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Representations on Preferred Options Local Plan - NC1: North Colchester and Severalls Strategic Economic Area

Representation ID: 3125

OBJECT Barton Willmore (Paul Newton)

Summary:

The permitted Class D2 leisure component of the 2006 permission has been delivered by way of the new David Lloyd health and fitness centre and cannot be used to justify other D2 class uses in this location. Reference to leisure should be removed.
A sequential assessment is required under NPPF paragraph 23 for leisure uses and has not been undertaken. Land north and south of Tollgate West, Stanway represents a sequentially preferable location (in relation to the existing Tollgate District Centre) for such use against the terms of the NPPF.

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Representation ID: 3080

OBJECT Ms Suzanne Whitworth

Summary:

Objects to proposed housing and POS allocations at Mill Road sports Ground. Omission to utilise receipts from employment uses to fund relocation of Rugby Club. Inadequate policy and financial justification associated with the limited range of sports activies identified within Zone 3. Lack of provision for loss of existing sports facilities not made within Zone 3. Support Colchester Cavaliers Cricket Club, Gladiators American Football, Eastern Rhino rugby Leagues, Archery Club and Iceni Dog Club on existing Mill Road site. Mill Road makes positive contribution to visual character of area and provides green lung.

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Representation ID: 3039

OBJECT Churchmanor Estates Compnay PLC (Martin Robeson) represented by Martin Robeson Planning Practice (Mr Martin Robeson)

Summary:

We are concerned at the different treatment being suggested for the three Economic Areas with an apparently more relaxed regime applying to North Colchester and Severalls area compared for instance with that of Stanway.

There appears to be no cogent explanation of how land has been zoned. The approach to zone 1 at North Colchester is radically different to that at Stanway where highly restrictive criteria are applied to non B Class uses, notwithstanding the evidence base identifying the very high quality of the employment land resource at North Colchester.

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Representation ID: 2975

COMMENT Environment Agency (Mr Martin Barrell)

Summary:

Land within zones in the policy area are at risk of surface water flooding. Care should be taken with development designs to avoid those areas.
The LPA and prospective developers should work with Essex County Council's Flood Management team to address existing flood risk at these sites and to discuss options for reducing flood risk e.g. adaptive use of land for flood management infrastructure or developer contributions towards solutions .
Any existing watercourses should be located in open spaces without residential plot curtilages. This will prevent residents from culverting or modifying the channel in future and make maintenance easier.

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Representation ID: 2735

COMMENT The Chelmsford Diocesan Board of Finance represented by Strutt & Parker (Hayley Morley)

Summary:

Mile End in northern Colchester is growing at an enormous rate in terms of housing provision.
Policy DM2 (Community Facilities) is supported particularly in relation to the allocation of new community uses where there is an identified need, and the provision of additional community facilities in conjunction with new development. The CDBF would support the provision of additional facilities in the form of a place of worship, or dual use place of worship and community centre, in Colchester north. Sites between 1-2 acres.

Refer to places of worship in relevant policies.

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Representation ID: 2497

SUPPORT Myland Community Council (Mrs Harris)

Summary:

MCC fully supports the recognised need for well connected walking/ cycling routes to support cohesive neighbourhoods with connectivity to prime destinations.
MCC is happy to confirm its support for the Northern Gateway proposals within the Myland and Braiswick neighbourhood plan and are pleased to note that much of the sport provision must be accessible to all. The inclusion of the village green areas in the plans for the site is particularly pleasing. Suggestions that further community facilities might be needed in this part of the parish should seek space in addition to the village green and not dilute its size.

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Representation ID: 2301

COMMENT Essex County Council (Matthew Jericho)

Summary:

Context on assessment of early years, primary and secondary education provided. Any new development should incorporate SuDS.

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Representation ID: 2200

COMMENT A.H Corin

Summary:

Zone 3 - Northern Gateway area north of the A12

Paragraph 6.18 and 6.19 both refer to new sports facilities to the north of the A12; this might be acceptable if treated sensitively, but there should be absolutely NO residential provision here. Additionally, indoor sports facilities, by definition, represent a "built" environment and therefore constitute "urban creep". Any such indoor sports facilities should therefore be confined to the Councils's land on the south side of the A12.

