LP0782 Land off, Cockhill Lane, Shelf

Estimated Capacity: 175
Site Status:  Greenfield within Green Belt

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

This site needs to be assessed alongside adjacent site LP1543 to which it is joined; together they propose 505 houses. The Council’s own assessment concludes that obtaining adequate access for these two sites will be difficult, only exacerbating existing problems; and that they meet all three of the strongest Greenbelt tests.

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 recognises that securing sufficient access from these two large sites (0782 & 1543) to the highway network will be difficult, and would only add to existing problems. 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 both this and adjacent site LP1543 fulfil three of the five Greenbelt tests: ‘to check the unrestricted sprawl of large built-up areas’, ‘to prevent neighbouring towns merging into one another’, and ‘To assist in safeguarding the countryside from encroachment’. I challenge that assessment as I believe that this site fulfils all five of the Greenbelt purposes.

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:
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.