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Land Off Shelford Road Radcliffe On Trent Consultation Statement

Prepared on behalf of

William Davis Ltd

November 2013
085 CS 211113
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Consultation Statement: Land off Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent


Consultation Statement: Land off Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent


This Consultation Statement summarises the process of consultation with the local planning authority, statutory consultees and members of the public, undertaken by the applicants, William Davis Limited and their project consultant team, in respect of the proposed residential development of land off Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent. The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) expects applicants to “work closely with those directly affected by new development proposals to evolve designs that take account of the views of the community”. Where this liaison has demonstrably been carried out, proposals should be looked upon more favourably (para. 66). The statement is therefore structured to clearly set out the scope of consultation that has taken place during the preparation of the application (Section 2 & Appendices A-C), summarise the main topics of discussion and feedback (Section 3 & Appendix D), and conclude with an overview of the applicant’s response to those matters and, where appropriate, demonstrate how that response has been incorporated into the application proposals (Section 4).




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A record of the consultation undertaken is appended to this statement at Appendix A. This lists the specific consultations that have taken place prior to the submission of the outline planning application. The meetings and events listed were instigated and attended by representatives of the applicant and their project consultant team. These included meetings and correspondence with officers of Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) and Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC), the Highways Agency and the Environment Agency. Furthermore, the emerging development proposals were presented to Radcliffe on Trent Parish Council at a public meeting on 1st July 2013. This presentation was followed by an open discussion. A public exhibition of the emerging proposals was held on Thursday 18th July 2013 at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent. Publicity for the exhibition included the distribution of flyers (at Appendix B) delivered directly to businesses and local residents living in Radcliffe on Trent. 299 people signed the attendance list at the exhibition.





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Feedback from each of the consultation meetings has been recorded by way of informal minutes, on-going correspondence between key parties and/or written summaries of the key issues arising. This has been managed by the relevant members of the project team. A questionnaire was provided at the Public Exhibition held on 18th July 2013; a copy of which is appended to this statement (Appendix C). The questionnaire was also made available via email and a number of responses were submitted after the event in that manner. A total of 258 completed questionnaires were returned during and after the exhibition. All written responses received (questionnaires, e-mails and letters) have been summarised in the Summary of Questionnaire Responses (Appendix D) and considered as part of this Consultation Statement. Of the 258 respondents, 248 noted their interest as local residents, 4 as a local business and 1 specified their interest as a Councillor. Of the 236 respondents that completed their age category, 142 were 60 years of age and above, 88 were 30-59 years of age, 4 were 18-29 years of age, and 2 were under 18 years of age. A summary of the feedback received through the pre-application consultation process is set out below, and the applicant’s response is set out in the following section of this Statement. The summary takes into account the questionnaire feedback provided in Appendix D, as well as the extended comments provided on completed questionnaires from the public consultation event.





Principle of Residential Development


The majority of the respondents (72% or 185 respondents in total) thought that the site was not a good location for housing within Radcliffe on Trent. The principal concerns highlighted to explain this response were traffic and access impact (125 respondents), the impact on local infrastructure (40 respondents), the loss of Green Belt / greenfield land (35 respondents), and the scale of development proposed (15 respondents). 8 respondents noted that they did not consider any residential development was needed within Radcliffe on Trent. This compared to 21% of respondents (53 respondents in total) who considered it to be a good location for development, noting that the development worked well within the existing context with access to amenities (11 respondents) and that housing was needed in the area (9 respondents). A number of these responses also noted that the development would need to include traffic management / access improvement measures (15 respondents in total) and suggested that fewer houses were needed (9 respondents). The need for good design, avoidance of development within the floodplain, and potential improvements to village amenities was also noted. Highways / Pedestrian Access



As indicated in the summary above, the principal concerns raised by respondents to the proposed development related to highways and access. The most common concerns noted were: • • The volume of traffic that would be generated by 400 new homes; The capacity of Shelford Road to accommodate an increase in traffic, and existing issues relating to safety, rat running, congestion and speeding; 5

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That a single access point is insufficient for the proposed development; That a roundabout is inappropriate in the proposed location; The absence of a second connection across the railway to the A52 to divert the traffic away from the village centre; and There is a need to improve pedestrian and cycle connections and facilities, including a bridge over the railway and wider paths and crossings on Shelford Road.

