, which is an adopted and unclassified road with a footway on the east side and verge on the opposite side. The development proposes 90 residential properties on the site, thus likely to generate significant enough traffic to cause additional congestion on Hall End Road. The closest bus stop is less than 400m away, past Wootton Upper School, serving bus lines 53A, 68 and C5, at a once per 1-2 hours frequency, with more regular services from 750m away on Cause End Rd. The footway outside the site is on the opposite side of Hall End Road and is fairly narrow. Hall End Road is a quite, bicycle-friendly road, however there is no designated cycle route in the vicinity. Pedestrian crossing would be needed to allow access to the footpath, which may also require widening. Designated cycle lane might be required as well. A Transport Assessment would be required to understand the impact on the local highway network as together with the other nearby sites in the vicinity, significant traffic generation can be expected.

No answers chosen.

No noise concerns though a construction management plan would be necessary

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(4)Site ID: 604

604
Land off Roxton Road, Great Barford
Housing

9.94

100

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

? Part of a site is within flood zone 2 or 3 but the area proposed for development is in flood zone 1.

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Extended version of site 355 above. Vehicular access is proposed onto Roxton Road and pedestrian access is proposed onto Penwrights Lane. Some moderate traffic in the area and the size of this development could possibly make this worse. There are bus stops within 250m of the site where the 905 bus provides a half-hourly service between Bedford and Cambridge. Pedestrian access is proposed onto Penwrights Lane, however this is currently an unpaved track so will need to be paved. Pedestrian access should also be given alongside the vehicular access onto Roxton Road where there is an existing adequate pavement. There are no direct cycle connections however the national cycle network passes nearby further up Roxton Road providing off-road or quiet road connections to St Neots and Bedford. Pedestrian access should also be given onto Roxton Road. Consider upgrading the pavement on Roxton Road to a shared cycle/pedestrian path to connect with the existing shared path further up Roxton Road.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 605

605
Former Milwalkees Night Club Rushden Road Souldrop Bedfordshire MK44 1HJ
Employment

0.82

No answer given.

1000

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

0 The proposal appears to have no impact on heritage assets and their significance.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

No answers chosen.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Access onto Souldrop, connecting on to the A6 75m down the road. The Souldrop/A6 junction experiences moderate traffic on the A6 at times so highway impact should be assessed. Google Maps marks a pair of bus stops on the A6 outside the site, but there is no pavement, sign, or road markings showing this, confirmation required. There is no pedestrian or cycle connectivity and no opportunity to create a meaningful link to anywhere. Creation of a pavement on a small stretch of the A6 to accommodate the pair of bus stops, in addition to signs and road markings. Pedestrian or cycle access to the site is not feasible.

Likely to require contaminated land assessment and remediation if required.

road traffic noise from a6 main noise source

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 606

606
Land east Of Heddings Farm, The Lane, Wybsoton
Housing

0.19

3

No answer given.

Below
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

The site is located on the north side of The Lane between Heddings Farm and 90 The Lane in the village of Wyboston approximately 10 miles north-east of Bedford town centre. It is currently greenfield, to be converted to residential. Access is provided via The Lane, an adopted and unclassified single carriageway and much of it is 30mph in speed limit. The carriageway width of The Lane varies but is generally between 5.0m to 6.5m without any footway outside the site either side and without street lighting. No traffic data available for review, however given the nature of The Lane and the small scale of the proposal, unlikely to be any significant issues. As part of a scheme from Highways England to improve the A428 between Black Cat and Caxton Gibbet, the junction between The Lane and the A1 will be closed off and a new link road constructed connecting to the A1, providing a new safer access via Roxton Rd roundabout. There is no dedicated cycle route in the vicinity. Roxton Rd 650m to the west is a cycle friendly route which provides links further afield. The closest bus stop is 160m from the site with 112 Ivel Sprinter stopping twice a day heading to St Neots / Biggleswade while the second closest 750m away serves the 905 connecting Bedford and Cambridge approximately twice per hour. Improvement of pedestrian and cycle access would be needed - provision of a footpath and designated cycle path. Potential to link to footpaths further east along The Lane.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(4)Site ID: 607

607
Land south of Cotton End and at Exeter Wood Farm, Elstow
Housing

16.88

450

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

W boundary / High Road. 2 buses per hour. Width of footway on High Road is approx. 1m, so not sufficient for wheelchairs or prams. Cycle route 500m from site. Widen footway and ensure vegetation is controlled on the A600 and or provide pedestrian link within site north to Cotton End.

No answers chosen.

activity farm unlikely to casue insurmountable noise issues, no concerns

No answer given.

