Call for Sites Form

Form ID: 258

Land owner

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Field East of Berry Farm House, Cranfield Road Wootton Bedfordshire Approx. 17.1 ha

Agricultural

Residential

Woodland and leisure

Employment

Residential

No

Housing

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300

Family houses

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Approx. 17.7 per hectare

Market housing - Owner occupied , Affordable Housing - Affordable rent , Affordable Housing - Shared ownership

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Nothing chosen

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Suitable access is achievable

Through a new residential development site being built to the west of the subject land. The Council sold the adjacent land for development and reserved access into the subject site off the estate roads that were to be developed. The plan dated 21/02/2014 shows possible access routes into the site before the adjacent site was developed. Development of the adjacent site is now well underway including new estate roads.

Yes

No

No

No

150

150

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2024

All development will proceed in line with current building regulations and Council policies relating to energy efficiency. The owner will probably nit be the ultimate developer. Nevertheless the owner may prioritise proposed schemes that maximise energy efficient house developments. In particular developers will be asked to consider installing solar panels on all pitched roofs with a southerly aspect subject to on -going grant availability at competitive rates.

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Site not in accordance with the emerging development strategy

Exclude from further assessment

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

+ A site accessibility score of 6 is recorded where 6 is 11 – 20 minutes’ walk.

+ A site accessibility score of 6 is recorded where 6 is 11 – 20 minutes’ walk.

xx There is no public transport within 10 minutes’ walk to enable access 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

x Protected species could be affected.

? 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.

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

+ A site accessibility score of 6 is recorded where 6 is 11 – 20 minutes’ walk.

+ A site accessibility score of 6 is recorded where 6 is 11 – 20 minutes’ walk

xx There is no public transport within 10 minutes’ walk to enable access to a major employer.

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.

x The proposal does not include and is not 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.

+ 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).

+ 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.

x The site is not within 800m of a facility where cultural or social activities can be accessed.

0 Neutral.

+ The development is likely to increase public surveillance or increase activity.

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

+ A site accessibility score of 6 is recorded where 6 is 11 – 20 minutes’ walk.

+ A site accessibility score of 6 is recorded where 6 is 11 – 20 minutes’ walk

xx There is no public transport within 10 minutes’ walk to enable access to a major employer.

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The access to the site is through Wootton Green which is unpaved road and would need to be upgraded as part of the development. The scale of the proposal could cause moderate problems with existing traffic congestion. The distance from the site to the bus stops is approximately 300m. There are no footways either side of Wootton Green. Cranfield Road is classified as a cycle friendly road. The proposal will require an adoptable road in accordance with BBC’s highway standards. A Transport Assessment will be required to identify the impact of development on the highway with mitigation measures as well as improve sustainable modes of transport including walking, cycling and public transport.

Nothing chosen

noise from commercial to the east and road traffic to be considered

Site does not fall 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.