Accordingly, Policy NC1, Zone 3 should be strengthened to exclude any built environment including indoor sports facilities to the north of the A12.

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Representation ID: 1875

OBJECT Turnstone Colchester Ltd represented by Carter Jonas (Mr Paul Belton)

Summary:

It is suggested that this policy should be redrafted to provide a clear and more positive framework for this mixed use area of Zone 2. Having regard to the 2016 Master Plan Vision Review for the Northern Gateway, it is considered that the policy should specifically refer to a cinema, active leisure uses, food and drink and a hotel together with uses that are complimentary to the leisure, sports, employment and residential uses that are being delivered both within Zone 2 and on surrounding land parcels.

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Representation ID: 1848

OBJECT Eastern Counties Educational Trust represented by Boyer (Mrs Catherine Pollard)

Summary:

We object to the housing allocation as it stands and would suggest the site at Oxley Parker Drive forms a natural extension to the rugby club allocation and should be included in Policy NC1.
Alternatively the site could be developed as a stand-alone allocation.
The site is currently available for development without significant restrictions.
Access to the site can also easily be achieved and it is suggested the site can deliver approximately 40 dwellings.
The site benefits from good access to town centre and local amenities and facilities as well as employment use. The site is available, suitable and deliverable.
See attached full representations.

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Representation ID: 1772

COMMENT Economic Growth Colchester Borough Council (Elizabeth Flood)

Summary:

The allocation for part of the Rugby Club site should be altered to allow mixed use development. Alternatively all the land to the south of Axial Way should be reallocated within Zone 2.

The vacant site to the north of Axial Way should be included within Zone 1.

Land to the South and North of the Travellers Site on Severalls Lane should be allocated within Zone 1

NC1 should acknowledge that large buildings will be necessarily in Zone 3

Land around and north of Cuckoo Farm Studios should be designated for mixed use purposes or Zone 1

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Representation ID: 1576

COMMENT Cheryl Damen

Summary:

Please ensure that "green space" is accessible to vulnerable road users, specifically horse riders

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Representation ID: 1514

OBJECT Mr Tom Burridge

Summary:

In summary, the representation objects to the proposed use of Mill Road Sports Ground for development, and the lack of suitable facilities for local sport, in particular American Football, Cricket and Rugby League, all of whom will be displaced from Mill Road following the development. We also don't feel that proposed development of the Northern Gateway site for sport is sufficient to meet the growing needs of the town, and will not cater to the requirements for sport - American Football in particular.

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Representation ID: 1257

OBJECT Tollgate Partnership Limited represented by Barton Willmore (Mr Alistair Ingram)

Summary:

The permitted Class D2 leisure component of the 2006 permission has been delivered by way of the new David Lloyd health and fitness centre and cannot be used to justify other D2 class uses in this location. Reference to leisure should be removed.

A sequential assessment is required under NPPF paragraph 23 for leisure uses and has not been undertaken. Land north and south of Tollgate West, Stanway represents a sequentially preferable location (in relation to the existing Tollgate District Centre) for such use against the terms of the NPPF.

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Representation ID: 1032

COMMENT Mr Phil Coleman

Summary:

The North Colchester plan needs support in terms of sports and leisure facilities but due care and serious attention must be paid to the A12 junction, which is already slow on Colchester United match days and could worsen given the new facilities. The routes from the South of the river/railway must be improved and traffic flow examined given the 3000 homes still to be built in North Colchester.

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Representation ID: 1028

SUPPORT Mr Phil Coleman

Summary:

this area will provide jobs and superior facilities to grow sport with consequent health benefits and impact long term on reducing obesity and crime etc

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Representation ID: 937

SUPPORT Dedham Vale Society (Mr J R Drury)

Summary:

Policy NC1 North Colchester and Severalls Economic Ares welcomed as it implies that the boundary for major development to the north of Colchester remains the A12.

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