• 3.2.4

These matters were also reflected in the responses to the most important considerations for designing housing in this location; with good accessibility being noted by the most respondents. Approximately 75% of respondents (193 in total) use public transport to go to or from town, with approximately 60% (153 in total) indicating that they used public transport to travel to Nottingham. Bingham and West Bridgford were also noted as destinations by 12% and 10% of respondents respectively. Access to Facilities / Services



With regard to existing facilities and services in the area, the most important services noted by the most respondents were health (54% of respondents) and schools (40% of respondents). Comments generally highlighted a concern regarding the capacity of existing facilities in the village and the impact of additional housing and population on those. This was reflected in the feedback both from respondents who supported the location and those who did not, noting a lack of facilities and / or that additional facilities would be needed to support any development. Additional comments also stated that the doctor’s surgery and schools are at / over capacity and further facilities would be required to accommodate the increase in population. However, 7 respondents noted that the existing facilities were fine. Shops were the next most common facility noted by 20% of respondents as important to people living in the area, with a general emphasis on the need to increase local shopping facilities. Transport related facilities, including highways, parking and public transport, were each noted by between 17% and 20% of respondents, with comments generally reflecting those noted in relation to highways and pedestrian access above. Many respondents suggested that there was not adequate parking within the village for existing or additional shops. Furthermore, that the existing bus services should be made more frequent to accommodate the new development, as currently the services do not run on Sundays or after 9pm the rest of the week.




3.2.10 Overall, the provision of community infrastructure and facilities was considered the second most important consideration for designing housing in this location.


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Environmental Impact 3.2.11 Of those respondents that did not consider the site to be a good location for development, 35 respondents (19%) explained that this was due to the loss of Green Belt / greenfield / agricultural land as a result of the proposed development. This was emphasised by the responses to the most important considerations for designing housing in this location, which referred to: • • • • protecting Green Belt (15 respondents); good external design, including reference to existing character (15 respondents); proper gardens (6 respondents); and good landscape design / retention of landscape (3 respondents).

3.2.12 With regard to open space provision, the highest number of respondents noted that natural / wildlife areas should be included on site, with space for children’s play noted by 115 respondents, footpaths / cycle links noted by 111 respondents, and space for relaxation noted by 101 respondents. Design 3.2.13 A number of respondents noted a preference for a lower density of development that reflects the existing character of Radcliffe, including 9 respondents who agreed the site was a good location for development and 15 respondents who did not consider it a good location. This response was also reflected in relation to the most important considerations in designing housing in this location, with 15 respondents stating low density development as an important consideration. 3.2.14 The preferred types of housing for the site varied considerably, with the most common response being that a varied mix of dwellings (48 respondents) and affordable dwellings (32 respondents) is required. There was also a fairly equal emphasis on the preference for starter homes / young family dwellings, family dwellings and bungalows, with between 17 and 19 respondents proposing each type. However, 76 respondents stated that no housing should be provided. 3.2.15 A number of respondents, particularly those living on Clumber Drive, suggested that bungalows should be provided along the western edge of the site to prevent overlooking of the existing homes. In addition, there were a number of comments proposing the proposed buffer zone for Clumber Drive is increased in width.


