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 Design Policy DS1: Place shaping

  • Comment ID: pol/371
  • Status: Accepted
Higher-rise development in appropriate locations should be supported by a visual impact assessment and demonstrate a positive contribution to the skyline through its architectural merits. In Staines, the Masterplan will provide site specific guidance on the design of larger and tall buildings. On a case-by­case basis, it may be appropriate for larger developments to be shaped by a design panel review process at the applicant's expense, and in conjunction with the Council. The suggestions below c
Royal Borough of Windsor and M… 21 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Design Policy DS1: Place shaping

  • Comment ID: pol/342
  • Status: Accepted
RBWM Highways supports the commitments to maximising opportunities for pedestrian and cycle movement and to linking people and places through active and sustainable travel choices delivered to best practice standards. Consideration should also be given to linking new developments to the wider walking, cycling and public transport networks, catering for cross-boundary journeys as well as local journeys.
Barton Willmore (M Ed Pigott) 21 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Design Policy DS1: Place shaping

  • Comment ID: pol/269
  • Status: Accepted
Policy DS1 sets out the Council's stance on place shaping. The Council will require a high standard of design and layout of new development. Within the Reasoned Justification it currently states that planning applications must be supported by design statements. This should be amended to clarify that Design and Access Statements are only required in certain instances. Suggested Policy Wording Reasoned Justification Planning applications must be supported by design statements, where required by
Staines Town Society (Sir/Mada… 20 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Design Policy DS1: Place shaping

  • Comment ID: pol/165
  • Status: Accepted
Policy DS1 is the current EN1 with improvements and is welcome. Clause 7 is an interesting attempt to shape high-rise development but may be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of new building to be crammed into Staines. Policy DS2 is similarly welcome.
Aberdeen Standard Investments… 20 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Design Policy DS1: Place shaping

  • Comment ID: pol/182
  • Status: Accepted
Policy DS1: Place Shaping 2.23 The principles and objectives set out are supported and future development proposals for the Site will duly consider Policy DS1 in terms of design. 2.24 Point 7 is particularly supported in the Council's attitude towards major developments and their role in creating their own identity to ensure cohesive and vibrant neighbourhoods, however, as previously stated, given that in Staines, the Masterplan will provide site specific guidance on the design of larger and tal
Spelthorne Borough Council (Cl… 20 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Design Policy DS1: Place shaping

  • Comment ID: pol/201
  • Status: Accepted
This policy provides no methods by which objective assessments can be made and therefore is totally subjective. As the old policy H05 is to be replaced, there are to be no limits or target densities defined giving free rein to developers. This policy, in its current form, will leave the whole borough open to whatever developers consider to be "good design", with no limits specified. In the 2019 Conservative manifesto it describes "Beautiful, high-quality homes. We will ask every community to de
Sport England (Mr Owen Neal) 14 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Design Policy DS1: Place shaping

  • Comment ID: pol/56
  • Status: Accepted
Sport England along with Public Health England have co-produced 'Active Design' guidance which identifies a number of key principles for creating healthy communities which promote active lifestyles. There is overlap here with some of the policy strands above, and Sport England would encourage cross-reference to our Active Design guidance which can be found at www.sportengland.org/activedesign within the local plan.
Henry Streeter Limited (Mr R Cruse) 06 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Design Policy DS1: Place shaping

  • Comment ID: pol/39
  • Status: Accepted
We support Policy DS1.7 in that new sites that come forward outside of existing areas will be capable of creating a new character. Therefore the principle on density and height that may be applicable to sites in existing urban areas can be varied and a different approach taken on those sites being released from the Green Belt through this plan review.
Ashford and St. Peter's Hospit… 19 Dec 2019

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Design Policy DS1: Place shaping

  • Comment ID: pol/465
  • Status: Accepted
ASPH supports the Place Shaping policy