Browns Lane - new homes

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The consultation has now closed


Introduction

Within the next few months, we plan to submit an outline planning application for the development of up to 350 new homes, including some affordable homes at Browns Lane. The application will also include plans for a two hectare (5 acre) site that will be reserved for the development of a residential/nursing care home and housing with care apartments. Alongside will be associated infrastructure including access roads to residential areas, drainage, landscape improvements and play space.

The illustrative masterplan drawing, shown above and on the right of this page, shows an indicative layout and access points. It is likely that the residential development and residential/nursing care home and housing with care apartments will be delivered in two phases.

Should outline planning permission be granted, the selected developers will be required to submit a Reserved Matters application seeking approval for the detail including appearance, scale, layout and landscaping. This will be subject to further consultation and you will have another opportunity to comment.

The site

The site is approximately 18 hectares (45 acres) bordered by Browns Lane, Coundon Wedge Drive and Wall Hill and Hawkes Mill Roads and is used for agriculture. It is owned by Coventry City Council and the Coventry Diocesan Board of Finance Ltd.

Is this site allocated as a housing site?

Yes, the site is an allocated housing site (H2:6) in the Coventry Local Plan for 475 homes. The proposed development is in accordance with this allocation but would deliver less development than has been approved in the Local Plan.

Will there be any affordable housing?

Yes, 25% of the houses built will be reserved for affordable/social housing. The exact mix of homes and affordable housing type will be determined through subsequent Reserved Matters applications.

Will there be any open/green areas on the residential development site?

Yes, there will be a requirement for the developer to provide public open space. The masterplan includes 6.5 hectares (16 acres) of open space. This will ensure that the development is integrated into the landscape and contributes to improvements in access, biodiversity, landscape conservation, design, archaeology and recreation.

What about the effects on traffic?

As part of the outline planning application a transport assessment has been done which shows that the increase in traffic from the new houses and the residential/nursing care home and housing with care provision can be accommodated into the existing road network. There will be an access off Browns Lane (which will avoid the crossroads with Burton Close) and from Wall Hill Road for the residential development site and both of these will be priority junctions. There will be a shared access to the land reserved for the residential/nursing care home and housing with care provision from the current access road to the RSPCA centre on Coundon Wedge Drive. No through road to the residential development site will be proposed as part of the planning application.

What about ecology and wildlife?

The site is not subject to any ecological or landscape designations. A Habitat Survey has been undertaken and notable species were identified as part of this process and further surveys have been undertaken in respect of birds, bats, reptiles and Great Crested Newts. This will be available to view as part of the application. The proposed masterplan will retain key ecological and landscape features and wildlife habitats will be created.

Will the development have an impact on flood risk?

The site is at low risk of flooding. The planning application will be accompanied by a Flood Risk Assessment to determine the impact of the proposed development on flood risk in the area and set out an outline drainage strategy for the site in accordance with planning policy.

How can I have my say?

You can tell us what you think by completing the survey below. Please do this no later than Sunday 10 October,.

If you have any questions, you can book a slot to talk to us in person at the XJ Suite at the Jaguar Club on Thursday 23 September between 3pm and 7pm. To book a slot please email Richard.Dale@coventry.gov.uk or call 024 7697 1979.

This consultation will help us determine if we should make any changes before we submit the outline planning application.

Once the outline application is submitted it will start the statutory consultation process where you will be able to make formal comments to the Local Planning Authority.

What happens next?

We will review the plans following your feedback and then submit the outline planning application. If outline planning permission is granted the residential development site will be marketed to housing developers to deliver new homes.

Once a developer is chosen, they will submit a reserved matters application, which will provide more detail about the scale, layout appearance and type of homes that will be delivered on the site.

They will not be able to develop more than 350 new homes. The developer will have to consult with you about their plans which means you will have a further opportunity to have your say. The residential/nursing care home and housing with care apartments will be marketed separately from the other residential development land and would also require a reserved matters application once a scheme has been designed.



