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Site Allocations Examination Page

The Site Allocations LDD was adopted at the Full Council meeting on 25 November 2014. You can view the final document here.

Inspector's Report Received

The Council received the Inspector's Report on 15 September 2014 and can be viewed below:

Inspector's Final Report 15 9 2014 (pdf)

Appendix to Inspector's Final Report Sept 2014 (pdf)

Site Allocations LDD with modifications (Final document to be adopted) (pdf)

Modifications Consultation 31 January – 18 March 2014

Following the hearing sessions that were held between 15 and 31 October 2013 the Council proposed some Main and Additional Modifications to the Site Allocations LDD. Details of the consultation on the Main and Additional Modifications can be viewed here.

The consultation has now closed and duly made representations have been provided to the Inspector.

Supplementary Hearing Session

Following consideration of the responses received in relation to the recent Main Modifications Consultation, a supplementary Hearing Session took place on Wednesday 16th July 2014.

The session was focussed upon the merits of the consequential changes insofar as these introduce a limited number of additional or enlarged allocations (and associated changes to the Green Belt) not previously proposed by the Council in the submitted plan document. For the avoidance of doubt the relevant proposed main modifications (MM) are as follows:

MM44 Changes to Green Belt boundary - to facilitate the above allocations (and also the effective allocation of the Leavesden Studios site under SA8/GB2.)

MM54 Killingdown Farm – enlarged housing site H(13)

MM55 Woodside Road – additional housing site H(39)

MM56 Fairways Farm – additional housing site H(40)

MM57 Woodside Road – additional school site S(c)

Further information regarding the supplementary hearing can be found here.

Written Statements provided to the Inspector are available below:

MM44 Changes to Green Belt Boundary
Croxley Green Residents Association (pdf) 
Mandy Grant (pdf) 
Jane Wallbridge (pdf)

MM54 Killingdown Farm 
Bidwells for P Foster (pdf)
Bidwells for P Foster Appendices 1 - 9 (pdf)

MM55 Leavesden Studios 
Terence O’Rourke for Warner Bros (pdf)

MM56 Fairways Farm 
Phase 2 Planning for S Lyne (pdf)

MM57 Woodside Road 
Resident of Woodside Road

Documents Submitted During the Supplementary Hearing Session

SUB1
Housing Paper Update 1 (pdf)
SUB2 Housing Paper Update 2 (pdf)
SUB3 Gladman Developments Ltd vs Wokingham Borough Council (pdf)
SUB4 Map Fairways Farm and Woodside Road (pdf)
SUB5 Map Fairways Farm Flood Risk (pdf)
SUB6 Map Killingdown Farm (pdf)
SUB7 Croxley Green Residents Association Statement (pdf)
SUB8 Killingdown Farm Concept Plan (pdf)

The Inspector

Planning Inspector, Keith Manning BSc (Hons) BTP MRTPI has been appointed to undertake an independent examination into the soundness of the Three Rivers Site Allocations Development Plan .

The Inspector’s task is to consider the soundness of the submitted plan, based on the criteria set out in paragraph 182 of the National Planning Policy Framework (the Framework).  The relevant soundness criteria are whether the Site Allocations Development Plan is: 1 – positively prepared (based on a strategy that seeks to meet objectively assessed development and infrastructure requirements, including unmet requirements from neighbouring authorities where it is reasonable to do so and consistent with achieving sustainable development); 2 - justified (the most appropriate strategy when considered against the reasonable alternatives, based on proportionate evidence); 3 – effective (the plan should be deliverable over its period and based on effective joint working on cross-boundary strategic priorities); and 4 – consistent with national policy (the plan should enable the delivery of sustainable development in accordance with the policies in the Framework). 

Inspector's Contact with Three Rivers District Council

There may be times when it is necessary for the Inspector to seek information from the Council to assist his understanding of the task at hand. The Inspector and the Council are never in direct communication but instead queries are channelled through the Programme Officer, Mr. Ian Kemp. For transparency purposes, an in an effort to keep interested parties fully informed, correspondence between the Inspector and the Council is available below.

