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Draft Local Plan - Supplementary Consultation

Local Housing Need

Representation ID: 8811

Received: 15/03/2019

Respondent: Rainier Developments Ltd - Land West of Stratford Road

Agent: Barton Willmore Planning

Representation Summary:

Given the findings of the Employment Land Review (2017), we query whether there is adequate evidence regarding employment needs to answer this question. There is scope for an uplift in the housing requirement as a result of the HS2-related growth, as well as the potential to capitalise on the clear need for wider than local employment growth identified through evidence such as the 2015 West Midlands Strategic Employment Site Study (WMSESS), which identifies the M42 corridor as the area of highest demand for strategic industrial and commercial uses (Area A). The forthcoming new WMSESS is likely to be published before the draft Plan is adopted. On top of Birmingham's unmet housing needthe potential for higher housing numbers as a result of these points is something we consider could be an exceptional circumstance to justify an uplift beyond the standard method minimum (which we currently calculate to be 777 dwellings per annum).

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Draft Local Plan - Supplementary Consultation

Site Selection Methodology

Representation ID: 8812

Received: 15/03/2019

Respondent: Rainier Developments Ltd - Land West of Stratford Road

Agent: Barton Willmore Planning

Representation Summary:

Objection to site selection methodology relates to SHELAA Site 417.
Do not agree with commentary or conclusions:
- Appropriate landscape and vegetation buffer could be included in development
- Disagree site would result in reduction in the gap between Hockley Heath and BVP/Cheswick Green, especially vis-à-vis proposed site at Whitlocks End Farm
- Landscape Character Assessment only broad in nature, need to look at site context
- Site similar to land adj. to 84 School Road and RAG should also be green
- Site has good accessibility to services and facilities
- Consider Hockley Heath should be considered higher in the hierarchy

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Draft Local Plan - Supplementary Consultation

Question 4 - Site 1 - Barratts Farm

Representation ID: 8814

Received: 15/03/2019

Respondent: Rainier Developments Ltd - Land West of Stratford Road

Agent: Barton Willmore Planning

Representation Summary:

Whilst we agree with the spatial approach to development in Balsall Common, we would query whether there is evidence on the deliverability of some sites, for instance Barratts Farm (site 1), which has over 10 landowners within the allocation and relies on significant infrastructure for its delivery.
Evidence is required to demonstrate delivery and a housing trajectory will be crucial in the Regulation 19 Plan. Sites with less land assembly issues that are available for development now (such as our Client's) are much more deliverable in the early years of the Plan.

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Question 5 - Site 2 - Frog Lane

Representation ID: 8815

Received: 15/03/2019

Respondent: Rainier Developments Ltd - Land West of Stratford Road

Agent: Barton Willmore Planning

Representation Summary:

Whilst we agree with the spatial approach to development in Balsall Common, we would query whether there is evidence on the deliverability of some sites, such as Site 1.
Evidence is required to demonstrate delivery and a housing trajectory will be crucial in the Regulation 19 Plan. Sites with less land assembly issues that are available for development now (such as our Client's) are much more deliverable in the early years of the Plan.

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Question 6 - Site 3 - Windmill Lane

Representation ID: 8816

Received: 15/03/2019

Respondent: Rainier Developments Ltd - Land West of Stratford Road

Agent: Barton Willmore Planning

Representation Summary:

Whilst we agree with the spatial approach to development in Balsall Common, we would query whether there is evidence on the deliverability of some sites, such as Site 1.
Evidence is required to demonstrate delivery and a housing trajectory will be crucial in the Regulation 19 Plan. Sites with less land assembly issues that are available for development now (such as our Client's) are much more deliverable in the early years of the Plan.

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Question 7 - Site 21 - Pheasant Oak Farm

Representation ID: 8817

Received: 15/03/2019

Respondent: Rainier Developments Ltd - Land West of Stratford Road

Agent: Barton Willmore Planning

Representation Summary:

Whilst we agree with the spatial approach to development in Balsall Common, we would query whether there is evidence on the deliverability of some sites, such as Site 1.
Evidence is required to demonstrate delivery and a housing trajectory will be crucial in the Regulation 19 Plan. Sites with less land assembly issues that are available for development now (such as our Client's) are much more deliverable in the early years of the Plan.

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Question 8 - Site 22 - Travellion Stud

Representation ID: 8818

Received: 15/03/2019

Respondent: Rainier Developments Ltd - Land West of Stratford Road

Agent: Barton Willmore Planning

Representation Summary:

Whilst we agree with the spatial approach to development in Balsall Common, we would query whether there is evidence on the deliverability of some sites, such as Site 1.
Evidence is required to demonstrate delivery and a housing trajectory will be crucial in the Regulation 19 Plan. Sites with less land assembly issues that are available for development now (such as our Client's) are much more deliverable in the early years of the Plan.

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Question 9 - Site 23 - Lavender Hall Farm

Representation ID: 8820

Received: 15/03/2019

Respondent: Rainier Developments Ltd - Land West of Stratford Road

Agent: Barton Willmore Planning

Representation Summary:

Whilst we agree with the spatial approach to development in Balsall Common, we would query whether there is evidence on the deliverability of some sites, such as Site 1.
Evidence is required to demonstrate delivery and a housing trajectory will be crucial in the Regulation 19 Plan. Sites with less land assembly issues that are available for development now (such as our Client's) are much more deliverable in the early years of the Plan.

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Question 19 - Infrastructure Requirements at Hockley Heath

Representation ID: 8821

Received: 15/03/2019

Respondent: Rainier Developments Ltd - Land West of Stratford Road

Agent: Barton Willmore Planning

Representation Summary:

Consider Hockley Heath is a sustainable settlement suitable for more growth than currently identified in the emerging Plan.
The capacity of Hockley Heath Primary School is not clear at present, but tight boundaries of school site suggest no room to physically expand.
SHELAA Site 417 could provide land for community facilities, inc. 2-form entry Primary school, sports provision and GP surgery.

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Question 20 - Site 25 - School Road

Representation ID: 8822

Received: 15/03/2019

Respondent: Rainier Developments Ltd - Land West of Stratford Road

Agent: Barton Willmore Planning

Representation Summary:

No immediate concerns with the inclusion of this site, SHELAA Site 417 could also be included if a consistent approach to assessment was taken.
Fundamentally, we think Hockey Heath is a suitable location for growth and it has a role to play in meeting the Borough's overall housing requirements.

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