Site ID: 701
Site Assessment Pro Formas
Representation ID: 5392
Respondent: Mrs Lynn Tippett-Wilson
The roads near this land are not geared up to support an additional 30-40 dwellings - they are poorly maintained and the increased traffic and congestion would adversely affect the mental wellbeing of existing residents of Renhold. Further animal habitats that have been in existence for hundreds of years would be decimated.
Site Assessment Pro Formas
Representation ID: 8660
Respondent: Mr and Mrs N/A Box
Agent: DLP Planning Limited
4.1 The Council’s assessment of the site makes a number of assumptions and statements regarding the capacity and suitability of our client’s site for development. Some of these are incorrect and therefore our response to each of the points within the assessment is provided in the table below together with a red, amber, green colour coding assessment.
SEE ATTACHMENT FOR ASSESSMENT TABLE
4.2 An updated Access Appraisal has been prepared by DLP’s Sustainable Development Team and demonstrates that a safe and suitable access to the site can be achieved for vehicles and pedestrians. In summary;
• There is existing pedestrian infrastructure which, coupled with minor footway improvements at the site access, provide direct connectivity to the nearest bus stops. The nearest bus stops are well within the recommended maximum walking distance.
• There are various destinations, both employment and education, that are located within a reasonable walking or cycling distance of the site with footway connections
to these provided via existing infrastructure on Wilden Road.
• Wilden Road is subject to a 30mph speed limit and therefore considered suitable to accommodate a new access for residential purpose. Actual vehicle speeds are lower than the posted 30mph speed limit.
• Recorded vehicle speeds on Wilden Road indicate that the road operates in ‘free flow’ conditions during the AM and PM peaks.
• A development of 30 units would only generate around one additional vehicle movement during the AM and PM peak hours, this is not considered material and would not have a material negative impact on the free flow operation of Wilden Road.
• A safe and suitable site access with visibility splays in line with local requirements and national guidance could be achieved with minimal highway improvements required to deliver it.
4.3 In conclusion, having notable regard to Paragraphs 110 and 111 of the NPPF, the Access Appraisal has clearly demonstrated a safe and suitable access arrangement can continue to be provided, that the redevelopment will not unacceptably impact on wider highway safety and that the redevelopment will not lead to a severe impact on the surrounding highway network. It is therefore considered that a residential development of 30/40 dwellings would comply with both national and local transport planning policy and best practice.
APPENDIX 1 OF ATTACHMENT IS A SITE APPRAISAL FOR LAND WEST OF WILDEN ROAD, SALPH END, RENHOLD
APPENDIX 2 OF ATTACHMENT IS SITE ACCESS APPRAISAL - SEPTEMBER 2021 UPDATE