Does not pose risk

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 633

633
Manor Farm, Knotting
Housing

0.91

15

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

X The site is not within or adjoining the urban area or a defined settlement policy area, or within the built form of a small settlement

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

xx The site is more than 0.5 miles from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

The site is located on the east side of Melchbourne Road in the village of Knotting approximately 10 miles north of Bedford town centre. The access point is feasible via Melchbourne Road, which is a 40mph road. There is no traffic congestion in the area. The closest bus stop is directly outside of the site with no frequent bus route connection. There are no footways outside of the site, cycling is possible on-road. Reduce speed limit to 30mph through the process of a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) for any residential development. Development of footway is necessary along the frontage of the site.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(5)Site ID: 634

634
Wilstead Road, Elstow
Housing

76.18

Up to 1400

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

+ The site is within or adjoining the urban area UAB.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

xx Protected species recorded on the site

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not on best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Access using Wilstead Road and the A6. The A6 access will likely require a new connection to the existing A6 roundabout near the south of the site, whilst the Wilstead Rd access will likely require widening works as well as a better managed junction (e.g. signals) to cater for this level of development. The site is well served by the A6 dual carriageway, but Wilstead Road is narrow so action should be taken to make sure that traffic is guided along the A6 and does not use Wilstead Road as a cut-through to Bedford. There are two bus services passing through Elstow (44 & 81) providing a service to Bedford once an hour each. With the size of this development, these could be redirected to travel through the development. There is a cycle/pedestrian path on Wilstead Road however it is narrow and formed of gravel so will need paving and widening. Primary access for the site would be best as a new arm onto the existing southern A6 roundabout. Several measures should be considered to prevent traffic from the site accessing Bedford via Wilstead Road, instead traffic should be pushed onto the A6 and A421. The current shared path on Wilstead Rd will need significantly upgrading, specifically widening and paving.

No answers chosen.

noise from A6 is main issue on this site

Development proposed to the east of the site across the A6 road. Possible impact from operation of Waste Transfer Station owned by Bedford Borough Waste Services. Elstow North is an allocated waste treatment site in M&W local plan.

Does not pose risk

Part of the site falls within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 635

635
Village Farm, Wilstead Road, Elstow
Housing

2.05

45

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

+ The site is within or adjoining the urban area UAB.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

x Protected species could be affected.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

Access onto Wilstead Road. There is moderate traffic in the area but a development of this size would have minimal impact. There are bus stops within 300m of the site providing an hourly service to Luton and a twice hourly (although 2 different routes) service to Bedford Town Centre. There is an adequate pavement running along the frontage of the site. There is no current cycle connectivity, however a cycle link could be added to Abbey Fields, which would make accessing other off-road cycle links in the rest of Bedford much easier. Create a link for pedestrians and cycles from the site to Abbey Fields, vastly improving the possible destinations and routes available for walking and cycling.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(2)Site ID: 636

636
Land at Gibraltar Corner
Housing

23.18

250

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

xx Protected species recorded on the site

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

? Part of a site is within flood zone 2 or 3 but the area proposed for development is in flood zone 1.

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site consists of 3 areas in the hamlet of Gibraltar Corner approximately 3.1 miles west of Bedford town centre. The eastern one has access from the Ridge Road, the western one has access from Wood End Lane and Wootton Road and the third one between the other two has access from Wootton Road. Bus stops are located in a radius of 100m around the three sites with 4 services an hour in each direction. On the east site only there is a footway outside of the site in Ridge Road of 1.2m width. There are no formal cycleways serving the site. A Transport Assessment (TA) will be required to identify the impact on traffic congestion and to recommend satisfactory facilities for both pedestrians and cyclists. Re-design of the Wood End Lane/Ridge Road and Ridge Road/Home Road junctions as a roundabout or signalised junction may be necessary to mitigate the rising traffic of the development. This is likely to be costly, however may be acceptable given the numbers of homes proposed. Development of footways across Wootton Road and Wood End Lane in the frontage of the sites required.

No answers chosen.

only road traffic noise

No answer given.

Does not pose risk

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 637

637
Land at 174 High Street, Elstow
Housing

0.78

15

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

+ The site is within or adjoining the urban area UAB.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not on best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Several potential access points have been proposed for this site as part of a vehicular access report submitted by the applicant. This specific proposal envisages up to 15 dwellings served by the existing narrow access at 174 High St. However as a private drive, this is not likely to be sufficient for this scale of development, and the other potential access points (Red Lion Pub, Pilgrims Way, Dahl Close) should be investigated instead. Visibility splays are also limited and fire engines and refuse vehicles would not be able to access the site via this location. 2 buses per hour. High St is relatively congested. Footway approx 1 m in width. Investigate alternative vehicular access points prior to submitting application, as proposed access at 174 High St is not considered acceptable. Access point at 174 High St could provide pedestrian access and footways should be improved where this joins the High St.

No answers chosen.

No noise concerns unless noise sensitive premises closer to PH than proposed.

No answer given.

