Egerton - Site Selection
Egerton - Site Selection

Map of Egerton - all sites. Click to download a higher resolution copy here Egerton - All Sites [pdf]


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Site Selection

Site 1: HARDENS FIELD, BARHAMS MILL ROAD

Proposed business development (No proposed housing)

  1. Maintains green gaps to preserve distinct settlement character
  2. Business & economic potential but on a greenfield site
  3. Could create a visual intrusion on an open rural landscape & vista in the open countryside ad well away from the village confines
  4. Not sensitive to current settlement pattern
  5. Likely adverse impact on neighbouring residential property
  6. Has potential to create adverse traffic impact on very narrow road
  7. Potential adverse environmental impact in a remote rural setting, e.g. light pollution, loss of natural habitat
Site 4: GALE FIELD, CROCKENHILL ROAD

Type of housing proposed: 2 & 3 Bed Semi Detached Houses - plus 1 & 2 Bed Maisonettes No. of houses: Up to 10 houses & 2-3 maisonettes

  1. Maintains green gaps to preserve distinct settlement character
  2. Provides wholly for affordable local needs housing
  3. Maintains key views and vistas as selected by villagers
  4. Is sensitive to current settlement pattern; but would create ribbon development
  5. Has some adverse impact on neighbouring properties, would not be over-bearing
  6. Has some impact on local traffic, but could reduce other street parking and there is adjacent footpath access to village centre with scope to improve it
  7. Has minimum environmental impact – it provides recreational & amenity facilities, preserves natural features and would add more trees
Site 3: FORSTAL ROAD/CROCKENHILL ROAD

Type of housing proposed: 2 & 3 Bed Detached and Semi-Detached Bungalows No. of houses: 2 Detached, 4 Semi-Detached, open market sale

  1. No green gap between the site and existing residential property
  2. Possible scope for some starter or self-build homes along with open market housing
  3. Does not affect key views and vistas as selected by villagers
  4. It would create a long ribbon of development
  5. Has an impact on residential properties opposite
  6. Has adverse impact on roads or traffic congestion
  7. Has minor environmental impact, with scope for recreation/amenity space
Site 6: ORCHARD COTTAGE LAND, MUNDAY BOIS ROAD

Type of housing proposed: 3 - Bed detached houses Number of houses: 2 for open market sale

  1. Maintains green gaps to preserve distinct settlement character
  2. Does not provide affordable/local needs housing
  3. Maintains key views and vistas as selected by villagers
  4. Is sensitive to current settlement pattern & Parish Design Statement
  5. Has no adverse effect on neighbouring properties, will not be over-bearing
  6. Has minimum impact on roads or traffic congestion
  7. Has minimum environmental impact; however the small number of homes is outside scope of this Plan
Site 9: HARMERS WAY – NORTH FIELD

Type of housing proposed: 2 Detached Houses plus 20 mixed detached, semideatched & terraced houses. No. of houses proposed: 22, including about 9 affordable/local needs (40% as advised by ABC)

  1. Does not produce a green gap between proposed site and the existing developed site
  2. Provides some affordable/local needs housing with open market housing
  3. Adverse impact on key views as selected by villagers; creates disturbed view down from the Greensand Way and up from the Weald
  4. Proposal is not sensitive to current settlement pattern nor in line with the Parish Design Statement although benefits from being close to village centre and amenities
  5. Density of development would be impactful and over-bearing on neighbouring properties, including within the proposal itself
  6. Would have a significant impact on road access and traffic to neighbours and locality
  7. Has some adverse environmental impact in view of density of development added to the existing development and on the environmentally sensitive Greensand ridge