Inspector's Correspondence of 10th July 2013 (pdf)

Inspector's Correspondence of 30th July 2013 (pdf) 

Council's Response to Inspector's Letters of 10th & 30th July 2013 (pdf) 

Inspector's Correspondence of 2 August 2013 (pdf) 

Council's Response to Inspector's Letter of 2 August 2013 (pdf)

Inspector's Correspondence of 12th August 2013 - Housing Site Allocations Summary (pdf)

EXAM 8 Inspector's 5th Procedural Letter Leavesden (pdf)
 
EXAM 9 Council Response to Inspector's Letter Leavesden (pdf)

EXAM 10 Inspector's 6th Procedural Letter (pdf)

EXAM 11 Council's Response to Inspector's Letter of 28 November 2013 (pdf)

EXAM 12 Inspector's Correspondence of 29 January 2014 (pdf)

Information Regarding the Hearing Sessions

The Hearing Sessions commenced at 10.00am on Tuesday 15th October 2013 within the Fairway Inn of Rickmansworth Golf Course, Moor Lane, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 1QL. Hearing Sessions concluded on Thursday 31st October 2013.

Guidance Notes have been prepared to help interested parties understand the process, these are available here. The document also contains details of the matters for discussion, key dates and the latest Programme.

Submitted Statements

Statements of Common Ground currently available are as follows:

SOCG1 Statement of Common Ground between Three Rivers DC and Herts CC in relation to Primary School Provision

SOCG2 Statement of Common Ground between Three Rivers DC and Herts CC in relation to Secondary School Provision

Following the deadline for receipt of further statements in response to the Inspector's Issues and Questions the following submissions were received from Representors. Any changes the Council are proposing to make to the submitted SALDD can be viewed here.

(HS) = Hearing Statement (statement submitted by participants)

(WS )= Written Statement (statement submitted by non-participants)

Area Sessions Housing Sites (pdf)

Issue 1 - Duty to co-operate, legal compliance and other issues

TRDC Response to Issue 1 (HS)

Bidwells for Mr C Edwards Issue 1 (HS)

Bidwells for The Welcome Trust Issue 1 (HS)

CBRE Ltd for TfL Property Issue 1 (HS)

Phase 2 Planning for Mr S Lyne Issue 1 (HS)

Terence O’Rourke for WBSL Issue 1 (HS)

Pegasus Group for Banner Homes Ltd Issue 1 (WS)

Rickmansworth Chamber of Commerce Issue 1 (WS)

Additional Documents Submitted in Relation to Issue 1

TOR1 Mark Lowe QC Summary Note

TOR2 WBSL Updated Plan A

TOR3 WBSL Updated Plan B

TOR4 WBSL Night Time View from Studio Drive

TOR5 WBSL Night Time View from flight tower

Issue 2 - Approach to Green Belt revision

TRDC Response to Issue 2 (HS)

Bidwells for Mr C Edwards Issue 2 (HS)

Bidwells for The Welcome Trust Issue 2 (HS)

CBRE Ltd for TfL Property Issue 2 (HS)

Issue 2 Hearing Statement Conrad Strategic for Maple Cross Properties (HS)

DLP for Taylor Wimpey Issue 2 (HS)

Hertfordshire County Council Issue 2 (HS)

Howard Sharp and Partners for GADE Investments Issue 2 (HS)

Phase 2 Planning for Mr S Lynne Issue 2 (HS)

Terence O’Rourke for WBSL Issue 2  (HS)

Pegasus Group for Banner Homes Ltd Issue 2 (WS)

Issue 3 - Employment & Employment Sites, Retail & Open Space

TRDC Response to Issue 3 (HS)

Conrad Strategic for Maple Cross Properties Issue 3 (HS)

