Call for Sites Form

Form ID: 761

Land owner

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Yes

Land east of Water Lane, north of the A421, Renhold

Agriculture

Agricultural

A421

Agricultural

Water Lane and grounds of Howbury Hall

No

Employment

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Mix of B1, B2, B8 and EV charging - please see accompanying statement

800,000 sqft (74,300 sqm)

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Suitable access is achievable

The site would be accessed from and upgraded roundabout at the A41 slip road junction

Yes

No

No

No

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2024

Please see accompanying statement

22.32

Above

None

Include in next stage of assessment

Site is available

Include in next stage of assessment

? The site is within or adjoining 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.

xx A site accessibility score of 0 is recorded where 0 is more than 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

? Uncertain or insufficient information.

? 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.

x A site accessibility score of 4 is recorded where 4 is 21 – 30 minutes’ walk

xx A site accessibility score of 0 is recorded where 0 is more than 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.

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.

+ Proposal includes permanent economic and employment opportunities.

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.

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).

0 Residential development not proposed.

0 Residential development not proposed.

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.

x A site accessibility score of 4 is recorded where 4 is 21 – 30 minutes’ walk.

xx A site accessibility score of 0 is recorded where 0 is more than 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.

? Potential access requiring mitigation

? Potential capacity problem requiring mitigation

The promoter suggests the site would be accessed from and upgraded roundabout at the A421 slip road junction. Also potential access point to the east of the site on Water End, where there already is a dirt road. Some congestion issues in the vicinity. Part of the southern perimeter has a footway that is wider than 1m, no footways along Water End. No cycle connectivity in the vicinity. The closest bus stop is 300m North on Green End, offering bus line 27 with 1 bus per hour. The double roundabout just south of the site has some congestion issues at peak times and could benefit upgrading to support this development if it proceeds. Part of the southern perimeter has a footway that is wider than 1m. This footway could be extended north on Water End. River Great Ouse to the south of the site has a cycling route. This could be connected to the site offering significant benefits, but likely at a substantial cost.

Nothing chosen

noise from bypass only concern

Site does not fall within the boundary of a MSA.

The site is suitable for allocation for employment development in combination with Site 764. Allocation principles include: - preparation of a masterplan, - development for employment, - landscape considerations given proximity to Renhold Green End and this site being a gateway location, - Transport assessment and sustainable transport connections, - site specific flood risk assessment, - consideration of heritage assets. Site is proposed for allocation EMP6 Land at Water End and St Neots Road.