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									Policy/plan        Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                      TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference          paragraph no.
INTROD             1.1.1.9          (i)    The Introduction to the Plan be modified by:             i. Accept recommendation:
Introduction
                                            a)       the addition of a statement of the overall         a) Add an overall vision statement.
                                                     vision for the Plan area, in terms of its
                                                     sustainable development, future settlement
                                                     pattern and the role that will be played by
                                                     the countryside, and
                                            b)       the deletion of the word `brownfield’ in Key       b) Replace ‘brownfield’ by ‘previously
                                                     Objective v. and its replacement by the               developed land in Key Objective v.
                                                     words `previously-developed’.

                                    (ii)    Subject to my recommendations under HSGGEN and          (ii) Accept recommendation with the
                                       HSG1, no other modification be made to the Plan in                exception that in order to reflect the fact
                                       response to these objections.                                     that a number of Article 4(2) Directions
                                                                                                         have now been made within the Borough
                                    Note: See also my recommendation under LPOL - General.               an amendment to include these is
                                                                                                         necessary in the Article 4 Direction
                                                                                                         paragraph.
APP1               1.15.1.2         Appendix 1 to the Plan be modified by the addition of a         Accept recommendation to add date
Appendix 1                          statement at the beginning of the Appendix that advises when    schedule was updated. It will also be
Listed Buildings                    the schedule was last updated.                                  necessary to add the buildings spot listed
                                                                                                    since January 2001.
APP2               1.15.2.2         Appendix 2 be modified by correcting and updating it in         Accept recommendation to update & correct
Appendix 2                          consultation with English Heritage or Gloucestershire County    appendix.
Scheduled                           Council.
Ancient
Monuments
APP3                                No objections                                                   No change.
Appendix 3
Nature
Conservation
APP4                                No objections                                                   No change.
Appendix 4




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Policy/plan      Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                         TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference        paragraph no.
Important Open
Spaces
APP5             1.15.3.2         Appendix 5 be modified in accordance                  with   the   Accept recommendation (see TRP16) –
Appendix 5 Car                    recommendations set out under Policy TRP16.                        although it is proposed that the policy
Parking                                                                                              should refer to stand alone Supplementary
Standards                                                                                            Planning Guidance on parking standards to
                                                                                                     replace Appendix 5 which will be deleted
                                                                                                     from the plan.

APP6             1.15.4.3         (i)     Appendix 6 be modified in accordance with best             i. Accept recommendation to modify EIA.
Appendix 6                                practice advice so that it makes clear its relationship
Environmental                             with the main body of the Plan and the processes by
Impact                                    which policies and proposals have been assessed.
Assessment
                                                                                                     ii. Accept recommendation – policies
                                  (ii)    The policy matrix be modified so that it indicates that
                                                                                                         relating to the development of land to be
                                          policies relating to the development of land, such as
                                                                                                         shown to have a likely but unpredictable
                                          the proposed housing allocations, will have a likely but
                                                                                                         impact on cultural heritage. It is not
                                          unpredictable impact on the cultural heritage (criterion
                                                                                                         accepted that the redesign of the matrix
                                          13) or preferably, the matrix be redesigned so that it
                                                                                                         will create a significantly more
                                          allows accurate representation of impacts.
                                                                                                         meaningful representation of impacts.

APP7                              No objections                                                      No change.
Appendix 7
Article 4
Directions
GLOSS            1.16.1.3         The Glossary be modified by:                                       Accept recommendations:
Glossary
                                         a) expanding the definition of Scheduled Ancient
                                                                                                         a) Expand definition of Scheduled
                                         Monument by adding the following text:
                                                                                                            Ancient Monument.
                                         `Any works to a Scheduled Ancient Monument require
                                         consent from the Secretary of State. This is a process
                                         separate from the planning system and consent is




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Policy/plan       Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                          TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference         paragraph no.
                                            required for many activities that themselves do not
                                            require planning permission e.g. tree planting, erection
                                            of fences and other works which constitute permitted
                                            development under the planning system. Further
                                            information can be obtained from the Borough
                                            Council.’, and

                                       b)      replacing the definition of Site of Archaeological         b) Replace definition of Site of
                                               Interest as follows:                                          Archaeological Interest.

                                               `Sites and areas of archaeological interest are
                                               recorded in the county Sites and Monuments
                                               Record (SMR; see below). Information in the SMR
                                               can also be used to identify areas of potential
                                               archaeological interest. Where development may
                                               affect such sites and areas, the archaeological
                                               impact of the development will need to be assessed
                                               before a planning application is determined. The
                                               results of the assessment will indicate whether
                                               identified archaeological remains merit preservation
                                               or recording.’

PRMAP                              No modification be made to the Plan in response to these            Accept recommendations.
Proposals Map -                    objections.
general




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Policy/plan      Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                  TBC’s consideration of
reference        paragraph no.                                                                recommendation
GEN1             1.2.1.8             (i)   The Plan be modified by:                            (i) a) Accept recommendations to
General design                                                                                     separate GEN1 & to define ‘major’.

                                       a) dividing Policy GEN1 into two separate
                                          policies, one dealing with general design policy
                                          and the other with the requirements for major
                                          development proposals. The latter should
                                          include a definition of `major’ in the context of
                                          the Borough;                                            b) Accept recommendation.

                                       b) deleting all references to `By Design’ in the
                                          policies and reasoned justification;                    c) Accept recommendations to
                                                                                                  delete urban design objectives &
                                       c) deleting the urban design objectives (key               focus on the local Tewkesbury
                                          principles) from Policy GEN1 and                        context in a new general design
                                          reconsidering them as focused policy in the             policy.
                                          context of Tewkesbury Borough, and
                                                                                                 d) Accept recommendation to
                                                                                                 revise wording to accord with the
                                       d) deleting the reference to detailed development         approach that where design and
                                          briefs from Policy GEN1and replacing it by             development briefs are prepared,
                                          modified wording in the reasoned justification         they will be taken into account as a
                                          that accords with my recommendation under              material consideration in the
                                          HSGGEN.                                                determination of planning
                                                                                                 applications.

                                                                                              (ii) Accept recommendation.




                                  (ii) The Council should seek to produce




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Policy/plan         Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                    TBC’s consideration of
reference           paragraph no.                                                                  recommendation
                                           Supplementary Planning Guidance on Borough-
                                           wide design matters as soon as resources permit.

GEN2                1.2.2.2          No modification be made to the Plan in response to this       Accept recommendation.
Architectural                        objection.
features
GEN3                                 No objections made to this policy.                            No change.
fenestration
GEN4                1.2.3.4          (i)   The reasoned justification for Policy GEN4 be           (i) Accept recommendation.
Floorscape                                 modified by the insertion of a cross-reference to
                                           Policy ENV11.

GEN5                1.2.4.3          No modification be made to the Plan in response to this       Accept recommendation.
Provision for Art                    objection.
GEN6                1.2.5.4          No modification be made to the Plan in response to these      Accept recommendation.
Crime                                objections.
prevention
GEN7                1.2.6.4          (i)   The reasoned justification for Policy GEN7 be           (i) Accept recommendation.
Energy efficient                           modified by the deletion of the seventh sentence
development                                that refers to measures which minimize water
                                           consumption.

GEN8                1.2.7.6          (i)    Policy GEN8 be modified by:                            (i) a) Recommendation not accepted –
Tele-                                                                                              the use of ‘only’ strengthens the policy.
communications                             a) deletion of the word `only’ from the first
                                              sentence, and
                                           b) deletion of the words, `Special attention to their      b) Accept recommendation.
                                              impact will be accorded…’ in the second
                                              sentence and their replacement with `Careful
                                              consideration will be given to the visual impact
                                              of proposed equipment within…’.




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Policy/plan       Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                         TBC’s consideration of
reference         paragraph no.                                                                       recommendation
GEN9              1.2.8.5          (i)     The reasoned justification for Policy GEN9 be modified     (i) Accept recommendation.
Utilities                                  by the deletion of the final paragraph that refers to
                                           archaeological sites and to the protection of utilities.

GEN10             1.2.9.3          The Plan be modified by the deletion of Policy GEN10               Accept recommendation.
Renewal of                         and its reasoned justification.
planning
permission
GEN11             1.2.10.4         (i)     Policy GEN11 be modified by the deletion of the            (i) Accept recommendation.
implementation                             second, third and fourth paragraphs.

                                                                                                      (ii) Accept recommendation to amend
                                   (ii)    The reasoned justification for Policy GEN11 be             reasoned justification.
                                           modified by the deletion of the second and third
                                           paragraphs and by the addition of a sentence at
                                           the end of the first paragraph to the effect that
                                           where it is necessary, the Council will seek to
                                           ensure the provision of adequate infrastructure to
                                           serve proposed new development.

GEN12             1.2.11.3                The final sentence of the reasoned justification to         Accept recommendation to amend
Boundary                                  Policy GEN12 be modified so that it reads:                  reasoned justification.
Treatment
                                           `Natural boundaries such as hedgerows should,
                                           where appropriate, use indigenous species.’


GEN13             1.2.12.3                Policy GEN13 be modified by the deletion of the             Accept recommendation to delete
Advertisements                            second sentence that refers to off-site signs.              reference to off-site signs.
GEN14             1.2.13.3                No modification be made to the Plan in response to          Accept recommendation.
Redevelopment                             this objection.
of Contaminated
Sites




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Policy/plan       Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                               TBC’s consideration of
reference         paragraph no.                                                             recommendation
GEN15             1.2.14.6           No modification be made to the Plan in response to     Accept recommendation.
New Community                        these objections.
Facilities
GEN16             1.2.15.4           No modification be made to the Plan in response to     Accept recommendation.
Disabled Access                      these objections.
GENNP             1.2.16.5           No modification be made to the Plan in response to     Accept recommendation.
General – New                        these objections. (These related to the need for a
Policy                               policy on sequential approach & the reuse of
                                     previously developed land, the co-ordination of
                                     development & infrastructure provision, to encourage
                                     home working or tele-working and sustainable
                                     development).




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Policy/plan         Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                           TBC’s consideration of
reference           paragraph no.                                                                         recommendation
HSGGEN              1.3.1.25           i.    The Plan be modified by redrafting the Introduction and       i.   Accept recommendations to redraft
Housing - general                            the introduction to the Housing Chapter to make clear              & clarify objectives and
                                             how the selected distribution of new housing sites                 introductions.
                                             would contribute to a more sustainable pattern of
                                             development. In particular, the Key Objectives of the
                                             Plan should be re-drafted so that the promotion of
                                             sustainable development is at their core. The
                                             Introduction to the Plan should also make explicit links
                                             between the Key Objectives and the main locational
                                             policies of the Plan. The modified Key Objectives
                                             should relate to the aims of national planning policies,
                                             especially as set out in PPG1 and PPG3, including the
                                             sequential approach to site selection and the principles
                                             of Plan, Monitor and Manage.

                                       ii.   As part of the modifications to the housing allocations
                                             recommended elsewhere in this report, a full
                                             comparative sustainability assessment of the proposed         ii.    Accept recommendations. A full
                                             housing sites should be undertaken and made publicly                 comparative sustainability
                                             available as a background study for the modified Plan.               assessment has been undertaken
                                                                                                                  (see Technical Paper 1).
                                      iii.   The third objective of the housing policies, as set out in
                                             the introduction to the chapter, be modified to include a
                                             reference to making more efficient use of land.
                                                                                                           iii.   Accept recommendation to amend
                                      iv.    A cross-reference be inserted in the introduction to the             objective.
                                             Housing Chapter to Policy HSG1, referring to the
                                             sequential approach and the Council’s urban capacity
                                             study.
                                                                                                           iv.    Accept recommendation to include
                                      v.     The text of the local policies be modified to include the            cross-reference.
                                             estimated net site areas.




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Policy/plan           Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                           TBC’s consideration of
reference             paragraph no.                                                                         recommendation

                                        vi.    The Residential Development Boundaries as shown on
                                               the Proposals Map be modified to include the proposed         v.     Accept recommendation to include
                                               allocations in the Plan.                                             estimated net site areas.

                                        vii.   The Introduction to the Plan and Policy HSG1 and its          vi.    Accept recommendation to modify
                                               reasoned justification be modified to delete references              residential development boundaries
                                               to planning permission not being granted until                       to include allocations.
                                               development briefs have been approved, and to
                                               detailed requirements being set out in briefs. The            vii.   Accept recommendations in relation
                                               deleted references be replaced by wording to the effect              to preparation of development
                                               that design and development briefs will be prepared for              briefs.
                                               each site in consultation with interested parties and will
                                               be taken into account as a material consideration in the
                                               determination of planning applications.

HSG1                  1.3.2.20            i.   Policy HSG1 be modified by updating the table of             i.      Accept recommendation to update
Housing allocations                            calculations of the net dwelling requirement to                      net dwelling requirement calculation.
                                               reflect the information set out in CD53A.

                                         ii.   The reasoned justification for Policy HSG1 be
                                               modified by including an explanation of the basis            ii.     Accept recommendation to add
                                               of the windfalls estimate and the relationship of                    explanation of windfalls estimate
                                               the UCS to the Plan.                                                 and relationship to the UCS.

                                        iii.   In   bringing     forward    the   recommended
                                               modifications to the Plan, the Council should                iii.    Recommendation to demonstrate at
                                               demonstrate that the advice in PPG12,                                least 10 years’ housing supply is not
                                               paragraph 6.8 on provision for at least 10 years’                    accepted. PPG12 paragraph 6.8
                                               potential supply of housing has been applied.                        states that:

                                                                                                            “In order to ensure that policies and
                                                                                                            proposals in local plans and Part II of




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Policy/plan   Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                TBC’s consideration of
reference     paragraph no.                                                              recommendation
                                                                                          UDPs extend for a reasonable period
                                                                                          beyond their adoption, the duration of a
                                                                                          local plan and Part II of a UDP should be
                                                                                          for a period of 10 years from the plan's
                                                                                          forecast adoption date. For many policies
                                                                                          - for example, the conservation and
                                                                                          safeguarding of minerals, or a phased
                                                                                          long-term development or conservation
                                                                                          project - a longer or indefinite timescale
                                                                                          may be appropriate. Where possible, local
                                                                                          plans should be prepared to the same
                                                                                          period covered by structure plans. Where
                                                                                          a structure plan is in the course of
                                                                                          alteration or replacement, it may be more
                                                                                          sensible for the local plan to cover the
                                                                                          period of the emerging structure plan.”

                                                                                         There are too many uncertainties
                                                                                         regarding the cross-boundary City Region
                                                                                         work to input into the Regional Spatial
                                                                                         Strategy (to include Green Belt review and
                                                                                         urban extensions study) to enable land
                                                                                         allocations within the Borough to be
                                                                                         identified with any certainty. The priority is
                                                                                         to adopt the Local Plan so that it can be
                                iv.   Consequential modifications be made to Policy      ‘saved’ for 3 years in the context of the
                                      HSG1, having regard to my recommendations          new system, and enable work to progress
                                      elsewhere in the report on the site-specific       on the LDFs.
                                      allocations. Therefore, the sites identified as
                                      BR4, SH1, DH1, HM2, BC4, SH3, AS5, WI1,            iv.   Accept recommendations related to
                                      WI2, and ST1 should be deleted from Policy               summary of housing sites in HSG1,
                                      HSG1, and the capacity figure in respect of site         but recommendations in respect of
                                      SO1 should be modified to 110 dwellings and its          BR4 and SH3 not accepted (see
                                      phasing modified to 2001-2011.                           relevant Local Policies).




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Policy/plan            Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                       TBC’s consideration of
reference              paragraph no.                                                                     recommendation

                                         v.     In the light of my recommendations under
                                                HSGGEN, replacement sites be brought forward
                                                as housing allocations in modifications to the
                                                Plan, after a full comparative assessment of the
                                                sustainability of the alternative options has been
                                                undertaken.                                              v.       Accept recommendation requiring a
                                                                                                                  comparative assessment.
HSG2                   1.3.3.10           i.    Policy HSG2 be modified following a                       i     Accept recommendation.
Larger settlements                              fundamental review of the function of the                       Settlements have been reviewed as
containing a primary                            settlements listed in the policy and their role in              recommended (see Technical Paper
level of community                              accommodating further residential development,                  2) and reclassified in relation to
services                                        in the light of national, regional and structure plan           Policies HSG2-4.
                                                policies. The settlements included in the policy
                                                should be capable of satisfying a range of
                                                explicitly-defined criteria relating to their level of
                                                services and facilities, including a good level of
                                                accessibility by public transport to surrounding
                                                urban areas.

                                          ii.   Notwithstanding (i) above, the settlements          of
                                                Alderton, Apperley, Maisemore and Twyning          be
                                                deleted from Policy HSG2 and their suitability     for    ii.   Accept recommendations –
                                                inclusion within Policy HSG3 should                be           settlements assessed for HSG3
                                                assessed.                                                       inclusion as part of the review (see
                                                                                                                Technical Paper 2).
                                         iii.   The settlement of Ashchurch be included in
                                                Policy HSG2, and deleted from Policy HSG3,
                                                and for the avoidance of doubt, the Residential
                                                Development Boundary for the settlement should           iii. Accept recommendation that
                                                be extended to include the Family Quarters                    Ashchurch to be in HSG2. However,
                                                Estate at MoD Ashchurch.                                      no need to amend RDB as Family
                                                                                                              Quarters estate was included at




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Policy/plan                  Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                  TBC’s consideration of
reference                    paragraph no.                                                                recommendation
                                                                                                              Revised Deposit stage.


HSG3                         1.3.4.6            i.   Policy HSG3 be modified to reflect a fundamental     i.    Accept recommendations – policy to
Other villages – infilling                           re-evaluation of the role and function of the              be modified, and settlements
only                                                 settlements listed in the policy. This should              reassessed as part of the review (see
                                                     identify only those settlements in which some              Technical Paper 2).
                                                     provision for development to meet the needs of
                                                     rural communities, as opposed to urban housing
                                                     needs, would be justified.       The locational
                                                     principles set out in paragraph 2.10 of PPG7
                                                     should guide the selection of settlements. The
                                                     modified policy should provide positive guidance
                                                     about the type and scale of residential
                                                     development that would be appropriate in the
                                                     settlements.

HSG4                         1.3.5.5          No modification be made to the Plan in response to these    Accept recommendations.
Other settlements/rural                       objections.
areas
HSG5                         1.3.6.5          No modification be made to the Plan in response to these    Accept recommendations.
New housing                                   objections.
development within
existing residential
areas
HSG6                         1.3.7.3          No modification be made to the Plan in response to this     Accept recommendation.
Refurbishment of                              objection.
existing dwellings
HSG7                         1.3.8.2          No modification be made to the Plan in response to this     Accept recommendation.
Replacement dwellings                         objection.
HSG8                         1.3.9.2            i.   The Plan be modified by the deletion of the third         i.   Accept recommendation to delete
                                                                                                                     rd
Domestic extensions                                  paragraph of the reasoned justification for Policy             3 paragraph of RJ.