The consultation has now closed


Introduction

Within the next few months, we plan to submit an outline planning application for the development of up to 350 new homes, including some affordable homes at Browns Lane. The application will also include plans for a two hectare (5 acre) site that will be reserved for the development of a residential/nursing care home and housing with care apartments. Alongside will be associated infrastructure including access roads to residential areas, drainage, landscape improvements and play space.

The illustrative masterplan drawing, shown above and on the right of this page, shows an indicative layout and access points. It is likely that the residential development and residential/nursing care home and housing with care apartments will be delivered in two phases.

Should outline planning permission be granted, the selected developers will be required to submit a Reserved Matters application seeking approval for the detail including appearance, scale, layout and landscaping. This will be subject to further consultation and you will have another opportunity to comment.

The site

The site is approximately 18 hectares (45 acres) bordered by Browns Lane, Coundon Wedge Drive and Wall Hill and Hawkes Mill Roads and is used for agriculture. It is owned by Coventry City Council and the Coventry Diocesan Board of Finance Ltd.

Is this site allocated as a housing site?

Yes, the site is an allocated housing site (H2:6) in the Coventry Local Plan for 475 homes. The proposed development is in accordance with this allocation but would deliver less development than has been approved in the Local Plan.

Will there be any affordable housing?

Yes, 25% of the houses built will be reserved for affordable/social housing. The exact mix of homes and affordable housing type will be determined through subsequent Reserved Matters applications.

Will there be any open/green areas on the residential development site?

Yes, there will be a requirement for the developer to provide public open space. The masterplan includes 6.5 hectares (16 acres) of open space. This will ensure that the development is integrated into the landscape and contributes to improvements in access, biodiversity, landscape conservation, design, archaeology and recreation.

What about the effects on traffic?

As part of the outline planning application a transport assessment has been done which shows that the increase in traffic from the new houses and the residential/nursing care home and housing with care provision can be accommodated into the existing road network. There will be an access off Browns Lane (which will avoid the crossroads with Burton Close) and from Wall Hill Road for the residential development site and both of these will be priority junctions. There will be a shared access to the land reserved for the residential/nursing care home and housing with care provision from the current access road to the RSPCA centre on Coundon Wedge Drive. No through road to the residential development site will be proposed as part of the planning application.

What about ecology and wildlife?

The site is not subject to any ecological or landscape designations. A Habitat Survey has been undertaken and notable species were identified as part of this process and further surveys have been undertaken in respect of birds, bats, reptiles and Great Crested Newts. This will be available to view as part of the application. The proposed masterplan will retain key ecological and landscape features and wildlife habitats will be created.

Will the development have an impact on flood risk?

The site is at low risk of flooding. The planning application will be accompanied by a Flood Risk Assessment to determine the impact of the proposed development on flood risk in the area and set out an outline drainage strategy for the site in accordance with planning policy.

How can I have my say?

You can tell us what you think by completing the survey below. Please do this no later than Sunday 10 October,.

If you have any questions, you can book a slot to talk to us in person at the XJ Suite at the Jaguar Club on Thursday 23 September between 3pm and 7pm. To book a slot please email Richard.Dale@coventry.gov.uk or call 024 7697 1979.

This consultation will help us determine if we should make any changes before we submit the outline planning application.

Once the outline application is submitted it will start the statutory consultation process where you will be able to make formal comments to the Local Planning Authority.

What happens next?

We will review the plans following your feedback and then submit the outline planning application. If outline planning permission is granted the residential development site will be marketed to housing developers to deliver new homes.

Once a developer is chosen, they will submit a reserved matters application, which will provide more detail about the scale, layout appearance and type of homes that will be delivered on the site.

They will not be able to develop more than 350 new homes. The developer will have to consult with you about their plans which means you will have a further opportunity to have your say. The residential/nursing care home and housing with care apartments will be marketed separately from the other residential development land and would also require a reserved matters application once a scheme has been designed.



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