Egerton - Site 1, Hardens Field
Site 1, Hardens Field, Barhams Mill Road, 27.5 acres
In response to the Call for Sites in May 2018, this open field was presented as an opportunity for a small-scale commercial development. Currently used for grazing and an occasional landing strip for micro-lights. Undeveloped. No building plans submitted.
Location - maintains green gaps but well outside village confines.
Character and visual impact – no impact on key views but not sensitive to current settlement pattern; potential adverse impact on neighbouring residential properties; potential for adverse impact on rural landscape.
Access – potential adverse traffic impact on narrow roads.
Sustainable economic growth – business & local employment potential.
Potential business use recognised as similar to Bedlam Lane business units. Multiple negative comments on traffic impact, isolation from local amenities, impact on neighbouring properties.