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Policy/plan        Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                   TBC’s consideration of
reference          paragraph no.                                                                 recommendation
                                            HSG8 which begins with `The general
                                            development control guidelines…’ and ends with
                                            `…extended dwelling or adjacent property.’ (The
                                            RJ should only contain an explanation behind the
                                            policy, and not contain policies which will be
                                            used for taking decisions on planning
                                            applications).

                                      ii.   Further to my recommendation under Policy               ii.   Accept recommendation (see
                                            GEN1, Supplementary Planning Guidance                         GEN1).
                                            should include advice on good design practice in
                                            residential extensions.

HSG9               1.3.10.4           i.    Criterion (vi) of Policy HSG9 be modified as            i.    Accept recommendation to modify
Conversions/sub-                            follows:                                                      criterion (vi).
division                                    ‘The proposal does not result in an unacceptable
                                            level of vehicular movements which would
                                            adversely affect the safety or the satisfactory
                                            operation of the highway network’.

HSG10              1.3.11.4           i.    The Plan be modified by the deletion of Policy          i.    Accept recommendation to delete
Distance between                            HSG10. (While privacy is an important design                  Policy HSG10.
dwellings                                   objective, standards prescribing minimum
                                            separation distances can inhibit good design &
                                            frustrate attempts to make best use of urban
                                            land).

                                      ii.   Further to my recommendation under Policy               ii.   Accept recommendation (see
                                            GEN1, Supplementary Planning Guidance                         GEN1).
                                            should include advice on the protection of privacy
                                            as part of an integrated approach to good design.

                                     iii.   The Council should give consideration to adding




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Policy/plan             Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                        TBC’s consideration of
reference               paragraph no.                                                                      recommendation
                                                     a reference to `overlooking’ in criterion 4 of
                                                     Policy HSG8.                                             iii. Accept recommendation to add
                                                                                                                   reference to overlooking to criterion
                                                                                                                   4 of HSG8.


HSG11                   1.3.12.3               i.    The Plan be modified by the deletion of Policy           i.    Accept recommendation to delete
Residential gardens                                  HSG11. (Standards in RJ are likely to constrain                Policy HSG11.
                                                     and discourage good design, while policy
                                                     suggests standard ratios of garden to dwelling
                                                     space are appropriate)

                                                 Further to the recommendation under Policy
                                               ii.                                                            ii.   Accept recommendation (see
                                                 GEN1, Supplementary Planning Guidance                              GEN1).
                                                 should include advice on design of spaces
                                                 around the home, in the light of PPG3 and its
                                                 best practice advice.
HSG12                   1.3.13.2         No modification be made to the Plan in response to this           Accept recommendation.
Change of use of                         objection.
agricultural land to
residential curtilage
HSG13                   1.3.14.4               i.    The reasoned justification for Policy HSG13 be           i.    Accept recommendation. Add to
Elderly persons                                      modified to include a definition of `special needs’            RJ: “Those with special needs
accommodation                                        as indicated in TBC40.                                         would include the elderly and other
(independent                                                                                                        groups of people with particular
units)/special needs                                                                                                needs for support, which might be
housing                                                                                                             resident or visiting.”

HSG14                   n/a              No objections                                                     No change.
Mobile homes
HSG15                   1.3.15.6         (i)         The Plan be modified by:                                 i.        Accept recommendations:
Affordable housing
(exception schemes)                                   a) re-ordering of the policies on affordable                      a) Policies to be reordered.




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Policy/plan   Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                 TBC’s consideration of
reference     paragraph no.                                                               recommendation
                                      housing so that the policy on rural exceptions
                                      schemes follows the more general policies on
                                      affordable housing;
                                                                                                                        nd
                                      b) deletion of the first part of the second                   b) Rewording of 2        sentence.
                                      sentence of Policy HSG15 and its re-wording as
                                      follows:
                                      `Proposed sites should be small in size and
                                      located in or adjoining ….’.      (To replace
                                      “preference will be given to…”);

                                      c) re-wording of the reasoned justification to                c) Rewording of RJ to clarify
                                      clarify that either through the involvement of a                 that there may be other
                                      registered social landlord or by some other                      means of providing
                                      appropriate means, the Council would wish to                     affordable housing apart
                                      be satisfied that the affordable housing could be                from RSLs.
                                      enjoyed by successive as well as the initial
                                      occupiers of the scheme (as there may be other
                                      means of providing affordable housing apart
                                      from RSLs);

                                      d) re-wording of the reasoned justification to
                                      clarify that low-cost market housing might be                 d) Rewording of RJ to clarify
                                      appropriate on rural exceptions sites, and                       that low cost market
                                                                                                       housing may be
                                                                                                       appropriate. The
                                                                                                       appropriateness of low-
                                      e) re-wording of Policy HSG15 and the                            cost market housing will
                                      reasoned justification to clarify that planning                  depend on local needs.
                                      obligations    or    planning   conditions   as
                                      appropriate would be used to control the                      e) Rewording of policy to
                                      occupancy      of    affordable   housing    (to                 acknowledge role of
                                      acknowledge the role of planning conditions as                   planning conditions as well
                                      well as planning obligations).                                   as planning obligations.




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Policy/plan           Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                  TBC’s consideration of
reference             paragraph no.                                                                recommendation


HSG16                 1.3.16.10          i.    The Plan be modified by a re-ordering of its           i.     Accept recommendations.
Affordable                                     policies so that Policy HSG16 would follow Policy             Policies HSG 16 & 21 to be
housing/unallocated                            HSG21; alternatively, the Council should give                 combined.
sites                                          consideration to drawing together the two
                                               policies into one.

                                                                                                      ii.    Accept recommendation to
                                         ii.   Policy HSG16 be modified by the deletion of the                         st
                                                                                                             amend 1 sentence of policy to
                                               words, `Where there is an identified lack of
                                                                                                             refer to the demonstrated lack
                                               affordable housing to meet local needs,…’ and
                                                                                                             of affordable housing across
                                               their replacement by the words, `In order to
                                                                                                             the Borough.
                                               address the demonstrated lack of affordable
                                               housing across the Borough…’.
                                                                                                      iii.   Accept recommendation to add
                                        iii.   The reasoned justification for Policy HSG16 be                statement to RJ in relation to
                                               modified to include a statement that, where                   high-density specialist housing.
                                               specialist high-density housing, for example,                 Neither the LP policy nor
                                               sheltered homes, are proposed for a site, it                  government advice exempts
                                               would be reasonable to consider whether or not                specialist sheltered housing
                                               the site would have fallen within the scope of                from affordable housing
                                               Policy HSG16 if it had been brought forward for               requirements. TBC will
                                               market housing.                                               consider the level of need for
                                                                                                             such housing in the area, and
                                                                                                             whether the proposed units will
                                                                                                             be affordable in terms of the
                                                                                                             definition of affordability.
                                                                                                             Further guidance will be
                                                                                                             contained in the proposed
                                                                                                             SPG.

                                                                                                      iv.    Accept recommendation to add




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Policy/plan   Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                   TBC’s consideration of
reference     paragraph no.                                                                 recommendation
                                                                                                      statement relating to sites
                                                                                                      which form part of a larger site.
                                 iv.   The reasoned justification for Policy HSG16 be
                                       modified to include advice that an application for
                                       planning permission for development which
                                       forms part of a more substantial proposed
                                       development on the same land or adjoining land,
                                       would be treated as an application for planning
                                       permission for the more substantial development.

HSG17         1.3.17.10        (i)     Policy HSG17 be modified by:                             i.      Accept recommendations:
Gypsy sites
                                                 a) changing its title to `TRAVELLERS’
                                                                                                        a) Amend title and
                                                    SITES’ and making consequential
                                                                                                           consequental changes.
                                                    modifications to the reasoned
                                                    justification, and
                                                 b) re-wording the second sentence of
                                                    the penultimate paragraph of the
                                                    policy as follows:                                  b) Amendment to clarify that
                                                                                                           sites are not normally
                                                     `Travellers’     sites   are    not
                                                                                                           appropriate in the Green
                                                     appropriate in the Cotswolds Area                     Belt.
                                                     of Outstanding Natural Beauty and
                                                     are not normally appropriate in the
                                                     Green Belt’. (C1/94 & PPG2 say
                                                     that sites are not ‘normally’
                                                     appropriate in the Green Belt).
                               (ii)    The reasoned justification for Policy HSG17 be
                               modified by:
                                                 a) incorporating the most up-to-date
                                                    statistics   available  and,    if
                                                    necessary,     reassessing    the
                                                    adequacy of the provision in the




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Policy/plan          Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                  TBC’s consideration of
reference            paragraph no.                                                                recommendation
                                                           light of this information, and             ii.   Accept recommendations:
                                                        b) inserting a reference to a possible
                                                                                                             a) Update statistics.
                                                           need for a transit site in or near
                                                           Gloucester. (To meet needs, & in
                                                           a location as endorsed by the
                                                           Structure Plan).



                                                                                                             b) Add reference to the
                                                                                                            possible need for a transit site
                                                                                                            in or near Gloucester.


HSG18                1.3.18.16          i.    Policy HSG18 be re-titled `Minsterworth                i.     Accept recommendations to
Minsterworth Gypsy                            Travellers’ Sites’ and be modified as follows:                amend policy title, the
sites                                                                                                       allocation of 3 traveller’s sites,
                                                 `Three sites in Minsterworth, at the former
                                                                                                            and add references to no
                                                 mushroom farm on Hygrove Lane, land on
                                                                                                            commercial uses on site, and
                                                 the southern side of Hygrove Lane, and land
                                                                                                            landscaping and highway
                                                 at Cherry Orchard, Oakle Street are
                                                                                                            improvements.
                                                 identified on the Proposals Map as travellers’
                                                 sites. The occupation of the sites shall be
                                                 restricted to such persons.
                                                 No commercial uses will be permitted on the
                                                 sites.
                                                 The implementation of high quality
                                                 landscaping schemes for the sites and
                                                 highway improvements along Hygrove Lane
                                                 will be required.’
                                        ii.   The Council should give consideration          to
                                              stipulating the  maximum   number              of




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Policy/plan             Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                     TBC’s consideration of
reference               paragraph no.                                                                   recommendation
                                                   caravans/mobile homes that would be permitted            ii.   Accept recommendation to
                                                   on each site identified under Policy HSG18.                    consider the maximum number
                                                                                                                  of units on each site – the
                                            iii.   Consequential modifications be made to the
                                                                                                                  figures will be added to the
                                                   reasoned justification and the Proposals Map
                                                                                                                  policy.
                                                   and the reasoned justification be amplified to
                                                   give details of the required highway works.
                                                                                                              iii.       Accept recommendations in
                                                                                                                         relation to consequential
                                                                                                                         modifications to the RJ and
                                                                                                                         Proposals Map, and inclusion
                                                                                                                         of more details of required
                                                                                                                         highway works.


HSG19                   1.3.19.2         No modification be made to the Plan in response to these       Accept recommendations. Policy is
Mitton site (Wychavon                    objections.                                                    deleted.
District)
HSG20                   1.3.20.2         No modification be made to the Plan in response to these       Accept recommendations. Policy is
Phasing within                           objections.                                                    deleted.
Tewkesbury/Ashchurch
urban area
HSG21                   1.3.21.17        (i)       Policy HSG21 be modified by the deletion of the      i.           Accept recommendation to modify
Affordable housing                                 first sentence and the re-wording of the policy to                policy to refer to a Borough-wide
                                                   make clear that `about 1320’ dwellings is the                     target of ‘about 1320’ dwellings.
                                                   overall Borough-wide target for the provision of
                                                   affordable dwellings during the Plan period, and
                                                   that this will be sought within the framework set
                                                   by     national    planning    policy   guidance,
                                                   Government Circulars and other advice.

                                         (ii)      The reasoned justification be modified to:
                                                                                                        ii.          Accept recommendations:
                                                   a)    make explicit reference to the guiding




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Policy/plan   Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                   TBC’s consideration of
reference     paragraph no.                                                                 recommendation
                                           criteria for negotiations on the provision of        a) Add specific reference to criteria as
                                           affordable housing, as set out in                       set out in C6/98 paragraph 10.
                                           paragraph 10 of Circular 6/98;
                                      b)   acknowledge the other potential sources
                                           of supply, for example, making the best              b) Add reference to other potential
                                           use of existing stock and/or conversions                sources of supply.
                                           of existing buildings, that may help to
                                           meet the need for affordable dwellings.
                                           This could include a reference to the
                                           Council’s Empty Homes Strategy, and
                                           provide some indication of the significance
                                           of the other sources of supply;
                                      c)   acknowledge the role of the Housing
                                           Strategy Statement, the need for
                                           monitoring       of    affordable     housing
                                           provision, and the need for designs and              c) Add reference to role of Housing
                                           layouts      that    seamlessly      integrate          Strategy Statement, monitoring
                                           affordable housing and general market                   and the need to seamlessly
                                           housing on sites;                                       integrate affordable housing.
                                      d)   acknowledge the role of Registered Social
                                           Landlords (RSLs) in the delivery and
                                           management of affordable housing while
                                           clarifying that the Council will also seek to        d) Add reference to the role of both
                                           harness the potential of other modes of                 RSLs and other modes of delivery.
                                           delivery, as appropriate;
                                      e)   set out the other circumstances, where
                                           RSLs are not involved, in which planning
                                           decisions for affordable housing would
                                           need to include arrangements to control
                                           occupancy, following the advice in                   e) Add reference to C6/98 paragraph
                                           paragraph 12 of Circular 6/98;                          12 advice on controlling occupancy
                                      f)   either delete the sub-area tables from the              where RSLs are not involved.
                                           text or alternatively, expand their context
                                           so that their relationship with the targets




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Policy/plan   Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                  TBC’s consideration of
reference     paragraph no.                                                                recommendation
                                           indicated in the site-specific policies can
                                           be more readily understood;
                                      g)   delete the references to `free land’ from          f)   Delete the sub-area tables from
                                           the text. (It is beyond the remit of the plan           the text to avoid confusion.
                                           to seek to influence the value at which
                                           land will be transferred – references to
                                           free land are in conflict with Circular
                                           advice);
                                      h)   delete the data on incomes/rental levels           g) Delete reference to ‘free land’.
                                           from the text and replace it by a reference
                                           to the intention to keep under review the
                                           appropriateness of the affordability
                                           definition; it should also make clear that
                                           the Council will seek to bring forward an
                                           updated formula, if necessary, either by           h) Replace detailed figures on income
                                           means of Supplementary Planning                       and rental data in the RJ by a
                                           Guidance or as part of a formal review of             reference to an intention to keep
                                           the Plan, and                                         the affordability definition under
                                      i)   refer to the need to foster and develop               review, to be kept updated through
                                           existing housing market partnership                   Supplementary Planning
                                           initiatives, so that the assessment and               Guidance.
                                           delivery of affordable housing in market
                                           areas, especially where they straddle
                                           administrative boundaries, would be more
                                           effective.

                                                                                              i)   Add reference to the need to foster
                                                                                                   and develop existing housing
                                                                                                   market partnership initiatives.




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Policy/plan           Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                            TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference             paragraph no.
GBT                   1.4.1.20         (i) As a consequence of the recommendations           (i) A comparative assessment of the potential housing
Green Belt -                               under HSGGEN and HSG1, the Plan be                    allocations has been undertaken (see Technical
general                                    modified by making any necessary                      Paper) and recommended Green Belt sites at Middle
GBT1                                       alterations to the Green Belt boundary                Farm/M & G Sportsground, Longford/Innsworth, Mill
Green Belt                                 where this would not compromise the                   lane, Brockworth and an extension to the Hucclecote
                                           objectives of its designation and                     Road site allocated for residential development. The
                                           exceptional circumstances can be                      use of these sites does not compromise Green Belt
                                           demonstrated, and the Proposals Map be                objectives and are sufficiently sustainable compared
                                           modified accordingly.                                 with other sites to justify their release. The
                                                                                                 Inspector’s recommendation is therefore accepted
                                                                                                 and the sites proposed for deleted from the Green
                                                                                                 Belt.
                                       (ii) In making any alterations to the boundary        (ii) It is not accepted that it is appropriate to identify
                                            of the Green Belt, the need to safeguard              safeguarded land. This must be treated as part of a
                                            land between the urban area and the
                                                                                                  comprehensive Green Belt review to include land
                                            Green Belt which may be required to meet
                                                                                                  within other Districts and will be more appropriately
                                            longer-term development needs be
                                                                                                  dealt with through the Gloucester/Cheltenham City
                                            addressed, along with the scope to include
                                                                                                  Region Sub-Regional Study. The piecemeal
                                            additional areas within the Green Belt.               identification of safeguarded land in Tewkesbury
                                                                                                  Borough would prejudice a comprehensive approach
                                                                                                  to the identification of potential sustainable urban
                                                                                                  extensions in the longer term.
                                       (iii) Section c) of Policy GBT1 be modified to
                                             read, `....the making of a material change in   (iii) The amendments to section c) (insertion of ‘material’
                                             the use of land provided that…’.                      to reflect PPG2 wording & typographical error
                                                                                                   ‘provided’) are accepted.

GBT2                  1.4.2.2          No modification be made to the Plan in                Accept recommendations.
Existing buildings                     response to these objections.
& extensions in the
Green Belt




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Policy/plan          Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                         TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference            paragraph no.
GBT3                 1.4.3.3          No modification be made to the Plan in             Accept recommendations.
Safeguarded land                      response to these objections.

GBT4                 1.4.4.6          (i) The reasoned justification for Policy GBT4     Accept recommendation.
Deletions from                            be expanded in relation to site B (land west
Green Belt                                of Smiths Industries, Southam Parish) to
                                          make clear the positive employment factors
                                          in favour of a change to the Green Belt
                                          boundary at this location.
GBT5                 1.4.5.7                                                             Accept recommendation.
Additions to Green                    (i) Policy GBT5 be modified by the deletion of
Belt                                      Addition F and consequential modifications
                                          be made to the reasoned justification. (This
                                          relates to part of the rear gardens of house
                                          on the southern side of Criftycraft
                                          Lane/Barrow Hill, Churchdown).

GBTNP                1.4.6.11         No modification be made to the Plan in             Accept recommendations.
Green Belt – new                      response to these objections. (This relates to
policy                                proposed amendments to Green Belt
                                      boundaries at Dowty Rotol, Ashville Business
                                      Park, Brockworth & Bentham Works).




