LOCAL PLAN UPDATE

RAGE UPDATE  –  LOCAL PLAN

30.3.20.

Dear Friends,

I hope you are all keeping well, social distancing and self-isolating wherever necessary.  Please stay safe.  This is, of course, the big issue at present, but normal life will resume at some stage in the future

It seems a long time since we last communicated, so I thought I would bring you up to date on issues relating to the Local Plan.

You will recall that the last time I wrote about this it was to say that the Local Plan had been ‘paused’ to enable the new NEDDC administration to seek to amend the Plan to exclude Green Belt sites from it.

I know that Lee Rowley, M.P. posted a couple of weeks ago that the Plan had now been ‘unpaused’, i.e. it was going ahead as previously written.  After extensive legal advice, together with discussions with the Planning Inspectorate, it became apparent that the ‘old’ Plan was too far advanced to change things within it; a disappointment to us all, particularly your parish and district councillors, who have fought extremely hard to change things.

I have had very helpful discussions with Lee Rowley, M.P., together with Councillor Charlotte Cupitt, the NEDDC lead on the Local Plan, and we have considered further options available to us.

The next stage is that the Inspector is obliged to hold public consultations on the changes that she had already made to the Local Plan, i.e. the removal of large sites at Eckington and Dronfield from the Plan.  This will be an opportunity to show that this decision is unfair on Killamarsh, in that we will be left to take the lion’s share of new development (comparative to population) under what is left of the Plan.

There are a number of areas that show that the Westthorpe site is totally unsuitable for large-scale development.  I will not go into them in this message (we don’t know who views our open messages), so we will not forewarn them, but I am looking at six specific areas currently.  I will explain more at our next public meeting, whenever that might be.

I know little of the proposed site at Norwood because no-one has contacted me about it and there has been no outline planning permission sought on it.  If anyone has any information of the proposed Norwood site, please get a message to me through the RAGE website.

This has been a long haul for those who supported RAGE from the outset – nearly 10 years.  We are not going to give in and will continue to fight for what is right.

Stick with us and continue with your excellent support.  We will need you to make written comments when the time is right (soon).  I will be present when the Inspector holds the next public inquiry into the Plan changes, as I know some of your parish and district councillors will.

Good Luck, stay healthy and keep safe.

Best Regards,

Paul Johnson, Chair of R.A.G.E.

 

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LOCAL PLAN UPDATE ~ AUGUST 2019

LOCAL PLAN – UPDATE – AUGUST 2019

As I advised previously the new Conservative-led administration have ‘paused’ the Local Plan, i.e. it will not be implemented until further consultation has happened with the government Inspector.

Letters have been exchanged during which the current leaders of NEDDC have sought the advice of the Inspector over how they can further protect Green Belt areas ‘at risk’ (from development), including those identified within Killamarsh.

This is a tricky legal situation because of the policies put in place by the previous administration, and the fact that the Local Plan is a long way down the line of completion.

The Inspector has responded to say that she sees three options;

1. Continue with the current plan, with further consultation on minor changes already made (none of which helps us),

2. Review the evidence base in respect of site allocations to see whether any new evidence is available (this will involve further public consultation),

3. Withdraw the Plan (and presumably submit another Plan).

There is no indication at the moment as to which option NEDDC will pursue.

I am making my own representations to the new NEDDC on behalf of RAGE members, particularly in respect of the Green Lane site (where I have lots of relevant information) and the Rotherham Road site (where I have very little information).

I will keep you updated on developments, but I will not post for the sake of it; merely when something of relevance has happened.  It may be a while!

The two letters (initially from the Council, with a response from the Inspector) can be viewed at:-

https://www.ne-derbyshire.gov.uk/index.php/local-plan-examination

When you reach this site select   ~   ‘Latest News and Updates’   then scroll down to 7/8/19 and you will see 2 x documents ED85 and ED86

 

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APPLICATION TO BUILD 397 HOUSES – OFF GREEN LANE

Please note the following link to an objection letter from Paul Johnson, chairman, RAGE to NEDDC Planning Department

Local Plan – application for OLP (Green Lane)

 

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COPY OF PAUL JOHNSONS RESPONSE TO LOCAL PLAN DOCUMENT – PUBLIC INQUIRY2018

Below you will find a LINK to a copy of RAGE Chair Paul Johnsons response to the Public Inquiry on the proposed NEDDC Local Plan for additional Housing and it’s affects on Killamarsh.   Please feel free to download/print this off to assist you in formulating your own response for submission.

