LP0103 Land at, Horley Green Road, Claremount

Estimated Capacity: 44
Site Status: Greenfield/Open Space Urban

SNLPF summary assessment: (this is for your information, do not copy into your comment)

This is a medium sized site currently designated as an Open Space Urban and is a significant open space serving the community of Claremount. Access is poor where Horley Green road narrows and it is very close to a complex road junction at the top of the ‘Incline’. It is well kept and is well used by the community. Traffic exiting the site would have to detour through the adjacent housing estate to access the Local Road Network.

Shelf & Northowram Local Plan Forum’s suggested comments for this site:

Proposed outcome of the site assessment is for Housing Development.
SNLPF suggestion: Disagree (NO)

SNLPF Site assessment

Highways: (we suggest you can ‘copy and paste’ the comments below)
The council’s own assessment accepts that there are access difficulties. Traffic will be forced to adopt a one-way flow and divert through an existing housing estate to access the Local Highway network.
The local highway network in Northowram & Shelf is already congested but no figures for current or future traffic volumes and congestion have been provided, preventing an informed understanding of future problems, at this site and for the area as a whole.

Open space: (we suggest you can ‘copy and paste’ the comments below)
The council’s Safer, Cleaner, Greener team has stated that this site should remain as an Open Space due to the lack of other suitable facilities in the area. The identified impact in the Council site assessment is contested.

Environmental Health: (we suggest you can ‘copy and paste’ the comments below)
The identified impact in the Council site assessment is contested.

Accessibility: (we suggest you can ‘copy and paste’ the comments below)
The journey times specified in the Council site assessment are contested.

Other: (we suggest you can ‘copy and paste’ the comments below)
This site is one of 29 proposed new housing sites in Northowram and Shelf Ward, which would increase the number of houses by 2057. This scale of development will drastically change the nature of our communities and local environment, and cause unsustainable pressures on roads and other social infrastructure. Instead the focus of development in Calderdale’s Local Plan should be on the regeneration of brownfield sites in sustainable town centres.

Additional Comments: (we suggest you can ‘copy and paste’ the comments below)
I have read the suggested comments for this proposed housing site prepared by the Shelf and Northowram Local Plan Forum and agree with them.

Alternative proposed use for this site:
Open Space

Alternative site boundary:
No response required

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