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Policy/plan              Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                          TBC’s consideration of
reference                paragraph no.                                                                        recommendation
EMP                      1.5.1.8          (i)     The Plan be modified by:                                    (i) a) Accept
Employment – general                                                                                              recommendation to
                                                  a)    the addition of the following to the introductory
EMP1                                                                                                              amend introduction.
                                                        section of the Employment Chapter:
Major employment sites
                                                        `The Plan’s proposed approach to new employment
                                                        development will help to reduce transport demand
                                                        by enabling the provision of employment close to
                                                        residential areas, where workers will be able to
                                                        minimise their journey lengths and have the
                                                        opportunity to use transport modes other than the
                                                        private car.’;


                                                  b)   the addition of a new objective in the Employment          b) Accept
                                                       Chapter as follows:                                        recommendation to
                                                        `To ensure that new development takes place in            add new objective.
                                                       locations where existing and planned water services
                                                       can accommodate additional growth';

                                          (ii)    Policy EMP1 be modified by:                                 (ii) a) Accept
                                                                                                                   recommendation.
                                                  a)   inserting a new sentence at the end of the first
                                                       paragraph that states that new development on
                                                       these sites should be accessible by a choice of
                                                       transport modes, and

                                                  b)   inserting a new sentence at the beginning of the            b) Accept
                                                       second paragraph that states that the sequential           recommendation.
                                                       approach will be applied as appropriate to proposals
                                                       for alternative uses.

                                          (iii)   No other modification be made to the Plan in response to    (iii) Accept




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Policy/plan                     Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                           TBC’s consideration of
reference                       paragraph no.                                                                         recommendation
                                                             these objections.                                            recommendation.
EMP2                            1.5.2.4          (i)   Policy EMP2 be modified by the addition of a criterion as      (i) Accept
Employment uses within                           follows:                                                                 recommendation to
settlements outside allocated                                                                                             add criterion.
areas                                                     `There is provision for safe and convenient access by
                                                          pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users’.

                                                 (ii)  No other modification be made to the Plan in response to       (ii) Accept
                                                 these objections.                                                         recommendation.

EMP3                            1.5.3.12         (i)   No modification be made to the Plan in response to these       (i) Accept
Employment Uses within                           objections.                                                              recommendation.
Settlements outside Allocated
Sites
EMP4                            1.5.4.12         (i)     Policy EMP4 be modified by:                                  (i) a) Accept
Rural Employment Policy                                                                                                      recommendation.
                                                         a)    re-wording of the first paragraph to read,
                                                               `…agriculture, forestry or other rural industries,
                                                               where it can be demonstrated that there are specific
                                                               reasons why a rural location is necessary, or make
                                                               use of …’;
                                                                                                                         b) Accept
                                                         b)    amendment of criterion (A) to read, `… safe and             recommendation.
                                                               convenient access by road …’;
                                                                                                                          c) Accept
                                                         c)    amendment of criterion (B) to read, `… walking,
                                                                                                                            recommendation.
                                                               cycling or public transport.’
                                                 (ii)    The reasoned justification for Policy EMP4 be modified by    (ii) Accept
                                                         the deletion from the fourth paragraph of the words in            recommendation.
                                                         brackets, `up to approximately 100sq metres for individual
                                                         units’.
                                                                                                                      (iii) Accept
                                                 (iii)   No other modification be made to the Plan in response to           recommendation.
                                                         these objections




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Policy/plan                      Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                     TBC’s consideration of
reference                        paragraph no.                                                                                   recommendation

EMP5                             1.5.5.8          (i)   The reasoned justification for Policy EMP5 be modified by the            (i) Accept
Existing Employment Uses                                addition of the word ‘pollution’ to the list of adverse impacts in the       recommendation.
outside Settlements, Allocated                          first paragraph.
Sites and Rural Business
Centres
EMP6                             1.5.6.3          No modification be made to the Plan in response to these objections.           Accept recommendation.
North Fiddington
EMP7                             1.5.7.1          Policy EMP7 of the Deposit Draft has been renumbered as Policy BC5             See Policy BC5.
Malvern View, Bishops Cleeve                      in the RDDLP. My consideration of the objections and my
                                                  recommendation is set out under Policy BC5.
EMP8                             1.5.8.1          Policy EMP8 of the Deposit Draft has been renumbered as Policy BR2             See Policy BR2.
Gloucester Business Park                          in the RDDLP. My consideration of the objections and my
                                                  recommendation is set out under Policy BR2.
EMP9                             1.5.9.1          Policy EMP9 of the Deposit Draft has been renumbered as Policy AS6             See Policy AS6.
Cowfield Farm South                               in the RDDLP. My consideration of the objections and my
                                                  recommendation is set out under Policy AS6
EMPNP                            1.5.10.2         No modification be made to the Plan in response to this objection.             Accept recommendation.
Employment – New Policy                           (Need for a policy on live/work units).




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Policy/plan              Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                    TBC’s consideration of
reference                paragraph no.                                                                                  recommendation
TRP                      1.6.1.6          (i) Subject to my recommendations on specific policies, the Plan be            (i) Accept
Transport Policies -                      modified by the re-ordering of the policies within the Transport Chapter in         recommendation to
General                                   accordance with the thematic pattern in the GSPSR.                                  reorder policies.
                                          (ii) No other modification be made to the Plan in response to these            (ii) Accept
                                          objections                                                                          recommendation.
TRP1                     1.6.2.4          (i) Policy TRP1 be replaced as follows:-                                       (i) Accept
Access for Development                                                                                                        recommendation to
                                               Development will be permitted where:                                           replace policy.
                                               (a) provision is made for safe and convenient access to the
                                                   development by pedestrians and cyclists;
                                               (b) an appropriate level of public transport service and
                                                   infrastructure is available, or can be made available;
                                               (c) the traffic generated by and/or attracted to the development,
                                                   together with that arising from other existing or planned
                                                   development, would not impair the safety or satisfactory
                                                   operation of the highway network, and
                                               (d) highway access can be provided to an appropriate standard
                                                   which would not adversely affect the safety or satisfactory
                                                   operation of the highway network, nor cause an
                                                   unacceptable loss of amenity to users of adjacent land.

                                             (ii) The reasoned justification for Policy TRP1 be modified                (ii) Accept
                                             accordingly.                                                                    recommendation to
                                                                                                                             modify reasoned
                                                                                                                             justification.

                                                                                                                        (iii) Accept
                                          (iii) No other modification be made to the Plan in response to these
                                                                                                                              recommendation.
                                          objections.

TRP2                     1.6.3.5          No modification be made to the Plan in response to these objections.          Accept recommendation.
Traffic Calming
TRP3                     1.6.4.4          No modification be made to the Plan in response to these objections.          Accept recommendation.




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Policy/plan                Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                  TBC’s consideration of
reference                  paragraph no.                                                                                recommendation
Footpaths and Bridleways
Protection in the
Implementation of
Highway Schemes
TRP4                       1.6.5.5.         (i)    The Plan be modified by the deletion of Policy TRP4.                 (i) Accept
Provision and                                                                                                               recommendation.
Enhancement of                              (ii) No other modification be made to the Plan in response to these
Pedestrian Facilities                       objections.                                                                 (ii) Accept
                                                                                                                             recommendation.
TRP5                       1.6.6.6          (i)    The Plan be modified by a re-assessment of Policy TRP5 to            (i) Accept
Cycle Facilities                                   bring forward specific proposals for the improvement or                   recommendation to
                                                   implementation of the existing or planned cycle routes in the             modify policy. Reject
                                                   Borough as set out in the LTP, and the Proposals Map be                   recommendation to
                                                   modified accordingly.                                                     amend proposals map.
                                                                                                                             The cycleway projects
                                                                                                                             referred to in the policy
                                                                                                                             do not necessarily have
                                                                                                                             defined routes at
                                                                                                                             present. The
                                                                                                                             identification of routes
                                                                                                                             could be more
                                                                                                                             appropriately defined
                                                                                                                             via the more flexible
                                            (ii)   No other modification be made to the Plan in response to these            medium of SPG.
                                                   objections.                                                          (ii) Accept
                                                                                                                        recommendation.
TRP6                       1.6.7.6          (i)     Policy TRP6 be modified by setting out standards for non-           (i) Accept
Cycle Parking                                       residential cycle parking that would at least satisfy the minimum       recommendation to
                                                    levels of provision recommended in Section 5.12.5 (Table C) of          modify policy.
                                                    the LTP.


                                            (ii)    The reasoned justification for Policy TRP6 be modified              (ii) Accept




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Policy/plan               Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                  TBC’s consideration of
reference                 paragraph no.                                                                                recommendation
                                                    accordingly.                                                           recommendation to
                                                                                                                           modify reasoned
                                                                                                                           justification.

                                                                                                                       (iii) Accept
                                           (iii)   No other modification be made to the Plan in response to these
                                                                                                                             recommendation.
                                                   objections.
TRP7                      1.6.8.5          (i)     The Plan be modified by the deletion of Policy TRP7 and the         (i)   Accept
Promotion of                                       supporting text.                                                          recommendation to
Integrated Transport                                                                                                         delete policy.
Network
                                            (ii)    No other modification be made to the Plan in response to these     (ii) Accept
                                                     objections.                                                            recommendation.

TRP8                      1.6.9.5          (i)     The Plan be modified by the deletion of Policy TRP8 and the         (i)   Accept
Bus Priority                                       reasoned justification.                                                   recommendation to
                                                                                                                             delete policy.
                                           (ii)    No other modification be made to the Plan in response to these      (ii) Accept
                                                   objections.                                                               recommendation.

TRP9                                       No objections.                                                              No change.
Disabled Access to
Public Transport
TRP10                     1.6.10.8         (i)     The third sentence of Policy TRP10 be modified by setting out the   (i) Reject
Park and Ride Provision                            circumstances in which park and ride development would not be       recommendation to amend
                                                   inappropriate in the Green Belt and the reasoned justification be   policy. The existing
                                                   modified accordingly.                                               wording of the policy is
                                                                                                                       considered to provide an
                                                                                                                       appropriate framework for
                                                                                                                       considering whether the
                                                                                                                       exceptional circumstances
                                                                                                                       exist which would allow
                                                                                                                       development of a park and




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Policy/plan                   Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                               TBC’s consideration of
reference                     paragraph no.                                                                             recommendation
                                                                                                                        ride site in the green belt
                                                                                                                        should such a proposal
                                                                                                                        come forward. Exceptional
                                                                                                                        circumstances can only be
                                                                                                                        assessed when a
                                                                                                                        particular proposal is being
                                                                                                                        considered because of the
                                                                                                                        many issues particular to
                                                                                                                        each proposed scheme.

                                               (ii)   No other modification be made to the Plan in response to these    (ii) Accept
                                                      objections.                                                            recommendation.

TRP11                         1.6.11.9         (i)    Policy TRP11 be modified by:
Public Transport Corridor                                                                                                (i) a) Accept
                                                      a) changing its title to `Public Transport Corridors’, and              recommendation.

                                                      b) deleting the words `must contribute..’ and replacing them by          b) Accept
                                                         the words `may be required to contribute..’.                          recommendation.

                                               (ii)   No other modification be made to the Plan in response to these     (ii) Accept
                                                      objections.                                                             recommendation.

TRP12                         1.6.12.2         No modification be made to the Plan in response to this objection.       Accept recommendation.
Gloucestershire Airport
TRP13                         1.6.13.5         (i)    Policy TRP13 be modified by the deletion of the words `...that    (i)    Accept
New Petrol Filling Stations                           they are not within the Green Belt…’ from the policy.                    recommendation.

                                                                                                                        (ii)   Accept
                                               (ii) No other modification be made to the Plan in response to these             recommendation.
                                                    objections.

TRP14                         1.6.14.2         No modification be made to the Plan in response to this objection.       Accept recommendation.




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Policy/plan                 Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                               TBC’s consideration of
reference                   paragraph no.                                                                             recommendation
Refurbishment of Existing
Petrol Filling Stations
TRP15                       1.6.15.4         No modification be made to the Plan in response to these objections.     Accept recommendation.
Motorway Service Areas
TRP16                       1.6.16.6
Parking Standards                            (i)    Policy TRP16 and Appendix 5 of the Plan be modified so that:-
                                                                                                                       (i)a)Accept
                                                                                                                              recommendation –
                                                                                                                              although    it   is
                                                    a) they accord with the advice in PPG13 and the parking                   proposed that the
                                                       standards and parking strategy of the LTP. The standards in            policy should refer
                                                       Appendix 5 of the Plan should be based on those in the LTP,            to stand alone
                                                       Section 5.12.5, Tables A and B, in a way that is appropriate           Supplementary
                                                       to the context of the Borough, and                                     Planning Guidance
                                                                                                                              on         parking
                                                                                                                              standards        to
                                                                                                                              replace Appendix
                                                                                                                              5 which will be
                                                                                                                              deleted from the
                                                    b) the policy indicates that a more restrictive approach to               plan.
                                                       parking standards would be taken in areas well served by
                                                       public transport.                                                       b) Accept
                                                                                                                                 recommendation.
                                                   (ii)   The reasoned justification for Policy TRP16 be modified
                                                          accordingly.
                                                                                                                       (ii)     Accept
                                                                                                                                recommendation to
                                                                                                                                modify reasoned
                                             (iii) No other modification be made to the Plan in response to these               justification.
                                                   objections.
                                                                                                                       (iii)     Accept
                                                                                                                                 recommendation.
TRP17                       1.6.17.2         (i)    Delete Policy TRP17 and the reasoned justification.               (i)      Accept




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Policy/plan                  Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                 TBC’s consideration of
reference                    paragraph no.                                                                               recommendation
Commuted Sums for                                                                                                             recommendation to
Parking                                                                                                                       delete policy.
                                              (ii) No other modification be made to the Plan in response to these        (ii) Accept
                                                   objections.                                                                recommendation.
TRP18                                         This policy deleted at Revised Deposit Stage.                              No change.
A40/B4215 West of
Gloucester
TRP19                        1.6.18.4         (i)    Delete Policy TRP19 and the reasoned justification from the Plan.   (i)  Accept
Piffs Elm – M5 Junction 10                                                                                                    recommendation to
(A4019/Withybridge Lane                                                                                                       delete policy.
Junction Improvement                          (ii)   No other modification be made to the Plan in response to these      (ii) Accept
Proposals)                                           objections                                                               recommendation.

TRP20                        1.6.19.4         (i)    Policy TRP20 and the reasoned justification be deleted.             (i)  Accept
Pedestrian and Cycleway                                                                                                       recommendation to
Networks                                                                                                                      delete policy.
                                              (ii)   The Plan be modified by the addition of a new policy entitled       (ii) Partially accept
                                                     `Pedestrian Networks’ which safeguards the line of the main              recommendation to
                                                     pedestrian networks as shown on the Proposals Map, identifies            add new policy. The
                                                     any areas of particular importance for protection or improvement         provision of guidance
                                                     (eg routes within town centres, routes to schools or employment          on main pedestrian
                                                     areas, links into the countryside) and requires new development          networks would be
                                                     to respect the networks and provide links into them where                more appropriately
                                                     appropriate.                                                             dealt with in SPG as
                                                                                                                              this is more flexible
                                                                                                                              and can be amended
                                                                                                                              more easily as a
                                                                                                                              network management
                                                                                                                              tool.

                                               (iii) The Proposals Map be modified accordingly.                          (iii)    Reject
                                                                                                                                 recommendation to
                                                                                                                                 modify Proposals




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Policy/plan                  Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                  TBC’s consideration of
reference                    paragraph no.                                                                                recommendation
                                                                                                                              Map.
                                               (iv) A reasoned justification for the new policy be included in the Plan
                                                    which explains the role of the networks, including any                (iv)     Partially accept
                                                    differentiation between primary and secondary routes, and                     recommendation to
                                                    explains the contribution that can be made by new development                 include new reasoned
                                                    to enhancing these facilities.                                                justification.

                                              (v)    No other modification be made to the Plan in response to these
                                                     objections.                                                          (v) Accept
                                                                                                                              recommendation.
TRP21                                         No objections were made on this policy.                                     No change.
M5 Junction 9 to A46
Aston Cross
TRP22                        1.6.20.4         No modification be made to the Plan in response to these objections.        Accept recommendation.
Tewkesbury Northern
Bypass Corridor Protection
TRP23                        1.6.21.3         No modification be made to the Plan in response to these objections.        Accept recommendation.
M5 Junction 11a
Improvement
TRP24                        1.6.22.3         No modification be made to the Plan in response to these objections.        Accept recommendation.
Pedestrian Domination in
Tewkesbury Main Streets
TRP25                        1.6.23.5         The Plan be modified by the deletion of Policy TRP25 and its                Accept recommendation to
Traffic Management                            reasoned justification.                                                     delete policy.
TRP26                        1.6.24.2         No modification be made to the Plan in response to this objection.          Accept recommendation.
A48(T) Minsterworth
TRP27                        1.6.25.5         (i)    Policy TRP27 be modified by the deletion of the final sentence.      (i)     Accept
Support for Restoration of                                                                                                        recommendation.
Gloucestershire
Warwickshire Railway                                                                                                      (ii)    Accept
(formerly TSM12 –                                                                                                                 recommendation.
amended)                                      (ii)   The reasoned justification for Policy TRP27 be modified by the
                                                     deletion of the final two sentences.                                 (iii)   Accept




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Policy/plan        Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                    TBC’s consideration of
reference          paragraph no.                                                                                  recommendation
                                    (iii) The reasoned justification for Policy TRP5 be modified to explain           recommendation to
                                          that opportunities to develop a footpath/cycleway along the route           modify reasoned
                                          of the GW Railway in a way that would not compromise its                    justification.
                                          operation for through-running trains will be explored by the
                                          Council and SUSTRANS in conjunction with the railway
                                          company.
                                                                                                                  (iv) Accept
                                    (iv) The Council should consider whether or not to include the                     recommendation.
                                         proposed footpath/cycleway route on any map given the                         Any depiction of
                                         uncertainties surrounding its implementation and the fact that it is          footpath/cycle routes
                                         not able to safeguard the line for this use.                                  must acknowledge
                                                                                                                       uncertainties
                                                                                                                       regarding
                                                                                                                       implementation.
                                    (v)   No other modification be made to the Plan in response to the            (v) Accept
                                          objection.                                                                   recommendation.

TRP28                               No objections received to this policy.                                        No change.
Railway Stations
TRP New Policy     1.6.26           (i)   The Plan be modified by the inclusion of a new policy entitled          (i) Accept
Traffic                                   `Protection of Potential Freight Railheads’ as follows:                      recommendation to
                                          `The railway siding at Ashchurch as identified on the Proposals              add new policy.
                                          Map will be protected from development which would prejudice
                                          its future use as the access for a road-rail interchange facility.’

                                     (ii) A reasoned justification for the new policy be added as follows:
                                                                                                                  (ii) Accept
                                          `In furtherance of a sustainable transport network it is important            recommendation to
                                          to enable the transfer of freight traffic between road and rail.              add new reasoned
                                          Apart from the requirement for rail access, potential sites must              justification.
                                          also be well located on the principal highway network. The
                                          Gloucestershire Structure Plan Second Review has indicated that
                                          there is one location within the Borough which could fulfill the role




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Policy/plan   Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                    TBC’s consideration of
reference     paragraph no.                                                                                  recommendation
                                   of a railhead; this is at Ashchurch. Whilst the development of
                                   such a facility is unlikely in the short term, it is important that the
                                   potential for such a use is protected. Any such proposal would
                                   be subject to the provision of appropriate highway and other
                                   infrastructure and environmental mitigation measures’.