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Principle of Residential Development The concerns in relation to the traffic and proposed access are specifically dealt with in the following sub-section. This sub-section specifically addresses the concerns raised in relation to the scale of proposed development on a greenfield site in the designated Green Belt. RBC’s emerging Core Strategy that has been submitted to the Secretary of State for Examination indicates (Policy 2) that there is a need to deliver at least 9,600 homes within the Borough in the period to 2026 to meet the identified housing need in the Housing Market Area (in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). It is widely acknowledged that the development of land within the Green Belt is necessary to meet this requirement, as there is insufficient brownfield land available in the Borough (Policy 3). There is a commitment by RBC in the emerging Core Strategy to undertake a review of the Borough’s Green Belt boundaries around the Nottingham urban area, but also around the identified “Key Settlements” which include Radcliffe on Trent, where a minimum requirement of 400 new homes has been identified (Policy 2). The Green Belt review around Radcliffe is not expected to take place until 2014, and released sites allocated for development until 2015. Therefore, in the meantime the NPPF states that “inappropriate” development in the Green Belt should only be permitted in “very special circumstances” where the harm by way of inappropriateness and any other harm to the Green Belt must be clearly outweighed by other matters. The Green Belt policy harm arising from the proposed development is unavoidable, but the other actual harm in relation to the impact on the purposes of the Green Belt as set out in the NPPF is, in this case, relatively limited. A full assessment is set out in the Planning Statement (that cross refers to the Landscape and Visual Appraisal). However, the key points to note are that application site is enclosed on 3 sides by the existing urban form of Radcliffe on Trent, there is no risk of physical coalescence with other settlements and in visual terms is extremely well contained by a combination of the urban form, topography and existing vegetation. The proposed landscape scheme will also provide an enhanced settlement edge that will form a clearer and more defensible long term Green Belt boundary. Moreover, Radcliffe on Trent is not identified as an historic settlement and contains very limited opportunities for the development of previously developed land. Therefore, the impact of the proposed development in terms of coalescence, urban sprawl, countryside encroachment, impact on historic towns and in relation to urban regeneration ranges between negligible and low. The harm to the Green Belt should be given significant weight in the determination of the planning application, but set against it are the following material factors: • There is a pressing need for new housing in the Borough, and consequently the emerging RCS establishes a significant housing requirement that is likely to increase further as a result of the recent discussions with the neighbouring authorities and Examination Inspector. There is an acute shortage in the housing land supply shortage in the Borough and Radcliffe specifically. The proposed development of up to 400 new dwellings on the application site would make a valuable contribution towards remedying the shortfall. There is a significant need for affordable housing, both across the Borough and in Radcliffe specifically. The development proposals will provide up to 120 new affordable homes to contribute to meeting that need. 8





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It is widely recognised that substantial Green Belt releases will be required to meet the housing needs of the Borough, indeed the RCS highlights that most new housing will have to be delivered on sites that are currently located in the Green Belt, including at Radcliffe on Trent. Radcliffe a key settlement in the Borough and has been identified as a sustainable settlement where growth can be accommodated and the emerging RCS proposes a minimum of 400 dwellings should be delivered in the settlement. Therefore, the development proposals would entirely accord with the emerging development strategy and housing objectives contained within the RCS. There are no other appropriate sites in or around Radcliffe that can accommodate the 400 dwellings required, together with the primary school, health centre and public open space. The proposed development will also provide a new primary school and health centre to meet the needs of the development’s residents and address existing capacity issues within the settlement, and also support other important community services and facilities in the settlement, such as the secondary school which has experienced as declining school role as a result of the aging settlement population.


