Spelthorne Local Plan - Preferred Options Consultation: Policies and Site Allocations

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Iceni Projects (Maddi Simpson) 21 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Infrastructure and Delivery Policy ID1: Infrastructure and delivery

  • Comment ID: pol/491
  • Status: Accepted
The Need to Deliver Schools The Preferred Option consultation document doesn't consider where schools will be delivered to support the delivery of housing in the borough. The delivery of a school is one of the most important pieces of infrastructure that can be provided within a District, yet this area of development is often overlooked. The delivery of significant levels of new development and family homes will also drive needs for new and expanded schools, yet the Local Plan makes no provisio
Iceni Projects (Maddi Simpson) 21 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Strategic policies Policy ST2: Planning for the Borough

  • Comment ID: pol/487
  • Status: Accepted
The spatial strategy will help inform the overall level and distribution of growth in Spelthorne. The strategy was informed by the Issues and Options stage of the Local Plan whereby four strategic options were consulted on. An additional alternative strategy which includes Kempton Park Garden Village has been considered and rejected since this stage. The Draft Sustainability Appraisal states that Option 4 is the preferred approach for development, this entails: Increasing densities in town cent
Iceni Projects (Maddi Simpson) 21 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Housing Policy H1: Homes for All

  • Comment ID: pol/489
  • Status: Accepted
Housing Mix and Standards states that development proposals will be expected to contribute to meeting identified housing needs by providing a housing mix as set out in the Strategic Housing Market Assessment or any similar evidence for market and affordable units. The Council wants to deliver a wide variety of high quality homes that provide all tenures, types and sizes of housing to meet the needs of the community. This approach is welcomed; although will not be achieved by imposing a Borough
Iceni Projects (Maddi Simpson) 21 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Housing Policy H2: Affordable Housing

  • Comment ID: pol/490
  • Status: Accepted
The policy states that the Council will require at least 40% affordable housing units on all schemes of 10 units or more. This is not supported by the necessary evidence and therefore not currently justified. The Council should carry out this work as it will act as crucial evidence to support the Local Plan when at examination. As required by Paragraph 34 of the NPPF, plans should include setting out the levels and types of affordable housing provision required, along with other infrastructure.