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16/P/01679 | Outline application for up to 154 dwellings, access, parking, open space, landscaping and balancing pond. | Land south of Guildford Road, and to the south and east of Dene Close, Ash, GU12 6BS
Name Constraint Type
General Standards of Development Policy G1 General Standards of Development Proposals will be permitted if they comply with the relevant Local Plan Policies and the following requirements are met: G1 (1) Parking Provision Parking is provided in accordance with the parking policy and parking standards of the plan set out in Chapter 7 and in Appendix 1. G1 (2) Transport Provision, Access, Highway Layout and Capacity Satisfactory access and highway layout is provided and the traffic generated by the development is compatible with the local road network. Appropriate provision has been made for pedestrian, cyclist and public transport facilities. G1 (3) Protection of amenities enjoyed by occupants of buildings The amenities enjoyed by occupants of buildings are protected from unneighbourly development in terms of privacy, access to sunlight and daylight, noise, vibration, pollution, dust and smell. G1 (4) Access for people with disabilities Development to which the public would reasonably have access makes provision for safe and convenient access by people with disabilities. G1 (5) Crime Prevention The design and layout of buildings and surrounding spaces provides for public safety and deters vandalism and crime. G1 (6) Flood Protection Areas of floodplain, identified on the Proposals Map, are safeguarded from development that would increase the risk to people or property from flooding. G1 (7) Land Drainage and Public Utility Infrastructure Adequate land drainage and public utility infrastructure is in place to meet the needs of the development. G1 (8) Light Pollution External lighting is designed to minimise glare and the spillage of light from the sight. G1 (9) Energy Conservation. The design and layout is energy efficient. G1 (10) Conservation of Water Resources. The design, layout and landscaping is efficient in the use of water. G1 (11) Development on or Close to Contaminated Land Where a proposed development is on or close to contaminated land the applicant demonstrates that the site is safe or can be made so through remedial measures. G1 (12) Safeguarding and Enhancement of the landscape and existing natural features Development is designed to safeguard and enhance the characteristic landscape of the locality and existing natural features on the site, such as, hedgerows, trees, watercourses and ponds which are worthy of protection. G1 (13) Mixed Use Where appropriate the development incorporates or maintains an existing mix of land uses and activities where: (a) The uses are mutually compatible; (b) There is no unacceptable disturbance through traffic, noise, pollution or other adverse effects.
Design Code Policy G5 Design Code Development proposals which do not comply with the following design requirements will not be permitted: G5 (1) Context for Design New development respects established street patterns, plot sizes, building lines, topography, established views, landmark buildings, roof treatment, aspect and relationship with other buildings. G5 (2) Scale, Proportion and Form New buildings respect the scale, height and proportions and materials of the surrounding environment. G5 (3) Space Around Buildings Existing spaces of value are respected and new spaces created through development should have an attractive and identifiable character. G5 (4) Street Level Design Buildings and spaces at pedestrian level provide visual interest and a sense of place and identity. G5 (5) Layout The built layout is easily understood by the user and creates areas of identifiable character. G5 (6) Important Public Views and Roofscape Important public views are protected and opportunities to create attractive new views and vistas are provided and encouraged. G5 (7) Materials and Architectural Detailing Materials are of a high standard and harmonise with surrounding buildings. Detailing on new buildings is durable and reinforces the identity and character of an area. G5 (8) Traffic, Parking and Design The visual impact of traffic and associated access and parking is minimised, especially in sensitive locations. G5 (9) Landscaping Design A high standard of landscaping, to include walls, enclosures and paving schemes, as well as trees and other planting is provided to ensure that new development integrates into the existing townscape and landscape. G5 (10) Open Spaces of Value Open spaces, whether public or private, which contribute to the character of an area, in terms of the views they create, the feeling of openness they allow, are protected.
Planning Benefits Policy G6 Planning Benefits Where necessary to the grant of planning permission and in order to meet a planning need arising from a proposed development the Borough Council will seek from developers the provision of suitable planning benefits.
Affordable Housing Policy H11 Affordable Housing An element of affordable housing will be sought by negotiation with developers of all housing developments of 15 or more dwellings, or residential sites of 0.5Ha or more irrespective of the number of dwellings. In settlements in rural areas with a population of 3,000 or fewer a threshold of 10 or more dwellings, or residential sites of 0.4Ha or more irrespective of the number of dwellings, will be applied. At least 30% of the housing on the Bright Hill Car Park site should be affordable housing. At least 30% will also be sought on any unidentified sites in excess of the above thresholds which may come forward during the plan period. The final number of units to be provided may vary with regard to site suitability, the need for affordable housing, and any other material planning or marketing considerations. The Council will require secure arrangements to be made to ensure that the benefit of affordable housing will be enjoyed by successive as well as by initial occupiers of the property. The affordable housing provided should be dispersed in the scheme rather than concentrated in one place. Planning permission will not be granted for development which would result in the loss of any affordable housing which has been negotiated.
Provision for Cyclists and Pedestrians Policy M6 Provision for Cyclists and Pedestrians The Proposals Map shows specific routes along which the council will undertake or promote measures to encourage cycling, including improvements in the safety and convenience of the routes, the designation of cycle lanes, signposting and the provision of cycle parking facilities. Major travel generating development, including residential developments, will be expected to make provision for cyclists and link with existing and planned routes. All new developments will be expected to make provision for cycle parking in accordance with the standards set out in Appendix 1. Major development will not be permitted where it interrupts established or proposed cycle routes. Permission will not be granted that would predjudice established or proposed pedestrian routes or pedestrian priority schemes.
Potential Special Protection Areas Policy NE1 Potential Special Protection Areas (pSPA) and Candidate Special Areas of Conservation (cSAC) Planning permission will not be granted for proposals which are likely to destroy or have an adverse effect directly or indirectly on the nature conservation value of potential Special Protection Areas (pSPA) and candidate Special Areas of Conservation (cSAC), as shown on the Proposals Map.
Species Protection Policy NE4 Species Protection Planning permission will not be granted for any development that would be liable to cause any demonstrable harm to a species of animal or plant or its habitat, protected under British Law unless conditions are attached requiring the developer to take steps to secure their protection.
Countryside Beyond the Green Belt Policy RE4 Countryside Beyond the Green Belt Development in the Countryside Beyond the Green Belt will be resisted except for that related to: 1 Agriculture and forestry; 2 The reasonable expansion of existing employment uses to diversify the rural economy; 3 Outdoor sport and recreational uses; Uses of land which preserve the openness of the countryside, and the following criteria are met: 1 Built development is strictly limited to that essential for the use to operate; 2 Agriculture and forestry interests are protected; 3 New buildings or extensions are located and designed to minimise their impact on the environment, are satisfactorily screened, landscaped and are constructed of external materials appropriate to the rural setting; 4 The development as a whole will not be of a size and scale that would detract from the character of the rural landscape; 5 Affordable housing for local needs in accordance with Policy H12; 6 The re-use and adaptation of rural buildings in accordance with Polices RE9 and RE10.

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