The Planning Statement concludes that individually these matters are very significant, and taken together and they clearly outweigh the harm to the Green Belt by way of inappropriateness and the limited “other actual harm” that would result from the development. It is concluded therefore, that the very special circumstances required by the NPPF in order to approve inappropriate development in the Green Belt exists in this instance, and that the proposals accord with Green Belt policy as set out in the NPPF. Highways / Pedestrian Access


The scope of the Transport Assessment (TA) that accompanies the planning application was agreed in consultation with NCC and the Highways Agency. The TA confirms that the site is suitably located for residential development, being within walking distance of the settlement centre, the train station and a number of schools. Residents on the site would also have good access to bus stops where there are hourly and half-hourly daytime services to Nottingham from Shelford Road and Clumber Drive. The proposed vehicular access from Shelford Road is a new 3-arm roundabout junction. NCC identified a single roundabout as their preferred form of access at an early stage in the pre-application consultation process as it would act as a gateway feature to the settlement and help to slow traffic speeds. NCC also set out the design standards that the roundabout junction must meet, which together with a subsequent safety audit of the scheme, directly resulted in the size and position of the final roundabout design. The TA concludes that the roundabout will operate with sufficient spare capacity once the proposed development is complete and the design was given verbal approval by NCC as an appropriate and safe means of access to the application site on 8th October 2013. The TA also assesses the likely impact of the development of the site on the highway network (taking account of background growth and committed schemes), and a number of specific off-site junctions. The TA proposes a number of improvements to appropriately enhance future capacity and traffic management, as well as create a safer environment for pedestrians and cyclists and improve bus patronage including: • Improvements to the bus stops on Shelford Road and a financial contribution towards local bus service enhancements;




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• The provision of a travel pack (including bus passes) to new residents; • Provision of pedestrian and cycle routes through the development with connections to the existing footway network and provision of cycle parking in the new dwelling plots; • Provision of a traffic calming scheme along Shelford Road with raised junctions and 3 new and improved pedestrian crossings; • Conversion of the existing Shelford Road / Main Road mini-roundabout junction to traffic signal control, including provision of controlled pedestrian crossings on all approaches; • Capacity improvements at the A52 / Nottingham Road sign junction; • Capacity improvements at the A52 / Stragglethorpe Road signal junction; • Section 106 contributions towards a traffic management / traffic calming scheme in Newton. 4.1.10 The development proposals will, therefore enhance pedestrian and cycle movement, and access to local bus services, whilst also improving traffic management in the area. 4.1.11 The Parish Council and a number of general public respondents have suggested that the development should provide a new road link from Shelford Road to the A52 to the south. However, the applicants do not consider this to be a reasonable requirement of the development for a number of reasons: • The TA has indicated that there is no need to provide this road link in order to either provide an access to the development or to address highway network issues that would arise as a result of the traffic generated by the proposed development. Its provision is not therefore necessary to make the development proposals acceptable in planning terms, nor would it be directly related to the proposed development. It would require the provision of significant length of road (a minimum of 1km) and a new road bridge over the Nottingham to Grantham railway line. That would represent an unreasonable scale of investment for a development of the scale proposed and require the specific consent of Railtrack and the rail service operators. It would also require a new road junction on the A52 a strategically important trunk road that is already operating at capacity. The HA have already indicated (in relation to alternative sites/schemes) that a new junction on the A52 is unlikely to be acceptable. The applicants do not control the land required to deliver the entire length of the road or its connection to the A52. Third party land would therefore, be required that is unlikely to be readily available.

Access to Facilities / Services 4.1.12 The public consultation responses highlighted the local importance of both the schools and doctor’s surgery in Radcliffe on Trent, and the general concern in relation to their capacity. Subsequently consultation with the Education Department at NCC confirmed that there is a shortage of primary school places at both the infant and junior schools in Radcliffe and that is projected to remain the case until at least 2017. Furthermore, there is limited scope to expand provision on the existing sites. However, the secondary school - the South Nottinghamshire Academy- could accommodate the number of children generated by the 10

