ipswich.gov.uk

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Search Representations

Results for On behalf of EDF Energy search

New search New search

Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Question 34:

Representation ID: 25070

Received: 30/10/2017

Respondent: On behalf of EDF Energy

Representation Summary:

Regarding policy CS2, we propose that new development should also be encouraged within sustainable areas and there should be a preference for development on brownfield land. With regard to density, there should also be some flexibility with the application of density standards, depending on the character of the area and accessibility levels. In certain situations, outside of the town centre, it may be possible to achieve higher densities and each site should be assessed on a site specific basis. This approach is consistent the NPPF (paragraph 17), which encourages effective use of land.
Policy CS12 - We support the Council's approach in that the Council recognises that where it is difficult to meet the target for affordable housing provision, a lower amount of affordable housing or different tenure mix could be provided on a site, subject to viability testing in accordance with the NPPF. However, the policy does not provide for off -site affordable housing or commuted payments in lieu of on-site provision. It would be helpful to provide these alternative arrangements within the policy, especially where viability assessments support this approach as a preferred option.
Policy CS9 seeks to focus on brownfield land first whilst recognizing that greenfield land will need to be developed to meet the Boroughs housing need and forecasted job growth. This policy has been deleted. We therefore request that this policy be included as part of the emerging Local Plan as there is a priority to build on previously developed land, in line with paragraph 17 of the NPPF.
Policy CS17 - We request that any infrastructure to be secured or financed from new developments towards the provision of highways and transport; childcare, early years and education; health and emergency services; environment and conservation; community and cultural facilities including heritage and
archaeology; sport and recreation; economic development; and utilities are sought in areas where there is an identified deficiency and at a level that ensures that overall delivery of appropriate development is not compromised. This request accords with paragraph 204 of the NPPF which states that planning obligations from development sites must be fair, reasonable and proportionate.
Policy DM25 does not provide for or set out clear guidance around the grounds upon which the Council will permit the conversion, change of use/redevelopment of sites and premises allocated for employment uses to non B1, B2 and B8 uses.
We suggest the Council sets out clear guidance within the policy to permit this only
where:
- 'there is no reasonable prospect of the site being re-used for employment purposes over the plan period;
- The proposed use is compatible with the surroundings; and
- 6 months marketing evidence is provided to demonstrate the lack of demand for the land'

Full text:

See attached.

Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Question 39:

Representation ID: 25075

Received: 30/10/2017

Respondent: On behalf of EDF Energy

Representation Summary:

Land at Cliff Quay is allocated for employment use under Policy SP5 (Ref. IP067).
In earlier versions of the Site Allocations DPD, IBC put the site forward for a similar form of development and for 50% housing at low density (50 dwellings) and 50% employment. It would be possible to accommodate housing to the north of the site adjoining the existing residential land uses and to provide employment land further to the south adjacent to the employment uses with a buffer zone in the middle. We request that the proposal should be amended to include residential development alongside employment uses.

Full text:

See attached.

Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Question 52:

Representation ID: 25076

Received: 30/10/2017

Respondent: On behalf of EDF Energy

Representation Summary:

We consider that 6 months marketing evidence should be sufficient in order to demonstrate the lack of demand for the land. This approach would be in accordance with paragraph 22 and 51 of the NPPF.

Full text:

See attached.

Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Question 50:

Representation ID: 25077

Received: 30/10/2017

Respondent: On behalf of EDF Energy

Representation Summary:

We don't consider that it's feasible to continue to allocate the site at Cliff Quay for 100% employment. The allocation for mixed-use development would optimise opportunities with part allocation for residential being an enabler for the site to come forward for development. We understand that the Council has concerns regarding the impact of the water treatment works on potential new housing development. However, we consider that the site can be configured to offset against any potential impacts, taking into account the size and topography of the site and specific measures that can be incorporated into the building design.

Full text:

See attached.

If you are having trouble using the system, please try our help guide.