                               (iii) The Proposals Map be modified accordingly.
                                                                                                             (iii) Accept
                                                                                                                   recommendation to
                               (iv) No other modification be made to the Plan in response to these                 amend Proposals
                               objections.                                                                         Map.

                                                                                                             (iv) Accept
                                                                                                                  recommendation.




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Policy/plan                  Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                     TBC’s consideration of
reference                    paragraph no.                                                                                   recommendation
Conservation general         1.7.1.4          (i)   The Plan be modified by changing the title of the Conservation            (i) Accept
                                                    Chapter to `Historic Environment’.                                            recommendation.

                                                                                                                             (ii) Accept
                                              (ii) No other modification be made to the Plan in response to these
                                                                                                                                  recommendation.
                                              objections.

CON1                         1.7.2.4          (i) Policy CON1 be re-worded as follows:                                       (i) Accept
Conservation areas                                                                                                               recommendation.
General
                                                     `Within conservation areas special attention will be paid to the
                                                    desirability of preserving or enhancing their character or appearance.
                                                    Proposals which preserve or enhance the character or appearance of
                                                    conservation areas will be supported. In appropriate cases
                                                    environmental enhancement schemes within conservation areas will
                                                    be implemented.’

CON2                         1.7.3.4          (i) Policy CON2 be re-worded as follows:                                       (i) Accept
Conservation areas setting                                                                                                       recommendation to
and impact                                          `In proposals for development within or in close proximity to a              re-word policy.
                                                    conservation area, particular attention should be paid to the
                                                    development’s impact on the conservation area and its setting
                                                    including any existing trees. Full details of design and materials
                                                    to be used will normally be required in such cases. Thus,
                                                    planning applications in outline form will only be accepted in
                                                    exceptional circumstances.

                                                    Where new development or redevelopment is proposed within a
                                                    conservation area it must be of a high standard of design and
                                                    preserve or enhance the character or the appearance of the
                                                    conservation area in terms of scale, form, materials and quality.

                                                    Proposals retaining traditional building lines within designated




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Policy/plan            Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                  TBC’s consideration of
reference              paragraph no.                                                                                recommendation
                                              conservation areas will be favoured. Special attention should be
                                              given to the protection and enhancement of historic features
                                              which contribute to the townscape and historic character.
                                              Particular importance will be attached to the retention of
                                              traditional materials in the repair and refurbishment of existing
                                              buildings and in the construction of new buildings and other
                                              works.

                                              Approved policies and standards will be relaxed where this would
                                              be in the interests of preserving or enhancing the character or the
                                              appearance of the conservation area.’

                                        (ii). The reasoned justification for Policy CON2 be modified by the         (ii) Accept
                                              addition of a reference to the standard of drawings or explanatory         recommendation to
                                              models that would be required.                                             modify reasoned
                                                                                                                         justification.

                                                                                                                    (iii) Accept
                                                                                                                          recommendation.
                                        (iii). No other modification be made to the Plan in response to these
                                               objections.

CON3                   1.7.4.4          (i)   Policy CON3 be modified by:                                           (i)
Visual Impact of
Parking Provision,                                                                                                  a) Accept
Street Furniture and                    a)    the re-wording of the first paragraph as follows:-                        recommendation to
the, re-introduction                                                                                                    re-word policy.
of Lost Features and
Introduction of New                           `Within designated conservation areas the materials used and
Features in                                   the design and layout of parking areas and the provision of
Conservation Areas                            vehicular accesses and street furniture must minimise the
                                              adverse visual impact which could arise from such development.
                                              Parking and access standards will be relaxed where this would




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Policy/plan            Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                       TBC’s consideration of
reference              paragraph no.                                                                                     recommendation
                                               be in the interests of preserving or enhancing the character or the
                                               appearance of the conservation area.’, and
                                                                                                                         b) Accept
                                                                                                                             recommendation.
                                         b) the replacement of the word `and’ by the word `or’ in the third line
                                            of the second paragraph.

CON4                   1.7.5.3                No modification be made to the Plan in response to these                   Accept recommendation.
Development                                   objections.
Involving Demolition
within a
Conservation Area

CON5                   1.7.6.3          No modification be made to the Plan in response to the objection.                Accept recommendation.
Open Spaces,
Water Features,
Hedgerows and
Trees within
Conservation Areas

CON9                   1.7.7.3          (i)    Policy CON9 be re-worded as follows:                                      (i) Accept
Advertisement Signs                            `Proposals for advertisements, signs and notice boards including              recommendation to
and Notice Boards                              blinds and canopies within designated conservation areas will not be          re-word Policy CON9.
in Conservation                                permitted unless they are well sited, harmonise with their setting and,
Areas                                          if attached to a building, will respect its form, architectural
                                               composition and proportions. Any proposals for illuminated signs
                                               must demonstrate that their design will preserve or enhance the
                                               character or the appearance of the conservation area.’

                                        (ii) The reasoned justification for Policy CON9 be modified by the               (ii) Accept
                                             addition of text that explains that where illuminated signs are                  recommendation to
                                             proposed, externally-illuminated signs that are discretely located and           modify reasoned
                                             designed are likely to be preferred, and that signs mounted on                   justification.




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Policy/plan                   Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                  TBC’s consideration of
reference                     paragraph no.                                                                                recommendation
                                                     buildings should avoid obscuring any architectural features.
CON11                         1.7.8.3          (i)   Policy CON11 be modified by the replacement of the words              (i) Accept
Repair of      Listed                                `special architectural and historic interest’ by the words `special       recommendation.
Buildings                                            architectural or historic interest’.

                                               (ii) No other modification be made to the Plan in response to these         (ii) Accept
                                                    objections.                                                                 recommendation.

CON12                         1.7.9.4          (i)   No modification be made to the Plan in response to these              (i) Accept
Alterations / Extensions to                          objections, but consequential modifications be made to the policy         recommendation, but
Listed Buildings                                     and reasoned justification as set out under Policy CON14.                 see CON14.

CON13                         1.7.10.3         (i)   Policy CON13 be modified by the deletion of the word `replace,’       (i) Accept
Survey Drawings                                      from the second line.                                                     recommendation.
and Photographs
where Works are                                                                                                            (i) Accept
Proposed to Listed                             (ii) No other modification be made to the Plan in response to the                recommendation.
Buildings                                           objection.

CON14                         1.7.11.2         (i)   Policy CON12 be modified by deleting the words`, and change of        (i) Accept
Change of Use of                                     use of,’ from its title.                                                  recommendation.
Listed Buildings
                                                                                                                           (ii) Accept
                                               (ii) The final paragraph of the reasoned justification for Policy CON12          recommendation.
                                                    be deleted and replaced as follows:

                                                     `The Council will encourage the change of use of listed buildings
                                                     provided that the original use is no longer viable and where the
                                                         alternative use is compatible with and will preserve the
                                                     character and appearance of the building and its setting’.

CON15                         1.7.12.2         No modification be made to the Plan in response to this objection.          Accept recommendation.




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Policy/plan            Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                       TBC’s consideration of
reference              paragraph no.                                                                                     recommendation
Setting of Listed
Buildings

CON16                  1.7.13.6         No modification be made to the Plan in response to these objections.             Accept recommendation.
Demolition of Listed
Buildings
CON18                  1.7.14.4         (i)      The title of Policy CON18 be modified to `Protection of Buildings       (i) Accept
Protection of                                    of Local Interest’.                                                         recommendation.
Unlisted Historic
Buildings                               (ii)      The reasoned justification for Policy CON18 be modified by the         (ii) Accept
                                                  addition of statements that:                                                recommendation to
                                                                                                                              modify reasoned
                                                a) the list of Buildings of Local Interest is available for inspection        justification.
                                                   at the Council’s offices and will be kept under review, and
                                                b) the Council will inform all the owners of the properties that
                                                   are included on the list about the policy for the protection of
                                                   the buildings and will give advice about their sympathetic
                                                   repair and restoration.

                                        (iii) No other modification be made to the Plan in response to these             (iii) Accept
                                              objections.                                                                      recommendation.

CON19                  1.7.15.3                (i) Policy CON19 be re-worded as follows:                                 (i) Accept
Advertisements on                                                                                                            recommendation.
Listed Buildings
                                                `Proposals for the display of advertisements on listed buildings
                                                 will be permitted only where:


                                        1.      the advertisement is appropriate in terms of its scale, design and
                                                materials and will not detract from the character or appearance of
                                                the building, and
                                        2.      if it is proposed that the advertisement is illuminated, the design




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Policy/plan             Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                  TBC’s consideration of
reference               paragraph no.                                                                                recommendation
                                                 and method of illumination will not detract from the character or
                                                 the appearance of the building.                                     (ii) Accept
                                                                                                                          recommendation.
                                         (ii) No other modification be made to the Plan in response to this
                                              objection.

CON20                   1.7.16.3         (i)     Policy CON20 be modified by the deletion of the final sentence.     (i) Accept
Shopfronts on Listed                                                                                                     recommendation to
Buildings                                                                                                                modify policy.

                                         (ii)    The reasoned justification for Policy CON20 be modified by the      (ii) Accept
                                                 addition of a sentence as follows:                                       recommendation to
                                                                                                                          modify reasoned
                                                 `The installation of external roller shutters is unlikely to be          justification.
                                                 appropriate on shop fronts of listed buildings in the Borough,
                                                 given the historic character of these buildings.’

CON21                   1.7.17.2         No modification be made to the Plan in response to this objection           Accept recommendation.
Reclaimed
Architectural
Features
CON22                   1.7.18.2         No modification be made to the Plan in response to this objection           Accept recommendation.
Conservation       of
Industrial
Archaeology

CON23                   1.7.19.1         Policy CON23 has been deleted from the RDDLP and its content                See CON18.
Conservation       of                    incorporated into an amended Policy CON18. My consideration of the
Important Groups of                      objections and my recommendation are set out under Policy CON18.
Unlisted     Historic
Farm Buildings
CON26                   1.17.20.3               No modification be made to the Plan in response to this objection.   Accept recommendation.




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Policy/plan             Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                               TBC’s consideration of
reference               paragraph no.                                                                             recommendation
Archaeological
Assessment
CON29                   1.7.21.4         No modification be made to the Plan in response to the objections.       Accept recommendation.
Historic Battlefields
CONNP                   1.7.22.3         (i) The reasoned justification for Policy CON18 be modified by the       (i) Accept
Conservation – New                       addition of a sentence as follows:                                           recommendation to
Policy                                   ‘Where the removal or alteration of historic features is unavoidable,        modify reasoned
                                         the Council will encourage applicants to submit survey drawings and          justification to Policy
                                         photographs of the fabric that would be affected.’ (Objections related       CON18.
                                         to the need for policies on recording of historic features, sites or
                                         features of local archaeological interest, and historic townscape and
                                         settlement form).

                                         (ii) No other modification be made to the Plan in response to these      (ii) Accept
                                         objections.                                                                   recommendation.




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Policy/plan    Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                        TBC’s consideration of
reference      paragraph no.                                                                                      recommendation
ENVGEN         1.8.1.3          No modification be made to the Plan in response to these objections. (Need for    Accept recommendation.
Environment-                    mains sewerage in Minsterworth, and need to minimise light & noise pollution at
General                         Gloucester Business Park).
ENV1           1.8.2.5          No modification be made to the Plan in response to these objections.              Accept recommendation.
Energy
ENV2           1.8.3.3          No modification be made to the Plan in response to the objection.                 Accept recommendation.
Light
Pollution
ENV5           1.8.4.5          (i)   The Plan be modified by the deletion of Policy ENV5 and its                 (i)    Accept
Flooding                              reasoned justification and its replacement by the new policy,                      recommendation to
                                      introductory text and reasoned justification set out in TBC82,                     introduce new
                                      Appendix D, but subject also to the recommendation under Policy                    flooding policy.
                                      ENV7.

                                                                                                                  (ii)   Accept
                                (ii) No other modification be made to the Plan in response to these                      recommendation.
                                     objections.

ENV6           1.8.5.9          (i)   The Plan be modified by the deletion of Policy ENV6 and its                 (i)    Accept
Floodplain                            replacement by a new policy and reasoned justification as set out in               recommendation to
                                      TBC82, Appendix D.                                                                 delete ENV6 &
                                                                                                                         introduce new
                                                                                                                         flooding policy.
                                                                                                                  (ii)   Accept
                                                                                                                         recommendation.
                                (ii) No other modification be made to the Plan in response to these
                                     objections.
ENV7           1.8.6.4                                                                                            (i)    Accept
Minimum                         (i) The Plan be modified by the deletion of Policy ENV7 and its                          recommendation to
Floor Levels                        replacement by the new policy and supporting text set out in TBC82,                  delete ENV7 &
                                    Appendix D, but subject to the deletion of criterion 10. In place of this            introduce new
                                    criterion the reasoned justification should be expanded to explain that              flooding policy (with




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Policy/plan   Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                      TBC’s consideration of
reference     paragraph no.                                                                                    recommendation
                                      the Council would seek to impose conditions requiring a minimum               deletion of criterion
                                      ground floor and access level, appropriate to the level of risk in the        10 & amendments to
                                      locality in which the development is situated.                                reasoned
                                                                                                                    justification).
                                                                                                               (ii) Accept
                                                                                                               recommendation.
                               (ii) No other modification be made to the Plan in response to these
                                    objections.

ENV8          1.8.7.5          (i)    The reasoned justification for Policy ENV8 be modified by deletion of    (i)    Accept
Groundwater                           the final sentence that refers to the Environment Agency’s `Policy              recommendation to
Protection                            and Practice for the Protection of Groundwater (1998)’ and its                  modify reasoned
                                      replacement by a sentence that reads, `The Council will have regard             justification.
                                      to current Environment Agency guidance on the protection of
                                      groundwater’.

                                                                                                               (ii)   Accept
                               (ii) No other modification be made to the Plan in response to these                    recommendation.
                                    objections.

ENV9          1.8.8.3          No modification be made to the Plan in response to the objection.               Accept recommendation.
Water
Pollution

ENV10         1.8.9.3                No modification be made to the Plan in response to the objection.         Accept recommendation.
Development
Near Sewage
Treatment
Works
ENV11         1.8.10.5         (i)    The reasoned justification for Policy ENV11 be modified by the           (i)    Accept
Sustainable                           deletion of the final paragraph and its replacement as follows:                 recommendation to
Urban                                                                                                                 modify reasoned




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Policy/plan       Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                         TBC’s consideration of
reference         paragraph no.                                                                                       recommendation
Drainage                                                                                                                  justification.
Systems
                                       `Three main techniques form the core of this approach:

                                       (a) the reduction in the volume of water to be discharged from the
                                           site by the use of permeable surfacing, swales, soakaways etc;


                                       (b) the attenuation and initial treatment of the remainder in a way
                                           that reduces the level of pollution and controls the rate of
                                           discharge, and as required


                                       (c) the installation of further treatment and environmental facilities
                                           (such as reed beds etc) which can provide a final polish to the
                                           water quality and enhance habitat provision’.

ENVNP             1.8.11.3         No modification be made to the Plan in response to these objections. (Need to      Accept recommendation.
Environment New                    ensure adequate water supply & infrastructure capacity for new development
Policy                             and to protect existing supplies, & need for a policy on land drainage & surface
                                   water disposal).




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Policy/plan      Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                      TBC’s consideration of
reference        paragraph no.                                                                                    recommendation
LAN              1.9.1.2             No modification be made to the Plan in response to this objection but        Accept recommendation.
Landscape                            see my recommendations under Policies LAN2 and LAN3. (Application
General                              of the Countryside Agency’s Character Map approach).
LAN1             1.9.2.8          (i) Policy LAN1 be re-worded as follows (policy is considered to be too         (i) Accept recommendation
Area of                           onerous in light of the guidance in PPG7):                                          to re-word policy.
Outstanding
Natural Beauty                    `The extent of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is shown on the
                                  Proposals Map. In the assessment of proposals for development within the
                                  AONB, overriding priority will be accorded to the conservation of the natural
                                  beauty of the landscape. Development proposals should not adversely
                                  affect the quality of the natural environment or its visual attractiveness.
                                  The Borough Council will also have regard to the needs of agriculture,
                                  forestry, other rural industries and to the economic and social well-being of
                                  local communities. Small-scale development may be acceptable within the
                                  AONB where it is essential to meet local community needs and where it
                                  would be within or adjacent to existing towns and villages and in sympathy
                                  with the landscape character of the area.

                                  Major development proposals will only be permitted in the AONB in
                                  exceptional circumstances where there is a proven national interest and an
                                  absence of suitable alternative sites.’

                           (ii)   (ii) The reasoned justification for Policy LAN1 be modified by:                 (ii) a) Accept
                                                                                                                       recommendation to
                                      a) the replacement of the second sentence as follows:-                           modify reasoned
                                                                                                                       justification.
                                      `The primary objective of the designation is to conserve the natural
                                      beauty of the landscape. In pursuing this primary objective, account
                                      will also be taken of the economic and social needs of local
                                      communities for sustainable development. Demands for recreation
                                      within the AONB will be met where it is consistent with the
                                      conservation of natural beauty and the needs of agriculture and




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Policy/plan         Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                         TBC’s consideration of
reference           paragraph no.                                                                                       recommendation
                                            forestry;
                                                                                                                             b) Accept
                                            b) deletion of the fourth paragraph, and                                        recommendation to
                                                                                                                            modify reasoned
                                                                                                                            justification.

                                                                                                                             c) Accept
                                            c) the insertion of a sentence referring to the desirability of retaining       recommendation to
                                               or replacing dry-stone walling where practicable.                            modify reasoned
                                                                                                                            justification.