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development. Similarly the consultation with the GPs has confirmed their capacity issues, and the limited ability to expand provision on their existing site. 4.1.13 Consequently, the planning application includes a proposal to provide a 1.5ha serviced site on the application site to accommodate a new one form entry primary school and potentially a health centre as an integral part of the proposed development. 4.1.14 Outdoor children and youth play facilities will also be provided within the development, together with allotments and a significant amount of amenity green space. Sports provision was noted by only 12 respondents as an important facility and by a similar number in relation to the types of open space required. Consultation with the Leisure and Recreation Department of RBC has highlighted a preference for the provision of a financial contribution towards off-site provision. That will be secured via a Section 106 Agreement attached to the grant of planning permission. RBC have also highlighted a potential requirement for a financial contribution to sports hall and swimming pool provision in the area. That would also be secured via the Section 106 Agreement. 4.1.15 As part of the application determination process relevant local facility providers will be consulted on the proposals. If that identifies a capacity issue in any other relevant service or facility as a result of the proposed development, that will be addressed through the provision of appropriate financial contributions, again secured through the Section 106 Agreement (assuming the requirement accords with Regulation 122 of the Community and Infrastructure Levy Regulations). 4.1.16 However, it is important to note that the proposed development will also help to support the viability of all local facilities and retail services in the settlement in the long term (notably the secondary school) by generating additional population and economic activity within the area. Environmental Impact 4.1.17 Detailed assessments of the application site and proposed development have been undertaken in relation to landscape character and visual amenity, trees, hedgerows, archaeology, ecology, agricultural land value, flood risk, noise and vibration. A summary of the assessments undertaken and the key conclusions can be found in the Planning Statement. However, they have all highlighted that the application site is relatively unconstrained. The conclusions of the assessments have also informed the development proposals, and this has ensured that appropriate mitigation to address potential impacts that may arise from the development has been incorporated into the proposals. 4.1.18 For example, the drainage strategy for the site responds to the Flood Risk Assessment, taking into account existing ground conditions and drainage provision in the area, and proposes the provision of sustainable urban drainage systems as part of the overall landscape scheme. Furthermore, the development proposals include for the retention of all the existing trees within the site and the vast majority of the existing hedgerows. Whilst some hedgerow will be lost to facilitate access to the site, the landscaping scheme proposes significant additional tree and hedgerow planting. Together with the proposed sustainable urban drainage systems the proposed landscaping will enhance the ecological potential of the open spaces, reinforce the local landscape character and soften the interface of the existing urban form with the countryside. Design 4.1.19 There has been a sensitive approach to the design of the development proposals, which has taken into account the environmental and technical assessments that have been undertaken, as well as RBC’s advice and the conclusions of the pre-application


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consultation exercise as set out in this Statement. The form and character of the proposed development has been carefully considered in line with established best design practice to realise a high quality housing development (up to 400 dwellings) that makes efficient and effective use of the site (at 30 dwellings per hectare), responds to the site’s setting, reflects the local character, and is well integrated into its surroundings. 4.1.20 The precise mix of dwellings will be determined at the reserved matters stage. However, it is proposed that the development will deliver a range of house types from smaller properties suitable for couples and young families through to larger bed family properties. The development will also include 30% of the dwellings as affordable homes to meet local needs. 4.1.21 The proposed scheme layout and design is also detailed in Design and Access Statement, and specifically addresses how the relationship between the proposed and existing development adjacent to the site will dealt in order to protect the amenity of the occupiers of the existing houses as far as possible, and how the design of the development frontage on to Shelford Road will respect and enhance the character of the existing road corridor, and how new landscape planting will be used to soften the interface between the settlement edge and the surrounding countryside. 4.1.22 The following key features are included in the development proposals: • Provision of 5.12ha of public open space including a children’s play space and allotments, with significant improvements in terms of biodiversity, sustainable drainage systems, recreational facilities and strategic landscaping. The existing hedgerow structure around and within the site will be retained and reinforced wherever possible to provide structure for the development and help integrate it into the landscape. The hedgerow along Shelford Road that will be lost to facility the provision of the site access will be replaced. Limited building heights and positioning of proposed dwellings along the western edge to provide appropriate distances between buildings, extended garden lengths (10.5m), and a landscape buffer (5m) and reduce the impact on the adjacent existing houses. Development on the eastern part of the site will be provided at a relatively low density, with the blocks arranged to face out to the countryside in an informal arrangement. This will present a more visually sympathetic settlement edge, which in places will help to soften the existing abrupt transition between the urban area and countryside. A landscape buffer (minimum 10m in depth) along the eastern boundary, incorporating retained hedgerows and significant tree planting in small pockets. The planting will strengthen the landscape character and filter and screen views into the development and towards Radcliffe. Green fingers will extend west from this buffer to permeate the development, creating woodland blocks and green streets that step up the slope hill. This will help integrate the development into its surroundings by filtering views and breaking up the roofline.


