Langham Parish Council - Planning

 

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Useful sites:

 

www.planningportal.gov.uk

 

Plain English Guide to the Planning System 

 

 

View planning applications on the map! The new C-maps are the easiest way to look at what is going on in the village, planning wise.

 

http://datashare.colchester.gov.uk:8010/connect/analyst/?mapcfg=Planning

 

 

 

Planning applications - Langham   The borough site with planning applications containing the keyword Langham'..

Planning applications - Dedham

Planning applications - Boxted

Planning applications - Mile End

 

 

 

Local Plan

 

The Local Plan is out!

 

 

 

 

index page for New Local Plan  http://www.colchester.gov.uk/article/20074/3-Publication-Draft-Local-Plan

 

New Local Plan   http://www.colchester.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=23458&p=0 

 

Langham Development Map   http://www.colchester.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=23433&p=0

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Local Plan Evidence Base (documents published post-2010)

http://www.colchester.gov.uk/article/13329/New-Local-Plan-Evidence-Base-documents-published-post-2010  

 

This page has links to all the studies carried out to inform the new Local Plan.

 

http://www.colchester.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=23396&p=0   Settlement Boundary Review

 

Site Assessments  June 2016  http://colchester.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=21954&p=0  rates the sites offered (with glaring errors!)

 

Go and ask about the Local Plan at the following locations  .... Langham is Thursday 6th July 4.00-6.00 pm at the Community Centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 .... and then express your views

 

 

pdf icon Local Plan leaflet [2Mb]Opens new window which contains details on drop-in sessions for the Local Plan and how to use the response forms.

 

For many people these documents are difficult to download, due to slow internet connections ... tell the Council!

 

 

 

 

This New Local Plan document was discussed at the Annual Parish Meeting, and some points from it are in the Power Point below.

 

Power Point Presentation from the Annual Meeting

 

 

 

The Parish Council is organising a public meeting on:

 

Saturday 10 December, 11.00 am to 1.00 pm, at Langham Community Centre

 

to discuss progress on the Colchester Local Plan and outcomes of the Preferred Options consultation, at which Cllr. Nigel Chapman, Ward Councillor for Rural North, member of the CBC Local Plan Committee and Chair, Dedham Vale (AONB) and Stour Valley Advisory Committee, will be making a presentation. All are encouraged to attend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Langham Parish Council's response to the Preferred Options of the Local Plan  This contains the results of the housing survey and its statistics.

 

Langham Parish Council's statement in 'Have Your Say' at the Moot Hall, Monday 7th November

 

This document, now submitted to Colchester Borough Council, draws together not only the considered view of the parish, as expressed in the housing Questionnaire early this year, but the story of the Parish council's involvement in the whole process.

 

 

To see the published comments on the Preferred Options

 

http://colchester.jdi-consult.net/localplan/readdoc.php?docid=3&chapter=6&docelemid=d221#d221

 

Click on the magnifying glass to see comments about Langham

 

 

 

 

This link is to where the documents can be found

 

http://colchester.cmis.uk.com/colchester/MeetingCalendar/tabid/70/ctl/ViewMeetingPublic/mid/397/Meeting/324/Committee/12/Default.aspx

 

It is called Local Plan Preferred Options Consultation and is a pdf. file. It is 411kb

 


It is a 232 page document. Whilst the whole draft is relevant you will find the piece on Langham begins at bottom of page 144.

 

 

 

OTHER CONSULTATION METHODS ON CBC PREFERRED OPTIONS DRAFT LOCAL PLAN
 

If you wish to respond to this consultation by post or if you have any questions about this consultation please contact Planning Policy on
 

local.plan@colchester.gov.uk or 01206 282473/6 or 508639.
 

By email to localplan@colchester.gov.uk

 

By post to:    Planning Policy, Colchester Borough Council, Rowan House, 33 Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3WG

 

All consultation responses must be received no later than 5pm on Friday 16th

 

 

 

 

Press response from Tony Ellis, representing Langham PC

 

We are of course pleased that the scheme by Edward Gittens and Associates for a “Langham Garden Village” was not accepted and we are currently looking in detail at the other specific Borough Council proposals for Langham. The Preferred Options are now subject to a consultation period when the Parish Council and others can make their views known. The findings from a Parish Council survey of Langham households last November, with a response rate of 43%, led the Parish Council to recommend that 85 housing units be built over the plan period. Copies of the findings were made freely available to the Borough Council.