LAN2                1.9.3.6          (i)    Policy LAN2 and, as appropriate, the Proposals Map be modified in the       (i) Accept recommendation -
Special Landscape                           light of a re-appraisal of the particular features of the proposed              see Technical Paper 4.
Area (SLA)                                  designation that require special protection or enhancement, and the             Special Landscape Area
                                            reasoned justification be modified to make clear why other planning             has been re-appraised
                                            policies could not provide the necessary protection for the identified          and will be retained.
                                            features. Failing this, Policy LAN2 be deleted from the Plan.
LAN3                1.9.4.10         (i)    Policy LAN3 and, as appropriate, the Proposals Map be modified in the       (i) Accept recommendation
Landscape                                   light of a re-appraisal of the particular features of the proposed              - see Technical Paper 4.
Protection Zone                             designation that require special protection or enhancement, and the             LPZ has been re-
(LPZ)                                       reasoned justification be modified to make clear why other planning             appraised, and policy will
                                            policies could not provide the necessary protection for the identified          be retained.
                                            features. Failing this, Policy LAN3 be deleted from the Plan.
                                                                                                                        (ii) Accept recommendation.
                                     (ii)   If a need to retain the Landscape Protection Zone designation is
                                                                                                                             As LPZ is to be retained,
                                            demonstrated, the Proposals Map be modified to include Minsterworth
                                                                                                                             Proposals Map will be
                                            Ham in the LPZ.
                                                                                                                             modified to include
                                                                                                                             Minsterworth Ham – see
                                                                                                                             Technical Paper 4.
LAN4                1.9.6.2          No modification be made to the Plan in response to the objection.                  Accept recommendation.
Landscape -
Countryside




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Policy/plan       Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                      TBC’s consideration of
reference         paragraph no.                                                                                    recommendation
Protection

LAN5              1.9.6.2          No modification be made to the Plan in response to the objection.               Accept recommendation.
Area of Special
Advertisement
Control
LAN6              1.9.7.17         (i)     The Plan, including the Proposals Map be modified by the deletion of    (i) Accept recommendation
Important Open                             the site at Barebones Farm, Winchcombe from Policy LAN6.                to delete IOS at Barebones
Spaces                                     (Proposed for deletion as an Important Open Space as there are          Farm, Winchcombe.
                                           insufficient views of the site from public vantage points. Site is
                                           protected by its inclusion in the Conservation Area and Article 4
                                           Direction).
                                                                                                                   (ii) Accept recommendation.
                                    (ii) The reasoned justification for Policy LAN6 be modified by the inclusion        Add the following to the
                                         of a more detailed explanation of the local context and the particular         end of the RJ: “Examples
                                         importance of IOS to the character and appearance of the Borough’s             of areas identified as
                                         settlements.                                                                   important open spaces
                                                                                                                        are where the land is a
                                                                                                                        focal point in the street
                                                                                                                        scene, provides the
                                                                                                                        setting for a landmark
                                                                                                                        building, such as a
                                                                                                                        church, or forms a
                                                                                                                        landscaped edge to the
                                                                                                                        built up area of a
                                                                                                                        settlement.”

                                                                                                                   (iii) Accept recommendation
                                   (iii) The Council give consideration to working with local communities on       and include reference in the
                                         the production of Village Design Statements.                              Reasoned Justification.


LAN7              1.9.8.5                (i)   Policy LAN7 be modified by:                                         (i)




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Policy/plan          Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                        TBC’s consideration of
reference            paragraph no.                                                                                      recommendation
Historic Parks and
Gardens                                                                                                                 a) Accept recommendation to
                                               a) deleting the first sentence that refers to supplementary research
                                                                                                                          modify reasoned
                                                  carried out by the Gardens and Landscape Trust, if it refers to
                                                                                                                          justification by deleting the
                                                  additional locally designated historic parks and gardens that are
                                                                                                                          first sentence.
                                                  not included on the English Heritage Register. If this is not the
                                                  case, modify the reasoned justification to explain the relevance of
                                                  the research to the policy, and
                                                                                                                           b) Accept recommendation
                                                                                                                           to delete criterion (c) from
                                               b) deleting criterion (c).
                                                                                                                           the policy.
LAN8                 1.9.9.5                 (i)   Policy LAN8 be modified by the deletion of the second paragraph.     (i) Accept recommendation
Landscaping of                                                                                                               to modify policy.
New Development
                                                                                                                        (ii) Accept recommendation
                                                                                                                             to modify reasoned
                                      (ii)     The reasoned justification for Policy LAN8 be modified by the addition
                                                                                                                             justification.
                                               of a new final sentence that states that in appropriate circumstances
                                               the Council would normally attach conditions to planning permissions
                                               in order to secure the provision of structural planting.

LAN9                 1.9.10.1         Policy LAN9 of the Deposit Plan has been incorporated into Policy LAN8 of the     See Policy LAN 8.
Strategic Planting                    RDDLP. My considerations and recommendations on the amended Policy LAN8
                                      take account of the objections to Policy LAN9.

LAN10                1.9.11.4         No modification be made to the Plan in response to these objections.              Accept recommendation.
Trees/Woodlands




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Policy/plan     Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                         TBC’s consideration of
reference       paragraph no.                                                                                       recommendation
TSM1            1.10.1.6         (i)     Policy TSM1 be modified by:                                                 (i)
Tourism
General                                  a) deletion of the second criterion;                                              a) Accept
Policy                                                                                                                      recommendation to
                                                                                                                            delete second
                                                                                                                            criterion.

                                         b) expansion of the fourth criterion to include a reference to the                b) Accept
                                            environment and nature conservation, and                                          recommendation to
                                                                                                                              amend fourth
                                                                                                                              criterion.

                                                                                                                           c) Accept
                                         c) re-wording of the seventh criterion as follows:                                   recommendation to
                                                                                                                              re-word seventh
                                         `a proposal that would attract substantial numbers of visitors should be             criterion.
                                         accessible by public transport as well as by car’.


TSM2            1.10.2.4               (i)   The Plan be modified by the deletion of Policy TSM2.                    (i) Accept
Visitor                                                                                                                  recommendation to
Attractions                                                                                                              delete policy.

                                                                                                                    (ii)    Accept
                                                                                                                            recommendation to
                                 (ii) The final sentence of the reasoned justification for Policy TSM2 be                   incorporate final
                                      incorporated into the reasoned justification for Policy TSM1.                         sentence of RJ into RJ
                                                                                                                            of TSM1.
TSM3            1.10.3.3         No modification be made to the Plan in response to the objection.                  Accept recommendation.
Serviced/Self
Catering
Accommodation




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Policy/plan       Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                        TBC’s consideration of
reference         paragraph no.                                                                                      recommendation
TSM4              1.10.4.3         No modification be made to the Plan in response to the objection.                 Accept recommendation.
Extensions to
Hotels/Accommo
dation
TSM5              1.10.5.3            (i) Policy TSM5 be re-worded as follows:                                       (i) Accept recommendation
New Static                                                                                                                to re-word policy.
Caravan/Log
Cabin/Chalet                          `In considering proposals for new static caravan, log cabin or chalet sites,
Sites                                 overriding protection will be afforded to the landscape, particularly with
                                      regard to siting and landscape design and impact on local amenity. Any
                                      proposal must be well related to main routes. Details of site layout and
                                      landscaping will be required as part of any application.
                                   Particular regard will be had to the protection of the natural landscape in the
                                   Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Special Landscape Area.’
TSM6              1.10.6.4         No modification be made to the Plan in response to the objection.                 Accept recommendation.
Touring Caravan
and Camping
Sites
TSM7                               No objections received.                                                           No change.
Extensions to
Existing
Caravan/Camp
Sites
TSM8              1.10.7.4         No modification be made to the Plan in response to the objection.                 Accept recommendation.
Farm
Diversification
TSM9                               No objections received.                                                           No change.
Marinas
TSM10             1.10.8.2         No modification be made to the Plan in response to this objection.                Accept recommendation.
Short and Long
Stay Moorings
TSM11             1.10.9.2         No modification be made to the Plan in response to these objections.              Accept recommendation.




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Policy/plan       Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                         TBC’s consideration of
reference         paragraph no.                                                                                       recommendation
Moorings in
Tewkesbury
TSM12             1.10.10.1        Policy TSM12 of the Deposit Draft has been renumbered as Policy TRP27 of the       See Policy TRP27.
Support for                        RDDLP. My consideration of the objections and my recommendation is set out under
Restoration of                     Policy TRP27.
Gloucestershire
Warwickshire
Railway (now
TRP27)
TSM13             1.10.11.4        No modification be made to the Plan in response to these objections.               Accept recommendation.
Herefordshire
and
Gloucestershire
Canal




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Policy/plan        Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                     TBC’s consideration of
reference          paragraph no.                                                                                   recommendation
SHP                1.11.1.3         (i)    The Plan be modified by the re-wording of the fourth objective of the   (i) Accept recommendation to re-
Shopping General                           Shopping Policies as follows:                                           word objective.

                                                 `In accordance with the sequential approach, to accord priority
                                           to the location of new retail development within existing town
                                           centres, given their relatively convenient access by public transport
                                           and scale of investment in existing facilities.’

                                                                                                                   (ii) Accept recommendation to amend
                                    (ii)   The order of the objectives of the Shopping Policies be changed so
                                                                                                                   order of objectives.
                                           that the fourth objective (as I have recommended that it be
                                           modified) becomes the first objective.

SHP1               1.11.2.7         (i)    Policy SHP1 be modified by the deletion of the final sentence and its   (i)
Tewkesbury Town                            replacement by a set of criteria that:
Centre Primary
Shopping                                   a) defines the minimum percentage threshold for the proportion of       a) Accept recommendation – see
Frontages                                     Class A1 ground floor units that should be maintained in                Technical Paper 3.
                                              Tewkesbury town centre’s designated primary shopping
                                              frontage;
                                                                                                                   b) Accept recommendation – see
                                           b) sets down a minimum threshold of the number of Class A1 units
                                                                                                                      Technical Paper 3.
                                              that should be maintained in a continuous row in the primary
                                              shopping frontage, and
                                                                                                                   c) Accept recommendation – see
                                           c) defines other classes of use that might be appropriate in the           Technical Paper 3.
                                              primary shopping frontage and states that changes of use from
                                              Class A1 retail use at ground floor level to these other uses
                                              would only be acceptable where the criteria set out at a) and b)
                                              above would be satisfied.                                            (ii) Accept recommendation to modify
                                                                                                                        reasoned justification.
                                    (ii)   The reasoned justification for Policy SHP1 be modified accordingly.




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Policy/plan         Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                TBC’s consideration of
reference           paragraph no.                                                                              recommendation
SHP2                                 No objections received.                                                   No change.
Tewkesbury Town
Centre Mixed Use
frontages
SHP3                1.11.3.6         (i)    Policy SHP3 be modified by the addition of a new sentence as       (i) Accept recommendation to modify
Retail Areas                                follows:                                                               policy.

                                            `In each case, proposals for new development will be
                                            expected to be consistent with the scale and function of the
                                            centre’.
                                                                                                               (ii) Accept recommendation to amend
                                     (ii)   The reasoned justification for Policy SHP3 be modified                 reasoned justification.
                                            accordingly.
                                                                                                               (iii) Accept recommendation to
                                     (iii) The second sentence of the reasoned justification for Policy             amend reasoned justification.
                                           SHP3 be modified by stating at the outset that the priority is to
                                           maintain Class A1 uses in these locations.

SHP4                1.11.4.3         (i)    Policy SHP4 be modified by the amalgamation of the first two       (i) Accept recommendation to modify
New Local                                   criteria into one.                                                    policy.
Facilities
SHP5                1.11.5.5         (i)    Policy SHP5 be re-worded as follows:                               (i) Accept recommendation to re-
Village Shops and                                                                                                 word policy.
Public Houses                                     `The change of use of village shops and public houses
                                            will not be permitted unless:

                                     a)     evidence is provided that shows that the existing use is no
                                            longer financially viable and that it has been adequately
                                            marketed as a going-concern, or
                                     b)     it can be demonstrated that the community that it serves can
                                            be provided for adequately by facilities elsewhere.’




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Policy/plan        Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                TBC’s consideration of
reference          paragraph no.                                                                              recommendation
                                                                                                              (ii) Accept recommendation to
                                    (ii)   The reasoned justification for Policy SHP5 be modified                 modify reasoned justification.
                                           accordingly, including an explanation of the nature of the
                                           evidence that would be expected on the financial viability and
                                           marketing criterion.
SHP6               1.11.6.8         (i)    The first sentence of Policy SHP6 be modified as follows:          (i) Accept recommendation to modify
Large Retail                               `When assessing proposals for large retail stores for which a         policy.
Stores                                     need has been established, the Borough Council will
                                           apply….’.
                                                                                                              (ii) Accept recommendation to
                                    (ii)   The second paragraph of Policy SHP6 be deleted and                     modify policy.
                                           replaced as follows:

                                           `Where developments are proposed outside existing centres,
                                           they will be assessed against the following criteria:

                                           a) the impact on the development plan strategy;
                                           b) the impact on the vitality and viability of existing centres;

                                           c) the accessibility of the proposed development by a choice
                                           of means of transport, and

                                           d) the impact on travel and car use. Proposals should not
                                           result in an adverse environmental or traffic impact.’
                                                                                                              (iii) Accept recommendation to
                                    (iii) The reasoned justification be modified accordingly.                      amend reasoned justification.

SHP7                                No objections received.                                                   No change.
Shopfronts
SHP8               1.11.7.4         (i)    The Plan be modified by the deletion of Policy SHP8.               (i) Accept recommendation to delete
Security Devices                                                                                                  policy.

                                                                                                              (ii) Accept recommendation to modify




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Policy/plan      Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                 TBC’s consideration of
reference        paragraph no.                                                                               recommendation
                                                                                                                Policy SHP7.
                                  (ii)   Consequential modifications be made to Policy SHP7 by its
                                         re-wording as follows:

                                  `Proposals for new shop fronts or for alterations to existing shop
                                       fronts should be of a design, colour and materials that are
                                       visually appropriate both to the buildings to which they relate
                                       and the character of the surrounding area. The Council will
                                       have particular regard to the visual impact of any proposals for      (iii) Accept recommendation to
                                       the installation of external security devices on shopfronts.’              modify reasoned justification to
                                                                                                                  Policy SHP7.
                                  (iii) The reasoned justification for Policy SHP7 be modified
                                        accordingly.

SHP9             1.11.8.5         (i)    Policy SHP9 be modified by:                                         (i) Accept recommendation to modify
Garden Centres                                                                                                   policy.

                                         a) deletion of the words `operated from the site’ from the first
                                         criterion, and
                                         b) the addition of a new sentence at the end of the policy as
                                         follows:


                                  `Proposals that would facilitate access by a choice of means of            (ii) Accept recommendation to modify
                                       transport will be encouraged’.                                            reasoned justification.

                                  (ii)   The reasoned justification for the policy be modified by the
                                         deletion of the third and fourth sentences of the first paragraph
                                         and the addition of a new sentence at the end of the second
                                         paragraph as follows:




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Policy/plan      Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                               TBC’s consideration of
reference        paragraph no.                                                                             recommendation

                                  `This policy seeks to restrict the scale and nature of garden centre
                                  development in the countryside so that it would be compatible with
                                  its rural location.’
SHP10            1.11.9.3         (i) Policy SHP10 be re-worded as follows:                                (i) Accept recommendation to re-
Farmshops/Pick                                                                                                word policy.
Your Own                          `Proposals for farm shops that require planning permission will be
                                       permitted where the potential effect on the viability of nearby
                                       local centres, local amenity and local traffic conditions is
                                       acceptable. In particular,
                                         a) priority should be given to the re-use of any existing
                                            suitable buildings or structures which could be converted
                                            or adapted to provide accommodation for the proposed
                                            use;
                                         b) any new buildings or structures should be strictly ancillary
                                            to the agricultural/horticultural use and of a design and
                                            siting that would minimise their landscape impact, and
                                         c) safe access arrangements and adequate parking areas
                                            should be provided.’
                                                                                                           (ii) Accept recommendation to
                                                                                                               amend reasoned justification.
                                  (ii)   The reasoned justification for the policy be modified by the
                                         deletion of the penultimate sentence.

SHPNP            1.11.10.3        No modification be made to the plan in response to this objection.       Accept recommendation.
Shopping – New                    (Preference to be given to ground floor retail use in Tewkesbury town
Policy                            centre).




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Policy/plan            Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                     TBC’s consideration of
reference              paragraph no.                                                                                   recommendation
REC1                   1.12.1.6         (i) The Plan be modified to make clear that the NPFA standard is               (i) Accept recommendation.
Outdoor Playing                             adopted as an interim measure, pending the completion of an
Space                                       assessment of the existing and future needs for open space,
                                            sports and recreational facilities in the Borough that will inform the
                                            review of the standard.
REC2                   1.12.2.4         No modification be made to the Plan in response to these objections.           Accept recommendation.
Provision of Sports
Facilities
REC3                                    Policy deleted at Revised Stage. No objections were made.                      No change.
Multi-Use Facilities
REC4                   1.12.3.2         (i)   Policy REC4 be modified by the deletion of the term `sequential          (i) Accept recommendation
New Arts,                                     test’ and its replacement by the term `sequential approach’.                 to modify policy.
Entertainment and
Leisure Facilities

REC5                   1.12.4.4         No modification be made to the Plan in response to these objections.           Accept recommendation.
Recreation in
AONB/SLA/LPZ
REC6                   1.12.5.5         (i)   Policy REC6 be modified by changing its title to `Recreational Rights    (i) Accept recommendation
Public Rights of                              of Way’.                                                                     to amend title.
Way
REC7                   1.12.6.2         Policy was deleted at the Revised Deposit stage of the Plan. No modification   Accept recommendation.
Long Distance                           be made to the Plan in response to these objections.
Footpath and
Cycle Route in
association with
Gloucestershire
Warwickshire
Railway
REC8                   1.12.7.4         No modification be made to the Plan in response to these objections.           Accept recommendation.
Horse Riding
Facilities




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Policy/plan          Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                       TBC’s consideration of
reference            paragraph no.                                                                                     recommendation
REC9                 1.12.8.5         No modification be made to the Plan in response to these objections.             Accept recommendation.
Golf Courses
REC10                1.12.9.5         (i)   Policy REC10 be modified by the deletion of the word `unacceptably’        (i) Accept recommendation
Recreational and                            from the third line of the policy.                                             to modify policy.
Commercial Use
of Ponds and
Lakes
REC11                1.12.10.2        No modification be made to the Plan in response to these objections.             Accept recommendation.
Noise Nuisance
Caused by Sports
in the Countryside
REC12                1.12.11.4        (i) The final sentence of Policy REC12 be     modified as follows:               (i) Accept recommendation
Allotments                                                                                                                 to modify policy.
                                            `This provision must include the translocation of the allotment topsoil,
                                            where appropriate, the provision of water standpipes within 20 metres
                                            of each allotment, the provision of a shed for each allotment, the
                                            relocation of existing greenhouses and other ancillary equipment to the
                                            new site where required, and the provision of car parking’.
RECNP                1.12.12.2        No modification be made to the Plan in response to the objection (new            Accept recommendation.
Recreation – New                      policy to address potential open space deficiency).
Policy




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Policy/plan           Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                                 TBC’s consideration
reference             paragraph no.                                                                                               of recommendation
NAT                   1.13.1.2         No modification be made to the Plan in response to these objections. (To add reference     Accept
Nature                                 to biodiversity).                                                                          recommendation.
Conservation
General
NAT1                  1.13.2.3         No modification be made to the Plan in response to these objections. (To improve clarity   Accept
Protection of                          and succinctness).                                                                         recommendation.
Internationally
Important Nature
Conservation Sites
NAT2                  1.13.3.3.         (i) Policy NAT2 be modified as follows:                                                   (i) Accept
Protection of Sites                                                                                                               recommendation to
of Special                              `Sites of Special Scientific Interest are identified on the Proposals Map.                modify policy.
Scientific Interest                     Development will not be permitted which is likely to adversely affect a designated
                                        or proposed Site of Special Scientific Interest, either directly or indirectly, unless:

                                             a) the development can be subject to conditions that will prevent damaging
                                             impacts on wildlife habitats or important physical features, or

                                             b) if other material factors are sufficient to override nature conservation
                                             considerations.’

