Housing

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Comment

Local Development Plan Pre-Submission Publication

Representation ID: 6459

Received: 05/07/2018

Respondent: NHS West Essex CCG

Representation:

West Essex CCG anticipate that the additional residents in Latton Priory, Sumners and Katherines, although in the Epping Forest District will register with Harlow GP Practices and therefore support the need for sufficient transport infrastructure to enable patient travel from these sites in Harlow.
The specifics of the location, timing and size of the additional facilities needed for the additional growth in Harlow, will be subject of further discussion and planning to support self care and virtual management for patients, support development of larger sites and optimise use of space across health an care services to enable integrated services.

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West Essex CCG anticipate that the additional residents in Latton Priory, Sumners and Katherines, although in the Epping Forest District will register with Harlow GP Practices and therefore support the need for sufficient transport infrastructure to enable patient travel from these sites in Harlow.
The specifics of the location, timing and size of the additional facilities needed for the additional growth in Harlow, will be subject of further discussion and planning to support self care and virtual management for patients, support development of larger sites and optimise use of space across health an care services to enable integrated services.

Support

Local Development Plan Pre-Submission Publication

Representation ID: 6466

Received: 06/07/2018

Respondent: Miller Strategic Land

Agent: Andrew Martin - Planning

Representation:

Our client supports reference in paragraph 4.11 to the need to allocate a strategic housing site on open land in the east of the District.

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Our client supports reference in paragraph 4.11 to the need to allocate a strategic housing site on open land in the east of the District.
Given how tightly drawn the administrative boundary is around the Town and how significant the District's objectively assessed housing needs are, it could be argued that Harlow District Council has little choice but to allocate a strategic housing site in this location. However, it is important to acknowledge that the Panel appointed to examine the East of England Plan in 2006, who had a remit to consider the wider Harlow growth area, concluded that the east side of Harlow was "... generally accepted to be the least constrained direction for growth...".
Furthermore, the East Harlow site: (i) is in close proximity to Harlow Mill railway station and the Templefields employment area; (ii) can deliver sufficient critical mass to support new schools, a local centre and public open space; (iii) is best placed to encourage sustainable forms of travel and to utilise and enhance the existing and planned non car infrastructure in this part of Harlow; (iv) can directly facilitate a new M11 motorway junction and link road to Gilden Way; (v) can reserve land for the possible relocation and improvement of the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH); and, (vi) can make a meaningful contribution towards addressing local housing needs.

Object

Local Development Plan Pre-Submission Publication

Representation ID: 6467

Received: 06/07/2018

Respondent: Miller Strategic Land

Agent: Andrew Martin - Planning

Representation:

Although our client is broadly supportive of Garden Town design principles, the Spatial Vision and Design Charter referred to in paragraph 4.13 has not been published for consultation purposes. With this in mind, our client wishes to raise a holding objection to paragraph 4.13 and to reserve the right to raise further comments or objections at Examination in Public, once the final Spatial Vision and Design Charter is available.

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Although our client is broadly supportive of Garden Town design principles, the Spatial Vision and Design Charter referred to in paragraph 4.13 has not been published for consultation purposes and the first opportunity to discuss a draft version of the document with Harlow District Council (HDC) will come at a meeting after the close of the Local Plan consultation.
Accordingly there is no way of knowing whether the completed Spatial Vision and Design Charter will place significant constraints or obligations on strategic growth at East Harlow, which should otherwise be dealt with and tested via formal planning policies in a Development Plan Document (DPD). It is therefore unclear whether the Plan will be deliverable over its period - i.e. whether it is "effective".
With this in mind, our client wishes to raise a holding objection to paragraph 4.13 and to reserve the right to raise further comments or objections at Examination in Public, once the final Spatial Vision and Design Charter has been published.

Comment

Local Development Plan Pre-Submission Publication

Representation ID: 6700

Received: 20/08/2018

Respondent: Home Builders Federation

Representation:

The Council set out in policy a housing requirement for 9,200 new homes between 2011 and 2033. This requirement is greater than the OAN identified in the SHMA due to the redistribution of housing needs agreed between the four authorities that comprise theHMA. For Harlow the housing requirement has been determined by the duty to co-operate and the fact that it is considered a more appropriate location for development within the HMA. Whilst such joint working is positive it is important to ensure that the additional capacity which has been identified by the Council is based on a sound evidence base. We are concerned that the additional capacity in Harlow for further development is a result of a SHMA that underestimates OAN for Harlow, and indeed across the HMA. This would mean that whilst Harlow would appear to be meeting its housing needs we do not consider the authority to have additional capacity to meet development needs arising in the rest of the HMA. Our two key concerns regarding the SHMA is the use of a ten-year migration trend and the level of uplift being proposed to address market signals.

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Comment

Local Development Plan Pre-Submission Publication

Representation ID: 6880

Received: 31/08/2018

Respondent: Essex County Council

Representation:

In this section, explicitly stated considerations do not include the word 'Sustainable'. ECC therefore suggests inclusion of this to strengthen the current wording in paragraph 4.13. This would reflect the emphasis in NPPF (section 4 on Promoting sustainable transport); ECC transport modelling and the planned 60:40 sustainable travel modes aim identified for Harlow, together with specific measures such as the sustainable transport corridors.

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