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The process of consultation as detailed in this Statement has been an essential part of the pre-application scheme design development and planning process. In particular it has enabled the applicant and their project consultant team to establish a clear set of development requirements and identify opportunities and constraints that have informed the parameters for the proposed development of the application site. These have been incorporated into the scheme proposals set out in detail in the Design and Access Statement that also accompanies the planning application.


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APPENDIX A – Land off Shelford Road: Record of Consultation
• Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) Planning – correspondence dated 23rd April 2013 in relation to the EIA Screening, meetings held on 24th May, 28th June, 7th August 18th August and 18th October 2013 at RBC’s Civic Offices and signing of Planning Performance Agreement on the 7th November 2013. The formalised pre-application consultation procedure with RBC Planning Department referred to above included direct and indirect (via RBC) consultation with the Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) as the Highways and Education Authority (see below), the Highways Agency (correspondence dated 17th June 2013, 15th August and 13th September 2013), the Environment Agency (correspondence dated 10th June, 5th July and 27th September 2013), RBC Design and Landscape (correspondence dated 21st June 2013), and RBC Leisure and Recreation (correspondence dated June & 6th August 2013). NCC Highways –meeting held on 28th June 2013 at County Hall, West Bridgford, site meeting on 24th August 2012, and email correspondence throughout pre-application process. Radcliffe on Trent Parish Council – public meeting on 1st July 2013 at the Grange, Radcliffe on Trent. Public Exhibition – St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent on the 18th July 2013. NCC Education and Radcliffe GPs- meeting at RBC Civic Offices on the 7th November 2013.

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APPENDIX B – Land off Shelford Road: Public Exhibition Flyer


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APPENDIX C – Land off Shelford Road: Public Consultation Questionnaire
We would like to hear your views on the development proposals on display at the exhibition today and would be grateful if you would complete the questionnaire below. Please make any additional comments within the box overleaf. Age: Under 18 18-29 What is your interest here today? Local resident Local business Other (please specify) 30-59 60 and over


1. Do you think this site is a good location for some of the housing development needed within Radcliffe-on-Trent? YES/NO * (please explain your answer) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2. What type of housing should be provided on site? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 3. Do you use public transport to go to or from the town? YES/NO * If YES, where do you travel to or from by public transport? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 4. What existing facilities / services do you think are important to people living in the area? Are there any that need improving or are not available to residents? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5. What do you think are the most important considerations for designing housing in this location? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
* delete as appropriate

Please note that any feedback provided by you will be used for the purposes of informing the submission of a planning application and a summary of all responses will be collated into a Consultation Statement to be submitted as part of that application.


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APPENDIX C – Land off Shelford Road: Public Consultation Questionnaire (continued)
6. What do you think the open space provided on site should include? Footpaths / cycle links Space for relaxation Natural / wildlife areas Space for children’s play Allotments Other (please specify) Please write any additional comments you would like to make here: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Any completed questionnaires not returned at the exhibition or further comments can be sent by email to: OR by post to: Define, Cornwall Buildings, 45-51 Newhall Street, Birmingham, B3 3QR The deadline for receipt of questionnaires is 1st August 2013


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APPENDIX D - Land off Shelford Road: Summary of Consultation Questionnaire Feedback
Attendees – 299 Consultation forms – 258 Age: Under 18 18-29 30-59 60 and over Unspecified

