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Guildford Borough Council

Proposed Submission Local Plan: strategy and sites 2016

Proposed Submission Local Plan: strategy and sites 2016 - Part 2: Sites

A22: Land north of Keens Lane

POLICY A22: Land north of Keens Lane, Guildford

Allocation

The site is allocated for approximately 140 homes (C3) and a care home (C2) with approximately 60 beds

Requirements

  • The care home will be located within 400m of the Thames Basin Heaths SPA. In order to exclude a likely significant effect on the interest features of the SPA:
  • No staff accommodation will be permitted within 400m of the SPA, and
  • Any new car parks will ideally be located outside of the 400m zone, or provide sufficient certainty that it will be utilised by the care home only, and
  • The use class of the property to be limited to that of C2 with occupants of only limited mobility such that they are unlikely to access the Thames Basin Heaths SPA for recreation, and
  • A covenant will be placed on the care home restricting pets.
  • Design and layout to reflect the transition from urban to greenfield

Opportunities

  • Inclusion of some self-build plots as part of the provision of new homes (C3)
  • Green infrastructure enhancements given the site's proximity to the Thames Basin Heaths SPA
  • Encourage cycling and pedestrian movements from the site

 

Description

Location

Guildford Urban Area

Ward

Worplesdon

Ownership

Private

Area (size)

5.25 ha

Existing use

Fields, grazing and stables

LAA reference

Site 126

Key considerations

  • Impact of development on the Thames Basin Heaths SPA
  • Setting of a listed building

 A22 Land north of Keens Lane, Guildford

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