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'Eco - Town' Andy Robinson East Area Have your Say. The County Council's Position. Concerns about the process Concerns about development in the area Process from now on Involvement of the Public. The Process. How it should work. Regional Plan, LDFs, Planning Applications

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Eco town andy robinson east area have your say

'Eco - Town' Andy Robinson East Area Have your Say


The county council s position

The County Council's Position

  • Concerns about the process

  • Concerns about development in the area

  • Process from now on

  • Involvement of the Public


The process

The Process


How it should work

How it should work

  • Regional Plan, LDFs, Planning Applications

  • Plan led, Local Authority led and with full public involvement

  • Select the most sustainable locations

  • Consider planning applications against the Plan


How eco towns is working

How eco- towns is working

  • Separate process

    • Allows locations already assessed and rejected to come forward

    • Allows sites to be selected without comparison with others

    • By passes plan led approach

    • Minimises local democratic input

  • Government role

    • Shortlist eco towns

      • Evaluation not made available

    • Write eco towns national policy

    • Decide on the Regional Plan

    • Could call in a planning application

    • Would decide a planning application if refused or not determined

    • Landowner


Development to the east of leicester

Development to the East of Leicester

  • Assessed as part of the Regional Planning process

  • Land north and west of Leicester, at Hinckley , Loughborough and Coalville better

  • East Midlands Regional Assembly agreed

    • LCC studies 'impressive'

  • Regional Plan Public Examination Panel agreed

    • Co-op made representations - not supported

    • Panel recommended looking at Leicester - Burton corridor

  • Reasons for being concerned about development in the area

    • Transport problems

      • At least as great as elsewhere

      • Most difficult and expensive to resolve

    • Employment

      • Limited opportunity without excellent road access to the M1

    • Environment

      • Attractive area

      • Water issues


Development to the east of leicester 2

Development to the East of Leicester (2)

  • Other reasons to be concerned

    • Regional Plan makes provision for Leicestershire's needs

      • Co-op = 15k more houses = 40k more people

      • 96,000 homes 2001-26 (City + County)

      • 25,000 homes on ‘sustainable urban extensions’ – greenfield but eco-town principles

    • Costs to the taxpayer - £500k conservative estimate for LCC alone


However

However............


Pennbury has been short listed by government

'Pennbury' has been short listed by Government

  • Final shortlist by end of 2008


The county council will act as community leader needs to assess the pro and cons in detail

The County Council will act as community leader - needs to assess the pro and cons in detail


Need to assess the impact in terms of

Need to assess the impact in terms of

  • Transport

    • Realistic - 'people will bike and walk' will not wash

    • What type of development

      • offices or warehousing?

      • large houses or small houses?

      • food or non food shopping?

  • Employment

    • Will employers be attracted?

    • How many will be new to the area

    • How many in offices - effect on the City Centre

    • Trip generation


Need to assess the impact in terms of 2

Need to assess the impact in terms of (2)

  • Housing

    • Effect on the sub regional and regional housing market

      • Will other sites already in the system be held back?

    • Effect on the supply of affordable housing

      • Eco costs

    • Impact on City Regeneration

  • Environmental impact

    • Water supply, drainage and sewerage

    • Eco proposals - costs and benefits

  • Public facilities

    • Health

    • Schools

    • Leisure

    • Recreation

    • Libraries


Need to assess the impact in terms of 3

Need to assess the impact in terms of (3)

  • Affordability

    • On site infrastructure

    • On site services

    • Off site infrastructure

    • Off site services

    • Eco costs

    • Enough value?


Advantages of working with the other las clg co op

Advantages of working with the other LAs, CLG, Co-op.

  • One set of studies

  • More cost effective


But only if we have joint commissioning

But ......only if we have joint commissioning


And open and transparent process with full public engagement

and open and transparent process with full public engagement


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