Your response needs to be submitted to the Inspector before 5pm MONDAY 22nd OCTOBER, which is NEXT MONDAY

The submission needs to be paper based, in TRIPLICATE, STAPLED and HOLE PUNCHED and needs to be sent to:-

.     Louise St. John-Howe     Programme Officer

.     PO Box 10965

.     Sudbbury

.     Suffolk   CO10 3BF

Please also email an electronic copy to her at   programme.officer@ne-derbyshire.gov.uk

Here is Paul’s response

Local Publication Plan Public Inquiry Oct 2018 – Paul Johnson

Just after this post you will find a copy of our MP, Lee Rowley’s, response as well as the official documents relating to the inquiry

PLEASE MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD

 

 

 

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Copy of MP Lee Rowley’s response to Local Plan Document

As promised at the meeting at Nether Green Tuesday 9th October, the following is a link to MP Lee Rowley’s response to the Local Plan

Local Plan response – 05042018 – Lee Rowley

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NEDDC Local Plan 2018 – Main Matters, Issues & Questions (MIQ)

The following are THREE documents relating to the  NEDDC Local Plan 2018

 

North East Derbyshire Local Plan Examination

Inspector – Mrs S Housden BA (Hons) BPl MRTPI
Programme Officer – Louise St John Howe
programme.officer@ne-derbyshire.gov.uk

EXAMINATION BRIEFING NOTE

ED12 Examination Briefing Note 28.8.18

 

Examination of the North East Derbyshire Local Plan 2014 – 2034

Draft Hearings timetable (Version1: 28 August 2018)

Venue: North East Derbyshire District Council Offices, 2013 Mill Lane,
Wingerworth, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S42 6NG

ED10 NEDDC Draft Timetable 29.8.18 minus policies

 

 

Main Matters, Issues & Questions (MIQ)

ED11 Inspector’s Matters, Issues and Questions 28.8.18

 

 

 

 

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BREAKING NEWS FROM OUR MP & HARWORTH ESTATES/CODE

Lee Rowley and myself recently had a meeting with Adam Murray and two of his Colleagues from CODA/Harworth Estates at which their proposals for housing development on the greenbelt land between Green Lane and Upperthorpe Road were discussed.

They informed us that they would be putting in an outline planning application by the end of this month (June) for 396 houses to be built on the site. However, they said they don’t expect that their application will be approved until into next year.

It is expected that the building will be done by two separate developers.

When asked what types of properties would be built they said all types up to 4 and 5 bedroom executive houses. They added as an after thought that there would be SOME affordable. Lee asked if there would be any bungalows but it would appear not.

We queried the issue of the land being greenbelt and they suggested that Lee should be following his party line.

When we raised our concerns about the impact on traffic in the village they suggested that there was only ONE hot spot with the amount of traffic and that was the small roundabout near the Midland pub. Their attitude was that traffic on this roundabout is so bad already that adding the traffic from another 396 houses wouldn’t make the problem any worse than it already is !!!!!

They are clearly putting in their application to tie in with the North East Derbyshire District Council Local Plan (on a “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours’ basis).

WHETHER OR NOT YOU WANT THE HOUSING THE BE BUILT, IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU LET YOUR VIEWS BE KNOWN.

You may be concerned about the village losing its GREENBELT and being completely covered with concrete and having no green spaces for future generations and the impact on the environment and wildlife.

If this is not your concern you may have issues about the amount of traffic coming in, out and around the village. The lack of car parking spaces. The air pollution, The impact on the schools and the GPs surgery. Definitely on our quality of life.

I am one of the three new members of the Parish Council (thank you to all those who voted us in), and for the past seven years I have been a member of R.A.G.E. (fighting against the excessive building of houses in Killamarsh).

