Information leaflets circulated in the local vicinity of the site.
As we finalise our plans we will review any comments received. Your comments and feedback are important to us in developing our plans and are appreciated. An application for planning permission will be submitted soon—at that time the Council will write to neighbours again giving details of the application and an opportunity to make any further comments.
You can send any comments to us via the methods below:
‘Have Your Say’ on our website:
St Martins Way Consultation
Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire
Preston Farm Industrial Estate
Stockton on Tees
We would ask that any comments are received by 4pm on Sunday 30th August 2020
25th August 2020
Following the leaflet distribution we have receive a number of responses from residents. Please refer to the information below in relation to a few of the duplicate comments:
Number of Houses
The number of dwellings proposed as part of this full planning application (97) is slightly more than the extant outline planning permission which was for ‘approximately’ 90 dwellings. As such, full planning permission is now sought.
Supporting paragraph 5.2 to Policy H1 of the Stockton Local Plan confirms:
“Where planning permissions on re-affirmed sites lapse, or where revised proposals come forward, the principle of residential development will continue to be supported in accordance with Policy H1, subject to compliance with other relevant Local Plan policies”.
The suggested capacity of the site in Policy H1 (site V5) of the Stockton Local Plan is only a guide, with the final site capacity considered as part of a detailed planning application. The additional 7no. houses do not give rise to any additional technical issues and will result in a well designed layout in accordance with the Council’s requirements. In addition, the proposed detailed layout is considered to be an improvement on the previous masterplan, providing significantly more open space.
Relationships with Adjacent Houses
The relationship of the proposed houses with the existing residential properties abutting the site boundary has been given careful consideration and the scheme maintains a suitable gap between existing and proposed houses. Indeed, the detailed layout now proposed is considered to be a significant improvement on the masterplan layout which included more proposed houses in close proximity to the existing houses around the site.
The separation distances proposed are entirely acceptable and will ensure that the development does not give rise to detrimental privacy, overlooking or overshadowing issues upon the amenities of the occupants of the existing properties as well as the future occupants of the proposed development.
The proposed access from St Martins Way has already been deemed acceptable through the granting of outline planning permission.
The new application will be supported by a detailed Transport Assessment which will demonstrate that the development is acceptable in highways terms.
It is envisaged that any planning permission will be subject to a condition requiring the agreement of a Construction Management Plan prior to works commencing. This will include details of working hours as well as how impacts on local residents will be minimised during the construction period.
Please make sure to use the full email address for correspondence - Consultation.TWNY@taylorwimpey.com
We would like to thank everyone for taking time to provide comments on the development proposals. Many of the issues raised have been answered with the points added on 25th August. In regard to the development layout, we have made the following changes:
- Plots 1 & 6 moved away from the boundary to No's 1/3/5 Moor Close. This has increased privacy distances above the standard requirement. The current vegetation on the boundary will remain and any within the TW boundary will be maintained by a management company. This area will be closed off for maintenance of the hedge only i.e. not for public access.
- The Sub Station has been relocated away from the site entrance.
- Traffic calming measures have been added to the junction on the entrance road.
- Footpath around the SUDs basin has been altered.
We can confirm:
- The Suds basin will be dry for the majority of the time and will be fenced where the footpath does not cross.
- No future buildings are planned for the areas of Public Open Space.
- The POS have been shown in these locations due to levels. A Management Company will be appointed to maintain these areas.
We will now collate our information ready to submit a planning application very shortly.
The planning application was submitted to Stockton Borough Council in line with the layout shown in the update above. Taylor Wimpey will be in discussion with the planner to help answer and questions and making amendments if required.