EDDC Strategic Housing Land Allocation 2012
Land proposals for inclusion in the 2012 Strategic Housing Land Allocation had to presented by landowners by 15th October 2012. Any later submissions will be assessed as part of the 2013 SHLA (Strategic Housing Land Allocation).
Which Trinity Sites have been put forward for consideration in Uplyme, Combpyne-Rousdon and Axmouth?
Ref E324 – The site north of the A3052, west of Shire Lane has been submitted in 2012 as a “late new site” This site is described as 17.8 hectares (44 acres) with 60% of area capable of development yielding between 320 and 534 new dwellings, based on a maximum density of 50 per hectare and lower density of 30 per hectare.
Ref E024 – Hook Farm Caravan and Camping Uplyme was assessed as part of the 2011 SHLA and described as 4 hectares (10 acres) and potentially yielding between 15 and 20 new houses. The site has a poor highways infrastructure which reduces the potential yield and lies in the East Devon AONB.
No new strategic sites have been presented.
Ref : E314 – Land between Colverthole House and Dowlands Farm Cottage, Dowlands, Axmouth. This site is presented ay 0.9 Hectares, 100% capable of development, and potentially yielding between 3 and 5 new houses. There is no anticipated archaeological or minerals impact and the site is acceptable from a highways perspective.
Ref : E318 – Field off Higher Lane Axmouth This site is 0.15 hectares and expected to potentially yield between 5 and 8 new houses. There are no mineral implications or anticipated archaeological impact. The site is technically acceptable from a highways perspective, although internal gradients may be quite steep.
Ref : E319 – Axmouth Camp Site, rear of Church Street and Pound Hill, Axmouth This site is 3.74 hectares (9.25 acres) and based on 60% development seen as capable of yielding between 67 and 112 new houses. There are no minerals implications. This site lies in an area of archaeological potential with regard to its proximity to the putative route of the Roman road as well as prehistoric activity in the wider landscape and any planning application for the development of this area should include an appropriate level of information on the heritage asset of the site. The frontage to Pound Hill would appear to be adequate to accommodate the access required to serve the proposed level of development, no objection from a highways perspective.
All Trinity sites in Uplyme and Axmouth, presented for consideration by the SHLA Panel, lie within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
What is the SHLA?
The SHLAA is a technical document that helps to identify a supply of potentially suitable sites for housing and its preparation is a Government requirement. The SHLAA forms an important part of the evidence base supporting the preparation of Development Plan Documents. They help to identify potential sites that may be deliverable and developable for new housing over a period that looks forward over the next 15 years, or the period of the Local Plan.
Potential sites will be assessed by East Devon District Council (with a panel of key stakeholders including representatives from a broad cross section of the house building industry), in terms of their availability and suitability for new housing and whether they are likely to be developed.
It should be noted that inclusion of a site in the SHLAA does not indicate that a site will be granted planning permission or be allocated for development.
The SLHA has been undertaken in line with the methodology below:
Full details of all sites submitted for assessment and previous SHLA documents cane be viewed at http://www.eastdevon.gov.uk/shlaa
or on the EDDC interactive map at: http://maps2.eastdevon.gov.uk/mapping/shlaa/
Please Note : I have published this article as a factual report of published information relating to, and for the benefit of, residents of Trinity Ward. It should not be taken as inferring any personal view on the SHLA process itself, or the desirability or otherwise of potential development of any of the SHLA sites, at any future time.
I draw your attention to my declaration of personal interests as published by East Devon District Council in connection with the service as an Elected Member for Trinity Ward.