 

We consider that any higher figure would be unsustainable in terms of Langham’s infrastructure and facilities. The growth figure of 125 produced by the Borough Council represents a growth of one third in the housing stock, would not be “proportionate growth” and would alter the character of Langham as a rural village. A Borough Council consultation takes place 4.00 to 8.00 pm on Tuesday 12 July at Langham Community Centre and a Parish Council drop in session on Saturday 16 July 11.00 am to 1.00 pm to seek residents’ views. We would urge as many as possible to attend these public meetings.

 

 

Please come along to these consultations, and make your views known!

 

 

Excerpt from the report

 

SS11 - Langham

 

6.167 Langham includes two settlements, Langham Moor and St. Margaret’s Cross, linked by School Road. A former WWII airfield lies between the two areas. The village contains a mixture of historic properties and farmhouses with more recent development.

 

6.168 Langham has a number of facilities including a community centre and shop, and a primary school with capacity. Langham has limited access to public transport and there are capacity and access issues regarding secondary education and healthcare. Dedham Vale AONB adjoins the village to the east, although it is separated by the A12. Langham’s location and the range of services it supports 145 mean that both areas of Langham are considered suitable for limited proportional growth.

 

6.169 Following the Call for Sites Langham Parish Council collated the views of residents to produce a document, which summarises the views of residents and makes recommendations about development over the plan period.

 

6.170 Residents believe that there should be a clear distinction between urban and rural Colchester and the A12 should continue to be the barrier. The overwhelming view was that major growth would destroy Langham. The document produced by Langham Parish Council suggests a figure of 85 dwellings over the plan period would be appropriate and they recommend the allocation of sites in Wick Road and School Road for small scale growth. The Borough Council agrees that large scale development would not be appropriate in the village but that the settlement can accommodate limited growth and three housing sites are allocated; Land at Wick Road, and two sites in School Road, Langham.

 

6.171 The Council agrees that up to 10 dwellings will be appropriate on Land at Wick Road in keeping with the existing detached housing adjoining and opposite. Land at Wick Road abuts the former airfield and development will need to have regard to both its landscape character and connectivity to existing footpaths.

 

6.172 Land at School Road represents a logical extension to the village as it lies between existing housing and employment sites and is well located for the school and community centre/shop. Two sites are allocated there. The first is allocated for up to 55 dwellings. Whilst the Parish Council favour frontage development there is potential on this site for an estate or green approach to layout given that it is at the heart of the village. The Borough Council also considers that an additional nearby site on School Road is suitable for development for up to 60 dwellings, with its inclusion joining up the two existing areas of Langham Moor and St. Margaret’s Cross. This site lies within the much larger Garden Village submission made by landowners, and while this proposal was discounted due to its lack of fit with the Spatial Strategy and Sustainability Appraisal, the School Road frontage is considered suitable for smaller scale development given its position within the village and access to its facilities. Both sites abut the former airfield, and development would need to have regard to both its landscape character and connectivity to existing footpaths.

 

 

 

 

Policy SS 11 Langham Within each of the areas shown on the policies map SS11 development will be supported which provides:  Safe pedestrian access from the sites to existing footways to enhance connectivity;  Appropriate design and suitable screening/landscaping to minimise any negative impact on the surrounding landscape;  Adequate wastewater treatment and sewage infrastructure capacity in the catchment area;  Appropriate SuDS for managing surface water runoff within the overall design and layout of the site.