– 2 respondents – 4 respondents – 88 respondents – 142 respondents – 14 respondents

What is your interest here today? Local resident – 248 Local business – 4 Other – 1 (Councillor) Not specified – 6 Do you think this site is a good location for some of the housing development needed within Radcliffe on Trent? Yes – 53 (21%) No – 185 (72%) Unspecified – 20 (7%) Extended answers yes –
• • • • • • • Needs traffic management / access improvement (15 respondents) Works well with context / access to amenities (11 respondents) If fewer dwellings than proposed (9 respondents) Housing is needed (9 respondents) If village amenities can cater / improved (4 respondents) Not in flood plain / manage drainage (2 respondents) Needs good design (1 respondents)

Extended answers no –
• • • • • • • • Traffic / access impact (125 respondents) Lack of infrastructure / facilities (40 respondents) Loss of Green Belt / greenfield / agriculture (35 respondents) Too many houses proposed (15 respondents) No more development needed / wanted in village (8 respondents) Flooding / drainage impact (5 respondents) Too far from village (2 respondents) Proximity to existing houses (1 respondent)


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What type of housing should be provided on site?
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • None (76 respondents) A varied mix of dwellings (48) Affordable dwellings (32 respondents) Starter homes / young family dwellings (19 respondents) Family dwellings (17 respondents) Bungalows (17 respondents) Low / very low density (16 respondents) No more than two storey (9 respondents) Larger dwellings (8 respondents) High quality design (7 respondents) Elderly dwellings / sheltered housing (7 respondents) No / minimal affordable dwellings (5 respondents) Not high rise / apartments / flats (3 respondent) Apartments / flats (3 respondents) No more large dwellings (2 respondents) Self build (1 respondent)

Do you use public transport to go to or from the town? Yes No Unspecified – 193 respondents – 38 respondents – 18 respondents

If YES, where do you travel to or from by public transport?
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • Nottingham (153 respondents) Bingham (32 respondents) West Bridgford (27 respondents) Clumber Drive (16 respondents) Shelford Road (16 respondents) Village centre / Radcliffe-on-Trent (15 respondents) Newark (8 respondents) Further afield, e.g. Leicester, Melton Mowbray, Derby, Leeds, York, London (7 respondents) Gunthorpe (3 respondents) Bottesford (2 respondent) Grantham (2 respondents) Newton (2 respondents) Ruddington (1 respondent) East Bridgford (1 respondent)


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What existing facilities / services do you think are important to people living in the area? Are there any that need improving or are not available to residents?
• • • • • • • • • • • Health School Shops Highways Parking Public transport Parks / green space Sports / leisure facilities Existing facilities are fine Cycle links Pubs – 140 respondents – 101 respondents – 54 respondents – 52 respondents – 48 respondents – 44 respondents – 21 respondents – 12 respondents – 7 respondents – 4 respondents – 4 respondents

What do you think are the most important considerations for designing housing in this location?
• • • • • • • • • • Good accessibility Community infrastructure / facilities Good external design, including reference to existing character Low density Protecting Green Belt Provision of infrastructure Existing residents Proper gardens Good landscape design / retention of landscape Good internal design, including internal dwelling layout – 77 respondents – 22 respondents – 15 respondents – 15 respondents – 15 respondents – 14 respondents – 12 respondents – 6 respondents – 3 respondents – 3 respondents

What do you think the open space provided on site should include? Natural / wildlife areas Space for children’s play Footpaths / cycle links Space for relaxation Allotments Not specified Other – 118 – 115 – 111 – 101 – 87 – 82 – 31


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Other suggestions:
• • • • • • • Sports provision, football pitches, exercise, leisure Farm shops Agriculture, farmland No allotments Needs link away from vehicle roads Water features (stream / pond / lake, etc) Screening on Shelford Road side