                                        (ii) The reasoned justification for Policy NAT2 be modified by the replacement of         (ii) Accept
                                             the second paragraph with one that explains the circumstances where                  recommendation to
                                             material considerations might override nature conservation considerations            modify reasoned
                                             and the types of conditions that might be imposed.                                   justification.

                                        (iii) No other modification be made to the Plan in response to these objections.          (iii) Accept
                                                                                                                                  recommendation.
NAT3                  1.13.4.6         (i)   Policy NAT3 be re-titled `Protection of Other Sites of Nature Conservation or        (i) Accept
Key Wildlife Sites                           Geological and Interest' and be replaced by the following wording:                   recommendation to re-
                                                                                                                                  title and amend policy




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Policy/plan       Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                               TBC’s consideration
reference         paragraph no.                                                                                             of recommendation
                                                                                                                            with some minor
                                                                                                                            wording changes to
                                          `Planning permission will not be granted for development which has an             reflect the full title of
                                          adverse effect on regional or local nature conservation or geological interests   RIGS as “Regionally
                                          unless the importance of the development outweighs the value of the               Important Geological /
                                          substantive interests present.’                                                   Geomorphological
                                                                                                                            Sites”.

                                                                                                                            (ii) Accept
                                                                                                                            recommendation to
                                                                                                                            amend reasoned
                                                                                                                            justification with minor
                                                                                                                            amendments as for (i)
                                   (ii)   The reasoned justification for Policy NAT3 be modified by the re-wording of       above.
                                          the first sentence as follows:

                                          `In addition to nationally important designations such as SSSIs, there are a
                                          considerable number of sites of regional or local nature conservation or
                                          geological importance, including those designated by the Gloucestershire          (iii) Accept
                                          Wildlife Trust as Key Wildlife Sites or Regionally Important Geological Sites     recommendation.
                                          and indicated on the Proposals Map.’




                                   (ii) No other modification be made to the Plan in response to these objections.
NAT4              1.13.5.3          No modification be made to the Plan in response to the objection. (Policy               (i) Accept
Protection of                       proposed to be deleted in the Revised Deposit).                                         recommendation.
Statutory Local
Nature Reserves
NAT5                               (Policy proposed to be deleted in the Revised Deposit).                                  No change.




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Policy/plan           Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                               TBC’s consideration
reference             paragraph no.                                                                                             of recommendation
Statutory Local
Nature Reserve
Designation
NAT6                  1.13.6.3         The Plan be modified by the deletion of Policy NAT6 and its reasoned justification.      Accept
Regionally                             (Policy NAT3 is modified to take account of geological interests).                       recommendation.
Important
Geological Sites
NAT7                  1.13.7.3         No modification be made to the Plan in response to the objection. (Need for a balance    Accept
Development                            approach).                                                                               recommendation.
Affecting Protected
Species
NAT8                  1.13.8.6         (i) The reasoned justification for Policy NAT8 be modified by:                           (i) a) Accept
Protection of                                                                                                                   recommendation to
Important Natural                                                                                                               amend reasoned
Features                                   a) the inclusion of an additional sentence after the second sentence as              justification.
                                              follows:
                                       `They may also have archaeological or historical interest by providing evidence of       b) Accept
                                       human activity in the past’, and                                                         recommendation to
                                                                                                                                amend reasoned
                                           b) the inclusion of a reference to the Gloucestershire Biodiversity Action
                                                                                                                                justification.
                                              Plan, its setting of local biodiversity targets, and their implications for
                                              development in the Borough.
                                                                                                                                (ii) Accept
                                                                                                                                recommendation.
                                       (ii) No other modification be made to the Plan in response to these objections.

NAT9                                   No objections were made to this policy at the Local Plan Inquiry.                        No change.

NAT10                 1.13.9.2         No modification be made to the Plan in response to the objection. (Need for a stronger   Accept
                                       policy; conflict with Tewkesbury Northern Relief Road proposal).                         recommendation.




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Policy/plan           Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                                       TBC’s
reference             paragraph no.                                                                                                     consideration of
                                                                                                                                        recommendation
Agriculture general   1.14.1.3         (i)   The Plan be modified by the deletion of the word `redundant’ from the third                (i) Accept
                                             paragraph of the Introduction to the Agriculture Chapter and by the replacement of         recommendation to
                                             the reference to ADAS by FRCA in the Implementation section of the Introduction.           amend chapter
                                                                                                                                        introduction.
                                       (ii) No other modification be made to the Plan in response to the objection. (Issue of the       (ii) Accept
                                            extent of diversification in the rural economy).                                            recommendation.

AGR1                  1.14.2.4         (i)   Policy AGR1 be modified as follows:                                                        (i) Accept
Agricultural Land                                                                                                                       recommendation to
Protection                                   `Greenfield land, including the best and most versatile agricultural land (Grades 1, 2     modify policy.
                                             and 3A) will be protected from development. Planning permission for development
                                             affecting such land will only be granted exceptionally if there is an overriding need
                                             for the development and either:
                                             sufficient suitable alternative land of a lower grade (grades 3B, 4 and 5) is
                                             unavailable; or
                                             a) other sustainability considerations outweigh the agricultural considerations. The
                                             other sustainability considerations that would be taken into account include the
                                             importance of the land for biodiversity, the quality and character of the landscape, its
                                             amenity value or heritage interest, accessibility to infrastructure, workforce and
                                             markets, and the protection of natural resources, including soil quality.
                                             If best and most versatile agricultural land needs to be developed and there is a
                                             choice between sites in different grades, land of the lowest grade available should
                                             be used.’

                                        (ii) The reasoned justification for Policy AGR1 be modified to explain the broad context        (ii) Accept
                                             for protecting and managing greenfield land as set out in PPG7 (as amended).               recommendation to
                                                                                                                                        modify reasoned
                                                                                                                                        justification.

AGR2                  1.14.3.5         No modification be made to the Plan in response to these objections. (Issues of                  Accept
Agricultural                           compliance with PPG7 regarding design and siting, use of occupancy conditions, price             recommendation.




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Policy/plan           Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                                      TBC’s
reference             paragraph no.                                                                                                    consideration of
                                                                                                                                       recommendation
Dwellings                              suitability, and application to forestry).
AGR4                  1.14.4.7          (i) Policy AGR4 be modified by the deletion of the words `small scale’.                        (i) Accept
Agricultural                                                                                                                           recommendation to
diversification                                                                                                                        modify policy.
                                                                                                                                       (ii) Accept
                                                                                                                                       recommendation to
                                        (ii) The reasoned justification for Policy AGR4 be modified by the deletion of the final
                                                                                                                                       modify reasoned
                                             sentence that defines `small scale’ development.
                                                                                                                                       justification.
AGR5                  1.14.5.4         No modification be made to the Plan in response to these objections. (Issues of clarity         Accept
New agricultural                       and precision of policy, and appropriate siting of new buildings in relation to existing        recommendation.
buildings                              buildings).

AGR6                  1.14.6.8         (i)   Policy AGR6 be modified as follows:                                                       (i) Accept
Re-use and                                   `The conversion of rural buildings for employment uses, short stay low-key holiday        recommendation to
adaption of rural                            accommodation or community uses will be permitted unless it can be demonstrated           modify policy.
buildings - general                          that the proposed use is not practical or viable within the building(s), or that it is
                                             unsuitable due to amenity, environmental or highway reasons.

                                             Residential re-use will only be permitted where the applicant has made every
                                             reasonable attempt to secure suitable business re-use or where residential
                                             conversion is a subordinate part of a scheme for business use. Where the proposal
                                             is for a dwelling essential to the efficient operation of agriculture or forestry, the
                                             conversion to residential use will be acceptable in principle.

                                             The building(s) must be of a permanent and substantial construction and in the
                                             open countryside they must be capable of conversion without major or complete
                                             reconstruction. In all cases, the scale, form and general design of the building(s)
                                             must be in keeping with their surroundings.

                                             Proposed uses which would adversely affect the quality of the rural environment or
                                             residential amenity by reason of the nature of the operation, its scale and impact will
                                             not be acceptable in the Green Belt, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Special




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Policy/plan    Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                                  TBC’s
reference      paragraph no.                                                                                                consideration of
                                                                                                                            recommendation
                                    Landscape Areas and Landscape Protection Zone. Particular emphasis will be
                                    placed on ensuring that the proposal does not conflict with the overall aims of these
                                    designations in terms of protecting their open character and landscape quality as
                                    appropriate.’

                                    (ii) The reasoned justification for Policy AGR6 be modified by;                         (ii) Accept
                                                                                                                            recommendation to
                                    a) addition of a reference to the contribution that residential conversions can make    modify reasoned
                                       towards meeting the needs for new market and affordable housing, and                 justification.

                                    b) deletion of the sentence, `For this reason, small scale industry (of up to 100 sq.
                                        metres per unit) is generally acceptable, whereas larger scale industry or
                                        warehousing is not.’
AGR7           1.14.7.7           (i)   Policy AGR7 be modified by:                                                         (i) a) Accept
Re-use and                                                                                                                  recommendation to
Adaptation                                                                                                                  modify policy.
of Rural                            a) deleting the first sentence of the policy and replacing it as follows:               b) Accept
Buildings -                            `Rural buildings should be capable of conversion to the proposed alternative use     recommendation to
Retention of                           without substantial alteration or extension to the original structure.’;             modify policy.
Character                           b) deleting the third paragraph of the policy that refers to existing window and door   c) Accept
                                       openings, and                                                                        recommendation to
                                    c) deleting the first sentence of the fourth paragraph that refers to exceptional       modify policy.
                                       circumstances.
                                                                                                                            (ii) a) Accept
                                                                                                                            recommendation to
                                (ii) The reasoned justification for Policy AGR7 be modified by:
                                                                                                                            modify reasoned
                                                                                                                            justification.
                                                                                                                            b) Accept
                                    a) deleting the word `redundant’ from the fourth paragraph, and                         recommendation to
                                    b) re-wording the third sentence as follows:                                            modify reasoned
                                       `In circumstances where this is not possible, garages may be permitted where the     justification.
                                       building forms part of a group and where they are designed to imitate farm




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Policy/plan     Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                                                TBC’s
reference       paragraph no.                                                                                              consideration of
                                                                                                                           recommendation
                                         outbuildings and carefully sited in the form of a farm courtyard.’




AGR8            1.14.8.4         The Plan be modified by the deletion of Policy AGR8.                                      (i) Accept
Listed farm                                                                                                                recommendation as
buildings                                                                                                                  listed farm
                                                                                                                           buildings covered
                                                                                                                           by existing
                                                                                                                           conservation
                                                                                                                           policies.
AGR9            1.14.9.4         The Plan be modified by the deletion of Policy AGR9. (Issues of compliance with PPG12).   (i) Accept
Cattle market                                                                                                              recommendation as
                                                                                                                           policy is not a firm
                                                                                                                           proposal capable of
                                                                                                                           being implemented,
                                                                                                                           nor does it create
                                                                                                                           certainty for
                                                                                                                           developers or the
                                                                                                                           community.




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Policy/plan                Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                  TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference                  paragraph no.
LPOL                       2.0.6            (i)   The Introduction to the Plan be modified by the       (i) Accept recommendation to add new
Local policies - General                    addition of a new Key Objective as follows:                 objective.
                                            ‘supports more efficient use of land and promotes
                                            mixed-use development’.

                                            (ii) The wording of all of the relevant local policies      (ii) Accept recommendation to amend
                                            that concern affordable housing be deleted and              wording of relevant local policies in relation to
                                            replaced by the following words:                            affordable housing.
                                            `To meet the local requirements of Policy HSG21 to
                                            provide affordable housing to enable those currently
                                            excluded from participating in the housing market to
                                            participate, the Council will seek to negotiate for the
                                            provision of about (insert the percentage or number
                                            specified in the local policy) of the total numbers of
                                            dwellings on the site as affordable housing’.

                                            (iii) Consequential modifications be made to the            (iii) Accept recommendation to modify
                                            reasoned justification of all of the relevant local         reasoned justifications of relevant local
                                            policies by replacing the sentence that refers to           policies in relation to affordable housing.
                                            identified local need by the following words:
                                            `Subject to the identified local need as defined by an
                                            up-to-date assessment, the number of affordable
                                            dwellings that will be sought on the site may change,
                                            but the target of (insert the percentage or number
                                            specified in the local policy) will be the starting point
                                            for negotiations in accordance with Policy HSG21’.

                                            (iv) Modifications be made to the reasoned
                                            justification of all of the relevant local policies by
                                            including reference to the updated housing needs            (iv) Accept recommendation to add reference
                                            assessment in the Ark Report.                               to the updated housing needs assessment in
                                                                                                        reasoned justifications of relevant local




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Policy/plan            Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                 TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference              paragraph no.
                                        (v) Modifications be made to the reasoned                  policies.
                                        justification of all of the relevant local policies that
                                        seek contributions to educational provision by
                                        including the following wording:
                                        `The development will be required to contribute to         (v) Accept recommendation to modify
                                        nursery, primary and secondary education                   reasoned justifications of relevant local
                                        infrastructure in relation to the numbers of pupils        policies in relation to educational
                                        arising from the scheme. This will reduce school car       contributions.
                                        trips and ensure sufficient local education capacity
                                        to accommodate the pupils arising’,
                                        (vi) The wording of all of the relevant local policies
                                        and their reasoned justification that concerns
                                        development briefs be modified to delete references
                                        to planning permission not being granted until
                                        development briefs have been approved, and to
                                                                                                   (vi) Accept recommendation to modify
                                        detailed requirements being set out in briefs. The
                                                                                                   relevant local policies and their reasoned
                                        deleted references be replaced by wording in the
                                                                                                   justifications in relation to development briefs.
                                        reasoned justification to the effect that design and
                                        development briefs will be prepared for each site in
                                        consultation with interested parties and will be taken
                                        into account as a material consideration in the
                                        determination of planning applications. As a
                                        consequence, the cross-reference in the local
                                        policies to Policy GEN11 be deleted.
ASGEN Ashchurch –      2.1.6            (i)   Policy AS2 be modified by:                           (i) a) Accept recommendation.
General
                                              a) deletion of the word `bungalows’ and its
AS2 Land at Northway
                                              replacement by `dwellings’;
Lane
                                                                                                   b) Accept recommendation.
                                              b) replacing the policy wording and reasoned
                                                 justification on affordable housing in
                                                 accordance with the recommendations
                                                 under LPOL – General;




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Policy/plan                Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                 TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference                  paragraph no.

                                                 c) replacing the policy wording on                    c) Accept recommendation.
                                                    development briefs in accordance with the
                                                    recommendation under LPOL – General,
                                                    and
                                                                                                       d) Accept recommendation.
                                                 d) inserting a new reasoned justification for
                                                    seeking contributions to educational
                                                    provision in accordance with the
                                                    recommendation under LPOL – General.

AS3                        2.2.2            Site granted planning permission on appeal – no further    No change.
Ashchurch Housing Site                      comment.
(Northway Lane)
AS4                        2.3.4            No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation. (Policy deleted at
Ashchurch Parish - North                    objections.                                                Revised Deposit stage).
of Northway
AS5                        2.4.11           The Plan be modified by the deletion of Policy AS5.        Accept recommendation to delete policy.
Army Camp, Ashchurch
AS6                        2.5.3            No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Cowfield Farm South                         objections.
BC1                        2.6.5            (i)   Policy BC1 be modified by the addition of            (i) Accept recommendation to modify policy.
Gilders Corner                              `/affordable housing’ after `community uses/church’.
BC2
Community Site, Finlay                      (ii) The reasoned justification for Policy BC1 be          (ii) Accept recommendation       to   modify
Way                                         modified by adding a new penultimate sentence as           reasoned justification.
                                            follows:
                                            `No vehicular access will be permitted via The
                                            Withers.’.

BC3                        2.7.6            (i)  Policy BC3 and its reasoned justification be
North of Dean Farm,                         modified by:
Bishops Cleeve                                                                                         (i)   a) Accept recommendation to re-word
                                                 a) re-wording the first criterion of the policy to




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Policy/plan          Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                            TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference            paragraph no.
                                               require only that vehicular access should    policy.
                                               be from Evesham Road;
                                           b) replacing the policy wording on the design
                                                                                            b) Accept recommendation.
                                              and development brief in accordance with
                                              my      recommendation     under    LPOL-
                                              General;
                                                                                            c) Accept recommendation.
                                           c) replacing the policy wording and reasoned
                                              justification on affordable housing in
                                              accordance with the recommendations
                                              under LPOL- General, and
                                                                                            d) Accept recommendation.
                                           d) inserting a new reasoned justification for
                                              seeking contributions to educational
                                              provision in      accordance with the
                                              recommendation under LPOL – General.
BC4                  2.8.16           The Plan be modified by the deletion of Policy BC4.   Accept recommendation to delete policy for
North West Bishops                                                                          the reasons as set out in the Inspector’s
Cleeve                                                                                      Report. Furthermore, the Inspector advised
                                                                                            the Council to consider the implications for
                                                                                            Bishops Cleeve of RPG10s reference in
                                                                                            paragraph 3.11 to development related to the
                                                                                            Principal Urban Areas leaping the Green Belt
                                                                                            to nearby commuter towns. This issue has
                                                                                            acquired added weight following publication of
                                                                                            the EIP Panel’s Report on the Gloucestershire
                                                                                            Structure Plan Third Review. The Panel
                                                                                            concluded that there was a need to move
                                                                                            away from past patterns of development, and
                                                                                            that Bishops Cleeve should be excluded from
                                                                                            the PUA (recommendation 6.8). In their view,
                                                                                            the only potential for further strategic growth
                                                                                            at Bishops Cleeve would be if a decision was
                                                                                            taken to review the Green Belt to the south,




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Policy/plan                Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                   TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference                  paragraph no.
                                                                                                         thus opening the way for development
                                                                                                         between the PUA and Bishops Cleeve. Given
                                                                                                         a strategy of focussing development in
                                                                                                         sustainable locations well related to the
                                                                                                         Principal Urban Areas and thereby creating a
                                                                                                         sustainable framework which would set the
                                                                                                         context for future development, strategic scale
                                                                                                         sites adjacent to the northern edge of Bishops
                                                                                                         Cleeve do not score as well as other potential
                                                                                                         locations. It is therefore concluded that major
                                                                                                         development allocations are not appropriate
                                                                                                         to the settlement of Bishops Cleeve, where
                                                                                                         housing growth should be limited to smaller
                                                                                                         scale sites designed to meet local needs.
                                                                                                         Development in this location would therefore
                                                                                                         constitute unsustainable leapfrogging of the
                                                                                                         Green Belt.

