LP0766 Land off Hall Lane, Northowram

Estimated Capacity: 174
Site Status:  greenfield within Greenbelt

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

This is the largest proposed site in Northowram. The Council’s own assessment concludes that there are major access problems to this site, and that it meets two of the five Greenbelt tests. There are also several Listed Structures that would be impacted by this site.

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 states that this site has ‘major access issues and [that the] impact of generated traffic [will be on] highways not capable of carrying two way traffic.’
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.
 
Ecology: (we suggest you can ‘copy and paste’ the comments below)
The identified impact in the Council site assessment is contested.

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

Historic Environment: (we suggest you can ‘copy and paste’ the comments below)
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.

Greenbelt: (we suggest you can ‘copy and paste’ the comments below)
The Council’s own assessment states that this site fulfils two of the five Greenbelt tests: ‘to check the unrestricted sprawl of large built-up areas’, and ‘to assist in safeguarding the countryside from encroachment’. The Council’s assessment is contested as being illogical and wholly subjective.

Additional Comments: (we suggest you can ‘copy and paste’ the comments below)
I propose that the land remain as Green Belt.
I have read the 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:
No response required

Alternative site boundary:
No response required

When you have submitted all your comments for this site, if you wish to comment on another site please return to our Proposed Sites Page and select that site to see our suggested comments.