Response Form . . . October 23, 2021 Hulme Walfield & Somerford Booths Neighbourhood Plan Public Consultation Review May 2017 How to make representations: Your comments cannot be taken into account unless your Name and Postcode, Organisation or Body (if you are not an individual), and Consultee Type, are included. Additional information is optional, but will greatly assist us in analysing responses to the consultation. Please make additional separate representations if you are responding in different capacities. For example, you are an individual, but you are also an organisation or body or business, or you may be any other consultee type. The deadline for comments to be received by Hulme Walfield & Somerford Booths Parish Council is 5pm on 19thJune 2017. Name Email Organisation or Body (mandatory, if not an individual). Postcode Address Consultee Type - capacity in which you are commenting on the Plan. (Mandatory) Please tick 1 box only. Hulme Walfield & Somerford Booths Resident Hulme Walfield & Somerford Booths Business Hulme Walfield & Somerford Booths Organisation Non - Hulme Walfield & Somerford Booths Resident Non - Hulme Walfield & Somerford Booths Business Statutory Council Statutory Non-Council Disabled Group Racial, Ethnic or National Group Religious Group Voluntary Group Business Interests CEC Housing Market Partnership Other (please specify below) Policy HOU1: New Housing Developments (Outside of the Strategic Sites) (Page 17 Draft Local Plan) Outside of the strategic sites, permission will be granted for small scale residential developments of 3 or fewer dwellings that are well designed and meet all other relevant policies within this Plan and: a) fill a small, restricted gap in the continuity of existing frontage buildings, and/or b) are located on brownfield land, and/or c) are conversions of existing buildings, and/or d) are replacing an existing building. e) do not negatively impact on the natural environment. Any development other than that proposed on the strategic sites, will be limited in size to 3 properties in order that it is on a scale commensurate with the existing character of the villages. In the case of conversions or on brownfield sites, where the existing building or site is of an appropriate size and scale, the number of new dwellings created may be greater as long as the character of original buildings and the surrounding area is respected. Do you agree with the policy?YesNo Policy HOU2: The Strategic Sites (Page 18 Draft Local Plan) New development on the proposed strategic sites must be of a high standard of design and where possible enhance local character. The developments should be designed in a way that respects the rural backdrop and protects and enhances existing landscape quality, valued trees and hedgerows, wildlife assets and the River Dane. Ecological losses should be offset or mitigated. Development should respect the important contribution that the open countryside will make to the sites’ setting and visual quality. Access points and the increased volumes of traffic from the strategic sites should not adversely affect the existing rural road network. The strategic sites should have their own distinctive neighbourhood identity and reflect local traditional building materials, and their design and layout should demonstrate consideration of the Cheshire East Design Guide (2016) the Local Character Assessment for Hulme Walfield and Somerford Booths (2017) and policies HOU4 and HOU5 of this Neighbourhood Plan. Do you agree with the policy?YesNo Policy HOU3: Housing for Older People (Page 19 Draft Local Plan) Within the Strategic Sites, new development schemes which are specifically for extra care housing for older people will be supported. Additionally, new dwellings which are proposed to directly accommodate a person/persons over the State Retirement Age, through design or house type will be supported. Housing should be a suitable mix of tenures, with an element of affordable housing based upon the most up to date assessment of housing need. Do you agree with the policy?YesNo Policy HOU4: Rural Character (Page 20 Draft Local Plan) To ensure that buildings, characteristic features and materials are representative of the local character of Hulme Walfield and Somerford Booths, the design and layout of all new developments should demonstrate consideration of the Cheshire East Design Guide (2016) and the Local Character Assessment for Hulme Walfield and Somerford Booths (2017). New development should take the following into account, where appropriate and viable: A. Development adjoining open countryside should provide a sympathetic transition. B. Development should be bordered by boundary treatments appropriate to its location, with hedgerows being preferable. Existing hedgerow boundaries should be protected and maintained as a feature of new development. C. Existing water courses and wetland features such as ponds should be retained to enhance local biodiversity. D. All new building shall take account of the topography and natural features of the site to maximise the views from the site to the surrounding areas of countryside and to minimise impact on the skyline. E. Views to important local landmarks such as The Cloud and St Michael’s Church should be maintained. F. Development should support features beneficial to wildlife. G. Outside of the strategic sites new development should not have street lights. Within the strategic sites outdoor lighting sources should have a minimum impact on the environment, should minimise light pollution, and should minimise adverse effects on wildlife. H. Development should not have a negative impact upon, nor inappropriately urbanise the rural country lanes. Do you agree with the policy AYesNoDo you agree with policy BYesNoDo you agree with policy CYesNoDo you agree with policy DYesNoDo you agree with policy EYesNoDo you agree with policy FYesNoDo you agree with policy GYesNoDo you agree with policy HYesNo Policy HOU5: Housing Design (Page 22 Draft Local Plan) New residential development will be required to demonstrate consideration of the following design principles and should demonstrate consideration of the Cheshire East Design Guide (2016) and the Local Character Assessment