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Land adjoining Box End House, Box End, Road, Kempston Rural
The site has an extant permission for a hotel which has been commenced.
Equestrian/Box End Road
, Self-build/Custom build homes
Market housing - Owner occupied
, Affordable Housing - Affordable rent
, Affordable Housing - Shared ownership
Suitable access is achievable
Access will be provided off Box End Road as indicated on the Site Location Plan.
The proposed scheme will address climate change through appropriate adaptation and mitigation measures in the design. Where possible the dwellings will utilise low carbon building materials. The dwellings will be energy efficient and will be designed for comfort by balancing passive cooling design strategies which maximise comfort and minimise energy use during the warmer summers, with adequate levels of insulation for the warmer winters. The dwellings will be constructed so they are weather tight, robust enough to withstand extreme weather, and with foundations which are appropriate for their lifetime. The design will also include measures for water efficiency and effective drainage.
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Site not in accordance with the emerging development strategy
Exclude from further assessment
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
x A site accessibility score of 4 is recorded where 4 is 21 – 30 minutes’ walk.
x The site is within 10 minutes’ walk of a bus stop with an infrequent bus service (less frequent than hourly each day) which enables travel 8am6pm Monday to Friday to a major employer.
+ 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
+ The site is within or adjoining the green infrastructure opportunity network and able to enhance the network.
+ Opportunity area for 3 or more ecosystem services covers less than 25% of the site.
0 No renewable energy generation scheme included and efficiency standards that meet normal standards.
x A site accessibility score of 4 is recorded where 4 is 21 – 30 minutes’ walk
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.
0 Proposal is not employment related.
0 Proposal does not include a main town centre use.
x The proposal does not include and is not within 400m walking distance of a publicly accessible open space.
+ The proposal includes or is within 800m of a publicly accessible sports facility.
? It is uncertain what effect the proposal is likely to have on the landscape / more information is required.
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.
+ The site is likely to provide a mix of housing and include affordable housing.
x The development will not meet identified needs eg elderly, care, travellers.
+ The site is within 800m of a facility where cultural or social activities can be accessed.
+ The development is likely to increase public surveillance or increase activity.
+ No access constraints
? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation
The site is located adjacent to southern boundary of property Box End House on the east side of Box End Road and is approximately 4.5 miles south-west of Bedford town centre. Traffic generation from the potential residential development would generate an increase in pedestrian and traffic movements. Box End Road is a bus route and bus stops facilities exist outside 31 Box End Road and approximately 480m distance from the site. The footway strip outside the site of Box End Road approximately 1m in width and grass verge behind the footway. Cycling is possible by using the road surface. Given the proposal a road to adoptable standards is required in accordance with Bedford Borough Council's highway standards in respect of width of carriageway, provision of footway/maintenance margins and radius kerbs at the junction. There is scope for the extension of the existing bus service. There is potential to upgrade the footway to at least 1.8m in width in Box End Road. Pedestrian crossing points need to be identified at key points to enable safe crossing points for pedestrians.
close to box end water park
Entire site falls within the boundary of a MSA.
The site has been excluded from further assessment at Stage 1 because its location is not in accordance with the development strategy.