LP0779 - Stanage Lane, Shelf

Estimated Capacity: 11
Site Status:  Greenfield within Green Belt

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

This is a small site that will not be brought forward by itself but as part of the much larger site LP1583 – Land at Soaper Lane (273 houses) to which it is linked, both sites are in the Green Belt and will have a total of 284 houses. It is a remote site with poor access to roads and services hence access will probably be via LP1583. These Greenbelt sites provide an essential gap between Shelf and the border with Bradford.

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 proposed access couldn’t be onto Soaper Lane as presently configured, and onto Stanage Lane encourages rat-running for Calderdale destinations. 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.

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.

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.

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

Greenbelt: (we suggest you can ‘copy and paste’ the comments below)
This site together with adjacent LP1583 maintain a strong, distinct gap between Shelf and the Bradford built-up area; thus fulfilling at least three of the purposes of Greenbelt established by NPPF: ‘to check the unrestricted sprawl of large built-up areas’, ‘to prevent neighbouring towns merging into one another’ and ‘assist in safeguarding the countryside from encroachment’. The Council’s own assessment of these two sites is inconsistent.

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 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

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.