Does not pose risk

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(2)Site ID: 638

638
Land at Abbey Field, Elstow
Housing

33.4

300

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

+ The site is within or adjoining the urban area UAB.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

x The site is within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The site is separated from a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

? Part of a site is within flood zone 2 or 3 but the area proposed for development is in flood zone 1.

+ No access constraints

+ No capacity issues

Access using two new access points on Abbey Fields. This road is wide, quiet and should be able to accommodate the extra traffic. There can be moderate traffic west of the site on the A6. There are bus stops on Wilstead Road west of the site providing an hourly service to Luton and a twice hourly (2 different providers) service to Bedford Town Centre. The 21 bus also passes along Abbey Fields towards Bedford once an hour, but there is currently no stop for it to serve the new development. Pedestrian access could be provided with the frontages along West End (A5134) or Wilstead Rd - however in both cases the footpath is the opposite side of the road and a crossing would be required. A cycle lane is available on West End however again a safe crossing would be needed to reach it. The site has the potential to be well-served by bus services, particuarly by rerouting the 21 bus which currently passes along Abbey Fields through the proposed development instead. If not, then a stop on Abbey Fields near the site would be ideal. The best options for pedestrian and cycle access would be on West End and Wilstead Road, however both of these will require a safe crossing point installed to access the pavement or cycle path.

No answers chosen.

noise from both road and industry on the other side of the main road

No answer given.

Does not pose risk

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

Site ID: 639

639
Land off Bedford Road, Wootton
Housing

4.41

50

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

? The classification of the site is not known or it is not clear whether is classified as grade 3a or 3b.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The site is located in the village of Wootton approximately 6 miles south of Bedford town centre. Access to the site is feasible from Bedford Road on the northwest side of the site and in southeast side from Potter's Cross. Potter’s Cross does not have any footways and the current surface of Potter’s Cross is in poor condition. The distance between the bus stops and the extremity of the site boundaries exceed the maximum of 400mm walking distance to a bus stop. A footpath exists across the site off Wootton Road linking to Potter's Cross, although this is unadopted. There are not any formal cycleways way serving the site. A potential point of access that indicated for the development is from south of Wootton Road. Substantial highway improvement would be required in order to bring Potter’s Cross to the current adoptable highway standards with footways and also introduction for measures to improve facilities for sustainable means of transport other than the use of the car. The site would require extensive off-site highway improvements including the construction and provision of at least 1.8m footways either side of Potter’s Cross integrated with the extension of a bus service on Potter’s Cross in order for the access off Potter’s Cross to be viable.

No answers chosen.

no noise concerns

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 640

640
The Paddocks Off Silver Street Great Barford Bedfordshire MK44 3HU
Housing

0.37

5-6

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

xx Protected species recorded on the site

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

+ The site is within flood zone 1 (areas that have been shown to be at less than 0.1% chance of flooding in any year).

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Access onto Silver Street. Sliver Street is narrow and of poor quality, however it could be suitable for a development of this size with some resurfacing and a small amount of widening into the grass verge. Some moderate traffic in Great Barford on occasions however nothing that a development of this size will make worse. There are bus stops within 150m with a small number of infrequent local services, however 550m away are the main village bus stops where the 905 bus provides a half-hourly connection between Bedford and Cambridge. The spur of Silver Street that the site is on has no pavement and little space for pedestrians. There is a paved footpath approx 40m ESE of the site which could be connected to. There is no specific cycle connectivity however the national cycle network passes through Gt Barford so there are nearby off-road or quiet road connections to Bedford and St Neots. Resurface, widen and generally improve the Silver Street access. Look at creating a pedestrian link to the paved footpath 40m ESE of the site. If not possible, look at installing a narrow pavement along the Silver Street spur to the site.

No answers chosen.

consideration to school noise

No answer given.

No answers chosen.

Majority of the site falls in MSA.

No answer given.
 

(1)Site ID: 641

641
Land adjacent to 72 High Street, Great Barford MK44 3JJ
Housing

0.57

10

No answer given.

Above
Site selection criteria

? The site is within or adjoining a defined settlement policy area or within the built form of a small settlement.

+ The site is not within or adjoining the air quality management area.

+ The site is not within or adjoining a site of nature conservation importance

xx Protected species recorded on the site

? Uncertain or insufficient information

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

x The proposal has the potential to cause harm to heritage assets. This harm may range from low to high. There may be options to avoid, reduce or mitigate this harm and where sites have not been ruled out altogether for other reasons, further assessment will be undertaken to more fully explore impacts on significance and options for harm reduction and mitigation. This further assessment may ultimately lead to the conclusion that the site should not be allocated.

No answers chosen.

No answers chosen.

+ The site adjoins a defined settlement policy area or the built form of a small settlement.

x The site is not previously developed land as defined in the NPPF.

x All or a majority of the site is best and most versatile agricultural land as defined in the NPPF.

+ The site is not located in a source protection zone.

x The majority of the site is within flood zone 2.

+ No access constraints

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

Access as existing onto High Street. Some