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Vision 2031 inquiry continues with focus on Haverhill housing

Haverhill Vision 2031

Haverhill Vision 2031

 

The public inquiry into St Edmundsbury Council’s Vision 2031 documents detailing how the borough should develop over the next two decades continues today (Thursday, February 6).

Rogers Clews will be looking at Homes and Communities in Haverhill this morning (9.30am), with Jobs and Economy up in the afternoon (2pm).

Both will be at Haverhill Leisure Centre.

The main issue this morning is whether or not the housing allocations in Haverhill Vision 2031 are justified and deliverable

His main questions this morning are:

1) Is the inclusion of the plan on page 25 justified and necessary?

2) Should the policy include a requirement for the Haverhill North West relief road to be provided in conjunction with the development of the North West Haverhill strategic site?

3) The North East Haverhill strategic site:

(a) Is there justification for the red-line boundary shown on the plan on page 26?

(b) Is it necessary for a masterplan to be adopted before a planning application is submitted?

(c) Could the development come forward on the site in advance of provision of the North West relief road? If so, how much?

(d) Is the proposed development of the strategic site compatible with the policy and Green Infrastructure Opportunity Map on page 64?

(e) Should there be a larger buffer and better screening between the proposed development and Calford Green and Woodland Green, and/or an extension to East Town Park?

(f) Is there a justified need for a tertiary access road connecting with Coupals Road to the south?

(g) Should an additional area of housing development be included in the site?

(h) Are all the other infrastructure requirements of the development capable of being met?

(i) Is the proposed allocation sound in all other respects?

4) Is there adequate justification for allocating the other greenfield housing sites and the brownfield sites? Is there evidence that all these sites are deliverable?

5) Would the proposals for development at he former Castle Hill Middle School make best use of the previously-developed land?

The main issue this afternoon is whether or not the employment allocations in Haverhill Vision 2031 are justified and deliverable

His main questions this afternoon are:

1) Should land east of Bumpstead Road, north of Culina access road (part of general employment area) be reallocated for residential development?

2) Is there adequate justification for allocating the other general employment areas and the strategic employment site? Is there evidence that all these sites are deliverable?

3) Are the provisions and requirements and the reasoned justification and proposed 1,000 sq mt impact assessment threshold justified and consistent with national policy?

For all the latest news see today’s (Thursday, February 6) Echo.

 

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