CBRE Ltd for TfL Property Issue 3 (WS)

Rickmansworth Chamber of Commerce Issue 3 (WS)

Issue 4 - Schools and School Sites

TRDC Response to Issue 4 (HS)

Bidwells for Mr C Edwards Issue 4 (HS)

CBRE Ltd for TfL Property Issue 4 (HS)

Conrad Strategic for Maple Cross Properties Issue 4 (HS)

DLP for Taylor Wimpey Issue 4 (HS)

Hertfordshire County Council Issue 4 (HS)

HCC Secondary Education Needs Assessment (HS)

WD3 School Action Group Issue 4 (HS)

Additional Documents Submitted in Relation to Issue 4

 

HCC1 Educational Needs Assessment (HertsCC)

Issue 5 - Langleybury and The Grove

TRDC Response to Issue 5 (HS)

English Heritage Issue 5 (HS)

Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners for Ralph Trustees Ltd Issue 5 (WS)

Additional Documents Submitted in Relation to Issue 5

NLP1 Langleybury & The Grove Site Visit

Issue 6 - Housing

TRDC Response to Issue 6 (HS)

Bidwells for The Wellcome Trust Issue 6 (HS)

Brian Barber Associates for Maurice Granger Issue 6 (HS)

CBRE Ltd for TfL Property Issue 6 (HS) (Appendices are available from Ian Kemp, the Programme Officer).

DLP for Taylor Wimpey Issue 6 (HS)

Howard Sharp and Partners for GADE Investments Issue 6 (HS)

J&J Design for New Gospel Hall Trust Issue 6 (HS)

Phase 2 Planning for Mr S Lynne Issue 6 (HS)

Phase 2 Planning for Mr S Lynne Issue 6 Annex (HS)

Phase 2 Planning for Mr S Lynne Site Comment Summary (HS)

Pegasus Group for Banner Homes Ltd Issue 6 (WS)

Rickmansworth & District Residents Association Issue 6 (WS)

Additional Documents Submitted in Relation to Issue 6

TRDC1 5 Year Housing Land Supply Update

TRDC2 Average housing Densities 2001 - 2013

TRDC3 Distribution of Housing Across Settlements Against Core Strategy Objectives

TRDC4 Ebury Road Floodplain Map

TRDC6 Harefield Road Clarification

P2P1 Site Comments Summary

P2P2 Executive Committee Report October

CBRE1 Site Map - Suggested Build Area, South East Corner, Croxley Green (Site S(d))

NGHT1 New Gospel Hall Trust Summary Note

Issue 7 - South Oxhey

TRDC Response to Issue 7 (HS)

Hertfordshire County Council Issue 7 (HS)

CBRE Ltd for TfL Property Issue 7 (pdf) (WS)

Phase 2 Planning for Mr S Lyne Issue 7 (pdf) (WS)

Closing Submissions

TRDC5 TRDC Closing Statement

Other Submissions

CBRE2 Closing Submission

P2P3 Closing Submission

The Programme Officer

The Programme Officer, Ian Kemp, will act as the contact for any person who has an interest in the Examination and as a liaison between the Inspector, District Council and Representors.

He is an independent Officer of the Examination and works on behalf of the Inspector to organise and manage the administrative and procedural matters of the examination process. Mr Kemp is the appropriate point of contact for any questions relating to timetabling or procedural matters. All statements will also be submitted through him.

Any matters that anyone wishes to raise with the Inspector should be submitted via the Programme Officer.

Contact details:

Ian Kemp,
49 All Saints Place
Bromsgrove
Worcestershire
B61 0AX

Telephone: 01527 837 920
Mobile: 0772 300 9166
Email: idkemp@icloud.com

Evidence Base Documents

In preparing the Site Allocations Document the District Council both refer to and were informed by a number of documents that together form the 'Evidence Base' for the Examination. These documents can be accessed on the Evidence Base page.

Site Allocations Development Plan Document