BC5                        2.9.6            No modification be made to the Plan in response to these     Accept recommendation.
Malvern View, Bishops                       objections.
Cleeve (formerly EMP7)
BC6                        2.10.5           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these     Accept recommendation.
Cleeve Business Park,                       objections.
Bishops Cleeve
BR1                        2.11.36          (i) Policy BR1 be modified by:
Brockworth and
Hucclecote Housing Sites                      a)amendment of the first part of the second sentence       (i) a) Accept recommendation.
                                                to read, `Within this area and the adjoining land
                                                identified by Stroud District Council for development,
                                                the Borough Council….’;
                                              b)amendment of the second criterion to read, `includes     b) Accept recommendation.
                                                a new local centre and community and recreational
                                                facilities’;




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Policy/plan   Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                      TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference     paragraph no.
                                 c) deletion of the word `woodland’ from the sixth             c) Accept recommendation.
                                    criterion;
                                 d)addition of the words, `and its sustainable                 d) Accept recommendation.
                                    management’ after the words, `safeguards the
                                    Hucclecote Meadows Site of Special Scientific
                                    Interest’ in the penultimate criterion;
                                 e)deletion of the final criterion;                            e) Accept recommendation.
                                 f) deletion of the paragraph following the set of criteria;   f) Accept recommendation.
                                                         nd
                                 g)re-wording of the 2 paragraph after the set of
                                    criteria as follows:                                       g) Accept recommendation.
                                 `To meet the local requirements of Policy HSG21 to
                                    provide affordable housing to enable those currently
                                    excluded from participating in the housing market to
                                    participate, the Council will seek to negotiate for the
                                    provision of about 25% of the total numbers of
                                    dwellings on the site as affordable housing’.
                                 (ii) The reasoned justification for Policy BR1 be
                                    modified by:
                                                                                               (ii)
                                                                                th
                                 a)deletion of the second sentence of the 4 paragraph
                                   and its replacement by the following:
                                                                                               a) Accept recommendation.
                                 `Subject to the identified local need as defined by an
                                   up-to-date assessment, the number of affordable
                                   dwellings that will be sought on the site may change,
                                   but the target of 25% will be the starting point for
                                   negotiations in accordance with Policy HSG21.’
                                                                           th
                                 b)deletion of the third sentence of the 4 paragraph;
                                 c) consequential up-dating of the 4th paragraph to refer
                                    to the Ark Report,
                                 d)inclusion of the following text concerning educational      b) Accept recommendation.
                                    contributions: `The development will be required to        c) Accept recommendation.
                                    contribute to nursery, primary and secondary
                                                                                               d) Accept recommendation.




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Policy/plan                Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                      TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference                  paragraph no.
                                                  education infrastructure in relation to the numbers of
                                                  pupils arising from the scheme. This will reduce
                                                  school car trips and ensure sufficient local education
                                                  capacity to accommodate the pupils arising;
                                               e)deletion of the final sentence that refers to Nut Hill;
                                               f) expansion of the first paragraph to insert a cross-
                                                  reference to the new district centre policy in the Plan
                                                  and to make clear that the shopping provision in the      e) Accept recommendation.
                                                  local centre will provide a strictly local facility of    f) Accept recommendation.
                                                  limited scale that will meet the day-to-day needs of
                                                  the new residential area only;
                                               g)expansion of the second paragraph to clarify that a
                                                  transport assessment will take into account all of the
                                                  proposed development under Policies BR1, BR2
                                                  and BR3 (as modified) and that it is anticipated that     g) Accept recommendation.
                                                  the increased traffic flows can be accommodated
                                                  without the need for any highway capacity
                                                  improvements;
                                               h)inclusion of a statement that a design and
                                                  development brief will be prepared for the overall
                                                  area, including the new community at
                                                  Brockworth/Hucclecote, the business park and the          h) Accept recommendation.
                                                  new district centre, that it will be prepared in
                                                  consultation with interested parties, and will be taken
                                                  into account as a material consideration in the
                                                  determination of planning applications.

BR2                        2.12.27           (i)    Policy BR2 be modified by:
Gloucester Business Park
BR3                                                                                                         (i) a) Accept recommendation.
Brockworth/Hucclecote                       a)  deletion of the second and the final paragraphs,
Local Centre                                     and                                                        b) Accept recommendation.
                                             b) rewording of the reference to Lobleys Drive link as




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Policy/plan   Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                  TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference     paragraph no.
                                    follows: `…and Lobleys Drive link, the latter to be
                                    subject to traffic management with signal-
                                    controlled access for buses, cars and cycles.’
                                                                                           (ii)
                               (ii) The reasoned justification for Policy BR2 be
                               modified by:                                                a) Reject recommendation. The original
                                                                                           planning permission for the Gloucester
                                    a) addition of a reference that explains the context   Business Park, allowed on appeal in 1992, is
                                    in which the transport assessment for the whole        subject to a highways agreement which, inter
                                    of the former airfield site, including the Policy      alia, included the provision of various highway
                                    BR1 allocation and the committed development           infrastructure elements including the Lobleys
                                    at GBP has been carried out. It should also            Drive link, the Business Park Link road to the
                                    make clear that a comprehensive package of             A417(T) and the provision of a number of
                                    improvements to public transport services and          footpaths and cycleway links across the
                                    infrastructure, and facilities to encourage walking    Business Park. There will be no further
                                    and cycling is required as part of the extant          transport agreement relating to the Business
                                    planning permission for the overall development        Park therefore the recommended change is
                                    of the site;                                           rejected.

                                                                                           A comprehensive package of transport
                                                                                           measures will accompany the BR1 housing
                                                                                           development, and the new District Centre to
                                                                                           be provided under BR3 will also have a
                                                                                           transport assessment.

                                    b) addition of a statement that a design and           b) Accept recommendation.
                                       development brief will be prepared for the
                                       overall area, including the new community at
                                       Brockworth/Hucclecote, the business park and
                                       the new district centre. It should make clear
                                       that the brief will be prepared in consultation
                                       with interested parties and that it will be taken
                                       into account as a material consideration in the
                                       determination of planning applications, and




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Policy/plan   Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                      TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference     paragraph no.

                                      c) deletion of the second and third paragraphs
                                         referring to the hotel and the aviation museum        c) Accept recommendation.
                                         respectively.

                                (iii) Policy BR3 be re-titled `Brockworth/Hucclecote
                                District Centre’ and be modified as follows:                   (iii) Accept recommendation.

                                       `Land at Plot 5000, Gloucester Business Park,
                                       adjacent to Ermin Street/Hucclecote Road as
                                       shown on the Proposals Map is allocated for a
                                       mixed use district centre incorporating a
                                       foodstore of about 3250sq m net sales area, a
                                       number of unit shops with a total gross floorspace
                                       of about 2375sq m providing a range of other
                                       convenience and comparison goods and
                                       services, leisure uses not including a cinema,
                                       community uses, a hotel, and business and
                                       residential uses. Detailed proposals for the
                                       development of the site shall include measures to
                                       encourage the use of non-car modes, including
                                       bus interchange, and shall facilitate the safe
                                       movement of pedestrians and cyclists between
                                       the adjacent employment and residential areas
                                       and the district centre.’

                               (iv)    The reasoned justification for Policy BR3 be
                                       deleted and replaced by the following:-                 (iv) Accept recommendation.

                                       `The new district centre will help to meet the
                                       retail, leisure and community needs of the
                                       existing and future communities of
                                       Brockworth/Hucclecote over the Plan period and
                                       will also introduce ancillary support facilities into




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Policy/plan   Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference     paragraph no.
                                   Gloucester Business Park to assist its
                                   development. The district centre will also
                                   increase the sustainability of the area by
                                   introducing a mix of uses locally and maximising
                                   the opportunities to walk, cycle or use public
                                   transport to gain access to these facilities. The
                                   location of the centre at the front of the business
                                   park will ensure that wider community benefits
                                   are forthcoming and that the new development is
                                   fully integrated into the existing urban area.

                                   Retail assessment indicates a need for a
                                   foodstore of about 3250 sq m net sales area and
                                   for a number of unit shops (in total about 2375sq
                                   m gross floorspace) providing a range of
                                   convenience and comparison shopping facilities
                                   and services. The hotel will help to meet the
                                   need for accommodation for the budget end of
                                   the market, and leisure facilities such as a health
                                   and fitness club will address a shortage of easily
                                   accessible leisure outlets in the area. The hotel
                                   and leisure facilities will complement other
                                   proposed uses in the district centre and will
                                   enhance the business park’s role as a regionally
                                   important employment location. Provision will
                                   also be made for community and business uses
                                   and residential accommodation within the district
                                   centre in order to meet local needs and create a
                                   more sustainable mix of uses.

                                   A package of supporting measures to encourage
                                   the use of non-car modes will be expected to be
                                   brought forward following a transport assessment
                                   at the planning application stage. This will




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Policy/plan            Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                 TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference              paragraph no.
                                             include facilities for bus interchange within the
                                             site in order to minimise extra bus mileage, and
                                             physical measures to encourage the safe
                                             movement of pedestrians and cyclists at key
                                             locations.’

                                         (v)   Consequential modifications be made to Policy
                                         BR1 and its reasoned justification as set out
                                         elsewhere in this report, and to the Proposals Map.
                                                                                                   (v) Accept recommendation.


BR4                    2.13.5           Policy BR4 be deleted from the Plan pending the            Recommendation to delete BR4 is not
Brockworth Primary                      completion of a new assessment of future                   accepted. County Education has re-assessed
School                                  educational needs that takes account of any                educational capacity and demand forecasts in
                                        additional housing allocations in the area and             the light of the Inspector’s recommendations.
                                        development of windfall sites.                             The Watermead site would give rise to pupils
                                                                                                   who would attend Castle Hill Primary, and
                                                                                                   where there is more than adequate capacity
                                                                                                   to cope with possible additional pupils.
                                                                                                   Brockworth Primary School is forecast to have
                                                                                                   75 surplus spaces by September 2006 which
                                                                                                   would cope with the anticipated increase from
                                                                                                   the Mill Lane site – it would in fact be able to
                                                                                                   accommodate the pupils arising from over
                                                                                                   260 new houses. There is therefore no
                                                                                                   operational requirement to retain the infant
                                                                                                   school.
BRGEN                  2.14.2           No modification be made to the Plan in response to this    Accept recommendation.
Brockworth - General                    objection.
CH1                    2.15.8           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
South East Camp                         objections.
CH2                    2.16.5           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.




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Policy/plan                Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                   TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference                  paragraph no.
Gloucestershire Airport                     objections.
CH3                        2.17.9           (i)  Policy CH3 and its reasoned justification be modified
St John’s Avenue/Parton                          as follows:
Road
                                                 a) by including in the policy the approximate           (i) a) Accept recommendation.
                                                    number of community parking spaces to be
                                                    provided on the site;
                                                 b) by expanding the reasoned justification to explain   b) Accept recommendation.
                                                    the need for community parking and how it would
                                                    be provided;
                                                 c) by expanding the reasoned justification to explain   c) Accept recommendation.
                                                    how a piecemeal approach could prejudice the
                                                    development of the site;
                                                 d) by inserting a new reasoned justification for        d) Accept recommendation.
                                                    seeking contributions to educational provision in
                                                    accordance with the recommendation under
                                                    LPOL – General;
                                                 e) by replacing the policy wording on the design        e) Accept recommendation.
                                                    and development brief in accordance with the
                                                    recommendation under LPOL – General, except
                                                    that the Council may wish to modify the wording
                                                    to make clear that a brief may not be necessary
                                                    in this case, and
                                                 f) by replacing the policy wording and reasoned         f) Accept recommendation.
                                                    justification on affordable housing in accordance
                                                    with the recommendations under LPOL –
                                                    General.

DEGEN                      2.18.5           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these     Accept recommendation.
Apperley – General                          objections.                                                  (Policies deleted at Revised Deposit stage).
DE1
Apperley Housing Site
(North of Apperley Park)




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Policy/plan             Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                 TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference               paragraph no.
DE2
Apperley Housing Site
(Apperley House)
DH1                     2.19.10          The Plan be modified by the deletion of Policy DH1.        Accept recommendation to delete Policy DH1
North of Dowty Rotol,                                                                               for the reasons as set out in the Inspector’s
Down Hatherley                                                                                      Report.

GO1                     2.20.5           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation. (Policy deleted at
Gotherington Housing                     objections.                                                Revised Deposit stage).
Site
HM2                     2.21.10          The Plan be modified by the deletion of Policy HM2.        Accept recommendation to delete Policy HM2
Land at Highnam                                                                                     for the reasons as set out in the Inspector’s
                                                                                                    Report.
HM3                     2.22.9           The Plan be modified by the deletion of Policy HM3.        Accept recommendation to delete Policy HM3
Highnam Business                                                                                    for the reasons as set out in the Inspector’s
Centre Extension                                                                                    Report.
HU1                     2.23.5           (i)  Policy HU1 and the reasoned justification be
Hucclecote Road,                         modified by:
Hucclecote
                                              a) replacing the policy wording and reasoned          (i) a) Accept recommendation.
                                                 justification on affordable housing in
                                                 accordance with my recommendations
                                                 under LPOL – General;
                                              b) replacing the policy wording on the design         b) Accept recommendation.
                                                 and development brief in accordance with
                                                 my recommendation under LPOL –
                                                 General, and
                                              c) inserting a new reasoned justification for         c) Accept recommendation.
                                                 seeking contributions to educational
                                                 provision in accordance with my
                                                 recommendation under LPOL – General.

NO1                     2.24.5           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation. (Policy deleted at




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Policy/plan                Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                  TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference                  paragraph no.
Norton Housing Site                         objections.                                                 Revised Deposit stage).
SH1                        2.25.17          The Plan be modified by the deletion of Policy SH1.         Accept recommendation.
Farm Lane/Leckhampton
Lane, Shurdington
SH3                        2.26.8           (i)  The Plan be modified by the deletion of Policy         (i) Recommendation not accepted. In
Hill View Nurseries,                        SH3.                                                        sustainability terms the site sustainability
Shurdington                                                                                             assessment (see Technical Paper 1)
                                                                                                        demonstrated that the site was within an
                                                                                                        acceptable distance of a wide range of
                                                                                                        everyday facilities. In Green Belt terms the
                                                                                                        site is currently developed land within the
                                                                                                        built-up framework of Shurdington, and
                                                                                                        therefore does not contribute to the five
                                                                                                        purposes of Green Belts (to check
                                                                                                        unrestricted sprawl of large built-up areas,
                                                                                                        prevent merging of neighbouring towns, assist
                                                                                                        in safeguarding countryside from
                                                                                                        encroachment, preserve the setting and
                                                                                                        special character of historic towns, and assist
                                                                                                        in urban regeneration by encouraging the
                                                                                                        recycling of derelict or other urban land).
                                                                                                        Furthermore, the proposed development
                                                                                                        would, by the removal of structures &
                                            (ii)   Consequential modification be made to Policy GBT4.   hardstandings, create open Green Belt to the
                                                                                                        rear of the site (0.13ha of the 0.37ha site)
                                                                                                        where none currently exists.
                                                                                                        (ii) Recommendation not accepted – see
                                                                                                        above.
SO1                        2.27.18          (i)  Policy SO1 and its reasoned justification be
Noverton Lane/Mill Lane,                    modified by:-
Southam                                          a) deleting the reference to approximately 90          (i) a) Accept recommendation – although
                                                     dwellings and replacing it by a reference to       anticipated capacity revised to 120 dwellings.
                                                     approximately 110 dwellings;




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reference     paragraph no.
                                      b) deleting the reference to two vehicular
                                         access points and replacing it by a           b) Accept recommendation.
                                         requirement for adequate provision for
                                         vehicular access to the site and for a
                                         Transport Assessment to be submitted
                                         with any planning application for the
                                         proposed development;
                                      c) replacing the policy wording on the design
                                         and development brief in accordance with      c) Accept recommendation.
                                         the recommendation under LPOL –
                                         General;
                                      d) replacing the policy wording and reasoned
                                         justification on affordable housing in        d) Accept recommendation.
                                         accordance with the recommendations
                                         under LPOL – General;
                                      e) inserting a new reasoned justification for
                                         seeking contributions to educational
                                         provision in accordance with the              e) Accept recommendation.
                                         recommendation under LPOL – General,
                                         and
                                      f) inserting a reference in the reasoned
                                         justification to the need for the Transport
                                         Assessment to include impact testing of       f) Accept recommendation.
                                         the additional traffic on the Noverton
                                         Lane/High Street junction for capacity and
                                         safety purposes.

                               (ii)   Policy HSG1 be modified by altering the
                                      phasing of the Policy SO1 site from 2006-2011
                                      to 2001-2011.                                    (ii) Accept recommendation to amend
                                                                                       phasing of site.




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Policy/plan               Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference                 paragraph no.
ST1                       2.28.12          The Plan be modified by the deletion of Policy ST1.       Accept recommendation to delete Policy ST1
Stoke Orchard Housing                                                                                for the reasons as set out in the Inspector’s
Site                                                                                                 Report.
STGEN
Stoke Orchard - General
TE1                       2.29.2           No modification be made to the Plan in response to this   Accept recommendation.
Access to the River                        objection.
Network
TE4                       2.30.3           (i)   Policy TE4 be modified by:                          (i)
Bishops Walk/Spring
Gardens                                                                                              a) Accept recommendation.
                                                 a) deletion of the third principle and its
                                                    replacement by a principle that provision
                                                    be made for access by a choice of means
                                                    of transport, with particular emphasis on
                                                    improving access by public transport, and
                                                 b) replacing the policy wording on the
                                                    development brief in accordance with my          b) Accept recommendation.
                                                    recommendation under LPOL – General.

                                           (ii) The reasoned justification for Policy TE4 be
                                           modified accordingly.                                     (ii) Accept recommendation.

TE6                       2.31.11          (i)  Policy TE6 and its reasoned justification be
Bredon Road,                               modified by:
Tewkesbury                                      a) addition of a policy criterion that requires      (i) a) Accept recommendation.
                                                    that access and security issues relating to
                                                    the Tewkesbury Cruising and Sailing Club
                                                    be addressed by any development
                                                    proposals for the site;
                                                                                                     b) Accept recommendation.
                                                 b) replacing the policy wording and reasoned
                                                    justification on affordable housing in




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Policy/plan               Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                  TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference                 paragraph no.
                                                     accordance with my recommendations
                                                     under LPOL – General;
                                                  c) replacing the policy wording on the design        c) Accept recommendation.
                                                     and development brief in accordance with
                                                     my recommendation under LPOL –
                                                     General, and
                                                  d) inserting a new reasoned justification for
                                                                                                       d) Accept recommendation.
                                                     seeking contributions to educational
                                                     provision in accordance with my
                                                     recommendation under LPOL – General.