As a member of Killamarsh Parish Council, a member of R.A.G.E., and as a resident of Killamarsh, I will continue to object to CODA/Harworth’s plans, but we need your help and support.

In our meeting Lee Rowley stated very clearly to them that he will be backing the people of Killamarsh and objecting to the plans.

It is now time for the people of Killamarsh to say what THEY want for the village. When the time comes PLEASE put in your objections AND attend and show your support at the Planning meeting when it happens.

If you would like to contact us – please email enquiries@killamarsh.org

Pat

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REPRESENTATION DOCUMENTS RE: 2018 LOCAL PLAN

The following are individual representations regarding the 2018 Local Plan

NED-Plan-Representation_form-Ch-2..docx (274 downloads)

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NED-Plan-Representation_form-2A.docx (196 downloads)

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NED-Plan-Representation-form-4-1.docx (202 downloads)

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NED-Plan-Representation-form-4A-1.docx (174 downloads)

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NED-Plan-Representation_form-4B.docx (221 downloads)

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NED-Plan-Representation-Form-5.docx (303 downloads)

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NED-Plan-Representation-Form-6-1.docx (329 downloads)

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NED-Plan-Representation_form-7.docx (306 downloads)

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NED-Plan-Representation_form-8.docx (187 downloads)

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NED-Plan-Representation_form-9.docx (208 downloads)

 

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NEDDC Local Plan Representation form

Below is a LINK to the NEDDC Representation Form which is required for submitting your comments / concerns relating to the Local Plan.

http://www.ne-derbyshire.gov.uk/images/Repository/R/Representation_form.docx

There is a 6 page document GUIDANCE NOTE to assist in completing the Form but it’s quite confusing so i’m attempting to compile a more user-friendly note & will post it here as soon as i’ve managed it.

It is also possible to submit your comments ON-LINE using the link below :-

https://bolsover.jdi-consult.net/localplan

 

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NEDDC DRAFT PUBLICATION LOCAL PLAN 2018 – HOW TO OBJECT/COMMENT

NEDDC DRAFT PUBLICATION LOCAL PLAN, 2018

HOW TO OBJECT/COMMENT.

I have placed my comments and supporting evidence on the RAGE website.  The document is quite lengthy, but then it is distilled from literally thousands of pages of planning documents and background evidence papers – some of the latter being more lengthy than the Plan itself.

I have tried to provide my own views, backed up by evidence where this is available.

It is important that you respond in your own words to any of the issues that you wish to object to, or support.  Your response must be what you think about the issue, not what I have put.  My own views are published in the hope that they may help to crystallize your own thoughts.

If you intend to use the online Consultation System you may find it to be quite complicated.

At the Killamarsh Consultation evening I did ask Helen Fairfax, the Planning Policy Manager, if it was possible to send a letter of objection/comment.  She said that it was but the probability was that it would not be seen by the Government Inspector because it was not in the specified format.  It would be fortunate if he/she saw it.  However, if that is what you want to do, send it anyway.  It will be counted and should be read.

Paper copies of the form can be downloaded from the online form.  Can those more technically aware help those not so aware, if they need it.

Kevin Wood is doing a helpful guide to completing the form which will be on the RAGE website together with this document and my submission.

A separate form must be completed in respect of your comments about each of the sections in the Local Plan.  I have a couple of spare forms if they are needed.  There are 10 chapters to the Local Plan and so you will require 10 separate forms if you want to comment on them all.  I have commented on 7 of them. Each of your comments must be no more than 100 words long, although your full submission may be as long as you wish.  Your 100 word précis should be shown in Question 3 of the Representation Form.  Anything more needs a separate sheet of paper. 100 words equates to about 9 lines of writing.

If you would like a meeting, at a convenient location, on any day this week, please contact Pat at www.secretary@killamarsh-rage.co.uk.  If you have any specific queries we can try to help with them. Let us show that Killamarsh does care!

Please cry for help on the Rage Facebook page, or on the Rage website if you need it, but please ensure that you make the effort to comment.  This is our last chance before the inspection of the Plan by the Government official.  Complaining then may be fruitless if we have shown indifference at this last consultation stage.

Paul Johnson, Chair of R.A.G.E.

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