 

 

Contributions to the cost of infrastructure improvements and/or community facilities as required supported by up to date evidence in the Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP) or as informed by the Parish Council or subsequent evidence which will be secured to an appropriate level by way of legal agreement or through CIL. Development of land at Wick Road will be supported which also provides:  Up to 10 new dwellings of a mix and type of housing to be compatible with surrounding development. Development of two sites in School Road will be supported which also provide for:  Up to 115 new dwellings of a mix and type of housing for which there is a demonstrated need, including smaller family homes and sheltered housing;  One site to the east of the Powerplus site to accommodate up to 55 dwellings.  One site to the west of the Powerplus site to accommodate up to 60 dwellings  The potential archaeological significance of the site should be further explored, by way of pre-determination evaluation (geophysical survey and trial trenching). Any findings from the evaluation will need to be reflected in a detailed mitigation strategy for further investigation to be agreed and submitted with the application to preserve in-situ or adequately recorded by excavation, secured by a planning condition.  The safeguarding of nearby listed buildings including their setting (Rectory Cottage and School Farm), including suitable screening/landscaping. The Powerplus Engineering & Whitnell Contractors site on School Road and Langham Airfield in Langham are designated Local Economic Areas as shown on the polices map SS11. The sites will remain allocated and any future

 

 

 

Power Point 16 July 2016

 

 

 

 

The following four documents, linked below and in yellow in the Emerging Local Plan Database, detail the Garden Settlement proposals, and their evaluation by AECOM. It holds information on a submission from February 2016 to extend the northern settlement by expanding the original Langham/Boxted Airfield proposals ... to include land up towards Straight Road Boxted.

 

Until these documents were published, in mid-August 2016, this enlarged proposal was unknown to the Parish Council. The largest projection for housing from the combined site amounts to 10,1000 houses!

 

The northern proposal has been discounted by the planners, but is now in the public domain. it has, however, received no public scrutiny whatsoever.

 

 

http://www.colchester.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=21627&p=0         Garden Communities Charter

 

http://www.colchester.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=21626&p=0         Graphic-based exposition of the 3 main garden settlement proposals (p.61 on)

 

http://www.colchester.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=21628&p=0         Detailed sustainability look at the 3 possible garden settlements (85 on)

 

http://www.colchester.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=21629&p=0          Environmental report  p.22 on and p.26 on for Langham

 

 

 

 

http://www.colchester.gov.uk/article/13329/New-Evidence-Base-Documents

 

 

 

Results of the Questionnaire March 5 2016

 

The Parish  council is holding a drop-in session on Saturday the 5th March at the Community Centre

  between 11.00 and 13.0 to discuss the Housing Questionnaire Report:

 

 

the findings of the Parish Housing Questionnaire click for pdf document

 

 

Powerpoint - Answers to Questions

 

 

 

An open meeting, in the form of a drop-in session, has been arranged for

 

Saturday 21st November 2015 from 11.00am to 1

.00pm

 

in the Community Centre

 

to discuss the initial findings of the Planning and Housing Questionnaire

 

We are pleased to announce that a representative of CBC Planning Policy will be in attendance for some of this time (11-1pm).

 

Light refreshments will be served!

 

 

 

 

Langham Parish Council response questionnaire to the Colchester Borough Council draft Local Plan (2016-2032)

 

click on the above link for the pdf file of the questionnaire.

 

 

The Parish Council needs to know of parishioners views about the proposals for 4,000 homes being built in the village, about where the village envelope might be extended, and on their current housing needs.

 

It is vitally important that we have a good return of the questionnaire, to give validity to our views and the results will be presented to Colchester Borough Council, with analysis, to support the views of the village.

 

 

Submission of 'Garden Village' sites by Edward Gittins and Associates for the development of Langham. 

 

Readers of the Essex County Standard will have seen in its 13 March issue a prominent report on a submission for sites as part of the new Colchester Local Plan. The has been lodged as part of the Issues and Options consultation phase of the construction of the Borough Council’s draft Local Plan, described in the March issue of the Newsletter.

This submission has taken the form of a plan to create, on behalf of unnamed “principal landowners”, the development of a 4,000-home “garden village” in Langham.  The development would include, in addition to housing, business parks, a new primary school, a “garden village centre” and a country park. It would occupy the area bounded by the A12 Trunk Road to the east, Perry Lane-School Road to the north, Langham Lane to the west and Salary Brook to the south.

Currently, as of March17, there are three articles online. There are no maps, except for outline sketches in the Standard/Gazette paper editions.

