Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft

Service and Infill Villages

Policy Y 1

Yatton Station, Yatton

 

Core Strategy Policy

CS32 Service Villages

Replacement Local Plan Policy

T/2 Existing railway stations

Policy Intentions:

  • Make productive use of previously developed land with very good proximity to Yatton railway station, so a relatively sustainable location.
  • Retain and enhance local employment opportunities.
  • Maintain and where possible improve the provision of parking for rail users at Yatton station.
  • Enhancement of the Strawberry Line pedestrian/cycle route.
  • Protect and where possible enhance the biodiversity value of the adjoining Wildlife Site and nearby Local Nature Reserve.

Background:

New allocation to deliver a range of objectives related to use of the station, enhancement of the Strawberry Line, and employment/residential development opportunities. 

 

Policy Y 1: Yatton Station, Yatton

Mixed use redevelopment of the site as shown on the Proposals Map for residential and employment purposes will be permitted subject to:

  • no net loss of parking for the railway (at least 200 spaces) located for convenient access to the station;
  • retention of the station and bus interchange (sufficient space for buses for turning and provision of bus stop facilities);
  • retention and enhancement of the Strawberry Line pedestrian/cycle route;
  • protection and where possible enhancement of the biodiversity value of the adjoining Wildlife Site and nearby Local Nature Reserve; and
  • no adverse impact on living conditions of nearby residents.

Policy W 1

Woodborough Farm, Winscombe

 

Core Strategy Policy

CS32 Service Villages

Replacement Local Plan Policies

No relevant policy.

Policy Intentions

  • To allocate a community-led site to meet local objectives in respect of securing a better range of house sizes and types.
  • To secure an appropriate balance of land uses on the site including employment and community uses.

Background:

The Core Strategy Policy CS32 sets the context for small scale residential or mixed use schemes which demonstrate clear local benefits and are supported by the local community to be brought forward through the Sites and Policies Plan. Winscombe and Sandford Parish Council supports the investigation of the use of this site which lies within the existing residential development boundary for sustainable residential development, employment and other uses. The Parish Council have indicated that they would like to see up to 100 dwellings on the Woodborough Farm site and 15 on the former builder's yard.

The site has a potential capacity to deliver up to about 250 dwellings. The proposed allocation is for 100 dwellings is in accordance with the wishes of the local community, but this will be subject to further investigation in respect of density and the consideration of alternative uses if only part of the site is used. The site could be developed in conjunction with the Woodborough Road builder's yard site.

 

Policy W 1: Woodborough Farm, Winscombe

The development of land at Woodborough Road, Winscombe as shown on the Proposals Map for mixed use will be supported. Proposals must include:

  • residential (up to 100 units), including appropriate provision of affordable housing;
  • employment use (at least 1.5ha) to include small scale B1 uses;
  • community uses including appropriate provision of public open space;
  • high quality design throughout the development;
  • measures to minimise any adverse impacts on the local road network;
  • measures to encourage sustainable transportation alternatives to the private car, including travel plans, pedestrian and cycleway connections and cycle parking;
  • existing public rights of way respected and taken into account in the design and layout;
  • measures to support and enhance biodiversity given the site's relationship with the Wildlife Site and Local Nature Reserve to the east (Strawberry Line); and
  • protection of living conditions of existing residents and future occupants.

Policy BL 1

Bleadon Quarry, Bleadon

 

Core Strategy Policy

CS33 Smaller settlements and countryside

Replacement Local Plan Policies

No relevant policy. 

Policy Intentions:

  • To deliver a positive reuse for the site which reflects local community objectives.
  • To secure an appropriate balance of land uses including residential, employment and community uses on this existing site. 

Background:

Bleadon is an infill village where Core Strategy Policy CS33 permits small scale residential redevelopment where the proposal is community led with clear community and environmental benefits.

Bleadon Quarry is a former limestone quarry located within the settlement boundary, used for the production of concrete products since the late 1980s, but this use is coming to the end of its economic life. It is a brownfield site located within the village, but well enclosed and screened by quarry walls. Bleadon Parish Council supports the mixed use redevelopment of the site where this results in community benefits.

The proposed allocation is for 25 dwellings but this figure is subject to further investigation and depends to a large extent on the precise balance of uses eventually proposed on the site, and factors such as the identification of areas of rock fall risk and the extent of shadowing from the quarry walls.

 

Policy BL 1: Bleadon Quarry, Bleadon

The development of land at the former quarry, Bleadon as shown on the Proposals Map for mixed use will be supported. Proposals must include:

  • residential development (25 dwellings);
  • employment use;
  • community use;
  • measures to identify the areas of rock fall risk and stabilise the quarry walls; and
  • protection of living conditions of existing residents and future occupants.

Development proposals should meet relevant development management policies, including those relating to biodiversity, in respect of the adjoining Wildlife Site.