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

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Barton Willmore (M Ed Pigott) 21 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Environment Policy E5: Open Space

  • Comment ID: pol/267
  • Status: Accepted
SEGRO welcome and support the Council's confirmation, within Policy E5, that provision for new open space will only apply to residential development. This should be carried forward into later iterations of the Plan.
Terence O'Rourke (Alex Chapman) 21 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Environment Policy E5: Open Space

  • Comment ID: pol/531
  • Status: Accepted
The Borough is unlikely to have any surplus land that is currently in use for sports, recreational and open space to meet future development needs. The proposed spatial strategy is not making additional land available as open space. This will result in a shortfall in publicly accessible outdoor sports and recreation provision as well as green infrastructure, including natural green space and parkland. The shortfalls will be particularly acute given the reliance on small sites and brownfield lan
Mrs Polly Watson 20 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Environment Policy E5: Open Space

  • Comment ID: pol/107
  • Status: Accepted
Open spaces that enhance biodiversity and provide green space for recreational and relaxing opportunities for all are vital for sustaining healthy communities. They should be considered within all developments however large or small, whether it is shared green space for a small development of flats or community space for larger developments.
Rupert Jackson 20 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Environment Policy E5: Open Space

  • Comment ID: pol/114
  • Status: Accepted
Spelthorne has a huge shortage of open accessible space and the Council should be seeking to improve and expand existing open space and improve accessibilty to local residents without any new housing developments
Home Builders Federation (Mark… 20 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Environment Policy E5: Open Space

  • Comment ID: pol/144
  • Status: Accepted
E5: Open space This policy requires applicants to have regard to the standards for open space as set out in the Open Space Assessment. Whilst we welcome the fact that the Council are not setting rigid standards in policy for open space, we are concerned that there is minimal guidance as to how the overarching standards for open space relate to individual developments. We would welcome clarification as to what open space is expected in each development and for this level to be tested through the
Staines Town Society (Sir/Mada… 20 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Environment Policy E5: Open Space

  • Comment ID: pol/161
  • Status: Accepted
Policy E5, open space, is generally welcome, but we would like to stress that non-sporty open space is also valuable, especially to an ageing population. Walking or sitting in parks and gardens, or just looking at them in passing, gives enjoyment. Clause 3 is a less specific version of current Policy CO3, but perhaps that gives it more chance of being implemented. Staines town centre will become desperately in need of open space as its population grows. The final list of Local Green Spaces shou
Shepperton Residents Association 16 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Environment Policy E5: Open Space

  • Comment ID: pol/78
  • Status: Accepted
As above, this policy appears good in theory but doesn't collate to the Council's recent proposal to build on Staines Park, fortunately now withdrawn.
Sport England (Mr Owen Neal) 14 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Environment Policy E5: Open Space

  • Comment ID: pol/54
  • Status: Accepted
Existing Open Space Sport England considers that it would be preferable to set out the exceptional circumstances in which open space; land used for sport; playing field land can be lost as set out in paragraph 97 of the NPPF. Provision of new open space Sport England welcomes the reference to the Playing Pitch Strategy within the policy. It will be important that any new proposals for residential development provides opportunities to the meet the additional demand for sport and recreation gen
Mrs Susan Brighton 10 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Environment Policy E5: Open Space

  • Comment ID: pol/48
  • Status: Accepted
I would like to see safe access to current green spaces improved, such as: Bedfont Lakes - safe pedestrian access over Clockhouse Lane railway bridge to the Clockhouse lane entrance. It's a beautiful park right on our doorstep but spelthorne residents are forced to drive because of the lack of footpath over the bridge. Hounslow have built the footpath just the otherside of the bridge. Staines Common: The single width footpath from Windsor Drive to the common is winding, heavily enclosed by fen
Ashford and St. Peter's Hospit… 19 Dec 2019

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Environment Policy E5: Open Space

  • Comment ID: pol/461
  • Status: Accepted
ASPH supports the policy to maintain and develop green spaces