 

Standard/Gazette

 

http://www.essexcountystandard.co.uk/news/11854577.Garden_village_plan_for_north_Colchester/?ref=mr

 

http://www.essexcountystandard.co.uk/news/11855385.We___re_horrified_at_the_scale_of_the_plans/?ref=mr

 

http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/11868232.MP_comes_out_against_Langham_Garden_plan__which_includes_4_000_homes__business_parks__country_park_and_school/?ref=rss

 

 

EADT

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/plans_put_forward_for_4_000_homes_at_langham_1_3996432

 

 

 

 

 

Initial Response by Langham Parish Council to the Issues and Options Document  

 

 

This has incorporated the results of the Parish Plan Survey, of the Housing Survey, and of comments from the Open Morning

 

 

 

It has been decided to call a public meeting arranged by the Parish Council for Saturday 7 February, 2015 at 10.00am to 12 noon at the Community Centre.

 

The Future of Langham and Boxted

 

 

Colchester Borough Council has started work on its new Local Plan for the Borough, covering the period 2017 - 2032. The Planning Policy team has prepared documents on Issues and Options and will be undertaking consultations at a variety of locations in the Borough.

 

Issues and Options

 

The first document indicated, Issues and Options Consultation Paper, 562kb, at this address

 

 http://www.colchester.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=16798&p=0

 

contains the overall options that the Colchester Borough Council have been considering, and it is on these proposals they are asking for feedback.

 

The third proposal group does seem to have elements that will impact on Langham's southern boundary, as well as within the village itself.

 

 

Option 3A Development to the East and North

 

  • A separate sustainable settlement to the east of Colchester town

  • A significant urban extension to the north of Colchester town, crossing the A12

  • In addition to an extension to the north, other urban development in and around the existing urban area

  • Proportional expansion of Rural District Centres – Wivenhoe, Tiptree and West Mersea

 

Option 3B Development to the East and North

 

  • A separate sustainable settlement to the east of Colchester town

  • A significant urban extension to the north of Colchester town, crossing the A12

  • In addition to an extension to the north, other urban development in and around the existing urban area

  • Proportional expansion of Rural District Centres – Wivenhoe, Tiptree and West Mersea

  • A proportional element of rural growth across the Borough’s villages

 

 

 

 

 

The consultation period closes on 27 February. These documents will directly affect any potential development in the villages over the next fifteen years and residents are encouraged to make themselves familiar with them and to attend one of the consultations.

 

The map showing the offered development sites can be accessed through this link.

 

http://www.colchester.gov.uk/article/12779/Local-Development-Framework

 

.... but this is really slow to load, so you can have simple local maps at the following address -

 

http://colchester.gov.uk/article/15310/Call-for-Sites

 

 

The above is taken from the link above the image. The black lines show the settlement envelope and the red lines the land submitted by owners for possible development.

 

 

Consultation sessions take place between 17 January and 16 February at various locations.

 

The Planning Policy team will be running  the Issues and Options Consultation from the 16 January 2015 until 27 February 2015 at the following locations

 

Colchester Library

Trinity Square, Colchester, CO1 1JB

17 January, 10am-2pm & 27 January, 2pm-6pm

 

Asda

Turner Rise, Colchester, CO4 5TU

24 January, 10am-2pm

 

Great Horkesley New Village Hall

Tile House Lane, Great Horkesley, CO6 4EA

31 January, 10am-2pm

 

Tiptree Community Centre

1a Caxton Close, Tiptree, CO5 0HA

7 February, 10am-2pm

 

The Mersea Centre

38a High Street, West Mersea, CO5 8QA

11 February 4pm-8pm

 

Wivenhoe Scout and Guide Hall

Off High Street, Wivenhoe, CO7 9AB

14 February, 10am-2pm

 

Hythe Community Centre (in conjunction with Hythe Forward)

1 Ventura Drive, Colchester, CO1 2FG

16 February, 12pm-8pm

 

Marks Tey Parish Hall

Old London Road, Marks Tey, CO6 1EJ

21 February, 10am-2pm

 

 

 

 

        Village Design Statement completed in 2008 as a pdf. document.