for Hulme Walfield and Somerford Booths (2017). A. Where appropriate, traditional materials and detailing should be included in new designs. B. New housing should be positioned such that it does not prejudice the amenity of future occupiers or the occupiers of adjacent property by reason of overshadowing, overlooking, visual intrusion, noise and disturbance, odour, or in any other way. C. New dwellings will be no more than 2 storeys high. D. The orientation of new buildings should be arranged to maintain as far as is possible the views from existing buildings. E. New residential development outside of the strategic sites should normally be detached and should be of individual design. F. In all developments dwellings should be of varying designs, sizes and with individual outside space. G. Wherever possible, new residential development should be set back from the adjoining road. Do you agree with policy AYesNoDo you agree with policy BYesNoDo you agree with policy CYesNoDo you agree with policy DYesNoDo you agree with policy EYesNoDo you agree with policy FYesNoDo you agree with policy GYesNo Policy HOU6: Views (Page 23 Draft Local Plan) Development must respect important views into, out of and within the parishes. These views are identified on Figure G ‘key viewpoints’. Do you agree with the policy?YesNo Policy ENV1: Wildlife Corridor and Areas of Habitat Distinctiveness (Page 27 Draft Local Plan) Development should not adversely affect the SSSI and local wildlife sites highlighted on page 29 in Figure I, the areas of high or medium distinctiveness identified on page 30 in Figure J, or the wildlife corridors identified on page 32 in Figure K. The enhancement of these areas will be supported. In exceptional circumstances, where the reasons for proposed development clearly outweigh the value of the ecological feature adversely affected and there are no appropriate alternatives, suitable mitigation and/or compensation must be provided to address the adverse impacts of the proposed development. Carefully designed mitigation must be put in place at the Congleton Link Road and the Strategic Sites so that ecological connectivity is not compromised. Do you agree with the policy?YesNo Policy ENV2: Tree and Hedgerows (Page 33 Draft Local Plan) Hedgerows and trees which make a significant contribution to the amenity, biodiversity and landscape character of the surrounding area must be preserved, and development which would adversely impact upon them will not normally be permitted. In exceptional circumstances, where the benefits of development are considered to outweigh the benefit of preserving trees and hedgerows, development will be permitted subject to appropriate mitigation. The retention of trees and hedgerows in situ will always be preferable. Verges, trees and hedgerows along country lanes should be retained where possible. Do you agree with the policy?YesNo Policy ENV3: Multi-Use Routes (Page 36 Draft Local Plan) Any appropriate proposals to maintain and enhance the network of public footpaths, bridleways and cycleways will be supported. Additionally, links and improvements to the existing network of public footpaths, bridleways and cycleways will be sought in connection with new developments, where viable, to improve access to the countryside. Proposals which lead to the loss or degradation of any public right of way or cycleway will not be permitted other than in very special circumstances. Proposals to divert public rights of way and cycleways should provide clear and demonstrable benefits for the wider community. Do you agree with the policy?YesNo Policy HER1: Heritage (Page 38 Draft Local Plan) Proposals will be supported that conserve and enhance Hulme Walfield and Somerford Booths historical assets and their settings, maintaining local distinctiveness, character and sense of place. All proposals for development must take into account the scale of any harm or loss and the significance of any heritage assets and will only be supported where it can be demonstrated that substantial public benefits will be achieved when weighed against the harm or loss. Measures must be put in place to avoid or minimise impact or mitigate damage. Do you agree with the policy?YesNo Policy ECON1: Rural Economy (Page 40 Draft Local Plan) Subject to respecting Hulme Walfield and Somerford Booths built and landscape character, and environmental and residential amenity impacts being acceptable, the following will be supported: i. The development of new small businesses and the expansion of existing businesses, particularly on brownfield sites and at the existing and proposed extension to Congleton Business Park ii. Proposals that promote or provide facilities for home working and businesses operating from home iii. The sympathetic conversion of existing buildings for business and enterprise iv. The diversification of farms and rural businesses v. Agricultural and Horticultural enterprises B2 (General Industrial) and B8 (Storage and Distribution) uses should be directed to the existing and proposed extension to Congleton Business Park. Do you agree with the policy?YesNo Policy INF1: Infrastructure (Page 42 Draft Local Plan) New residential development will be expected to address the impacts and benefits it will have on community infrastructure and how any negative aspects can be mitigated. Proposals shall either incorporate the necessary improvements or include a contribution towards such improvement, subject to viability, by whatever charging system Cheshire East Council has in place. The associated infrastructure that has been detailed for provision as part of the site specific principles of development for the strategic sites within the emerging Cheshire East Local Plan must be adhered to. Do you agree with the policy?YesNo Policy INF2: Communications Infrastructure (Page 42 Draft Local Plan) The development of advanced high quality communications infrastructure, including high speed broadband, will be supported, subject to: i) Development being kept to a minimum consistent with the efficient operation of the network. ii) Any development being sympathetic to its surroundings and camouflaged where appropriate. Do you agree with the policy?YesNoTime is Up! Time's up . . .