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

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Runnymede Borough Council (Rac… 22 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Economy Policy EC1: Meeting Employment Needs

  • Comment ID: pol/368
  • Status: Accepted
In light of the shortfall in employment space to meet local needs, it is recommended that SBC considers safeguarding the sites it has with Article 4 Directions, noting the other pressures for growth (housing delivery) and bearing in mind the proposed Green Belt acquisition by Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) for its cargo related activities (as part of its DCO application). This would also prevent permitted development rights reducing the already short supply of employment land. Article 4 Directio
Carter Jonas (Mr Kieron Gregson) 21 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Economy Policy EC1: Meeting Employment Needs

  • Comment ID: pol/514
  • Status: Accepted
Policy EC1 states "proposals for new industrial, warehousing and storage (B1c, B2 and B8) floorspace will be directed to the industrial Strategic Employment Areas, any of the existing industrial estates and any sites where this use class of floorspace is included in the site allocation in the Local Plan". As indicated above, given the proximity of Site B to Heathrow Airport and its poor performance in Green Belt terms, the Site represents an ideal location for development in relation to the eit
Heathrow Airport (Mr Stephen Allen) 21 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Economy Policy EC1: Meeting Employment Needs

  • Comment ID: pol/237
  • Status: Accepted
We welcome the Council's in-principle support for the expansion of Heathrow Airport as stated in paragraph 9 of the policy. We note however that this support is 'subject to' the provisions of Policy SP7. As written, the policy could be interpreted as providing additional tests above and beyond the Airports National Policy Statement (ANPS). For the Plan to be found sound, we suggest that this language should be changed so that 'subject to' is replaced with 'as set out in'. We recognise that the
Savills (Tim Price) 21 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Economy Policy EC1: Meeting Employment Needs

  • Comment ID: pol/503
  • Status: Accepted
Policy EC1 sets out the preferred approach to meeting employment needs within Spelthorne. The general principles of Part (2) of the Policy around protecting and enhancing established employment areas, supporting proposal to deliver employment floorspace for modern business needs and creating a range of types and sizes of new employment premises are all strongly supported. The support for the intensification of existing Employment Area in Part (3) of the Policy is also supported. However as set
Royal Borough of Windsor and M… 21 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Economy Policy EC1: Meeting Employment Needs

  • Comment ID: pol/339
  • Status: Accepted
RBWM have no objections to the strategic employment areas at this stage and look forward to the forthcoming policy maps. We generally welcome Policy EC1 'Meeting Employment Needs' but raise concern to the loss of -20,800sqm of floorspace for B2 employment use. We recommend that further work is undertaken to monitor demand and supply trends of employment floorspace and land so Spelthorne can support economic growth and meet employment needs. In order to meet local employment needs, a net gain of
Carter Jonas (Christopher Cooper) 21 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Economy Policy EC1: Meeting Employment Needs

  • Comment ID: pol/517
  • Status: Accepted
Policy EC1 states "proposals for new office and research & development (B1a and B1b) floorspace will be directed sequentially to Staines-Upon-Thames town centre and the Strategic Employment Areas". It also states that "proposals for new industrial, warehousing and storage (B1c, B2 and B8) floorspace will be directed to the industrial Strategic Employment Areas, any of the existing industrial estates and any sites where this use class of floorspace is included in the site allocation in the Local
Barton Willmore (M Ed Pigott) 21 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Economy Policy EC1: Meeting Employment Needs

  • Comment ID: pol/268
  • Status: Accepted
Paragraph 80 of the NPPF sets out the planning policies should help to create the conditions in which businesses can invest, expand and adapt. 'Significant weight' should be placed on the need to support economic growth and productivity, taking into account both local business needs and wider opportunities for development. The approach taken should allow each area to build on its strengths, counter any weaknesses and address the challenges of the future. Paragraph 81 goes on to state that Planni
Aberdeen Standard Investments… 20 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Economy Policy EC1: Meeting Employment Needs

  • Comment ID: pol/181
  • Status: Accepted
Policy EC1: Meeting Employment Needs 2.18 Policy EC1 seeks to protect six designated employment areas as Strategic Employment Areas where changes of use of land and/or buildings from employment to non-employment use will be resisted. On the basis that the Policies Map, which identifies these sites, is forthcoming, clarity is sought on the location of these designations. 2.19 Clarification is also sought as to the timings associated with the production of the Policies Map, specifically in relatio
Staines Town Society (Sir/Mada… 20 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Economy Policy EC1: Meeting Employment Needs

  • Comment ID: pol/162
  • Status: Accepted
Policy EC1 states that change of use of Strategic Employment Sites will be resisted. There does not seem to be a contingency plan for the disappearance of a major employer, e.g. BP collapsing because of the switch from fossil fuels, or Shepperton Studios' parent company deciding to relocate it. What happens inside the Heathrow DCO zone, if the DCO is granted? Does Spelthorne still have any planning jurisdiction, over large chunks of Stanwell & Stanwell Moor? We have not found anything in the Pl
Shepperton Residents Association 16 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Economy Policy EC1: Meeting Employment Needs

  • Comment ID: pol/79
  • Status: Accepted
Clauses 3 & 4 are of concern as it could give Shepperton Studios a further acquisition of more Green Belt land. Option 1 is ok as long as it is strictly controlled by the planning process.
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