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PLANNING PERMISSION/POLICY:: Briggs & Mortar have commissioned Spencer Property to carry out a local survey for land in Withernsea, which could be used for their latest project.

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LOCAL SURVEY Contents 1:- Introduction 2 1.1:- Background 2 1.2:- The Council 3 1.3:- Aims 3 2:- Site details 4 2.1:- Proposed site 4 2.2:- Access 4 2.3:- Topography 4 3:- Policies 5 3.1:- Site specific 5 3.2:- Local 5 3.3:- National 8 3.4:- International 8 4:- Good practice guidance 9 5:- Design 9 5.1:- Objectives 9 5.2:- Guidance 10 6:- Observations 11 7:- Preliminary environmental impact assessment 12 7.1:- Mitigating measures 14 8:-Appendix 14 8.1:- Health and safety 14 8.2:- Fire protection 15 8.3:- Further guidance 15 8.4:- Site photographs 17 9:- Local proposals map 1:- INTRODUCTION Briggs & Mortar have commissioned Spencer Property to carry out a local survey for land in Withernsea, which could be used for their latest project. The inspection was carried out on 9th February 2004, by Mr Whiteley. Brief a. Identify a suitable site for mixed-use development, including appropriate supporting local plan policies, whether they are site specific or general. b. Give appropriate design guidance, including policy guidance, good practice guidance, and on-the-ground observations. c. Assess the likely environmental impact of the development in preparation for the expected request for an Environmental Impact Assessment. 1.1:- Background Withernsea is an urban centre serving the southeast of the borough, situated approximately 22 miles east of Hull and lying at the junction of the A1033 trunk road and the B1242 distributor road. Regular bus services between Hull and Withernsea provide public transport along the A1033. The A1033 and the B1445 are important commuter roads, which access major developments such as Saltend chemical works and the gas terminals at Easington. The main north axis of the town is Queen Street, with a well-defined retail area, along which most of the shops and services are located. To the south and west of the town centre, newer suburban development has taken place at lower densities. The high-density development in the central area emphasises the lack of open spaces and trees. ...read more.


* Residential development should be located to minimise journey lengths and times and energy efficient means of transport such as cycling and walking are encouraged as alternative means of transport. * Government guidance states that planning policies should be in accordance with transport policies to enable development to be served in the most efficient and effective way, and to tackle problems of environmental nuisance and congestion. * New development is encouraged to be located near to transport modes, corridors, and residential areas thereby reducing the need to travel.(3) 3.4:- International Policy "All local authorities are now working in accordance with Agenda 21, which was ratified, at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. This action plan for sustainable development in the 21st Century was signed by 178 countries, including the United Kingdom. Agenda 21 indicated that planning of development and land use must be integrated with planning of transport, energy, water/sewerage and other infrastructure to minimise resource loads. Development should be sustainable." (4) 4:- Good practice guidance New development will be permitted where:- * It is physically integrated with its surroundings by preserving, extending and improving links with the existing public highway that provide safe, convenient and attractive through routes * Existing features which contribute to the area, landmark features, and views to them are retained in an appropriate manner or improved * Existing building frontage lines are maintained, or gaps result in benefits to the quality of the public space. * Where there are no established building lines, streets and other public spaces, these should be defined by new building frontages * The scale, location, use and landscaping of public spaces creates distinctive, attractive and safe areas * There is a clear relationship and distinction between public and private space * The layout and design of new development takes account of the need to reduce crime. ...read more.


Contractors involved with the proposed development will be required by contract to comply with the construction health and safety program. 8.2:- Fire Protection During construction and operations, facility workers would receive basic fire suppression training to address small fires that could be controlled and/or extinguished with extinguishers. If a fire exceeds the resources available, assistance from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, (Withernsea Station) would be requested. 8.3:- Further Guidance * Energy conservation, global warming, and reduction in greenhouse gases (PPG22 on renewable energy, PPG13 on transport and reducing the need for travel). * Air quality and pollution (PPG23 on planning and pollution control, DETR "Air Quality and Land Use" planning guidance note, issued under cover of DETR Circular 15/97). * Noise and light pollution (PPG23). * The need to sustain the character and diversity of the countryside and undeveloped coasts (PPG7 on the countryside, PPG20 on coastal planning). * Conservation and enhancement of wildlife habitats and species, including the promotion of biodiversity (PPG9 on nature conservation). * The impact of development on landscape quality (PPG7). * Policies and proposals for the improvement of the physical and natural environment in urban areas, including maintaining the character and vitality of town centres, making provision for tree planting and open spaces and the general revitalisation of urban areas (PPG6 on town centres and retail developments, PPG3 on housing). * Policies, which help, conserve the built and archaeological heritage (PPG15 on the historic environment, PPG16 on archaeology). * Policies for coastal protection, flood defence, and land drainage issues (PPG20 on coastal protection, advice from Environment Agency on flood protection and land drainage issues). * The need to protect groundwater resources from contamination or over-exploitation (advice available from Environment Agency); * The environmental effects of waste and mineral extraction, processing and tipping operations (PPG10 on waste disposal and management, and Mineral Planning Guidance Notes (MPG) * The need to avoid development on unstable land (PPG14), and policies designed to secure the conservation of natural beauty and amenity of the land, including tree and hedgerow protection (PPG7). 8. ...read more.

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