Site ID: 1231
Site Assessment Pro Formas
Representation ID: 5459
Respondent: GB PC
Poor access on to narrow road. Development would generate traffic that would intensify use of extremely bad visibility junction to High St. Junction to Roxton Rd is better, but still poor geometry.
Site Assessment Pro Formas
Representation ID: 6045
Respondent: Kler Group
Agent: Cerda Planning Ltd
Site 1231 – Addingtons Road, Great Barford
Question 1a – the site adjoins a settlement policy area and as such should be scored ‘+’ as per question 8b.
Question 2b – the site has been the subject of a previous planning application. Birds have been found at the site, but no other protected species (bats, GCN, reptiles, Badgers) have been found. The development of the site provides the opportunity to enhance existing habitat as well as create new habitat of greater value to wildlife. An ecologically guided management plan should be implemented in order to maximise the biodiversity value of the habitats and features retained by the scheme. Sensitive management of woodland, wetland, and hedgerows would provide the most benefit. Retained hedgerows could be bolstered and enhanced by planting additional native species to increase species richness. As such the site should be scored ‘+’.
Question 2c – the site has the ability to achieve net gain through an ecologically guided management plan in order to maximise the biodiversity value of the habitats and features retained by the scheme. As such the site should be scored ‘+’.
Question 4a – there are no designated or non-designated heritage assets within the site. Development has the potential to affect the setting of off-site designated heritage assets, however this is considered to be no more than less than substantial harm. Discussions with the Council indicate that the public benefits outweigh the less than substantial harm. As such the site should be scored ‘+’.
Question 11a – given the area proposed for development is located wholly in FZ1 the site should be scored ‘+’.
Question 15f – a Transport Statement accompanying a previous planning application for residential development has considered various off-site highway works in order to mitigate impacts arising from development and link the site to the existing connection network, as set out in the call for sites pro forma. All of the measures identified can be achieved. As such the site should be scored ‘+’.
Contaminated land – the site is greenfield, and in any event is not contaminated. No issues were previously identified in the earlier planning application or appeal in relation to ground conditions. As such the site should be scored ‘+’.