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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

A44: Land west of Winds Ridge and Send Hill

POLICY A44: Land west of Winds Ridge and Send Hill, Send

Allocation

The site is allocated for approximately 40 homes (C3), and 2 Traveller pitches (sui generis)

Requirements

Design

  • Sensitive design at site boundaries that has significant regard to the transition from village to greenfield

Traveller pitches

  • The Traveller pitches will be provided on the part of this site that is owned by Guildford Borough Council, as well as housing (C3), to help meet the affordable housing needs of all members of the community
  • The pitches will be public (tenure) forming part of the affordable housing contribution (1 pitch equates to 1 affordable home)
  • The Local Authority (Guildford Borough Council) will allocate the occupancy of pitches and be responsible for their future management
  • Traveller pitches should reflect modern Traveller lifestyles. They should be serviced pitches, providing hard standing, garden and connections for drainage, electricity and water. Service meters should be provided. Utility blocks are not required.
  • Traveller pitches should not be isolated, and should be reasonably integrated with other residential development, with services and facilities accessible, helping to create sustainable, mixed and inclusive communities for all
  • The pitches should not be enclosed with hard landscaping, high walls or fences, to an extent that suggests deliberate isolation from the community
  • Within the area to provide Traveller pitches, bricks and mortar housing, or any buildings capable of being converted to bricks and mortar housing, are not appropriate and will be resisted
  • Ancillary buildings must be proportionate in size to the mobile homes and caravans and should be no more than one storey in height

Opportunities

  • Green corridors and linkages to habitats outside of the site

 

Description 

Location

Village

Ward

Send

Ownership

Private and Guildford Borough Council

Area (size)

1.9 ha

Existing use

Used for informal recreation (with former quarry workings evident)

LAA reference

Site 2081

Key considerations

  • Location of Traveller pitches within the site
  • Boundary treatment

A44 Land west of Winds Ridge and Send Hill, Send

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