TE8                       2.32.2           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these    Accept recommendation.
Old Railway Line,                          objections.
Tewkesbury
TO1                       2.33.3           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these    Accept recommendation. (Policy deleted at
Toddington Housing Site                    objections.                                                 Revised Deposit stage).
TO2                       2.34.9           The Plan be modified by the deletion of policy TO2.         Accept recommendation to delete Policy TO2
Orchard trading Estate                                                                                 for the reasons as set out in the Inspector’s
Extension (Toddington)                                                                                 Report.
TW1                       2.35.4           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these    Accept recommendation. (Policy deleted at
Twyning Housing Site                       objections.                                                 Revised Deposit stage).
WIGEN                     2.36.8           I make no specific recommendation. My recommendations       Accept recommendation.
Winchcombe Parish –                        under Policies WI1, WI2 and WI3 and the omission sites in
general                                    Winchcombe take account of the matters referred to
                                           above.
WI1                       2.37.10          The Plan be modified by the deletion of policy WI1.         Accept recommendation to delete Policy WI1
Land between Greet                                                                                     for the reasons as set out in the Inspector’s
Road and Gretton Road,                                                                                 Report.
Winchcombe
WI2                       2.38.7           The Plan be modified by the deletion of policy WI2.         Accept recommendation to delete Policy WI2
Becketts Lane, Greet                                                                                   for the reasons as set out in the Inspector’s
                                                                                                       Report.
WI3                       2.39.7           (i)   Policy WI3 and its reasoned justification be




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Policy/plan              Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference                paragraph no.
Land east of Greenways                    modified by:
                                             a) deleting the words `..and makes provision           (i) a) Accept recommendation.
                                                  for a medical centre’ from the final criterion;
                                              b) replacing the policy wording and reasoned
                                                 justification on affordable housing in
                                                                                                    b) Accept recommendation.
                                                 accordance with my recommendations
                                                 under LPOL- General;
                                              c) replacing the policy wording on the design
                                                                                                    c) Accept recommendation.
                                                 and development brief in accordance with
                                                 my recommendation under LPOL –
                                                 General;
                                              d) inserting a new reasoned justification for
                                                                                                    d) Accept recommendation.
                                                 seeking contributions to educational
                                                 provision in accordance with my
                                                 recommendation under LPOL – General,
                                                 and
                                              e) correctly identifying the location of the site
                                                                                                    e) Accept recommendation.
                                                 on the northern edge of Winchcombe.

WO1                      2.40.13          (i) Policy WO1 and the reasoned justification be          (i) Accept recommendation to modify policy.
Woodmancote Housing                           modified in accordance with TBC57b except
Site                                          that:                                                 a) Accept recommendation.
                                              a) the words `as appropriate’ be deleted from
                                                   the third and fourth criteria;
                                              b) the policy wording and reasoned justification      b) Accept recommendation.
                                                 in respect of affordable housing be replaced
                                                 in accordance with the recommendations
                                                 under LPOL – General;
                                              c) the policy wording on the design and
                                                 development brief be replaced in                   c) Accept recommendation.
                                                 accordance with the recommendation under
                                                 LPOL – General, and




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Policy/plan   Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                        TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference     paragraph no.
                                  d) a new reasoned justification for seeking
                                     contributions to educational provision be   d) Accept recommendation.
                                     included in accordance with the
                                     recommendation under LPOL – General.




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Policy/plan         Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                 TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference           paragraph no.
LPOLNP              3.1.5            No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Alderton omission                    objections.
sites
LPOLNP              3.2.2            No modification be made to the Plan in response to this    Accept recommendation.
Alstone                              objection.
LPOLNP              3.3.3            No modification be made to the Plan in response to this    Accept recommendation.
Apperley: land                       objection.
south of Green
Farm
LPOLNP              3.4.6            No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Apperley: other                      objections.
omission sites
LPOLNP              3.5.13           No modification be made to the Plan in response to this    Accept recommendation.
Ashchurch: Aston                     objection.
Fields
LPOLNP              3.6.13           No modification be made to the Plan in response to this    Accept recommendation.
Ashchurch: North                     objection.
Fiddington
LPOLNP              3.7.8            No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Ashchurch:other                      objections.
omission sites or
local policies
LPOLNP              3.8.3            No modification be made to the Plan in response to this    Accept recommendation.
Ashchurch: south                     objection.
of Ashchurch
Tewkesbury: south
of Wheatpieces
LPOLNP              3.9.3            No modification be made to the Plan in response to this    Accept recommendation.
Ashleworth:                          objection.
omission site
LPOLNP              3.10.14          In accordance with my recommendations under                Accept recommendation. Site is allocated for
Badgeworth; Cold                     HSGGEN, GBTGEN and GBT1, the omission sites at M &         residential development following the comparative




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Policy/plan         Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                  TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference           paragraph no.
Pool Lane                            G Sports Ground and Golden Yolk and Middle Farms,           assessment of potential allocations (see Technical
                                     Cold Pool Lane, Badgeworth be included in the               Paper 1). Site is located adjacent to the Cheltenham
                                     assessment of potential allocations for residential         Principal Urban Area and is sustainable. Although
                                     development in the Plan period, and any necessary           the site was Green Belt, it is separated from adjacent
                                     modifications to the Plan be brought forward accordingly.   countryside by the South West Cheltenham
                                                                                                 Distributor Road which would form a new, firm
                                                                                                 defensible boundary to the edge of the Green Belt.
                                                                                                 The use of Green Belt is justified in terms of the need
                                                                                                 to identify sites which both meet sustainability criteria
                                                                                                 and provide an appropriate degree of urban focus.
LPOLNP              3.11.4           No modification be made to the Plan in response to this     Accept recommendation.
Badgeworth: land                     objection.
adjacent to the
crossroads
LPOLNP              2.12.5           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these    Accept recommendation.
Bentham: omission                    objections.
sites
LPOLNP              3.13.9           In accordance with my recommendations under                 Recommendation is not accepted. The site was
Bishops Cleeve:                      HSGGEN, the omission site at Homelands Farm be              assessed as part of the comparative assessment of
Homelands Farm                       included in the assessment of potential allocations         potential alternative locations. While it is relatively
                                     for residential development in the Plan period, and         well located in relation to local facilities, it is remote
                                     any necessary modifications to the Plan be brought          from the centre of Cheltenham. The Inspector
                                     forward accordingly.                                        advised the Council to consider the implications for
                                                                                                 Bishops Cleeve of RPG10s reference in paragraph
                                                                                                 3.11 to development related to the Principal Urban
                                                                                                 Areas leaping the Green Belt to nearby commuter
                                                                                                 towns. This issue has acquired added weight
                                                                                                 following publication of the EIP Panel’s Report on the
                                                                                                 Gloucestershire Structure Plan Third Review. The
                                                                                                 Panel concluded that there was a need to move
                                                                                                 away from past patterns of development, and that
                                                                                                 Bishops Cleeve should be excluded from the PUA
                                                                                                 (recommendation 6.8). In their view, the only




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Policy/plan          Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                 TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference            paragraph no.
                                                                                                 potential for further strategic growth at Bishops
                                                                                                 Cleeve would be if a decision was taken to review
                                                                                                 the Green Belt to the south, thus opening the way for
                                                                                                 development between the PUA and Bishops Cleeve.
                                                                                                 Given a strategy of focussing development in
                                                                                                 sustainable locations well related to the Principal
                                                                                                 Urban Areas and thereby creating a sustainable
                                                                                                 framework which would set the context for future
                                                                                                 development, strategic scale sites adjacent to the
                                                                                                 northern edge of Bishops Cleeve do not score as
                                                                                                 well as other potential locations. It is therefore
                                                                                                 concluded that major development allocations are
                                                                                                 not appropriate to the settlement of Bishops Cleeve,
                                                                                                 where housing growth should be limited to smaller
                                                                                                 scale sites designed to meet local needs. The
                                                                                                 allocation of the Homelands Farm site would
                                                                                                 therefore constitute unsustainable leapfrogging of the
                                                                                                 Green Belt.
LPOLNP               3.14.12          No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Bishops Cleeve:                       objections.
NW Bishops
Cleeve extension
LPOLNP               3.15.4           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Bishops Cleeve:                       objections.
other omission
sites
LPOLNP               3.16.6           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Boddington:                           objections.
omission sites
LPOLNP               3.17.8           In accordance with my recommendations under                Recommendation is not accepted. The site was
Brockworth: Green                     HSGGEN, the omission site at Green                         assessed as part of the comparative assessment of
Street/Kennel Lane                    Street/Kennel Lane, Brockworth be included in the          potential alternative locations, and whilst sustainable
                                      assessment of potential allocations for residential        when assessed against the identified criteria, it




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Policy/plan         Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                 TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference           paragraph no.
                                     development in the Plan period, and any necessary          scores less well than alternative locations such as
                                     modifications to the Plan be brought forward               Farm Lane/Leckhampton Lane and
                                     accordingly.                                               Longford/Innsworth which are closer to the centres of
                                                                                                Cheltenham and Gloucester respectively.
LPOLNP              3.18.5           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Brockworth: other                    objections.
omission sites
LPOLNP              3.19.9           In accordance with my recommendations under                Accept recommendation. The site was assessed as
Brockworth: south                    HSGGEN, GBTGEN and GBT1, the omission site                 part of the comparative sustainability assessment of
of Mill Lane                         to the south of Mill Lane, Brockworth be included in       potential alternative sites (see Technical Paper 1). It
                                     the assessment of potential allocations for                is a sustainable site, close to Brockworth School and
                                     residential development in the Plan period, and any        although currently Green Belt, its allocation would not
                                     necessary modifications to the Plan be brought             compromise Green Belt objectives.
                                     forward accordingly.
LPOLNP              3.20.6           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Churchdown:                          objections.
Brickhampton
Court Farm
LPOLNP              3.21.5           No modification be made to the Plan in response to this    Accept recommendation.
Churchdown:                          objection.
Buttermilk Lane
LPOLNP              3.22.6           No modification be made to the Plan in response to this    Accept recommendation.
Churchdown:                          objection.
Cheltenham Road
East
LPOLNP              3.23.5           No modification be made to the Plan in response to this    Accept recommendation.
Churchdown:                          objection.
Cheltenham Road,
Staverton
LPOLNP              3.24.4           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Churchdown: other                    objections.
omission sites
LPOLNP              3.25.6           No modification be made to the Plan in response to this    Accept recommendation.




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Policy/plan           Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                 TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference             paragraph no.
Churchdown:                            objection.
Parton Grange,
Parton Road
LPOLNP                3.26.5           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Churchdown: The                        objections.
Orchard,
Sandycroft Road
LPOLNP                3.27.4           No modification be made to the Plan in response to this    Accept recommendation.
Down Hatherley:                        objection.
Brook Lane
LPOLNP                3.28.8           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Gotherington:                          objections.
omission sites
LPOLNP                3.29.4           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Greet: omission                        objections.
sites
LPOLNP                3.30.6           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Gretton: omission                      objections.
sites
LPOLNP                3.31.4           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Elmstone                               objections.
Hardwicke:
omission sites
LPOLNP                3.32.3           No modification be made to the Plan in response to this    Accept recommendation.
Hawling: omission                      objection.
site
LPOLNP                3.33.3           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Highnam: omission                      objections.
sites
LPOLNP                3.34.8           (i)   In accordance with my recommendations under          (i) Accept recommendation. The site was assessed
Hucclecote: land at                          HSGGEN, GBTGEN and GBT1, the omission site at        as part of the comparative sustainability assessment
Hucclecote Road                              Hucclecote Road to the north of the area proposed    of potential alternative sites (see Technical Paper 1).
                                             for housing development under Policy HU1 be          It is a sustainable site, well related to existing and




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Policy/plan         Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                      TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference           paragraph no.
                                            included in the assessment of potential allocations      proposed local facilities and public transport routes
                                            for residential development in the Plan period,          and will form an appropriate extension to the existing
                                            provided that any demonstrable need for public           allocation (see Policy HU1).
                                            open space in the area can be met by an element of
                                            provision within the site or on a suitable alternative
                                            site, and any necessary modifications to the Plan be
                                            brought forward accordingly.

                                     (ii)  In making any alteration to the boundaries of the         (ii) Accept recommendation. As the site is proposed
                                           Green Belt as part of the modifications to the Plan,      to be allocated for residential development and
                                           the need to safeguard land, including this site,          removed from the Green Belt, the need for this site to
                                           which may be required to meet longer-term                 be identified as safeguarded land does not arise.
                                           development needs be taken into account.
LPOLNP              3.35.4           No modification be made to the Plan in response to this         Accept recommendation.
Longford: rear of                    objection.
107 Tewkesbury
Road
LPOLNP              3.36.12          (i)    In accordance with my recommendations                    (i) Accept recommendation. The site was assessed
Longford &                                  under HSGGEN, GBTGEN and GBT1, the                       as part of the comparative sustainability assessment
Innsworth                                   omission site at Longford and Innsworth                  of potential alternative sites (see Technical Paper 1).
                                            between Longford Lane and the Horsbere                   Although currently Green Belt, it is a sustainable site,
                                            Brook be included in the assessment of                   close to Gloucester city centre.
                                            potential allocations for residential
                                            development in the Plan period and
                                            modifications to the Plan be brought forward
                                            accordingly.

                                     (ii)   In making any alteration to the boundaries of
                                                                                                     (ii) Recommendation not accepted. Further
                                            the Green Belt as part of the modifications to
                                                                                                     development potential beyond the plan will be
                                            the Plan, the need to safeguard land,
                                                                                                     subject to Green Belt and urban extension studies
                                            including the larger omission site between
                                                                                                     being conducted in the context of the City Region
                                            Longford and Innsworth, which may be
                                                                                                     work to inform the Regional Spatial Strategy, and
                                            required to meet longer-term development




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Policy/plan         Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                 TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference           paragraph no.
                                          needs be taken into account.                          involving other local authorities. Safeguarding of
                                                                                                land north of Innsworth (Phases II and III) could pre-
                                                                                                judge the outcome of this work and would be
                                                                                                premature in the absence of a robust and
                                                                                                comprehensive assessment of the alternatives.
LPOLNP              3.37.7           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Maisemore; Bell                      objections.
House Farm
LPOLNP              3.38.6           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Minsterworth:                        objections.
omission sites
LPOLNP              3.39.8           No modification be made to the Plan in response to this    Accept recommendation.
Norton: adjoining                    objection.
Mandalay Drive
LPOLNP              3.40.3           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Norton; Lock’s                       objections.
Paddock
LPOLNP              3.41.7           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Norton: other                        objections.
omission sites
LPOLNP              3.42.11          No modification be made to the Plan in response to this    Accept recommendation.
Norton: Ronsons                      objection.
Reclamation
LPOLNP              3.43.5           No modification be made to the Plan in response to this    Accept recommendation.
Norton: west of                      objection.
Mandalay Drive
LPOLNP              3.44.3           No modification be made to the Plan in response to this    Accept recommendation.
Sandhurst: Little                    objection.
Walsworth Hall
LPOLNP              3.45.6           No modification be made to the Plan in response to this    Accept recommendation.
Shurdington:                         objection.
Badgeworth Lane
LPOLNP              3.46.5           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.




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Policy/plan           Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                 TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference             paragraph no.
Shurdington: Brizen                    objections.
Farm & Orchard
End
LPOLNP                3.47.6           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Shurdington:                           objections.
Leckhampton View,
Leckhampton
LPOLNP                3.48.5           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Shurdington: other                     objections.
omission sites
LPOLNP                3.49.5           No modification be made to the Plan in response to this    Accept recommendation.
Southam; north of                      objection.
Mill Lane
LPOLNP                3.50.6           No modification be made to the Plan in response to this    Accept recommendation.
Stanway:                               objection.
Toddington
Newtown
LPOLNP                3.51.7           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Staverton: omission                    objections.
sites
LPOLNP                3.52.6           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Stoke Orchard:                         objections.
omission sites
LPOLNP                3.53.5           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Teddington: other                      objections.
omission sites
LPOLNP                3.54.5           No modification be made to the Plan in response to this    Accept recommendation.
Teddington: Vine                       objection.
Tree Farm
LPOLNP                3.55.5           No modification be made to the Plan in response to this    Accept recommendation.
Tewkesbury:                            objection.
Bredon Road
extension




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Policy/plan            Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                 TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference              paragraph no.
LPOLNP                 3.56.3           No modification be made to the Plan in response to this    Accept recommendation.
Tewkesbury town                         objection.
centre
LPOLNP                 3.57.8           (i)   The RDB of Tirley be extended to include all the     (i) Recommendation not accepted. The land
Tirley: land next to                          existing properties at Josend Crescent.              excluded from the residential development boundary
Josend Crescent                                                                                    is a rural exceptions scheme. Its inclusion within the
                                                                                                   RDB could undermine the long term retention of
                                                                                                   affordable housing.
LPOLNP                 3.58.10          No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Toddington                              objections.
LPOLNP                 3.59.3           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Travelling                              objections.
showpeople
LPOLNP                 3.60.4           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Tredington:                             objections.
omission sites
LPOLNP                 3.61.7           No modification be made to the Plan in response to this    Accept recommendation.
Twigworth                               objection.
LPOLNP                 3.62.4           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Twyning: omission                       objections.
sites
LPOLNP                 3.63.5           In accordance with my recommendations under                Accept recommendation. The site was assessed as
Uckington:                              HSGGEN, the omission site at Barbridge                     part of the comparative sustainability assessment of
Barbridge                               Nurseries, Tewkesbury Road, Uckington be                   potential alternative sites (see Technical Paper 1). It
Nurseries,                              included in the assessment of potential allocations        is a sustainable site, close to significant out-of-town
Tewkesbury Road                         for residential development in the Plan period, and        retail and employment facilities, and adjacent to a
                                        any necessary modifications to the Plan be brought         good public transport corridor providing convenient
                                        forward accordingly.                                       and regular access to Cheltenham town centre.
LPOLNP                 3.64.6           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Uckington:                              objections.
omission sites
LPOLNP                 3.65.4           No modification be made to the Plan in response to this    Accept recommendation.
Up Hatherley:                           objection.




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Policy/plan            Recommendation   Inspector’s recommendation                                 TBC’s consideration of recommendation
reference              paragraph no.
omission site
LPOLNP                 3.66.7           No modification be made to the Plan in response to this    Accept recommendation.
Walton Cardiff:                         objection.
Chapel Farm/
Wheatpieces III
LPOLNP                 3.67.6           No modification be made to the Plan in response to this    Accept recommendation.
Walton Cardiff; land                    objection.
to the east
LPOLNP                 3.68.9           No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Winchcombe: north                       objections.
& west of Orchard
Road
LPOLNP                 3.69.13          No modification be made to the Plan in response to these   Accept recommendation.
Winchcombe: other                       objections.
omission sites
LPOLNP                 3.70.4           No modification be made to the Plan in response to this    Accept recommendation.
Winchcombe: west                        objection.
of Gretton Road
LPOLNP                 3.71.5           No modification be made to the Plan in response to this    Accept recommendation.
Woodmancote:                            objection.
Two Hedges Road
LPOLNP                 3.72.7           No modification be made to the Plan in response to this    Accept recommendation.
Woodmancote:                            objection.
Woodmancote
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